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I saw, I stared, I captured

By ChiliMan
OkÖso I walked out of this shopping centre onto an overhead bridge. Just to my right I spotted these stairs on the side of the building. Nicely catching some late morning sun. I stared at all those lovely lines and shadows. The stairs stared back.

A.

PS I was gonna turn this into a black and white but I thought it looks largely monochrome anyway so I left it. Processing was a slight crop (I tried tighter ones but they didnít work for me) and an increase in Contrast by 20%.

Tags: Light Building Shadows Stairs Architecture Specialist and abstract Steps Lines Mall Shopping centre Landscape and travel

Voters: sweetpea62, morpheus1955, mrswoolybill and 27 more

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Comments


15 Aug 2011 6:43PM
A great shot,well done..Lin

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mrswoolybill Plus
9 927 1463 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2011 7:00PM
Or, I staired...
Good hard, clean lines. And just those tiny hints of red to show that it isn't a mono conversion.
Moira
Very well captured image.

Connor.
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
15 Aug 2011 7:25PM
gosh moira is more perceptive than me i almost missed the red arrow. i blame the wine rather than my eyesight Smile
nice light catching the stairs.lesley
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2011 7:25PM
I think steel architecture supplies wonderful lines and shadows, as I believe you have already noticed! Great angle on this stairwell, Andrew.
Regards
Bill
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2011 7:42PM
Well Andrew you certainly captured a different one here
and until I looked really close thought that it was a mono,...love the arrows..well spotted Moira
great shot
Lillian
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
15 Aug 2011 7:56PM
Yep, thanks to Moira who seems to have made us all stare a little more closely at your stairs, Andrew! Lovely light and shade as well as strong lines.

Ann
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2011 8:00PM
Well spotted and captured Andrew - lovely lines and light!
Carol
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2011 8:15PM
Magical shadows and wonderful lines and diagonals.
I do however like the idea of cropping from the top to just below the red. It produces a more simplified image, without the eye going up and around the image too much, and the tightness of the diagonals gives it more impact in my opinion.
Helen
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2011 8:40PM
wonderful light and shadows briliant detail a cracker nice one Wink
andy
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2011 10:02PM
Great lines and shadows - I love this sort of image! Well spotted and well captured Andrew! Love it!
Ann
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
15 Aug 2011 10:12PM
Shadows, lines, magic in the viewing!
Jennnnn
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
16 Aug 2011 8:15AM
Love the lines - different and very good Andrew.

Ken
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
16 Aug 2011 12:14PM
Wow....powerful or what!
Great choice of crop and not turning it into a mono. Outstanding shot.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
16 Aug 2011 9:36PM
Wonderful lines and shadows in this excellent geometrical study, this looks like your very own stairway to heaven
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
23 Aug 2011 6:19AM
Well seen and taken Andrew, correct decision not to convert as the No Smoking sign is a must!
Rgds., Jim
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
30 Aug 2011 11:36AM
this is superb
great use of lines...

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