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― Architecture CritiqueRichard H. Chambers United States Court of Appeals Building

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Richard H. Chambers United States Court of Appeals Building

Post by Ceropegia » Mon May 08, 2017 8:25 pm

Formerly Vista del Arroyo Hotel, a posh hangout for the rich and famous in Pasadena, California in the early 20th Century. During WWII, it became a military hospital, the Pasadena Area Station Hospital, later renamed McCornack General Hospital. After the hospital closed in 1949, several Federal Agencies were located there until 1974, when the building became vacant, fell into disrepair, and suffered significant damage from a fire. However, in 1981, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places and renovated over the next four years to house the Court of Appeals. Taken from below the famous Colorado Street Bridge which spans the Arroyo Seco.
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Post by minniev » Mon May 08, 2017 8:34 pm

I very much like how you have used the arch as a frame. The building itself is wonderfully detailed, elegant, and caught in good light. Somehow you've made it look a bit like an old postcard from the art-deco type era of the building's construction. I would have to try pushing that look a little further by brightening the silhouetted parts of the image to get more greens in, but I know the constraints of the image might not allow for that. Really nice shot!
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Post by Ceropegia » Mon May 08, 2017 10:02 pm

With green brought out a little more:
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Post by minniev » Mon May 08, 2017 10:43 pm

yes, I like that adjustment!
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Post by TomCofer » Mon May 08, 2017 11:02 pm

Nice work, love the bridge framing.
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Post by Charles Haacker » Tue May 09, 2017 1:57 am

I was thinking how good the first one was until I saw the second one! Great followup on great suggestion from Min. :thumbup:
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Post by LindaShorey » Tue May 09, 2017 6:20 pm

Love the arch framing, love the light, love the pp adjustment. Nothing more "helpful" to add :)
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Post by St3v3M » Fri May 12, 2017 11:08 pm

Ceropegia wrote:Formerly Vista del Arroyo Hotel, a posh hangout for the rich and famous in Pasadena, California in the early 20th Century. During WWII, it became a military hospital, the Pasadena Area Station Hospital, later renamed McCornack General Hospital. After the hospital closed in 1949, several Federal Agencies were located there until 1974, when the building became vacant, fell into disrepair, and suffered significant damage from a fire. However, in 1981, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places and renovated over the next four years to house the Court of Appeals. Taken from below the famous Colorado Street Bridge which spans the Arroyo Seco.

I've seen the building many times in passing, but never from this angle and really love it! S-
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Post by pop511 » Sun May 28, 2017 4:43 pm

Well done. Photographing a pile of bricks is never easy... :)
Loved the way you framed it
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