The Washington State Capitol campus is one of my favorite places to shoot when I just need to get out and take some pictures. I also use it when I am wanting to check out new gear. It is fairly close to my house, after business hours parking is very good, and there are a ton of things to shoot, everything from the capitol building itself to amazing views of downtown Olympia.
This closeup image of the capitol building, which I titled Capitol Closeup, was from one of my trips down to evaluate new gear. The new gear that I was testing out that evening was the Sony 70-200 f4 lens. I am happy to say that it passed with flying colors. :-)