The Staircase

© Cathy Barrows

The Staircase

Uploaded: July 27, 2005


Pamela Shane July 27, 2005

Love the lighting,& composition of this Cathy. #284597

Leanne M.E. Boyd July 27, 2005

Very elegant, Cathy! #1644147

Roger Bernabo July 27, 2005

Perfect, this is gorgeous! #1644172

Donald K. Cherry level-classic July 27, 2005

wonderful image, Cathy! The lighting and shadows are fabulous! #1644177

Donna J. Eaton July 27, 2005

Wow, I love this Cathy! The sofness really sets the mood and the light & shadows on the floor are perfect! #1644183

Linda D. Lester level-classic July 27, 2005

Very soft and has a lovely mood! Call me today before you leave #1644228

Mary Timman July 27, 2005

Cathy, this is just beautiful!
Your staircase?
The softness and elegance of it.
Great composition! #1644326

Deb Holmes-Hatfield July 27, 2005

Beautiful, Cathy, so majestic and grand, well done! #1644335

July 27, 2005

Cathy, this is so inviting. I love the capture and lighting. #1644440

Kimberly J. Whipps July 27, 2005

Beautiful image. I love the shadow on the floor. Your effects are very nice. #1644518

Michelle Lea Guinn July 27, 2005

Beautiful capture Cathy!!! mlg #1644559


Fantastic composition Cathy!!!
Gret shadow!!! #1644789

Sandy Landon July 27, 2005

Beautiful!! Love the effects. #1644812

Ermanno Radice July 27, 2005

Perfect photo of inner, wonderful light, great composition, Cathy! #1645022

Noel Baebler July 27, 2005

Wow the light! Kinda reminds me of the Clampett's staircase in their Hollywood mansion...I mean that in the best sense of "Clampetts." #1645084

Joy Rector July 27, 2005

Gorgeous shot. #1645158

Casey A. Hanson July 27, 2005

WOW! This is gorgeous, Cathy! Your lighting and comp are on it. Well done, girl...:0) #1645243

Tammy Scott July 27, 2005

Awesome image, Cathy! I love that shadow design on the floor! #1645383

Michelle R. Kovach July 27, 2005

Beautiful Cathy! Wonderful effects & designs! #1645435

Lani Allen July 27, 2005

Love the softness of this image. Quite a relaxing image to view, well done! #1645653

Terry L. Ellis level-classic July 27, 2005

Very beautiful, Cathy! I, too, love the shadow on the floor. Excellent comp. #1645708

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic July 27, 2005

I like all the elements of this image and the softness of the colors Cathy!,
Amalia #1645802

William C. Raco level-classic July 27, 2005

This is so very pretty, Cathy!
Wonderful light, color, shapes and shadows.
Excellent photo!


Judy S. Fung July 27, 2005

Lovely, Cathy! Love the softness. #1646120

Cathy Barrows July 27, 2005

thanks so much ya'll...i've been gone all day and I leave early in the morning for Ponte Vedra, will probably be next week b4 I catch up #1646145

Cathy Barrows July 27, 2005

For those of you who asked...this staircase was in a hotel in the Bahamas that part of the Atlantis chain...i found it when I got lost and was looking for a cab #1646149

Marsha S. Smith July 27, 2005

It is so gorgeous the way you have presented it to us. Lovely, lovely shot! #1646226

Goshka G. July 27, 2005

Beautiful soft feel to this lovely capture, Cathy!! #1646545

Cathy Barrows July 27, 2005

thanks ya'll...i can't remember adding any fx to this one, but I do remember it just being magical lighting and I wondered why everyone wasn't there with their #1646747

Donna K. Kilcher July 27, 2005

Beautiful image #1646803

Terry R. Hatfield July 27, 2005

Excellent Editing Cathy,Love The Lighting Have Fun On Your Trip:-) #1646830

Jill M. Flusemann July 27, 2005

Exquisite lighting and wonderful capture! #1647127

Gail Vitikacs level-classic July 28, 2005

For for "Better Homes and Gardens"! Beautiful! #1647552

Kate Jackson level-classic July 28, 2005

WOW what an amazing eye you have Cathy! It does look dreamy. Perfect composition! #1647933

Melissa L. Zavadil July 28, 2005

WOW! This is wonderful! The softness is so flattering on this image!! I just love the lines and the way that you caught the shadow on the floor! This is really an interesting shot!! #1649509

