“The world is like a staircase, some are going up and some are going down.” Samuel Johnson
As I was taking my series pictures, I had a lot of doubts. I was frustrated because I thought they were all lame and that none of them looked good. It was a pleasant surprise when I sat down to edit, and I fell in love with most of these pictures!
These were my favorite stairs. The soft blue color and how petite and elegant they were in such a plain house really caught my attention. I focused on the small twist and shot from the ground up on my tippy toes to get this angle.
The grand staircase was stunning. I had to be quick to grab this picture in-between all the portrait photos going on. Again, I was drawn to the curve in these stairs and I like how the balcony curves in the center of the picture.
These are the stairs outside the church. I wanted to get a different angle for this to make them not so plain. I got down on my stomach and got the green grass as well as the brick at the bottom of the church.
The colors and shadow in this picture blew me away! I love it! I love the blue worn stairs and the yellow wall. I also love the curve in the shadow. I feel like this tells a story even though it is just a picture of a staircase.
I wandered down to the very last house all by myself. I walked in and for the only time in the ghost town, I felt super strange. That sounds silly, but I did not like being there alone. It was very dark in this house and so I knew I had to have a long shutter speed. Every picture I took was blurry until I went all the way upstairs and place my camera on the bottom of the balcony. That way it held steady enough to get the picture.