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Been away for the weekend and had a great time, hope you did to.

Follow on from the Red Steps, taken later in the day.

All the best Mal.

PS. As always, silly comments are welcome!

Update : For some reason some have assumed that the character does not belong in the image, read the data, he was moving briskly and the image was shot at 1/8 sec.

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Been away for the weekend and had a great time, hope you did to.

Follow on from the Red Steps, taken later in the day.

All the best Mal.

PS. As always, silly comments are welcome!

Update : For some reason some have assumed that the character does not belong in the image, read the data, he was moving briskly and the image was shot at 1/8 sec.

comments (28)

REally cool shot Mal.
Oh! I also heard what you got up to this weekend....hmmmmm wink
Mal: Thank you Jide! I guess news travels fast wink Had a lovely week end learning loads of stuff, I just hope that some of it sticks in my stupid brain! All the best. Mal
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 20 Nov 2006, 00:17
Lovely capture.

Suby
Mal: Thank you you Suby. Mal
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 20 Nov 2006, 00:19
I like that you've added a person to your stairs. I think it is interesting that your subject looks a bit like a terry gilliam cutout dangling on the stairs. Waiting for the big foot to appear in the next shot of the series.
Mal: He was just an extra in the last series! Mal
  • Joe
  • United States
  • 20 Nov 2006, 00:40
Mal, another real winner, the comp is perfect !!!
You'd be the first engineer that I know that is stupid....NOT!!!!...Mal you really crack me up!
Mal: I'm glad I've made you chuckle and yes I am the first stupid engineer you have encounterd. Next mail private. Mal
hey mal,

love the composition! i love the angle of this shot. again, the repetative pattern really works well. the lone guy kind of balances the stairs and adds some perspective.
Very well framed, including the guy in shot makes this a great composition.
  • sk
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Nov 2006, 06:44
nice stuff man, like that u have somebody in the shot
  • dafredo
  • France
  • 20 Nov 2006, 08:15
that's very good senior Mal !!!
A nice grapic picture. A good one, really.
Woah, so many steps. It makes me wonder where they lead to. I'm not sure if he was, but it looks almost as if you placed the man in the shot with photoshop. I don't know what makes me think that.
Sorry about that should have sent that last response Private. Now whose the stupid one. sad
wonderful composition..
nice shot,
tones are nice and warm too...
hi Mal, I like the cut of this pic. particularly the man's position. nicola
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Nov 2006, 12:08
hey Mal. Was great to meet you this weekend, definitely looking forward to a London meet-up (or anywhere really).
  • eyesawthis
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Nov 2006, 12:39
is he real? such a mad shot he looks added later. smile very cool capture.
Excellent shot. It is just perfect. Well done.
  • PhotoSam
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Nov 2006, 18:12
its a good shot...only, do i detect a hint of blur around the dude?...7.5/10
You can fool some of the people some of the time!!!! Did you think you could really get away with this outrageous con job?!! Man, you are worse than those people who have "genuine" shots of UFOs, ghosts and fairys!!!!!!! Actually, it is quite interesting to read the comments of those who failed to pick up your bit of trickery. Nice steps though!!! Regards, Neil.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 20 Nov 2006, 20:08
Hmmmm....

I think conceptually it's wonderful image. The person balances the shot against the railings and adds a softness to the architectural features. The processing however looks a little strange to me, as Nev has already said, the person looks detached from his surroundings. Not sure if this is sharpening effect or the whether the whiteness 'halo' causes it. The same effect is apparent on the railings and they seem to be hovering a little.

I also have to say that I think I would have preferred the line of the railings to have started further over the left. The mid point of the railings is plumb central and dominates the scene leaving the guy looking out of place. If the line were further the to left then the mid point would on the third and would balance the position of the guy.

It's all my opinion and given that no-one else has said anything of the sort suggests that I am alone in thinking this and am perhaps over-analysing a lovely shot...ho hum.
Mal: it's been a while since I've had a Simon comment proper! The whiteness is pure natural blurr at 1/8th sec, no sharpening has been applied to the image other than Shutters default. Got to agree about the rail line, I did consider cropping but it's against my nature at the mo, perhaps a better capture angle would have been better, so will fully go with on that one.

I don't give a monkeys what any one thinks as long as they tell me the truth!!

Nasty Simons back, Horraaahhh!
  • Roland
  • France
  • 20 Nov 2006, 20:13
Really nice picture ! Bravo Mal
  • chris p
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Nov 2006, 21:47
Strong composition Mal smile
  • Diya
  • Switzerland
  • 20 Nov 2006, 21:51
Hi Mal

powerful composition, wow

Diya
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Nov 2006, 22:30
Nice. I like the way the man is almost in a world of his own. I would be if I was going down these steps. I like the way you caught him as he was on one of the level parts, so his feet aren't completely shown. Just been reading about 'thirds' ... looks like you got it almost spot on! wink
Mal: You are the first to spot it El, he was on the short level section and that is why I took the shot, comming down the steps he was very blurred at 1/8 sec but on the flat he was not so! Well spotted, someone see's why I did it!!! Mal
Can't get excited about this one I am afraid Mal, So anything I say will either be trite of picky, so I won't bother.
Mal: It's ok Digi, you can say what you like here. All the best Mal
  • Ngozi
  • United States
  • 22 Nov 2006, 20:48
The red steps are beautiful... yeah the guy does look like he was pasted in there.. the shot works with or without him. I love the reflections off the railings. Very nice Mal.
  • chunter
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Dec 2006, 08:52
Patterns, steps, diagonals, a strategically placed figure, vignetting - can't go wrong. Love it.

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