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Black and Light

Published (4/8/2011)
By Session Weekly Staff
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Ten-year-old Logan Moore of Columbus looks over the railing from the third floor of the Rotunda in the west wing of the Capitol. (Photo by Tom Olmscheid)“As the sun gets higher in the sky in early spring, the light in the Capitol building is truly beautiful. The beams of light streaming from the Capitol’s dome windows, the French doors and the entrances of the building can make some of the best images. I like to think Cass Gilbert, when he designed the Capitol, knew all about the light and the way it would play throughout the state’s magnificent structure.”

— Tom Olmscheid, House chief photographer

(Editor's note: for the full photo feature, see the PDF version of the magazine, or pick up a copy in print.)

Nick Riley, intergovernmental relations specialist at Ramsey County, stands in a beam of light outside the House Chamber to use his cell phone. (Photo by Tom Olmscheid)

Wayne Norris, manager of the Department of Transportation’s Metro District North Area, is silhouetted by a beam of light in the Rotunda from one of the dome windows as he waits to speak with Rep. Alice Hausman March 31. (Photo by Tom Olmscheid)

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