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"Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the Convenience."
"Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the Convenience."
jjbeguin


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Posthumous Ribbon (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Architecture/Cityscape
Camera: Olympus PEN E-P2
Lens: Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Zuiko
Location: Geneva Switzerland
Date: Nov 25, 2010
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2010

The full quote is:
An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience.
Mitch Hedberg

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 133
Avg (all users): 6.7459
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.8375
Avg (non-participants): 6.6762
Views since voting: 2080
Views during voting: 386
Votes: 185
Comments: 38
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/03/2010 12:45:49 PM
Makes a perfect sense, JJ. There's always a better way to look at something. Thank you.
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12/03/2010 12:21:01 PM
Congrats on your HM - one of my favorites in the challenge. Escalator to Heaven? :-)
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12/03/2010 06:18:25 AM
Mitch Hedberg is(was) my favourite comedian.... Love your title :)

I got my hair highlighted because some strands were more important than others.
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12/03/2010 12:48:54 AM
the tables are turned, and now I underappreciate you while the dpc crowd puts you at the top. congratulations on a great score and a delicious image.
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12/03/2010 12:20:29 AM
Congratulations... I knew this would do great! Love it!!!!
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12/03/2010 12:19:25 AM
Nice to have you back for a while, Mr. Beguin! Great quote, too.
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12/03/2010 12:18:58 AM
Congrats on the HM, JJ. It was a wonderful challenge.
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12/03/2010 12:16:24 AM
very well done sir
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12/03/2010 12:11:58 AM
Congrats on your HM for your PH :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2010 10:48:52 PM
I really like the processing with the grain and color. It seems perfect that it is burned out at the top of the stairs. Makes one wonder where it leads and the title with the word convenience instead of inconvenience has made me think a little harder. Bumping up.
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12/02/2010 10:10:21 PM
It's like a stairway to heaven. Love how the top just disappears.
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12/02/2010 07:57:54 PM
The idea behind the Posthumous Ribbon is to encourage you to break the rules, to find new and different ways to express yourself. To free your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come, to laugh at world and at life, not doing what others are expecting you to do, but just following and listening to what's in your heart. DPC itís a wonderful learning place where everyone should be supported on their way to be a photographer. A special attention should be aimed to those working hard with different views and approaches to photography, those not aligned with the mainstream taste and receiving no recognition. Itís our responsibility to support these photographers creating diversity and expressing different visions. Being active at the Posthumous thread itís the best way to do it. Being active at the Posthumous thread itís the best way to protect your and the otherís freedom of being different. Thanks for taking the time to enter this challenge. Stay wild.
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12/02/2010 06:24:07 AM
I swear this is the escalator I take to one of my trains to work each day, and for that I want to throw my monitor out the window. On the other had I love this kind of shot, and this is especially interesting with the fade to white. Stairway to heaven perhaps due to maintenance. Awesome.
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12/02/2010 05:10:45 AM
when we get to the top will we be met by loved ones lost and gone ?. Great photo has a depth to it that is very hard to describe, i'm sure you will do well.
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12/02/2010 12:27:09 AM
This is good!
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12/02/2010 12:25:34 AM
Stairway to heaven. Just needs someone dissolving in the light at the top. :)
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11/30/2010 03:01:32 PM
and she's buying an escalator to heaven
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11/29/2010 05:33:07 PM
I've been struggling with this. Seems to be begging for a shadowy rider, but that could look very cliche. I do like that you avoided perfect symmetry.
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11/29/2010 08:01:42 AM
A lovely stairway to heaven!
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11/29/2010 04:55:46 AM
great-shot-great-title----10
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11/29/2010 03:23:53 AM
well exposed, grain and toning works well. I had tried to keep the symmetry by cropping at the left side, the small sticker attracts the view enough to prevent the image from being boring or sterile
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11/28/2010 10:08:14 PM
I actually had to read the title twice and then I LOL. Nice tones and progression into the light.
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11/28/2010 03:05:30 PM
I love the mood in this one, fantastically rendered. The grain is a nice touch, and the blinding light just adds a metaphorical meaning to the photo. Congratulations ! My only regret is that we miss a part on the right for it to be symmetrical, which would have led to an even greater impact imho.
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11/28/2010 03:03:28 PM
I like this one a lot; looks like a near death experience. Bumping up
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11/28/2010 12:49:36 PM
I like this photo, the sepia tones you have chosen and the light contribute to create a special atmosphere.
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11/28/2010 07:51:02 AM
Generates thoughts of the ordinary transitioning to the sublime (one of the best reasons for making an image). Placing this very high in my scores.
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11/27/2010 11:39:09 PM
Really love the processing. Very well done.
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11/27/2010 03:46:10 PM
I really like this... it's like a Stairway to Heaven... (not voting)
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11/27/2010 02:32:28 PM
I love this one...the atypical composition, processing and highlighted detail keep me looking at this image and take me on a journey from the mundane directly into what I would hope to be a more enlightened state. Of course, I haven't reached the top of the stairs yet...who knows what's up there? I'll keep you posted!
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11/27/2010 03:21:01 AM
Love the noise and toning in this. Nice shot and processing.
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11/26/2010 05:52:20 PM
Wonderful title, and I love the light and processing. Nicely seen and presented!
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11/26/2010 05:51:57 PM
Cool title and excellent image. Just follow the light.
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11/26/2010 04:35:11 PM
one of my two 10's in this challenge. i think it is an amazing photo in it's own right but because it doesn't really have the dpc appeal/cliche/whatever i think it would be all over the posthumous thread following a regular challenge. nice job, i hope you hit it big with this one.
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11/26/2010 03:31:02 PM
No!!! Don't go into the light!!!!
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11/26/2010 09:36:35 AM
Would have been nice with a person disappearing into 'the light'. But I still like this a lot as is. Good choice of b/w. 8
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11/26/2010 07:59:47 AM
HAHA! - 7
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11/26/2010 01:44:32 AM
Love this! Your processing is right on the mark for me. Good Luck!
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11/26/2010 01:20:13 AM
MASTERFULLY processed. These double escalators are so photogenic anyway, but this deep sepia, and the graininess, combined with the metallic tones and the uncertain but bright exit make this an exquisite entry. Thank you!
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