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Looking down from the top of the spiral descending staircase in the Arc de Triomphe.
Paris, France
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LuthienneTinuvielle Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, looks like fractal art!
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TTL-Photoworks Featured By Owner May 12, 2009   Photographer
Featured here - [link]

Have a wonderful day! :sprint:
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KatMPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
This extraordinary image has been featured here: [link]
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Replicante Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I added a press release in which I include this image of yourself [link]
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luis75 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic shot !!
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iGraq Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
very nice :)
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missdusk Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Must. Restrain. Self. I LOVE THOSE STAIRS! *cough* Sorry. I love spiral staircases, it's my big goal in life to get a house that has a spiral staircase. :D Beautiful, simply beautiful.
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satanic57 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
incredible, looks so much like a pencil drawing..
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threefiftydee Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
this kind of thing always amazes me... :D
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fallen-rise Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005   Photographer
wonderful design
great capture
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smellykapcie Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2005
Great shot! Love it in black and white, love it that you got it at a time when there were no people, and love the perfect crop. Wonderful image! :)
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jennytaylor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for your comment! :) I had to wait a loooooong time for a shot without people! I a bunch of them with people, but I prefer this one without.
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sleurope Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2005
awesome photo!
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jennytaylor Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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sleurope Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
welcome =)
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Sichowbob Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
hehe,

It took me 30 mins with my digital cam to finally make a nonblurry shot...
Quite hard to do uh ?

Btw, i've done it in color and black n white me too. I still prefer the color shot.The stairs are still grey, but theres only a little bit more yellow on the walls.

And yeah, abit cliché.

And, for myself, i arranged my pics to not show the first stairs (like we can see on the lower right side of your pics) I thought they were just useless and added not so beautifull nonfocused parts to the pics
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jennytaylor Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I took many different shots, but I love the strong diagonal of the beam on the bottom right stairs and I really like the blurryness of that section. I still prefer this image in black and white. This was, of course, originally in colour (I set my own grayscale values in post process to get the most out of all the colour values) but I prefer the black and white because I think it enhances the rough texture in the concrete and metal and the overall shape of the spiral. I love texture and form which can become so lost in colour images. Yes, the original had a lot of yellow it! Those lights are an odd colour! I set my camera at a light temperature to slightly reduce the yellow cast, but I wanted to retain a bit of the original lighting atmosphere in the colour version.
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brandonwitzel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005  Professional Photographer
It’s a little cliché, but it’s the best cliché I’ve seen in a long time. :thumbsup: :+fav:
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jennytaylor Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yes it is a bit cliché, but I like it anyways! ;) Thanks for the comment!
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yong Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
:)
reminds me of gaudi
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brokenfish Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005   Photographer
That is truly inspiring. :+fav:.
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jennytaylor Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
How sweet! Thanks for the comment!
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Nichols Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005   Photographer
nice work.. now i regret not climbing those stairs. good choice with black and white, it really enhances the patetrns. :)
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jennytaylor Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment! I walked up. Whew! What a workout!
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Danelese Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005   Photographer
this is really beautiful
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jennytaylor Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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splucy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005
I thought those stairs looked familiar! :wow: I tried to take a shot too but there was not enough light so the pictures I took came out blurry :giggle:

you mastered this shot perfectly :aww:

lovely!
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jennytaylor Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your comment! Yeah, the lighting definitely wasn't optimal in that staircase. I didn't have a tripod with me either! But I set my camera to timer mode, wraped the neckstrap around the bannister for added stability, and held it as still as possible!
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splucy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
well congrats on that :giggle: happy someone found a way of taking a non-blurry photo of it :aww:
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coxi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005
intresting use of shallow dof here. i enjoy how the patterns change in the bokeh.
great staircase you've found here, i'm a sucker for them. good contrast, even if i would love to tweak it a little in ps.

very good job (found it through the quality aproved-feature on the frontpage.)
gonna have a look in your gallery now :)

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jennytaylor Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment! Yeah, I am a sucker for staircases too, and I just couldn’t pass this one up! I didn't ideally want to use the shallow depth of field, but in the low lighting situation and without a tripod, I didn't have much choice :) I managed to keep the camera pretty still though. I’ll be more prepared next time I go to the Arc de Triomphe! I am very indecisive on the issue of contrast when I am editing in PS. I had a professor in college that was obsessed with greytones and I always hear his voice in my head when I am editing! I do normally prefer a bit more contrast though. For this image I slightly stretched the histogram and made a small curves adjustment for a bit more contrast.
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coxi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
intresting story with your teacher :)
i see what you mean with the aperture, it worked well here though. It's not that easy to shoot stairways of that kind and perspective with a tripod, you'll see !

good luck.
cheers
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jennytaylor Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I love your stairwell shots, btw
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mikehaines Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005   Photographer
Great image, you can really feel the texture of the steps.
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fredchan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005
This is a great shot. I just love the texture on the stairs.
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jennytaylor Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks for the comment and for the fave addition!
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silentmagician2001 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Great shot for b&w!
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jennytaylor Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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KalifBanane Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005  Professional Photographer
well!!! i´m spinnin´ look, i´m spinnin´!!!
great shot!
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jennytaylor Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment! Yeah, I felt like I was spinning when I took it! Although, I was leaning over a bannister and all the blood was rushing to my head... so that probably didn't help!
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