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