Saturday, June 28, 2008

French up

Here's what happened. I was walking down int the French Quarter of New Orleans when my eyes fixed on this fire escaped stairs. I determined to see if I could find a angle to capture its zig-zagging. Across the street I tried a few angles. Under the stairs I tried. Down the street, up the street. Then the clouds started moving across the top. I decided to try shooting it with a polarizing filter and sepia toning to get that "white cloud- dark sky effect. " This is the result. Nothing at all like I thought when I started. Go figure.

-- steve buser

9 comments:

D said...

Nice shot and effect, intentional or not!

New Orleans News Ladder said...

Hmmmm
Grrrr
Steve, do you ever do any sunrises?
Need a sunrise here.
No coffee grrr...
Grrrr
T'anks,
Editilla

Gwen said...

I like the composition, Steve. The way you captured the building at an angle--juxtaposes well with the sky-cloud effect.

Nathalie said...

Wow, what a striking photo !
Just make sure you record how you achieved this, you could want to make more of these, it's remarkable.

photowannabe said...

What a great experiment. Nice composition. At first I thought the building was on fire. Isn't playing with the camera fun?

GMG said...

Hi Steve! Back to blogosphere after another busy (and annoying) week… ;)
Great shot you worked out here!! Also loved to read the Boiling Mad; great text! And the Children's Museum seems to be an incredible interesting spot!!!
Thanks for your comment at Blogtrotter, still strolling in the streets of Santiago de Compostela, now racing the famous Paris-Dakar… Enjoy and have a nice weekend!

Mo said...

Great photo!

Layrayski said...

Thanks for the behind the scene commentary while capturing the photo. Dramatic shot!

The Mulligan Family said...

Very artistic shot, Steve. Enjoyed your description of how you took it, and the trial and error leading up to the final photo. Beautiful.