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Stairway to.........???
Stairway to.........???
shardy


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Out of Place (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix A203
Location: Affi, Italy
Date: Mar 26, 2004
Aperture: 7.0
ISO: 1/170
Galleries: Urban, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Mar 30, 2004

A concrete staircase advertising a staircase company (who would buy from them???) that stands in a field near a shopping centre near Lake Garda. It has been there at least 10 years and is something that has always struck me as odd.

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Place: 57 out of 241
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Views since voting: 923
Votes: 276
Comments: 20
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2004 10:29:16 PM
Thats a great entry...I would have maybe chopped off some of the green grass in the front, it really does not add anything....but a perfect submission to the contest..nice job.
04/05/2004 07:47:25 PM
a tighter crop off the bottom, the absence of the little white car and a wider aperture/ faster shutter speed would have made this picture so much better. your subject is really awesome though and the overall composition is powerful. just typical dpc nit-picking. i would like to play around with this picture in PS to subtract the car, crop tighter at the bottom and adjust levels and shadow/highlights to give it more pizzaz. only by your permission though. good luck!!! 6
04/05/2004 09:01:50 AM
too much foreground
04/04/2004 09:30:57 PM
Nice one, but I think you could have got a bit closer to the steps without losing too much of the background.
04/04/2004 08:43:55 PM
Too bad it was such an overcast day.
04/04/2004 08:31:04 PM
too much empty space in the lower part of the shot... way too much!
and what's the title and the subject got to do with "out of place"?
also not enough light...
04/03/2004 11:08:45 AM
Very good.
04/02/2004 02:58:59 PM
I like how you have the staircase off centre
04/01/2004 05:22:51 AM
foregroound too boring..crop tighter.
04/01/2004 12:04:53 AM
man, you really should have lines the stairs up with that foggy mountain in the back. That would have made for some fantastic shots.
03/31/2004 09:53:54 PM
Good find for the challenge. A bit more of a close up on the stairs would be nice.
03/31/2004 06:26:32 PM
Very good idea here and fits the challenge very well. There is something about this picture that makes me not like it as much as I could. I think it is good that you have a wide filed of view so you can really see that this staircase is in the middle of a filed and indeed going nowhere but I think all the grass in the foreground is a little distracting. Maybe if this had been taken in the late evening or early morning it would have been better. I think it is the lighting that is hurting it for me.

Greg
03/31/2004 02:10:51 PM
Since the stairway is what you are shooting, make it fill more of the frame. The houses the little trees, the parked car do nothing to help this shot. Get in tighter!
03/31/2004 12:55:24 PM
Needs to be cropped quite a bit, I think. Also seems out of focus.
03/31/2004 12:33:34 PM
....heven? Litle underexposed. Maybe lite more croping from right to exclude the car. You have a strange and photogenic bacground there but maybe it would have been better to give it litle swallower DOF to blurr it a bit. But this is a strange and good image.
03/31/2004 09:51:31 AM
nice and simple and uncluttered...I really like thisone
03/31/2004 08:55:49 AM
Unusual find. LOL
03/31/2004 05:36:40 AM
This would be so awesome if it were a really wide open area, without all the houses in the background. Very fitting though. 6.
03/31/2004 05:00:40 AM
sicily ?
03/31/2004 02:04:43 AM
There is no justifycation for the space before the subject. You could aproach more to those stairs.


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