San Jose City Hall Rotunda

© Joaquin R. Felix

San Jose City Hall Rotunda

ROLAN NARMAN September 13, 2008

Great composition, depth, lighting and tone in this lovely image Joaquin! Very good job! #997823

Joaquin R. Felix September 13, 2008

Thank you so much!

--Joaquin R. Felix #6449328

Jennifer A. Meighan September 13, 2008

Love the lines... #6450046

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. September 13, 2008


KARU. #6450860

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Wonderful lines and lighting. #6451010

Allen Hughes September 14, 2008

Very nice job, Joaquin. I was just there this past Thursday afternoon and was wishing I had my camera with me. You beat me to it. #6451965

Shirley Sicurello level-classic September 14, 2008

Great POV, lighting, lines! #6452418

Joaquin R. Felix September 14, 2008

Thanks, everyone!

Allen, I can tell by your pictures that you go to my most favorite places in the South Bay: Santana Row, Pigeon Point Light House and Downtown San Jose. Actually, I've been looking for some pictures of this Rotunda of San Jose City Hall, but there's none. Perhaps you can go back there and get more pictures of it.

--Joaquin #6453189

Julia Hiebaum January 27, 2010

Very nice capture Joaquin, this is indeed a great angle & perfect choice of B&W, well done!
Julia #8334551

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 19, 2010

I'm a big black and white and Elements of Design fan so you know I love this, Joaquin. Beautiful sunrise, Judy -- the birds add the perfect touch. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #8396495

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 19, 2010

oops -- sorry, Joaquin. I meant to copy the "congratulations" part but not the rest of the comment which was meant for someone else :( #8396541

Clyde P. Smith February 19, 2010

Congratulations on a stunning Finalsit Joaquin! #8399133

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 19, 2010

Nicely done! Congratulations on your finalist! #8399731

Carolyn M. DAlessandro February 20, 2010

Well worth the effort...fantastic Joaquin! #8400036

Joaquin R. Felix February 21, 2010

Thank you, all, so much for these wonderful comments. #8403530

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The second level of the Richard Meier's $382 million dollar city hall of San Jose, California. This part is the west wing of the R2D2 Rotunda.

I laid on my belly to get this angle . Taken at about 02:22:34 PM when the sun provided the side lighting that created these shadows on the floor that somehow added dimension to the whole picture. Sometimes I wonder if the architect truly intended this for the show.

I rendered it into B&W to give it more contrasting effect between lights and shadows.

1/25 s at f/22.0, ISO 100
Focal length: 12.0mm Sigma on Canon 5D

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/25 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 16.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D

Uploaded on September 13, 2008 Photo Contest Finalist

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