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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 Plus
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
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
10 31 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 7:13AM
Glad i'm not climbing them stairs well captured

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
5 350 5 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 99 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
8 203 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.
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
4 213 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 7:58AM
Great image, certainly draws your eye into the hole.TedGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 149 16 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 8:00AM
Excellent DaveSmile

Nigeve1 Plus
4 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 Plus
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,
16 Oct 2013 9:05AM
Makes me dizzy just looking Dave. Love the comp of this shot and great detail. Moira
16 Oct 2013 9:06AM
Welcome back...............I think I missed you.............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
16 Oct 2013 9:14AM
Well captured
xwang Plus
8 56 8
16 Oct 2013 9:15AM
Handheld 1/15? Well done, Dave. Excellent clarity and colour...
phil99 Plus
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:

Excellent!! Glad I don't have to run up them though!
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 10:00AM
Love the comp Dave.

You managed to show perfectly the geometry of this amazing staircase, Dave!Smile
Regards Valery
8 10 10 England
16 Oct 2013 10:09AM
Thought we were looking into a jet engineBlush
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
16 Oct 2013 10:09AM
Vertigo sufferers look away now !! Excellent depth here Dave.
Jocelia Plus
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 41 111 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
13 636 17
16 Oct 2013 11:04AM
Back with a bang Dave. Stupendous.
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
Very well done, all those lovely diagonals in red, exciting. Si.
mikbee Plus
10 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 13 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 Plus
12 8 8 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 1:37PM
What a great graphic image Smile
capto Plus
5 4.8k 8 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 3:27PM
Brilliant composition, a great eye catching image.Smile

widtink Plus
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
7 7.5k 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 11 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 7.2k 30 England
16 Oct 2013 5:18PM
Lovely framing of this very attractive staircase.
richmowil Plus
9 334 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
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 1849 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 6:58PM
Into the vortex. This sucks the viewer in.
dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 7:03PM
I would feel pretty dizzy climbing those stairs, well seen and capture.
Those wonderful bright colours and the spiral just draw one "Down,Down Deeper and Down" in this excellent image DaveSmileSmile
16 Oct 2013 7:38PM
Great work.

jaktis Plus
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 22 71 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 Plus
10 52 1 England
16 Oct 2013 9:41PM
Great abstract, although it does make you a tad giddy.

netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
16 Oct 2013 9:45PM
A Brilliant imageSmile
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 Plus
10 91 223 England
17 Oct 2013 8:52AM
A good view point for this Dave.
17 Oct 2013 10:33AM
Superb one
JuBarney Plus
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 Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
18 Oct 2013 4:23PM
Wonderful Escher like semi-abstract Dave!
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
Beautiful composition, works so well
ChiliMan Plus
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

19 Oct 2013 8:48PM
Creatively captured Smile
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 Plus
11 255 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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