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Black Hole

By Jasper87  
A double spiral staircase (one up, one down) in Ljubljana Castle (Slovenia). These are parallel as opposed to a double helix but the latter would look pretty impressive.

Hand held through the bars in live view mode, Iso 3200, 1/15sec, f11 @40mm.

The holiday went well, thank you, lots of postcard shots which will probably make an appearance at some point.


Tags: Architecture Slovenia Spiral staircase Ljubljana Castle

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
16 Oct 2013 7:02AM
Too early in the morning, Dave, makes my eyes go funny Wink Carol

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 7:08AM
Belting comp dave wonderful detail and colour a stunner nice one Wink
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 7:10AM
A very well observed, composed and exposed image with wonderful detail and interest throughout Dave.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 7:13AM
Glad i'm not climbing them stairs well captured

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 7:16AM
It's a long way down...! Great capture - although sends my eyes funny!
Hope you had fab hols! Smile

16 Oct 2013 7:18AM
Beautiful composition. Just looking made me dizzy.

ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
16 Oct 2013 7:21AM
An amazing capture Dave, get vertigo looking at it....excellent composition...welcome back
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
16 Oct 2013 7:23AM
That lack hole didn't draw you in I hope!
Well composed.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 7:30AM
Now that's pretty neat! Superb shot and welcome back Dave, you have been missed!
16 Oct 2013 7:33AM
WOW! A splendid shot, Dave. Superbly colourful and wonderfully dramatic. I'm falling into that hole! Love it! SmileSmileSmile

16 Oct 2013 7:36AM
Howdy Dave. This is very good... like it a lot.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 7:36AM
Looks very impressive Dave! Welcome back.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
16 Oct 2013 7:37AM
This is a fantastic image.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
16 Oct 2013 7:44AM
An amazing image this one Dave Smile Excellent !!
16 Oct 2013 7:54AM
Very nice that you are back again ! --- Excellent image this, Dave !GrinGrinGrin --- I`v tried these staircases too! They are very excitng ones. Good work! ------ Jukka.
Ted447 Plus
5 213 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 7:58AM
Great image, certainly draws your eye into the hole.TedGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 8:00AM
Excellent DaveSmile

Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 8:06AM
Very strong composition, interesting image.
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 8:35AM
Excellent capture, beautifully presented.
Suzicoo 6 481 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 8:37AM
Very effective use of the spiral and clouds, love it

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 8:46AM
A superb image, Dave look forward to more from your holiday.

16 Oct 2013 9:00AM
Excellent Dave, super composition,
moiral 8 12 Scotland
16 Oct 2013 9:05AM
Makes me dizzy just looking Dave. Love the comp of this shot and great detail. Moira
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
16 Oct 2013 9:06AM
Welcome back...............I think I missed you.............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
16 Oct 2013 9:14AM
Well captured
xwang 9 56 8
16 Oct 2013 9:15AM
Handheld 1/15? Well done, Dave. Excellent clarity and colour...
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 9:43AM
Beautiful capture .You did well to hand hold at 1/15 sec .....Phil
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 9:44AM
Lovely image:

16 Oct 2013 9:52AM
Excellent!! Glad I don't have to run up them though!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 10:00AM
Love the comp Dave.

16 Oct 2013 10:01AM
You managed to show perfectly the geometry of this amazing staircase, Dave!Smile
Regards Valery
9 10 10 England
16 Oct 2013 10:09AM
Thought we were looking into a jet engineBlush
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
16 Oct 2013 10:09AM
Vertigo sufferers look away now !! Excellent depth here Dave.
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
16 Oct 2013 10:13AM
A very clever concept here Dave, nice to see you back...WinkWink
Nice staircase with lovely colours and composition.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 10:38AM
I've been looking forward to your images from Croatia and Slovenia and
you've started back with a stunnner.Excellent POV.
The architecture is mind blowing and your image very well taken hand held!
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
16 Oct 2013 11:04AM
Back with a bang Dave. Stupendous.
ABPhotosUK 5 23 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 11:05AM
Very nice use of the Golden Spiral composition, eye-catching shot. I particularly like the detail on the steps!! Andy
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 11:40AM
Great shot Dave - a good start to your holiday uploads - good to see you back again - and without the woolly hat - with the weather getting colder I'm sure you will get it out again soon WinkWinkWinkWink
16 Oct 2013 12:11PM
Very well done, all those lovely diagonals in red, exciting. Si.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
16 Oct 2013 12:56PM
Thought it could have been a shot of the Slovenian national flag Dave !!
Great colours.
Great shot.
charlotte 13 34 2 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 12:59PM
Blimey! That's a long way down...nicely seen Dave, makes a cracking abstract.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
16 Oct 2013 1:04PM
An astonishing and exciting image, so well seen/composed-- Color contrasts are wonderful, as are the details, different and unusual!
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
16 Oct 2013 1:10PM
Awesome abstract Dave and would have another UA but mine gone today, Look forward to more images from your holiday.


Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
16 Oct 2013 1:21PM
Great image. Well captured to drag one's eyes into the dark and unknown void of a centre. Has an oriental feel to it, like chopsticks in an ornate vase.
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 1:28PM
You can't get back into Yorkshire so you went abroad; normally people bring a stick of rock not a stunning stair case. This really does draw you in, great composition especially given it was composed through live view.

vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 1:37PM
What a great graphic image Smile
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 3:27PM
Brilliant composition, a great eye catching image.Smile

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
16 Oct 2013 4:21PM
This is stunning Dave fantastic composition and colours Smile

16 Oct 2013 4:25PM
Welcome back, Dave - and what a picture to start with, too!
I'd love to see this impressive piece of design and engineering - just up my staircase!Wink
Interesting EXIF information - the Mk3 handles high ISOs so well.

saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
16 Oct 2013 4:27PM
Welcome back??? Have you been away???Tongue Can't say I noticedGrin
'Ow do Dave...hope you had a good time gallivanting around parts of Europe. Hope you behaved yourself and didn't cause any diplomatic incidents...Wink
Impressive exif - 1/15 handheld and 3200 ISO, well done you and the III

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
16 Oct 2013 4:46PM
Excellent and extremely well composed study.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
16 Oct 2013 5:10PM
How very ornate....but what a wonderful viewpoint, composition and capture, Dave, love it! Grin Just has to have my UA....Wink
Trev Smile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
16 Oct 2013 5:18PM
Lovely framing of this very attractive staircase.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
16 Oct 2013 6:04PM
Excellent composition with good light well recorded!! Excellent Image Dave!!
16 Oct 2013 6:21PM
Welcome back Dave, good to hear you both had a good time, and look forward to more excellent pic's like this one. ( But i'm sure there wont be a downward trend) Wink

John Smile
16 Oct 2013 6:23PM
Makes for a great abstract, Dave. Some lovely looking detail on the treads.

16 Oct 2013 6:57PM
An impressive and beautiful image, that i would have gracing my wall!

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 6:58PM
Into the vortex. This sucks the viewer in.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 7:03PM
I would feel pretty dizzy climbing those stairs, well seen and capture.
16 Oct 2013 7:27PM
Those wonderful bright colours and the spiral just draw one "Down,Down Deeper and Down" in this excellent image DaveSmileSmile
1881 6 India
16 Oct 2013 7:38PM
Great work.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
16 Oct 2013 7:59PM
So effective

derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 8:10PM
Dont remember the last time I saw a double spiral staircase. Makes a bold image Dave. Glad you had a good holiday.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 8:26PM
Most impressive, Dave. All those leading lines whichever way you look. A heady feeling.
Welcome back!
6 3 8 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 8:30PM
I feel a little dizzy now but very well observed and captured!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Great first shot.. Like the off-centre strong composition& super gold detailing.. Which acts as a great complimentary colour to the vibrant red.. Stunning starter.. Look forward to the rest of the postcard shots
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
16 Oct 2013 9:41PM
Great abstract, although it does make you a tad giddy.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
16 Oct 2013 9:45PM
A Brilliant imageSmile
DixClix 9 2 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 9:53PM
Excellent image of a fascinating subject! Slovenia is a beautiful place isn't it?
16 Oct 2013 10:21PM
An eye catching image Dave. Excellent pov and vibrant colour.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
17 Oct 2013 8:52AM
A good view point for this Dave.
17 Oct 2013 10:33AM
Superb one
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 5:48PM
Love this POV & capture.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 9:39PM
No chance of getting the pledge and a duster on all those rails.... what a job it must be to paint themTongueTongue
Fantastic capture Dave, Hope you enjoyed your holsGrinGrin
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
18 Oct 2013 4:23PM
Wonderful Escher like semi-abstract Dave!
18 Oct 2013 7:53PM
Fabulous image, great point of view and beautiful colors!
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 8:35PM
I missed this...a great shot! Lovely to see you're back, looking forward to seeing images from your hols Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
18 Oct 2013 10:00PM
Very nicely composed shot which seems to draw me in as if I were expiring along a tunnel rather than the scene actually depicted.
Look forward to more from that holiday, Dave.
18 Oct 2013 10:16PM
Superb Dave great to see you back..Lin
19 Oct 2013 8:29AM
Fantastic image - well seen and composed - does make my eyes spin around a bit! A
19 Oct 2013 4:20PM
Beautiful composition, works so well
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
19 Oct 2013 6:43PM
VERY well done and so sharp at 1/15 sec!

I love this sorta image.

Looking forward to more interesting ones Smile

ZoeKemp 5 31 England
19 Oct 2013 8:48PM
Creatively captured Smile
Ayoob 7 Australia
21 Oct 2013 5:16AM
Fantastic shot , Dave - beautiful composition. ...Grin
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 1:04PM
This is an amazing image! Congratulations on such stunning shot!
Well seen! Grin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Oct 2013 6:20PM
A wonderful architectural abstract Dave, you've taken this one from the perfect angle
29 Oct 2013 8:22PM
Super image mate but cant look at it to long giving me crazy eyes.........................

13 Nov 2013 10:26AM
it for sure pulls you in Dave excellent and the stair treads offering a pleasing addition

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