Amazing Ceilings - Photography Contest [30 entries]


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When we're inside, most of us don't bother to look up. But if we did, we might see some amazing things covering our heads. There might be a glass ceiling, a boat's ceiling or other unexpected forms.

Your job in this contest is simple. Find an unusual ceiling and take a shot of it. You can shoot any ceiling other than brick. Good luck!

For reference, this might help clarify the guidelines here:

A ceiling is an overhead interior surface that bounds ("ceils") the upper limit of a room. It is generally not a structural element, but a finished surface concealing the underside of the floor or roof structure above.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: Lamantine

cocor: Welcome sacred simplicity! I was getting tired of puzzling contest rules which required hairs to be split! Well done Lamantine! ( 5 years and 2778 days ago )
Lamantine: thanks ( 5 years and 2778 days ago )
cocor: Question for the Mods: a shot that was removed from a contest can be used in another contest? Tks ( 5 years and 2778 days ago )
Contest Moderator: yes, if it is not already in your profile portfolio, you can use it! ( 5 years and 2777 days ago )
workhorse0graphics: Ok, now we have arguments on is or is not a glass dome is a ceiling if shot from the inside or is it just the roof and does not qualify in this contest.Webster's II defines a celiling as "the upper surface of a room." I have a photo of a greenhouse from the inside I would like to enter, but don't want to if it is going to be off contest. ( 5 years and 2775 days ago )
adeincyprus: a ceiling is the upper inside limit of a room, ceiling the room from the roof, or upper floor. A greenhouse has a roof, not a celing......a covering over a building made from glass is a roof!.......any covering over a building that does not have a ceiling is a roof!....even the Cystine Chapel has a void between the ceiling and the roof!..... ( 5 years and 2775 days ago )

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King's College Chapel - created by maclu2iaf

Kings College Chapel
Favs: 5SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/30Score: 67.9% (38)15419 views

King's College Chapel is one of the most iconic buildings in the world, and is a splendid example of late Gothic (Perpendicular) architecture. It was started in 1446 by Henry VI (1421-71) and took over a century to build. It has the largest fan vault ceiling in the world and some of the finest medieval stained glass. (5 years and 2778 days ago)

The Capitol - created by locksmagic

The Capitol
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/30Score: 67.7% (33)11938 views

I didn't think I could find an amazing ceiling in my area, little did I know that this one was two blocks from where I go to college! (5 years and 2771 days ago)

Gold - created by wind

Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/30Score: 64.4% (25)11041 views

(5 years and 2771 days ago)

metal and glass - created by roon

metal and glass
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/30Score: 62.1% (20)11733 views

(5 years and 2777 days ago)

St. Peter's Dome - created by patty

St. Peters Dome
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/30Score: 61.9% (15)11813 views

Roma (5 years and 2777 days ago)