The Path Home

© Jeffrey Levy

The Path Home

Uploaded: January 30, 2008


F/5.6, 1/30s, ISO 100, shot with a point-and-shoot.

This is my office building (not far from my favorite spiral staircase) in Washington, DC. It has these wonderful curving sections. The mesh up top is supposed to stop pigeons, but I'm not convinced it works.

The hardest thing was getting the camera perfectly vertical, while also catching as much of the ceiling as I wanted, to avoid the perspective effect where walls converge toward the top of the frame. That meant I couldn't just point the camera upward.

I actually climbed into an alcove on the right side - it's about 4 feet up. I stood up in it and held the camera over my head. Gotta love flip-out LCDs!

I think I did well on the left, but I didn't quite get it perfect on the right side, so I probably was pointed a bit off to one side. And of course, I can't tweak the perspective in basic editing.

Shot with my point-and-shoot because it's light, so I can easily carry it to work!


Rhonda Burger January 30, 2008

Very cool Jeffrey. Love your comp and the sepia is great. Rhonda #842687

Irene Colling level-classic February 21, 2008

Wow, what a wonderful place to work. There is a lot to like in this shot. Your framing is perfect, depth of field good tones excellent. Very well done. #5528713

Katarina Mansson February 23, 2008

Excellent POV, soft colors, perspective, composition and lighting. Congratulations! #5537484

Robert Baer February 23, 2008

congrats on your finalist. your sepia and pov are excellent! #5538299

Patrick Rouzes level-classic February 23, 2008

Congratulations on this amazing finalist,Jeffrey!!! #5541075

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 24, 2008

Fantastic image, Jeffrey! Is this in DC? Congratulations! #5545433

March 16, 2008

Excellent....................! #5648149

Gail Vitikacs level-classic March 24, 2008

Beautiful results! #5687453

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