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Old Mar 10, 2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default Lower Point of View - Circular Stairs

Circular stairs are always fun to photograph from either the top or the bottom. In this case, I took the picture in January 2011 of a circular staircase and then this January I made a sphere, putting it back on the original picture. It's not as obvious a sphere as other subjects, in some ways it's a failure (probably should have left it on a solid background layer or something like that). But I rather like it anyway, don't know why, thought the spiral effect interesting, I guess. In any case, here's the sphere picture:



And the original picture:



It's a staircase in Scotty's Castle, located in Death Valley.
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 9:18 PM   #2
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That's an interesting pont of view. Took me sometime to get my perspective right since my eyes and brain kept thinking I'm looking down.
Loved it (The second shot)
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 10:46 PM   #3
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It's interesting - I didn't notice how disorienting the picture really is until you mentioned it (since I knew I was looking up). Looking at it with fresh eyes, you are right - there's little to indicate you are looking up instead of down. Posting the sphere first, which is an abstract, first probably wasn't a good idea either, makes it even harder to figure it out.
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I agree with Selvin, the eye does play tricks with this one giving us the idea that it is a different perspective than it is.
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Love that first one - looks a bit like the Christmas circles
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