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Rough stone steps leading up. Taken in Czech Paradise,

Rough stone steps leading up. Taken in Czech Paradise,
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ahmedfouadibraheem
 
ahmedfouadibraheem January 31, 2017
Excellent shot.
Deb-Deb
 
Deb-Deb February 02, 2017
This is so beautiful!!
Beno62 PRO+
 
Beno62 February 06, 2017
Stunning shot...
VFPinternational
 
VFPinternational February 06, 2017
Epic. ????????
Vince542 Premium
 
Vince542 February 20, 2017
Amazing shot!!!! Best regards Vincent!!!!
LoriBea PRO+
 
LoriBea March 01, 2017
It's like the stairway to heaven. great capture!
heinrichV
 
heinrichV March 04, 2017
love the sky and mountain silhouette!
dankanasr
 
dankanasr April 13, 2017
Aderspach? :)
Mary18 PRO
 
Mary18 June 21, 2017
Congratulations on winning People's Choice in my Look Up photo challenge!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden June 22, 2017
Congratulations on your Challenge Win!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden August 12, 2017
Again my congrats!
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe August 15, 2017
Stunning!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 03, 2017
Nicely done
AmberDawn1 PRO+
 
AmberDawn1 September 24, 2017
Thank you so much for sharing your photo in my Peace and solitude challenge! :-)
T4sh4
 
T4sh4 October 11, 2017
Majestic!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden October 25, 2017
Congratulations on another Win!
AmberDawn1 PRO+
 
AmberDawn1 November 10, 2017
Wow, Tina, what a absolutely beautiful shot you shared in my challenge -- thank you! Love the view! I'd like to be climbing those stairs to see what is waiting.... :-)
Shamrocks71 PRO+
 
Shamrocks71 December 17, 2017
Phenomenal
Shamrocks71 PRO+
 
Shamrocks71 December 17, 2017
Where is this
tmtburke PRO
tmtburke December 18, 2017
It's a place called Czech Paradise in the Czech Republic
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden April 02, 2018
And once more my Congratulations!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden June 06, 2018
You did it again, congratulations!
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug June 06, 2018
Beautiful on every level. Great capture, perspective and color. Congratulations!
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tmtburke June 06, 2018
Thank you so much for your lovely comments
didar_chy
 
didar_chy July 15, 2018
good job
bobbytaylor71 Premium
 
bobbytaylor71 July 16, 2018
Stunning ... Congrats on all your awards, well done.
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tmtburke July 16, 2018
Thank you, very much appreciated.
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 July 27, 2018
Gorgeous photo! I couldn't imagine where this beautiful place was. Congratulations on ALL your awards!
JmDreams
 
JmDreams August 24, 2018
Beautiful
Frogigit PRO+
 
Frogigit October 02, 2018
Absolutely Stunning! Love ❤️
Luptak
 
Luptak October 04, 2018
Beautiful capture! Use to climb over there 40 years ago. Beautiful sandstone tovers.
judykarendal PRO
 
judykarendal October 19, 2018
Beautiful!
rolandnagy_9404
 
Road to heaven. :-)
kjwilson1964
 
kjwilson1964 Feb 01
Incredible
stacyaragoncooper
 
Wow amazing shot
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh Feb 18
wonderful image
tracyburroughsbrown Premium
 
Wow
tracyburroughsbrown Premium
 
Top 2 of my picks, you made this very difficult to decide. Excellent job!
gman176
 
gman176 Sep 11
Awesome capture!
SteBil30 PRO
 
SteBil30 Sep 25
absolutely beautiful

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in an area called Bohemian Paradise in the Czech Republic. It is a 182 square kilometer nature reserve north-eastward from Prague. I was lucky enough to visit with a friend who knew the area.
Time
This was taken about mid-day. We spent a lot of time walking around the base of the sandstone rocks before venturing up the steps to get a view from above, There had not been any rain for several weeks before this was taken so the paths were very dusty. Also the image was taken in early November so autumnal colours were still in the trees & bushes.
Lighting
The stones gave off a mysterious feel & I wanted to keep that effect, drawing the viewer into the image & up the steps. At the base of the stones we were in shadow but as you climbed up the light beckoned you forward
Equipment
This was taken on my old Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 (I've since upgraded to the FZ2000). I'm a very lazy photographer & like to travel very light so normally it's just my camera.
Inspiration
The whole valley was so interesting & I took many photos that day. This one stood out with the steps disappearing beyond the foliage which just begs you to follow them.
Editing
On the day I took this there was a very grey sky which caused the grey stones to almost disappear towards the top so I have darkened the sky to make the stones 'pop out'. It has also had the effect of elongating the stones to make them look even taller.
In my camera bag
As I said earlier I am a very lazy photographer. I usually only carry my camera. I like the Panasonic's as they are lightweight & I can carry it around all day without any problems so that usually the only bit of kit I take out.
Feedback
When you see something that captures your attention just go for it. On this day I took so many images & it wasn't until I got home & started to go through them that this one just grabbed me. I didn't spend a lot of time over thinking the composition, if I had I don't think I would have got this shot. I did worry about the sky at the time but once I added the darker sky it made such a difference.

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