Forest Stairs by John Caruso
Gear: Canon 7D, EF35mm f/1.4L USM
Exposure: 1/640 at f/9, ISO 1250, Natural Light, B/W Conversion in Perfect BW 8.5
On a whim I pulled over into a forest preserve parking lot. I looked around and had very little interest in shooting anything there. As I was turning around in the parking lot to head toward the exit, I noticed these stairs. They had an interesting texture and quality to them, so I made a few exposures.
However, I didn't really get excited about the image until I processed it into black and white. At that point, the completeness of the photograph came out in the way that I had envisioned it in my head as I was pressing the shutter.