Escape from Madness
Mechanics Institute Library, San Francisco, Jan 2011
I've known about this staircase for a while, and thought I'd visit it on my photowalk last Friday. I struggled with how to present this particular view. The color version is filled with blues & muddy oranges ... not the most pleasing color combo. I thought about a B+W treatment because the lines and shadows are what drew me to this location in the first place. I eventually settled on a more moody approach because the scattered highlights and textures made be think this could come out of a horror flick. Too bad there wasn't someone above looking down ... that would've been the ultimate touch.
All comments, critiques and feedback both positive and negative welcome.
- Canon 5D mark 2
- Canon 17-40mm f/4L
- 1/30s @ f/5.6, ISO 1600
- Adobe Lightroom
- Silver Efex Pro