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staircase in an abandoned military complex near Berlin, Germany

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Nikon D7000
Tokina 11-16mm at f2,8/11mm
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Critique by HoekPhoto Jul 18, 2012, 2:04:00 AM
Just a fantastic image. The light play and contrast (or lack-thereof) give this such an eerie feel. The layers of lighting are wonderful, the slight spot at the bottom-left of the stairway catch my eye and begin my journey up. The subdued light in the first window set a tone and make me pause for a sec to take a peek, but don't stop my eye from climbing. The brightness of the middle light stop me at the top.

But that isn't the top and I have to break free from that strong highlight to travel up the rest of the stairway. I'm not really sure if that's necessary to tell the story. I'd take a shot at cropping just to the left of that third window. It competes with that highlight at the lower-left for my initial attention. At the very least the window on the far-right should be cropped out as it's a distraction and doesn't really add anything to the view. I'd also clip that little bit of window above the main highlighted window just to clean things up a bit more.

Last little nit-pick is that, cropping out that right-window but keeping the third one in the image, I'd use the crop tool to straighten that window. As it is now it's leaning off to the right. Using a wide-angle lens will create these little distortions so cleaning them up help make the image for natural-looking.

Hope this helps. Really fine work, I do like it a lot.
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This work is pure art, the world of fantasy through the lens of the artist, Imacting indeed, caught my eye yet in the thumb of the picture!
Looks magical, the light and shadow composition, it makes one´s mind wander in every single point of the photo, it succeded to amaze me, and is hard being used to watch this type of decayed places photography! The light shadow play is fascinating as if the lights and shadows were flirting each other, very well placed, with a strange sense of warmth , like welcoming, romantic and mysterious but like taken from a dark fairy tale book.
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FunkyBah Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot ! :)
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alexkhaos Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2014
amazing! I love it.
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Erozja Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Hi! :meow: You have been FEATURED in my journal... Architecture :iconjoyloveplz:

P.S. Please tell me if 'Mentions' worked for you cause I have big problems with it... :hmm:
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phoelixde Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks a lot for the feature :D

mentions didn't work, sorry :tears:
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Erozja Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
:hug:

Umm... The new add from dA called 'Mentions'? :o
If someone features your art or your icon/name you will get information (like a messages) that you were mentioned by someone. :nod:
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h--e--b Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Das ist ein großartiges Bild! kannst du Kotaktdaten für die Führungen nennen?
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phoelixde Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
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die sind auch für die "verbotene Stadt" zuständig. Am besten anrufen und Termin vereinbaren :)
Vom eigenen Einsteigen würde ich abraten, dort ist der Wachschutz echt auf Zack ;)
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h--e--b Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
danke!
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Sunnyface13 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wunderschönes Lichtspiel!Toller Blickwinkel auf das Treppenhaus.Die besondere Architektur ist schön hervorgehoben.Genau zur richtigen Zeit mit der Sonneneinstrahlung.
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TaNa-Jo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sieht ja mal cool aus :0
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blumilein Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Photographer
Oh this is so wow :wow: !
Great lightning, great editing!

Großartig!!
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phoelixde Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
vielen Dank, freut mich, dass es Dir gefällt :D
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kihsleek Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Brilliant use of HDR :worship:
On the other hand - the composition could be a bit better if it was levelled ;)
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calimer00 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Donnerwetter, ein echtes "WOW"Bild!! Wunderbar umgesetzt!
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reggeadaddle Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
krass wie seit ihr in dieses schöne haus reingekommen wnen es da sist was ich denke.. da ist doch eigendlich doch fats rund um die uhr securety am start.. sieht geil aus!!
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phoelixde Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
geführte tour xD

die findet im sommer jeden sonntag ab 10 uhr statt und dauert 2std, davon nur max. 1 std in den gebäuden. wirklich viel zeit hast du da nicht, da die häuser immer hinter der gruppe wieder abgeschlossen werden. gelohnt hat sich das trotzdem allemal :)
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Margot-Eve13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
I half expect a ghost to live there... ;]
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phoelixde Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
nope, the security is too tight there ... even ghosts are gone XD
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Margot-Eve13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
xD awww... that's too bad ;]
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SpiritWolf19 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
simply stunning. I love the play of light. It really softens the image.
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kallu-wah Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing picture !:wow: :aww:
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Rainbiker Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Tolle Arbeit!
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J-K-Jones Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
WOW! I love this image.

Did use Photoshop or is this the original photo?

I love how the rays of light stream through the window, yet it is also still a dark space (which is a good thing).

Great image!
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phoelixde Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
I used a technique called HDR to get the results ... the original files have less contrats ;)
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J-K-Jones Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Cheers, Ive been looking into it. Might need another SD card tho lol
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice mood
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning lighting............
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gkn112 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Beautiful!
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RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome work :)
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VividThorn Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how the hard stairs interact with the soft light. Awesome!
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digitalminded Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Just...great !
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Dance0927 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful!
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eligit Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
that is some hallucinatory hdr! cool. great location as well.
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stebev Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
very nice indeed
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Kamikaze-Ichiko Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
wunderschöner lichteinfall!!
alles in allem gefallen mir die farben hier sehr gut ^^
ein tolles bild!
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phoelixde Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
:tighthug:
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mrmorfium Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
ahhh light... ^^
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NIKON D7000
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Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
11 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jul 8, 2012, 9:22:26 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh

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