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Stairs of Art by =Nightline is a wonderful example of staircase photography. The curve of the ironwork wraps the image together nicely and pulls the viewer into the picture. (
This is pretty, yes, but I get this feeling that it is just a picture of stairs. It tells no story that I can see, and it doesn't inspire me in any way, shape or form.
However, I do have a rule for myself- for every negative comment, two positives.
So, the architecture is gorgeous. I love how the flowers in the railings seem to be part of the building. I love how the stairs are square, and yet somehow round. The tiles glisten in the light, and the colors are very bright. And most of all, I love how the outside, closer to the camera seems bright and chipper in sharp contrast to the more serious setting underneath the surface.
I see what you mean. To me, Architecture Photography doesn't necessarily have to tell a story per se; sometimes a play of light of shadows, a combination of forms and colors, a detail on a pattern.. can create a visual image, nearly abstract, that makes me see the object in a new way. In this case, this staircase looks almost like an eye. I love the combination of colors and it's rare that I look at a staircase from this angle too. That's the reason why I thought it deserved a feature.
But it's a personal opinion, art is subjective. That's what's wonderful about it!
I know. I love that everyone has different views of art and what it is. I guess I like it so much because it has no boundaries, and that there are no rules to go by, and people having different opinions on it keeps me wondering... And this /is/ a very nice picture.