02-18-13 Angels In the Architecture (HDR)

2013 02-18 Angels In the Architecture (HDR)

In his song “You Can Call me Al” Paul Simon sings

He is a foreign man
He is surrounded by the sound
The sound
Cattle in the marketplace
Scatterlings and orphanages
He looks around, around
He sees angels in the architecture
Spinning in infinity
He says Amen! and Hallelujah!

I’ve never understood the lyrics of this song, but I do like the line that refers to “angels in the architecture.” And if you look closely at any building like the Minnesota state capitol building, there are angels everywhere. But in this photo, it seems that there actually is an angel. And I hadn’t seen it until after I picked the title for the post.

If you look at all three of my HDR capitol photos over the last few days, you will see an attempt at achieving perfect symmetry in my composition. Frankly, I’m a bit obsessive about it and I spend considerable time in framing the photo trying to get the lines perfect and if they aren’t perfect, I fix them in the crop. Good or bad? I don’t know. But in capitol building architecture there seems to be plenty of balance and symmetry and my photos strive to capture that.

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