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Good day to you at ePz.

As you will be able to tell from the time of upload I have had a rather torrid night, and instead of disturbing Julie's sleep I decided to catch up and upload.

I must thank you all for you great comments and votes following yesterdays uploas 'Egrets in the Mist'. A following mention going to young James (JamesMoorePhotography) for presenting me with his User Award.

Today's upload is in keeping with yesterdays upload in that it is monochrome, and that the weather was somewhat inclement. The reasoning behind the image, was quite simplky I liked the way that the strong geometrical shapes and lines wormed their way through the rugged hillside.

I hope that you all have a great day. For me who knows, maybe a quiet affair..

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Oct 2013 - 7:53 PM
Focal Length:135mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Steel Stairs
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:12 Nov 2013 - 3:42 AM
Tags:Climbing, General, Hillside, Lines, Shapes, Stairs., Steps
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 3:58 AM

Great picture with outstanding composition.

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debu
debu  4 India
12 Nov 2013 - 4:11 AM

Lovely mono with nice composition.
debu

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 1handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 4:29 AM

What a gorgeous composition, Nathan, almost feels like a mathematical sequence. I love this.

Peter

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WesternRed
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12 Nov 2013 - 4:43 AM

Top creation. Well done Nathan.
WesternRed.

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bobsblues
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12 Nov 2013 - 5:10 AM

A great image Nathan love the presentation and works well in mono
Rob

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nonur
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12 Nov 2013 - 5:21 AM

I like the light caught by the aluminum banisters and the geometrical repetition of the steps. Well seen and taken and works great in mono, Nathan.

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Fred263
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12 Nov 2013 - 5:21 AM

Great mono image, Nathan. Sorry to hear you have had a bad night. Keep well.
Fred

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CarolG
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12 Nov 2013 - 5:46 AM

An excellent presentation, Nathan. Carol

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781969
781969  India
12 Nov 2013 - 6:27 AM

yes.i am also remembering my childhood when we used to play in such type of grassy fields.excellent imagination and image.

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ColleenA
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12 Nov 2013 - 6:32 AM

Love your composition Nathan...a lot of stairs to climb...nice mono tones

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 596 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 6:43 AM

Works well Nathan, I love a nice geometric pattern.

Andy

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Nikonuser1
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12 Nov 2013 - 6:58 AM

Great pattern that works so well in this mono image NathanSmile

Cliff

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Caziwinkles
12 Nov 2013 - 7:00 AM

This works very well in mono - definitely nice geometric pattern - also reminds me of this puzzles where you have to look twice! Smile

Carol

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cats_123 e2 Member 103956 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 7:05 AM

that must be your new training circuit? WinkGrinGrinGrin 5 repetitions...NOW!!!!! WinkGrinGrin

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Mozzytheboy
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12 Nov 2013 - 7:06 AM

I almost remember where that is.

Mozzy

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2449 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 7:12 AM

Sorry to hear you had a disturbed night Nathan, great image,

Ali SmileSmile

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LynneJoyce
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12 Nov 2013 - 7:15 AM

Love the subject and I think mono is a good choice but I would prefer more contrast to add to the dramatic geometry.

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12 Nov 2013 - 7:16 AM

Hello Nathan and hope that you manage a rest today, super mono work here and love the lines and shapes the railing make, have a good day today best wishes to you Patricia GrinGrin

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12 Nov 2013 - 7:27 AM

135mm , still looks sharp, nice shot

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SUE118
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12 Nov 2013 - 7:34 AM

Excellent capture in mono. Take care Nathan.

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CaroleS
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12 Nov 2013 - 7:50 AM

Good textures and in mono makes a fine abstract.Smile

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Mollycat
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12 Nov 2013 - 8:17 AM

Love this, would make a great abstract. Peter.

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 8:21 AM

Good diagonal composition, Nathan with the handrail creating an interesting contrast. Looks good in B&W.

Ray

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12 Nov 2013 - 8:44 AM

Beautiful compo. In mono it looks stunning

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
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Nice one. You have the handrail starting from the corner top left, I'd be inclined to crop a sliver off the bottom of the frame to have the lower rail exit into the bottom right corner.
And I would like to see more contrast. OK, I'm hard to please...
Moira

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tonyng
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12 Nov 2013 - 9:00 AM

Well spotted Nathan. I'd have never seen this potential image.

