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Magic staircase

I was eating my lunch a few days ago when this staircase and wall caught my attention. I've seen this wall and staircase almost every day for the past eight years but they've never caught my attention this way before. This time I was sitting down directly in front of them looking straight at them.



It wasn't the artistic shapes on the wall that caught my eye - it was the curvature of the staircase. The panels on the wall do enhance the attractiveness of the scene - they seem to serve as a counter balance to the curving staircase. The panels are actually acoustic panels used to reduce the noise in the room and absorb echos. The room was insufferably noisy before they hung acoustic panels on the ceiling and walls.

I used my little pocket camera. This isn't the best picture in the world but I like it. A sophisticated camera with adjustments on the lens and film (image) plane would be able to eliminate the key-stoning at the top the panels.

Moonrise over Denver


Moonrise over Denver
December 10, 2008 4:18 P.M. MST
Casio EX-277
f5.4, 1/160sec, Fl 16.5mm
facing east (away from the mountains)
cropped