The Downward Spiral

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© Brian Betteridge
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 17, 2009
TakenAugust 14, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D40
Exposure1/160 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length55 mm
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Q: I've noticed that five of my uploads have " Hot" in front of the caption. Why are they caterogized that way ?

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42 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

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

    WOW! This is fantastic!!

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (16 Aug 2009):

    did you catch any ghosts? fab shot! creepy!

  • Charles

    Charles (Deleted) gave props (17 Aug 2009):

    B&w is the only way to go at this great...and creepy place.

  • Michael Adams

    Michael Adams gave props (18 Aug 2009):

    Great shot! I really like the title on this...

  • John Sappo

    John Sappo said (18 Aug 2009):

    Great images! Love the spooky themes, and your decay shots... keep it up!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (18 Aug 2009):

    Yep...this is just mind-bogglingly good!

  • Tom Zmuda

    Tom Zmuda gave props (18 Aug 2009):

    Well done !

  • Oriel Banne

    Oriel Banne gave props (22 Aug 2009):

    lovely shot

  • torthebrave

    torthebrave (Deleted) said (27 Aug 2009):

    very nice! I love the atmosphere and the black and white fits so nicely to make it have a gritty tone. A new fav for sure!

  • Dan Lavric

    Dan Lavric (Deleted) said (7 Sep 2009):

    Good,good,good one !!!! Wonderful capture ,and lights and shadows, very precised balanced !!!

  • Pierre Simard

    Pierre Simard gave props (7 Sep 2009):

    great black and white contrast, nice location, got my vote ;)

  • Pete Weiss

    Pete Weiss gave props (16 Sep 2009):

    Great contrasts and composition!

  • Manon Boily

    Manon Boily (Deleted) gave props (18 Sep 2009):

    a real great shot! I love the dramatic mood in there. the contrast and the light are amazing! well done!

  • racheriu silviu

    racheriu silviu said (18 Sep 2009):

    nice one

  • Eleanor Caputo

    Eleanor Caputo said (19 Sep 2009):

    Nice shot with great depth.

  • ina:botao

    ina:botao (Deleted) said (21 Sep 2009):

    excellent shot of that space...voted!

  • Michael Behlen

    Michael Behlen said (26 Sep 2009):

    Great conversion!

  • J.C. Collier

    J.C. Collier gave props (26 Sep 2009):

    Your use of dynamic symmetry is spot on. Nice.

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (28 Sep 2009):

    I hear they give good ghost tours there...

  • Stefi Failk

    Stefi Failk (Deleted) gave props (30 Sep 2009):

    what else is there to say except WOW

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (5 Oct 2009):

    Great shot!!!!!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) gave props (10 Oct 2009):


  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (16 Oct 2009):


  • Alexandru Balan

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  • Ed Puskas

    Ed Puskas gave props (19 Oct 2009):

    Wonderful mono, great comp and dof!

  • Michael Griffey

    Michael Griffey gave props (19 Oct 2009):

    Very cool and very eerie!!!

  • Kristina Gale

    Kristina Gale gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    Gorgeous! Voted!

  • Trevor Knapp

    Trevor Knapp said (27 Oct 2009):

    I like this photo, but it just seems burned out from sharpening the image.

  • Dennis Hanson

    Dennis Hanson (Deleted) gave props (2 Nov 2009):

    Nothing I can but Great B & W

  • Chelsea Rising

    Chelsea Rising gave props (4 Nov 2009):

    Great lighting & image, voted!

  • Heaven Man

    Heaven Man gave props (24 Nov 2009):

    Excellent YES here!!

  • Lon Casler Bixby

    Lon Casler Bixby   gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    Niiice - Voted ;o)

  • Renee Rocole

    Renee Rocole gave props (4 Dec 2009):

    Love it!!!!!!!!!

  • Samuel Zanti

    Samuel Zanti gave props (12 Dec 2009):

    Great shot...voted...

  • Fernando Villalobos

    Fernando Villalobos said (1 Jan 2010):

    Nice perspective, good contrast..i am still missing a subject walking in the backgroun (very personal).. anyhow, great capture.

  • Ted Ray

    Ted Ray gave props (5 Jan 2010):

    nice perspective

  • Matthew Tagerty

    Matthew Tagerty said (17 Jan 2010):

    That is crazy i was looking at a picture of mine from eastern state pen and this is what was spotlighting

  • D. Smetana

    D. Smetana gave props (13 Apr 2010):

    I see you have been there, too. Nice shot...

  • Diana M

    Diana M (Deleted) gave props (4 Jul 2010):

    great shot, title fits perfectly

  • Monique Guilbault

    Monique Guilbault (Deleted) said (4 Sep 2010):

    Stunning perspective. beautifull in B&W.

  • Emanuela Bracaglia

    Emanuela Bracaglia said (23 Nov 2010):

    very interesting!

  • michael murphy

    michael murphy (Deleted) gave props (17 Jan 2011):


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