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Curved Perspective
Curved Perspective
Bosborne


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Challenge: Perspective III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ7
Location: Local Bed & Breakfast
Date: Jul 11, 2006
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/6
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2006

I have always wanted to take a photo of this staircase. It's in an old Antebellum house in my hometown that used to be an Antique Shop and is now a Bed and Breakfast/Restaurant.

Natural lighting. Taken at midday.

Added comment:
I so wish that I could have desimplified the stuff on the table. I don't know the new owner very well, so thought it better not to ask. Just one of those things beyond mycontrol....

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 379
Avg (all users): 6.4430
Avg (commenters): 7.2222
Avg (participants): 6.2088
Avg (non-participants): 6.5985
Views since voting: 1871
Views during voting: 334
Votes: 228
Comments: 31
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/14/2008 11:29:30 PM
This is a special perspective in this shot. I have one very similar, shot with a Sony Handicam, in Macon. I was fortunate enough to have a southern belle in an antebellum dress drifting across the floor at the bottom, and no table. The belle helped a lot to put the elements into place about where the shot was taken.
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02/11/2007 03:39:00 PM
I like the table, great image!
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02/11/2007 03:27:36 PM
A Beautiful shot, have you thought of cloning out the table just to see how this would look without it. Or try to go back and shoot again when the sun is at a different angle.
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01/17/2007 11:57:42 PM
I think this is a great shot! I don't think the cluttered table detracts from it THAT much ... in fact, one could argue that it adds a sense of curiosity. "What IS on that table so much in the center of attention?" kind of thing.
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01/17/2007 05:09:51 PM
Very pretty light on the staircase itself. Love the composition, reminds me of a snail shell. :o) My eye is drawn to the table at the foot of the stairs, which is a little blown and kind of cluttered.
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01/17/2007 05:00:46 PM
This is very nice..you are right about the stuff on the table...it would be better if the table was not there.

I wish I could see the railings at the right and left sides of the photo but you may not have been able to get that high... ;-)
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07/29/2006 10:18:12 AM
This is an awesome photo. The angle and colors you captured are perfect.
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07/23/2006 02:07:59 AM
Bah, I never knew my camera could do shot that look so nice =p
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07/20/2006 05:20:53 PM
Woo Hoo! I got bumped to top 20!!
Yay me!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2006 10:35:46 AM
Glad you had something at the bottom for my eye to settle on once it got there, otherwise it would have really been boring.
07/17/2006 07:39:49 PM
Into the votex.... I love i t
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07/17/2006 12:16:07 PM
good colour, tone and light
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07/16/2006 09:44:33 PM
Very nice depth. Great job 10
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07/16/2006 02:22:12 PM
lovely warm colors, excellent example of "golden spiral" (rule of thirds)!
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07/16/2006 08:33:28 AM
Nice perspective. I find the clutter and the lamp on the table distracting...this picture would have been great if the table wasn't there. Still nicely done though.
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07/14/2006 01:55:24 PM
There are many outstanding entries in this challenge but I picked yours as my favorite. The perspective is exceptional but the table at the bottom provides the focal point that makes a winner imho. Best of luck. 10
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07/14/2006 07:09:10 AM
A classic subject re-edited. I realy like to see all the stairway. But it´s fine.
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07/14/2006 06:14:29 AM
Nice composition, very cliche of course but works like a charm, love the lighting too. 7 from me.
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07/13/2006 05:23:13 PM
7 :)
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07/13/2006 04:27:03 PM
Meets Challenge: 1/1
Lighting: 1/2
Focus: 1/2
Creativity: 1/2
Aesthetics: 2/3

Gotta love the intersting lines of a spiral staircase. Overall well done. Some small points... I might have moved the table entirely ouf of this picture, the placement seems to interrupt the general flow of the staircase, and the clutter on the table is distracting. The lamp also creates an unwanted change in the overall lighting in one small spot, so distracts me. The lighting overall seems to be daylight, probably mid day, as it is quite harsh. In the evening using interior lights only might have been better, more warm and moody. The house seems warm so I think accentuating that would have looked quite good.

If not removing the table entirely, moving it to fit in with the curve a little more and moving most of the clutter, possibly leaving just the book and flowers.

This looks like it was probably shot at a wedding and that the guestbook table, with name cards, some candles and possibly some treats on there as well. I think less would have been more in this case, but it probably wasn't an option to go around moving things ;-)
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07/13/2006 09:51:07 AM
This is a work of art!
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07/13/2006 06:59:57 AM
Nice Perspective . 8.
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07/12/2006 07:40:22 PM
dizzy --
interesting.
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07/12/2006 04:28:23 PM
This is nice. I like the warm tones. I wish the table only had the vase of roses, an oil lamp and maybe a slice of chocolate cake, with a short love note in letters large enough to read. :)
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07/12/2006 11:46:49 AM
Excellent. It's too bad that the table is overexposed.
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07/12/2006 08:41:37 AM
Great shot!
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07/12/2006 07:36:47 AM
Suuuuperbe... love it...
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07/12/2006 05:05:56 AM
classical but nice, over-sharpened, i would say (or at least there's something wrong with straight lines that have a broken aspect)
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07/12/2006 04:52:06 AM
Powerful perspective herem and I really like the curves and lines.....
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07/12/2006 02:01:13 AM
A brilliant challenge image, colors & light are good
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07/12/2006 12:26:11 AM
very nice... draws me in
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