Monday, February 23, 2015

Mural and Marble

This is one of the shots from the inside of the Utah capitol building that I had mentioned previously.  As you can see there is a ton of marble in there that make up these great stairways and columns.  It is quite extraordinary.  Plus, they have these painted murals in there that add a nice touch.  From Wikipedia, the mural is one of two and this one "above the entrance to the Supreme Court is known as the Madonna of the Wagon." It as well as the other "are meant as a tribute to the early pioneers, and were the first commissioned works of art in the capitol, being signed by Girard Hale and Gilbert White."

Travel photography tip:  I got this from Scott Kelby, but when I shot this photo, there were many kids from various schools milling about.  I guess it was "Field Trip Day" or something in the capitol.  So, in order to get a shot without them in the shot, I framed the photo so as to capture the scene without them by raising the viewfinder of the camera just above their heads.  Sometimes this works and other times not, but where I was in relation to the stairs and the mural, this turned out rather well.  I wasn't still able to capture as much of the stairs as I liked, but I was able to get some of it as well as the columns and the mural which still gives the viewer a sense of how the place is laid out.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 34mm
Aperture - f3.6
Exposure - 1/80
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 320
Exposure bias - +0.33 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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