It happened again. Another picture planned to post was sidelined because of one that I saw yesterday in the gallery that caught my eye. So with that in mind, I take you back to my hometown of Salt Lake. :)
I obviously didn’t have the same type of light conditions, nor the same vantage point, but hopefully this will still portray a good idea of the architecture here at the City & County building. From the time this was completed, it was one of my favorites because it reminded me so much of something European in design…a bit “castle-like.”
Located right downtown, it comprises an entire city block…not the building itself of course, but the grounds included. The architectural style of the building, Richardson Romanesque, emphasizes heaviness, with stone construction, deep window reveals, cavernous door openings, and bands of windows. As one of the most representative examples of that particular style in Utah, the Salt Lake City and County Building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
This was the focal point for the declaration and festivities that followed the announcement that Salt Lake City had been awarded the 2002 Winter Olympics, and was also a popular place during the Olympics for many other activities.
Thanks for taking stopping by.
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siudzi (27757) 2013-10-11 4:14
Impressive architecture perfectly captured and presented in this vertical frame. Even some parts of the building are hidden by the trees it's still well visible and the result is really interesting. Well done!
timecapturer (37068) 2013-10-11 4:36
an impressive looking building this and captured beautifully. The light and your management of it so effective at giving both depth and a sense of majesty to this exquisite piece of architecture. Glorious!
Have a great weekend - Brian.
Glad you liked today's posting, it was an image languishing in my archive that I had not really played with, so thanks for prompting a re-visit. I do have another that I took from the same place as your shot, so may well post that one later. Your GC images have made me re-visit my shots in Arizona from 2011 so you may well be seeing a few more. So thanks again. B.
Noel_Byrne (13356) 2013-10-11 4:47
It is a castle? Is it a civic building? Is it a bird or a plane? Class architecture, very epic. One of the thigns I love so much about this design of building in the US is that the inspiration for the design may come from Europe, but the end result is so much larger and more impressive than the buildings that I would see in my day to day, and as we have agreed before, bigger is better :)
You chose a perfect vantage point to show this fine place off, and you did get excellent lighting conditions too. Lovely idea to frame it with the rich greenery like this, and a fine play of contrast between the well lit building and the deep shadows at the bottom.
Lovely place. I wonder does it have any ghosts?
All the best
serp2000 (33133) 2013-10-11 4:49
My mind even can't understand the time of day, I think you have got the morning time and I 'd like to wish you all the best ahead.
Another excellent view of the Church, I think this Angel on the top gives the same gospel message. But I am listening nothing today...)))
Sergiom (45441) 2013-10-11 5:46
Salt Lake City semble une très belle ville, propre et fleurie avec de beaux arbres en santé. Ici, la contre plongée donne une belle ampleur à l'immeuble et le ciel bleu est un parfait arrière plan.
SnapRJW (23656) 2013-10-11 7:31
Hello Jason - Your vertical composition with the trees framing the building gives me the idea that Salt Lake is a much cared for city with green spaces, I like that. There are some lovely sunlit areas here which just add in some super little contrasting highlights. A solidly serious piece of architecture, designed to impress.... and it does! Warm regards Rosemary
Nicou (105809) 2013-10-11 7:47
quel cadrage végétatif et iamge sueprbe captage de cette tour grandiose compo et iamge quelle architecture et ces tons pur sueprbe vue et captage.
Bravo et amitié
goodwill (4879) 2013-10-11 8:51
Its the composition in verticals which makes me stop here. 9 out of 10, including me would compose the shot in landscape mode but you have provided the vertical perspective and the statue on the top is diminishing into the blue skies.
Is this the result of polariser filter attached to your lens?
If wishes were horses.........then the flag could be fluttering. Nevertheless its presence is enough to add value to this composition.
cornejo (22530) 2013-10-11 9:57
Hi Jason, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting composition (apparently taken in London), perfectly captured in this beautiful and interesting picture, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy weekend.
All the best from southern Spain.
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-10-11 10:39
Wow, that is a massive building! I have to say that my first reaction would have been to dodge those shadows a bit, but further reflection has convinced me that, thematically, you were right to leave them dark. There is much unseen that occurs in this building, and the foto delivers that feeling very well.
npecanhuk (56368) 2013-10-11 16:25
Hi! Wonderful building! Very attractive picture, with excellent sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition! Cheers, Neyvan
fabbs99 (11126) 2013-10-11 23:42
A nice and interesting picture of this lovely structure with good sharpness, depth, beautiful light and color. Excellent POV and perspective, beautiful colors and light, good sharpness.TFS.
emka (64144) 2013-10-11 23:44
I am really surprised seeing this, beautiful cast-like building and masterfully presented. Composition, colours, sharpness, all fantastic. I must confess that I went through Salt Lake City (and Phoenix as well) without stopping there. After Nature wonders I was not interested in architecture, as Craig always says about me :).
Have a fantastic weekend
PaulVDV (17273) 2013-10-11 23:57
An attractive framing with the branches at both sides. The trees, plants and flowers in front of the building do not obstruct the view but make it more pleasant.
Indeed it does look quite European and with its towers and spires also impressive.
Nice play of light and shadow on the FG.
Best regards, Paul
marabu61 (5867) 2013-10-12 4:48
This is quite an impressing building, I wouldn't expect to find in a city like Salt Lake. It looks indeed more like a castle and the pleasant vegetation that surounds it makes this really pleasing to look at. Lovely play of sunlight and shadows too.
have a great weekend
krzychu30 (12689) 2013-10-13 0:35
you´re right-at first I also thought it was taken anywhere in France(reminds me of some of the French Castles).
But your presentation of it my friend is superb!I really enjoy here the POV you´ve chosen-vertical frame and lush greenery surrounding the building works well together.
I like also your title:)good to know I´m not the only one,who change his mind at the last moment:)
Have a nice sunday
Cricri (92185) 2013-10-13 1:19
Joliment bien cadrer par les arbres, laissant un bel aperçu sur cette belle architecture sous la lumière et le fond bleu, celle de John est très belle aussi par la lumière et le fond sombre, deux images prise a des heures différentes, et qui ce complète bien
ikeharel (44023) 2013-10-14 2:22
A fine view from a well chosen POV, the impressive City-building has a wonderful elements of architecture's.
Well managed taking this from a shaded area and over the edifice that was under daylight at time.
Have a nice week ahead,