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    Opinions on some stupid images?

    I don't know what possesses me sometimes I have bunches of images of stairs. Anyway shot these while walking around the other day with the wrong camera and wrong film but wanted some opinions.

    Which one? None?

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    Thanks a lot

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    Well I like 1 but, which one for what purpose?

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    Just over all. I will probably print one of them for no particular reason but I am the worlds worst editor. I actually have a collection of prints of stairs for no particular reason. Just nutty I guess or it is some strange subconscious metaphor that causes me to involuntarily take pictures of stairs?

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    I like the 3rd one with the bottom cropped off a bit (to 4x5 ratio).

    Don't feel weird about being drawn to strange subjects for no reason. I'm drawn to electric meters for some reason, especially old ones. I don't know why, and I don't care. Sometimes in photography we don't need to understand. I tend to think though, that it may be something, an emotion or feeling inside of us, that is conveyed through a need to photograph something. I'm sure if we digged deep enough we could figure it out, but life is a journey.

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    You are weird! Stairs? You should be like me and have hundreds of images of benches! Every time i see one i have to shoot it.

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    What's wrong with photographing steps? They look to have quite some character.
    But some planning might be useful next time you come across a scene like this: if you can somehow insert a shadowy figure (i.e. time exposure to record movement) at the top of the stairs in the bottom photo, it would make quite an impressive, suggestive abstract photo.
    That last image appears to have the best exposure.
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    maybe you like the history of stairs. which one do you like?

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    I like number three. It conveys a sense of leading somewhere, whereas the others seem cut-off. Nothing at all wrong with the subject matter as far as I can see.
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    Thanks for all the input. I agree about the planning thing - but knowing how my head works if I turn the theme into a project I will become unbearable. I will put it on my list of someday projects. I have like 70 prints of stairs that I have made just from walkabouts.

    When I saw these I wondered how many people use these everyday? For how long? Nobody seems to give a crap about them or a second thought and they look like they might be completely useless as stairs in like not too too long. Then what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Rollinger View Post
    You are weird! Stairs? You should be like me and have hundreds of images of benches! Every time i see one i have to shoot it.
    I have a bench or so. Usually empty ones.

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