Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Art Under the Rotunda
My last post talked about something I wanted to investigate at the Texas State Capitol. Well, it was a fruitless endeavor. It had to do with the legislatures back in the Reconstruction Era. On the ground floor, there are posters that show all the members of each legislature in Texas' history. Most of them are there, but there are a few missing and I was researching to see who was in some of them. However, the ones I was searching for are not on the wall. Maybe someday I will find them, but for now I will call my search off. If I ever decide to try again to find what I'm looking for, I will certainly post it here and let you know the outcome. Also, I only had a limited time to search, so I didn't have time to shoot anything new there.
So, in that vein, here's another shot from my outing with Van Sutherland taken the same day as my previous post. This is another shot that has a soft spot in it that does not seem to be as bad as I once thought. This is the area underneath the rotunda on the ground floor. This is a place where the State puts on various art exhibits and other things. It's kind of a cool thing and it;s an area less traveled by tourists in the Capitol. Most tourists don't know about it so it's not hard to get some nice shots on the ground floor.
Standard processing worked for this one. One other thing I used was the White Neutralizer filter in Nik Color Efex. That really does a nice job of getting the white balance almost perfect. Other info includes:
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens
Focal Length: 12mm
Mode: Aperture Priority
Tripod: Induro AB0
Nikon MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord