Sacramento, City Hall Building, Harvest Gargoyle, Monochrome

ISO100, 68mm, f/8, 3 sec
Downtown Sacramento, CA

There is not much information on the “Harvest Gargoyle” that watches over Sacramento City Hall during a brief search of the internet.  There are oak leaves with acorns, squash, and pumpkins at the base so thus, Harvest Gargoyle.

(Click thru the image for the 700px view)

Built in 1910 and renovated in 2005, this 103-year old building shines in the night.  

The usual sodium vapor yellow-orange lights bathe the building and was a beacon calling me to snap some photographs.  But frankly, having a plethora of orange buildings in photographs can be a little off-putting.  So a quick monochrome conversion brings back the focus to the building elements and not the orange glow.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 68mm, f/8, 3 sec

Sacramento, City Hall Building, Harvest Gargoyle, Monochrome. Sacramento, CA. November 25, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.

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2 thoughts on “Sacramento, City Hall Building, Harvest Gargoyle, Monochrome

    1. Thank you Sheila! I like the gargoyle when I saw it, but it really turned out nicely when I removed the orange tint from the city lights. With the primary light coming from the right and casting a shadow on the left side of all raised objects, there was an added punch to the final image!

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