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Great tyro 2014-07-03 1:04

Hi Andrew,

What a splendid ancient staircase and what an interesting photographic interpretation of it: your picture has just so many varied geometric shapes from straight lines, triangles, bits of circles and ellipses, all interestingly arranged.

But it is also the variations of the light and subtle soft colours which make this so appealing. Just a pity that bright lamp dominates the area at the top but the bright light at top right draws the viewer up the staircase very effectively.

Yes, there is some "grain" or "noise" in this picture but, as you say, that does actually contribute to the atmosphere in this shot. In fact, I rather suspect that the darker areas of the picture were quite markedly underexposed as a camera like your Nikon D7000 would normally deal with an ISO of 1600 with little or any noise visible.

A wonderful photograph, well seen and very well taken in very difficult lighting conditions indeed.


Kind Regards,


Old 07-08-2014, 12:47 AM
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Hi John - yes, I've thought about that light a lot while looking at this shot. Can't decide if I like it or dislike it - I wonder if the shot would be unbalanced without it, though I much prefer the natural tones of daylight from the right. Also, the ceiling of the stair - which allows us to see the triangular apex - would be dark without it. An interesting question to ponder!

Thanks as always for the kind and detailed critique, my friend!

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