Stairway to the Republic

If you read the blog a couple of days ago I went on an early morning photo walk in Downtown Denver on a Saturday morning.  I normally will carry with me on downtown photo walks both my 24-70mm and 16-35 so I can capture up close and some wide-angle shots.  I decided to challenge myself this Saturday morning and just put on the 50mm prime to see if I could look at the city in a different perspective.  I’ve always used the 50mm for portrait work and it is a great lens for that purpose, but I knew I could get more out of it.  I started off in front of the Brown Palace, but never really got my muse at the Brown, so I ventured over in front of Republic Plaza.  This started me on a Republic Plaza theme on this photo walk.  I’m not sure when I’ll post the remaining photos up, but I’ve tagged with Republic Plaza so you can eventually see my whole series of shots around Republic Plaza.  These stairs and the railing caught my eye…the sharp metal contrasting to the natural stone and granite.  This Saturday morning was a quite contrast to the thousands of people who walk up these stairs every morning to work.

Stairway to the Republic - ©Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.
©Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Capture Notes:

  • Camera:  Canon EOS 5D Mk II
  • Lens:  Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length:  50mm
  • Aperture:  f/1.4
  • Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec.
  • Post Processing:  Aperture – various adjustments