Uploaded: September 20, 2007 13:59:18


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


Karolina Grudniewska September 20, 2007

This is fab, Angie! beautiful colour #743015

Jennifer L. Alder September 20, 2007

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

Angie Sidles level-classic September 20, 2007

Thank you Karolina and Jennifer! #4818109

Christopher G. Jamison September 21, 2007

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

Angela Azzinnaro September 21, 2007

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

Angie Sidles level-classic September 21, 2007

Thanks Christopher and Anglea! #4821395

Bill Houghton September 22, 2007

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

Bill Houghton Photography

Angie Sidles level-classic September 22, 2007

Thanks Bill. Your gallery is AMAZING! #4828319

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 18, 2007

Nice design and lighting coming in!! #4944335

Angie Sidles level-classic October 18, 2007

Thanks Donna! :) #4944411

Jennifer L. Alder October 24, 2007

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

Angela E. Wright October 24, 2007

Congrats! #4974959

Michelle L. Frick October 24, 2007

Congratulations Angie on your beautiful finalist!! #4975106

Angela Azzinnaro October 24, 2007

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

Steven E. Ray October 25, 2007

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 October 25, 2007

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

Cyn Valentine October 25, 2007

Awesome..congratulations Angie!! #4979287

Daniella Puente October 25, 2007

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 25, 2007

Congratulations on a beautiful finalist! #4982813

Michelle L. Frick October 26, 2007

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

Jennifer L. Alder October 26, 2007

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

Cyn Valentine October 26, 2007

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

Emily E. Bem October 26, 2007

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

What a fabulous image! #4987235

Angela Azzinnaro October 26, 2007

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

Joan Kocak October 26, 2007

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

Angie Sidles level-classic October 26, 2007

Thanks everyone!! :) #4988281

Steve Rice October 27, 2007

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

Tressie Davis October 27, 2007

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

October 28, 2007

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

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 29, 2007

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

Chastity Abbott October 29, 2007

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 October 30, 2007

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

Angie Sidles level-classic October 30, 2007

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

Heather D. Benson October 30, 2007

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

Karen M. Meier October 30, 2007

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

Melissa A. McDonald October 30, 2007

CONGRATS!!! Really beautiful image! #5005990

Stephanie D. Moon November 01, 2007

congratulations on your beautiful winning image, Angie! #5014092

Martin J. Preslar November 16, 2007

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

Heather November 16, 2007

Congrats!! This is very neat! #5083279

Mary B. Fagan November 23, 2007

I admire your courage and your artistry! #5113754

November 24, 2007

Congratulations! What a neat shot! #5119018

Jim Britt December 08, 2007

Absolutely fantastic shot. Great capture Angie! #5183707

Jim Britt December 08, 2007

Absolutely fantastic shot. Great capture Angie! #5183708

Molly E. Baldwin December 10, 2007

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

Roxanne M. Bubar December 13, 2007

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

Dianna Murphy February 15, 2008

Superb work! Congrats on the second place. #5498848

Dawn M. Schneider February 15, 2008

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

Yulianto Soeroso February 19, 2008

wow nice detail #5518497

Rajeev Kashyap February 26, 2008

Superb work & nice details #5555176

Kristy A. Keene March 05, 2008

WOW!!!! #5595604

Linda M. Walker April 05, 2008

Beautifully captured...just awesome! #5746877

Leslie McLain level-deluxe April 10, 2008

Amazing image. #5771123

Rajeev Kashyap April 22, 2008

Congratulations Angie ! #5824178

Katrina McMeans June 20, 2008

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

Candice L. Carter June 27, 2008

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

Max Aureli September 24, 2008

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

Joao Martinho September 26, 2008

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 October 19, 2008

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 level-deluxe February 01, 2009

Belated congrsts on your beautiful winner. #7112629

January 01, 2011

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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