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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Date: Jun 9, 2006
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8secs
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 7, 2009

Taken on my trip to Spain, 2006

Statistics
Place: 408 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.7932
Avg (commenters): 6.2881
Avg (participants): 5.7739
Avg (non-participants): 5.9054
Views since voting: 846
Views during voting: 703
Votes: 503
Comments: 66
Favorites: 3 (view)


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04/15/2009 08:04:52 PM
Ah the magic of Gaudi, the man is perhaps the most creative and innovative architect in modern history.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:56:27 PM
Nicely framed it kind of makes the stairs look like a snail.
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03/17/2009 07:29:42 PM
Nice uses of line to draw us into the center.
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03/17/2009 03:28:00 PM
Creative spiral staircase shot.
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03/17/2009 02:32:37 PM
Cool.. these stairs look like a sea shell.
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03/17/2009 02:28:57 PM
I'm hoping to leave comments on as many photo's in this challenge as possible... out of (currently) 1113 images, I gave 92 of them an 8. Your image was one of those 92, placing you well within the top 10% for this challenge.

This looks like a snail! I love the textures and almost powdery feel of the stone. Nice muted colour palatte but nicely saturated. Perfect focal point and depth of field. Good vision.

Good luck for a strong finish in this challenge.
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03/17/2009 12:03:59 PM
Not voting (at least yet), but I just wanted to say this is great! Added to favs.
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03/17/2009 11:40:45 AM
Great shot, I like the lighting, the abstract nature of this.
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03/17/2009 10:58:25 AM
Almost looks like a seashell, pretty cool.
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03/17/2009 10:14:19 AM
So interesting and organic. I feel it could have done with even bigger depth of field, the centre seems to go into a blur rather than infinity
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03/16/2009 11:02:59 PM
Great appearance of depth. Nice lighting all the way down.
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03/16/2009 06:59:39 PM
lovely symmetry
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03/16/2009 04:33:59 PM
cool place...very nice...like your colors and tones...
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03/16/2009 03:32:36 PM
Great composition and lighting
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03/16/2009 11:36:55 AM
very interesting
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03/16/2009 10:48:07 AM
great perspective, five from me ;D
brano
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03/16/2009 06:18:06 AM
interesting composition
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03/16/2009 12:55:02 AM
Great sense of depth.
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03/15/2009 11:51:33 PM
This is one of my top 4 images (which all received 10s) in this challenge. I love the way it looks so organic. I actually thought it was a shell when I saw the thumbnail (which I saw first), but this is so much better than the shell would have been. Anyone can shoot a shell, but you saw it in the staircase and processed it masterfully. I love the DOF, too. Well done!
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03/15/2009 10:11:48 PM
Love the leading lines
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03/15/2009 06:53:37 PM
I like the way this mimics an ammonite, even down to the segmentation. I think it could look a little better with some levels / curves manipulation; I suspect there is some detail that could be recovered from the highlights and shadows.

Nice though. 6.
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03/15/2009 11:01:37 AM
I like the composition but a tweak of contrast would have made it pop
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03/15/2009 10:27:25 AM
Wonderful shot with great perspective.
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03/15/2009 01:30:03 AM
Wonderful light and shape!
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03/14/2009 11:55:06 PM
different POV
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03/14/2009 09:01:10 PM
At first I wasn't sure if this was a staircase or a seashell. Nicely done and the comp is perfect.
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03/14/2009 08:03:12 PM
Nicely done. I like the geometry and the textures and it looks like natural lighting. The color works too.
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03/14/2009 03:12:47 PM
The lighting is just right
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03/14/2009 11:56:21 AM
bold perspective, a little too much contrast. Recommend to lighten the dark shadows slightly, 6
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03/14/2009 11:17:47 AM
It almost looks like a seashell - very cool.
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03/13/2009 08:22:08 PM
Looks like the inside of a shell! Nicely seen and taken.
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03/13/2009 07:27:48 PM
Voted earlier coming back to vote now. Wow, this looks more like the curl of a nautalus shell then a stone stairway! Angle, how you composed the shot, and lighting help greatly with creating this illusion. The eye really follows the curve/curl down. There is lots of interesting textures carved into the stone or the 'pores' in the stone and well as the curved shapes to hold the eye's attention.
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03/13/2009 06:00:53 PM
This is intriguing in that I wonder how many floors it descends(or ascends)
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03/13/2009 04:11:09 PM
almost like a shell. Very interesting image.

Not voting yet.
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03/13/2009 03:16:05 PM
excellent lighting.. wish the dof was just a little larger. like the hues used. 8
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03/13/2009 01:35:01 PM
Great shapes and textures, darks and lights! Very abstract!
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03/13/2009 12:37:06 PM
Nice earth tones
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03/13/2009 12:36:11 PM
I think a little more light down the spiral would have really elevated this image
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03/13/2009 11:12:42 AM
different
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03/13/2009 10:47:34 AM
its like looking at a shell and a stairway:) great focus and texture. lighting is cool too
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03/13/2009 08:33:29 AM
A very organic feel to hard stone.
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03/13/2009 06:27:49 AM
Great angle and perspective.
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03/13/2009 05:32:21 AM
interesting choice for a photo, i like the gum on the floor
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03/12/2009 10:28:24 PM
Reminds me of a sea shell! Nicely composed.
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03/12/2009 09:30:14 PM
Great eye, and great use of shadows. I love how the spiral draws the eye down the core, and the straight lines of the stairs curl around it.
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03/12/2009 08:39:36 PM
This is so beautiful. It looks like a sea shell also!
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03/12/2009 05:07:35 PM
nice stairwell find, looks like a snail
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03/12/2009 04:28:27 PM
That is on beautiful stair case all stone.
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03/12/2009 02:34:56 PM
Great perspective. Nice shot.
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03/12/2009 02:10:38 PM
I love this staircase. Nice shot with a good composition. I wish it were a bit sharper.
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03/12/2009 02:02:06 PM
I think I recognise this staircase - Sagrada Familia in Barcelona? Cool shot.
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03/12/2009 12:12:55 PM
great shot, interesting angle, great composition
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03/12/2009 09:48:03 AM
cool effect
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03/12/2009 09:46:25 AM
Nice detail and lighting. Interesting perspective. Passes for a seashell in the thumbnail which is cool.
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03/12/2009 07:48:23 AM
Nice view down the steps, I like how the shadows are falling.
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03/12/2009 05:44:52 AM
Nice use of light and shape
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03/11/2009 10:43:21 PM
The thumbnail makes it looks like some sort of nautilus or shell or whatever.. Its cool to see that its a narrow stairway.
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03/11/2009 07:42:25 PM
That looks like a fun place to photograph
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03/11/2009 06:41:04 PM
Nice play of light on the steps.
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03/11/2009 11:58:52 AM
Is that chewing gum on the steps?
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03/11/2009 11:23:46 AM
Cool. I might have placed the ending point on the top right third to get the golden section going on!
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03/11/2009 07:52:42 AM
Almost looks like a shell, very nice.
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03/11/2009 04:44:26 AM
Very neat capture. Almost looks like a shell at first!
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03/11/2009 02:43:08 AM
give me virtigo to look down the middle
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03/11/2009 01:45:42 AM
Lovely lighting and composition.
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03/11/2009 12:25:28 AM
like a snail shell... the light makes this shot, nice
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