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R1232104L (Camera: Ricoh GX200)

The fun thing about photography is that the way to document a scene is limited only by the photographer's imaginations, aesthetic sense and, to a lesser extent, skills.

This is the same staircase posted some month ago.

Now, several minor tips about the composition of this shot: The areas showing the railings on the upper left corner and the upper right margin were included for a good purpose -- to make the final image less dry and drab. Unlike the previous bird's eye shot of this staircase, a frame covering the staircase alone from this angle can only produce a monotonous and suffocating image. The purposeful inclusions have some merit by giving viewers a sense of where the staircase and the passer-by came from, hence enhancing the flow and continuity of the whole picture.

Moreover, the lower end of the staircase is cropped as such but not with the last flights of steps across the entire lower frame for a purpose too.  While the latter composition is restraining (seemingly a dead end, and with the staircase leading to the same direction), the adopted composition is liberating (the railings on both sides leading the eye to the right and the left) and probably more interesting (imagination will be given naturally to which way the passer-by may go). With the adopted composition, the theme of curvature is visually and sensuously more expressive.

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