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Up the Down Staircase
Up the Down Staircase
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: New Paltz, NY
Date: May 17, 2006
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Abstract, Textures
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2007

I took this in the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. I was looking up the staircase in the main lobby of the hotel. The camera was handheld. I processed the original raw file using CS2 Camera Raw. In CS2 I used the Velviavision plug-in to increase contrast, warm the color, increase saturation and add dynamic range. I also resized and cropped the image and used USM to sharpen and increase contrast.

Statistics
Place: 81 out of 712
Avg (all users): 6.5694
Avg (commenters): 7.3077
Avg (participants): 6.4981
Avg (non-participants): 6.8025
Views since voting: 1102
Views during voting: 470
Votes: 346
Comments: 41
Favorites: 4 (view)


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05/31/2007 07:57:10 AM
This is such a cool image! Looks like one of those impossible drawings by Escher or the like, except in color. And what vivid color!
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01/26/2007 09:37:44 PM
Excellent image. If I ever get to one of the conferences held at the Mohonk, I'll be looking for this.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 07:34:39 PM
interesting perspective but odd colors
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01/25/2007 05:49:55 PM
Man...what am I looking at here? Pretty neat.
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01/25/2007 11:15:26 AM
isn't that just wild looking! 9
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01/25/2007 03:27:54 AM
Excellent.....
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01/24/2007 10:39:22 PM
ay-yi-yi, i LOVE it. this has an incredible hitchcock feel to it. very, very nicely done.
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01/24/2007 06:49:54 PM
Incredible depth of field on this. The tones and detail are great!
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01/22/2007 05:13:51 PM
Great perspective and colors.
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01/22/2007 02:27:36 PM
Every time I look at this I get dizzy. It is just so cool that I don't even know what adjectives to use to describe it!
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01/21/2007 06:29:20 PM
crazy perspective... i like it
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01/21/2007 12:42:08 AM
This reminds me of Escher's work.
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01/19/2007 07:55:37 PM
I can't understand what I am seeing, but the rich tones, light, patterns and shapes are wonderful. 10
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01/19/2007 06:59:12 PM
Love the repeating pattern! I keep looking for "Waldo" though!
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01/19/2007 05:48:31 PM
wonderful warm colors, great pov

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01/19/2007 04:04:34 PM
whoa, funky looking! great perspective
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01/18/2007 07:50:20 PM
neat perspective. good shot.
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01/18/2007 11:41:10 AM
love the color and tones - great image
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01/17/2007 10:59:26 AM
Busy but I like it! Neat perspective.
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01/16/2007 11:33:04 PM
Quite a fascinating shot. Requires you to spend time on it. Nice job!
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01/16/2007 03:33:18 PM
That's awesome - very Escher-esque. I wonder what it would look like in BW, though the colors are beautiful. 8
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01/16/2007 12:54:21 PM
That door on the ceiling makes me think this might be the mansion of that crazy gun lady. (I can't remember her name, Smith? Weston?) Am I right? Excellent shot with rich tones. 8
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01/16/2007 12:34:46 PM
wicked cool. Lots of depth.
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01/16/2007 09:58:25 AM
My God this is Escheresch!
10!
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01/16/2007 09:15:21 AM
can you say "dizzy" ? ... i'm dizzy :-)
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01/15/2007 04:45:01 PM
I get a bit dizzy looking at this photo, Less red/yellow would have done better for this photo (in my opinion), but I like your idea!
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01/15/2007 04:40:26 PM
reminds me of MC Escher. Great POV.
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01/14/2007 10:48:31 PM
Beautiful shot
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01/14/2007 06:01:06 PM
I'm Dizzy !!! Great shot !
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01/14/2007 03:45:04 PM
wow if you stare it this too long you'd go crazy lol :o)
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01/14/2007 11:57:51 AM
Love it
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01/14/2007 02:03:23 AM
well done!
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01/14/2007 12:24:41 AM
Wild and crazy, nice find
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01/13/2007 11:56:52 AM
Simply amazing!
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01/13/2007 08:15:49 AM
Amazing persepctive - very dramatic.
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01/12/2007 11:32:06 PM
I'm getting an Escher feeling. Nice Job.
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01/12/2007 08:21:10 PM
wow, makes you look and study what's going on...lovely tones
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01/12/2007 06:41:42 PM
I'm dizzy. Nice.
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01/12/2007 06:04:40 PM
Such a cool perspective. I really like hwo it draws the viewer in
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01/12/2007 10:49:47 AM
I really like this one - not liking the white on the ceilings of the top three floors on the right side, but probably not a whole hell of a lot you can do about that!8
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01/12/2007 07:51:38 AM
WOW just WOW 10
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