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chrissie3
chrissie3  5 England
12 Nov 2013 - 9:04 AM

I think because you like the image is reason enough to take the picture. And I like this too.

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Irishkate
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12 Nov 2013 - 9:22 AM

Excellent composition and metal for mono!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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richmowil
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12 Nov 2013 - 10:02 AM

Composition is excellent Nathan!! Finished article is excellent also!! Take it easy!!

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franken
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12 Nov 2013 - 10:22 AM

Really well seen and composed Nathan.

Ken

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achieverswales
12 Nov 2013 - 10:28 AM

Love the lines and exposure Nathan excellent conversion to mono.

Regards

Trev.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 10:29 AM

Really pleased that I do not have to climb those stairs!!
a lovely composition and works well in mono Nathan
Lillian

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xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 10:49 AM

Wonderful mono, I quite like the zig zag... well spotted image, beautifully taken.
BTW, thank you for the comments and encouragements on my PF , Nathan. Smile

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kuvailija
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12 Nov 2013 - 10:52 AM

Superbly seen Nathan. Simply very beautiful! ---- I do hope that your next night shall be better ! --- Jukka.

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williamsloan
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12 Nov 2013 - 10:54 AM

a great mono well worked ,if i seen those steps i would call help. first class.


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fificat100
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12 Nov 2013 - 12:18 PM

Well seen, Nathan. I do like the diagonal line of the steps and railings.

Lavina

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 12:56 PM

Easier to enjoy your image Nathan than climb all the steps to the top.

Dougie

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mikbee
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12 Nov 2013 - 1:14 PM

A graphic image with the zig-zag here Nathan.
Good shot.
Mick.

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taggart
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12 Nov 2013 - 1:35 PM

Well seen here, a great set of repeats on the diagonal! LIKE!

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Gerryrys
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12 Nov 2013 - 2:46 PM

Imaginative as ever Nathan. Great composition.

Gerry

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12 Nov 2013 - 3:04 PM

Some people are fussy about 18-135mm lens, when I see your pics feel they are wrong.

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ChristineD
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12 Nov 2013 - 3:55 PM

An excellent image and presentation

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AnneWorner
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12 Nov 2013 - 4:08 PM

Makes a rather satisfying abstract to my eyes.

Anne

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12 Nov 2013 - 4:38 PM

For some reason, this makes me smile...

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helenlinda
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12 Nov 2013 - 4:42 PM

A delightful composition SmileSmile
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TrevBatWCC
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12 Nov 2013 - 4:58 PM

A great pattern pic, Nathan, and very well seen - like it a lot Smile
Trev Smile

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12 Nov 2013 - 5:37 PM

Fabulous mono Nathan GrinGrin

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12 Nov 2013 - 5:40 PM

The monochrome presentation of this strange geometry stairs is working beautifully!
George

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12 Nov 2013 - 5:44 PM

Good diagonal composition and the light on the handrails accentuates this.Smile

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12 Nov 2013 - 5:49 PM

What a well seen and taken comp' Nathan, you certainly didn't walk around with your Eyes shut that Day.Smile

John Smile

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JohnChambersPhotography

Simple but very effective Nathan , and that's what some of the best photos give, well spotted.

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Philip_H
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12 Nov 2013 - 6:24 PM

Well observed, Nathan.

P.

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jdinne
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12 Nov 2013 - 6:47 PM

Nathan think this is rather special sort of reminds me of the struggles in life, never straight and always seem uphill. Excellently composed.

John

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12 Nov 2013 - 7:01 PM

Great thinking to spot that pattern.

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rontear
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12 Nov 2013 - 8:52 PM

Well seen pattern Nathan, perfect for mono. Excellently executed!!!
Ron

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13 Nov 2013 - 11:40 PM

Less is more!

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14 Nov 2013 - 8:57 AM

Hi Nathan
This is such a nice simple B+W image, I agree with Moira that the hand rail ending at the bottom corner is a better crop in my opinion I also notice a slight slant on the level steps so a quick adjust with the straightening tool seems to give it a good geometric corner to corner. (I tried it first and I think it looks good)

Nice work Erik

ps the readers award tells it all so my suggestions are just that take care Erik

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