BC Parliament Building Dome

BC Parliament Building Dome – HDR image, ISO 2500, 16mm, f/7.1, 1/30, Canon 5DM3, Handheld (laying on railing)


BC Parliament Building Dome

This image is not quite centered, thats obvious. The reason is that there is a big hole in the center of the room that goes through to the floor below. The hole has a nice thick solid marble surrounding it which was very convenient to lay my camera on when taking this photo. The image is the result of combining 5 images exposed +-2 stops at 1 stop intervals using Photomatix Pro. Lightroom was used to slightly rotate and center the final image but I was actually surprised at how centered the image was to start with. I got really lucky when I set my camera down. I added a bit of noise reduction as the image looked a little grainy after the HDR process was complete.

The guided tour for the building is free and you learn lots of cool information. For instance;

“British Columbia’s magnificent Parliament Buildings have been acclaimed over the years by legislators, tourists and Victorians alike. In 1901 King George V praised them and Ottawa’s Parliament Buildings as the two finest examples of architecture in the Dominion.”

I thought that was pretty cool when I first heard it. One other cool thing is the rock that makes up the foundation of the building is taken from a small island near the north end of Vancouver Island. This small island is one that I could see from my bedroom window as I was growing up.

While I really like my little FujiFilm X100T I am glad to still have my Canon to be able to make HDR images with a wider range than just +-1 stop. Because of that i have decided that I will be either taking the Canon along on my upcoming trip, or I will be buy a second mirrorless camera that is smaller and lighter. Right now that added expense is something am not prepared for so I guess it will be the Canon until I can actually start making some money off this traveling thing.

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at Pixelbip.com and writing about my experiences at EarthToKeir.com