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levyj413


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shapes III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Architecture
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: Washington, DC
Date: May 16, 2007
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/13s
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2007

Post-voting: THANKS for my first ribbon! The final touches on this shot were the direct result of my DPL teammates reviewing and giving me suggestions. So thanks, Critical Mass!
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This is a reshoot of an image from last July:
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I've been looking for an appropriate challenge to reshoot it, and this seems to work well (my DPL teammates think so, anyway!).

I love the double curves: the literal curve of the railings and the implied curves of the friction striping on each step.

This staircase is in my office building, and I've entered other angles of it in challenges and in various other projects:
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 343
Avg (all users): 6.9900
Avg (commenters): 8.5556
Avg (participants): 6.8409
Avg (non-participants): 7.1062
Views since voting: 6500
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 201
Comments: 67
Favorites: 12 (view)


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12/06/2007 09:02:44 PM
I happened to be looking through forums and ran across the "I spy" one and noticed you put me in there... I decided to look through your portfolio again and saw that I missed this ribbon. Congrats on the shot - though I like the crop/composition of your July 2006 shot better, you have definitely improved as far as technical skill. Keep it up : )
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06/05/2007 11:18:47 AM
A fine shot indeed. Elegant and nicely composed. Really like the contrasts here with the black and golden railings against the bright steps. Really makes the patterns pop. Congratulations! :)
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06/03/2007 09:55:20 PM
Horray and grats on the ribbon! You did it, dude! This is an awesome shot and the processing was spot on. Now we're all in trouble! :D
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06/01/2007 09:06:58 AM
This is a strong shot - great perspective. I feel a sense of vertigo coming on now. :) Congrats on the ribbon!
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06/01/2007 01:41:59 AM
Finally a ribbon Jeffrey! Congrats for a great shot...all of your outtakes were excellent as well
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05/31/2007 06:28:04 AM
Exellent shot!!!!!!
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05/31/2007 12:17:00 AM
Dramatic lines really pop. Excellent imo. Good work.
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05/30/2007 11:27:30 PM
Just wonderful, Jeff! You really nailed it in this shot. I really like the way that the railing, which normally would be curving back on itself gives the illusion of many different ones fanned out. Perfect angle IMNSHO. Congrats on your first ribbon!
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05/30/2007 09:42:27 PM
congrats man!

i know i'm off in my own little punk rock world right now but i stop in from time to time.

i love the composition and mainly the color scheme on this pic.

you deserved this bro.

sickdog.
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05/30/2007 09:16:30 PM
Congratulations, Jeffery. This is fabulous. This staircase has served you well, and you do it honor with your great shots. So glad the voters are recognizing your talent.
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05/30/2007 08:20:54 PM
Fantastic job Jeffrey. A ribbon and a super score. Who needs the stinkin D200. Congratulations.
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05/30/2007 08:07:54 PM
Congrats Jeffrey! Well deserved ribbon!
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05/30/2007 07:21:58 PM
WOW Jeffrey, way to GO!! Got that yellow, how cool! Fantastic shot and well deserving of the ribbon!
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05/30/2007 04:08:35 PM
Congrats Man! I just realized you got a yellow! AWESOME! :-D
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05/30/2007 02:07:13 PM
Maith thú a bhuachaill! (= way to go, boy!) You certainly merited the ribbon for all your dedication to getting the image just right.
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05/30/2007 01:35:33 PM
Kaching ... he scores a ribbon. Congrats Jeffrey, job well done.
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05/30/2007 12:09:06 PM
Big congrats Jeffrey. You are so good at patterns and architecture. Very nice detail, my favorite part is how it isn't your typical staircase shot looking straight down, but rather just one portion. Brilliant idea. Nice post-work too. Congrats again.
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05/30/2007 11:19:07 AM
Jeff, congrats on your ribbon. It is a very cool staircase.
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05/30/2007 10:52:48 AM
Great composition!
Many Congrats on the Ribbon!
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05/30/2007 09:58:51 AM
Jeffrey!!! CONGRATULATIONS on winning a ribbon for this EXCELLENT shape photo! It is so incredibly awesome -- and so YOU! What a great way to start off with your new team! Woo Hoo!

