Times Square Stairs

Times Square Stairs

The theme of the week for 52Frames this past week was “Stairs.”  I took several shots around Midtown Manhattan, looking for the perfect stairs shot.

This is the shot I submitted.  These are the famous red stairs by the TKTS booth in Times Square.  I took this shot while seated on the ground in front of the stairs.  I thought about the best way to try to capture these iconic steps.  My first few shots were okay, but nothing to write home about.  Eventually, I hit upon the idea of tilting my camera to the side to give us this unusual view.



Among the other shots I took that day include:

A tourist on the red Times Square steps.

A tourist on the red Times Square steps.

This is a variation of the shot I actually submitted.  I debated back and forth between this shot and the one I actually submitted.  Ultimately I went with the other one because I love the diagonal tilt.

Other shots that I took again include:

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The two shots above are from Central Park.  I went on a photo walk the previous Sunday in Central Park by Belvedere Castle.
20141218_Stairs-37_webThis last shot was taken by the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue.  To be fair, this is not an original shot — I saw it in a blog post on stair shots.  Nonetheless, I went there to see if I could find an original take on the shot.  I didn’t have a lot of time to spend there and so I didn’t really have a chance to experiment much.

What do you think?  Did I choose the right shot?