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Spiraling Down
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Challenge: Shapes IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Location: Vatican
Date: Nov 8, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Nov 9, 2010

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 86
Avg (all users): 7.9118
Avg (commenters): 8.5833
Avg (participants): 7.3750
Avg (non-participants): 8.0769
Views since voting: 5589
Views during voting: 344
Votes: 170
Comments: 30
Favorites: 14 (view)


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11/23/2010 12:08:02 PM
Thanks! I shot this with a wide angle lens all the way zoomed out to 16mm. The aperture was at f/8. You get more depth of field with wider angles and of couse at 16mm with an aperture setting of f/8, you should pretty much be able to get great sharpness throughout your image. The shutter speed wasn't that great, only at 1/60 sec, but I have pretty steady hands so it wasn't a problem. As for sharpening in post, I sharpened the image first, then ran it through noise ninja to reduce the noise a little bit.

Originally posted by manavg:

This is beautiful! I'd love to know how you manage to get such extraordinary level of sharpness... usually when I try to sharpen my images, I end up getting some noise...


Message edited by author 2010-11-23 12:09:06.
11/23/2010 10:56:31 AM
This is beautiful! I'd love to know how you manage to get such extraordinary level of sharpness... usually when I try to sharpen my images, I end up getting some noise...
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11/20/2010 09:34:32 PM
Great Job
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11/18/2010 12:35:15 PM
Wow! Wonderful photo! Congrats!
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11/17/2010 06:32:22 PM
Keep up the great work!
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11/17/2010 12:26:44 PM
Well done to you,great score, great shot.
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11/17/2010 12:01:52 PM
Originally posted by Tonberry:

Wow. This is really an incredible shot... Is there any chance you have prints available?


Thanks Tonberry! All my prints are sold on my personal website. There is a link for it on my profile page. I will add this one in the next few days.

Message edited by author 2010-11-17 12:02:52.
11/17/2010 07:18:18 AM
Wow what a score, Great image here and a huge congrats. It definitely deserved the blue.
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11/17/2010 06:28:53 AM
Wow. This is really an incredible shot... Is there any chance you have prints available?
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11/17/2010 02:11:42 AM
Congrats. No doubt at all this was the blue.
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11/17/2010 01:58:30 AM
Congratulations, absolutely fantastic! I can tell you I've learned a lot about cropping these kinds of photos from your picture. Amazing how the spiral goes in and out of frame!
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11/17/2010 12:21:46 AM
Something abou the spiral this is an amazing shot. In case the 7.9x didn't tell you that already.
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11/17/2010 12:13:43 AM
Classic, and definitely #1
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11/17/2010 12:04:53 AM
Excellent perspective - congratulations!
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11/17/2010 12:04:19 AM
Congrats, so glad this placed #1
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11/17/2010 12:03:48 AM
And deserve it, too :-) Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2010 11:00:36 PM
i predict a bluey
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11/16/2010 07:05:59 PM
The spiral just draws you in. And all the folks on it just add to the charm. Great conversion to sepia as well - I would've been disappointed if it were in color and the banisters were glittering gold or something :) A ribbon winner in my book.
My only nit is that the center of the spiral is the center of the picture as well.
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11/15/2010 03:03:40 AM
This image epitomizes the challenge spirit most to me.
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11/14/2010 08:42:36 PM
I love shots like this. I wish I knew of a staircase like this near me. You executed this very well. Love the color tones.
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11/14/2010 10:39:43 AM
I love the composition, but please turn the volume down on the sharpening.
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11/13/2010 11:40:57 AM
Fantastic clarity and composition... one of my top picks.
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11/12/2010 01:08:47 AM
Beautiful shot. I would hand this a ribbon.
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11/11/2010 07:55:51 AM
Wow, an actual shape. And a nice one at that. I've taken this photo before when in Rome, but not this well.

No offense, but I've had it with this challenge. It makes no sense to me. People have submitted all kinds of crap. This is an actual shape and this should win. 10
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11/10/2010 05:52:27 PM
Spectacular. And the greenish monotone is phenomenal. Looks like a drawing! A fave
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11/10/2010 04:27:13 PM
This is the most interesting spiral staircase entry.. I think the people add to the interest, and I particularly like the processing.
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11/10/2010 03:42:30 PM
hands down best. 10
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11/10/2010 11:25:48 AM
Top shot with great toning.
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11/10/2010 12:51:51 AM
Thumb looks better! Gorgeous image and tones, but the sharpening is too heavy.
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11/10/2010 12:46:53 AM
Blue for sure
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