I was commissioned by a client to capture both color and black and white architectural images of Arizona’s Old Capital Building, during both day and night. This building now houses a museum and some other non-legislative offices, but once housed the Governor and Legislature. These and other images from this commission are available for purchase as stock on my website.
Shooting around a busy complex like the Arizona Capital presented quite a few challenges, including 1) not having a lift to gain the best perspective, 2) eliminating distracting elements (i.e. lobbyists, staff, and elected officials walking around), 3) cropping shots to avoid having the much less attractive Senate and House buildings in the frame, 4) finding a somewhat cloudy day on which to shoot (a rarity in Arizona), and 5) discovering that the beautiful copper dome is never lit at night (budget cuts?). Fortunately, the grounds are maintained well, so unlike most Arizona lawns, I actually had green grass to work with!
Arizona turns 100 years old on Valentine’s Day, 2012! Pay her a visit to say Happy Birthday. She’s beautiful…and not as crazy as she sometimes seems in the headlines. 😉