Photography Photography - Nikon D600 San Francisco/California

Perfection at San Francisco’s City Hall

Perfection - San Francisco - 2013

Doug Kaye and I recently met up for one of our regular photo walks – this time choosing to meet at the City Hall in San Francisco. It had been years since Doug had been there – and I can’t recall ever having been inside although I’ve certainly driven by it many times and admired its splendid architecture from a distance! Beautiful from the outside, San Francisco’s City Hall is even more spectacular inside!

This particular shot, taken with my Nikon D600, shows some of that architectural perfection inside. I took it hand-held while sitting on the staircase that heads upstairs below the rotunda. It’s not quite perfectly aligned in the frame – but I find it beautiful – and perfect – just the same. As I was processing it, I was imagining the workers actually constructing this dome – with all of its amazing details. The blend of natural and artificial light just adds to the mood of perfection!

Lightroom Photography Photography - Nikon D600 San Francisco/California Street Photography

Breaking the Rules

Break the Rules - San Francisco - 2013

This image, shot recently at San Francisco’s City Hall during a photo walk with Doug Kaye, breaks many of the “rules” of good photography.

But, rules are made to be broken, right?

And, what’s most important is to enjoy and have fun with images – and this one seems to do that. Hope you enjoy it!

Image shot with my Nikon D600 and post-processed in Lightroom 4.4.