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Featured in Stairs and Staircases August 22, 2010.
Featured in Dimensions September 13, 2009.
Featured in HDR Photography September 3, 2009.
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I’m always fascinated by architecture … especially that which has seen better days. The stories these buildings could tell!!! This wonderful old stairway is located to the side of Dilbert’s General Merchandise which, it is my understanding, is soon to be torn down. It is located in Pavia, Pennsylvania, just off route 869. I took this hand-held image on February 22, 2009, in freezing temps during a light snowstorm with the Nikon D40x and the 18-200mm vr Nikon lens. Shutter was 1/125, aperture was 5.6, exp was .33, iso was 400. Post processing included hdr in Photomatix from 3 duplicated images at -/+2 eval.

Companion piece to Dilbert’s General Merchandise

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  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture and treatment sweetie. Fantastic work.

  • Thanks, Tenia!!!!!! I can’t believe these old shops are still there … the ceiling caved in months ago … how I wish I could get inside!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrover 5 years ago

    Yes a really excellent image Lois, great work.

  • Hi Gary … thank you very much!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 5 years ago

    Awesome texture and color!

  • Thanks, Joanne … these old structures really have a lot of character!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 5 years ago

    wow, we are back to the winter, excellent work my friend

  • LOL … Luda, it won’t be long now!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Dante21
    Dante21over 5 years ago

    very cool !

  • thank you, Stephan!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 5 years ago

    please do not remind me, not a big fan of cold

  • <tossing you the blankets> Well … you still have a couple of months!!!!! Thanks, hon!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Tania Palermo
    Tania Palermoover 5 years ago

    I love these old builidngs too. You did such a great job with this.

  • Thanks, Tania!!!!! I am always dragging my foot out the car door when we pass something like this!!!! LOL!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Yuri Lev
    Yuri Levover 5 years ago

    It looks like you captured this at either sunset or sunrise. It makes me think of the old west, even though it was taken in PA.

  • Thank you, Yuri, actually I took this at about noon … but there was a snow storm coming in so the light was very subdued.

    – Lois Bryan

  • Merrilyn Hunt
    Merrilyn Huntover 5 years ago

    Cool colours and character, Lois. Nice work.

  • Hi Merrilyn!!! Thank you very much!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Claire  Farley
    Claire Farleyover 5 years ago

    Excellent! Love the colour tones and lighting

  • thank you so much, Claire!!

    – Lois Bryan

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