Station Stairway

By: Gustav Hoiland

Nov 07 2010

Category: Uncategorized

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Focal Length:28mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

From the Bottom

I came to something of a realization today. I can make photos that I enjoy or otherwise consider to be visually interesting anywhere and anytime. Of course results vary, but every time I get out the camera and shoot, some of those images stay with me / escape the fate of deletion that haunts the majority of the images I make. And somehow this marks a turning point in how I think about my own photography. I’ll have to ponder this a bit further and update when I get a grip.

The closeup of railing is really the strong point of this image. It’s certainly the reason this capture made the cut over the other images from there. I almost feel like it doesn’t give more depth into the frame but rather protrudes from the frame into meatspace. It feels like it’s just stuck onto the photo, like it doesn’t belong. I’m a bit concerned that it’s almost cliche, largely because when I was shooting at the bottom of the steps I saw it and though “ok, I’ll put that in the super foreground and it’ll look cool.” And that’s what it does. That’s precisely what it accomplishes.

I’ll just have to have a good sleep on all of this.

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