The State Capitol of Texas at Dusk

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    I went down on Saturday evening to do some shooting around Austin and caught the capitol around sunset. There are all kinds of interesting things about the Texas capitol, like this cool underground Illuminati chamber you can see here, but the one thing that all Texans seem to know is that our capitol is 14 feet taller than the one in D.C. This is a source of pride for Texans, along with the cool and trivial fact that we maintain, in our state constitution, the right to secede from the Union.

    The capitol is made out of this pink granite, and it gets a little pinker at night at soon as they turn on the lights, especially against the blue sky.

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    1. mudflaps 93 months ago | reply

      Very Cool!

      Admired in
      ~the soul stops here~

    2. Nick Sanford 92 months ago | reply

      Man this shot is great.

    3. blablablablablablalblablbabla [deleted] 92 months ago | reply

      amazing shot

    4. jacksonkelsie 86 months ago | reply

      "The prairie sky
      Is wide and high--
      Deep in the heart of Texas."

    5. melorene 85 months ago | reply

      I know nothing about photography or art, I just know what I like. I'm a Texan and I LOVE this!

    6. Shutterbug's View 85 months ago | reply

      Wow! I'm blown away by this shot. I've never seen the Capitol (sad considering I'm a Texan), but real life can't match the moment you captured. The lighting on the building is awesome and the dark sky makes it almost pop off the page.

      Thank you for making it a Creative Commons work. I wrote an article talking about the difference between state, federal, and local pet laws and thought your pic would be a perfect fit for it.

      If you'd like, it can be viewed at my Examiner page

    7. alxhe 84 months ago | reply

      very nice!

    8. Mező, Kornél (mostly away) 84 months ago | reply

      great dynamics and colors

    9. skawalker 77 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot! Thanks

    10. mallice 71 months ago | reply

      This is one of the best images ever!
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    11. Daniela Hartmann (alles-schlumpf) 71 months ago | reply

      This is one of the best images ever!
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    12. sir_watkyn 71 months ago | reply

      Excellent capture & symmetry

    13. mellting 66 months ago | reply


      Icon by Ronald Castle

    14. OlyaA (busy) 66 months ago | reply

      wonderful image!

      Please share this wonderful image with group Show Room
      This invitation counts as an award as well

    15. Jide Odukoya 61 months ago | reply

      This is really wonderful...Nicely processed!...Good Job Trey!

    16. BookGator 45 months ago | reply

      Hi. I recently used your photo in my latest blogpost University of Texas Starts Offering Online Courses through edX Put proper attribution in it. Thanks for sharing this wonderful image on flickR! - Jules of BookGator

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