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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 324: "Stairway to Heaven". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2011-07-20 8:00:49 AM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Stairway to Heaven"

: Photograph stairs or steps. Note: Stairs must be at human scale and intended for human use.

We ask that before submitting your photos you read and adhere to the following submission rules, including but not limited to the following:

- Submissions must be photographs; screen captures do not count as photographs.
- You must be the original photographer of your entry. Do not submit anyone else's photography as your own.
- You are only allowed to enter a photograph once. Do not submit the same photo to another contest later.
- You may enter 3 photos in each contest as long as each photo is of a different composition.
- Please post each photo separately so they can be voted for individually.

Please note:

The overarching ideal behind Farktography is that image corrections are acceptable, while adding or removing elements in the image (e.g. removing telephone poles, adding Elvis) is not acceptable. HDR, stitching, or otherwise combining exposures in post processing are not allowed unless specified for a particular theme (multiple exposures done in-camera are acceptable, however). See the rules for more information on acceptable modifications, or check in at the Farktography Forums.

Legal: All photographers submitting photos to this contest are the legal copyright holders for the photos submitted and the photos are not to be considered free for any other use without written consent from the submitting photographers.

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Quabbin Reservoir Spillway

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"Bob Discovers Whom Is Buried In Grant's Tomb"

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MoMA Stairs

Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY

Bigr at Flickr

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Bisbee, Az
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"Hells Kitchen"

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Abandoned Stairs

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Brown's Race, Rochester, NY

2011-07-20 8:02:11 PM  
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Gillette Castle Garden Stairs
Haddam, CT

Click for Flickr.

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2011-07-20 8:02:34 PM  
Stairway to Heaven

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Steps to the hospital site at the Manzanar Japanese Internment Camp, Owens Valley, CA
2011-07-20 8:02:35 PM  

Tempe, Az
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"Beneath the Tower Stair"

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Ranger-Provided Steps on Mt. Ampersand, Adirondacks, NY

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Tower Stairs
Inside 165 ft. tall Groton Memorial Tower

Click for Flickr.

2011-07-20 8:03:12 PM  

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Liberty Upskirt

So THAT's what she wears under her toga!

Bigr at Flickr

Mods: please delete my 2011-07-20 08:00:40 PM entry. I jumped the gun on the boobies.
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Going Uuuuup!

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Most complex fire escape ever?

Click for Flickr.

2011-07-20 8:03:39 PM Full Size

At a Barge (Erie) Canal Gate, Rochester, NY

2011-07-20 8:03:46 PM  
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Scotty's Spiral Staircase

Spiral staircase at Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park, California.

2011-07-20 8:04:30 PM  

Bisbee, Az
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Bisbee, Arizona

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Statehouse Staircase

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Downward Spiral

Fort Griswold Massacre Monument, Groton CT

Bigr at Flickr

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Back Stairs

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Old Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
2011-07-20 8:05:27 PM Full Size

The scene of the crime.
40 years ago, I got in trouble on a high school field trip for sliding down this railing.
Immediately after I took this picture, I did it again. Eat it, Mr. Beck.

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I came down these steps with my new husband many years ago.
2011-07-20 8:05:53 PM  
Up to Vernal Falls, Yosemite
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2011-07-20 8:06:03 PM Full Size

The staircase between the House of Commons and the Prime Minister's Office, the Canadian Parliament Building in Ottawa
2011-07-20 8:06:05 PM  
First Step's a Doozy... Full Size

Similar to another shot I've done, but a new one from today.
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Art Museum Escalators

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No Elevator Here
Pine Mountain Ski Jump

2011-07-20 8:06:33 PM  
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Rosslyn Metro

Escalator descending down to the Rosslyn Metro Station in Rosslyn, Virginia.

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Truly the stairway to heaven. Ocean at the bottom, moon, stars and sun are at the top.
Must be seen bigger to be appreciated (new window)
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Light and Dark Full Size
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Up to the Light

2011-07-20 8:10:38 PM Full Size

"Where the Sidewalk Ends"

There was some erosion...
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Fark won't let me post any bigger so here's a Link (new window) to my Flickr page.
These are the steps going up to the platform where we used to catch the train. No trains stop here anymore. :-(
2011-07-20 8:11:35 PM Full Size

Stairway at Opera House
This is a stairway at the bottom of the Sydney Opera house leading from the lobby down to the street entrance. 1/3, Pops.

2011-07-20 8:12:31 PM Full Size

Escher's beach stairs
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Banff Springs Staircase Fun
My brother has fun coming down the stairs to the basement of the Banff Springs Hotel during our night of exploration of the castle. 2/3, Pops.

2011-07-20 8:13:22 PM  
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Dam Stairs

Maintenance stairway on the Coolidge Dam, near Globe, Arizona.
(note...different image from the one I used in "Frankly, My Deer, I Don't Give a Dam".)

