Stairs

Monday was a school vacation in honor of the great Martin Luther King. The weather was dark and stormy. I took my older two boys, Julian and Nicky, into San Francisco to explore the (mostly interior) passages of the Hyatt atrium (below) and Embarcadero Center (above).

Atrium

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Of course, I was multitasking, combining parenthood and Dad-dom with photography. My camera backpack and tripod were on my back. Like the last time I was in Embarcadero, I gravitated to the dingy spiral stairs in the dark nether regions of Embarcadero #2. (You can see some earlier versions towards the bottom of the linked story.) The stairs don’t look dark in the photo above, but they were only dimly lit on this very gray day. Amazing how this low-light subject brightens up in the face of a long digital exposure!

[Nikon D300, 10.5mm digital fisheye, 10 seconds at f/22 and ISO 100, tripod mounted.]

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