Up the Down Staircase

© Ellen Hodges

Up the Down Staircase

Mary K. Robison level-classic 2/2/2012 12:13:00 AM

This scene has so many things to love, Ellen.
The mellow shades of brown, the marvelous lighting, and the vertical composition are all so pleasing to the eye. The various shapes and angles are wonderfully captured as well.
WINNER! #1440676

Cecil P. Whitt 2/2/2012 12:59:19 AM

Very nice movement in this image, C. #9960168

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 2/2/2012 2:30:32 AM

Gorgeous light and comp. Ellen. So beautiful!! #9960205

Gord MacEachern level-classic 2/2/2012 3:22:26 AM

Wow, this is so good Ellen, beautifully photographed!! #9960256

Jeff Robinson level-classic 2/2/2012 3:55:38 AM

Outstanding capture and processing Ellen!! #9960343

Inge Linden level-classic 2/2/2012 4:14:02 AM

Ditto! #9960391

Leslie McLain level-classic 2/2/2012 4:28:45 AM

Beautiful capture and light, Ellen. #9960438

Linda D. Lester level-classic 2/2/2012 4:32:27 AM

Just beautiful!!!! #9960455

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 2/2/2012 5:51:26 AM

Hi Ellen,Beautiful capture my friend.Stunning color and the lighting is absolutely beautiful!!!!! #9960592

Lindley Johnson level-classic 2/2/2012 6:56:17 AM

One of my favorite compositions from this terrific building. Well done, Ellen! #9960692

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 2/2/2012 8:42:05 AM

Exceptional golden tones, lighting, pov, comp & mood here, Ellen! Winner inmy book! #9960839

Kathy Salerni level-classic 2/2/2012 9:40:26 AM

Stunning light, color and comp, Ellen! Well done! #9960922

David M. Montero level-classic 2/2/2012 1:12:27 PM

Beautiful light, comp and tone Ellen!!! #9961432

Tammy Espino level-classic 2/2/2012 4:47:20 PM

Ditto all the above! :) #9961865

Mary Timman level-classic 2/2/2012 5:15:00 PM

Beautiful composition and tones. #9961970

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 2/3/2012 1:09:46 AM

Fabulous warmth with the lighting and rich tones. That staircase has such an intricate design. Fabulous composition. #9962405

Julie Burnett level-classic 2/3/2012 5:37:26 AM

This glows with warmth and light, and your composition is fantastic, Ellen!! #9962784

John Connolly level-classic 2/3/2012 1:39:25 PM

Marvelous light and composition here Ellen! Your DOF is amazing! #9963420

Carol Flisak level-classic 2/3/2012 3:46:09 PM

Beautiful, Ellen... you captured all the elements... the stained glass windows, railing, gothic ceiling, and wonderful light! Well done! #9963605

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 2/3/2012 5:51:11 PM

Marvelous warm colors and sense of space. #9963837

Anita Hogue 2/4/2012 4:49:19 AM

WOW this is gorgeous! Thanks for my BD wish #9964395

Debbie Bray level-classic 2/4/2012 1:46:27 PM

I love it all, the architecture is just breathtaking, Ellen! #9965178

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic 2/4/2012 4:09:51 PM

Beautiful lighting and comp Ellen! #9965295

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 2/4/2012 8:00:03 PM

Exceptionally composed with wonderful lighting! A fave Ellen. #9965619

Karen Celella level-classic 2/5/2012 5:46:26 AM

Outstanding, Ellen! #9966159

Emile Abbott level-classic 2/5/2012 1:41:51 PM

Love it Ellen #9966862

Leslie McLain level-classic 3/25/2012 6:56:58 PM

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, ellen. #10054197

Christopher Budny level-classic 3/25/2012 7:18:31 PM

What a beauty! I've enjoyed all the images I've seen of this place, from you and "the Chicago gang" ;) Congratulations! #10054374

Ellen Hodges level-classic 3/25/2012 7:21:33 PM

Thanks very much, BP!! Appreciate it very much!! #10054409

Avril Young level-classic 3/25/2012 7:40:28 PM

A winner, just so beautiful...congrats Ellen! #10054670

Carol Flisak level-classic 3/25/2012 7:51:21 PM

Huge congrats on your finalist, Ellen! Good luck in the next round! #10054845

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 3/25/2012 7:52:30 PM

I want to see gold on this one Ellen. Congratulations on this stellar image. Good luck in the final round. #10054866

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 3/25/2012 8:06:17 PM

WTG Ellen,A big Congratulations on your beautiful finalist my friend!!!! #10055047

Graham Robards level-classic 3/25/2012 8:18:34 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Ellen,love this creation! Best of luck in the next round!

