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Stairway to Heaven
Stairway to Heaven

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Architecture (Classic Editing)
Camera: HP PhotoSmart C618
Location: Union Square, NY
Date: Mar 28, 2002
Aperture: 3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Mar 30, 2002

A way up or an escape down?

Place: 24 out of 66
Avg (all users): 6.0059
Avg (commenters): 7.1304
Avg (participants): 5.7619
Avg (non-participants): 6.1509
Views since voting: 1187
Votes: 169
Comments: 23
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2002 08:27:00 AM
Stop down a bit and take that step to the right to tame that sky (and frame the subject better). Still good stuff.
04/06/2002 10:45:00 PM
wow! monochromatic tones are good. evokes feeling of being trapped under fence and barb. perspective from below is overwhelming! great shot!
04/06/2002 10:32:00 PM
Interesting, almost ethereal effect in uppermost part of the picture. I think this shot could be dramatically improved by cropping off the screen stuff on the bottom and using Transform>Distort controls in Photoshop to make symetrical. Just a thought.
04/05/2002 01:52:00 AM
Almost. Nice depth of field. I like it.
04/04/2002 12:38:00 PM
aaaahh :)
04/04/2002 06:58:00 AM
I was thinking more along the lines of "Behind Bars", until I read your title. I see what you're saying, but feel that the barbed wire doesn't need to be in the shot for that idea.
04/03/2002 03:15:00 PM
Nice photo! I believe the sun wasn't cooperating with you but the overall quality is great!
04/03/2002 12:14:00 PM
Should've taken it when the sun/clouds weren't blowing out the top.
04/02/2002 08:53:00 PM
Though the subject is interesting the lighting is distracting.
04/02/2002 05:28:00 PM
At first I thought that the sky was too blown out but then I realized that that is exactly what is attracting me to it. Good job!
04/02/2002 01:37:00 PM
nice idea - might be better more 'straight on' so the lines are horizontal. Bit over exposed in the sky - loses the barbed wire which is a shame.
04/02/2002 11:54:00 AM
I wish the ladder had been centered between the two middle bars.
04/02/2002 11:31:00 AM
excellent vantage; hard to balance the brightness at the top with the shade at the bottom; the stair itself is occluded by one of the rails-most unfortunate; I'm a bit sad, with a little yearning-there's the stair, but there's this damn gate and barbed wire in the way-good commentary
04/02/2002 07:59:00 AM
The angles work well but the top is washed out. I had the same problem.
04/02/2002 07:56:00 AM
This really grabs me. Love the vertical angles repeated in the bars and the background building. Nice eye for the challenge.
04/01/2002 09:54:00 PM
I like the concept of this, but I would have tried to make the stairs a little more centered between the two rails.
04/01/2002 06:00:00 PM
Great angle,.. i would love to see the image a little less exposed and maybe black and white might have brought the depth of the image out more... good job
04/01/2002 12:28:00 PM
interesting angle - difficult to arrive at compromised exposure.
04/01/2002 12:04:00 PM
I had the same thoughts while viewing a bridge here locally. Nice shot.
04/01/2002 08:35:00 AM
you got a great shot here...good job
04/01/2002 07:02:00 AM
Love the photo - the bleak walls and barbed wire fence come together to create a morose scene and, intended or not, the overexposure at the top provides a great contrast and what I interpret as a symbol of hope (looking upward / light from above) against the aforemention morose scene. Really great.
04/01/2002 01:47:00 AM
this would be SO much better with a darker exposure and if you moved enough to get the bar out from in front of the left side of the stairs. the barbed wire and grille is great!
04/01/2002 12:47:00 AM
Normally the overexposure at the top would bother me, but your title makes it make sense.

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