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Sharp at the top by Marjolein Katsma

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abstract, almere, netherlands, diagonal, circle, gray, grey, heavy metal, landing, anti-skid, anti skid, look down, metal, sharp, stairs, stairway, staircase, steps, wwpw3

A little break from the harbors series – last Saturday (2010-07-24) was the third World Wide Photo Walk, the first for me to take part. Exciting to know there were 1111 walks all over the world with a whopping 31960 registered walkers, all enjoying photography and each others’ company on the same day! I chose to take part in Almere because I’d never been there before: Jantheo was the ‘leader’ and had devised a route with the theme ‘color’. So much fun to see that even before we had reached our target area, people were shooting off in all directions, finding color and doing their own ‘thing’: the modern architecture could wait, there was water, and plants, and wall paintings, and – well – photographers! :)

A pair of shots of the stairway in a parking garage. The metal at the landing near the top was sharp – no chance of slipping here. The light is even, directly from the sky (with the sun momentarily behind a cloud): no confusing shadows like in Worn at the bottom.

Taken in Almere, Netherlands 2010-07-24
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

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Mounted print, white border

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Worn at the bottom

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  • Jennifer Hulbert-Hortman
    Jennifer Hulbe...over 4 years ago

    I love your style. Great eye to see this Marjolein. : )

  • Others like to look up, but I also look down a lot ;) Glad you like it, thanks for commenting!
    It’s not as striking as its companion image, but they are connected not just by being part of the same stairs, but also it’s this kind of landing (with the diagonal strips) throwing the shadows on those bottom steps.

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • SPFisher
    SPFisherover 4 years ago

    excellent composition

  • Thank you very much, Simone! Glad you like it. :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergover 4 years ago

    This looks cool in the black matting! Nice composition.


  • Thank you so much, Debra!
    In this case I like both black and white around it – each enhances a different aspect of the image.

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 4 years ago

    Terrific composition!!

  • Thank you, Gena – it was an unusual construction! Thanks for the fave, too!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • quickred
    quickredover 4 years ago

    Excellent Marjolein! This works well especially w/ the 4 individual pieces all coming together at different angles that keeps the image as a whole uniformed-nicely framed and captured!

  • Thank you very much for your great comment, Ron!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertover 4 years ago

    Isn’t it great how something so simple can make such interesting shots..this is cool!!!!

  • I love simple, especially the simple most people see but don’t notice… :) Thanks for your nice comment and the fave, Kim!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoabout 2 years ago

    Featured Friday 5th October 2012.
    This week’s 2nd line feature theme was Details and Patterns and your work has been immortalised at the Wall of Fame Thank you for being a part of Feature Friday!!
    Joanne and Flora

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