Saturday, November 14, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday - Lobby Luminosity


We often notice the shadows from above to below. However, my ride height being what it is, I tend to see more of them from the other direction.

So, for Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday, I aim a bit higher in this shadowy world. So I go back to the CT Legislative Office Building in Hartford. The tan marble encased lobby is elegant if a bit formal in appearance.










The sun filtering in from the huge skylights gives a lighter contrast to the stone details.

So this seat of state government still has the look of formality and propriety about it. but infused with softness now.


The brilliance of light makes shadows of character that make the immense lobby more manageable and airier. From top to bottom - or the other way around....







31 comments:

Quilt Works said...

Very neat shot! Like an abstract painting! You have a great eye!


Shadows in Boston Downtown!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shots, Ralph! Love your composition and the first shot is really stunning!

Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

bobbie said...

What wonderful shots, Ralph! Really beautiful.

Pacey said...

They are pretty high shadows and I like that sky shown up above too...

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

You man, are an amazing photograph. I love all your shots. Been browsing your site.

Have a fabulous SS and God bless...

Martha Z said...

Nice when the architect brings natural light inside. Especially when the weather outside is inclement.

maryt/theteach said...

Excellent SSS, Ralph! Mine's up now too! :)

Hot Fudge said...

I love the architectural features of this building, and the perspective and angles you have shot are just wonderful.

Paula Scott said...

Beautiful...the second image has some nice soft qualities to it. I also love the ceiling of that building. Similar in concept to Gothic Cathedral church design where the ceiling reaches up into infinity.

foto CHIP said...

I also love testing angles - love the first shot - the perspective.
Have a nice Sunday :)

MyMaracas said...

I love the way the first one leads your eye from the dark shadows at that bottom up to the clear blue sky. Interesting play of shadows in that second one, too.

Thanks so much for always stopping by at mine, Ralph, and for your thoughtful comments. It is much appreciated.

Carin said...

That looks like an interesting building! You managed to capture nice shadows.

Thanks for visiting my post. Enjoy your Sunday!

Paula said...

You so seem to get around and I agree, for a government building it's very friendly.

Paz said...

Very cool shots!

Paz

Carletta said...

'Infused with softness' is a very elegant way to put it. Nicely said.

Hey Harriet said...

Lovely! Not only are your photos always interesting but so are your descriptions! You have such a magical way with words! Always a pleasure visiting here!

Beverley Baird said...

What great shots and shadows. Buildings certainly offer unique shadows!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

I prefer the second shot myself for its perspective portrayal of the shadows.

Joops said...

I love the second shot!

Please check out shadows in Chinhae

Crafty Green Poet said...

very impressive building and shadows

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

I like the first one - with a view of the sky as well.
Plenty of shadow here, too. Thanks for visiting!

Diane AZ said...

Interesting to see the shadows as well as the source of light. Those skylights look fascinating with the reflections in them.

sarayutouched said...

your words paint a decription in and of itself. very lovely, soft shadows.

Sweet Repose said...

WOW, what a stunning building and the sculpture, with it's brilliant, golden, presence is quite awe inspiring...nice angle too.

Happily Retired Gal said...

I love the perspective of these photos and the lovely shadows too!
Hugs and blessings,

thorgun said...

Good shots, the lines, the lamps and the shadows. Have often wondered, what would it be like, to live in a building like this?

Jane ... said...

Ralph, you captured great shadow shots any way you look at those! Love the architectural details and your perspective!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love the detail on the building...compliments the shadows wonderfully!

Maria Berg said...

I like the fist one because the shadow goes from very pale to darker and darker so long you eyes going down on the photo.

Yes it was a " rode under a ceiling light " to made the shadow for her,
MB

Bond said...

Your eye takes on a whole new perspective to what this building has to offer.

Nicely done Ralph.

Carly said...

great pictures! I love the light in the lobby!