Sacramento (CA), Office Tower, Patterns, Shadowed

ISO100, 200mm, f/8, 1/40 sec
Downtown Sacramento, CA

Government buildings can fall on either side of aesthetics.  There are the clinical and functional for the era blocks of metal and concrete and then the shiny new metal and glass structures of new.  Yet sometimes, given the right conditions, the buildings of old still capture your eye.

In the sun, the polished tiles attached to the side of this building have a greenish tone.  In shadow, the tiles take on a blue-grey slate color.  Combined with the repetitive rows of tiles and windows, there is a bit of a mesmerizing feel while staring up at this monolith of a building.  Housed within are the California Department of Resources and the State of California: Parks & Recreation Department.

So why were we here?  We were on a mission.  A mission to find and photograph art-decorated utility boxes.  While wandering from utility box to utility box, this building caught my eye… only after she pointed it out.  A giant building that I initially failed to see, but then could not keep my eyes off of.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO100, 200mm, f/8, 1/40 sec

Sacramento (CA), Office Tower, Patterns, Shadowed.  Downtown Sacramento, CA. August 21, 2014. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.


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