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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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58 Comments |
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...
ViewFinderMedia
 
ViewFinderMedia February 06, 2017
Epic. ????????
Vince542
 
Vince542 February 20, 2017
Amazing shot!!!! Best regards Vincent!!!!
LoriBea
 
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
 
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 Platinum
 
Alwolfe August 15, 2017
Stunning!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 03, 2017
Nicely done
T4sh4
 
T4sh4 October 11, 2017
Majestic!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden October 25, 2017
Congratulations on another Win!
Shamrocks71
 
Shamrocks71 December 17, 2017
Phenomenal
Shamrocks71
 
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 Platinum
 
JayneBug June 06, 2018
Beautiful on every level. Great capture, perspective and color. Congratulations!
tmtburke PRO+
tmtburke June 06, 2018
Thank you so much for your lovely comments
didar_chy
 
didar_chy July 15, 2018
good job
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
 
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.
Oceanskyphotography Platinum
 
Oceanskyphotography October 19, 2018
Beautiful!
rolandnagy_9404
 
rolandnagy_9404 January 25, 2019
Road to heaven. :-)
kjwilson1964
 
kjwilson1964 February 01, 2019
Incredible
stacyaragoncooper
 
stacyaragoncooper February 15, 2019
Wow amazing shot
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh February 18, 2019
wonderful image
tracyburroughsbrown Premium
 
tracyburroughsbrown April 22, 2019
Wow
tracyburroughsbrown Premium
 
tracyburroughsbrown April 26, 2019
Top 2 of my picks, you made this very difficult to decide. Excellent job!
gman176
 
gman176 September 11, 2019
Awesome capture!
SteBil30 Platinum
 
SteBil30 September 25, 2019
absolutely beautiful
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen February 01, 2020
wow. Stunning shot!
Hajek
 
Hajek April 10, 2020
Yes, nice shot and master postproduction! Good JOB!
I am Czech, know this landscape very well....
barbarabergmannbiglow Platinum
 
barbarabergmannbiglow April 11, 2020
Stairway to heaven. ♥️
williefrancinejohnsonjones
 
williefrancinejohnsonjones September 06, 2020
Faerie lands are my favorite place to be. This is so gorgeous.
jenniferlynnwhite
 
jenniferlynnwhite September 16, 2020
gorgeous
Emkile
 
Emkile September 16, 2020
what a beautiful place
Morebito
 
Morebito September 29, 2020
Wow!! Stunning!!
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal November 28, 2020
Hi Tina, Congratulations on another win with this magnificent image.
LoCiceroPhotography PRO+
 
LoCiceroPhotography January 11, 2021
Congrats on being chosen as The People's Choice in my challenge. Awesome photo!!
KathyHolliker PRO
 
KathyHolliker April 14, 2021
Beautiful! Looks like a fairy tale.
leotar
 
leotar May 24, 2021
impressive!!
AnnHopta PRO+
 
AnnHopta June 12, 2021
It looks like a stairway to heaven. Great capture!
leotar
 
leotar July 30, 2021
Great! Where it is?
kurtsnyder Ultimate
 
kurtsnyder September 20, 2021
Excellent and most beautiful Image! A winner for sure!! Kurt
FergalBrady
 
FergalBrady September 20, 2021
I never tire of seeing this image absolutely 💯
mariekuskivieira PRO+
 
mariekuskivieira October 21, 2021
Congrats for winning my challenge! Beautiful shot!
morriskleyman
 
morriskleyman December 22, 2021
Great image! Super++++++++!!
Sandypartlow4
 
Sandypartlow4 February 15, 2022
Congratulations
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal February 18, 2022
Congratulations on another win Tina. 😊
Hood PRO+
 
Hood April 05, 2022
Awesome, magical place!!
ronjudyluv2travel Platinum
 
ronjudyluv2travel July 27, 2022
Sweet image! Congratulations?
deekaycee Ultimate
 
deekaycee December 01, 2022
Magnificent! Congratulations on your challenge win!
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 December 01, 2022
Congratulations on your challenge win! Well deserved!
tiina
 
tiina May 11, 2023
Absolutely stunning photo 😍
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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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