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Challenge: The Brothers Grimm (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Granada, Spain
Date: Oct 1, 2008
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15s
Galleries: Abstract, History
Date Uploaded: Oct 5, 2008

Shot taken in The Alhamra, located in Granada Spain. The stairs are part of the Charles V Palace leading to the second floor. Very impressive place to visit! Post process ... increase exposure, curve, noise ninja and selective sharpening.

Place: 65 out of 82
Avg (all users): 5.0102
Avg (commenters): 4.8571
Avg (participants): 4.6410
Avg (non-participants): 5.1019
Views since voting: 784
Views during voting: 361
Votes: 196
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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10/16/2008 01:13:08 PM
Greetings from the critique club!

This is a technically beautiful shot. The lighting is spectacular. I especially like how the first set of stair rails pop. The composition and crop is great. Although, leaving in the corner of the front post may have been nice. Not a deal breaker though.

The photo definitely sets the scene for a fairly tale, however, like many of the commenters, I feel it's missing a subject. I realize this may have been hard to accomplish, as it seems you happened to be visiting there, and not necessarily going there with the intention to shoot for this challenge. Maybe someone would let you borrow their high heeled shoe. =)

Overall, I think it's a beautiful shot, and had the potential of being something amazing, if you had added a subject. I'm fairly certain that's the only reason you were voted down.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2008 07:57:07 PM
a lovely effort - the geometric shapes are great - i can just see the scene in the story as she rushes away at midnight - o, to see the glass slipper...
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10/12/2008 04:07:38 PM
Beautiful stairway, nicely lit, it just needs a glass slipper to really be on target for this challenge.
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10/12/2008 07:37:53 AM
beautiful staircase but think a "glass slipper" of some kind on the stairs would have more impact.
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10/12/2008 01:36:13 AM
This is a very grand staircase, but just lacks mood for me.
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10/11/2008 09:40:14 AM
I like the ivory tones and the angles on the staircase, lots of different patterns.
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10/09/2008 05:52:06 PM
This is a beautiful staircase and I like the lines it draws through this photo. For me, what would really tie it to the theme would be the slipper that Cinderella left behind.
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10/08/2008 09:10:00 PM
I wish there was a shoe on the stairs.
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10/07/2008 08:46:45 PM
Another good photo without a subject..
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10/07/2008 05:42:26 PM
Beautiful staircase, it may have been interesting if you places a glass slipper somewhere long the steps though. Still... lovely. 7 from me :)
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10/06/2008 08:06:33 PM
would have been better with a person. Just seems to lack.
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10/06/2008 02:30:16 PM
creative story telling without characters
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10/06/2008 11:06:35 AM
Lovely shot of the staircase and really beautifully done. I'd not have gotten this were it not for the title.
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10/06/2008 12:41:25 AM
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10/06/2008 12:12:54 AM
Where's the shoe?
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