Stair Lighting

Stair Lighting

Stair Lighting, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

Last night Joseph and I visited Sutro Baths for a shoot in the fog. This is the stairs going back up to the parking lot. Joseph held the light and I made a series of 30 second exposures. The fog combined with mercury vapor flood lighting to make the orange glow in the background.

Joseph’s idea was to create an image of a stairway to hell, which as an idea contrasts nicely with my recently blogged Stairway to Heaven, but should probably be going down rather than up, and likely would require physical model making or virtual compositing. A couple of my impossible images such as Calling Alice or Endless Stair might come close. (Check out my Impossible set on Flickr.)

My own, rather more modest, goal was to use the fog, night lighting, and shadows in an interesting composition.

This entry was posted in Bemusements, Digital Night, Photography.

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