Jenny Bosmans July 30, 2005

I agree with Melissa, Cathy!! BEAUTIFUL image! Excellent! #1657025

Alisha L. Ekstrom July 31, 2005

I too agree with Melissa!!! Such an elegant soft image. Wonderful eye you have...Fabulous capture:) #1660037

Claudette Foote August 04, 2005

Very elegant, Cathy!WOW!
LOVE THE EFFECTS............ #1676546

Mark J. Zimmerman September 11, 2005

Congrats on the picture of the day Cathy. Great job! #1823107

Evy Johansen level-classic September 11, 2005

Gorgeous image, Cathy! Wonderful lighting! Many congratulations on your POTD!! #1823131

Robert L. Andersen September 11, 2005

Beautiful ! Wonderful Composition ! Congrats ! #1823148

John C. Schwentner September 11, 2005

Looks just like a real estate photo #1823158

S J September 11, 2005

Big Congratulations on this beautiful POTD, Cathy!! #1823160

Karen Engelbreth September 11, 2005

Congratulations on your POTD, Cathy!! #1823173

Sylvia Rossler September 11, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD !!! #1823174

Susie Peek-Swint September 11, 2005

Lovely image Cathy ~ many congrats on POTD! #1823181

Leanne M.E. Boyd September 11, 2005

I love this shot, Cathy! Congratulations on your POTD! #1823195

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe September 11, 2005

Great image, Cathy -- congratulations on your well-deserved POTD! #1823240

Daniel Diaz September 11, 2005

Congrats Cathy on this Wonderful POTD!! #1823299

Allan L. Whitehead September 11, 2005

Cathy, congratulations on this marvelous POTD selection. It is very richly deserved, my dear friend - your friend, Allan #1823301

Laurence Saliba level-classic September 11, 2005

Congrats on POTD Cathy!!! An amazingly beautiful image!!!! #1823302

Sara And Dick level-addict September 11, 2005

Congratulations on your POTD, very deserved - beautiful lighting/shadow effect!!! Dick & Sara #1823303

Jenny Bosmans September 11, 2005

I still love this, Cathy!!! Big congratulations on your POTD!! #1823331

Lisa Clark September 11, 2005

Nicely done Cathy. Congratulations on POTD. #1823337

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe September 11, 2005

Congrats for this lovely POTD!

ccc #1823346

Bill Houghton September 11, 2005

This is such a beautiful shot. Love the effect. Congrats on your win. #1823395

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 11, 2005

Congratulations on your well-deserved POTD, Cathy, for this amazing and gorgeous image!
-Debby #1823411

Scott Pedersen September 11, 2005

Looks nice #1823434

Donna W. Neal September 11, 2005

Congratulation Cathy on your POTD. VERY NICE!!! #1823457

Vicki Hunt September 11, 2005

Congrats on your beautiful POTD! #1823467

Luhut Napitupulu September 11, 2005

It really looks different, so nice, Cathy! Congratulations on your POTD! #1823468

Els De Winter September 11, 2005

Beautiful! I love the composition and the lighting. Congratulations on your POTD! #1823493

Deb Holmes-Hatfield September 11, 2005

Congrats on you POTD, Cathy! This is so elegant! #1823494

William C. Raco level-classic September 11, 2005

This is so pretty, Cathy
Congratulations on the POTD recognition.


Joy Rector September 11, 2005

congrats on POTD #1823516

Cathy Barrows September 11, 2005

Thanks so much ya'll...what a great way to wake up so thanks BP #1823522

Kathleen Clemons September 11, 2005

Congrats to you, Cathy! #1823559

September 11, 2005

Wow! Where's the bride?
Jeanenne #1823631

Laura Clay-Ballard September 11, 2005

gorgeous image! congrats on potd! #1823641

Leonard Pierce September 11, 2005

Congratulations on a very well deserved POTD Cathy!!! This is BEAUTIFUL! #1823665

Tori A. Woods September 11, 2005

Cathy....everything is so beautiful about this look at it makes me feel that if I follow up the stairs, it will lead me to a special and peaceful draws you to the top of the stairs......Tori #1823713

Ermanno Radice September 11, 2005

Congrats on your beautiful POTD, splendid image, Cathy!! #1823726

Patty Razonable September 11, 2005

Exquisite image selected as POTD!! Congratulations!! #1823811

Mary Timman September 11, 2005

I knew this was beautiful the first time I saw it, and evidently BP did also. Congratulations on POTD! #1823855

