Library Archway
Library Archway

More from the St. Paul Central Library. Eric and I received "special" permission (they'll probably let anybody go up there as long as they ask) to go up on the 4th floor. Normally closed off, it's home to the library administrative offices and meeting rooms. We shot several frames of the stairway from the top and this gorgeous lobby space. For this one I was laying on the floor in the middle of the archway with my tripod set over my head. As I was snapping photos, long and short exposure, trying a few different things, the security guard came through. Much to my surprise, he just walked right past me without a word, as though it's perfectly normal for someone to be laying on the floor. A couple other people from the meeting room came through the lobby and didn't say anything. It was a very strange feeling -- I'm used to being hassled or told to "move along."

  • Capture Date: 06 June 2009
  • Camera Model: Canon PowerShot G7
  • Focal Length: 7.4mm
    (35mm equiv. is 36mm)
  • Exposure: 2 sec
  • Aperture: f5
  • ISO: 82

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