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"Who you 'stairing' at!?"

By tj  
This is my very first attempt at digital manipulation in PhotoShop, following a beginner tutorial from Pete.
The image is looking up the stairs of one of the towers at Barcelona Cathedral.
The original photo was quite dark, had people's heads in and was very dark in the middle. Therefore, I cropped and sharpened it, and tried to brighten the middle to show the detail, using levels.
Any comments will be very much appreciated, as I am only experimenting and keen to get to grips with PhotoShop.

Tags: Stairs Abstract Architecture Digitally manipulated

Voters: jmmd, nat king, piero and 19 more

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piero 13
6 Jul 2004 12:29PM
Nice shot ... vertigo !!!

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6 Jul 2004 12:48PM
Looks very nice, it seems you have learnt quickly.
tj Plus
15 2.0k England
6 Jul 2004 1:34PM
Thanks for your comments Piero and Eduardo. It's much appreciated.
Tracey Grin
jmmd 14 1
6 Jul 2004 4:05PM
Great composition and effects. click
tj Plus
15 2.0k England
6 Jul 2004 4:08PM
Thanks Jaime!

Your portfolio is great by the way!

6 Jul 2004 5:31PM
nice on tracey leads youre eys up and into centre at 1st from the thumb looked like a seashell good one click
tj Plus
15 2.0k England
6 Jul 2004 5:35PM
Thanks Stuart!

I'm off to have a gander at your folio...

jimthistle73 14 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2004 12:50AM
Ah - eternal symbol of entropy and all that.
I'm looking in vain to see where the people's heads were, but that's a crackin PS job. Great shot.
UserHasLeft 14 654
7 Jul 2004 12:53AM
Hi Tracey. This is a great shot. I'm still trying to figure out up and down the stairs, it's a bit optical illusionish.
The Photoshop bit looks great - the steps are clear and well textured/detailed and you can follow them a long way. I might have cropped a tiny bit more on the right to get rid of that black bit at the top corner but that's really being picky.
I think it's a great job Smile
lovelylindax 14 16
7 Jul 2004 8:31AM
This is great Tracey - very different
Linda x
tj Plus
15 2.0k England
7 Jul 2004 8:57AM
Thanks for your comments - they're very much appreciated, and unexpected!

Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2004 9:13AM
This is really good Tracey! the only thing I can do in Photoshop is resisze sharpen and save for web :o/... so well done!

P.S. I love your smiley happy lovely portfolio pic btw Grin

tj Plus
15 2.0k England
7 Jul 2004 9:21AM
Cheers Rob!!!

magda_indigo 14 418 England
7 Jul 2004 12:56PM
you had me fooled, I really thought they were going DOWN!!! What a mistaka to maka. Good work, love the image, click (*:*)
tj Plus
15 2.0k England
7 Jul 2004 1:49PM
LOL! Thanks a million Magda!

old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
8 Jul 2004 8:30PM
Glad I followed a link as otherwise I'd have missed this fantastic shot! I know the Sagrada Familia well, but I missed this view. I'd have said it was looking down, but obviously wrong! The only thing I'd change is to make it B&W.
tj Plus
15 2.0k England
9 Jul 2004 8:42AM
Thanks for your comment and suggestion Jim... I'm off to try it now!

10 Jul 2004 5:32PM
Its a goodun! Klicked. K.
tj Plus
15 2.0k England
12 Jul 2004 8:55AM
Cheers K!
sybilla 14 258
2 Oct 2004 8:11PM
I LOVE this

tj Plus
15 2.0k England
4 Oct 2004 8:42AM
Thanks Clare!
oldham 14 198 England
15 Oct 2004 11:54PM
impressive like it a lot
tj Plus
15 2.0k England
16 Oct 2004 1:40PM
Cheers Gordon!

Museman 12 Wales
18 Sep 2008 8:03PM
nice composition and subtle colours.
tj Plus
15 2.0k England
19 Sep 2008 9:26AM
Thanks Mike Smile
BundleBoy 13 57 Scotland
15 Feb 2009 8:54PM
I love this one, though my heights problem might have stopped me climbing these stairs with no handrail!

Nice one,
tj Plus
15 2.0k England
16 Feb 2009 10:42AM
Thanks Paul Smile

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