Stephen Zacker September 11, 2005

Fantastic. Congratulations #1823856

Michelle R. Kovach September 11, 2005

Congrats on your POTD Cathy! Wonderfully done! #1823935

Noel Baebler September 11, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful Photo 'O the Day, Cathy! #1823994

Jamil Saliba September 11, 2005

Congratulations on this POTD Cathy , it is real beautiful design photograph #1824014

Laura E. OConnor September 11, 2005

Fantastic POTD!!! It belongs in a "Better Homes and Gardens" or other design and architecture magazine. You should give a framed 8x10 to the hotel!! They'd LOVE it I'm sure. It's just the perfect composition, the perfect were "lost" for a reason!! #1824059

Mary N C. Taitt September 11, 2005

Perfect lighting, beautiful composition, nice choice of subject, great POTD! Good work. Mary #1824071

Sherri Conley September 11, 2005

Love the softness, the colors and the shadows, Cathy! It's beautiful! #1824093

Marsha S. Smith September 11, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! This is beautiful. #1824114

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe September 11, 2005

Congrats on your POTD, Cathy. Great find! #1824117

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 11, 2005

Congratulations, Cathy, on this beautiful POTD!! #1824165

Cathy Barrows September 11, 2005

thanks so much ya'll...your kind words are overwhelming #1824209

Elisabeth A. Gay September 11, 2005

Hi Cathy, beautifully done - I guessed this was part of Atlantis as soon as I saw it - looks familiar ;) Love the lighting!
Ann #1824266

Debra Booth September 11, 2005

Congratulations on your POTD, Cathy! #1824281

Deborah Sandidge September 11, 2005

Beautiful light and shadow, congratulations on your outstanding POTD, Cathy! #1824439

Gail Vitikacs level-classic September 11, 2005

Big congratulations on this POTD!!! Well deserved! #1824500

Kathleen R. Struckle September 11, 2005

Gorgeous image Kathy! Congrats on POTD!! #1824560

Virginia L. Allison September 11, 2005

Wow, very pretty. Love the lighting. #1824753

Mary Clarke September 11, 2005

Many congratulations on POTD. #1824890

Wayne Nolting September 11, 2005

This is a very nice take-off from your usual gorgeous sceneries. Good usual! #1824976

Phil Sauvey September 11, 2005

A BIG congrats on your POTD! Very beauitful photo, something I would expect to see in H&G magazine. Awesome! #1825018

Ed Heaton September 11, 2005

Great job Cathy, Just an awesome image! Congrats on POTD! #1825026

Theresa M. VanderStaay September 11, 2005

Very nice! Soft and something you'd expect to see in a high class magazine.....Congrats on POTD! #1825118

Sharrie Thomas September 11, 2005

Congrats on the POTD! A very inviting shot. Love the shadows. #1825267

Cathy Barrows September 11, 2005

thanks so much ya'll...i never expected this much from this shot #1825280

Pu Chen September 11, 2005

Beautiful shot, Cathy! Congratulations on your POTD! #1825285

Donna J. Taff September 11, 2005

Congratulations on your beautiful picture of the day, Cathy!!! #1825673

Chris Ebben September 11, 2005

Well there's not much left unsaid about this picture, I agree with all the other comments, it is truly beautiful. I wish I had this staircase in my house, good work=^..^= #1825845

Mary E. Heinz September 11, 2005

Just Stunning ! #1825891

Robyn Mackenzie September 11, 2005

This is gorgeous - CONGRATULATIONS, Cathy! #1825993

Judy S. Fung September 12, 2005

Congrats on your POTD, Cathy! #1826407

Colette M. Metcalf September 12, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD, Cathy!!! #1826816

Cathy Barrows September 12, 2005

once again...thanks everyone #1826940

Terri L. Scribner September 12, 2005

BEAUTIFUL!! Love the softness! Great composition! Congratulations!! #1826972


Fantastic image Cathy!!!
Congratulations on your POTD!!! #1826988

September 12, 2005

wow! very well done! congrats! #1828296

Dean J. Tatooles September 12, 2005

Is this a joke? #1828424

Dean J. Tatooles September 12, 2005

Is this a joke?

