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© Eric Sayah
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UploadedNovember 28, 2007
TakenOctober 19, 2007
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D200
Exposure1/80 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length11 mm
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Granitz hunting lodge on Ruegen Island - Baltic Sea, Germany. The dizzingly cast-iron staircase leads to the tower’s viewing platform. A mounted eagle suspended from the ceiling seems to be gliding across the void.

© Eric Sayah

78 responses

  • Kaki J. Luitjens

    Kaki J. Luitjens said (27 Nov 2007):

    Very cool! Great choice in b/w.

  • paul moore

    paul moore gave props (27 Nov 2007):

    this is amazing

  • Frederic Frognier

    Frederic Frognier (Deleted) said (27 Nov 2007):

    Awesome. I don't find any other word...

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (28 Nov 2007):

    Karin, Paul, Frédéric, Linda & and all who faved this: Thank you!!

  • Chris Byrne

    Chris Byrne gave props (28 Nov 2007):

    nice!this has a great feel to it.

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (29 Nov 2007):

    Eric!!! This is an incredible image!! I am speechless....that doesn't happen often. ;) Beautiful work yet again.

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (1 Dec 2007):

    Thank you, Chris, Laura & Aaron!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (1 Dec 2007):


  • Chua Siew Peng(cherlyn)

    Chua Siew Peng(cherlyn) said (3 Dec 2007):

    The point of view is excellent, so well exposed to using the liited sunlight to bring out the interior's depth. That eagle is the winning element here, its like real.

  • Rogerio de Freitas

    Rogerio de Freitas said (3 Dec 2007):

    Hipnotic and beautiful.

  • Kathryn Hitt

    Kathryn Hitt (Deleted) gave props (7 Dec 2007):

    Sure to be a favorite!

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (7 Dec 2007):

    Your great comments are much appreciated, Ronnie, Chua, Rogério and Kathrin!

  • paul moore

    paul moore gave props (7 Dec 2007):

    definately voted! amazing capture.

  • Vicky Reichow

    Vicky Reichow said (8 Dec 2007):

    Out of a dream! Looks like great tonal values too! Wonderful picture. Thanks.

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (8 Dec 2007):

    Many, many thanks, Paul, Suzette and Vicky!

  • Jodie Andrefski

    Jodie Andrefski gave props (9 Dec 2007):

    Simply fantastic. Like something from Hitchcock or Poe.

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (9 Dec 2007):

    I'm glad you like it, Jodie - thank you!

  • Kelsey C

    Kelsey C said (9 Dec 2007):

    amazing photo! im getting dizzy just looking at this...

  • Ashe Johnson

    Ashe Johnson gave props (10 Dec 2007):

    I absolutely love this!

  • Roberto Papa

    Roberto Papa said (11 Dec 2007):

    this is very amazing Eric, also for split-second, i think. Anyway you got my vote

  • Anthony Mingo

    Anthony Mingo gave props (11 Dec 2007):

    Great shot! Not sure if I could walk those stairs though.

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (11 Dec 2007):

    Thanx, Kelsey, Ashe, Roberto, Omar & Anthony!

  • Kyle Spears

    Kyle Spears gave props (12 Dec 2007):

    beautiful! take away the bird it's still great, with becomes magical

  • Manon Paradis

    Manon Paradis (Deleted) said (14 Dec 2007):

    wow - what a great moment captured!

  • Gary Fudge

    Gary Fudge (Deleted) gave props (15 Dec 2007):


  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (16 Dec 2007):

    Kyle, Manon & Gary - thank you!

  • Anton Stocker

    Anton Stocker gave props (17 Dec 2007):

    Seriously Noir - great Job, man!

  • warren massey

    warren massey gave props (27 Dec 2007):

    NOW this fits the theme!!! got my vote

  • Noe Todorovich

    Noe Todorovich gave props (30 Dec 2007):

    Great shot...definitely fits the theme.

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (3 Jan 2008):

    THANKS for comments, faves and votes, Anton, Warren & Noe!!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (5 Jan 2008):

    Brilliant image! voted.

  • A.L. Canterbury

    A.L. Canterbury (Deleted) said (7 Jan 2008):

    wow! this is awesome. the spiraling stairs almost look like an infinite abyss.

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (9 Jan 2008):

    nice pic..props,props,props

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (13 Jan 2008):

    Thank you Marie, Alexis, A.L. and Sherry!

  • sandra davis

    sandra davis said (15 Jan 2008):

    such an amazing photograph.

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (15 Jan 2008):

    Yep! Pretty darn good image! Way to SEE what's there! And not there.

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (18 Jan 2008):

    Thanks, Sandra & Richard!

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (28 Jan 2008):

    Many thanks, Aaron - much appreciated!

  • Sandi Szauter

    Sandi Szauter gave props (6 Feb 2008):

    the best I've seen yet for the Noir theme! WOW!

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (7 Feb 2008):

    Sandi: THANKS! : )

  • Aaron Ziltener

    Aaron Ziltener gave props (15 Feb 2008):

    Incredible image! Well done!