Pat #10055158

Kathy Salerni level-classic 3/25/2012 8:31:24 PM

Huge congrats on another well deserved Finalist, Ellen! #10055240

Tiia Vissak 3/25/2012 8:37:34 PM

Congratulations! #10055280

Zita A. Strother level-classic 3/25/2012 8:54:02 PM

Absolutely beautiful! #10055388

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 3/25/2012 8:57:27 PM

I totally agree with Mary, who said it all from the start.
Looks like a deserving winner to me, too.
Awesome image, Ellen!
~♥~Lisa #10055409

Mary K. Robison level-classic 3/26/2012 12:49:36 AM

Can I pick 'em, or what, Ellen? ;-D
CONGRATULATIONS on this gorgeous scene making finalist ~ can't wait to see where it goes from here! #10055934

Douglas Perry level-classic 3/26/2012 3:14:01 AM

Congrats to you. #10056131

Marilyn Cornwell level-classic 3/26/2012 3:52:57 AM

A beautifully composed Finalist, Ellen! Congratulations! #10056226

Julie Burnett level-classic 3/26/2012 4:30:40 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Ellen!! #10056359

Lorna Shutter level-classic 3/26/2012 5:07:09 AM

I was almost positive I commented on this image, but I don't see one from me anywhere! I did see this though and what I meant to say was ... FAVE & WINNER!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on both of your Finalist Awards this month, Ellen!!!!! AWESOME work!!! Good Luck in the next round!!! :)
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Stefania Barbier level-classic 3/26/2012 5:09:31 AM

superb... congratulations!!! #10056567

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 3/26/2012 5:34:02 AM

Love the image, Ellen, and the title is one of my favorite books!

Congrats on this excellent finalist and best wishes for the next round!
Debby #10056644

Patti Coblentz level-classic 3/26/2012 6:17:35 AM

This is beautiful beyond words, Ellen...and I love the title (and the book)!
Congratulations on your finalist! Like everyone else, I hope we'll see this in the next round :)) #10056774

Lindley Johnson level-classic 3/26/2012 7:10:19 AM

Congratulations on another terrific finalist, Ellen. I love this staircase. #10056976

Mary Timman level-classic 3/26/2012 8:02:35 AM

Congrats again Ellen. #10057161

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 3/26/2012 8:03:28 AM

Beautiful finalist. Congrats, Ellen. #10057167

Inge Linden level-classic 3/26/2012 8:37:22 AM

Congratulations! #10057266

Nancy L. Green level-classic 3/26/2012 8:58:24 AM

No surprise here, CONGRATULATIONS Ellen, this si AWESOME!! <>< #10057370

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 3/26/2012 9:02:15 AM

A huge congratulations on this well deserved commendation Ellen. Hope to see gold on this one. #10057398

Liz blahh level-classic 3/26/2012 9:21:41 AM

Congratulations! #10057499

Emile Abbott level-classic 3/26/2012 11:53:08 AM

Congrats Ellen on well deserved finalist. #10058037

Tammy Espino level-classic 3/26/2012 12:57:36 PM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist!! :) #10058287

Rona L. Schwarz 3/26/2012 5:22:42 PM

Gorgeous Finalist that somehow I missed first-time around, Ellen! Love the golden tones, the wonderful lighting and excellent comp - love the movement, as Cecil says. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Finalist and Good luck in the next round! #10059181

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/26/2012 7:12:27 PM

Wonderfully composed and captured Ellen!! Congratulations! #10059581

Terry Cervi level-classic 3/26/2012 8:23:58 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist, Ellen! #10059815

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 3/27/2012 4:13:29 AM

Congrats Ellen!! Hope to see this go gold! #10060416

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 3/27/2012 1:12:28 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic Finalist
Ellen, this is soooo kool!

jo ann c. #10061515

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 3/27/2012 1:35:15 PM

You sure do amaze us girl. Congratulations on this awesome work and the Finalist it brought you.
Annie and I are so happy for you. #10061560

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 3/27/2012 5:01:12 PM

Great comp, beautiful tones. Congratulations!! #10062007

David M. Montero level-classic 3/27/2012 8:06:25 PM

Love the tone and composition. Congratulations on your finalist selection Ellen! #10062299

Debbie Bray level-classic 3/28/2012 4:02:21 AM

Ellen, just so outstandingly beautiful, as always!! Congratulations on your finalist! #10062764

Christopher Budny level-classic 3/28/2012 7:25:44 PM

Yes! Congratulations on making the gold, Ellen! #10063868

Leslie McLain level-classic 3/28/2012 7:33:20 PM

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Ellen. #10063898

Ellen Hodges level-classic 3/28/2012 8:13:53 PM

Thanks so much, BP, for choosing this image and thanks sooooo much for the kind comments, friends!! #10064020

Patti Coblentz level-classic 3/28/2012 8:16:11 PM

This is definitely a favorite for me...just love it, Ellen! Big congratulations on your gold win!! #10064027

Debbie Bray level-classic 3/28/2012 8:20:43 PM

Oh Ellen, a huge congratulations from me for your big gold win!! Well deserved for a lovely lady!! #10064043

ROBIN-LEE M. Vieira level-classic 3/28/2012 8:41:47 PM

Yay Ellen!!! This is so absolutely beautiful...Big Congratulations!! #10064106

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 3/28/2012 8:57:57 PM

B I G CONGRATS Ellen!!! #10064144

Rona L. Schwarz 3/28/2012 9:03:49 PM

Am delighted to see this wonderful rich, golden-toned image with more deserving GOLD, Ellen! Superb in every way - HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 2ND PLACE WINNER! #10064159

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 3/28/2012 9:28:52 PM

Huge congrats on your win, Ellen!

