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Stairs To The Ocean Floor

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 7 January 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

PENTAX K-5 1/160 second F/9.0 ISO 1600 169 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Must have been fun designing and building that staircase !

7 Jan 2013 5:36am

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture 5***

7 Jan 2013 6:26am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb capture of this amazing place!

7 Jan 2013 7:33am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sieht nach einem beschwerlichen Aufstieg aus. Eric, sehr gut gemacht.

7 Jan 2013 8:32am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Looks like a fascinating place to visit

7 Jan 2013 8:39am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

How well I remember hurrying to those stairs to beat the incoming tide! ;D

7 Jan 2013 9:56am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Vertigineux escaliers !

7 Jan 2013 10:56am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Si tous les canyons étaient équipés comme ça ce serait triste !! :) impressionnant escalier !

7 Jan 2013 11:58am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, really cool that they have stairs like that leading down from the rocks. Cool shot, Eric!

7 Jan 2013 12:05pm

Devi from Chennai, India

That must be pretty scary !!! But loved this shot !!!!

7 Jan 2013 1:02pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Very inventive architecture for stairs. Would be nice to see an escalator there also. Beautiful !~

7 Jan 2013 1:15pm

@Phil Morris: Thank you very much Phil! With the tide rising about 60 to 70 feet this might present a problem with the electrical components! ;-))

Ann from Nelson, New Zealand

Excellent clever framing, Eric. It creates the impression that the earth pillar on the right must be absolutely enormous.

7 Jan 2013 1:58pm

@Ann: Thank you very much Ann! Yes, the drop is about 100 feet from the top to the ocean floor! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Let's go to the top!!!!

7 Jan 2013 2:01pm

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

They seems tired at the top of those amazing stairs ! Phil

7 Jan 2013 2:27pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

Another great one I think!

7 Jan 2013 3:18pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Excellent view, nice composition. great frame.

7 Jan 2013 4:19pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Ces rochers sont vraiment gigantesques! Belle image des ces escaliers encastrés entre les rochers!

7 Jan 2013 4:34pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

These stairs seems to be too small between these huge rocks : very nice find

7 Jan 2013 4:34pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

What a fun way to visit so wonderous a spot! Nicely shown here, Eric.

7 Jan 2013 4:38pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice shot but a much nicer view standing on them looking out as you've shown us Eric

7 Jan 2013 4:48pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quelle échelles en escalier avec la gorges superbe image.
Merci et amitié

7 Jan 2013 5:11pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

muy buen encuadre de estas escaleras en plena naturaleza entre las rocas!!!

7 Jan 2013 5:30pm

El pare from prepirineu, Andorra

Fantastic point of view, Eric. Well done.

7 Jan 2013 5:52pm

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

beautiful composition

7 Jan 2013 7:17pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I'm breathless just looking at this.

7 Jan 2013 7:33pm

tatar@y from France

C'est grandiose et impressionnant.

7 Jan 2013 8:31pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

That looks like quite a climb.... those rocks are so impressive. Wow!

7 Jan 2013 8:33pm

franz from Baden, Austria

beautifully framed, and a welcome element to give us a sense of proportion!
i remember rushing to get on those stairs before the tide came in ...

7 Jan 2013 8:36pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Just a magnificent perspective and angle, Eric...superb view..The one who designed it, does he now get to use an elevator? As reward?

7 Jan 2013 9:03pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I wouldn't want to try to go up and down without those stairs!

7 Jan 2013 9:45pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

This is really good because it gives us a sense of the scale of those rocks -- massive!

7 Jan 2013 10:05pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great shot and excellent framing of this impressive staircase ...

7 Jan 2013 10:28pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Amazing scenery

7 Jan 2013 11:28pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

dynamite capture

7 Jan 2013 11:49pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Impressive setting and great shot !

8 Jan 2013 12:10am

@Rafael: Thank you very much Rafael and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic image! What a great place to put the stairs! Beautiful!

8 Jan 2013 1:05am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful. Beautiful capture of these lovely stairs. Great shot, Eric! :)

8 Jan 2013 3:23am

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

is a very good picture!! very good where the angle can took as naturalezay apresiar entire construction of the ladder. I guess it's interesting that the temperature changes at different temperatures and humidity as the rocks below present a beautiful green color. a very good picture and interesting. a big kiss . alejandra

8 Jan 2013 3:27am

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

What a great find Eric! Nice detail and a great sense of scale.

8 Jan 2013 4:43am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien cadré où je les monterais bien

8 Jan 2013 9:50am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Practical,well thought..good idea...lovely shot

13 Jan 2013 4:48pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Excellent capture of the whole thing one must fight with: the stairs!
I'd never manage...but I have your photo!!!

20 Jan 2013 2:33pm

1/160 second
ISO 1600
169 mm (35mm equiv.)