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  #166 Balance: A Composition Tool
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Downward Spiral       ©2015 RobertLavker
Panasonic DMC-GX7       1st place, 232 points
5s, f7.1, ISO 125, 14mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: levels; decreased shadows, decreased highlights, increased contrast; transformed - skew; unsharp mask       Extra Info: Radial balance was used to compose the image. I also tried to incorporate some symmetrical balance using the curved lines in the upper left and lower right portions of the image to draw the eye to the bottom of the staircase, which I deliberately placed off-center for some tension.
 
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artsy
Dec 23, 2015
    Great job, you are my no.1 vote, happy that you won

f_otto
Dec 22, 2015
    Congratulations, nice work.

jomari
Dec 22, 2015
    Congratulations on the win. A very pleasing image, well done.

RobertLavker
Dec 21, 2015
    The credit really goes to the 14mm lens but more importantly to the gorrila pod which led allowed me to precariously place my camera in a very tight place on the stairwell.

Lo
Dec 21, 2015
    Well done Robert. You really have an eye for architectural detail.

Mepo
Dec 21, 2015
    Congrats - well deserved.

ysal
Dec 21, 2015
    Congrats, a really beautiful and unusual shot!

elliott
Dec 21, 2015
    nice one. cheers!
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johncomyn
Dec 21, 2015
    Well done Robert.

Jade O.
Dec 21, 2015
    I liked this one so I'm pleased it got the recognition it deserved. Congrats!

KJW
Dec 21, 2015
    Congratulations, worthy of first.

out_of_focus
Dec 21, 2015
    congrats.. well deserving winner

mrsawyer
Dec 21, 2015
    Congrats! 1st and 10th! A nice Christmas present for you! Beautiful job!

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davep56
Dec 21, 2015
    I think the spiral within the composition has been captured really well

jomari
Dec 20, 2015
    I love the spiral pattern and the way it leads me down, down, down - could get dizzy! The colours are very pleasing too. Top 2.

Old Finn
Dec 20, 2015
    Nice symmetrical balance. In my TT

Lo
Dec 19, 2015
    You've done a great job of composing this photo to draw the eye downward through the stairs. Your choice to offset the bottom of the stairwell was perfect.

aoc46
Dec 19, 2015
    Not sure what Freud would say about this shot, but I think it's great! Love the sweeping curves, simplicity of color, etc.

ysal
Dec 19, 2015
    Love this image, all the curves give it an organic feel. Beautiful. The empty space on the upper left throws off the balance just slightly.

Anthony Comyn
Dec 19, 2015
    Classical radial balance, and done well! Very interesting and intriguing.

hifi
Dec 18, 2015
    Wonderful image, and great for the challenge!

forkcandles
Dec 18, 2015
    thats some staircase
the "eye" shape and dark colour at the bottom.

Jade O.
Dec 18, 2015
    I'm of two minds when it comes to the gross distortion created here by the wide angle lens. But it is unique enough looking and well enough taken that I think it has an odds on chance of being the favourite.

Mepo
Dec 17, 2015
    Well you succeeded in spades! There are so many things that make this such a super composition. I love the way the banister and the stair edge emanate from the opposite corners and draw the eye in. You certainly composed this very carefully! Perhaps a minor point but I think the colour balance between the stair and the bottom of the stair well add depth. All I can say is WOW!
Edited on Dec 20, 2015

KJW
Dec 17, 2015
    I can see the radial balance in your entry, the symmetrical has me a little stumped. Very well captured.
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