Karolina Grudniewska 9/20/2007 2:23:01 PM

This is fab, Angie! beautiful colour #743015

Jennifer L. Alder 9/20/2007 4:26:39 PM

HOW COOL, Angie!!!!
Amazing perspective and light
GREAT capture
:) #4817895

Angie Sidles 9/20/2007 5:53:16 PM

Thank you Karolina and Jennifer! #4818109

Christopher G. Jamison 9/21/2007 5:48:26 AM

very cool! love the colots and detail! and the light coming through the middle set of windows is awesome! #4819723

Angela Azzinnaro 9/21/2007 9:13:16 AM

BEAUTIFUL SHOT here Angie!!! Pov, colors and comp are all AWESOME!!! #4820576

Angie Sidles 9/21/2007 11:29:36 AM

Thanks Christopher and Anglea! #4821395

Bill Houghton 9/22/2007 7:17:37 AM

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

Bill Houghton Photography

Angie Sidles 9/22/2007 1:03:30 PM

Thanks Bill. Your gallery is AMAZING! #4828319

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/18/2007 8:44:50 AM

Nice design and lighting coming in!! #4944335

Angie Sidles 10/18/2007 9:09:37 AM

Thanks Donna! :) #4944411

Jennifer L. Alder 10/24/2007 8:29:54 PM

FANTASTIC finalist, Angie!!! Congrats girl!!
:) #4974537

Angela E. Wright 10/24/2007 9:00:07 PM

Congrats! #4974959

Michelle L. Frick 10/24/2007 9:11:38 PM

Congratulations Angie on your beautiful finalist!! #4975106

Angela Azzinnaro 10/24/2007 9:50:04 PM

AWESOME FINALIST Angie!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!! #4975515

Steven E. Ray 10/25/2007 3:12:34 AM

I took one of the Texas capital, and it is basically white. Illinois has a very striking and beautiful rotunda! Congratulations on your finalist! #4976629

Joan Kocak 10/25/2007 5:18:38 AM

glorious image Angie, a big CONGRATS to you!!!! #4977448

Cyn Valentine 10/25/2007 8:43:24 AM

Awesome..congratulations Angie!! #4979287

Daniella Puente 10/25/2007 2:36:15 PM

So wonderful detail and GREAT finalist Angie :))) congrats! #4981290

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/25/2007 7:03:36 PM

Congratulations on a beautiful finalist! #4982813

Michelle L. Frick 10/26/2007 2:39:34 PM

Way to bring home the gold Angie!!! Congratulations!!! #4986915

Jennifer L. Alder 10/26/2007 3:01:07 PM

WTG, Angie!!!!!!
Awesome WINNER!!
:) #4987095

Cyn Valentine 10/26/2007 3:01:47 PM

Awesome Angie!! Big congratulations on your win!!! #4987100

Emily E. Bem 10/26/2007 3:27:00 PM

Congrats to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a fabulous image! #4987235

Angela Azzinnaro 10/26/2007 5:26:04 PM

CONGRATS Angie!!!!!!! :0) #4987772

Joan Kocak 10/26/2007 7:10:49 PM

CONGRATS Angie, this is a spectacular shot!!!! #4988236

Angie Sidles 10/26/2007 7:16:25 PM

Thanks everyone!! :) #4988281

Steve Rice 10/27/2007 5:49:41 AM

Angie, WOW!!! Congratulations on a fantastic capture. Very well deserved!! Take care. #4989740

Tressie Davis 10/27/2007 7:05:25 AM

A W E S O M E - Congrats!! #4990257

Sandra M. High 10/28/2007 4:36:54 PM

A very Big congrats! You are sooo talented! Well deserved !!!!!! #4996223

Lisa J. Boulden 10/29/2007 7:23:43 PM

Congratulations, Angie, on this beautiful, well-deserved WINNER!
--Lisa #5002028

Chastity Abbott 10/29/2007 9:51:43 PM

Oh my gosh!!!!!!! How awesome is this! I am thrilled beyond words for you...and this image is wonderful!!!!! YAY for you! :) #5002462

Christopher G. Jamison 10/30/2007 5:20:12 AM

AWESOME!!! congratulations! very VERY well deserved! #5003955

Angie Sidles 10/30/2007 7:11:18 AM

Thanks guys! I really appreciate everyone's kind words!! #5004495

Heather D. Benson 10/30/2007 8:55:08 AM

Congrats Angie!!!! I knew you could do it!!! :o) hdb #5004926

Karen M. Meier 10/30/2007 11:13:58 AM

I love this picture Angie, great colors and capture:) #5005481

Melissa A. McDonald 10/30/2007 2:11:45 PM

CONGRATS!!! Really beautiful image! #5005990

Stephanie D. Moon 11/1/2007 6:35:14 AM

congratulations on your beautiful winning image, Angie! #5014092

Martin J. Preslar 11/16/2007 7:08:09 AM

This is absolutely STUNNING! The colors and exposure are spot-on! Bravo and belated Congrats!!!!! #5081979

Heather 11/16/2007 12:07:28 PM

Congrats!! This is very neat! #5083279

Mary B. Fagan 11/23/2007 11:02:07 AM

I admire your courage and your artistry! #5113754

Filomena C. Larson 11/24/2007 7:12:15 PM

Congratulations! What a neat shot! #5119018

Jim Britt 12/8/2007 11:11:47 AM

Absolutely fantastic shot. Great capture Angie! #5183707

Jim Britt 12/8/2007 11:11:48 AM

Absolutely fantastic shot. Great capture Angie! #5183708

Molly E. Baldwin 12/10/2007 7:51:43 PM

Superb color and lighting! Great job and congrats on the much deserved winner! #5193751

Roxanne M. Bubar 12/13/2007 3:47:51 PM

Stunning tones, colors, lighting and image.
Magnificent presentation.
Congrats. #5205100

Dianna Murphy 2/15/2008 9:07:11 AM

Superb work! Congrats on the second place. #5498848

Dawn M. Schneider 2/15/2008 7:40:11 PM

congrats on this shot, the lighting and color are beautiful #5500700

Yulianto Soeroso 2/19/2008 6:35:24 PM

wow nice detail #5518497

Rajeev Kashyap 2/26/2008 11:12:11 AM

Superb work & nice details #5555176

Kristy A. Keene 3/5/2008 7:27:58 AM

WOW!!!! #5595604

Linda M. Walker 4/5/2008 4:15:16 AM

Beautifully captured...just awesome! #5746877

Leslie McLain 4/10/2008 11:13:22 AM

Amazing image. #5771123

Rajeev Kashyap 4/22/2008 7:33:16 AM

Congratulations Angie ! #5824178

Katrina McMeans 6/20/2008 7:59:28 AM

Wow, that's incredible! Congratulations on your win! #6084742

Candice L. Carter 6/27/2008 12:40:46 PM

What a breathtaking shot and a well deserved win! Exquisite! #6114299

Max Aureli 9/24/2008 8:00:30 PM

Great shot!! Congratulations for the Winner Angie!!! #6508285

Joao Martinho 9/26/2008 12:41:52 AM

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. #6514003

Vikram Jamwal 10/19/2008 2:09:37 PM

I like the perspective, the composition, the most and details, light and colors very much, in this shot Angie! Wonderful ly done! #6623237

Leslie McLain 2/1/2009 4:35:55 AM

Belated congrsts on your beautiful winner. #7112629

Allen P. Adomite 1/1/2011 8:56:50 PM

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. #9137981

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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.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 10/400, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 250, White Balance: manual white balance, Focal Length: 6mm, Camera Model: DSC-H5

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