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Escape from Madness | by ~ superboo ~ [busy busy]
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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.

 

Technical info:

- Canon 5D mark 2

- Canon 17-40mm f/4L

- 1/30s @ f/5.6, ISO 1600

- Adobe Lightroom

- Silver Efex Pro

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Taken on January 14, 2011