Vertigo

Spiral staircase leading to the 'Café Glockenspiel' in Munich.

 

I took several shots of this staircase from different angles, but this one is my favorite, because of the bit of wall which is still visible on the right side (looked strange when i cut it off a few shots earlier) and because of the intersecting railings.

 

Technique/Processing

 

I took 2 shots, 2EV apart from each other. The first one already had dialed in an exposure correction of +1EV, because i wanted to retain the bright walls. The upper part of the staircase had to be replaced (manual blending) with the one from the -2EV exposure, because it was completely white.

 

I did NOT use a tripod, but hand held it again, having to use ISO 7200 (!!!) to get the bright look. I was really excited, that the lavender wall color came out so nicely at this high ISO setting

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Taken on April 6, 2010