Saturday, May 31, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday - Stately, sunny and shadowy


Shadow Shot Sunday 2 is back, and I revert to a favorite of mine, the  grandeur that is the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford. Taken a week ago, the photo captures were easy to get in an empty car park/lot as the legislative session was complete for the year. Opened for the legislative session in 1879, the marble exterior and gothic revival architectural details, such as the arches and ornaments leave room for many a shadow. I had viewed the Capitol in Winter, but not yet in Spring. With the sun so strong (and with thunderstorms a mere three hours later), shadow hunting this day was very easy...

7 comments:

colleen said...

I can practically feel the warmth of the stone. So majestic!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

That building looks like it could be in Europe! So stately...earning it's place as the Capital building.

Kathe W. said...

what a gorgeous capitol! Thanks! and have a great day!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such artistic detail on this grand building. Love the wonderful light highlighting its art.

BLOGitse said...

Like in Paris!
I might be the one and only who is not so crazy about Paris. Yes, full of beautiful buildings, art, history...but people are the same, moving around the city is the same as in any big city. It was nice to visit but...I like more Madrid for example.
Happy Sunday!
BLOGitse

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Even the shadows are grand, Ralph!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Oh what a beautiful post Ralph, look at all the details!