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Rotunda
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Rotunda
Rotunda
This is another shot of the Dome of the Illinois State Capitol Building. This one was taken from the 3rd floor.

There are 4 floors that are accessible to the public, beyond that, it has to be cleared by the Secretary of State to go up any further. I have never been to the top, but I hear it is one heck of a trip up there, with rickety suspended stairs. I am a bit afraid of heights so I will probably never make it to the top, although it sure would make for a great photo opportunity. :)

Thanks for looking.
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Karolina Grudniewska
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    This is fab, Angie! beautiful colour

9/20/2007 2:23:01 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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HOW COOL, Angie!!!!
Amazing perspective and light
GREAT capture
:)

9/20/2007 4:26:39 PM

 
Angie Sidles
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Thank you Karolina and Jennifer!

9/20/2007 5:53:16 PM

 
Christopher G. Jamison
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very cool! love the colots and detail! and the light coming through the middle set of windows is awesome!

9/21/2007 5:48:26 AM

 
Angela Azzinnaro
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BEAUTIFUL SHOT here Angie!!! Pov, colors and comp are all AWESOME!!!

9/21/2007 9:13:16 AM

 
Angie Sidles
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Thanks Christopher and Anglea!

9/21/2007 11:29:36 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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This is such a beautiful photo Angie. You did a great job in capturing this. Bill


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9/22/2007 7:17:37 AM

 
Angie Sidles
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Thanks Bill. Your gallery is AMAZING!

9/22/2007 1:03:30 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Nice design and lighting coming in!!

10/18/2007 8:44:50 AM

 
Angie Sidles
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Thanks Donna! :)

10/18/2007 9:09:37 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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FANTASTIC finalist, Angie!!! Congrats girl!!
:)

10/24/2007 8:29:54 PM

 
Angela E. Wright
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Congrats!

10/24/2007 9:00:07 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Angie on your beautiful finalist!!

10/24/2007 9:11:38 PM

 
Angela Azzinnaro
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AWESOME FINALIST Angie!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!

10/24/2007 9:50:04 PM

 
Steven E. Ray
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I took one of the Texas capital, and it is basically white. Illinois has a very striking and beautiful rotunda! Congratulations on your finalist!

10/25/2007 3:12:34 AM

 
Joan Kocak
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glorious image Angie, a big CONGRATS to you!!!!

10/25/2007 5:18:38 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Awesome..congratulations Angie!!

10/25/2007 8:43:24 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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So wonderful detail and GREAT finalist Angie :))) congrats!

10/25/2007 2:36:15 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on a beautiful finalist!

10/25/2007 7:03:36 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Way to bring home the gold Angie!!! Congratulations!!!

10/26/2007 2:39:34 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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WTG, Angie!!!!!!
Awesome WINNER!!
:)

10/26/2007 3:01:07 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Awesome Angie!! Big congratulations on your win!!!

10/26/2007 3:01:47 PM

 
Emily E. Bem
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Congrats to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a fabulous image!

10/26/2007 3:27:00 PM

 
Angela Azzinnaro
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CONGRATS Angie!!!!!!! :0)

10/26/2007 5:26:04 PM

 
Joan Kocak
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CONGRATS Angie, this is a spectacular shot!!!!

10/26/2007 7:10:49 PM

 
Angie Sidles
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Thanks everyone!! :)

10/26/2007 7:16:25 PM

 
Steve Rice
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Angie, WOW!!! Congratulations on a fantastic capture. Very well deserved!! Take care.

10/27/2007 5:49:41 AM

 
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A W E S O M E - Congrats!!

10/27/2007 7:05:25 AM

 
Sandra M. High
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A very Big congrats! You are sooo talented! Well deserved !!!!!!

10/28/2007 4:36:54 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Congratulations, Angie, on this beautiful, well-deserved WINNER!
--Lisa

10/29/2007 7:23:43 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
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Oh my gosh!!!!!!! How awesome is this! I am thrilled beyond words for you...and this image is wonderful!!!!! YAY for you! :)

10/29/2007 9:51:43 PM

 
Christopher G. Jamison
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AWESOME!!! congratulations! very VERY well deserved!

