Ascending Descent

© Nikki McDonald

Ascending Descent

Uploaded: June 22, 2009 04:13:07 | Entered: August 13, 2014 09:41:25


Finalist - August 2014
A personal favorite :)
Second resubmission August 13, 2014
Category: Elements of Design

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 33333/1000000 seconds, Flash: fired, auto mode, ISO: 64,64, FocalLength: 6.90 mm, Model: KODAK P712 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA


Karen Celella June 22, 2009

Wonderful perspective and composition Nikki. I like the simplicity of the lines and the person adds a warm element. Nice work. #1144671

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 22, 2009

Very nice comp and capture! Jeff #7663841

Katarina Mansson June 22, 2009

Very clever POV and with a catching title. Love it! #7663886

Joy Rector June 22, 2009

love the pov and comp #7663963

Ken Smith level-classic June 22, 2009

That's pretty cool, Nikki. I like the lines in this. Excellent! #7664035

Susie Peek-Swint June 22, 2009

This turned out terrific Nikki ~ I love the simple but elegant lines .. good luck with this one :) #7664102

Les Rhoades level-classic June 22, 2009

Very cool that Michael Jackson at the top of the stairs? #7664501

David Phalen June 22, 2009

Love It Love It Love It!! The simplicity, POV and partial view of the man at the top of the stairs all combine for a fantastic image!! #7664592

Vicki L. Filippin June 22, 2009

Most excellent image and DD work, Nikki! Looks like a winner to me. #7664618

Tamara K. Walker level-classic June 22, 2009

Wonderful comp, great title Mel umm er Nikki #7664741

Daniella Puente June 22, 2009

VERY WELL COMPOSED Nikki! Like it very much :) #7664764

Datha Y. Thompson June 22, 2009

Excellent!!! Love it Nikki :0) #7664813

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 22, 2009

Yes, Tammy, the title is Mel's -- she's so very handy and talented :)-- and she's one of my "friends". I was also having jpeg artifact problems on this one so I had lots of input and suggestions from others, too.
Thanks for liking this one so much, everyone. I re-edited it at least 3 times so though it was a simple edit, the time invested was horrendous. I like to think it was worth it. #7664873

Mitch Spence level-classic June 22, 2009

What great design elements here, Nikki. That sweep of stairs is marvelous, as is the corresponding sweep of the wall and railing. I think my favorite element of them all is the shadowed figure at the top of the stairs, which adds that perfect little touch of mystery. Want to bet we see this again? :) #7664952

Pat Gamwell June 22, 2009

I echo Mitch's response! SUPERB! Well worth the time spent and definitely frame and hang as a reward to yourself! lol:) #7665161

MELODIE C. ROBERTS June 22, 2009

I Must Have Been Drunk...I don't Remeber This ;0) #7665464

MELODIE C. ROBERTS June 22, 2009

Is That How you Spell Remember?? ^ #7666876

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 22, 2009

Got it right this time, Mel. Just ask me -- I'll keep you straight :) #7666898

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna June 22, 2009

Coooooooooool shot, Nikki!!! Great lines!!! :-) k #7667096

Valentin M. Armianu June 22, 2009

Excellent framing and composition!! I love the black line from the wall, the gaze is guided toward the person. #7667343

Kim Kleinschmidt June 23, 2009

Fabulous image, Nikki!
Awesome lines and composition! #7671531

Patti Coblentz June 23, 2009

Love this, Nikki!!! The time you invested was well worth it!
patti #7671840

Marisol Pastor June 25, 2009

An outstanding image Nikki. The composition, pov, color are superb, the title is perfect and the human element is a complete bonus! #7677569

Mitch Spence level-classic June 27, 2009

Another whoopeee! :) #7683876

Robert Baer June 27, 2009

love your composition with the legs coming down those wonderful stairs. also the colors are striking! #7684548

Susan Jane Allen level-classic June 30, 2009

Gorgeous, creative capture! #7691799

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 19, 2009

The composition, the pov and the title are all exceptionally done, Nikki. good luck!

UB. #7755263

Jeana Clark July 20, 2009

This is fabulous Nikki!!!
Awesome design elements!!
Fabulous lighting!!
Good Luck!!!

~J~ #7758120

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna August 18, 2009

I still think this is a very cooool shot, Nikki!!! :-) k #7864717

Murry Grigsby August 23, 2009

This is wonderful Nikki! I love your design and the mystery of the person entering the frame!! #7881153

Susan Jane Allen level-classic August 24, 2009

Love it! #7883793

Jayne Martin August 25, 2009

hey its laney
i love this pic. I love your whole gallery!!
its wonderful!!!
and thanx for commenting my photo!
its one of the first ones I have done. #7887773

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic September 13, 2009

Nikki -- I love the composition, the POV, the lines and contrasts, and the person on the top of the stairs who adds interest and perspective. This is truly exceptional. I really hope we see this again... and again. So well done. #7940393

Karen E. Baumann September 18, 2009

Nikki, this is a great shot! I love the simplicity of the colors, lines and action. Very nicely composed and thought out. #7953843

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 21, 2014

Awesome finalist,Nikki. #11139570

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic September 21, 2014

Glad for your Finalist! #11139747

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 21, 2014

Marvelous finalist, Nikki!

Congrats again! #11139941

Julianne Bradford September 23, 2014

Ni-I-I-ice!!! Congrats! #11141845

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 23, 2014

Wowwwww, not sure great finalist you have but they ALL are marvelous Nikki! Congrats again! #11141968

Ken Smith level-classic September 23, 2014

Pretty cool work, Nikki. Congrats on your finalist!! #11142282

Carol Eade level-addict September 25, 2014

Excellent...congrats again! #11144047

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