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a stairway to Escher

a stairway to Escher
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Copyright: Jose m brito e silva (mbrito) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-27
Categories: Architecture, Mood
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/10 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): mbrito back in time, by himself, cinemascope awards [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-01-26 12:38
Viewed: 2484
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My 1st. photo published here in TL, was named «the first step»...
Now 3 years, 11 months, and few days after, I choose steps again...

Stairs captured inside «Alcobaça Monastery» that I dedicate to the master of the distortion and the impossible geometry: Mr M.C. Escher (1898 - 1972) Click here


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To Kilted-Arab: Thanks Richard...mbrito 1 01-27 06:10
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Hello Jose

A very unique and interesting image. Great for study. I like it. Keep the images coming.


I accept your invitation to climb those steps down Jose , i am excited at the idea of having to make a choice , either down the spiral staircase or to the left to explore farther around to the right or as a third possibilty i might opt to go up the stairs across the other side , which ever way i decide to try it is the unknown to me out there ... hesitation ... no ..this Alcobaça Monastery seems a very intriguing place not to want to discover , count me in !
Interesting perspective and the very idea to reciprocate your first post with more steps here is cool , stairs/steps are terrific subjects to photograph , just love the concept here .I have checked out M C Escher's work , he was quite avant-gardist for his time i reckon , fine dedication to this great artist , my compliments for your 200th Jose ,

I love the lines, angles and tones in this shot - something I'd love to be able to replicate. Lovely image.

Hallo Jose,
Great atmosphere and composition.

Hi Jose..nicely composed shot of this interesting scene..nice tones and light.


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2011-01-26 23:30]

What a great compo !
Love the tones, too

I like the subject here and your POV. The detail on the stonework is excellent. Simple but very eye catching image.


Ciao Jose
gloomy picture but excellent from a technical standpoint.
Perfect framing

Hi Jose
Very interesting image,good POV,great colours and texture.

Bonjour José
Not sure I should have thought 1st to Escher, because his stairs are always running againt common sense while yours are on the contrary composed with a strong logic.However it delivers a great mood with its particular textures ,tones and light and the result is great.
Have a nice sunday

Sorry i missed this one.....!!!
Exactly the kind of pictures that i love...!!!
Great mood....good composition....and yes a mood who recall..Escher...!
Bravo Jose....

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