Capitol construction

Our lovely Capitol building in downtown Austin is getting some work done on it.  I was downtown shooting recently and saw this, and found it somewhat interesting.  I made some adjustments to accentuate some of the color and detail, and just thought it came out sort of cool.  I had never seen it like this, so I wanted to share it with everyone.

Top of the Texas Capitol

Back in August, I went on a photowalk hosted by Trey Ratcliff of, who is an inspiration to a lot of photographers that I know.  We walked around downtown Austin and ended up at our State Capitol firing off a bunch of shots.  It was a fun event and yielded some interesting photos for me.  On this one, I just zoomed in on the dome atop the building, because I was interested in the detail and the lights that had just come on (it was near dusk).  Anyways, the cloud were moving quickly, as you can tell from the photo, and I generally thought it came out ok, but not great.  There are some obvious flaws but that's half the fun of photography - you never know what you will get.