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7th: Stairs by Rod
09-DEC-2005 Rod

7th: Stairs by Rod

Brissie Oz

Rule.....Avoid competing lines of interest as this will only confuse the viewer.

I chose to break this rule to add an interplay of lines to create interest......& tension of course:-)


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Rod 30-Dec-2007 21:26
Thanks Kelly:-) I can't remember this scene but I think the black stripe was painted on the wall & the lighter stripes were shadows. I will try & find the originals & see if there's an explanation there.
ctfchallenge30-Dec-2007 17:17
Nice shot Rod - what is that black stripe? - Kelly
ctfchallenge26-Dec-2007 16:43
Qualified. ~ Lonnit
ctfchallenge23-Dec-2007 18:41
OOPS! Please add your justification for this well-broken rule, then return image to the original gallery. Thank you. ~ LOnnit
Rod 21-Dec-2007 13:16
Thanks Debi, John & Maurice:-) I never noticed the bent rail before but now you mention it I must have left it in for added tension....cough cough:-)
ctfchallenge20-Dec-2007 22:40
Works well Rod, I can't believe how sharp that black line is, you must have the histogram set perfectly! ...the only bit I find distracting is the bent vertical bar on the lower right corner, it keeps catching my eye! ;) ....Maurice
ctfchallenge20-Dec-2007 20:54
You certainly have the least amount of elements in a shot. Aren't these the stairs from a previous shot in cluttered or leading lines? Although as an engineer I design and admire others who design the simplest solution to a problem, I don't think I can come up with the simple picture the way you do. You are at the top of the minimalist game. John
ctfchallenge20-Dec-2007 17:53
Great start Rod except the light. That looks like something I take - Debi
Rod 20-Dec-2007 16:09
Thanks Lonnit & Aamm:-) Lonnit every time I do well can you call me darlin:-)
ctfchallenge20-Dec-2007 15:18
Ok, you're right here... I'll buy the justification on this. I am confused. I don't know which to look at and my eye continuously flits from line-set to line-set between the three. This creates a wonderful dynamic energy in the image. The eye simply can't rest, cycling through over and over. Why must an image ultimately rest? The point of this image is it's energy. Well done! ~ Lonnit
aam1234 20-Dec-2007 12:26
I dig this one. Like the minimalist approach here.