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Challenge: Free Study XIII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Architecture
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Sep 25, 2006
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30s
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2006

This staircase is in my office building. I took some shots of it in July 2006, including basically this view.

There wasn't an appropriate challenge when I took them, but I wanted to know how this would do, so I retook this shot for this challenge.

Here it is looking up instead of down:
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Other views of this staircase:
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Place: 53 out of 615
Avg (all users): 6.4010
Avg (commenters): 7.5333
Avg (participants): 6.2800
Avg (non-participants): 6.8333
Views since voting: 2766
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 192
Comments: 26
Favorites: 6 (view)

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08/28/2007 11:59:57 PM
Architecture is your forte...lovely photo!!
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06/01/2007 01:43:51 AM
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04/11/2007 01:34:52 PM
This staircase is magnificent!!! Well done!
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01/11/2007 10:57:02 AM
Cool shot! Love the lines.
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11/28/2006 12:33:21 PM
I'm in the stair business so this is particularly attractive. Great work on all of these.

Message edited by author 2006-11-28 12:33:33.
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11/16/2006 01:22:38 AM
Certainly very impressive and giving one the need to hold on to the rails.
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10/13/2006 07:30:48 AM
Hello from the Critique Club,

This is an exceptional staircase image. There is enough variation in pattern, lighting, and texture to entice the viewer to look around and fully explore the depth this image offers. The composition of this image is strong enough to be in the top twenty of this challenge. So why didn't it score higher? I think it might be the overall coloration of the image. To my eyes the whole image has a copper cast to it from the chandelier. If you desaturate the red channel just a touch, the image appears to gain a significant amount of contrast and pop. Another option, desaturate the red channel and convert to B&W. This is has a lot of potential and I encourage you to play around a bit in post processing to see how many versions you can come up with.

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this critique.

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10/08/2006 01:38:40 AM
Jeffrey, this is AWESOME! Man, that is 2 Free Studies in a row that you have kicked butt! Congratulations on such a strong finish in such a tough challenge! This is really a great phnoto!!!

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10/08/2006 12:56:10 AM
Nice job, Jeff!! Excellent shot, great score!
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10/08/2006 12:12:49 AM
Alright! My SP crew is kicking butt in this free study! This is a great image Jeffrey! Second best awesome!

Message edited by author 2006-10-08 00:12:58.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2006 09:12:42 PM
what a cool shot!
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10/07/2006 05:28:06 AM
7 - Nice. Just wish the chandelier(?) (lights) was 'straight', but perhaps difficult to rotate if this is what you had to work with. Like the depth, including dof. Colors are nice - the coppers tweaked a fraction may have given this a little extra as well, in my opinion. Perhaps also, a little less space on the left, but minor.
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10/06/2006 12:13:26 PM
Fantastic Shot. I couldn't decide between 9 or 10 so I gave it a day and think it is one of the few 10's in the competition.
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10/05/2006 03:35:34 AM
can't do staircase shots much better than this...well done
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10/05/2006 01:48:14 AM
Great pattern and lines, only one downside for me, gives me vertigo so can't look at it for too long. Great shot!
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10/04/2006 06:33:04 PM
This would have been a great leading lines shot. I might consider making this bw or duotoned...
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10/04/2006 06:11:02 PM
Wow! What a pattern. really neat shot. The repetition of not only the stairs, but also the landings is really nice. You've captured this wonderfully! I guess the only nit-picky thing I can think of is to see a touch more contrast.
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10/03/2006 11:32:34 PM
It takes the mind a few seconds to grasp the depth of field here - well done!
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10/03/2006 04:55:00 PM
great perspective
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10/03/2006 04:35:49 PM
Where it stops nobody knows.
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10/02/2006 09:57:13 PM
fabulous stairs.. 7
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10/02/2006 12:20:34 PM
Love your spiral.
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10/02/2006 09:29:05 AM
Great perspective great color and feel. Nice white balance.
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10/02/2006 07:53:49 AM
I like the perspective of this shot great idea, gives nice depth.
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10/02/2006 04:56:18 AM
wow...where is this? amazing place...well captured
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10/01/2006 02:05:18 AM
One of the very best in this challenge, and be hard to beat.....
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