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176 steps down
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-22
Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Friends/Family
Camera: Sony DSC-H50
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2011/09/30 "Stairs and Ladders" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-09-30 5:08
Viewed: 2844
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just a view down the 176-step spiral staircase from the Ru Yun Ta pagoda's seventh floor, this pagoda is in the Chinese and Japanese Gardens situated on an island in Juron Lake ,Singapore and is easy to get to being a few 'steps' away from a metro station . In this scene i asked my wife to begin her descent towards the bottom , i snapped this photo.
Iso 100 , f/3.2 , 1/100s in manual mode ,
my humble contribution to this Friday theme . Thank you Damien for opening up a theme today , an interesting one !

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-09-30 5:53]

Hello Carol,
Interestingly chosen PoV that provides an intriguing perspective to the scene. The sight goes on the helical coil till the bottom. A beautiful and arstistic contribution to the theme, well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best Regards,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-09-30 6:39]

Hi Carol,
A splendid bird's eye view for this lovely composition.
A spiral staircase nicely presented with the sole person in the perfect position.
Good use of available lighting. A very sharp and neat presentation.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hi Carol
good POV for catching spiral staircase. splendid composition. magnificent structure made of curved stairs. good management of light for perfect sharpness from top to bottom.

Bonjour Carol.
WoW ! C'est excellent pour le theme de Vendredi..
Superbe prise de vue de cet superbe escalier de 176 marches!
Excellent détails et netteté .
Une très belle composition et présentation..bravo.

Hello Carol,a very good composition with the circle of the bottom of the stairs nicely placed within the frame.You did well to get so many levels in the shot.
I like the inclusion of your wife descending.
Good sharp focus throughout.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Very nice capture of this spiral staircase but I think I'd get dizzy halfway thru, I get dizzy just looking at it. Good lighting and nice details. Very well done, tfs.

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2011-09-30 10:11]

Hi Carol
Precise chose of place to take this one, and a perfect composition expressing an amazing graphic effect. Excellent sharpness and light, and the human factor giving us a perfect notion of scale. Very well done.
Congrats, mb

176 steps down(stairs), OOF!

This is a well caught shot with amazing POV and a very well suitable contribution to Friday's theme, Carol!
Great focus and the presence of the person adds sense of scale and life to the scene.
The colors are well shown and symmetry of this wonderful architecture is cleverly revealed.
Well done!

Have a nice weekend.


  • tribord Gold Star Critiquer [C: 85 W: 91 N: 296] (895)
  • [2011-10-01 7:26]

Bonjour Carol,

Merci pour votre participation.
Un "sujet" très conventionnel, mais votre perspective fait toute la différence! Très bonne idée d'avoir placé la vue en spirale et non en cylindre comme on le fait d'habitude pour ce genre de photo.
Un très bon cadrage plein d'originalité.

Au plaisir,

  • CMJC Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 193 N: 124] (1191)
  • [2011-10-01 8:45]

j'aime ce cadrage!
heureusement que tu as demandé à ton épouse de descendre plutôt que de monter ses escaliers! aurait-elle joué le jeu dans l'autre sens?!

Bonjour Carol

Très belle contribution pour le theme. J'adore le graphisme et l'esthétisme qu'on y retrouve. Une très belle image qu'on aime pour ce qu'elle est et non pas parce qu'on lui trouve 98 points techniques. Une photo réussie, c'est avant toute chose une image qui plait, peu importe la technique. Bravo.


PS: la géométrie a toute de suite capté mon attention car j'y revois la cargaison de nos tuyaux (voir le WS)

Hello, Carol -
Good one - I love shots like this. Wonderful perspective to capture the swirling shape. The person descending provides an organic element as well as scale. Well done.

Olá carol
This a perfect photo...fine sharpness and good contrast..it is lovely theme that gives interesting photos as yours.
Um abraço

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-10-18 6:46]

Hello Carol,

Seems you like patterns & shapes like me. (I also liked your blue chairs!) Good downward pov on the spiral staircase with excellent framing & sharpness. The solitary person adds scale & a welcome human element. Tfs!

simple effective good shot!

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  • girni Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 13] (398)
  • [2012-10-01 12:50]

très belle photo par son cadrage et relevée par les lignes des escaliers;
le +, la présence humaine !

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