Thursday, February 16, 2012

Week 8 - Stairway

I'm joining a weekly photo feedback group.   Part of my goal of my Photo 52 challenge is to share my photos and gather more feedback.  I have to admit that both sides of the feedback area a bit uncomfortable for me.  But I also know that I want to take my photography skills from good to great and that takes feedback. 

Week 8 and I'm wrapping up my photos from my Singapore trip.  This week is another shot from Pulau Ubin.  As I walked the wetlands boardwalk, I was surprised to find this overgrown staircase.  It was well cleared in its day.  I wonder what caused it to be abandoned.  How long has it gone unused?  I love that is it the hidden surprise in this photo.  I really see a rocky coastline shadowed by the lush greenery.  It is easy to skip over, but then I notice the steep staircase.  I'd would have loved to explore it!   

I believe that each one of us holds our own hidden staircase.  It might be part of our own overgrown history.  But it is still something special.  And that abandoned staircase is just waiting for someone to climb it to see the spectacular view that is just over the hill. 


  1. What a great thing that you joined the Photo Feedback -challenge! And thanks for the visit in my blog!

    Your image is very pretty, such a green and beautiful landscape. Maybe you could improve it by making the staircase a bit more visible, since that is you main theme in the picture? It is so well hidden in the green plants... but if you tried to photoshop it, maybe lighten the shadows a bit? Or maybe a little tighter cropping might help also (although I love the rocks in the front, great to have them in the picture).

    A great story behind your image, about hidden staircases :-)

  2. This is a beautiful photo. I love the lush greens and rugged stones. I think perhaps cropping in on the stairway a bit more would help lead your eye through the photo and add a bit more interest. It's a beautiful setting and I like your composition!

    Thank you for your thoughtful comment on my blog. I really appreciate it!

  3. I love this landscape. I think it is magnificent. You captured the colors so well.
    I am having a hard time finding the focal point of the photo. I agree with the others, maybe a crop would help point my eye the direction you want it to go. Maybe a crop that is portrait (vertical) and not landscape (horizontal)? That way you could keep the lovely rocks in the front that give it perspective while still showing off the staircase.

    I want to thank you so much for joining in. It is pretty brave to put your work out there and ask for feedback. I am happy you did. :)