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[Update 2/8/2012 Revised version.]
Ordinary, what's that? Is it yet another shot at a spiral-cased staircase? Is it brushing your teeth in the morning...?

I hate square, square stands for boring and strict, 2 terms that doesn't often bring joy, for me anyways.

Life is suppose to be fun, not square!

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Photo information:
CS4 - typo & vignetting


Photograph taken: Sweden/Stockholm

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Copyright 2009, Robin de Blanche. All rights reserved. My images may not be reproduced in any form without my permission.
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:icondarkmatter77:
As always, your staircase photos are intriguing works of art. This one, however, is absolutely amazing!

Vision: When it comes to staircases, you have more foresight in realizing what kind of shot will capture you're viewers fancy than anyone else. This photo is certainly no different. Superb vision.

Originality: I've seen many staircase photos from you before, but never one quite like this. The oval shape, lighting, and the B&W touch are quite unique.

Technique: You're technique is phenomenal. The central shaft of the staircase is perfectly aligned. The lighting is exquisite. The overall tone and range of contrast is wonderfully captured.

Impact: I can't exactly pin down why this piece has such an impact, but I had to write this critique the moment I saw it. Perhaps the combination of angle, lighting, and b&w tone...it immediately grabbed my attention.

Phenomenal piece, perfectly rendered.
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:iconrawpoetry:
RawPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012   Photographer
woah, excellent use of lines! This thing is messing with my head! :o
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Glad you enjoy it mate
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:iconquaisor:
Quaisor Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
I always say good art makes you make noises when you see it the first time! Boy did this one have me ooh-ing and ahh-ing!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Glad you enjoy it mate!
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:iconquaisor:
Quaisor Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
=D
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:iconjes221:
Jes221 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ohh my wow, beautiful architecture, and a beautiful shot
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it, thanks mate
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:iconjes221:
Jes221 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
no prob!
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:iconblazechain:
BlazeChain Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
like this version way more
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great mate!
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:iconcalla-lilly:
Calla-Lilly Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I have headache while looking at this one :D

Congratulations! Really amazing photo!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
:)
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:iconalabastra:
Alabastra Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
:excited: Featured here: [link]
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:iconeismcsqrd:
eismcsqrd Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
i like this thing you have with stairs ans escalators !
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
You have no idea what's going in my head concerning these 2 objects :D. Just sit back and enjoy further projects that will bring new ideas and compositions to knowledge hehe.

I have a fetish on staircases in all different shape and color.

Thanks for the comment

regards,
rob.
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:iconeismcsqrd:
eismcsqrd Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
lol! hey you should like create your own hybrid staircase,
something bewteen square and circular and could even add
some sort of illusion to it too!! i wonder if circular escalators
exist?
yep i shall sit back and enjoy the projects!! :)
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:icongonzofoto:
gonzofoto Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Hello!
[link]

:aww: ;)
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:iconzuckerblau:
zuckerblau Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured your wonderful deviation in my recent journal: Beatiful Deviations #3

:aww:
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks mate, much appreciated!
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:icondarkyaoivampire:
darkyaoivampire Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Life may not be Black and White but you sure knew how to capture it in such! :love: I just stopped by to let you know that I have not only featured YOU in my journal but as well in news here: [link] . I hope that you have a wonderful day and thank you for sharing your work with us! :heart:
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you for a nice comment, feedback and feature much appreciated.
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:icondarkyaoivampire:
darkyaoivampire Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
The pleasure is truly mine :heart:
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:iconnovelhill:
novelhill Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
finding awesome staircases is your hobby, isn't it? You always find the coolest ones! Another awesome photo! :clap:
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
I try my best, chers mate!
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:iconnovelhill:
novelhill Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
:thumbsup:
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:icongetcarter:
getcarter Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009   Photographer
wonderfull shot, the composition is exellent - an so is the ligth!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
Chers mate
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:icondarkmetroid:
DarkMetroid Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Love the angle mixed with having it black and white, very cool look!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
:thumbsup:
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:iconahmedwkhan:
ahmedwkhan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
nice
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
:)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, as ~SoulAura777 said - it looks like a black hole :spin: I hardly use square format either. There's few things that can look good in it, a spiral staircase potentially can - but only if it looks very formal (perfect circle, maybe taken from right down r up the middle :meditate:)
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
I don't talk about square in a shape here in my description. You do know that right?
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, Sorry - it was past midnight when I commented :yawn:
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
hahaha
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:iconzuckerblau:
zuckerblau Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Pure beauty mate! :la:
Another great one from you Rob! :clap:
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
Chers dude!
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:icondavid-c-x:
David-C-X Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
You do staircases all the time, and yet they all feel so different from one another. Very good job! :D
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you, I try to variate as I go along
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:icondavid-c-x:
David-C-X Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
I've noticed. ;P
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:iconlady-succubus:
Lady-Succubus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We need triangle staircases now! :D

eyra
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
I'm one step ahead of you already!
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:iconlady-succubus:
Lady-Succubus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD

Octagonal?

eyra
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
Ah you'll see!
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:iconlady-succubus:
Lady-Succubus Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D

eyra
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:iconsu5anlee:
Su5anLee Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting... I see a black hole in this photo! xD
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
If you can say "hole" to a carpet then yes.
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:iconsu5anlee:
Su5anLee Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL, yeah. xD
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:iconsrsmith:
SRSmith Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009   Writer
That's very, very cool.
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
:)
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