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2018—Stairway to Heaven?

The stairway leading to the boarded up United Brethren Church in the ghost town of Elberton, WA made for an interesting photography challenge: a handheld vertical shot.  I was determined to get this shot without resorting to my tripod.   After quite a few attempts, I managed to handhold vertically (much more challenging for me than horizontal) at a shutter speed of 1/20 sec. something I’ve practiced but have not always achieved.  The additional challenge was viewing the scene while the setting sun to the left shined into my left eye if I moved forward or backward and lost the protection of the tree.  D850, 70-200mm f/4 lens at  92mm, f/5, ISO 64, SS 1/20 sec. not straightened or cropped.


Stairway to heaven.jpg

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