Time to head over to Newtown Area Photo for Weekend Reflections. This event is graciously hosted by James every week, and has links to some really outstanding photography.
This past weekend, cabin fever set in and we trekked into Austin for a little night shooting. It was COLD! But I took one for the team and came back with a couple of interesting shots.
This first is your standard Capitol at night shot, back view of the Texas State Capitol. There were few interesting reflections to be found, mainly due to the fact that this place is lit up like a football field on a Friday night in a Texas town! But notice that black "hump" in the foreground. It looks like a standard boxwood hedge, until you stand on the brick surround and look down...
If you do, you will be rewarded with this. This is looking down into a glass ceiling. The Capitol has numerous corridors and offices below street level, and they use alot of glass to let in light. Finally, a reflection! The focus is not great, had to shoot this handheld because I could not get the tripod over the little fence without putting it on the glass. I don't think the Texas State Troopers patrolling the grounds would have accepted the excuse that I was just trying to get a good shot for James!
If you ever get to Austin, make sure to tour our beautiful Capitol. The building and the grounds are magnificent - no brag, just fact!
Thanks James for hosting this fun event.