3 | July
"Lonely Staircase"
General: 2:43 PM on 1/22/05 | Canon 300D
Technical: 1/250sec | f/9.0 | 22mm (35mm) | ISO-100
Lens: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

This was taken at Ironwood, a Christian camp in the California desert.

I'm leaving today for Six Flags Magic Mountain with my college youth group. I won't be back until late Tuesday, so my photoblog will be on autopilot for the next several days. I will also be away from email, so I'll get back to you as soon as I return.

categories: desert landscape monochrome

Thoughts of: Nik
July 3rd, 2005 at 8:47 AM

Quite the interesting staircase... It's out there in the middle of nowhere...As for the photo... looks like something off a scene of an old western like Gunsmoke or something... cool!

Thoughts of: Ian
July 3rd, 2005 at 2:07 PM

A strong challenging image. Asks a lot of questions - Why? Where? Who built it?

Love the lead in and the strong shadow too Ryan - see you when you return.

Thoughts of: Mark
July 3rd, 2005 at 4:58 PM

I love the shadow and the stairs, but it seems the horizion is lacking in contrast. . .or something.

Good shot, Ryan

Thoughts of: owen
July 4th, 2005 at 2:45 AM

Great B&W photograph, lovely shadows of that lonely old handrail. It certainly does make you think 'What's that doing there?'

Thoughts of: Margaret
July 5th, 2005 at 1:46 AM

a very inspiring image. it gives a lot to think about . . . where does the path lead? and who is taking it? is it the photographer or the viewer?

sorry, philosophical mood.

Thoughts of: Darren
July 5th, 2005 at 11:59 AM

Beautiful scene. Interesting that this doesn't appear to lead anywhere.

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