Assignment #14: Stairs

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  • ivarivar I'd be happy with a cookie Posts: 8,395Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 17, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    First of all, welcome to the Class, great to have you here! clap.gif
    Second - nice stairs! thumb.gif
    And, finally, on a personal note - thank you for bringing back memories of your beautiful country! I spent 3 months there in 1996 in a little town called Rijswijk (between Haage and Delpht) and was fascinated with it.iloveyou.gif

    Cheers!
    Thanks for the welcome :D

    I haven't been to Rijswijk a lot, so you'd probably know better how it looks then I do :D


    I've got a few more stairs. Well, photos with stairs on them somewhere.


    Cropped, otherwise not touched:
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    The stair is a little small in this one, but I liked the photo :D
    I toned down the white a bit, that's it.
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    I like this one, I think the stairs show a lot better than the above one. Saturation +10, no other processing.
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  • evorywareevoryware Major grins Posts: 1,330Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 17, 2006
    Grand Central Station
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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 18, 2006
    Not a technical shot, but amusing to me, anyway.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 18, 2006
    Ivar,
    ivar wrote:
    Thanks for the welcome :D

    I haven't been to Rijswijk a lot, so you'd probably know better how it looks then I do :D


    I've got a few more stairs. Well, photos with stairs on them somewhere.


    Cropped, otherwise not touched:


    The stair is a little small in this one, but I liked the photo :D
    I toned down the white a bit, that's it.


    I like this one, I think the stairs show a lot better than the above one. Saturation +10, no other processing.

    Thanks!
    Great reflection!
    Man, I miss water...:cry
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 18, 2006
    Evoryware,
    evoryware wrote:
    Grand Central Station
    I blew this one Bank of America

    Nice ones:-)
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 18, 2006
    Hey Chris,
    ChrisJ wrote:
    Not a technical shot, but amusing to me, anyway.

    Looks like a "feline liberat.." ... never mind rolleyes1.gif
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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,453Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 24, 2006
    Stairs
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 24, 2006
    Aaron,
    Bleachers, and what seems to be a nice entry for the current silhouette challenge! Shweet! :ivar
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  • ShimaShima k3npo Austin, TXPosts: 2,543Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 21, 2006
    This picture is fantastically disorienting (to me at least). I took it while sitting under the stairs that go up to the second story apartments (my husband and I live on the first floor)

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 22, 2006
    Shima,
    Shima wrote:
    This picture is fantastically disorienting (to me at least). I took it while sitting under the stairs that go up to the second story apartments (my husband and I live on the first floor)

    While it's a nice shot and a totally valid entry, I wonder if you could avoid the skewing either while shooting or in post headscratch.gif
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  • ShimaShima k3npo Austin, TXPosts: 2,543Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 23, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    While it's a nice shot and a totally valid entry, I wonder if you could avoid the skewing either while shooting or in post headscratch.gif

    Could you elaborate a little more on this so I can figure out how / what it is you'd like me to fix. These are right outside my door, so easy to try reshooting, I'm just a little confused what the "skew" is that I'm looking for. :help

    One of these days I need to take a real photography class, heh.
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 23, 2006
    Shima,
    Shima wrote:
    Could you elaborate a little more on this so I can figure out how / what it is you'd like me to fix. These are right outside my door, so easy to try reshooting, I'm just a little confused what the "skew" is that I'm looking for. :help

    One of these days I need to take a real photography class, heh.

    I mean all those angles being non-equal and not "right"... The whole image looks "askewed"...ne_nau.gif
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  • ShimaShima k3npo Austin, TXPosts: 2,543Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 23, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    I mean all those angles being non-equal and not "right"... The whole image looks "askewed"...ne_nau.gif

    Hmm.... must figure out a way to shoot this and get rid of that... maybe sitting right under it isn't going to work... will play around with it later... thanks for the clarification
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 23, 2006
    Shima,
    Shima wrote:
    Hmm.... must figure out a way to shoot this and get rid of that... maybe sitting right under it isn't going to work... will play around with it later... thanks for the clarification

    The recipe is quite simple in fact: hold your camera truly horizontal (use the level if needed, tripod would also help) and try to obtain a position exactly in the middle of the staircase, so the A1 and A2 angles would be identical.

    HTH
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 24, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    The recipe is quite simple in fact: hold your camera truly horizontal (use the level if needed, tripod would also help) and try to obtain a position exactly in the middle of the staircase, so the A1 and A2 angles would be identical.

    HTH

    Nik.
    Sorry my friend, but I have to disagree with you in certain parts - or I have misunderstood your point -
    If Shima does that - center the staircase, iqual angles from both sides - the photo will be much flat.

    On the contrary, I propose she twists/tilt the view, either by twisting the camera or, twisting/tilting the staircase partially.
    I mean, alight the staircase by one side and the other side will twist/tilt.
    That would be of some interest.

    I hope I made myself explain.

