The Stairs


It was a lovely day yesterday in the Delaware Valley, so my wife and I decided to take Bump for a walk down by the river. It wasn’t the best time of the day for photographs, the light was harsh, but it was so beautiful I couldn’t consider leaving my camera behind. I attached my fisheye lens, as I’m fascinated by the different looks it affords me. The photo below is an example of why I enjoy walking with this lens.

I’ve attempted to photograph these steps on a number of occasions, but I’ve never had a lens wide enough to do justice to the scene. At 7.5 mm, however, the fisheye allows me to capture the whole set of stairs, as well as Delaware River and Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. The lens distortion at this angle adds to its charm. I developed the photo in color, and then added a black and white filter. I love how it turned out.

Stairs in the seawall on the Delaware
Panasonic G7 with 7.5 mm fisheye lens, ƒ/4, ISO 200, 1/500 sec