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Stairwell Abstract

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Stairwell Abstract
Stairwell Abstract
F7.1, 1/8, 72mm equivalent, ISO 100, aperture priority.
This is a staircase and rail at Universal Studios. I used the Xero plugin Bad Dream which provided softness and color adjustment. I found a small flaw in the first post, so I fixed it and reposted.

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Carol Teal
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Carol, this is a really interesting handling. Wonderful lines and colors. You had excellent vision to see this and then to see what to do with it.
2/28/2007 1:39:09 PM


Carol Teal

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member since: 3/19/2006 Thank you so much Mitch! This stairwell has fascinated me since I first saw it at Universal. I love the colors of the wall and the faded look of the rail. I have taken many photos of the staircase and never been happy with the results. This time I decided to move in close. I really liked the diagonal of the rail leading upwards.

2/28/2007 3:03:20 PM


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member since: 6/22/2005 Carol, great colors, composition and lighting.

2/28/2007 7:40:03 PM


Colette M. Metcalf

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Nice image, Carol!!

2/28/2007 7:47:42 PM


Carol Teal

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Thank you so much Janine and Colette for your kind comments!




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2/28/2007 11:40:42 PM

 
David L. Luchowski
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Great image,Carol.I love the colors and lines.


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2/28/2007 11:58:31 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Thank you so much David!


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3/1/2007 12:21:59 AM

 
Kathy Reeves
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Fantastic image Carol!!


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3/1/2007 4:14:02 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Thank you so much Kathy!


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3/1/2007 5:54:17 AM

 
JOHN V. ROSCICH
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THE JUDGES WILL LOVE THIS
GREAT COLORS AND LINES
VERY CLEVER AND GOOD EYE TO SEE THIS
WHICH CATEGORY??DD? ELEMENTS?
GREAT WORK CAROL
JOHN


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3/1/2007 9:48:03 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Hi John, I hope the judges enjoy it! :) I entered it in Feb. in Elements. I have taken so many photos of this stairwell. This wasn't cropped; I just decided to move in close for this one.


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3/1/2007 10:32:59 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Hi John, I hope the judges enjoy it! :) I entered it in Feb. in Elements. I have taken so many photos of this stairwell. This wasn't cropped; I just decided to move in close for this one. Thank you John for your inspiring comment.


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3/1/2007 10:33:53 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Wonderful abstract, Carol! I really like the colors and designs on this!


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3/1/2007 10:46:05 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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This one jumped right off the page when I opened your gallery. I think this is so pretty with the angles, contrasting colors and effects, Carol.


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3/4/2007 6:21:33 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Amy, I didn't see your comment until now. I am not sure I got it in my email! Thank you so much for your encouragement!

Karen, thank you so much for your inspiring comment! I have taken many photos of the stairwell but this time, I decided to move in close.


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3/4/2007 7:52:44 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wow, this is such a cool image, love the colors and the comp., great find.


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3/6/2007 4:12:05 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Thank you so much Claudia!


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3/6/2007 4:33:28 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congratulations Carol! Great job on this BP Finalist!


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3/22/2007 6:12:56 PM

 
Arlene Krassner
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Way To Go Carol!!!


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3/22/2007 6:16:30 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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CONGRATULATIONS Carol!!! WTG :0)


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3/22/2007 7:18:08 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Thank you so much Judy, Arlene and Datha! They must have announced the finalists later today because I just signed in and found them!


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3/22/2007 7:41:05 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Good on you, Carol!
Steve


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3/22/2007 8:22:28 PM

 
Suzanne Colson
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Congratulationns on your finalist!! Very creative abstract!!


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3/22/2007 8:36:34 PM

 
Karen S. Davis
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Congratulations!! Good luck on the next round!!


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3/22/2007 8:41:24 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Steve, Suzanne, and Karen, thank you so much!


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3/22/2007 8:48:16 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your very beautiful finalist, Carol!!


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3/22/2007 9:42:54 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Evy, thank you so much!


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3/22/2007 9:59:58 PM

 
Tammy J. Russotto
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Congratulations! Good luck in the next round.
Tammy


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3/22/2007 10:21:21 PM

 
Christine Czernin
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Well done,Carol. Great finalist. See,the judges liked it. Christine


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3/22/2007 11:21:46 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Carol!!


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3/22/2007 11:44:39 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Thank you so much Tammy, Christine and SuSana!