    I do know that you, Nik, don't take this statement as an offense (?!) or whatever... :D

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 24, 2006
    Antonio,
    Nik.
    Sorry my friend, but I have to disagree with you in certain parts - or I have misunderstood your point -
    If Shima does that - center the staircase, iqual angles from both sides - the photo will be much flat.
    On the contrary, I propose she twists/tilt the view, either by twisting the camera or, twisting/tilting the staircase partially.
    I mean, alight the staircase by one side and the other side will twist/tilt.
    That would be of some interest.

    Well, that's a possibility, if the tilts/skews are rather bold. Currently it looks like a second-rate snapshot...ne_nau.gif
    I do know that you, Nik, don't take this statement as an offense (?!) or whatever... :D
    Why would I?:-) Opinions differ, especially in such a subjective area as art, so yours is as good as mine..:-)

    Nice Christmas people !! Many gifts: lenses; cameras; filter; etc.. :Dthumb.gif
    Now you're talking:-)thumb.gif
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  • StanStan Major grins Posts: 1,077Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 24, 2006
    I Played with this, Rotate, crop (prespective) Lens correction, and finally got this. Most of the angles work, but not all anyway shoot it if it's no good

    Merry Christmas
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 24, 2006
    Stan,
    Stan wrote:
    I Played with this, Rotate, crop (prespective) Lens correction, and finally got this. Most of the angles work, but not all anyway shoot it if it's no good

    Merry Christmas
    Stan

    I defenitely appreciate your friendly help. thumb.gif

    However, for the most of our Class assignments the primary idea is not to learn how fix an image in post, but rather how to shot it in a way that it does not need much of of the fixing. Basically, in this case I'd like our lovely Shima to learn how to shoot straigt :-) mwink.gif
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  • StanStan Major grins Posts: 1,077Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 26, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    I defenitely appreciate your friendly help. thumb.gif

    However, for the most of our Class assignments the primary idea is not to learn how fix an image in post, but rather how to shot it in a way that it does not need much of of the fixing. Basically, in this case I'd like our lovely Shima to learn how to shoot straigt :-) mwink.gif
    Merry Christmas, man!iloveyou.gif

    Understood Nik. I had time on my hands and thought I was an interesting shot to play with. Fixing in post is no substitute to shooting straight in the first place. Especially with this level of straightening. Fun to work on though.

    Stan
  • ShimaShima k3npo Austin, TXPosts: 2,543Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 30, 2006
    How's this? Took it last night:
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 30, 2006
    Shima,
    Shima wrote:
    How's this? Took it last night:
    Betterclap.gif thumb.gif :-)
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 30, 2006
    Shima wrote:
    How's this? Took it last night:
    headscratch.gif
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  • ShimaShima k3npo Austin, TXPosts: 2,543Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 30, 2006
    headscratch.gif

    They are stairs photographed from the first floor, underneath the stairs. I was trying to fix my not shooting straight on.
  • jopapecajopapeca Big grins Posts: 87Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 18, 2008
    Hi,
    some stairs from Oporto


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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 18, 2008
    jopapeca wrote:
    Hi,
    some stairs from Oporto
    Awesome stairs, I like this!thumb.gif
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  • TexPhotogTexPhotog Major grins Posts: 238Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 9, 2008
    My turn at the stairs...
    Sorry I forgot to post these earlier...

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 9, 2008
    TexPhotog wrote:
    Sorry I forgot to post these earlier...
    That's pretty good!
    I would suggest to combine this theme with "Crowd control", take a very long exposure, thus eliminating all the people and leaving stairs only:-)
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  • TexPhotogTexPhotog Major grins Posts: 238Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 9, 2008
    Nikolai wrote:
    That's pretty good!
    I would suggest to combine this theme with "Crowd control", take a very long exposure, thus eliminating all the people and leaving stairs only:-)

    Oohhhh... I likes it... I'll try to have that by next week... clap.gif
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  • CWSkopecCWSkopec SmugMug QA Patterson, CAPosts: 1,325Registered Users
    edited July 15, 2008
    I shot a cool spiral staircase a few weeks ago with this thread in mind and got distracted after I processed them, so they somehow ended up in "Other Cool Shots." ne_nau.gif

    Anyway, I could have probably reposted them, but here's a fresh-fresh staircase (of the moving variety) taken from the mall this evening before I was told that photography was discouraged in the mall... Oh well, at least I got a couple before I was warned!! rolleyes1.gif

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 15, 2008
    CWSkopec wrote:
    I shot a cool spiral staircase a few weeks ago with this thread in mind and got distracted after I processed them, so they somehow ended up in "Other Cool Shots." ne_nau.gif

    Anyway, I could have probably reposted them, but here's a fresh-fresh staircase (of the moving variety) taken from the mall this evening before I was told that photography was discouraged in the mall... Oh well, at least I got a couple before I was warned!! rolleyes1.gif

    Nice escalator! thumb.gif

    Yeah, shooting in the mall can get you in trouble fersure mwink.gif
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