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Grand Orient Cafe - Light Bulb Staircase



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24 Comments | Report
justshazzoffler
 
justshazzoffler December 02, 2015
Fantastic shot. Love it because its different. Great job :)
quincyfloyd PRO+
 
quincyfloyd December 03, 2015
Fabulous composition and use of perspective
rogerwauters
 
rogerwauters December 08, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
rogerwauters
 
rogerwauters December 08, 2015
Indeed a wonderful photo. The top of the stairs (i think you looked up) look like a lamp on top...that spot should be lit for a even better effect, not too bright of course :)
lkspencer
 
lkspencer December 08, 2015
nice eye to get this and skilled photo
GordonKoh PRO+
 
GordonKoh December 14, 2015
Wow, amazing lines.
1964moose PRO
 
1964moose December 17, 2015
Excellent images
Laksana98
 
Laksana98 December 22, 2015
amazing.... out of the box
HunnyBee
 
HunnyBee December 22, 2015
Now that is a photo that makes me go "WOW!!!"
dotdeangelo
 
dotdeangelo December 23, 2015
Great ide????
Kathy_Banich
 
Kathy_Banich December 31, 2015
What a great image - your pov is alluring and perfect achieving both interest and amazement as the stairs resemble a light bulb. Awesome creativity
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq January 19, 2016
Simple and precise - perfectly composed - love it!
potterpals PRO
 
potterpals January 21, 2016
Amazing capture. Great composition. Good eye to find this.
katharinetrucanoreesey
 
katharinetrucanoreesey January 27, 2016
Before I read your description, totally thought it looked like a light bulb!! Sooooo creative...I LOVE it!!! :)
rong792 PRO+
 
rong792 February 16, 2016
Great POV. Nice clear details.
Lagona
 
Lagona March 01, 2016
Hermosa
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edandaniphone March 20, 2016
Amazing.
petermoore_4527
 
petermoore_4527 April 10, 2016
Amazing shot, well done for spotting this great composition.
md19
 
md19 April 12, 2016
Another winner!!
lindiekolver PRO
 
lindiekolver April 17, 2016
I admire the people designing these wonderful staircases and admire photographers enjoying them, finding different perspectives to show them off even better.
jollyk1
 
jollyk1 July 24, 2016
What's not to like? This is fantastic!
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DWOZ August 01, 2016
Your photographs are absolutely phenomenal.. thank you for letting us all see your work. I wanted to like every one of them!
gldosa PRO+
 
gldosa November 20, 2017
Very, very cool shot.
jleighkelley PRO+
 
jleighkelley December 22, 2018
This is a really neat shot! Looks like a path to engineering on a space station. Love the lighting!

Behind The Lens

Location
This shot was taken in a museum in Prague. The building is beautiful and the artwork fantastic. I had to search for the stair as I had seen it before in photos and didn't realize the size of it until I found it.
Time
This was taken late at night near closing time which made for very little traffic on the stair and I didn't have to fight any other photographers for the very small space.
Lighting
This was taken during the evening hours and the light bulb was not allowing any light to penetrate through the glass. This was a little different than any other shot I have seen of the Light Bulb Staircase and I found that it was unique because of the lighting.
Equipment
Canon 5D Mark III with Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens. No tripod. The camera body was laid on the ground the the shutter was released from the finger shutter release.
Inspiration
I'm always inspired by amazing architecture and I want to do everything possible to celebrate that creative vision that the architects and craftsman were feeling when they dreamt about the design and when the crafted the final product.
Editing
One of the things I did during this shot was I had to flip it over because in order to capture this you only have a very small limited space so I had to mirror the whole shot. Other than that it was mainly adjusting the highlights and the shadows and some minor touch ups on the exposure.
In my camera bag
Canon 5D Mark IV; Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L; Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L; Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L; Sigma 50mm f/1.4; Canon 2x Extender III; Canon 24-105mm f/4 L; Canon 100mm f/2.8 L
Feedback
This is always a great reminder that when you are shooting that you need to be looking up! You never know where the most stunning of details lie in a work of art envisioned through the creative minds of architects! Bravo! You should go and look for this while you are in beautiful Prague!

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