Thursday, December 16, 2010

Texas Capitol Tree and Menorah

Texas Capitol Tree and Menorah

This is a shot of the south side of the Texas Capitol from about one block away on Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas. As you can see, it's decorated with a Christmas tree as well as a menorah to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Of course the tree and menorah are on the sidewalk outside the grounds for some reason. I'm not sure if it's because of the politically correct climate we now find ourselves in these days or if it's just because of some other reason. At least, however, they are there and that's a good thing.

I think the thing I like most about this shot is the two cops on bicycles waiting for the light to change. I didn't even realize they were there when I took this shot. Plus, like good bicyclists, they are observing the rules of the road! That is another thing that is not often seen by your humble blogger here. I'm pro-bicyclist but when they don't observe the rules of the road, yet expect automobilists (a new word I just made up) to do so, it drives me crazy! OK, maybe that's not in the spirit of the season, but it feels good to get that off my chest!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for visiting!

This shot was processed as usual

Other settings include:

Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
ISO: 200
Aperture: f11
Exposure Bias: 0.00
Shutter: 2.5
Focal Length: 32mm
Mode: Aperture Priority
Bracketing: 4 exposures with EVs ranging from -2 to +1 at 1 stop intervals
White Balance: Auto
Tripod: Induro AB0
Nikon MC-30 Remote Release Cord

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