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Palace of Fine Arts
Sept 2005 Barbara Read

Palace of Fine Arts

San Francisco

This image was taken at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco at sunset one evening this past
September. I liked how the warm light lit up the rotunda and used the columns, already in shadow, to
frame the shot. We were disappointed when we arrived at the Rotunda to discover that it, and the pond
in front, were fenced off due to construction, so we were forced to rethink our plans for
photographing the Rotunda with the pond in the foreground--the classic view/shot.

Just adding this shot to my gallery--hope you don't mind seeing this again so soon.

Canon EOS Elan 7 ,Canon 28-135mm IS,Fujichrome Velvia
Aperture priority, f22 shutter speed not recorded, tripod, cable release full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Cedric Sims20-Nov-2012 04:06
Love the light! V
Anitta Vuorisola13-Oct-2012 17:54
Very nice capture of this beautiful building which is one of my favorites in SF. Great light and angle. V
Anna Pagnacco21-Mar-2012 02:41
Excellent framing and wonderful light ! ( V )
Barbara Heide06-Feb-2012 07:59
this could be in ROME... V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)05-Feb-2012 08:16
Great work,well done.V
Dan Greenberg18-Jan-2012 07:33
Talk about being at the exact right place at the exact right time. Love the the dark vs light, the insanely gorgeous oranges and golds, that touch of orange light at the top of the columns, really everything is just right. ~VVV~
Dave Berry30-Nov-2011 01:36
I have seen it many times in person and in photographs. This is the best I have ever seen. Amazing shot! V
GeneWard28-Aug-2010 01:16
an imaginative composition. VVV
william mahan24-Dec-2009 04:14

A real knockout architectural....very strong!!!
Tom DiMatteo30-Dec-2008 03:09
Glad I stumbled on this "old" shot...great compo, I love the little pockets of light accenting the beam in the high foreground.
Guest 18-Jul-2007 14:29
One of my all time favorites of your's. A lighting feast. Voted
Sergio Pessolano04-Mar-2007 10:38
Excellent composition and lighting. It deserves to be enlarged much more. Voted.
Ron Horloff08-Sep-2006 21:46
Very unusual and interesting perspective; I like the odd angle.
Richard Calmes20-Aug-2006 19:11
Great framing and use of light!
Mike Stobbs27-Apr-2006 00:48
Execellent Image....keep up the great work.............Mike
Pramit Mitra30-Mar-2006 22:06
Nice capture.