Outside Looking In Looking Out by Bob Wall

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The glass, steel and aluminum rotunda at City Hall (aka R2D2) in San Jose, California. I love shooting here, and someday I will even get here when the rotunda is open. This was shot from the outside, looking in then back out of the domed top at a beautiful blue, sunny sky.

If you look close, you can even see the City Hall tower reflected in the glass, though a bit distorted.


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I’ll shoot anything that catches my eye, but I love it when somebody says “I never looked at it that way before” or even just a little “ooooh”. If I can make you stop and say “hmm”, that’s the best. I normally use minimal processing; a little bump in color and/or contrast, maybe a little cropping. But sometimes I just can’t resist the urge to play with an image.

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  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 3 years ago

    Interesting … thanks for the explanation … I am no longer puzzled by the title !

  • Jack McCabe
    Jack McCabealmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations We love your work at Reflections in Building Windows!

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  • Cool beans. Thanks Jack.

    – Bob Wall

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicalmost 3 years ago

    wow Bob..this is fantastic!! loooove this, and i enjoyed trying to figure it out, without reading,,, keeps the mind in shape! ;D

  • Thanks Linda. I love it when I can make people think..

    – Bob Wall

  • Bruce Miller
    Bruce Milleralmost 3 years ago

    Lovely work. Very visually busy and interesting

  • Thanks Bruce. This is a very interesting building from all angles. One day I’ll get there when the rotunda is open and shoot from the inside.

    – Bob Wall

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