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Old Mar 1, 2011, 10:59 PM   #1
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Default Pedestrian Activity - Stairs

Two taken this morning:

Early morning pedestrian:



No longer for pedestrians:

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Old Mar 1, 2011, 11:59 PM   #2
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Like the second, good lines. Good lack of pedestrians...oh, the peace.
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Old Mar 2, 2011, 4:34 PM   #3
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I like a lot the first one.
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Were you flat on your tummy shooting #1? Nicely done.
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Old Mar 2, 2011, 7:55 PM   #5
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Beautiful isolation of the subject to emphasize the effect in the first shot.
It took me a second or two to finally get the second shot but I 'm impressed by the out of the box thinking.
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Walter, the camera was sitting on the ground (bricks), I used live view to line up the shot - left the tripod at home. I don't use live view very much, but it comes in handy once in a while. Also I got lucky with the person coming down the stairs, 6 - 6:30 am isn't a time when many are around and I was expecting to take some shots of empty steps.

I've always liked the staircase in the second picture, but have found it difficult to photograph. I thought this time (done just after 7 am) it worked better, and the "sidewalk closed" sign put it well within the challenge subject.
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The 2nd shot really has a lot going on if you break down the components of stairs, ramp etc.

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Hmmm - maybe my problem with the second staircase is that there's too much going on. I may have to re-think the way I've photographed it, to try to simplify it - try to capture one aspect or another that interests me.
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