Melody Molinaro September 12, 2005

No Dean it's not a joke. So Cathy, did you use any type of filter with this shot? I just LOVE the lighting! #1828912

Linda D. Lester level-classic September 12, 2005 the lighting....Who is the Dean nut? Congratulations! #1829132

Anita Taylor September 12, 2005

Very warm and inviting, Cathy! Love the soft lighting and play of shadows. #1829843

Dean J. Tatooles September 12, 2005

Nice filter effect in all, but it's a staircase in someone's house? Just trying to throw some constructive critism out there Linda. #1830084

Lori Carlson September 13, 2005

Congratulations on your POTD Cathy! :0) Beautiful light, softness and color. #1832100

Linda D. Lester level-classic September 13, 2005

I really don't consider "Is this a joke" constructive criticism!!! Sorry you misspelled also! #1832246

Dr Silly level-classic September 13, 2005

Beautiful photo of the staircase, and congat's on your POTD. Not everyone could do this shot.

Dr Silly :0 )

Alisha L. Ekstrom September 13, 2005

WOW Cathy...Sorry I'm a little late, but BIG CONGRATS ON THIS GORGEOUS POTD!!!!:):) I loved it before & still do!!!!:):)

Good for you Linda to stick up for your friend!!! Not sure why someone has to be sooooo RUDE!!!!

P.S. Rude person if you read Cathy's comment this wasn't in someone's home..she took it in a hotel in the Bahamas!!!!!!! #1833625

Guy D. Biechele level-classic September 13, 2005

Beautiful shot, Cathy!! Congrats on your POTD! #1834024

Claudette Foote September 14, 2005

Congratulations on your beautiful picture of the day, Cathy!!!


Dean J. Tatooles September 14, 2005

Easy Alisha. I do agree that "is this a joke?" is not constructive criticism (better Linda); however, I was attempting to elicit the very response that I got from some of you. I think that this subject matter is not interesting whatsoever and is especially non deservant of a POTD. Even Cathy said she did not think she would get the type of response she got. In sum, the underlying issue is that I have never seen one person in this discussion section ever criticize a photo. All anyone does is try to be warm and fuzzy to each other. C'mon, at least one of you said to yourself, "Man this picture is boring. .. how did she get picked for as the POTD." Be a little more critical people. #1837382

Cathy Barrows September 14, 2005

Okay Dean...I left you alone because photography is very subjective, but until you have a gallery with photography to show your views don't mean anything to me #1837416

Dr Silly level-classic September 14, 2005

May I jump in? Dean I think most people if they don't like a photo just doesn't comment. If I am going criticize someone I e-mail them because I beleive it is the polite thing to do.

Hey Eveyone Bump A Nose And Have Some Fun.

Dr Silly

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 16, 2005

Congratulations Cathy!! #1846490

John C. Schwentner September 16, 2005

Well, I commented on it once, but since I have never seen so many thread comments Ill do it again. My email never stops, and I cant figure how to turn it off. anyway, cathy this is very pretty, and I dont know if you used Ps or some other digital enhancing program to soften it. If you did, I dont consider it a true photograph, but it is magazine quality and the effect was achieved. I am purist when it comes to camera photography as everyone knows, and if it was manipulated outside the camera I dont bvelieve it should be a photo of the day in the first place. Like I say though Im not sure, and if you achieved it in the camera I say great skill! Im just too lazy to climb back up the tree and see what you stated about the effects.

And dont let the others here rattle you, they are just jealous that you have one and they dont #1846543

Cathy Barrows September 16, 2005

once again thanks...i did not use any filters on this image...there was diffused light coming thru the sky light and I don't know why it looks like this but it does so thank you judges for picking this image and maybe we can finally lay it to rest...the POTD just isn't worth this...we can all cross our fingers and hope it doesn't win the grand #1846577

Linda D. Lester level-classic September 16, 2005

Are you having fun yet!!!!!!!!LOL! #1846590

John C. Schwentner September 16, 2005

Great, that makes you a photographer whether by accident or not. and I doubt if it will win but not because its not great, but only because the "judges" seem to look for oddball stuff whether it be staged shots of candy, or manipulated images of colorful photoshop efforts.

Good picture it is pretty #1846640

Nina Shields level-addict September 16, 2005

"I'm not going to invite you to my birthday party!" Some people are really missing the point here; Cathy, wonderful shot but the beauty of photography is that we all see things in different ways, that is what makes it so special and unique. I know you're really glad that you got POTD :) As much fun as going in front of a firing squad! Don't let anything or anybody take away from your beautifully executed shot! #1846670

September 17, 2005

oh my gosh Cathy, this has to be one of the greatest shots I have ever seen. The lighting is unbelieveable and so beautiful. Dean get a's just a staircase...... and Linda ...way to go. #1848098

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