James Cagle  

Stairs by James Cagle

May 2023 - Stairs

May 2023 - James Cagle


About the Image(s)

I went on a self-photo walk of older churches and houses in downtown Boise. This was in front of one of the churches.
Shot this with my Nikon 850 with 24-70mm at 48mm. Shot at 1/640 sec, ISO500.

6 comments posted

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Shadows of the center hand rail are interest and draw the eye into the picture.You got is sharp front to back. Good work.   Posted: 05/05/2023 16:19:43

Mary Ann Carrasco   Mary Ann Carrasco
James, this monochrome is really nice with the lighting and the shadows of the handrail and the texture of the stone. The stairs lead the eye up into the scene. My preference would be to see a bit more at the top of the stairs.   Posted: 05/05/2023 17:14:42

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Good architectural details with nice focus, contrast and tones. It makes a nice monochrome. The shadows are great. I like the space you left at the bottom and like Mary Ann, I wish there was more space at the top to balance the composition.   Posted: 05/07/2023 13:30:33

James Cagle   James Cagle
Thank you for the comments and I agree about more at the top. I hope to go back in a couple of months as the whole top of the steps was full of construction material as they are in the middle of remodeling. I cloned out a piece of plywood on the left side of the stairs.   Posted: 05/07/2023 18:57:32

Lorna Zaback   Lorna Zaback
James, I like both versions of this image, but agree that the monochrome brings more emphasis to the shadows, the shapes and the textures. Wow - good cloning job and I think it works not to have that bulky wood in the frame. I think perhaps experimenting with more, or less, at the top on your next shoot.   Posted: 05/11/2023 20:59:43

Karl Hokanson   Karl Hokanson
Agree with adding the top of the stair. You might consider adding in the bottom step full width or doing the full stair centering the mid-rail.   Posted: 05/12/2023 14:52:16


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