Good Morning Everyone,
I saw this lovely, spiral staircase on the outside of an old pub in Arneside. It was wonderfully blackened with age or, maybe, neglect!
I tilted the camera a little to create a better composition.
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mjw364 (7464) 2014-05-01 2:18
Morning Bev - my kind of shot - abstract and playing with shape in a tilted POV. Love it!
photographer_sg (4175) 2014-05-01 2:22
This is a very elegant composition with your pov giving great dynamism to the spiralling repeated shapes. Excellent work with the geometry and of course the black and white treatment is great too. Perhaps the bit of sky at the top right could not be avoided while including the stairway, if it could, then in my opinion the composition would be even more dramatic. All the same, the picture is superb.
Thanks for sharing and have a great new day.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-05-01 2:32
simple stairs but captured from this POV they seem to create small piece of modern art especially in tight framing which you used. Nice game of patterns and good idea to keep it B&W to help one focus on the geometry of the composition.
Well given contrast and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
kasianowak (6471) 2014-05-01 2:44
Spiral staircases are such a photogenic subject! I like your approach to create a graphic images by filling the frame tightly with the main subject. Great idea to present in b&w to highlight contrast and shapes.
tyro (20490) 2014-05-01 2:49
....again, like we did last summer? Memories of Chubby Checker from the early 1960s? Oh, dear, how old we are. Mmmmm.
I presume that this is a metal spiral staircase designed for escape rather than defence as the spiral goes the wrong way for defence - this spiral has a right-hand pitch whereas those for defence have a left-hand pitch (assuming that attackers are going to be coming from below).
But this is a wonderfully graphic image, well seen and very well taken, the spiral leading the eye nicely from bottom to top of the image and with perfect exposure, lovely strong tones and contrasts and excellent detail and sharpness throughout.
And I can imagine there might just be the possiblity of a geocache hiding in there somewhere.
snunney (83839) 2014-05-01 3:36
Come back Chubby Checker, all is forgiven:-) An innovative composition full of graphism. Black and white suits perfectly.
Sergiom (60142) 2014-05-01 5:15
J'aime beaucoup cette composition . L'escalier penche agréablement sur le côté ce qui donne un bel effet. Le noir et blanc donne un petit côté documentaire à l'ensemble.
timecapturer (48834) 2014-05-01 5:29
nicely cropped and an arty composition that makes this full of wonderful shapes and lines. Works beautifully in monochrome too! I just knew Mr Checker would get a mention by some of our more agile Trekkies! :-)
Regards - B.
holmertz (41073) 2014-05-01 8:24
My eyes needed a second or two to adjust to the steps. When done well these spiral staircases often surprise and fascinate. They are so very photogenique. In this case I don't suppose colours would have added anything important. I think the slight tilt also increases the effect of the elegant curve.
Nicou (122084) 2014-05-01 9:15
quellevue e tiamge quelgraphsime tournant et escalier sueprbe le Nb et ce fendu nsur les marches mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
amaryllis (34827) 2014-05-01 9:33
Un beau cadrage choisi pour nous présenter depuis en bas l'escalier qui monte un peu à colimaçon
Un beau noir et blanc
Silvio1953 (122315) 2014-05-01 10:32
Ciao Bev, lovely composition with beautiful geometry, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (24315) 2014-05-01 12:15
Come on lets twist again, like we did last summer. Haha, I will be singing that in my head for the rest of the night. A fine example of beauty in the eye of the beholder, how many people pass by this every day and never stop to appreciate its design and its shape. It makes a fine image, and even more so in your choice of black and white. Nicely seen and nicely named!
All the best
jcpix (13662) 2014-05-02 20:58
I spied this shot yesterday and wanted to comment, but unfortunately "ran out of steam" last night before I could get to it. It really is an eye-catching shot, and the black & white treatment gives it that additional artistic flare. I love the textures and repeating shapes and spiraled form of the steps, fanning out like a satellite.
I have to think though, wouldn't these be awfully difficult to walk up and down, that's a nasty angle to maneuver?? Oh, I see...it was your idea to tilt the composition, not the building planners design. ;) Brilliant approach, I love how this turned out! Enjoy the weekend. Take good care.
saxo042 (37566) 2014-05-03 1:21
Spiral staircases are always fine motives (I have some pictures of such stairs) but this one is pictured from the outside. A different form is presented, I looked at this picture from a distance and I saw only the beak-like form. A very fine B&W capture and an interesting comment by John C.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (29635)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-04-28
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-01 2:06