Oriel Staircase

© Leslie McLain

Oriel Staircase

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/24/2012 8:54:50 AM

Wowza Leslie, looks like a winner to me!!

What an outstanding presentation!

jo ann c. #1482139

Tammy Espino 8/24/2012 10:37:41 AM

Looks like you found your way around, aweosome capture! #10288354

Karen Celella 8/24/2012 11:22:56 AM

Gorgeous, Leslie! We will see this again! #10288400

Ellen Hodges 8/24/2012 12:28:50 PM

Super awesome capture, Leslie! Strictly fabulous! #10288468

Lindley Johnson 8/24/2012 3:18:06 PM

Beautifully done, Leslie! The composition and POV are perfect! #10288623

Carol Flisak 8/24/2012 3:30:21 PM

This is gorgeous, Leslie! Love the composition, curves and lines, and the details are spot on without a tripod! #10288636

Linda S. Smith 8/24/2012 5:08:31 PM

Fantastic capture Lesslie! Looks like a winner to me! #10288739

Carol L. Fowler 8/24/2012 6:29:09 PM

Really interesting- like an Escher- can be looking down the staircase or through an archway! #10288827

Rona L. Schwarz 8/24/2012 9:09:57 PM

Oh my goodness - you did this without a tripod!!! Remarkable work, Leslie! It does look very Escher-like. Fabulous graphic design, wonderful perspective and incredible detail and clarity. Looks like a winner to me! #10288990

Michelle Alton 8/25/2012 6:34:12 AM

OUTSTANDING architectural capture, Leslie. I see the Escher "look" too! #10289306

Kay E. Mahoney 8/25/2012 7:34:48 AM

Fantastic capture, Leslie. Love how you got the curves. #10289374

Julianne Bradford 8/25/2012 12:13:51 PM

Just gorgeous!! #10289713

Linda D. Lester 8/25/2012 3:18:43 PM

Ourstanding! It's hard to hand hold these! #10289917

Debra R. Harder 8/25/2012 3:27:53 PM

WOW...what a staircase! This is fabulous, Leslie! Excellent comp, details, DOF and exposure. #10289928

Renee Doyle 8/25/2012 4:44:41 PM

WOW! Love this one Leslie!! #10289996

Randy D. Dinkins 8/25/2012 5:19:41 PM

Great shot, wonderful comp, details and tones. #10290067

Antonio Amen 8/26/2012 5:55:17 AM

Beautiful...I love this thema. This stairs are wonderful and done a nice work with them. Love it. Have a nice day. #10290752

Ann Lyssenko 8/27/2012 6:38:14 PM

Artistic Fine Art Graphics...intriguing...spiral maze! Good job getting the shot under difficult circumstances. Ann #10292987

Rudi Reiner 9/7/2012 10:18:30 AM

Wow, what a find and perfect picture - nice work ! #10313032

Christopher Budny 9/22/2012 12:39:17 PM

One of the things I was so eager and hopeful to photograph (on 2 visits!) -- how did you get up there, and when can I go back with you?! I love this! #10333135

Carol Flisak 9/24/2012 10:56:08 AM

Huge congrats on this stunning finalist, Leslie! Hope it goes gold! #10336033

Ellen Hodges 9/24/2012 11:07:24 AM

Huge congrats on your awesome finalists, Leslie!!!! Very best luck with them all!!!! Spectacular!, #10336070

Linda S. Smith 9/24/2012 11:32:44 AM

A BIG Congrats Leslie on your Finalist win! #10336161

Terry Cervi 9/24/2012 11:45:09 AM

Congrats on your awesome finalist, Leslie! Fantastic work! #10336234

Tammy Espino 9/24/2012 12:28:23 PM

Congrats, Leslie on this awesome finalist! #10336409

Julianne Bradford 9/24/2012 12:36:51 PM

So-o gorgeous Leslie..congratulations! #10336469

Connie J. Bagot 9/24/2012 1:01:48 PM

Beautiful! Congratulations Leslie! #10336664

Marilyn Cornwell 9/24/2012 1:31:20 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist! More to Come! #10336902

Michelle Alton 9/24/2012 2:07:30 PM

Great finalist, Leslie. Congratulations. #10337101

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 9/24/2012 2:32:32 PM

Beautiful #10337262

Amanda D. Austwick 9/24/2012 2:47:32 PM

Gorgeous!!! #10337354

Kathy Salerni 9/24/2012 3:04:23 PM

Big congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Leslie! #10337468

Patrick Rouzes 9/24/2012 3:48:45 PM

CONGRATS once again, Linda!

