Friday, December 17, 2010

Phun Phriday Bonus

Lobby - Joseph Smith Memorial Building
I was going to post this on next Phun Phriday, but realized it would be after Christmas so decided to do two today.  This beautiful, old building sits on Temple Square.  All the original moldings were made by hand many years ago.  I was having PHUN with my fisheye lens that was able to capture the size of this lobby.  Absolutely stunning and elegant dressed up for the holidays!!!

17 comments:

Naturedigital said...

Absolutely stunning photograph Karen.
Costas

justine said...

this looks so beautiful, what a great shot, is this a fish eye lens?

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This is an amazing photo and I would love to see this ...such a wonderful building and it's decorated beautifully!!! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

Robin said...

Karen, Wow. How spectacular!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

What a beautiful Christmas tree and lobby! The fish eye lens did well capturing the size of the lobby.

Ginny said...

That fisheye lens is quite something else! I just tried to take a very similar picture of a tree about this size in a building kind of like this. Couldn't get the whole thing in unless I stood way back, so had to take several shots. I'm glad you went inside so we can see what it's like there. And I'm enjoying the stained glass ceiling more than the tree!

Dawn said...

That is an amazing capture. Like the way you used the fish eye lens!
"Enormously" festive:))

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

Beautiful picture Karen:)
Greetings, Berit.

Scott said...

Well we did get lucky getting two Phun Phriday shots from you for the price of one, but just so you know, next Phun Phriday will be Christmas Eve. Love the colors and everything about this shot.

Tricia said...

Elegant... most definitely! WoW!

janc@mac.com said...

I like this!

Don said...

Now that's decking the halls!

darlin said...

This is amazing Karen, I love the perspective you chose and what a gorgeous place!

Sandra said...

the fish eye worked marvels with showing the whole building. Awesome shot and awesome lobby. glad you did not wait to show it. so lovely

Chad said...

The Hotel Utah(Joseph Smith Bld) hold stong memories.While growing up there was hardly a week that went by that I did't eat there.The lobby was my favorite place,and you captured it beautifully.

RedWillow said...

That is an amazing capture. I dont have this lens but when I see what you can do I love the effects. I dont know how I missed this. Stunning.

Photog Ave said...

I love this!!