Sunday, November 4, 2012

Municipal Building at Night



Hartford's City Hall is officially known as the Municipal Building.  For a long time, the building we know today as the Old State House served as Hartford's city hall.  This building became the seat of city government when it opened in 1915. 

Images are more interesting with people in them, so I asked this man to walk in front of my tripod to provide a person-blur.

27 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

It is Hallowen !

Luis Gomez said...

Love this one Jack!

Kate said...

The most interesting aspect for me is the wonderful door.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A very elegant entrance Jack..I had the opposite for my post tomorrow, way too many people!

JM said...

Yes, definitely the person makes the shot more interesting but, even without him, it was a wonderful night shot anyway. The building is gorgeous!

cieldequimper said...

Great. I don't think I could ever ask anyone to walk by for me...

Birdman said...

This works... the hustle and bustle of scurrying home after a packed day.

Halcyon said...

The man walking through the shot definitely adds something to the shot. Nice one!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

I totally agree with you, including people in the photos gives them a totally different air. Have a good week.

VP said...

I spend most of my time in a building like this, but I like this picture very much...

Taken For Granted said...

Love the color and composition of this photo. The blurred man is a perfect contract. Good choice.
Thank you for the comment on my blog on my pink post. Took me a while to find just the right pairing to go with that pink truck.

Sylvia K said...

Great shot as always, Jack, and the person hurrying by is the perfect touch! I really like the night shot and that door is wonderful!!

Sharon said...

Nicely done! I love the ornate door and the carving on top.

Malyss said...

The door is impressive, with or without someone in front of it.

I like your yesterday's portrait. Albie seems so gentle and looks like a character from Disney (That's a compliment! )

Paul in Powell River said...

Each to his own, but I'd have asked him to either stand still, or leave! :D

Great looking building.

Lois said...

Nice of that man to oblige! I like those doors.

Karl Demetz said...

Well done, Jack, good idea!

RedPat said...

Lovely details on the building. I like people in shots too but sometimes worry that I have invaded their privacy by posting them.

Lowell said...

I love digital night photography. But you can't fool me about the blur. I know for a fact that's the ghost of Halloweens past!

LONDONLULU said...

Gorgeous night capture! I've asked people to pose, but would be too shy to ask them to walk through a photo for me...

(Yes, we were lucky to be inland of that hurricane!)

Madge Bloom said...

LOVE this shot Jack... the low light and motion are wonderful!

Michelle said...

I do like the blur of a person in the shot.

Randy said...

Excellent evening shot.

Mo said...

I love the colours and textures. I also love that you have engaged with people to create the image.

SRQ said...

Oooh, City Hall! Looks like a really nice building. Are you sure that really was a person...not the Spirit of City Council Meetings Past swooshing by around Halloween?

vancouverstreetblog.blogspot.ca said...

Love this photo.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Great building bathed in a eautiful light!
The entrance is magnificient!