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The staircase in Brantome abbey, I'll upload the original as v2

The abbey is basically roman but the church and some parts have been rebuilt in a gothic style in the 12th century. More restoration work was done during the 19th century, some of which has been put right in resent years closer to the original
Most of the building is limestone and some is supported by steel now as the old buildings are on top of a cave.. The staircase also contains a darker, harder stone from the Massif Central
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and many thanks to you all for the c&c on the late admiral Smile

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:14.0-24.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Sep 2012 - 12:41 PM
Focal Length:14mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:gothic upstairs downstairs
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:24 Nov 2012 - 6:00 PM
Tags:Architecture, Brantome abbey, Gothic, Saturday shadow
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 6:03 PM

Superb processing in V.1, Annette, an excellent composition and presentation. Carol

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
24 Nov 2012 - 6:14 PM

A great photo Annette !! You have captured the beauty and also the atmosphere of the place well !! I love the blue version in V3 best Smile

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 6:15 PM

Apple and pears Annette ( cockney rymin slang for stairsSmile) Great POV.

Ron.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 6:17 PM

V3 for me by a long way.

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 6:18 PM

Love the pov here Annette the angles perfect for the detail .
RobSmile

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thedon1941
24 Nov 2012 - 6:24 PM

Absolutely beautiful Annette. Great viewpoint. Don

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 6:36 PM

Both have their merits Annette

I like the stone colour in V2 - is it Portland?

Adrian

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1599 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 6:44 PM

The blue toning in V3 adds a lot to the atmosphere. I particularly like your pov and composition, showing the staircase rising and falling, and the windows provide just enough light to show up the architectural detail, and give some nice contrasty shadow areas as well.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
24 Nov 2012 - 6:49 PM

V2 my favourite Annette but I like all 3 because of the super commposition,
Fred.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 6:49 PM

V1 is good, V3 pips it for me - for eerie coldness. I like the way this shows up the detail of the structure while still allowing some mystery in the shadows.
Moira

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 6:50 PM

Great comp and love your processing
If I had to choose V1 for a vote

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 6:51 PM

v1 for me. Great lighting

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 - 6:52 PM

Great image/work.

V1 is my favourite.

P.

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digital_boi
24 Nov 2012 - 6:53 PM

great processing fine result V1 for me Annette

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64439 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 6:57 PM

Beautiful light, shade and shapes. I like all versions in the order uploaded.
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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 7:00 PM

V1 for me Annette, reminds me of Harry Potter Wink

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 7:07 PM

This is an impressive and well composed interior architectural shot. No. 1 wins the vote.

Albert

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
24 Nov 2012 - 7:29 PM

Brilliant composition Annette, V1 stunning.

John

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 7:35 PM

Well worked with the composition and light in this Annette.
Regards Richard

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 8:13 PM

V 1 has been so well processed, Annette: excellent composition with skilled handling and control of the light.
Ronnie.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 8:24 PM

V1 Annette is a stunner, love the work you have put into this after viewing V2..brilliant
Lillian

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 8:43 PM

Annette -- perfect processing here. I especially like V1. Only the electric lights at the ceiling betray this as a photograph -- and not some historic wood cut or painting.
-=\Walter

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 8:47 PM

Excellent shots Annette. V1 is superb and very atmospheric. A cracker.
Ron

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Joline
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24 Nov 2012 - 8:56 PM

Wonderful! The composition and the tones are fantastic.
Hard to choose, but v3 seems to lend an air of mystery.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 9:04 PM

Have to say I much prefer V1. The pov and composition work so well. Pity we have to have electric lighting or it could well be back in time to when it was originally in use!

Ann

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headskiesfly
24 Nov 2012 - 9:16 PM

Cracking shot.
Rick

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Redpoll
Redpoll  3 Wales
24 Nov 2012 - 9:26 PM

I Like this image Annette, lovely tones, I much prefer image No1. Steve. Smile

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 9:30 PM

Marvellous Annette

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 - 10:16 PM

Can not make my mind between V1 a nd V3, both very nice.
Elena

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41054 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 11:17 PM

An Escher-like staircase, the tones of v1 win it for me. Lovely perspective, Annette.

Dave

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 12:29 AM

V1 a winner for me. Wonderful textures and tones and patterns.
V3 is interesting too with those cool blues but V1 ahead for me.
Great pov.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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prabhusinha
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25 Nov 2012 - 3:27 AM

I have not seen a 14/24 Nikkor, instead a 12/24 mm. But the picture is superb.

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CaroleS
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25 Nov 2012 - 7:52 AM

Great pov and well processed Annette
Carole

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jasonrwl
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25 Nov 2012 - 9:08 AM

Wonderful Annette - v1 for me
Jason

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 9:12 AM

Very well processed and looks great in mono giving an excellent feel to it overall. Might have removed the modern security lamps though to finish it off
Richard

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JohnChambersPhotography

V1 wins it for me, good processing with lots of detail.

John

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43926 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 9:54 AM

I like the cold feel to V3, however, the more sinister darknes of V1 is my favourite. The open window providing an escape from whatever danger lurks.

On a lighter note, it made me think of the optical illusion of the endless stairway

Malc

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 11:33 AM

V1 everytime I think Annette.....Good stuff!

Ade

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 - 11:46 AM

Wonderful work Annette.
Brian

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 - 12:01 PM

Athmospheric, very interesting and very well shot! GrinGrin
IB

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 12:23 PM

Your processing is excellent in v1 and v3 Annette and brings out a lot of detail. I think on balance I'm going for v1. I also like the original very much.
Ann

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canonfan  4 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 - 3:37 PM

Love this image Annette. Works very well in mono
Jim

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 5:18 PM

I like the brightness of v2--spooky in v 3

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Glostopcat
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25 Nov 2012 - 6:02 PM

V1 is full of drama and atmosphere as is v3

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 11:45 PM

V1, would work great with some figures put in there ,

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
26 Nov 2012 - 3:50 PM

What a great shapes! Good shot, Annette!Smile
Regards valery

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
27 Nov 2012 - 2:43 PM

Torn between V1. and V2. I think Annette it's got to be V1. for me, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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17 Dec 2012 - 5:57 PM

Fantastic image, great pov and processing. V1 my favourite
John

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