Lindley Johnson 9/24/2012 3:56:03 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist, Leslie! #10337738

Phyllis A. Houghton 9/24/2012 4:12:05 PM

Magnificent!! Congratulations! #10337804

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 9/24/2012 4:58:00 PM

Beautifully done, and very sharp! #10338033

Robert Jensen 9/24/2012 5:02:19 PM

Superb capture and POV #10338059

Karen Bacon 9/24/2012 5:05:04 PM

Congratulations on this excellent finalist Leslie! #10338081

Phyllis H. Burchett 9/24/2012 5:49:32 PM

Fabulous Leslie, congrats! #10338306

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/24/2012 6:24:34 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Leslie!

jo ann c. #10338474

Rudi Reiner 9/24/2012 7:34:20 PM

Congratulations ! #10338914

Renee Doyle 9/24/2012 7:39:13 PM

We'll see this beauty again! Congratulations Leslie! #10338928

Linda D. Lester 9/25/2012 5:16:46 AM

Hand held...awesome! Congratulations girl! #10339803

Kathryn Wesserling 9/25/2012 6:35:30 AM

You sure managed to overcome the limitations and captured a fantastic picture. What strikes me as a special POV is the linear lines across the bottom to contrast the curves of the rest of the staircase. Outstanding work, Leslie. #10339968

Christopher Budny 9/25/2012 7:06:43 AM

Congratulations, Leslie! #10340019

Dawn M. Schneider 9/25/2012 9:26:44 AM

Wonderful image, Congrats!!!! #10340394

Mitch Spence 9/25/2012 10:30:27 AM

Marvelous, Leslie. Detail, comp, light, the works. Congratulations. #10340515

Jill Odice 9/25/2012 12:52:46 PM

Congrats on your finalist! You did a great job capturing this stunning stairway! #10340936

Ann Lyssenko 9/25/2012 4:42:27 PM

Congratulations Leslie! I just love this gorgeous image! Ann #10341311

Joannie Bertucci 9/25/2012 8:13:38 PM

Phenominal photography Leslie! Stunning, rich details and colors! Congrats on your "staircase" finalist! #10341569

Heather Loewenhardt 9/25/2012 9:32:26 PM

Fantastic framing of this incredible design. Congrats on another wonderful finalist. #10341721

Rona L. Schwarz 9/27/2012 2:32:13 PM

Trying to catch up...I knew we'd see this one again, Leslie! And my bet is we will see it again with Gold. Sure hope so! Congratulations! #10343929

David M. Montero 9/30/2012 2:09:06 PM

OMG! Absolutley stunning stairscape! Great POV, detail and light. Congratulations Leslie!!! #10347884

Christopher Budny 10/2/2012 8:26:17 AM

So happy to see this again :) With gold :) Congratulations! #10350436

Terry A. Stoa 10/2/2012 8:28:46 AM

I'm with Chris - fabulous image and so happy that you've earned another Winner! #10350452

