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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
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.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Copyright: © ann petruckevitch