Debby #10064218

Lindley Johnson level-classic 3/28/2012 9:32:25 PM

Big congratulations on your terrific win, Ellen! #10064226

Kathy Salerni level-classic 3/28/2012 10:16:05 PM

Congrats on winning the Gold, Ellen!


Stefania Barbier level-classic 3/28/2012 10:45:56 PM

congratulations on your beautiful winner!!! #10064361

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 3/28/2012 10:52:51 PM

Congratulations on this magnificent gold winner, Ellen. #10064371

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 3/29/2012 12:42:07 AM

Woohoo, Congrats on this awesome gold Ellen!!! #10064464

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 3/29/2012 2:54:22 AM

Beautiful gold, Congratulations!! #10064602

Tiia Vissak level-classic 3/29/2012 2:57:31 AM

Congratulations on your Winner! #10064612

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 3/29/2012 3:00:34 AM

Golden glow and a Golden Winner!! Congrats Ellen! #10064619

Mary K. Robison level-classic 3/29/2012 3:01:18 AM

Can I pick...?
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-earned Gold Winner, Ellen!
So happy for you!


Renee Doyle level-classic 3/29/2012 3:26:40 AM

Beautiful!! Congratulations Ellen! #10064717

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 3/29/2012 3:38:15 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Ellen. #10064747

Agnes Fegan level-classic 3/29/2012 4:36:06 AM

Congrats on your winning image Ellen :) #10064883

Mary Timman level-classic 3/29/2012 4:55:24 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner. #10064927

Lorna Shutter level-classic 3/29/2012 5:34:59 AM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved 2nd Place Win, Ellen!!!!! :)
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Linda D. Lester level-classic 3/29/2012 5:55:00 AM

Just beautiful....Congratulations! #10065077

Tammy Espino level-classic 3/29/2012 7:32:11 AM

Congrats on your win :) #10065254

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 3/29/2012 8:11:05 AM

Hi Ellen,A big congratulation my friend on this beautful win!!!!! #10065335

Anita Hogue 3/29/2012 8:17:43 AM

Totally awesome! Congratulations! #10065357

Michael S. Baker level-classic 3/29/2012 10:27:34 AM

Beautiful shot, Ellen...congratulations! #10065516

Terry Cervi level-classic 3/29/2012 12:48:27 PM

Congrats on your beautiful win, Ellen! #10065702

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 3/29/2012 1:11:44 PM

Annie and I want to send you a REAL BIG CONGRATULATIONS for this most wonderful 2nd Place Win. Way to go girl. #10065753

John Connolly level-classic 3/29/2012 2:40:30 PM

Huge congratulations on your gold win, Ellen! This is a very deserving image! #10065906

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 3/29/2012 6:54:37 PM

WTG, Ellen. A big congrats to you on your win. #10066379

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 3/29/2012 8:27:54 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful 2nd place winner, Ellen! #10066475

Julie Burnett level-classic 3/30/2012 6:58:29 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved win, Ellen!! #10067000

Karen Celella level-classic 3/31/2012 7:18:30 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous winner, Ellen! #10068616

Douglas Perry level-classic 3/31/2012 10:49:12 AM

Congrats on your win. #10068860

Emile Abbott level-classic 4/1/2012 11:59:33 AM

Congratulations on a well deserved gold winner, Ellen. #10070493

Antonio Amen level-classic 4/2/2012 3:59:34 AM

Fantastic photo, love it. #10071460

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 4/2/2012 6:44:04 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Wonderful Winning image, Ellen! Wow! #10072617

David M. Montero level-classic 4/4/2012 7:06:55 PM

Spectacular! So happy to see it. Congratulations on your win Ellen! #10075628

Debra R. Harder 4/5/2012 6:09:58 PM

This is soooooooo BEAUTIFUL, Ellen! I can see why there's a GOLD badge under it. Superb in every way!! Deb #10077060

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 4/5/2012 10:34:40 PM

Huge CONGRATZ on your marvelous Winner, Ellen.

UB. #10077274

Marcel J. Fernandez 4/8/2012 7:44:19 PM

Congratulations, Ellen on your wonderful Winner. #10081700

Ann Lyssenko level-classic 8/1/2012 6:11:22 PM

Wonderful POV to lead the viewer into the experience of this scene. Congratulations! Well deserved winner! Ann #10258883

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