Upward Spiral

Kathy Salerni level-classic 5/1/2011 8:11:17 PM

Ohhhhhh, WOW, Phyllis! What a stunning staircase capture!! That blue at the top puts it over the top! #1373769

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 5/1/2011 8:17:58 PM

Masterful perspective on this staircase Phyllis! Excellent lighting, colors and exposure too! #9383765

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 5/1/2011 8:33:08 PM

Hi Phyllis,Beautiful EOD my friend.That skylight really enhance the color!!!! #9383788

Ellen Hodges level-classic 5/2/2011 3:48:23 AM

Absolutely gorgeous pov and color, Phyllis!! #9384039

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 5/2/2011 5:02:39 AM

Spectacular composition and colors, Phyllis! #9384198

Linda Blair level-classic 5/2/2011 9:29:07 AM

Awesome!! #9384695

Leslie McLain level-classic 5/2/2011 10:42:48 AM

An amazing elements of design image, Phyllis. #9384822

Emile Abbott level-classic 5/2/2011 12:59:37 PM

Excellent EOD Phyllis #9385024

Stephen S. Maguire level-classic 5/2/2011 9:09:23 PM

Sensational capture!!! #9385729

Steve M. Harrington level-classic 5/2/2011 11:33:46 PM

Outstanding! Great shooting, Phyllis!
Steve #9385821

Karen Slagle level-classic 5/3/2011 6:11:32 AM

Fabulous Phyllis, I would have gotten dizzy..... #9386444

Karen Celella level-classic 5/3/2011 9:45:30 AM

Love it! Great work, Phyllis! #9386831

Val Feldman level-classic 5/3/2011 10:46:21 AM

Eye-catching, for sure! Wonderful complex eod, great color (as always:), light and comp - love the zig-zag edges of the staircase railings - that's so cool! - and the very slight shadows on the walls picking up the form and design...course, the half-moon of the blue, is the stunning topper...whew, just the perfect pov! WTG, Phyllis.... :) #9386942

Debra R. Harder 5/3/2011 4:10:00 PM

OMG..this is so awesome, Phyllis!! I've always wanted to go to the Shaker Village in Kentucky. You framed this beautifully...and the DOF, colors and lighting are excellent. Superb image!! Deb #9387378

Jill Odice level-classic 5/3/2011 6:18:25 PM

Wonderful, you picked the perfect perspective to make this unique! #9387605

Carol L. Fowler 5/3/2011 7:31:39 PM

Perfect and a winner for sure! #9387719

Carla Capra level-classic 5/4/2011 8:16:35 AM

Hi Phyllis;
Fantastic image. So beautiful.
;) CC #9388701

Phyllis H. Burchett 5/6/2011 7:06:27 AM

Thanks so much everyone! #9391828

Cathy Barrows 5/7/2011 6:29:45 PM

hating you right now..lol...you know I love this one...perfectly done #9393792

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/13/2011 2:35:46 PM


jo ann c. #9403579

Stacy Lankford level-classic 5/14/2011 3:52:28 AM

Beautiful image! #9404159

Summer A. Kozisek 5/16/2011 4:25:24 PM

Great POV! #9407764

Bojan Bencic level-classic 8/25/2011 2:09:33 PM

Beautiful. Congratulations on your finalist, Phyllis. #9627955

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 8/25/2011 2:39:59 PM

Cool. Congratulations on your finalist Phyllis. #9628221

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 8/25/2011 3:23:23 PM

WTG on yet another wonderful finalist, Phyllis! :-) k #9628440

Pattie Smith level-classic 8/25/2011 3:30:50 PM

Love the curves and color contrast Phyllis! Congrats, AGAIN! #9628491

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 8/25/2011 3:44:07 PM

I'm not surprised on this finalist at all...congratulations Phyllis! #9628584

Danny B. Head level-classic 8/25/2011 4:13:23 PM

Phyllis, I think you may have a third winner! #9628870

John Connolly level-classic 8/25/2011 4:19:46 PM

Wonderful light, tones and composition here Phyllis! Congratulations on all your finalist awards! #9628945

Leslie McLain level-classic 8/25/2011 4:52:38 PM

Congrats on a stunning finalist, Phyllis. #9629318

Stefania Barbier level-classic 8/25/2011 4:52:39 PM

congratulations!!! #9629319

Cathy Barrows 8/25/2011 4:58:50 PM

Congrats on your finalist...a winner for me #9629401

Mary K. Robison 8/25/2011 5:02:38 PM

Best of luck to you in the next round with this knock-out Finalist! #9629441

Terry Cervi level-classic 8/25/2011 5:24:19 PM

Love this, Phyllis!! Congrats on your well deserved finalist! #9629642

Carol Eade level-classic 8/25/2011 6:04:06 PM

Excellent work, Phyllis, congratulations! #9629939

Kim Andelkovic level-classic 8/25/2011 6:23:46 PM

Awesome Phyllis.....congrats :-) #9630147

Karen Celella level-classic 8/25/2011 6:53:45 PM

Now I've lost count! Congratulations on another wonderful finalist, Phyllis! #9630478

