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Fire Escape

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Re: Fire Escape

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I'm put off by the perspective, which limits my appreciation of the geometric shape.

I know it's early to post an alternate edit (which if you want I'll remove) but a quick stretch and squeeze in The GIMP gives

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which I hope illustrates my point.

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Re: Fire Escape

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I'm put off by the perspective, which limits my appreciation of the geometric shape.

I know it's early to post an alternate edit (which if you want I'll remove) but a quick stretch and squeeze in The GIMP gives

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which I hope illustrates my point.

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Thank you ,its the sort of thing I wanted.I tried some perspective adjustment myself but it always looked a little squat.
I'll have another play later.
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Re: Fire Escape

This is a great subject taken in a rather ordinary way. Get in closer and make images of parts of the staircase - you will likely get much more interesting results.
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Re: Fire Escape

I will have to dig out one of mine.
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Re: Fire Escape

As an asside to all what's been going on, I really like the whites against the blacks in this image. While there has been a lot of "manipulation" there now seems to me to be "barrel" distortion added. If you are going to do perspective shift effects, the straight lines really have to be perfect or it simply don't work.

So all in all, at the moment, I'm voting for the original...

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Re: Fire Escape

Its an interesting and rather odd subject, but well suited to black and white. I think there is one element missing - you need to bribe some passer by to stride across the picture the add an element of life and movement, IMHO..

Here is a rather poor example of mine own, upper east side Manhattan



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Re: Fire Escape

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I like the stark contrast. It reminds of the German couple, whose name I forget, that take pictiures of water towers, lift winders at mines and other huge industrial plant.

BTW problem seeing pics was the office network could see them OK at home.

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