‘Liège - White splendor in the night’
This is my third (and last) picture of the railway station of Liège-Guillemins.
I had some fun with the framework :) and wonder what you think of it. I expect me to comments such as ‘The frame demands too much attention’.
It's just something that I've tried. And basically, I find that it shows what I wanted to demonstrate: At nighttime the design by Calatrava turns the new station into a large, white, bright, magnificent building surrounded by darkness.
The railway station of Liège-Guillemins is designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. It was officially opened on September 18, 2009.
It has 9 tracks and 5 platforms (three of 450 m and two of 350 m). The station is made of steel, glass and white concrete. It includes a monumental arch, 160 metres long and 32 metres high.
Information from Wikipedia.
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serp2000 (29632) 2013-01-20 22:39
Very creative frame,
Fine low point of view,
I likethe title too.
Romano46 (5988) 2013-01-21 3:38
un'altra bella variante del tuo soggetto preferito.
TRovo audace, me nello stesso tempo piacevole la cornice obliqua, mentre, come tuo solito gestione della luce, nitidezza e luminosità sono ai massimi.
mjw364 (4038) 2013-01-21 4:28
Well I don't agree with you that people might think that the frame demands too much attention. I actually think this frame makes the image work better than it would without it. Also, in my images I sometimes use a tilted or twisted POV to emphasise the lines and shapes of a subject and as such what you have done here is no different than that and people actually comment that my POV's are creative or original - as is this one. So for me this is a big thumbs up - I really like the twisted frame it enhances the image to make it more than it otherwise might be. I like the way you have thought this one through.
cornejo (18714) 2013-01-21 11:26
Hi Paul, interesting and good composition. A nice picture very well captured in this great picture with very good sharpness, color and light. A good and interesting job very well done, with great quality. Congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
lousat (58446) 2013-01-21 14:41
Hi Paul,an original pic in a very original border,it's nice to see something to different on TE,very well done!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
thebest (3370) 2013-01-21 22:42
I think your frame work is great - very artistic - fun to do something like this - the station is an amazing piece of architecture & would be well worth a visit...
Interesting notes to accompany a creative image.
jhm (123140) 2013-01-22 3:46
U maakte een mooie serie van het station van Luik, maar Antwerpen ligt tien rangen hoger als trein station, ook ben ik er nog niet geweest in dit nieuw station in Luik.
Uw foto is zeer modern opgezet een beetje diagonaal in het frame.
Zeer mooie samenstelling goede presentatie. Bedankt.
Prettige dag verder,
adramad (27872) 2013-01-22 9:52
A superb composition, in terms of the realization nightlife, this beautiful and original building, in terms of presentation, the framework I look a complete success, at least this works very well, not exactly like you did, I think which could be with Photoshop, using layers .... not ...?
A splendid work, well-crafted and presented.
Well done. I love it.
Have a good night.
brianmcc (5536) 2013-01-22 12:04
your framing is interesting and visually it catches the eye. your picture is equally eye-catching with the lines and patterns composed perfectly. the lights and colours also add to the overall impression.
have a lovely evening,
dip (21961) 2013-01-22 23:03
nice shot with original framing,interesting details and graphical effects,well exposed and composed!
ikeharel (38090) 2013-01-23 3:30
A series well applied, Paul, with more inclusive view on the station.
Fine clear outlines, the illuminated area contrast to the black FG and frame.
danos (74518) 2013-01-23 9:45
nice your frame as we can see through it the modern railway station.I like the beautiful presentation as the excellent light and colour manageent of the image.
Vasa (16008) 2013-01-23 16:44
il y a deux beautes dans ta galerie; la beaute des motifs et la beaute de la realisation. Tes temignages de l'etranger sont aussi seduisants que tes cliches de la Belgique. C'est net et propre et savamment cadre. Ce cliche de Liege na manque pas de lumiere. Ton Canon se plaise dans tes mains.
Royaldevon (18361) 2013-01-24 1:07
The frame would only be a problem if that is the only aspect that people saw ... for me, it draws attention to the photograph and makes it much more memorable because of that. In many ways it complements the photograph because of the sttention to lines: vertical curved, horizontal.
A fine shot, a fine composition, a fine framing!
Have a lovely day,
macjake (39998) 2013-01-24 11:40
a very fun photo!
I like your last set of 3 or 4, its a cool looking collection!
you present to us a very unique composition too, with a tilted frame inside a black frame.
nice work :)
berek (31959) 2013-01-26 22:57
Hi Paul ,
Very good idea and result. I like geometric effect and your creative work.
Have a lovely Sunday.
CLODO (24902) 2013-01-27 0:50
Your framing is a genuine creation, adding some more interest on the illuminated railways station.
claudeD (24601) 2013-01-27 8:43
Everything matches very well in this picture. Fine low pov, excellent sharpness and very good light managment. I like your framing very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mesutilgim (68620) 2013-01-27 13:56
This one is also a good trial ! In photography there are not stict limits to the phantasy.
TFS and best regards
Sonata11 (28758) 2013-01-27 18:11
very creative post. An excellent executed and perfectly well framed. Magnificent photo job. Splendid colors, sharpness, clarity, amazing POV and DOF as well. Tfs. Love it.
Cricri (87288) 2013-01-29 6:14
Une idée original de présenter la gare de Liège, cadrage lumière et réalisation superbe
dkmurphys (37419) 2013-01-31 14:02
That's a true original presentation. I like the graphical effect of your work. Well done!
raszid62 (18482) 2013-02-02 1:49
Beautifully composed of Liege postcard, depicting a beautiful stadium with openwork design.
Tilting the image is a very good idea.
Superb image quality.
ourania (13085) 2013-02-10 6:33
your idea to use the dark frame is very creative and effective. You have created great contrast with its colour and shape and really managed to show how the station stands out in the night ambiance. Since you have not tilted the picture of the station, the framing is not distracting at all. The view is very rewarding; perfectly sharp and well lit, this place looks lively and fascitaning. The sense of depth is superb too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
mayjayne (2792) 2013-02-16 21:00
The framework is indeed very eye catching, but it features the station in an interesting manner. Light management is great, with superb clarity in the composition. Well done !
kasianowak (2459) 2013-02-23 1:07
Interesting idea about the frame and I think it works really well as an appropriate surreal finishing for this piece of modern architecture. The effect is enhanced by the patterns of the glass panels and the roof as well as the repetition of the L'Oreal advert.
Have a nice weekend
fabbs99 (6322) 2013-02-23 23:17
Amazing shot Paul.
Nice lights and exposure
Very well done.
All the best for a Happy Sunday
Mondaychild (378) 2013-03-04 9:34
wow - impressive composition with good sharpness and light. The frame is an eyecatcher!