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Up or Down?

By gingerdelight    
Looking up or looking down?

One of the spiral staircases at Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland here .

Unfortunately you cannot climb any of the staircases as they are at present in a state of disrepair and very dangerous. Hopefully they can be restored to their former glory.

V2 is a mono adaptation and V3 is a view of this splendid house.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments and votes.

Carol



PS: the answer is UP!!

Tags: Home Spiral House Architecture Stairway Stately Seaton delaval

Voters: Chinga, orygenes, GillyB and 47 more

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Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2013 1:52PM
Beautiful shot! Looks like the inside of a snail! Very well seen! Grin
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mrswoolybill Plus
9 902 1449 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2013 2:13PM
Looking up...
I rather like V2, it's cooler, it has a harmony plus the tone of mellow marble.
Looking at this I reckon it would work pretty well at any of the other three rotations available too.
Moira
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
26 Jul 2013 2:19PM
I am exhausted Carol just thinking about climbing these.
Best to demolish them and fit a lift instead !!
Good shots.
Mick.
gingerdelight 9 298 11 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2013 2:21PM
Hi Moira, I agree about the rotations. This is how I took it, but I did deliberate whether to turn it. In the end I decided to leave it as was!! thanks for your comment.
Carol
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2013 2:29PM
v1 for me today carol love the colours and tone brilliant comp a stunner top shot Wink
andy
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
26 Jul 2013 2:45PM
Great composition
Herge88 9 40 4 England
26 Jul 2013 2:49PM
Classic spiral staircase, I like the mono version two.

Best Matt
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
26 Jul 2013 3:12PM
Up or down, they both make you dizzy!! Interestingly it isn't a spiral at all, it's a helix (my thanks to Spephen Fry on QI for that!).

Dave
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2013 3:25PM
Great perspective and patterning.
Matt
gingerdelight 9 298 11 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2013 3:28PM

Quote:Up or down, they both make you dizzy!! Interestingly it isn't a spiral at all, it's a helix (my thanks to Spephen Fry on QI for that!).

Dave



Spiral or helix, like mikbee, I wouldn't want to climb it!!! Wink
Richsr Plus
9 90 220 England
26 Jul 2013 3:49PM
Looks an interesting place Carol, good view point and think the mono version works the best
Regards Richard
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
26 Jul 2013 3:58PM
Great pov, Carol, like V.1 the best. Carol
Superb pov. I prefer the colour version of V1
Effrossini
three lovely shots like v2 for me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
26 Jul 2013 4:57PM
Three excellent images!!
26 Jul 2013 5:02PM
A wonderful capture - definitely looking up! Wink As Dave says, according to Stephen Fry on Q1 a spiral reduces it's size as it goes in towards the centre, whereas a 'spiral' staircase is the same diameter all the way up, so they should be called helix staircases! Wink Anyway, it's V2 as my fave, Carol Smile
Trev Smile
26 Jul 2013 5:56PM
V2 for a vote today....fabulous
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2013 6:08PM
An impressive upward view of this magnificent staircase which in turn has been very well captured and composed within the frame. For me the colour variant works so much better than the mono, the wash of green hues adding a wonderful injection of colour. Image two well that's is just how I remember Seaton Delaval Hall. A superb example of Baroque Architecture, and one which never fails to impress.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2013 8:16PM
V1 my favourite Carol, a great pov and capture with the subtle colouring adding an extra dimension.

Ray
SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2013 8:19PM
ooooooooo this makes me feel dizzy but it's a brilliant shot.
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2013 8:31PM

Quote:I am exhausted Carol just thinking about climbing these.
Best to demolish them and fit a lift instead !!
Good shots.
Mick.



I couldn't agree more! Lovely shot.
Irishkate Plus
5 33 96 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2013 9:01PM
Lovely image of the Hall itself and I do love the colour version but converts very well to mono.
Win, win!
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ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
28 Jul 2013 10:20AM
Ooo...I love spiral staircases, Carol, and you've captured this one beautifully! VERY tough fight between Vs 1 and 2. Love the toning you used in V2, by the way Smile

Andrew
AnnJ Plus
4 5 Scotland
28 Jul 2013 6:09PM
This has been captured beautifully. Ann.
28 Jul 2013 8:00PM
three lovely shots
11 Jan 2014 4:26PM
Great shot, reminds me of an Escher print.

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