  • Slimeface

    Slimeface said (9 May 2008):

    Only superb!

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (16 May 2008):

    Much appreciated, Aaron, Dawn, Nicole, *Slimeface & Tony!

  • quinlan

    quinlan (Deleted) said (18 May 2008):

    Creepy and exciting, technically perfect..!

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (24 May 2008):

    Quinlan, thank you!

  • Bonnie Blanton

    Bonnie Blanton (Deleted) said (24 May 2008):

    I saw this in the last issue and loved it. Great shot and so interesting!

  • Luis Carvalhão

    Luis Carvalhão gave props (25 May 2008):


  • Sarah Hawkins

    Sarah Hawkins gave props (27 May 2008):

    I quite fancy this shot. Incredible perspective. lovely.

  • Stephen Churchman

    Stephen Churchman said (10 Jun 2008):

    simply gorgeous!

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (4 Aug 2008):

    Thank you Bonnie, Luis, Sarah + Stephen!

  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells said (13 Sep 2008):

    Un beau jour ou peut-être une nuit
    Près d'un lac je m'étais endormie
    Quand soudain, semblant crever le ciel
    Et venant de nulle part,
    Surgit un aigle noir.
    Lentement, les ailes déployées,
    Lentement, je le vis tournoyer
    Près de moi, dans un bruissement d'ailes,
    Comme tombé du ciel
    L'oiseau vint se poser.
    Il avait les yeux couleur rubis
    Et des plumes couleur de la nuit
    À son front, brillant de mille feux,
    L'oiseau roi couronné
    Portait un diamant bleu.
    De son bec, il a touché ma joue
    Dans ma main, il a glissé son cou
    C'est alors que je l'ai reconnu
    Surgissant du passé
    Il m'était revenu.
    Dis l'oiseau, o dis, emmène-moi
    Retournons au pays d'autrefois
    Comme avant, dans mes rêves d'enfant,
    Pour cueillir en tremblant
    Des étoiles, des étoiles.
    Comme avant, dans mes rêves d'enfant,
    Comme avant, sur un nuage blanc,
    Comme avant, allumer le soleil,
    Être faiseur de pluie
    Et faire des merveilles.
    L'aigle noir dans un bruissement d'ailes
    Prit son vol pour regagner le ciel
    Quatre plumes, couleur de la nuit,
    Une larme, ou peut-être un rubis
    J'avais froid, il ne me restait rien
    L'oiseau m'avait laissée
    Seule avec mon chagrin
    Un beau jour, ou était-ce une nuit
    Près d'un lac je m'étais endormie
    Quand soudain, semblant crever le ciel,
    Et venant de nulle part
    Surgit un aigle noir.

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (14 Sep 2008):

    Merci beaucoup pour le poème magnifique, Pilar!! Ca me fait très plaisir que cette image t'inspire.

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    Superb work!!

  • Sarah Terokowskie

    Sarah Terokowskie gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Amazing shot.

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (7 Dec 2008):

    Thank you Stephen and Sarah!

  • Lill-Veronica Skoglund

    Lill-Veronica Skoglund (Deleted) said (14 Dec 2008):

    Wow, so cool.

  • Sebastian Rocha V.

    Sebastian Rocha V. said (17 Jan 2009):

    love the perspective

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (15 Feb 2009):

    Love it :) well done

  • Jill Pendley

    Jill Pendley gave props (22 Feb 2009):

    Very cool point of view...almost makes you dizzy.

  • Ariel Peters

    Ariel Peters (Deleted) gave props (24 Feb 2009):

    Reminds me of The Crow...very awesome shot

  • Case Woo

    Case Woo said (21 Jun 2009):


  • Reiss Cleal

    Reiss Cleal gave props (22 Sep 2009):


  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    incredible image - wow!

  • alex ringer

    alex ringer said (7 Dec 2009):

    I can't believe this is true. No doubt it's a winner. Eric.

  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (10 Dec 2009):

    Good Lord this is the king of all photos! I would love to have something like this in my portfolio!! :) Well done

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (1 Apr 2010):


  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (24 Apr 2010):

    Excellent b&w image. Congratulations!

  • Tom Mertens

    Tom Mertens gave props (24 Oct 2010):

    Very cool!!

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff   said (8 Nov 2010):

    That Eagle had me fooled! Great shot!

  • riverS

    riverS (Deleted) gave props (25 Nov 2010):


  • Lori D'Ambrosio

    Lori D'Ambrosio gave props (20 Jun 2011):

    I love the spiral and the mounted eagle adds a whole new dimension. nice work.

  • Tanvi

    Tanvi said (7 Jul 2011):

    great composition! love the amazing sense of depth.

  • Fabiola Alvarez

    Fabiola Alvarez gave props (18 Jul 2011):


  • Amanda Garrett

    Amanda Garrett (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2011):

    Speechless, this really is a stunning photograph.

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (7 Jul 2012):

    Absolutely fabulous!

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah said (7 Jul 2012):

    Thank you! Your comments and faves are appreciated.

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (8 Jul 2012):

    Amazing image! Well deserved being published...

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