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Staircase Descending to Fish Pond
2nd PlaceStaircase Descending to Fish Pond
Keith Maniac


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Perspective II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
Date: Sep 9, 2005
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 9, 2005

Focal length: 10mm

Thanks to flip89 for inspiring this shot.

Here is an outtake from the photoshoot.



Statistics
Place: 2 out of 544
Avg (all users): 7.4817
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 7.4465
Avg (non-participants): 7.5211
Views since voting: 15486
Views during voting: 540
Votes: 301
Comments: 47
Favorites: 53 (view)


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04/17/2008 08:56:44 PM
Very nice shot!!
Do you mind I ask where is this stair located at?
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11/29/2005 04:07:18 PM
Love the bold ,graphic look to this. Great black and white tones. Adding to my faves.
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10/16/2005 11:01:58 AM
Superb use of distortion and perspective, love it!
Black and white is a good choice too.
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09/27/2005 06:52:51 PM
Excellent view - nice one.
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09/22/2005 09:53:03 PM
Hey Keith: you are on a roll! Congratulations on your Red with this breathtaking b/w study.
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09/21/2005 11:50:09 PM
Great image! Great perspective and one of the best ones indeed!
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09/21/2005 09:19:40 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon winning image! Simply awesome!
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09/21/2005 05:43:59 PM
Originally posted by ubique:

Hey Chris - sorry for all the bizarre duplications ... I'd been trying unsuccessfully to post when the site was acting up, and didn't realise all my attempts were being queued up like that. Hopefully someone (D&L?) might rescue me & delete all the superfluous edited posts below. P.


Done - thanks to whoever removed them!
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09/21/2005 05:23:12 PM
I love the perspective in this photo! Very unusual, and very very cool! Congratulations on your red ribbon.
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09/21/2005 02:09:42 PM
I knew this was ribbon worthy! It was a definite 10 in my book! Congratulations!
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09/21/2005 01:58:15 PM
Congrats Christopher on a worthy ribbon. At last someone comes along to get a decent score for this awesome lens, I am glad it was you.
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09/21/2005 10:12:34 AM
This definitely goes into my favourites! Spot-on for giving a unique and refreshing perspective to a subject matter that's been endlessly tried and tested. Love the overall light and contrast.
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09/21/2005 08:04:50 AM
Congratulations on your Ribbon with this very cool perspective shot! Great subject well captured for this challenge
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09/21/2005 05:12:54 AM
Hey Chris - sorry for all the bizarre duplications ... I'd been trying unsuccessfully to post when the site was acting up, and didn't realise all my attempts were being queued up like that. Hopefully someone (D&L?) might rescue me & delete all the superfluous edited posts below. P.
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09/21/2005 03:06:45 AM
Wow! Okay, first of all - WOW at the photograph. Amazing shot - great contrast, great tones, great lines, and.. dare I say it? - Great perspective.

Second of all - wow at all those duplicate comments!
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09/21/2005 01:39:23 AM
Oh no, not you again? That's twice in a month, Chris. Voters here must be doing an awful lot of late night drinking.
It's brilliant. Truly one of the best images on the site, and a great addition to your portfolio. It's also a welcome relief (and surprise) to see such a cerebral work score so well. I didn't comment during voting because I didn't vote, or even look. 536 entries!
The composition is terrific ... hints of MC Escher, but with a whiff of zen! The white fish is a master stroke ... how you got the little bugger to hold perfect position right there is beyond me. Nails?
Probably the most impressive aspect is the crop ... I know that awesome little lens screwed down to 10mm made it possible, but the crop is nevertheless absolutely audacious and a great tribute to your vision. There! Enough sycophancy ... I'm off for a late night drink.
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09/21/2005 12:06:03 AM
wow what an amazing staircase! Is that a pool at the bottom?!??!Congrats on the ribbon Keith :D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2005 11:29:27 PM
nice perspective and cool idea nice lighting
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09/20/2005 07:28:19 PM
wow....nice. i like the black and white alot. good job.
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09/20/2005 02:23:51 PM
What a staircase, very cool.
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09/20/2005 05:20:26 AM
cool
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09/19/2005 04:06:06 PM
oh...I feel dizzy now...excellent abstract, or should I saw op art...regardless, nicely seen.
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09/18/2005 10:49:39 PM
Nice choice of composition/crop. Sopt-on exposure, good range of tones in the final image. A really nice abstract.
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09/18/2005 12:38:32 PM
excellent ...8
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09/18/2005 12:32:20 PM
By far my favorite - sure to be a ribbon winner. Congratulations! 10!
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09/16/2005 10:27:15 PM
This is cool.
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09/16/2005 07:34:11 PM
amazing depth! great job
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09/16/2005 07:22:45 PM
Nice clean image with lots of good perspective. Good Job!
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09/16/2005 11:22:32 AM
I love this picture! Wish I could have found a stairwell like this. B/W made the shot - great tone.
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09/16/2005 10:18:18 AM
Wow. Great shot. Nailed the theme, great sharpness and tones.
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09/16/2005 04:58:20 AM
Cool angle and framing.
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09/16/2005 04:55:40 AM
This is CRAZY! I love it. I like how you made this black and white. PERFECT! 10!!
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09/15/2005 07:37:27 PM
I just love this photograph.Lovely work.
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09/15/2005 04:38:20 PM
Great perspective. 8
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09/15/2005 03:52:13 PM
How cool is this? Vertigo on any level (it would seem). Great shot and it is enhanced by you going with b/w. Great job.
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09/15/2005 11:55:34 AM
This is just awesome...my favorite picture for this challenge. I get dizzy just looking at it!
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09/15/2005 11:34:40 AM
Very cool architecture....And an excellent POV. B&W was a good choice for this.
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09/15/2005 10:46:24 AM
Oh this is very cool! Love the shape- like teardrops. The contrast is really good too. I tried to do a similar shot and failed. You did a good job. The symmetry is really powerful.
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09/14/2005 07:54:02 PM
I like your choice of making this black and white. Very dramatic. Nice.
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09/14/2005 01:21:04 PM
Very well presented, i love the use of B/W
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09/14/2005 01:08:08 PM
i love this shot, the lines & angels are great
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09/14/2005 12:23:50 PM
great!
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09/14/2005 07:44:53 AM
I really like this one... Fish eye?
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09/14/2005 04:11:22 AM
Wow is that real?
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09/14/2005 01:30:08 AM
Very well done. I predit a top 10. 10
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09/14/2005 01:02:38 AM
Definitely meets the challenge. I love the contrast you achieved here.
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09/14/2005 12:49:13 AM
wow
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