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© Deborah Downes
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Photo Info
UploadedJune 16, 2009
TakenApril 4, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/60 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18 mm
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I felt like an ant looking up this stairway leading to the Sienese fortification of Massa Marittima, a beautiful Tuscan village. Though I'd climbed steeper and far longer stairways in Italy than this one, a sprained ankle held me back from attempting to climb more than I had to take this shot.

47 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    This is a fantastic POV!! Great shot! I am so sorry about your ankle.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    Hope your ankle is better, very nice comp and pov. LuvIt. dp

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    Feel Better! Excellent P.O.V.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    Thanks for your comments and concern. Should have mentioned I took this shot back in April. I'm once again climbing lots of steep stairs.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    Wow....looks like they go on forever! Great shot, Deborah!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    You got a fantastic shot despite your ankle I hope that it is better really soon!!!!!!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    This is a fantastic POV, making it perfect for the theme. Take good care of your ankle. Sometimes it takes awhile to completely heal.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    I am glad your ankle is doing better! In spite of your sprained ankle at the time you shot a fabulous image.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (17 Jun 2009):

    Well entered..

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (17 Jun 2009):

    Travel guide ready!! Beautiful image... wonderful perspective!! WINNER!!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (17 Jun 2009):

    Your perspective here is wonderful!!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (18 Jun 2009):

    Super shot, Deborah! That is some climb and the tiny people at the top really give a scale as to how far that really is. Well done. Hope your ankle feels better.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (20 Jun 2009):

    excellent POV!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (20 Jun 2009):

    Excellent capture!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (21 Jun 2009):

    Fabulous!! I love your POV and I love this shot!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (21 Jun 2009):

    Great entry and that's A LOT OF STEPS!!!!!!! Sorry to hear that you had a sprained ankle.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    Poor little ant will never make it to the top...awesome composition and entry!

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    I agree with everyone great entry Deborah :)

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (6 Aug 2011):

    Excellent dof and pov---Great variety of lines and colour

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (17 Oct 2011):

    super POV and shot! sorry about your ankle.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (27 Jan 2012):

    Came to back to vote!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Jan 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (28 Jan 2012):


  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (31 Jan 2012):

    voted! nice view for all of us!


    JOE FAILK gave props (31 Jan 2012):


  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (31 Jan 2012):

    My vote!!!

  • MªTeresa Barreda Royo

    MªTeresa Barreda Royo gave props (31 Jan 2012):

    Egregious !!!! voted

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (1 Feb 2012):

    Once again I came back to vote!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (1 Feb 2012):

    Wonderful, Deborah!! My vote!!! :)))

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (1 Feb 2012):

    So remarkable. Deserving of careful inspection!

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (2 Feb 2012):


  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (2 Feb 2012):


  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    An outstanding image and theme entry! Very well done.You have my vote!

  • stuart s

    stuart s gave props (3 Feb 2012):


  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (4 Feb 2012):

    love this perspective! voted.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (5 Feb 2012):

    Oh Deb. Hope the ankle is much better! This is such a great pov!! The people in the distance do look tiny! Nice shooting girl!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (5 Feb 2012):


  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (6 Feb 2012):


  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (9 Feb 2012):

    lovely shot and Vote!!!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    Great lines and textures!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (17 Feb 2012):

    Great POV, love these back allies. Thanks for sharing you're images with us that we would probably never see but seeing through you're lovely images is like a travel itinerary ☺

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (20 Feb 2012):

    My vote, this is great !

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (24 Feb 2012):


  • Ken O'Brien

    Ken O'Brien gave props (7 Mar 2012):


  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (9 Mar 2012):

    Excellent entry! I wish to visit this beautiful place one day!

  • Adriana Carezzoli

    Adriana Carezzoli gave props (31 Mar 2012):

    il mio voto!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (1 Apr 2012):


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