15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Climbing the stone chest
The photograph is an abstract interpretation of a chest x-ray. The mirrored image accentuates the light and dark of the staircase, forming a symmetric shape that likens it to the density of light passing through a chest when taking an x-ray of it.
The column central to the staircase, like a spine, stands strong supporting the stone steps, and as in an x-ray the light moves in and out between the ribs that define the enclosed cavernous structure that is the chest, the shadows and hi-lights move up the staircase until they finally disappear.
© ann petruckevitch.
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||Nov. 11, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
||Canon EOS 5D