This image was taken looking straight up inside the Capitol Dome. It was a exercise in balance from two perspectives. First, I worked hard to balance the image from side to side and top to bottom. The image is not cropped. The second perspective was to keep my physical balance as I stood looking straight up with my camera. To compensate for my dizziness I had to shoot at 1/250 second at ISO 3200. The second perspective of balance was much harder for me.
I have been inside the Capitol several times over the past years. Access inside the building has changed over time. When we lived in the DC area in the mid-80’s, one could enter the building and explore without being on a scheduled tour. I recall times when I could just walk into the Senate and House galleries and observe sessions in progress. Not so any more, times change … many times not for the best.