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Archive for February 28th, 2010

Back to Familiar Territory

by on Feb.28, 2010, under Photography

I had some time free between two morning commitments downtown so, as I usually do, I headed over towards the Texas State Capitol with the camera.

I’ve visited the Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial a couple of times before but failed to get any really good pictures of it. It’s tucked away in the shadow of a large building at the back of the complex and, as far as I can see, never gets any direct light. Knowing this and also realising that the morning sun would light the dome nicely for reflections on the monument, I went back today and was treated to a wonderful show. From particular positions, due to the way the memorial curves and the angles of the marble facets, I could capture 3 or 4 reflections of the dome in a single frame. I’ve not processed all the pictures yet but this one popped out in my initial edit and shows the effect pretty well,

During this walk, I also took several more angles of the huge Lone Star outside the Texas State History Museum and some abstracts at the Blanton Museum of Art. Expect to see these popping up over the next few weeks too.

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