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The Queens House at Greenwich.
The elegant Tulip Stairs in the Queen's House are the first geometric self-supporting spiral stair in Britain. Although called the 'tulip' stairs, it is thought that the stylized flowers in the wrought-iron balustrade are actually fleurs-de-lis, as this was the emblem of the Bourbon family of which Queen Henrietta Maria (wife of Charles I) was a member.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 70D
Lens:EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:12 Apr 2014 - 11:17 AM
Focal Length:15mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Tulip Staircase
Username:capto capto
Uploaded:12 Apr 2014 - 5:05 PM
Tags:Architecture, Greenwich
Votes:47
Voters:pascalg · ali63 · LynneJoyce · MalcolmM · DalesLass · cabbie · Kurt42 · Sylviwhalley · Nikonuser1 · doverpic · DicksPics · Philip_H · RobertTurley · ColleenA · barbarahirst · NaturesHaven · mrswoolybill · Badgerfred · McClicker · jadus · cats_123 · digital_boi · pluckyfilly · Cookie_Monster · Len1950 · Fred263 · fazzer · WhiteRose1 · pamelajean · Holmewood · PhilT2 · yestermusic · Coast · Alan_Baseley · 781969 · lifesnapper · Diggeo · RLB · flowerpower59 · viscostatic · chataigner · Rende · Split · headskiesfly · Sladjana71 · JFitz · Armakk ·
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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 5:12 PM

Excellent photography

Ali GrinGrin

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LynneJoyce
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12 Apr 2014 - 5:13 PM

Absolutely love them all but V3 with the portrait format, near Fibonacci proportions and gentle hint of subtle colour does it for me.

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12 Apr 2014 - 5:45 PM


Quote: Absolutely love them all but V3 with the portrait format, near Fibonacci proportions and gentle hint of subtle colour does it for me.

I am with LynneJoyce on this, although all are very good.

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Sylviwhalley
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12 Apr 2014 - 5:50 PM

Great shots.
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Nikonuser1
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12 Apr 2014 - 5:51 PM

A great set Ivor like them allSmile

Cliff

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DicksPics
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12 Apr 2014 - 5:59 PM

Such an interesting and informative upload, Ivor!
A superb set of images - bet you had fun getting the best POV!

Richard

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ColleenA
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12 Apr 2014 - 6:06 PM

Great set..just love the pov and your various compositions, what a staircase, well captured

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barbarahirst
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12 Apr 2014 - 6:08 PM

V3 rings my bells today

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Badgerfred
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12 Apr 2014 - 6:54 PM

Super images Ivor, V3 also my favourite,
Fred.

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jadus
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12 Apr 2014 - 7:14 PM

The joyous golden mean. These are fabulous Ivor.

Jade

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digital_boi
12 Apr 2014 - 7:19 PM

Looks like fleurs-de-lis to me Ivor looking at my carpet which uses that design love them all

Graham

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pluckyfilly
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12 Apr 2014 - 7:40 PM

Superb capture with great detail

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Cookie_Monster
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12 Apr 2014 - 7:54 PM

Absolutely gorgeous capture. I would have that hanging on my any day. V3 is the winner me.

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Fred263
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12 Apr 2014 - 8:36 PM

Stunning capture, Ivor. Great POV & FP.

Fred

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WhiteRose1
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12 Apr 2014 - 9:06 PM

The golden ratio in action. Nothing to choose between them Ivor.

Dave

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pamelajean
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12 Apr 2014 - 9:26 PM

Simply beautiful, the tones and spirals are perfect, almost unreal.

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Holmewood
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12 Apr 2014 - 9:45 PM

Brilliant shots Ivor. Cathy

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781969
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13 Apr 2014 - 6:08 AM

Fantastic and superb capture.

Vikram.

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13 Apr 2014 - 7:20 AM

Excellent work Ivor, brilliant subject matter.

John Smile

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viscostatic
13 Apr 2014 - 8:55 AM

Beautiful images of beautiful architecture Ivor.

Phil.

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Rende
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13 Apr 2014 - 2:05 PM

Such beautiful design and composition!
Rende

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Armakk
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24 Jun 2014 - 8:47 AM

Impressive composition! Excellent control over the contrast with beautiful hi lights on the handrail as it spirals towards the apex of the roof,
Truly an astonishing appealing image and a pleasure to view... SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Bill.

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