Those are the stairs in the alley behind the old St. James Healthcare. I really wish I would have had someone else with me, so I could have gotten a different angle on the shoes, or maybe included someones face in the photo.
Anyway, the lighting was pretty good for this photo.The sun was shining through the openings at the top of the stairs, but not below the level I was at. So below the shoes is much darker, flatter light, and at the top the light was bright and had a lot of contrast. Also, it was near sunset so the light shining at the top is warm, and the light at the bottom of the stairs is in the shade, so it’s cool. I really couldn’t have asked for better light.