NEW YORK | How AP photographed George H.W. Bush lying in state
NEW YORK — It’s a striking perspective of a powerful moment: the arrival of the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, surrounded by family members and dignitaries, captured from a dizzying height near the top of the dome.
The shot was made possible by a guywire, antennae, collaboration with the Architect of the Capitol and months of negotiations between The Associated Press and the Capitol.
AP placed the camera on a metal plate, which was wheeled across a guywire and secured above the center of the room, according to Director of Photography David Ake.