10/30/2007 5:20:12 AM

 
Angie Sidles
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Thanks guys! I really appreciate everyone's kind words!!

10/30/2007 7:11:18 AM

 
Heather D. Benson
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Congrats Angie!!!! I knew you could do it!!! :o) hdb

10/30/2007 8:55:08 AM

 
Karen M. Meier
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I love this picture Angie, great colors and capture:)

10/30/2007 11:13:58 AM

 
Melissa A. McDonald
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CONGRATS!!! Really beautiful image!

10/30/2007 2:11:45 PM

 
Stephanie D. Moon
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congratulations on your beautiful winning image, Angie!

11/1/2007 6:35:14 AM

 
Martin J. Preslar
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This is absolutely STUNNING! The colors and exposure are spot-on! Bravo and belated Congrats!!!!!

11/16/2007 7:08:09 AM

 
Heather 
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Congrats!! This is very neat!

11/16/2007 12:07:28 PM

 
Mary B. Fagan

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I admire your courage and your artistry!

11/23/2007 11:02:07 AM

 
Filomena C. Larson
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Congratulations! What a neat shot!

11/24/2007 7:12:15 PM

 
Jim Britt

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Absolutely fantastic shot. Great capture Angie!

12/8/2007 11:11:47 AM

 
Jim Britt

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Absolutely fantastic shot. Great capture Angie!

12/8/2007 11:11:48 AM

 
Molly E. Baldwin
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Superb color and lighting! Great job and congrats on the much deserved winner!

12/10/2007 7:51:43 PM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
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Stunning tones, colors, lighting and image.
Magnificent presentation.
Congrats.

12/13/2007 3:47:51 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Superb work! Congrats on the second place.

2/15/2008 9:07:11 AM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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congrats on this shot, the lighting and color are beautiful

2/15/2008 7:40:11 PM

 
Yulianto Soeroso
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wow nice detail

2/19/2008 6:35:24 PM

 
Rajeev  Kashyap
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Superb work & nice details

2/26/2008 11:12:11 AM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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WOW!!!!

3/5/2008 7:27:58 AM

 
Linda M. Walker
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Beautifully captured...just awesome!

4/5/2008 4:15:16 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Amazing image.

4/10/2008 11:13:22 AM

 
Rajeev  Kashyap
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Congratulations Angie !

4/22/2008 7:33:16 AM

 
Katrina Diaz
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Wow, that's incredible! Congratulations on your win!

6/20/2008 7:59:28 AM

 
Candice  L. Carter
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What a breathtaking shot and a well deserved win! Exquisite!

6/27/2008 12:40:46 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Great shot!! Congratulations for the Winner Angie!!!

9/24/2008 8:00:30 PM

 
Joao Martinho
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Angie, may be good to go to the top of that dome but you have already made to the top with this capture. It is impressive in light, composition, colours and texture. Overall a delight for my eyes! CONGRATULATIONS.

9/26/2008 12:41:52 AM

 
Vikram Jamwal
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I like the perspective, the composition, the most and details, light and colors very much, in this shot Angie! Wonderful ly done!

10/19/2008 2:09:37 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Belated congrsts on your beautiful winner.

2/1/2009 4:35:55 AM

 
Allen P. Adomite
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Angie: I used to work in the State Capitol as legislative staff. Late autumn 1997, I had the opportunity to go to the top and outside to the flagpole with our staff photographer. You enter across the roof from the 5th floor, and at one point you climb staircases that take you between the inside rotunda and outside dome. It's a wild walkway to the top. When we finally made it outside that day, there was a swarm of small bees clinging to the heat that was reflecting off the outside dome.

It was an awesome and once-in-a-lifetime experience.

1/1/2011 8:56:50 PM

 
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