Since Malgo (emka) and André (Inasiajones) uploaded their versions of the Camondo stairs in Istanbul yesterday, I thought that I would show you mine.
I love these photogenic stairs and they remind me of something from an M.C. Escher painting, always looking different depending from which angle you are looking at them. These stairs are a mixture of art nouveau and baroque styles, and were built in 1860.
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emka (78876) 2013-10-26 3:20
Hi Wanda, it is fun, it isn't? it as if we met there and made the photos together. I like your version very much, it has something from Escher indeed, symmetry and the people coming down and up are in perfect place. Good black and white pp. Fascinating place.
sevy (15363) 2013-10-26 3:32
Apart the fun and the interest to see at same time different posts of this place, to enjoy different way of looking, I also make the link with Escher seeing your shot.
I like your B&W treatmebt with a soft sepia transfer.
daddo (24247) 2013-10-26 3:33
Hi Wanda. This is an impressive result using a wide angle.Pity about the man's missing head but had you taken the photo a second earlier, then the man on the left would be partially in. Love the sepia, the crispness of the textures and the light. Best wishes. Klaudio.
adidas5nb (5397) 2013-10-26 6:29
and your version is fantastic too , and really nice tones and perspective.had the heads of the people on the right be seen in the frame it would be the best of the lot.
CLODO (30256) 2013-10-27 1:36
I don't have the same impression as on André's picture, here I feel that one side is for climbing and the other for going down.
Nice B&W mood.
bostankorkulugu (42046) 2013-10-28 3:57
one of my favorite spots to shoot in istanbul... i wish i could have been with you guys back then... next time please ;) ... loved the pov dear...
rigoletto (34255) 2013-11-02 12:10
don't let andre and malgo hear about it, but this one is, for my humble taste, the best of the camondo trio recently. artful and timeless processing and the best pov ;)
Bartleby (13552) 2013-11-05 9:26
love this. The sepia toning is subtle and we have people going in and out of the frame, adding dynamism. Don't know if you fiddled much with the light here in PP but I also appreciate that.
Angshu (55667) 2013-12-30 3:47
Hello dear Wanda
Of course these are the famous HCB stairs & one which instils inspiration from all talented photographers...you are no exception!
The POV is very different from the usual & the timing near perfect...(I might have preferred the people on the right to be fully in the frame...but then you cannot govern strangers can you?)
Wonderful picture with fine conversion to B&W
Have a great 2014, Wanda!
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (14982)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-05-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 17-40mm f/4 L USM, RAW
- Exposure: f/11, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Tribute to HCB, Camondo Stairs, My Black & White [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-26 2:18