The Metro escalator – taken 3/27/11 in Washington DC, USA.

Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 10-20 mm wide angle lens
HDR/Tonemapping in Photomatix Pro
Handheld – 3 exposures: -2, 0, +2, F/8, ISO 3200
Layered in adobe photoshop with my cookie sheet, plus some dodging and burning


  • 4/5/11 ~ HDR Photography


  • john forrant
    john forrantover 3 years ago

    Lori, I love this. Almost looks like an escalator leading to the USS Enterprise from StarTrek

  • Jan Pudney
    Jan Pudneyover 3 years ago

  • Shelley Neff
    Shelley Neffover 3 years ago

    This turned out great! I love how you lightened the middle escalator…it’s leading the way!! Great work Lori!!

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyover 3 years ago

    Wonderful perspective and composition! tony

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    This is one impressive staircase! You composition is excellent and so is the exposure! And I have to agree it definitely sets a sci-fi mood!

  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsover 3 years ago

    Superb shot of this great American architecture, Lori! Beautiful view!

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 3 years ago

    Great HDR capture!

  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonover 3 years ago


  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 3 years ago

    The lead in works a treat. Great shot.
    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 3 years ago

    Very dramatic capture!! Well done, Lori!

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