Marcel J. Fernandez level-classic 8/25/2011 7:02:37 PM

Congratulations, Phyllis on your three Magical Finalist. #9630552

Merna L. Nobile 8/25/2011 7:40:27 PM

Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, August, 25, 2011. Merna

Phyllis H. Burchett 8/25/2011 7:41:28 PM

Thanks so much everyone!!! ☺ #9630840

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 8/25/2011 8:40:09 PM

Huge CONGRATZ Phyllis on this and your other two lovely Finalists. Good luck in the coming round!!!

UB. #9631103

Kerry Hill 8/25/2011 9:00:24 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finalists Phyllis! #9631196

Sarah Lamb level-classic 8/25/2011 9:08:29 PM

I fully expect to see this one on the winners page! Wonderful Shot! #9631235

Rona L. Schwarz 8/25/2011 9:21:27 PM

WOW! Don't know how I missed this one earlier, Phyllis! A spectacular EoD capture and a striking composition! Love the shapes, lines and curves and the peak of blue sky at the top! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on another outstanding Finalist and Good luck in the next round! #9631283

Gina Cormier level-classic 8/25/2011 10:20:25 PM

Congrats on yet another gorgeous image! #9631529

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 8/25/2011 10:24:47 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist Phyllis! #9631543

Ellen Hodges level-classic 8/26/2011 4:07:18 AM

Huge congrats on your awesome finalists, Phyllis!! Verrrry best luck with them!!! #9632160

Kathy Cline level-classic 8/26/2011 6:19:24 AM

So creative Phyllis.
Congrats again.

Emile Abbott level-classic 8/26/2011 7:37:35 AM

Glad to see this one again Phyllis, Congratulations on awesome finalist. #9632868

Shawn Jennings level-classic 8/26/2011 8:33:01 AM

Fantastic image, Phyllis! Congratulations on your finalist! #9633189

Val Feldman level-classic 8/26/2011 8:58:15 AM

Happy to see this one again, too...what a wonderful month you've had, Phyllis and of course, well-deserved! :) Huge congratulations, once again, and all the best in the upcoming round! #9633316

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 8/26/2011 11:26:23 AM

Wowza! Congratulations on your awesome finalist Phyllis! This is amaszing...

jo ann c. #9633926

David M. Montero 8/26/2011 11:36:07 AM

Superb! Congratulations on your Finalist selection of this awesome shot Phyllis! #9633963

Bojan Bencic level-classic 8/26/2011 12:16:16 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic photo, Phyllis. And a win, of course. #9634147

Michelle Alton 8/26/2011 12:17:27 PM

What a great winner, Phyllis. You make it look easy--and it is NOT! #9634155

Jessica Jenney level-classic 8/26/2011 12:18:34 PM

Congratulations, Phyllis on a terrific winner! #9634162

Julie Burnett 8/26/2011 12:30:44 PM

Congratulations on this fabulous winning image, Phyllis!! #9634234

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 8/26/2011 12:40:07 PM

Congratulations on another Winner, Phyllis! WTG, my friend! #9634284

Janet Fikar 8/26/2011 12:46:53 PM

Really amazing Phyllis! Congrats. #9634315

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 8/26/2011 12:57:33 PM

Fabulous July Winner! :-) k #9634358

Leslie McLain level-classic 8/26/2011 12:57:57 PM

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Phyllis. I definitely have to put this place on my travel list. #9634360

Val Feldman level-classic 8/26/2011 1:06:40 PM

Bravo, bravo! Another well-deserved Gold! Congratulations, Phyllis!! #9634403

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 8/26/2011 1:07:53 PM

Big congratulations on this great 2nd Place Gold WinnerPhyllis, I knew this was a super shot !

jo ann c. #9634410

Stefania Barbier level-classic 8/26/2011 1:35:03 PM

wonderful winner, congratulations!!! #9634509

Cathy Barrows 8/26/2011 1:41:39 PM

Congrats on your win...you know I love this one #9634540

Debra R. Harder 8/26/2011 2:28:30 PM

This is soooooo AWESOME, Phyllis! Huge congratulations on another BRILLIANT GOLD WINNER! Deb #9634669

Danny B. Head level-classic 8/26/2011 2:51:18 PM

I was right again! lol Beautiful..congrats! #9634776

Debbie Bray level-classic 8/26/2011 3:41:39 PM

Well done Phyllis, you've had an awesome month!! #9634955

Lana Arcemont level-classic 8/26/2011 4:56:43 PM

Congratulations on this fabulous gold win! #9635201

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 8/26/2011 5:24:58 PM

Superb winner, Phyllis!

