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Inspired by Escher

Inspired by Escher
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Copyright: Cerys Hearsey (Cerys_H) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 46 W: 4 N: 27] (329)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-30
Categories: Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Nikon D60, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-02-03 9:39
Viewed: 1993
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken at the Natural History Museum, London. The inside of the building is like a cathedral, the level of detail in the stone work is amazing.

Every time I visit, I am struck by how the staircases could be taken straight from an M C Escher print: http://www.santarosa.edu/~mmcginni/myart/invention/superplexus/escher/RelativityESCHER-410px.jpg

I also tried the image in B&W - am posting to workshop. Not sure which one worked best...

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HI Cerys

I can attest to this building being impressive and cathedral-like, having visited this museum several times in my lifetime.

I really like your POV, makes for an interesting and enjoyable perspective. Good sharpness of detail and good saturation. Awesome!

Best wishes,

Hi Cerys,
wow, this place is beautiful and I love the POV you captured it. So many details, so warm colours, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Cerys,

Nice shot. I like the POV, very different.


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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2009-02-03 12:17]

Nice graphic composition with sharp details. Very well balanced light ! Well done !
Best regards

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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2009-02-03 12:40]

Very nice composition, the soft lights and colors is very appealing to me with beautiful perspective. Well captured.


A very good pov ; nice colours and sharpness.Maybe I should think less of M C Escher than of Piranese
A fabulous architecture and a very good shot.

Hi Cerys,

Although the b&w has some great features about it I prefer this brilliant colour shot which shows the many arches that in view. The stone has a lovely rich colour to it and you have captured the details really well. The fact that you shot this without any flash and an ISO rating of 1600 leaves me breathless so very well done.


Excellent POV and composition, very well done!!
María José

Hello Cerys!

Excellent photograph!! IT has a very modern but also at the same time a very abstract feel. I can see where this photo reminds you of a work of Escher but you have done a great job making it original!

Nice work!
best regards,

Nice architectural shot - I can see the Escher influence (and it also reminds me of a backdrop from the Harry Potter films). The POV you've chosen accentuates the range of details in the building: columns, curves and straight lines all jumbled together. Well spotted and well taken.
Thanks for sharing

Olá, Cerys!

Your POV was fantastic here!
Wonderful architecture and light.
Great job, friend! Congratulations!

Greetings from Brazil,

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2009-02-28 17:18]

I like both images,though the B&W, IMHO , shows off the details better. I like your POV & all the different hues & colours you captured,Strong & detailed composition Cerys.


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  • cycle Gold Star Critiquer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 3] (1873)
  • [2009-03-04 12:00]

Very nice graphical composition.
I keep it.

bonjour cerys,
magnifique photo
on aime à se perdre dans ce dédale d'escaliers et cette dentelle de pierre...

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  • Clanyi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 7 N: 100] (7129)
  • [2010-05-22 13:34]

Hi Cerys! Great capture, good perspective, nice colors. Best regards Csabi

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