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Stairs
Stairs
hanserik


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date: Dec 18, 2008
Aperture: F/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.6, 6, 25
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

HDR from three captures
tonemapping
crop

Statistics
Place: 978 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 4.7988
Avg (commenters): 5.3061
Avg (participants): 4.8083
Avg (non-participants): 4.7468
Views since voting: 767
Views during voting: 664
Votes: 512
Comments: 55
Favorites: 0


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06/03/2009 07:24:21 AM
Whoa.....Have *NO* idea why this tanked.....VERY nice, IMNSHO!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 09:56:11 PM
Nice perspective!
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03/17/2009 05:21:11 PM
Nice sense of design. Well done!
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03/17/2009 10:52:01 AM
The composition here is dizzying :)
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03/17/2009 09:23:23 AM
Creatively captured stairs. 7
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03/17/2009 02:46:32 AM
Good shot and perspective.
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03/16/2009 05:58:19 PM
whooo! Nice and dizzyfyin'.
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03/16/2009 03:19:34 PM
Those are some dizzying stairs. Wish the lighting was a bit better; Maybe some editing could help that.
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03/16/2009 01:02:03 PM
Nice architecture shot. I Like the low angle.
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03/16/2009 11:17:45 AM
Interesting, but flat...
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03/16/2009 04:13:41 AM
looks under exposed to me
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03/15/2009 09:39:51 PM
great pov
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03/15/2009 07:32:19 PM
Interesting perspective. Nice lines.
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03/15/2009 07:15:18 PM
Not sure I understand this one. Sorry.
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03/15/2009 03:01:20 PM
A neat view. Possibly could use some adjustments to bring out some of the detail and brighten it up some.
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03/15/2009 10:11:13 AM
Interesting perspective!! I only wish it weren't that drab colour.....did you try a high contrast B&W version to see what it would look like?
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03/15/2009 07:07:42 AM
interesting perspective

;) brano
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03/15/2009 02:54:08 AM
lacks contrast and a little too messy
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03/15/2009 12:33:37 AM
Nice perspective. At first glance it looks horizontal, but on further examination I can see it's vertical. Nice lines.
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03/15/2009 12:08:12 AM
Interesting POV but the stairs needs to be separated from the rest of the frame somehow - it all blends in a bit at the moment
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03/14/2009 07:52:17 PM
interesting angle
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03/14/2009 06:54:45 PM
DOF is nice on this.
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03/14/2009 06:44:06 PM
Nice geometric shapes. Could use more lighting.
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03/14/2009 12:52:14 PM
Image feels a bit dark. Nice architectural abstraction
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03/14/2009 09:36:39 AM
nice perspective
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03/14/2009 05:10:59 AM
Perhaps somewhat dark, but I like your composition in this beautiful building.
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03/13/2009 10:48:53 PM
Interesting point of view, but it needs a longer exposure.
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03/13/2009 07:23:19 PM
Looks a little underexposed?
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03/13/2009 06:22:36 PM
Interesting perspective.
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03/13/2009 04:11:26 PM
neat, almost abstract
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03/13/2009 02:08:15 PM
I think this could have benefited from a little fill light, comes across a bit flat
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03/13/2009 01:35:30 PM
Whoa, this is playing games with my mind. Very interesting composition.
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03/13/2009 01:33:21 PM
This is a neat optical illusion. I'd swear the stairs are going horizontally.
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03/13/2009 12:29:41 PM
Nice perspective... wish the contrast was a bit higher
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03/13/2009 11:07:21 AM
Nice idea. Might be a little dark overall.
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03/13/2009 10:47:33 AM
He was late, that day, and was busy going over the excuses for why in his mind, when he came upon the stairway.

He had passed it, of course, a dozen times a day during his tenure there, and thought nothing of it every time. For whatever reason caused him to stop this time, when urgency and tardiness were screaming within him that he could not stop, he would never know.

Yet stop he did, and gazed upwards. Round and round it went, reaching to the very top of this rather unremarkable place, built like so many other buildings of the period. Yet something caught his attention and his mind, and he found himself unable to look away. He looked up there and wondered. Wondered what he would find, up there at the top. Wondered how fantastic it would be to go running up there, round and round, maybe getting a little dizzy, to then look down again and see what he could see.

A giddy sort of excitement grabbed him then, and all thoughts of being late were stripped from his mind. With a small shout of anticipation that startled some others walking past, he dropped his briefcase to the floor, and began to run up those winding stairs. Indeed, he went up them so quickly that on occasion, his momentum nearly sent him over the railing, a wild look in his eyes, nearly inhuman. He ran, faster and faster, his breath now coming in ragged bursts, his face red and inflamed, his eyes bulging. He ran, circling those wondrous steps, with complete abandon.

Then, reaching the stop, a scream of triumph ripped from his throat and echoed through the cavernous hall, and people below all stopped and stared upward and pointed, and began talking amongst themselves at such a strange and startling disturbance to their usual routine.

And as they gazed, suddenly they saw a body fling out from the top and come rocketing towards the ground, for when he got to the top, the man up there had lost his mind completely, and the triumph of the climb had quickly changed into a desperate urge to fly. To fly from this height and conquer the world.

For a long time afterward, whispered in the offices and the bathrooms and the halls, came the tale of the man that had jumped from the stairway, but in another land, beyond the doorways of ours, lived the spirit of the man that could fly.
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03/13/2009 07:31:37 AM
Cool perspective
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03/13/2009 01:52:17 AM
It's hard to work out which way is up, or should that be down!?
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03/12/2009 10:29:38 PM
to dark...and I would have cropped to only the stair...the window IMO do not add to this picture...
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03/12/2009 09:19:35 PM
This is neat abstract image, but it is quite busy and due to it's low contrast feeling, there really isn't any focal point to rest your eyes on. The spiral staircase could be used as a diagonal to lead you into the image, maybe make it more prominant part of the image. Also, needs perspective correction (the walls are wonky).
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03/12/2009 08:53:49 PM
cool perspective
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03/12/2009 04:57:09 PM
1 like the different lines in this
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03/12/2009 07:21:49 AM
Lots of interest in this building. Needed more light tho.
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03/12/2009 05:55:01 AM
tack sharp but overall too dark and slightly skewed
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03/11/2009 11:43:14 PM
This could be stronger with a conversion to b&w and some contrast adjustments.
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03/11/2009 10:45:34 PM
Interesting perspective.
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03/11/2009 09:02:32 PM
Oddly disconcerting to my balance. Withoug the stairs one can't tell what's up. Good stuff, but could use some contrast, I think.

Not voting yet.
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03/11/2009 08:21:58 PM
Great angle!
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03/11/2009 06:40:58 PM
Very nice perspective. Not a set of stairs I'd be inclined to climb!
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03/11/2009 12:59:40 PM
Great leading lines! Getting a little dizzy!
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03/11/2009 09:52:13 AM
Cool, but kinda muddy. Needs some punch.
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03/11/2009 09:39:00 AM
great composition. dizzying ....
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03/11/2009 07:54:54 AM
Good use of perspective
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03/11/2009 04:39:11 AM
This is a great shot to mess with your mind, the lines all over keep making you change your perspective
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03/11/2009 12:55:44 AM
Interesting shapes.
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