Debby #9635281

Mary Timman level-classic 8/26/2011 7:32:38 PM

Huge Congratulations on a fantastic Winner! #9635667

Rona L. Schwarz 8/26/2011 7:45:56 PM

Am thrilled to see you with another GOLD WINNER, Phyllis! Especially since I love this one so much (but then I love everything that you do...) CONGRATULATIONS! #9635709

Carol L. Fowler 8/26/2011 8:55:23 PM

Well deserved- Congrats #9635856

Mary K. Robison 8/27/2011 2:16:39 AM

No real surprise to see this wonderful capture in the Winners' Circle! #9636103

Kerry Penn 8/27/2011 4:02:06 AM

What a cool shot--congratulations, Phyllis! #9636235

Carol Eade level-classic 8/27/2011 5:00:47 AM

A beautiful EOD winner, Phyllis, congratulations! #9636354

Christopher Budny level-classic 8/27/2011 6:05:05 AM

That is one beautiful image, Phylllis; congratulations! #9636438

Emile Abbott level-classic 8/27/2011 2:28:26 PM

Well deserved gold badge, Phyllis #9637364

Shawn Jennings level-classic 8/27/2011 3:28:39 PM

Congratulations on your win, Phyllis! #9637489

Stanley C. Sims 8/27/2011 4:33:29 PM

Deserving of the gold. Congrats Phyllis on this beautiful omage. Great POV. #9637610

Phyllis H. Burchett 8/27/2011 7:00:29 PM

Thank you so very much yall!!! #9637838

Terry Cervi level-classic 8/28/2011 9:12:26 AM

Congrats on this awesome win, Phyllis! #9638567

David M. Montero 8/28/2011 3:28:06 PM

All right Phyllis!!! Congratulations! Love the shot. #9639092

Nadia Paul 8/28/2011 8:32:22 PM

Congrats on this outstanding winner Phyllis! #9639596

Tarun Bose 8/29/2011 10:22:11 AM

Congrats for your winner, Phyllis. #9640733

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 8/31/2011 10:29:30 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

UB. #9645644

Phyllis H. Burchett 9/1/2011 5:50:34 AM

Thanks guys!!! ☺ #9646292

Ellen Hodges level-classic 9/3/2011 6:20:38 PM

Huge congrats on a fab winner, Phyllis!! #9651449

Renee Doyle level-classic 9/4/2011 7:32:57 AM

Excellent eod capture Phyllis!! Big congrats once again! #9652262

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 9/5/2011 12:27:00 PM

This win is so impressive Phyllis. The perspective is so amazing, one can either look up or look down. Either way, Congratulations on your Winner! #9654456

Rudi Reiner level-classic 9/20/2011 7:39:49 PM

Love this shot! A 'favorite' #9682458

Phyllis H. Burchett 9/21/2011 5:51:56 AM

Thanks Ellen, Renee, Reynaldo and Rudi! #9683114

Carolyn McIntosh 1/19/2012 6:55:03 PM

Enjoying my visit to your gallery tonight and revisiting some of your marvellous art. I love spiral staircases . . . . this photo is magnificent. Love it. #9930208

Patricia A. Casey level-classic 10/29/2016 7:53:18 AM

Congratulations Phyllis on POTD & all the previously awarded Gold....wonderful capture! Cheers!!! =^..^= #11531567

Lydia Williams level-classic 10/29/2016 10:05:58 AM

Beautiful Phyllis, Congratulaions on your goldens! #11531596

Carol Quina level-classic 10/29/2016 10:16:42 AM

Congrats on your POTD! #11531603

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 10/30/2016 12:21:09 PM

Thanks for the POTD BP and to all for the lovely comments! #11532251

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 10/30/2016 12:22:07 PM

Thanks for the POTD BP and to all for the lovely comments! #11532252

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One of two spiral staircases at the Shaker Village near Harrodsburg, KY.

Exif: F Number: 13, ExposureTime: 4/1 seconds, ISO: 400, FocalLength: 22.00 mm, Model: NIKON D3S

Uploaded on 5/1/2011 8:03:57 PM

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Camera: Nikon D3s Digital SLR Camera

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