Bob Cournoyer 10/2/2012 8:56:04 AM

Outstanding! Congrats again.... #10350530

Connie J. Bagot 10/2/2012 9:04:25 AM

Congratulations on the gold Leslie---beautiful win! #10350554

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/2/2012 9:34:03 AM

You have such a great eye Leslie. Another congratulations! #10350634

Ellen Hodges 10/2/2012 9:46:29 AM

Huge congrats on this fab winner, also!! Gorgeous! #10350665

Julianne Bradford 10/2/2012 10:32:50 AM

I knew it! Congratulations on this terrific Gold Leslie! #10350834

Merna L. Nobile 10/2/2012 11:17:14 AM

I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #10350983

Dayna Cain 10/2/2012 11:44:52 AM

This is STUNNING! Congratulations! #10351049

Terry Cervi 10/2/2012 12:03:47 PM

Amazing work, Leslie! Congrats on another super win! #10351081

JudyAnn Rector 10/2/2012 1:17:14 PM

Stunning image, Leslie... Congratulations! #10351383

Tammy Espino 10/2/2012 1:26:48 PM

Congrats on your win :) #10351417

Renee Doyle 10/2/2012 2:00:21 PM

Congratulations on another wonderful capture and winner Leslie!! #10351550

Linda D. Lester 10/2/2012 2:47:31 PM

Congratulations on your awesome win Leslie! #10351663

Lindley Johnson 10/2/2012 3:26:17 PM

Big congratulations, Leslie - this is an awesome image! #10351734

Kathy Salerni 10/2/2012 4:22:56 PM

Congrats on another Gold Winner, Leslie! #10351849

Claudia Kuhn 10/2/2012 4:46:17 PM

Wonderful winner Leslie, congratulations! #10351917

Amy M. Wilson 10/2/2012 4:52:04 PM

Congratulations on another fabulous Gold winner, Leslie!! #10351927

Ann Lyssenko 10/2/2012 5:14:46 PM

Congratulations on a superb image Leslie! It is a winner! Ann #10352000

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/2/2012 5:30:45 PM

I'm not a bit surprised we see this again in Gold, big congratulations Leslie!

jo ann c. #10352037

Phyllis H. Burchett 10/2/2012 6:46:39 PM

BIG congrats Leslie on another big winner!!! #10352268

Cindy Bendush 10/2/2012 6:59:47 PM

Congratulations on this terrific win Leslie! #10352309

Mary K. Robison 10/2/2012 7:37:10 PM

Congratulations on this elegant Gold Winner, Leslie! #10352351

Claudine Grove 10/2/2012 7:47:16 PM

Wow! congrats! #10352369

Rona L. Schwarz 10/2/2012 9:02:15 PM

WOW, Leslie! Two GOLD WINNERS!!! How absolutely fabulous - I am thrilled for you! Always knew that we'd see this one with Gold - it is truly one of your best, and a most sensational staircase image! Super Congrats to you again!!! #10352449

Lisa B. North 10/3/2012 6:14:28 AM

Such a compelling image! I love it! Well done! #10352951

Julie Burnett 10/3/2012 6:37:18 AM

Congratulations on another spectacular Gold Winner, Leslie!! #10353005

Carol Flisak 10/3/2012 6:52:23 AM

Huge congrats on this awesome finalist, Leslie! #10353057

Sabrina Ryan 10/3/2012 6:54:05 AM

Congratulations on your Outstanding Winning image, Leslie #10353063

Patrick Rouzes 10/4/2012 8:06:40 AM

CONGRATS on this amazing WINNER, Leslie!

Lydia Williams 10/4/2012 1:44:26 PM

Great image, Leslie...congratulations on your gold! #10355415

Monika Sapek 10/5/2012 6:01:02 PM

Beautiful staircase! Congratulations on your Second Place Winner, Leslie! #10357336

Mary Beth Aiello 10/6/2012 1:55:41 PM

Outstanding capture, Leslie, and another huge congrats. Love it. #10358306

Usman M. Bajwa 10/8/2012 4:11:15 AM

Big CONGRATZ on the second Gold Winner, Leslie!!

UB. #10360125

David M. Montero 10/27/2012 3:27:44 PM

Awesome clarity all the way to the bottom. A belated congratulations on your win Leslie!!! #10386992

Cora Miller 7/18/2016 4:13:42 PM

WOW! Lucky you to have gained access to create such a stunning image. Exceptional image and very well deserved ATW. #11496948

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Architect John Root designed an iron staircase that winds down from floor 12 to 2 in the historic Rookery Building. Photographing the staircase is difficult as the building limits access to the staircase and tripods are not allowed at all.

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/50 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1000, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 8/24/2012 6:36:50 AM

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Winner
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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