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Marko
11-01-2013, 04:05 PM
Hi members! Anyone have suggestions for the regular and level 2 assignments?

Thx!

What about Stairways as inspired by Antique Tigers post http://www.photography.ca/Forums/general-photography/21157-stairways.html. Here is the direct link to the webpage he was directing us to. Stairway Photo Contest Finalists! (http://blog.viewbug.com/stairway-photo-contest-finalists/)

Stairways...great idea. Now to find some stairs. Hmnnn.

Mailing 1,000 Christmas Club checks a couple of days ago on a Frankenstein of a postage machine (loaner Hasler print head, Neopost for the rest of the modules) that's in the process of breaking again (Pleeeeeease get the new machine here soon!) *takes a deep breath* How about, what helps you take a deep breath and recenter? Yes, photography, of course, but what else? I know, I know, abstract in concept again, but the answers are likely to be a bit more concrete.

We've also had a number of historical/public/grand institutional sites photos lately. (Libraries, capitol buildings, that kind of thing) Every town should have a few of those.

Or nic nacs. Who doesn't have a few odd little things around the house that mostly gathers dust? (I'm staring at a hot pink smiley face crossed with a coosh ball type body as I type this)

Or for abstract again, "Pride and Joy".

Just a few ideas to help spark others.

Staircase(s) - fab idea for regular assignment.

For level 2 - I like Nic Nacs - anyone else?

Marko
11-03-2013, 08:27 AM
Hi Members,

The regular assignment this month is Stairways and submissions should be posted here, in this thread.

The level 2 assignment is here (http://www.photography.ca/Forums/level-2-photography-assignments/21322-november-2013-level-2-photography-assignment-nic-nacs.html).

Ok then who will post first?

Runmonty
11-03-2013, 02:55 PM
Looks like I am first. This is one I spotted yesterday and took it in anticipation of the assignment.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5475/10643356654_fe3be49723_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/10643356654/)
steps (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/10643356654/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

Marko
11-04-2013, 09:03 AM
Awesome start RM - really dig the comp here.

Jim Scrimger
11-05-2013, 09:10 AM
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Marko
11-05-2013, 09:44 AM
Nice one Jim - I dig the comp.

Marko
11-05-2013, 10:42 AM
In the Staircase - W Hotel Montreal

mbrager
11-09-2013, 01:48 AM
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5533/10753571265_bfe5860230_b.jpg

dmp
11-09-2013, 03:38 PM
http://i44.tinypic.com/5kr036.jpg

Lovin
11-10-2013, 12:50 AM
Hi guys,

Is not quite about stairs from an original perspective or very interesting perspectives, but giving the crowd that was there, and it was my only chance for taking some shots. So here is my submission:

Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mindreflections/10771527285/)

QuietOne
11-11-2013, 12:59 AM
My contribution (fingers crossed, I'm running Ubuntu on an old laptop for this)

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theantiquetiger
11-12-2013, 01:58 PM
For mine, I went back to the State Capitol, which has 49 steps leading to the front doors. Each step has a state's name on it (in order the became states), with Alaska and Hawaii sharing the top step)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7420/10824206013_3a76051d93_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/10824206013/)
capitol steps (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/10824206013/) by Theantiquetiger (http://www.flickr.com/people/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

Jason
11-14-2013, 09:15 PM
My wife was a moderator at a forum on veteran's affairs on Monday at Fairfield University. The staircase right behind the panelists gave me plenty of potential shots for this assignment. The very cool stag's head helped too.

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Runmonty
11-14-2013, 11:08 PM
I am really liking everyone's contributions so far. There are some very creative and effective compositions. I may have to try to get out and have another go this weekend.

Jason, that stags head is great in the 1st shot. I think if you did a landscape crop the to just the top right 1/3 you would have a really interesting and challenging juxtaposition of the stag against the modern lines of the building. The similar colour tones would really work too IMO.

Anuj
11-15-2013, 07:34 AM
1st shot definately, as soon as i saw that stag i was smiling away! it seems to be peeking over some fence....it was fine till judges.......and than i saw whole lot of people on chairs!!

Anuj
11-15-2013, 08:20 AM
Which one is better?? I would have liked 2nd one better if not for tree in center . thanx
thanx
Regards

Anuj

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theantiquetiger
11-15-2013, 12:17 PM
Which one is better?? I would have liked 2nd one better if not for tree in center . thanx
thanx
Regards

Anuj

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#1 is better IMO. I didn't even notice the lady in #2 until after a couple views.

Jason
11-15-2013, 01:21 PM
I'm with AT, I like the first one better. RM, I've got a couple of shots where I isolated the stag head with people going up and down the stairs, I'll have to take another look at them.

Iguanasan
11-17-2013, 02:04 PM
I haven't been posting much lately, just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day, but here's a staircase I recently found which I thought I'd share.

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QuietOne
11-17-2013, 06:59 PM
Boy, that last step is a doozy.

Runmonty
11-18-2013, 03:31 AM
Here's another

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7367/10921989884_ab221d218c_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/10921989884/)
Parliament House (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/10921989884/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

Bambi
11-18-2013, 09:17 AM
fabulous shots everyone. Here's mine.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7384/10902922494_e1f8d34cc5_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bambe1964/10902922494/)
stairs (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bambe1964/10902922494/) by bambe1964 (http://www.flickr.com/people/bambe1964/), on Flickr

asnow
11-19-2013, 07:16 PM
Stairs at Toronto's Massey Hall

Jason
11-19-2013, 09:38 PM
Very cool stairs at Massey Hall, asnow!

Anuj
11-20-2013, 01:59 AM
hi, there are 2 ladies in second shots! i didnt want them to stand out cauz assignment was about stairs.
thank you
Anuj

QuietOne
11-20-2013, 11:32 PM
Definitely the second Massey Hall photo, asnow.

asnow
11-21-2013, 06:34 PM
hi, there are 2 ladies in second shots! i didnt want them to stand out cauz assignment was about stairs.
thank you
Anuj

Thanks Jason, Anuz, Q1.
I was so worried about getting the picture in between cars going by, I forgot to worry about the people in the picture.

Runmonty
11-22-2013, 04:16 AM
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3670/10991305114_9ed2403336_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/10991305114/)
stairways (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/10991305114/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

QuietOne
11-23-2013, 01:41 PM
I don't think I want to go down there, runmonty.

Zukie
11-23-2013, 05:56 PM
My contribution to the "Stairways" photo assignment.

JAS_Photo
11-24-2013, 12:18 PM
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5518/11024676975_76afb8e24d_b.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5507/11024700985_a138f843b7_b.jpg

JAS_Photo
11-24-2013, 12:24 PM
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3745/11024712285_473a081147_b.jpg

JAS_Photo
11-24-2013, 12:26 PM
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3730/11024849896_2eef378761_b.jpg

jude01
11-30-2013, 09:20 AM
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3708/11133191374_31ce3d4f49_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/selena_rhodes_scofield_photography/11133191374/)
Stair Tiles Cozumel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/selena_rhodes_scofield_photography/11133191374/) by Selena Rhodes Scofield Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/selena_rhodes_scofield_photography/), on Flickr