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Since upload (Nov ’11) this image lacked a title …
until my friend James Smith suggested it was rather reminiscent of the shadowy mystique
made famous by one Alfred Hitchcock … thank you James, thank you Alfred :-)

Canon 50D, 50mm f1.8
Available light (September, Autumn night in Prague, set of stairs leading up to the Charles Bridge)
Post-ed colour conversion to b/w, contrast adjust.

‘Europe 2011’ image journal series

Views 346 – 28th January 2013
365 Day Project – street – day 32

Featured in:
That 70’s Shot” – 27th November 2011
Just Fun Group” – 27th November 2011
50mm Prime Group” – 28th November 2011
The Magic of Black and White” – 5th December 2011


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Capturing people being people, and the finer details of four and two wheeled blingy classic automotives – two fave ‘topics’ of imagery :-))

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  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 3 years ago

    What a wonderful sense of mystery, the shadows are gorgeous, that guy ascending the stairs really creates an air of tension, I want to shout at him not to go up there!

  • LOL!!! … :-D
    Colour version was ho-hum … but once converted to b/w and a small bump in contrast, the foreboding ominous feel to this took over – totally unexpected!!! Honoured for the ‘fave’ Berns, thanks so much!! :-)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • michael scott
    michael scottalmost 3 years ago

    LOVE this. the light and shadows are perfect and the guy heading into the unknown darkness caps it all off. great work, ell!

  • Thank you so very much, Michael :-))
    Had taken a prior “ok” shot, sans anyone/any thing … then saw this guy coming along and almost prayed he would start up those stairs!!! ;-)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • rofoto
    rofotoalmost 3 years ago

    great light (fall off) and beautifully composed

  • Thank you so very much, MrO, also the fave! :-)))
    Grateful for two fab street lights to cast some eery shadows, and a gent who kindly strolled into my image … those stairs and rails were a delicious find, at the time! :-D

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Jenni Tanner
    Jenni Tanneralmost 3 years ago

    Oooh love this Ell – especially the shadowed figure lurking on the right! :-)

  • Thank you very much, Jen!
    Could have happily paid that guy to walk into the image – as it was, got him for free! :-D

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • geof
    geofalmost 3 years ago

    looks like Jack the Ripper territory, transplanted to Europe.

  • Ooooh, hadn’t thought of that about this … but you’re right, Geof, as always! :-)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 2 years ago

    Wonderful shot!

  • Thanks heaps, John :-))))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • tenzil
    tenzilover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in That 70’s Shot.

  • Thanks so much!! Wooop! First feature with your group!! :-D

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • waxyfrog
    waxyfrogover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature. A beautiful image

  • Thank you very much, Barb! :-)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago
  • Kala, thank you very very much for the feature! :-)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • KathyT
    KathyTover 2 years ago

    Excellent light/shadows and mystery.

  • Thank you, Kathy :-)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

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