On the right you can see the latest lighthouse in our city. Once it was a shoe factory. After many years of decay including some re-naturalization the property was an eyesore in that street. But during the last year one could see the refurbishing activities. Suddenly in summer the scaffolding was hidden behind a large curtain showing a painting by the late Artist James Rizzi. But that was only a preview picture for the coming glass facade. Meanwhile the 10 by 14 meters (33 by 46 feet) large painting "Nothing is as pretty as a Rizzi-City" was printed on the back sides of 31 individual glass plates. To my surprise, this work was done by a local firm. And then, at the end of October I spent two afternoons watching how heavy glass plates were carefully mounted at the wall. Apart from my person there was virtually no public interest on the side. If you are more interested, there is one short video on Vimeo as well as on YouTube.
The night the wall was decorated I took my tripod with me for the short walk the the building. I took a few disappointing night shots with too bright lights through the windows in a much too dark environment. But I knew, I had to come again by foggy weather (ideally with snow) to give the few lanterns a chance to brighten up the scene. Some days ago I woke up before dawn and ... it was foggy enough.
The image is brightened up by one aperture step, straightened, what helped also to reduce the noise, cropped, slightly color enhanced and compressed in the height to fit 3:2 photo format, then re-sized and sharpened.
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emka (67229) 2013-12-26 13:14
very interesting post! I have never seen anything similar. Such a big painted glass facade is something unique. I saw this short videos and also the graphic by Rizzi. amazing idea.
it was well worth waiting for a foggy day to show this view in rather mysterious setting. Good shot and post processing. I would like to see also the view of the facade in daylight.
thanks for sharing
macjake (48279) 2014-02-09 5:28
this is exactly what TE is all about :)
showing us new and unique subjects from around the world and learning from them.
this is a great story of re-vival!
a job well done to create this glass wall along the side of the home/building, to bring it to life again.
love the moody fog too, its better this way than on a 'normal' day, it adds so much character.
RhodieIke (10375) 2014-02-16 23:47
Interesting foggy colourful scene you have captured well. The paintings on the Fg, building add a super contrast to the foggy morning. Well informed note.
jemaflor (76546) 2014-02-18 23:01
Interesting coloured houses with a good light capture for your photo, well composed too with these trees and the yellow light in the BG, tfs.
- Copyright: Roland Bodenschatz (r_bodenschatz) (148)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-12
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Olympus FE-140, @ ISO 80
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Night Shots [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-26 2:50