This is a shot of the Sahsta County Municipal Building in Redding, CA I shot in 2005 for Kitchell CEM.

This was back int he 4x5 & chemical film days for me. I was doing an overall shot of the building from across the street at dawn to capture the luminance of the windows and once that was over I saw the potential for a great shot of the tower if I could catch it in time.

I grabbed my camera and film and hot footed it across the street and managed to catch the light just right. In the end this is the shot that has stood the test of time. The overall shot is OK but cannot compare to the glory of this image of the tower as it is kissed by the first ray of light from the rising sun.

AuthorDean Birinyi