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Ik Kil Cenote II

Ik Kil Cenote II
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Copyright: Pierre Frigon (PierreFrigon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1633 W: 225 N: 3760] (15473)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-24
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z7590
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/8 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-04-17 17:07
Viewed: 4060
Points: 43
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the way down to the bottom of the sinkhole.
The park has built these stairs to help the access.

And at 82 feet below the ground that's some trip.
And even harder coming up as this gentleman portrays.

PP: Cloned out a wire, resized and framed.

Hello to those of you that are just looking.
And Hello and Thank You Very Much to those of you that take the time to leave critiques/comments/workshops :-).
Stairs are climbed step by step.
- Turkish Proverb

A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs.
- Joan Welsh

Two things are bad for the heart - running up stairs and running down people.
- Bernard M. Baruch

c_rapp, Jens, shelbeesmom, mvdisco, dareco, trekks, Silke, JohnTulip, Refugee, billy-m, Viking has marked this note useful
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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-04-17 17:17]

A great pov nice details and the poor tired guy. Looks like quite the workout but bet it was worth the effort! TFs

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-04-17 17:50]

Hi Pierre
A great choice of motive. The capture it self, very well managed, beautiful light, very well composed, you have done a real good job, compliments.

Bonjour Pierre,

Jolie prise. Pour le cadrage je ne sais pas si c'était possible, mais j'aurais mieux vu l'homme un peu plus bas, c'est à dire qu'on entre dans l'image avec lui, et après que le regard descende avec l'escalier. Je trouve que les marches au premier plan ne sont pas très intéressantes.

Bonsoir Pierre,
Belle composition et couleurs , belle perpective et détails de l'endroit, bien vue,

Hi Piere,
I very like your shot. colors details composition and light very nice..also the old man...
I imagine this shot down to up and the man in the centre of the picture touching the chains and seems so tired...
Then the feel the poem that you write in your note Turkish proverb...The feelings and old man in near the last term of his life....

Ağır, ağır çıkacaksın bu merdivenlerden,
Eteklerinde güneş rengi bir yığın yaprak,
Ve bir zaman bakacaksın semâya ağlayarak..
Sular sarardı.. yüzün perde perde solmakta,
Kızıl havaları seyret ki akşam olmakta...

Slowly you will ascend these stairs,
A bundle of sun-colored leaves on your skirts,
And once you will look, crying, at the skies...
The waters blanch.. as your face pales curtain-like,
As evening comes—observe the reddened air...

Beautiful light with good saturated colours. Very sharp detail.
Best wishes,

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-04-18 0:38]

Very interesting place. Nice color and detail. TFS

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1631 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-04-18 3:15]

Nice pov Pierre,

I like the architectured here, excellent details and sharpness... nice composition too,

Have a great weekend,


:) ltr

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-04-18 3:41]

This is so very interesting with all the great lines and textures, Pierre. I like how you lead us right down the image. Wonderful textures of the walls and stairs. Love the POV. Interesting notes and great presentation.
Amitiés sincères

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-04-18 4:50]

Bonsoir Pierre
Pauvre monsieur il est tellement eclatant qu'il deteint meme sur les chaines. Ca c'est d'etre rouge, mais non c'est la vie en rose ce soir.
Tres bonne capture, avec une profondeur qui en dit long.

Just beautiful Pierre! Stairs are a killer for me! HA!...but I do better than I used to! This is really cool, nice how it curves down, the ambient light is perfect! Nice and sharp!
B-) B-)

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-04-18 6:18]

hello Pierre

82 feet is peanut for trekkers and photographers! I am sure there is no problem for you.

Very interesting to see the stairs going down and it is wet! Good way to show through your photo.

tfs, bill

Hi Pierre..this is a beautiful shot...perfectly composed...great colors and details.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-04-18 14:48]

I really like this, Pierre. I think I'd recrop to put your tired-out gentleman a little closer to the powerpoint (where the lines of thirds intersect)
Great details, superb colours

Fantastic view,
I like how the stairs turn our eyes out of the composition.
Good weekend

I see what you mean Pierre, I would need a team of porters to get back up. Nicely composed and just enough saturation. I think with all that stone you handled the light well too. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Four Repetitions’

Perfect shot !!!!!!!

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-04-21 8:43]

Hello Pierre
Not so sure I'd trust those stairs! lol
Nice capture of the gentleman it tells us how long and tiring this place is! And in the heat!


Salut Pierre
splendide perspective et couleurs
détails fins il se repose le Monsieur ....
bien vuamitiés


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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-04-21 10:48]

Lovely composition, POV and lights.

Hello Pierre

Superb light here and an excellent angle for the shot too. Nice detail and texture and I am so pleased you took this to save us all walking all that way too :-)

TFS kind regards Helen

Greetings, Pierre -
I enjoy looking through your gallery. This is an unusual shot with the POV looking down the curving stairs. The exhausted man with his back partially turned makes for an interesting element. You did a great job with the artificial lighting and the tones of the stone walls and steps. Well done.

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