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05/30/2007 09:25:18 AM
This kinda has a classical feel though thats probably not the right word for it. Congrats on the ribbon fellow sucker!
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05/30/2007 09:19:58 AM
Very nice...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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05/30/2007 08:50:16 AM
Jeff, awesome shot! So close to that magic 7, too. Congrats on your first ribbon, and certainly not your last.
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05/30/2007 08:49:48 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon Jeffrey. It's a wonderful image.
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05/30/2007 07:51:37 AM
Way to go Jeffrey! Beautiful shot!
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05/30/2007 07:41:42 AM
Congrats. Beautiful photo, I like most of the trial photos too. Good work my friend!
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05/30/2007 07:00:17 AM
Congrats!!! this first thing that came to mind when i read the shapes challenge was your other photos of this staircase. but I couldn't find one. great job!
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05/30/2007 06:56:56 AM
First ribbon! Congratulations!
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05/30/2007 06:54:57 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!!! Wooohoo!
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05/30/2007 06:28:38 AM
Great finish and an excellent shot. Congrats on your Yellow.
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05/30/2007 06:17:22 AM
excellent observation, love your tale of improvement. keep it up!!
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05/30/2007 05:29:37 AM
Jeffrey, many congratulations! I'm glad for you :)
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05/30/2007 04:49:20 AM
congrats Jeffrey!!
fantastic lines, what a wonderful photo
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05/30/2007 03:40:33 AM
wow, this is a good morning, excellent work Jeffrey!! congrats on your first ribbon

Critical mass in on a rampage !
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05/30/2007 03:00:40 AM
Congrats on avery well deserved first ribbon, excellent shot!
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05/30/2007 02:55:22 AM
yee-haw. It's finally arrived!
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05/30/2007 01:58:47 AM
Congrats big time Jeff! I gladly and unbegrudgingly take 4th with a smile on my face watching you ribbon ahead of me. Well done my friend. Now go get another! Excellent work!
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05/30/2007 01:46:19 AM
Congratulations on your Yellow with this outstanding spiral beauty. I can almost hear the echo of my voice resounding about as my eyes spin about.
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05/30/2007 12:59:44 AM
Hey, Hey!!! Congrats on the ribbon man! ANd......with a p&s! woohoo! Awesome shot man, well deserved. :-)
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05/30/2007 12:58:24 AM
Great finish, and a fine image. You have an image gold mine in that staircase.
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05/30/2007 12:45:29 AM
'bout time! Big congrats on your ribbon, Jeff!
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05/30/2007 12:22:03 AM
Let me be the first? Congrats, you were SO due! Super comp and execution.
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05/30/2007 12:20:47 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Beautiful series of increasing curves and intersecting lines.
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05/30/2007 12:17:22 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon Jeffrey.
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05/30/2007 12:14:39 AM
Fantastic swirls. Way to go, Jeffrey!
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05/30/2007 12:14:30 AM
Excellentamundo! Congrats!
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05/30/2007 12:14:24 AM
Woot! Congratulations Jeffrey! Great shot and a well deserved win!
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05/30/2007 12:12:10 AM
Yay!!!! You did it! Congrats, Jeffrey!!
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05/30/2007 12:11:16 AM
Great work and congratulations on the ribbon.
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05/30/2007 12:10:33 AM
Congrats on your Yellow Ribbon for this fine entry!
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05/30/2007 12:07:15 AM
Congrats Jeff. There was a ribbon hidden in that staircase and you found it! :P
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05/30/2007 12:05:59 AM
Congrats Jeffrey! Awesome!
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05/30/2007 12:05:17 AM
Very nice, Jeffrey! Congrats on a great image! (9) Well done!
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05/30/2007 12:03:52 AM
hell yea! great finish!
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05/30/2007 12:02:43 AM
Yee haw!!! Very nicely done, Jeffrey - congrats on the ribbon!!
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05/30/2007 12:02:30 AM
Jeffrey!!! Way to go man! Congrats on the first ribbon. It's the hardest one!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2007 11:50:00 PM
Excellent interplay of curves and lines, of blacks and whites, and cool composition choice...should place in top 10!
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05/29/2007 09:52:55 PM
What a fantastic staircase, love the composition. Jeffery (levyj413) is this your famous staircase? If so it's the best one you've taken of it yet.
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05/28/2007 11:59:24 AM
Beautiful lines and curves.
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05/26/2007 11:51:42 AM
Excellent!! One of those shots that make the viewer keep looking
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05/25/2007 10:14:53 PM
Very nice, my eye just keeps going up and down!
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05/25/2007 05:52:46 PM
Brilliant. Really original idea that is also superbly executed. Great job!
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05/25/2007 10:49:30 AM
I like the shot but I'm getting pattern as subject rather than shape.
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05/24/2007 11:49:39 PM
I love the composition and the light. It's one of the pictures I like best in this challenge.
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05/24/2007 11:23:34 PM
I have found only one flaw in this image and that's the bit of dirt on the tread. This is an amazing photograph. 10
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05/23/2007 06:46:07 PM
great milky shot
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05/23/2007 03:14:59 PM
I really like this shot. Very nicely captured! Excellent composition. 9
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