RESULTS: Mini Challenge #323 - Up the down staircase
Thanks to everyone for entering - judging was fun.
@JAG My favorite of your three was #2) Teak wood staircase (Maasdam Holland American cruise ship). I really liked the contrast of the shiny wood with the dark blue wall as well as the lovely curved shape that you captured beautifully.
@grandmaR Of your three I especially liked the Florida lighthouse shot. Great handling of black and white in a color photo.
@pegelli I really liked all three of yours because I could immeadiately read a story into each photo. Nicely framed shots and excellent post-processing work on all three.
@lkbart That is really a gorgeous staircase (may I borrow your husband with his handworking skills??? ) and your three shots really captured it well. I liked all three but I guess I'd have to say my favorite was "Looking down" - you leaned over and got the perfect angle.
@bfluegie What I particularly enjoyed about your three shots is that they are all "open air" staircases. I vascillated between 2 & 3 as my favorite and ended up choosing #3 because of the pretty dappled light and framing of the staircase.
@Kerrphotos Althougha fine photo, for me the first shot was a bit more about the view than about the staircase. The second shot was nicely framed and I loved the detail you captured in the wood.
@sapphire73 Photos 1 & 3 really stood out for me - both made me wonder "what lays around the bend at the stop of the stairs?".
And the winners are:
Pieter, you really win for all three photos - each had a real expressed "point of view". Forced to pick one, however, I choose #1 because it is exquisite.
So, Pieter, I'm handing off to you!