A wide angle view of the ornate halls of the Pennsylvania State Capitol leading to the Senate, trimmed in gold and lit by crystal chandeliers. With this new lens, I was able to capture part of the dome as well as the hallway.
The capitol building was built in 1906 at a cost of $13 million! The Capitol features paintings, stained glass and furnishings by some of the best artisans of the day. The building incorporates various Renaissance designs – Italian in the House Chamber, French in the Senate Chamber, and English in the Governor’s Reception Room. It also reflects Greek, Roman and Victorian influences in its art and ornamentation. Its five-story exterior is faced with handsome Vermont granite, and the roof is composed of green glazed terra cotta tile.
The Capitol’s centerpiece is a spectacular 272-foot, 52 million-pound dome inspired by Michelangelo’s design for St. Peter’s Basilica in
Taken 2/24/11 – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
HDR/Tonemapping in Photomatix Pro
3 exposures: -2, 0, +2, Painterly Effect
Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens