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By blackswan14
This building was built 1671-75 by Wren. do you think he new how close he was to discovering the DNA matrix .

Tags: Down Spiral Architecture Steps stairs Dna spiral


banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4176 Canada
7 Dec 2016 2:23PM
Its quite a nice shot for a slow shutter.

I would be inclined to try and get that centre "eye" in the centre of the image, but its best done when shooting.

Ive tried this in the mod, which is a bit sharpener and darker, but it crops off the handrail in the right side, which works well in the original.

I think Wren and others took a lot of inspiration from nature, and this quality may have been part of his own DNA!

7 Dec 2016 3:22PM
I tried the centre shot , it just lost the "swirl effect and just looked like a well .Off centre you follow the steps and hand rail down as it draws your eyes. JP
paulbroad 13 131 1290 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2016 4:47PM
Well seen. It has interest and impact. I might just run the dodge tool round the outside of the steps to darken them a little as there seems to be a touch of flare there at the outer part of the frame.


dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1740 England
7 Dec 2016 5:10PM
Did you regret not having a camera with you? This would benefit a lot from the abilities of a modern CSC or DSLR in terms of sharpness and tonality.

I'm not sure whether I think the blue tone works - in the 'eye', or on the stair treads. I assume you processed to achieve that?

Really, I'd like a wider-angle view, and framing down and to the right, possibly to the extent of putting hte 'eye' on a Third. My mod shows how I'd have done it with the angle of view you had available.

And - really well seen. Are you able to go back and repeat, with hte gear of your choice?
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.4k 2292 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2016 6:05PM
This sort of view is photographically irresistible! You have composed to have the spiral anchored in the bottom right corner, and that's strong.

The Exif is showing a program mode used - can you remember what it was? Even a little camera like this has an amazing brain, but it has no intuition. A setting of 1/4 second, way too slow for you ever to hand-hold steadily, is designed for tripod use.

The camera gives ISO up to 3200. Higher ISO would have enabled a safe shutter speed. It's worth checking out the parameters for the different program modes, particularly in tricky light, to get the right one for the job.
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1740 England
7 Dec 2016 7:31PM
Apologies - I'd misread the EXIF as a 'phone...

I should have said a fully-controllable camera!
15 Dec 2016 1:45PM
Thank you all for your comments just one note... no post production work has taken place , what the camera saw is what you get ..
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1740 England
15 Dec 2016 8:14PM
Now, that's intriguing.

No special modes of funny built-in filters? Was the colour as weird i nreal life?
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2017 11:17AM
I like the downward spiral view, a good composition!
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