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Ultra Wide

November 28, 2017 - It's amazing how wide the perspective is from my Sigma 15mm fisheye lens. Take a look at the display cases with the fla...
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"Florida State Capitol" Wins Photo of the Day!

June 09, 2017 - This morning, my "Florida State Capitol" picture won Imaging Resource's "Photo of the Day". CLICK HERE to view Imaging R...
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Dome Day

April 30, 2017 - Yesterday, all of my Shutterstock sales were photographs of domes! It must have been Dome Day...or more precisely, State...
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Different Perspectives

January 25, 2017 - While shooting the grand staircase inside the Colorado State Capitol, I took the time to walk around and view the stairc...
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A Capitol Christmas

November 25, 2016 - The Missouri State Capitol Commission contacted me regarding a fundraising event it is holding in connection with the ce...
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Step Aside!

August 23, 2016 - Last week, I posted a blog entry about how moving over to view a scene from a different perspective can help bring more...
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Move Over for Depth!

August 19, 2016 - I enjoy capturing symmetry in my images. Upon entering an interior space, my first instinct is to place my tripod in the...
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S Curve

June 04, 2016 - When studying composition, there are many "rules" or guidelines to consider to strengthen an image. Concepts include the...
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Removing Obstacles

April 04, 2016 - Sometimes it's helpful to remove items from the scene before pressing the shutter. Certain items (e.g., signs, ropes, tr...
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New Hampshire's Representatives Hall

February 09, 2016 - After completing my road trip through the states of the Northeast, I have now visited all 48 state capitols in the conti...
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Dome Day II

January 16, 2016 - Earlier this month, I posted a blog entry about a number of photographs of domes selling early one morning. This morning...
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Minnesota on Hold

January 15, 2016 - Earlier this year, I completed my quest to visit each of the state capitol buildings in the continental United States. T...
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A Late Arriving Crowd

November 04, 2015 - New Jersey is the most challenging of all the State Capitols for photography--primarily due to limited access. It's the...
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Mopping the Floor

September 10, 2015 - Most of the time, I look for reflections in the water. However, reflections can also be found on glass windows as well a...
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The Longest Yard

August 26, 2015 - When photographing the State Capitols, I always try to capture images of the House of Representatives and Senate chamber...
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Photo Needs More Republicans!

August 23, 2015 - One of my recent State Capitol photographs would benefit from having more Republicans in office. And, this has nothing t...
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The Longest Day

August 14, 2015 - June 24, 2015 was the longest (and most productive) day that I've ever had for photography. In the end I processed and k...
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"It'll Cost You an Arm and a Leg"

August 10, 2015 - W hile visiting the Massachusetts State House in Boston, I photographed an oil painting of Abraham Lincoln that is on di...
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Riding the Wave

February 23, 2015 - A photograph tends to sell more often through stock agencies if the subject is more newsworthy. So far, I've visited 39...
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Downtown Montgomery

January 26, 2015 - While visiting Montgomery, Alabama, I hoped to capture an image of the skyline. I thought that the Alabama River would m...
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Going Fishing

January 23, 2015 - Just over a year ago, I purchased the Sigma 15mm fisheye lens. Fisheye lenses have limited application. But, when a scen...
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When Sunlight is an Issue Indoors

January 20, 2015 - During my recent road trip through the Capital Cities of the Southeast, I photographed many interiors. When I approach a...
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Frame Within a Frame

December 30, 2014 - One of the common compositional techniques in photography is framing the subject. I used this technique quite often duri...
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The Capitol That Isn't

December 10, 2014 - So far, I've photographed 31 State Capitol buildings. Click here to view the photographs by state. Following is a map wi...
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On the Road Yet Again...

November 29, 2014 - I'll be leaving home early tomorrow morning for my last photo trip of the year... 2014 will conclude with a December ro...
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Capitol Under Construction

November 26, 2014 - Over the past few years, I've been visiting State Capitol buildings throughout the United States. The Colorado State Cap...
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The Mirror Trick

September 24, 2014 - Sometimes, I use what I refer to as the "Mirror Trick" to clean up a picture. This method came in handy after a recent v...
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West of the Mississippi

August 06, 2014 - This morning I visited the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix. I now reached a milestone of photographing every state capi...
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On the Road Again...

July 19, 2014 - Tomorrow morning I begin my adventure to the Desert Southwest! My first stop is Jefferson City, Missouri. In Jefferson C...
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"Dual Staircases" Wins Photo of the Day!

March 05, 2014 - This morning, my "Dual Staircases" picture won Imaging Resource's "Photo of the Day". This photograph was captured ea...
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My Favorite Capitol

March 04, 2014 - I visited 28 State Capitol buildings in the past two years. While visiting the Capitols, I am often asked which one is m...
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When Congress is In Session, I'm Out of Session

February 26, 2014 - The Mississippi Capitol was the 26th Capitol that I photographed. I usually don't have to deal with the challenge of hav...
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Dome Photography

February 07, 2014 - In my quest to photograph the State Capitols, I've captured my share of domes! As time goes on, I'm learning more about...
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Go With the Flow

February 02, 2014 - Capturing photographs of the Louisiana State Capitol building was not an easy task. I had one evening in Baton Rouge to...
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From 15 to 92 mm

January 28, 2014 - One of the first things I do after entering a State Capitol building is to position myself in the center of the rotunda...
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And the Journey Continues...

January 19, 2014 - During my recent road trip to Texas, I added four more state capitols to my list! In addition to the Texas State Capitol...
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"Granite Staircases" Wins Photo of the Day!

November 27, 2013 - This morning, my "Granite Staircases" picture won Imaging Resource's "Photo of the Day". This photograph was captured...
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A Colorful Challenge

November 09, 2013 - While visiting the Kentucky State Capitol building in Frankfort last week, I experienced an unusual challenge in my atte...
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A Vacation from a Vacation!

November 05, 2013 - I had some free days last week, so I made a last minute decision to visit the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. My itinerary...
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22 Down, 28 To Go!

September 03, 2013 - During my last road trip from Chicago to Seattle and back, I visited 9 state capitols, including South Dakota, Idaho, Wa...
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A Capitol Tip

August 16, 2013 - Over the past year, I've photographed eleven state capitol buildings (in this order): Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, Ne...
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A Capitol Recipe

July 22, 2013 - Over the past year, I've visited and photographed 11 capitol buildings. When sharing these pictures through photography...
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Turn on the Lights!

July 18, 2013 - On July 5th, I visited the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg. To my disappointment, the doors to the House of Rep...
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Stay Parallel to Minimize Distortion

March 22, 2013 - Over the past year, I have found myself reaching for the Nikon 14-24 2.8 lens more frequently. When I first started shoo...
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Three Out of Seven Ain't Bad

November 15, 2012 - During my trip to Yellowstone, I traveled through seven state capitals: Des Moines, Iowa Lincoln, Nebraska Cheyenne,...
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