today was one of those days where instead of playing around with my camera for awhile to get a shot i liked, i had a specific image in my head that i set out to take. in fact, i had my camera in hand for less than 10 minutes total today, which was kind of a nice break from carrying it around for hours. and, i managed to get almost exactly the picture i was hoping to get, plus one i hadn't thought of before i started shooting.
i really love the light we get in our our stairwell. even though it's very dim, it's also really dramatic while still being soft. the above picture is one i hadn't envisioned, but i noticed the line the rail created as he started down and snapped it in a split second before he turned the corner. i was lucky enough to grab focus and get a keeper :)
this was the one i had in mind when i set out to take today's picture. i love the lines created by the rail and the stairs, and the way the light works its way into the frame. because the stairwell is so dark, i had my ISO cranked way up which created a decent amount of grain. usually i feel like grainy photos look better in b&w, but i actually really liked the color look here, so i decided to do a version of each.
happy friday all! we've got a busy Easter weekend, so the next few days will likely be blog-less ones. look for a daily photo on my facebook page instead :)