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CitizenM Hotel, London, England

Yes I know its another staircase :-) Anyway I found this little beauty of a staircase here in London after doing a bit of research of staircases that I have not photographed. This is a small staircase in comparison to others I have taken lately but its such a work of craftsmanship. I love the way straight bits of wood come together and form such a curvaceous staircase, its wonderful, the detailing is perfect! Believe it to not its the same wood that makes this staircase all the way up but its the placement of lighting and angles of wood that give the wood different colours and tonalities, again the architecture has really thought about the detailing when they designed this staircase.

It was a joy to work on this image, great fun. My only self criticism of this image is the bottom righthand corner where the light from the windows has beamed in causing the wood to look slightly cooler in colour in that area, I have tried to correct it as best as I can but I think the only way to completely eliminate this is to come back at night or close the blinds/curtains, which I am sure I didn't see or wasn't possible and am sure would get funny looks even if I tried lol.

Photo Details
Sony Alpha SLT-A99 / ISO100 / f/16 / 8s / Minolta AF 17-35mm F2.8-4 D @ 22mm

Software Used
Lightroom 5

Location Information
citizenM (branded citizenM) is a Dutch based hotel chain. It opened its first hotel in Amsterdam Airport in 2008, followed by one in Amsterdam City in 2009. Its first overseas hotel in Glasgow opened in 2010, followed by one in London in 2012. There are plans for further London hotels, together with Paris and New York.

The company was co-founded by Rattan Chadha and Michael Levie, and uses the slogan "affordable luxury for the people" for its hotels. The branding and logo was developed by KesselsKramer.

The public spaces of the hotels feature the "Living Room" furnished with art and iconic furniture from companies such as Vitra, and where guests check-in themselves.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CitizenM
Date: 2014-02-20 15:33:21



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Aaron Yeoman [Old Account] 2014-02-20 15:34:04
Impressive staircase abstract, excellent
DanHarrison. 2014-02-20 15:37:35
really good one ... catch eyes ♥
A.G. Photographe 2014-02-20 15:42:54
Beautiful composition!
rh89 2014-02-20 15:47:23
Fantastic compo, lines to die for, awesome!!
Sean Hartwell Photography 2014-02-20 16:10:15
That's just awesome Aaron
GlennDriver 2014-02-20 16:15:22
Sweet find Aaron, I like the tones here!!
Daniel Borg 2014-02-20 16:25:12
spirals are always interesting. Bravo my friend
AnZanov 2014-02-20 17:26:43
awesome shot ! great find
Mark Cornick LRPS 2014-02-20 17:53:46
stunning
Carlos Malvar 2014-02-20 19:27:38
awesome shot ! great !
Laurent photography 2014-02-20 19:50:29
That looks fantastic Aaron - what a staircase - great shot if it too
Giles McGarry (formerly kantryla) 2014-02-20 20:21:51
Almost like a fossilized nautillus shell.
tubblesnap 2014-02-20 20:30:04
Very eye-catching. Nice work.
Joseph Pearson Images 2014-02-20 21:58:35
An art of architecture and photography!
Sergey S Ponomarev 2014-02-20 22:05:07
Many thanks everyone! :-)
Aaron Yeoman [Old Account] 2014-02-20 22:15:37
A really good shot of this. The Glasgow CitizenM has a similar stair I photographed recently
Darrell Godliman 2014-02-21 06:20:08
Fantastic composition :)
grasp_photography 2014-02-21 16:42:04
oh yes, a real eye candy, love it !
Thierry Hudsyn 2014-02-21 19:38:21
Many thanks everyone, glad you all liked it! :-)
Aaron Yeoman [Old Account] 2014-02-21 20:41:45
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/darrellg] Really? I didn't know that it was a key feature of their hotels? They are very very nice. Will keep my eye out for them now.
Aaron Yeoman [Old Account] 2014-02-21 20:42:17
Fantastic shot, great curves and composition, great work
Edwinjones 2014-02-21 21:51:06
Stunning, beautiful composition. Great shot.
EricP2x 2014-02-22 02:01:03
awesome!perfect!
Agi - Agnieszka Lewkowicz 2014-02-25 04:19:34
Very cools :-)
Mark Sykes Photography 2014-02-26 21:06:15
Eye candy no doubt! Beautiful shot!
~~Denise~~ 2014-02-27 21:52:44
wonderful your shots like these are very inspiring.
JH Images.co.uk 2014-02-27 22:47:46
Aaron, I'd missed this...and what a stunner it is. Wonderful lines and an abstract feel to it at the same time. One of your best :-)
www.damientaylor.co.uk 2014-03-03 18:25:43
Mary Warren (9.4+ million views) 2014-03-03 22:05:28
Este es un premio desde Escaleras-Stairs, por tu aportación al Grupo!!
escaleras-stairsescaleras-stairs
FOTO VISTA EN flickr.com/groups/escaleras-stairs
javier1949 2014-03-03 23:09:46
Este es un premio desde Escaleras-Stairs, por tu aportación al Grupo!!
escaleras-stairs
FOTO VISTA EN flickr.com/groups/escaleras-stairs
Fotoristin - blick.kontakt 2014-03-04 00:47:24
Gorgeous.
David M Strom -- Mostly Off and Very Busy 2014-03-04 10:15:21
Cool composition, love it.;)

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cazadordesueños 2014-03-07 20:57:12
excellent work
olivier.jeannin 2014-03-29 02:54:05
nice one
Kombizz 2014-07-06 13:48:26
that's going to look stunning printed and framed for #Connected2015 mate, superb piece of work.
ROB KNIGHT photography 2015-01-16 18:28:27
Splendid capture, you sure did manage to catch the perfect moment.
Spangles44 The cheerful photographer!!!!! 2015-02-03 01:53:12

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