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Spiral



This wooden spiral staircase was build in Amsterdam in the 16th century.

This wooden spiral staircase was build in Amsterdam in the 16th century.
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Winner in wooden Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Anything Abstract Photo Challenge
People's Choice in VANISHING POINT Photo Challenge
Winner in Un-Natural Beauty Photo Challenge
Staff Winter Selection 2015
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37 Comments | Report
Flosno
 
Flosno June 12, 2015
Great central focus
charlymakrayrice PRO+
 
charlymakrayrice June 16, 2015
A wooden Nautilus ... hand carved as well. Amazing shot!
ogilvie
 
ogilvie June 20, 2015
Outstanding capture
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 June 25, 2015
awesome capture .. love the history !!
kirkmills PRO+
 
kirkmills June 27, 2015
Very cool shot!
boitasapin
 
boitasapin July 06, 2015
cool shot
icey1962
 
icey1962 July 13, 2015
lovely lines :)
rustygardener
 
rustygardener July 15, 2015
Awesome structure. Great photo.
MiDiUm
 
MiDiUm July 19, 2015
Great one, fantastic composition
whitedove5 PRO
 
whitedove5 August 30, 2015
Love this! ... makes me wonder where it leads .... hmmmm
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset September 06, 2015
All the above comments and a well deserved bravo!
pegleg PRO+
 
pegleg September 07, 2015
such a cool shot very good i love the different look u have coooool!!
alastairdixon Premium
 
alastairdixon September 16, 2015
Funny hoe it looks like a fern :)
IlonaTongel
 
IlonaTongel September 26, 2015
Reminds me of a snail...
adriansart PRO+
 
adriansart September 30, 2015
Terrific find and just love that abstract spiral!
melissafarelli PRO
 
melissafarelli October 02, 2015
Cool abstract
AnnMarieW
 
AnnMarieW October 02, 2015
Amazing gallery!
denisenewman PRO
 
denisenewman December 10, 2015
Congratulations :)
SuzMDixon PRO
 
SuzMDixon December 11, 2015
Congratulations on your award - this is a really interesting shot!
MitchellWentzell
 
MitchellWentzell December 11, 2015
very cool, congrats on the win :)
trevorcq
 
trevorcq December 13, 2015
Hi Eelco,

You do have a great "Eye".
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 December 13, 2015
congrats on the 2 awards .. a great image :)
godsbod
 
godsbod December 15, 2015
Fibonacci Rules... nice photo
barbarawallace_1301
 
barbarawallace_1301 February 18, 2016
Love,love,love this!
Alan_Shirkie
 
Alan_Shirkie February 19, 2016
Love this shot, it leads the viewer to wherever their imagination decides is beyond the spiral
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz February 26, 2016
Awesome!
Foxyphotos
 
Foxyphotos April 02, 2016
Another very well deserved award! :)
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz April 02, 2016
I love it! Congratulations on another well-deserved award for this stunning image. :)
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz April 04, 2016
Congratulations on winning another award for this stunning image! :)
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith April 04, 2016
Wonderful! Glad to see you've won!! Congratulations with the 1 Photo Challenge win!
tracyburroughsbrown Premium
 
tracyburroughsbrown April 14, 2016
Lovely
dianernoahr PRO+
 
dianernoahr May 03, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
dianernoahr PRO+
 
dianernoahr May 03, 2016
I love the fact that you used your eye, your camera in possession, to capture this awesome image...Inspiring to say the least. Congratulations on your achievement!!
aaronkaka PRO
 
aaronkaka October 31, 2016
Golden spiral?
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank August 31, 2017
This is a pretty amazing abstract. I really like the textures and the colors of this aged wooden structure.
jeromelambe
 
jeromelambe May 12, 2018
Beautiful capture
tonyberry PRO+
 
tonyberry December 15, 2018
A fantastic shot congratulations on winning my wood challenge

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in "the old church, de oude kerk" in the red light district of Amsterdam, Holland.
Time
It was about two o clock, the staircase was inside the church and the light at the end of the curl came from the windows at the top of the tower.
Lighting
I didn't use any additional lighting because the only light there was came from the windows at the top of the tower and I like very much the natural idea if the shot.
Equipment
This photo was taken by hand with no equipment at all, only me, my Lumix pocket camera and the staircase itself...
Inspiration
Usually photographers take a photo of a spiral staircase from the top down... I choose to take this one from the bottom up, wich gave a totally different view and I am still very glad with the result! Another nice aspect of taking the photo from the bottom up was that the curved sideboards where nicely cut by hand in the 16th century and are very decorative to shoot! And finally the light at the top of the staircaise was too wonderful to ignore...
Editing
I hardly did any post-processing because I like very much the idea of natural photos... I only enhanced the accents a bit.
In my camera bag
I only have a Lumix DMC-TZ60 pocket camera, a lovely little wonder! The rest of my bag is filled with a good eye for detail and a big love for Art photography.
Feedback
If you look at a subject to photograph, you have to try to realise what you want to achieve, Try to find the good light, the right point of view and the best composition... Take the photo a bit wider so you can choose the best way to crop your photo to get the best result! And most of all, take more shots with slightly different settings so you can choose the best one, once you got home and opened your laptop, the magic of today's world...

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