This beautiful staircase was photographed during a paranormal investigation in Cripple Creek, CO. See the rocking duck on the landing below? While I was taking this shot, I thought to myself, “If that duck starts rocking on its own, I’m out of here.” Fortunately for me, it didn’t move because the only way out would have been to go down the stairs past it.
This is a 3-exposure HDR image processed with Photomatix. After blending and tonemapping, I used the Camera Raw filter in Photoshop to make basic adjustments. I added a curves adjustment layer as well.