For all the laughter left on the stairs
One of the more charming parts of Hall Summit Elementary were the wide staircases. I find the school staircase to always have a built-in sentimentality factor. It’s a space where kids get to open up for a few minutes between class changes. The schoolhouse harbors both good and bad memories for everyone I imagine, but I doubt there are many bad memories surrounding the staircase space, unless of course, someone had experienced a fall down the stairs.
I processed a black and white version of the same photo and I’m split between which one I prefer. When we made our way to this section of the school it was around 10:30am and the light was falling in great angles through the windows and holes in the school. This was another bracketed shot but I didn’t care for how the HDR photo was shaping out. I ended up taking the underexposed bracket and toned it using Lightroom and its luminance & saturation controls under its color tab.