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3/23/2007 12:11:55 AM

 
Sherri Gorman
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Congratulations on your AWESOME finalist!!!


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3/23/2007 3:52:30 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding work Carol; congrats on your Finalist! Jeff


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3/23/2007 4:52:48 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Thank you so much Sherri and Jeff!


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3/23/2007 5:03:57 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Congratulations and good luck in the next round Carol.


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3/23/2007 5:51:41 AM

 
Robert Baer
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carol
congratulations on this colorful finalist!


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3/23/2007 5:57:07 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Lynne and Justin, thank you so much!


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3/23/2007 7:10:21 AM

 
randy dannheim
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Congratulations on your very deserving finalist!!Carol


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3/23/2007 9:53:40 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Randy, thank you so much! I am really thrilled to be a finalist, and I thank you and everyone for the support!


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3/23/2007 10:17:39 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Aw right, Carol! Good for you! And I even get to see this staircase pretty soon.


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3/23/2007 10:23:42 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Thank you Mitch and yes, you do! Don't be afraid to explore if you have the time; we actually went up this staircase and looked around. There were doors leading out to a balcony where you could watch everyone walking along. There is so much to see there! I guess Saturday we will be photo-taking before the concert because Justin fractured his arm Wed. so he can't get his splint wet (they will cast it on Monday) or ride the rides!


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3/23/2007 11:16:08 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Big congrats Carol on this fantastic finalist. You know I liked this the first time I saw it. Best of luck next round...


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3/23/2007 3:31:41 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, Carol!


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3/23/2007 3:53:56 PM

 
Remi Trepanier
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Beautiful shot Carol!!! Nice colors and congratulations!


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3/23/2007 5:15:51 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Carol!


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3/23/2007 6:31:27 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Karen, Sam, Remi, and Susan, thank you all so much for your kind support!


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3/23/2007 6:41:36 PM

 
Amy Jackson
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Congratulations, Carol!! I love this one!!


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3/23/2007 7:55:37 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Thank you so much Amy! I am glad you like it!


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3/23/2007 11:14:59 PM

 
Nemil B. Chabebe
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Congratulations, well deserved.


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3/24/2007 1:23:42 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations to your finalist image Carol...Dominick


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3/24/2007 1:25:54 AM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Carol!


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3/24/2007 4:42:36 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Thank you Nemil, Dominick and Anna for your support! I guess that railing looks very familiar to you Nemil! :)


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3/24/2007 6:18:11 AM

 
Toni  Hopper
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good use of the filter. I hadn't tried that particular one yet. congrats!


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3/24/2007 7:55:15 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Thank you so much Toni! I used it sparingly on this photo, but it did brighten the color of the wall. The filter is fun to try, although it can result in some strange photos (guess that is why it's called Bad Dream!) :)


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3/25/2007 2:44:08 PM

 

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Congratulations, Carol. This is beautiful.


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3/26/2007 8:30:25 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Deborah, thank you so much!


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3/26/2007 1:55:42 PM

 
Nemil B. Chabebe
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Yes it does looks familiar, Uhmm I wonder where I have seen it (LOL)


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3/26/2007 2:55:45 PM

 
Carol Teal
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I know...it's right there on the tip of your tongue, but you just can't quite remember! :) You know, they have never put that bike back where you were lucky enough to photograph it!


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3/26/2007 11:22:35 PM

 
Shawn M. Marymee
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Carol
You just keep amazing me. Way to go girl!!!!! Congratulations on another great photo!!


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3/28/2007 1:32:26 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Shawn, thank you so much for your encouraging comment!


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3/31/2007 12:43:01 AM

 
Patrick R. McMullen
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Very nice design quality to it. Congratulations!
Pat


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4/11/2007 10:09:40 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Thank you so much for your kind comment Patrick!


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4/11/2007 11:01:44 AM

 
William Johnson
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Nice POV and colours Carol, also good exposure. Congrats on your recent awards too. Bill J.


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4/21/2007 7:18:12 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Bill, thank you for stopping by and for your kind comment. Please tell Brenda hi for me, and I hope she is feeling well.


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4/21/2007 9:57:24 PM

 
Heather 
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Gorgeous Image!! You Have Some Amazing Finalists!!! Beautiful work as always!! :)


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10/18/2007 1:00:51 PM

 
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