I got the idea of shooting the Texas Capitol reverse rotunda in this manner after seeing Pete Talke’s awesome photo here.
I didn’t have a fisheye lens to get as wide as Pete did…but I did what I could with what I had. Nothing fancy but I think it’s kind of a cool perspective and I had fun trying out various angles. It was quite a challenge to get the tripod safely balanced and in a position to “reach” over the railing while remaining stable enough for the shot. So, even though I was making somewhat of a copy-cat image I was able to learn quite a few things along the way.