2011-07-20 8:13:42 PM  
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There used to be a building at the top of the stairs, but it burned down long ago leaving just the steps.
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Banff Springs Lobby
This staircase leads from the lobby of the Banff Springs Hotel to the second floor, and is an impressive sight when you enter the hotel. 3/3, Pops.

2011-07-20 8:21:28 PM Full Size

Step right up. It's a Geologic Fold!

Link (new window)

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Link (new window)

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Puppy-Printed Steps

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Jumping Off Steps

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Running Up Steps

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DSC_1388 by, on Flickr

Lens Flare

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Bret Harte Hotel
Deer View, CA
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Dizzy on the steps out of the Gravitron

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Maritime Park, San Francisco

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Pretend Stairs!

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/or maybe they are stairs for really skinny people...
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holga lens on Canon20D
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Sterling Opera House, Derby, CT
2011-07-21 12:02:21 AM  

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Stairs leading to the New River from the abandoned Kay Moor coal mine in West Virginia
(See my B-sides for a view looking up from the bottom)

Pops to my site where you can view larger or my B-sides

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Lone Tower
Seeing Taipei 101 for the first time will take you off-guard. It looks like a small skyscraper alone in a flat city until you get closer. It was the tallest building in the world from 2004-2010, but the lack of surrounding competitors takes away from its true height. More buildings begin to grow around it today, but it is still a fledgling cityscape.

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Cracked stairs in Shan Yi, Taiwan

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Blue Stairs
A stairway illuminated in blue, surrounded by small pools of water also illuminated blue. Directly behind this is a view of Taipei 101.

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2011-07-21 12:14:06 AM  
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This church was struck by lightning, knocking chunks of stone off the roof. Big chunks, which caused damage when they collided with the building and stairs. I wonder how they explain that one to the congregation?
2011-07-21 12:22:26 AM  
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The Wyndham Union Station - Nashville
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View before performing at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy

2011-07-21 12:31:42 AM  
1/3 -- my boxer, not happy with the looming ascent after 2 days of hiking in sub-freezing temps Full Size
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2/3 -- Wes Craven's "The Stormtrooper Under the Stairs" Full Size
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Looking Up by Mista Sparkle, on Flickr
Pops to Flickr

2011-07-21 12:35:58 AM  
3/3 -- house burned down; mailbox left on porch steps; barn left standing Full Size
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Falls Park
Greenville, SC
Flickr it (new window)

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Flickr it (new window)

2011-07-21 12:40:16 AM  
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Fire lookout at Mormon Lake, AZ

2011-07-21 12:44:22 AM  
I took this at Blarney Castle in Ireland in 2001. One of my favorites.

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Flickr it (new window)

2011-07-21 1:12:48 AM  
Don't run... steep drop ahead! Full Size
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Thanks for the reminder, olavf.
2011-07-21 1:39:23 AM Full Size

Those labels are warning you to not climb up the wrong side when it's set up as an extension ladder. Of course, at the ladder's full length those labels would be 8 feet off the ground. Perhaps they should just read "If you can read this, JUMP!"
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First day of school. Big step.

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Julien Dubuque Grave. Dubuque, Iowa

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(These are my first Farktography entries ever, btw. Yay!)

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Satsop, WA
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Machu Picchu ruins from below
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Not so much a stairway, but a ladder...
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Basura Sagrada, 2008
Definitely the stairway to heaven for some people... the double helix staircase let people go up and down at the same time.
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Up and Down

This is the "after" shot . Before is here : Link (new window)

biggr on flickr
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Sure, if heaven is is giant shiny metal ball...

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2011-07-21 3:51:19 AM  
Eroded Beach Path at Carmel, Ca
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Parco Talon, Italy (a little bigger)
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The steps to the Marie Elisabeth Luders Haus, Berlin Germany Full Size
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Stairway inside the Bokor Hill Station casino, Kampot Cambodia Full Size
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The Initiatic Well in Quinta de Regaleira, Sintra Portugal Full Size
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Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Abstract Stairs
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I was working in this store. The color of marble of these stairs combined with the lighting made them look like they were made from cheddar cheese.
2011-07-21 10:12:12 AM Full Size

Fire escape in Chicago.
2011-07-21 1:05:17 PM  
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Stairs on a hike path in Feldkirch, Austria
2011-07-21 7:34:53 PM Full Size

The Culver Stairs, Culver City, CA.
Slightly bigger at flickr.
2011-07-22 2:41:07 AM Full Size

The spiral stairs inside the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.

It's quite a climb, and many visitors struggled. There is a small 'lounge' area at the top for people to recover before they're ready to enter the visitor level and the roof.

The actual lighting was quite dim. I brightened up the shot a bit in Photoshop to be able to make out detail.

Here's the flickr link (new window)
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stairs to the next life
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My porch steps during the beginning of the Snowpocolypse
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