I wanted to get this shot because of the way the light was falling on the door, but mostly because of the take-out box on the steps. At first glance I almost passed this opportunity over because of the ‘trash’ on the steps and I thought it would ruin the picture. After looking at it for a minute I decided I liked it and wanted to try to get a shot. It wasn’t exactly easy – there was a chain-link fence surrounding this area and not much choice in where to shoot from. I would have preferred to get a little more of the door in the photo, but I was shooting with my lens stuck partially through the chain-link fence and I wasn’t willing to risk my camera or the lens to twist the fence in order get a little more to the left.
I like the results and processed the photo this way because it makes me think that whatever is inside that take-out box has grown to the point that it has slipped out, infected the steps, is now growing on the bannister and slowly turning it black. What do you think?