Two in a row. This is the second non-landscape photograph posted of the Point Arena area, which is a bit of an oddity since every other photo, but one, has been of the landscape, usually of the spectacular geology. Yet when given the opportunity, put me into an old building and add some shadows, I will spend just as much time being snapping away.
When we decided to visit the Point Arena Lighthouse and specifically take the tour to climb the stairs to the observations deck at the top, I knew the one photograph I wanted to take was looking down the stairway and creating the nautilus effect — Point Arena (CA), Lighthouse Stairs, Monochrome. But as I mentioned earlier, anytime there are industrial elements along with shadows, there are shots to be taken.
The one element I am not sure about with photograph is the reflection of the light off the white walls. While the reflection provides another textural element, the focal point besides the stairs should the shadows being created on the wall, not the wall. The reflection could easily be removed in-camera by adjusting the circular polarizer (c-pol) filter or even with a little more effert in post processing. For now, I will leave it as is and see if it grows on me.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO100, 18mm, f/14, 30 sec
Point Arena (CA), Peeking Light, Metal Stairs, Monochrome. Point Arena, CA. June 29, 2015. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.