When you climb the steps to the public area in the dome of the Colorado State Capitol you start to get the sense of the detail of the dome itself. There are actually two domes within the building itself. The interior dome as seen here allows plenty of natural light to come into the building through the open areas as the dome climbs above the building. The center section of the dome can actually move to allow materials to be hoisted above this section, however getting access to that area is not all too common.
The Colorado State Capitol dome stands against a deep blue sky and with changing trees in the foreground. Situated on a hill there is the extra hint of power of the building as you look up climbing the steps to the building.
On the first day of the Thirty Days project in 2010, I walked around the neighborhood looking for changes in the season when I encountered a building with a blank palette. In the afternoon light the small trees along the street were casting a shadow on the building which I found interesting since the trees had already lost their leaves bringing the two similar empty items together.
Prints: Shadow of a Tree
In November of 2008 I headed to a park I have passed many times while traveling on Speer Blvd but never realized what it consisted of as I sped on past the park. Alamo Placita Park is one of those parks which people have seen, but never have stopped more so as it is a small neighborhood park. Even the City and County of Denver website has limited information about the park itself. Walking around the park the image I wanted to walk away with was easily the tie in to Speer and the limited knowledge of the park. As it was near sunset I first thought about the lights of cars passing by the park, but seeing this set of stairs leading into the park this was a good place to start with the traffic taking the background. At first I was going to leave this as a color image, but once the sun set the color of the stone was changed with the various color temperatures of the nearby lights so I converted it to a black and white image which I feel helps tell the story of the lesser known park as well.
Prints: Alamo Placita Park
After I took this photo of the Grant Humphreys Mansion located near Governors Park is haunted. When taking the image I was thinking color all the way with the nice blue of the sky, green of the grass as well as some leaves in the tree; however with the nice contrast a change to black and white worked even better for this result.
Prints: Humphreys Mansion
How many times have you walked past the Colorado State Capitol and have entered the building? From the first floor of the building looking up is quite the perspective to check out. With the curves which repeat as the inside of the dome makes it presence many floors above.
The Colorado State Capitol gives an open approach from Civic Center Park as well as Lincoln Park. Using a low perspective the patterned stones adds to the layout of the area around the capitol. While it looks like it is a direct line to the capitol, it is best advised to not cross here but at the corner. These approach also give a nice perspective of the building itself.
The start of each year is always marked by the legislative session at the Colorado State Capitol. Earlier this month while walking near the capitol I decided to head inside to see of the activity. While most everything was taking place in committees and not on the House or Senate floor it was still nice to take a peek inside. As I walked around the building I looked for some photographs and captured this image in the southern section of the building leading into the senate chambers.
Prints: Inside Colorado State Capitol
One of my favorite perspectives of the Colorado State Capitol is from Civic Center Park. It is possible to frame the building through the columns within the park which to me blends in the common architecture style of both of the buildings. The look from this location can differ depending on the time of year as well as the weather so it is always a view I check when walking through the park.
The Colorado State Capitol dome stands against a deep blue sky. The gold leaf which is on the dome adds to the scene as the sunlights makes is shine on this fall afternoon.