Stairway Shadow at Sunset

© Kerry Drager

Stairway Shadow at Sunset

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 9/28/2011 5:18:08 PM

I like the design elements here, Kerry.
Nice comp, light, color, and shadows.
The circular fastener in the corner balances the composition nicely.
Well seen and captured.
~óż~Lisa #1411498

Kerry Drager 9/28/2011 10:54:42 PM

Hi Lisa,
Thanks for the note! I always love shooting graphic-design patterns of lines (especially diagonals) and this scene caught my eye. A really good point about the circular fastener, since I made a point to incorporate it in the composition. Of course, it helps catching the scene in beautiful late-day light. :) Thanks again, Lisa. #9704324

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/9/2011 6:30:17 AM

Outstanding Kerry, love your composition and the diagonal...and yest the circular fistenedr is kool!

I just saw this spotlighted at


jo ann c. #9793431

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic 11/9/2011 7:36:41 AM

I'm so repetetive when it comes to your images.... but, thank you again for adding the settings. Lisa, thanks for mentioning the circle also - good lesson to remember. #9793525

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic 11/9/2011 8:46:49 AM

Wonderful composition, shadows, colors and lighting Kerry!,
Amalia #9793640

Kerry Drager 11/9/2011 9:15:29 AM

Hi Jo Ann, Kathy and Amalia,
It's so great to hear from all of you. I'm pleased you liked the photo, and thanks for sharing the nice thoughts ... much appreciated!!

P.S. & FYI: When light and subject come together in a good way, I always try to work a stationary scene in as many different ways as possible ... by varying the composition, lens focal length, and format. In this case, I'm glad I did! :)

The publisher of Jim Miotke's and my next book needed a photo to fill a last-minute vertical space. I sent them the vertical version of this scene ... and it will appear in The BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Light (April 2012). :) #9793688

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historic building, California Central Coast; 1/45 @ f/16; ISO 200; 70-300mm zoom lens @ 90mm, tripod

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/45 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 90.00 mm, Model: NIKON D3

Uploaded on 6/7/2011 3:21:37 PM

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Camera: Nikon D3 Digital SLR Camera

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