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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D60
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10/500 second
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F/4.8
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30 mm
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200
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Sep 9, 2009, 11:13:27 AM
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Escape Plan by Beerends Escape Plan by Beerends
If I were on the top floor I'm sure I'd end up burning up if there were a fire. Heights are not my friend.

Desaturated, and added a grain in Photoshop, attempting to make it look more like an old photo. It worked for the upper-half, not so sure about the rest.

Taken in Chicago.

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maxlake2 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Piet,

I'm with you on this one.  I've always been terrified of fire escapes.  You just reminded me of a Pulitzer Prize winning photo by Stanley Forman from the mid-1970s:  www.stanleyformanphotos.com/pu…  That photo led to enhanced fire safety regulations in the US.

 

Great shot!

Richard

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Beerends Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Oh wow. That photo is insane/terrible. A great shot, but you get me.

Thanks!
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maxlake2 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, it is a very disturbing photo.  Yet it helped bring awareness to the need for greater fire escape inspection and safety standards.
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:iconbeerends:
Beerends Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
At least it caused some positive change.
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:iconmaxlake2:
maxlake2 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
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GregHodge Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
That thing looks like it barely supports it's own weight! If a hundred people ran out on it all at once.... :iconfallingplz::iconfallingplz::iconfallingplz::iconfallingplz::iconfallingplz:
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HorstSchmier Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Indeed, there must be a plan ...;-)
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xpsuedoxangelx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this one! There's something so magical about fire escapes...
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:iconbeerends:
Beerends Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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:iconpolarextremesstudio:
PolarExtremesStudio Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
that is sensational
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:iconbeerends:
Beerends Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the kind words! Glad you like it.
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ErinMariel Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this photo in my journal! [link]
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:iconbeerends:
Beerends Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you, it's much appreciated!
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donnasueb Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Oh my gosh! The perspective is awe inspiring. I feel as if I am actually standing below!
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:iconbeerends:
Beerends Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot for the nice comment!
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Ragnar949 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
very, very nice.
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:iconbeerends:
Beerends Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks again! Cheers!
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Dxt85 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Good work!
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:iconbeerends:
Beerends Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. :)
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:icondxt85:
Dxt85 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
You're welcome!
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Savaliste Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
I've featured this deviation on my page for the whole week ;)
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:iconbeerends:
Beerends Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
Oh cool, thank you! It means a lot. Cheers!
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:iconsavaliste:
Savaliste Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
:w00t:my pleasure I really love it
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Savaliste Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
:wow:love it
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:iconbeerends:
Beerends Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the comment. Glad you like it! :)
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SpinningStarshine Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Really like how you held the visual concept together through the title--but is the off-balancing lines on the left intentional?
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Beerends Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Intententional as far as there being another building there haha. Other than contrast and grain I didn't alter the image, and gret to like that half was different. There was no way for it to be symmetrical(something I often do) anyway with the steps being the way they are.

Thanks a lot for the comment. :)
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SpinningStarshine Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student General Artist
:giggle: I see. Thanks for your reply. =) Always nice having a conversation with the artist.
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KarelSopek Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Good picture, I like it :)
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:iconbeerends:
Beerends Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot for the comment and like. :)
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nekoitamichan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this one is cool too
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:iconbeerends:
Beerends Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! Going to get a bunch of prints of this sucker made soon(and a lot of others), I love it too much.
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SnowKuki Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is epic! Is it a real building?? I'd hate to be stuck on the top floor...
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:iconbeerends:
Beerends Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hahaha yeah I agree. Yep, a real building in Chicago. Thanks a lot for the fave!
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Dynnnad Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Beautiful perspective, a really nice photo!
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:iconbeerends:
Beerends Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :)
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Lunox-baik Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
hey!
i saw this some month ago and now i'm really happy to found it again =)
great work!
:thumbsup:
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:iconbeerends:
Beerends Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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Kasperionis Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
O! Superb!
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:iconbeerends:
Beerends Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot for the comment! :)
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AngelDiesel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Amazing !!!!!!!!
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Beerends Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it!
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EarthandAir49 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
That's not an escape plan. That's a we-need-to-pass-safety-inspections plan. That would make a wonderful jungle gym though!
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:iconbeerends:
Beerends Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Haha yeah it would probably collapse when it was most needed, rust everywhere.

Thanks a lot for the comment and the fave! :)
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EarthandAir49 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
I can see it now. "Quick honey, the hall's blocked with smoke! Get out onto the fire escape!" *creak* *creak* *sqeeeeee* *crack*
It would just be a symphony of the high pitched grating of metal on metal. And then a series of splats and crashes.

Hey, no problem, it's a great shot!
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Beerends Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
Haha thanks.

I should have photoshopped some people plummeting to their doom, might have added a lot, methinks. Oh and rust and smoke everywhere, of course.
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EarthandAir49 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
That would be lovely!
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Crazy-San Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Wauw, isn't there an elevator? xD
Omg.. imagine if you would life there, on top xD
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:iconbeerends:
Beerends Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hehe I'm sure there's an elevator. I didn't look inside. I HOPE there's one, anyway. :\
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xxchemicalX Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
ohh i simply love this one. the contrast is stunning. definitly a fav.
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