Jim Hagan, EPSA  



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About a month ago we visited the Smoky Mountain National Park. En route we stopped in Frankfort (the capital of Kentucky) to visit the Capitol Building and were greatly impressed with that magnificent edifice.

The day was overcast which was great for indoor photography as there were no burned out highlights. But the overcast lighting did require the use of a tripod. The hallway was photographed with a 35 mm lens at 1/40 second at f7.1 and ISO at 640.

9 comments posted

Mitch Ross   Mitch Ross
Nice image Jim - I love buildings like this, and am drawn to all of the contained symmetries. Can't see your "as shot as," so I'm not entirely sure what was done already to this. Few minor tweaks I'd consider, as attached on the updated pic (albeit working on a low res jpg here)... Would level the picture horizontally - I used the railing 1/3 up as my guide. Woudl darken the closer set of stained glass a little and brighten the second set a bit, and tried to darken that little bright spot at the right side of the farthest arch. Also cropped in a little bit on the right to match the symmetry wtih the left side. Was the tripod sitting in the dead center, or was the initial pic a little off center then cropped? I really like this one, nice capture!   Posted: 06/01/2022 09:33:56
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Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Jim, What a great pic! I had the same thoughts as Mitch, almost word for word. And I really like how its warmed up a bit and lighter in Mitch's version. I use NIK's Perspective, which does a great job getting rid of distortion on wide angle lenses. Great potential here!   Posted: 06/04/2022 20:32:14

Terry Walters   Terry Walters
Great image Jim, and Mitch has made some sterling observations so nothing much else to say. There is a lamp on the right hand side of the final arch that isn't replicated on the left, but that's really nit-picking.

Was that a mirror in the centre or does it go all the way to another staircase?

  Posted: 06/08/2022 11:03:20
Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
No there was no mirror. The hallway has almost identical stairways - one leading to the KY House and the other leading to the KY Senate.   Posted: 06/21/2022 19:04:25

Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
This is some really impressive architecture and you've done a great job presenting it from this vantage point.

I find myself drawn to little details, like the way the windows are lit up on the left, mirrored, but dark on the right. I like Mitch's idea to brighten up that 2nd stained glass top window.

To me this is one of those images that makes an excellent backdrop but would be even better if you had one more point of interest like a person standing on the stairs to give some scale and add a little narrative into the photo.   Posted: 06/10/2022 07:52:48

Sunil Mehta   Sunil Mehta
Very good architecture photo, liked the way all verticals are, if you can post original file then, we can appreciate more all the work you did in post processing.   Posted: 06/19/2022 21:12:51
Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
I am attaching my original file - raw converted to JPEG. I shot the image using a tripod but must not have the camera properly leveled as the columns on the left appear straight but those on the right are sloping in.   Posted: 06/21/2022 19:19:20
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Sunil Mehta   Sunil Mehta
really appreciate the work done to arrive at the posted result.
  Posted: 06/25/2022 22:58:47

Helen Warnod   Helen Warnod
Wow, you have certainly improved this shot, looking at the original. Very well done Jim!
I do not have any ideas for improvement.   Posted: 06/23/2022 02:11:33


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