This picture is looking down the stairs (with your back to the Entry door of the house).

You are (essentially speaking) standing on the second landing after leaving the front door landing. This is the landing that is connected to the stairs as they descend down to the driveway. Note the "thirty ( something) degree angle of the deck boards as the come to the top stair. The deck wood is a Brazilian hardwood known as IPe (E-pay). It's very hard and similar too teak. The finish is a marine spar varnish. All screw holes in the deck were drilled and plugged with the same material (much akin to the way boat decks are done).