Critique Utah State Capitol

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While in the Provo, Utah area recently, we stopped by the Utah State Capitol.

#1 For perspective, here is an exterior image I took in 2018 on a dreary, stormy afternoon
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#2 An interior shot
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#3 The dome
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#4 Entrance to the Utah Supreme Court
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#5 Statues in alcoves surrounding the rotunda
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#6 Senate Chamber
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Thanks so much, Glenn. I agree! I really like Utah and Iowa state capitols. We are still exploring the rest!
Utah ranks high on my list. Texas is certainly up there. New York is so unique. The newly renovated Kansas is quite nice. Virginia is a special one. South Dakota and Montana are quite beautiful. Most are a treat to visit.

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Really nice set, Karen. I have no idea how to handle buildings. Particularly inside.

I know nothing about how to photograph structures such as this, but I'm very impressed with your work.
Thanks, Louie and Dan!

I really consider myself a wildlife photographer, BUT.....I really like architecture also. I study Glenn's images - they are a great source of inspiration and examples of strong composition. Architecture photography is totally different from shooting nature's animals. Very slow and deliberate for me as I analyze verticals, horizontals, centering, etc. Often 5 to 7 exposure bracketed images. The 14-24 is my most used lens. And it takes me into so many very interesting places!

Thanks so much for your encouragement!
 

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These are beautiful, Karen. And since you mentioned him, they do remind me of Glenn's fantastic photos. It takes a long time to study architectural photography and develop a keen eye. You've done really well here.
 
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I came here following the featured image. When I first saw it on the front page, I thought it was by Glenn as well.
A marvellous series, Karen!
Beautiful symmetry and perspective. I think your attention while composing these really shines through.
 
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While in the Provo, Utah area recently, we stopped by the Utah State Capitol.

#1 For perspective, here is an exterior image I took in 2018 on a dreary, stormy afternoon
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#2 An interior shot
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#3 The dome
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#4 Entrance to the Utah Supreme Court
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#5 Statues in alcoves surrounding the rotunda
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#6 Senate Chamber
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Wonderful set of images and congrats for being selected on the home page. 2nd is probably my favorite. Are the blue tones in the columns and arch due to Wb or does the marble actually reflect those tones within the stone itself. Don't beieve I've ever seen marble with those type of cool tones. Sweet work and something I do very poorly. It's amazing the diversity and expertise the members of the Cafe exhibit. 1st stop every morning. Again Congrats
 

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Wonderful set of images and congrats for being selected on the home page. 2nd is probably my favorite. Are the blue tones in the columns and arch due to Wb or does the marble actually reflect those tones within the stone itself. Don't beieve I've ever seen marble with those type of cool tones. Sweet work and something I do very poorly. It's amazing the diversity and expertise the members of the Cafe exhibit. 1st stop every morning. Again Congrats
The over head skylights had light blue glass. You can see the effects of it in #3 and 4 in my gallery............ I could have neutralized it, but wanted to leave it as it is experienced.
 

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