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Archive for April 16th, 2009

Speaker’s Seat, Texas House

by on Apr.16, 2009, under Photography

I had an hour or so free last night before a meeting in downtown Austin so spent it at my default photo location, the State Capitol. I had hoped to retake a picture I made there a couple of years ago which suffered from lots of ghosts due to people moving around in the frame during long exposures. The image was taken on a Saturday morning from the gallery of the House of Representatives but, as I discovered later, the gallery is locked at weekends unless a special event is going on. By showing up on a Wednesday evening, however, I could get back into the gallery without a crowd down below and I managed to retake the shot (which I will likely post in the coming week).

This image was taken using my Tamron 90mm lens and shows the dais at the front of the House of Representatives. I’m very impressed by the sharpness of this lens – click the image and navigate to “All Sizes” on Flickr to see what I mean.

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