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Under the Capital Dome

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 7 September 2018 in Architecture.

It is impossible to resist the temptation to look up and admire the inside of the capital dome, once one is inside this huge marble building. There is something very special about the state capitals in this country....Hopefully their solid construction will far out last the idiocy and insanity of our political situation these days...

NIKON D800 1/30 second F/2.8 ISO 1100 31 mm (35mm equiv.)

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
; Earth Wind and Fire

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Those warm colors are a comfort if nothing else !

7 Sep 2018 5:31am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you, Ronnie.....I think comfort is a precious and disappearing commodity...

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


7 Sep 2018 10:28am

@Existence Artistique: Thank you so much ;-)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Certainly beautiful and evoking memories of a time when your younger America wanted to reach the loftiest of ideals. Buildings, people... all are held within the grip of mortality, time passing, and thus we won't always suffer today's pains, though it should also reinforce the notion of appreciating our daily gift of being alive which should further reinforce the need for civility and open mindedness.

7 Sep 2018 1:05pm

@Rick: So well, said and written, Rick!! These are insane times.... and I struggle when people ask me why is tis monster still here.....because I ask the same question myself....I know there are those who are working drastically to end this situation, but this is a depressing time...

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

We can hope.

7 Sep 2018 6:08pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you, seems all we have left is hope....and THAT is fragile...

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Fantastic architectural detail Dennis.

8 Sep 2018 1:18pm

@Darkelf Photography: Thank you, Maciek! Cheers ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is beautiful Denny! Gorgeous color and a wonderful point of view!

8 Sep 2018 9:12pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you, Elaine! So nice to hear from you. Wishing you all the best! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very nice shot.

8 Sep 2018 10:20pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you, Barbara ;-)

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Very nicely composed. I agree about the beauty of state capitols--they are fabulous.

25 Sep 2018 10:07am

1/30 second
ISO 1100
31 mm (35mm equiv.)