Taken at quite photogenic Athens Olympic Stadium (OAKA), under the steel construction I liked because of its futuristic look. Will have to go back there fully equipped and in a better light...
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delnaja (2056) 2009-03-23 3:13
salut dear Miss M. : )
a superb b&w for this photgenic place as you wrote in your note. I love the graphism in it and the bicycles gives the idea how big is this kind of arch.
Take care and have a good day : )
vasileios (104) 2009-03-23 3:21
hallo Marijia. nice shooting.
g_panakia (4031) 2009-03-23 3:36
what an impressive shot!!!
i like your DYNAMIC pov
& graphic mood very much...
i found also interesting the lovely detail of people & bikes!!!
congratulations my friend :))
zmey (7335) 2009-03-23 11:05
impressive architecture with just the right dynamic accent (the two bikers).
well envisioned and presented.
thor68 (5586) 2009-03-23 11:55
lines, lines and more lines! :-) what a great shot of the amazing steel construction! excellent tunnel-view and good
addition of the two kids on bikes. the B&W is a perfect choice here too. well done & best wishes, thor.
bostankorkulugu (42498) 2009-03-23 12:35
look who is back? :D... and she is back with a jewl as always... so good with the bikers like ants... even the best shot i ve seen, that was taken out there... (sshhh, dont let andreas hear it!...)
Anna-- (7791) 2009-03-23 16:28
a great graphical image! I love it.
Excellent slightly tilted frame, superb tones of B&W and perfect timing.
avene (12675) 2009-03-25 7:11
your famous fish-eye photos, love them :) the pattern of steel arches is fascinating, even fragile, like a lace, and I like a lot how B&W focuses attention on the delicate lines. and the two people on the bikes are just in the right place to add a sense of direction and movement. besides, cannot see anything wrong with the light, but that usually shows in colour photos. great shot, I like it a lot.
gokanlam (6605) 2009-03-25 10:17
i have seen this place on TE pages before.. and your is amazing Marija.. it's full of graphism and with the bikers the composition is unique indeed.. nice presentation in vertical..
burGu (4840) 2009-03-25 14:57
Hey, I know that place! :) Andreas had taken me there last year and I had one of most joyous photo sessions there!
Graphism at its best, hard contrast on bikers against the structure, a real attractive photo with the magnificant construction and of course with its futuristic look :)
KevRyan (22956) 2009-03-28 1:54
Patience is a virtue which proves virtuous results - awareness and vision mixed with patience and the skill to pull off an image like this with the right timing and use of light wins a place in my favourites for this year - wonderful result - a classic of this type of image - just love it!
best wishes Kev
Wanda1 (15142) 2009-03-30 22:07
You bring us another great black and white here. Wow! your wide angle did you proud again for this graphic image. Love the patterns, love the curves, love the lines and of course the two cyclists in black are the icing on the cake, at the perfect position in the frame too, and they really show how huge this structure is. Wonderful work!
luisafonso (862) 2009-04-01 2:52
Great curves Marija! ;) I don't know why you complaint about the light. I guess the result is very clean like this. The absence of shadows worked surprisingly well here. It presents the rooftop structure without any tricks, like an architect's draw and I love that. The pair of bikers, in their awesome black suits, is crucial here. But that you already know...
sayeed_rahman (6459) 2009-04-21 13:36
Really an original composition..using the simple elements with a pop of imagination..you have produced an image that surely stands out..the layers and textures..the human element has opened up the composition..
Commendable effort my friend :)) - the abstraction catched the eye...pierces through..show me more...
daddo (28170) 2009-05-25 16:44
Nadam se da ti zivot u Grckoj pasa.Malo se vidis i cujes.A kad se pojavi nesto tvoje, to je kao biser imaginacije. Kao ova slika. Pozdrav. Klaudio.
guillaumejm (0) 2009-06-01 3:09
What a nice picture. Great graphic impact. the adidtion of 2 bikers is a great plus in your composition.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-06-01 3:28
Beautiful black and white picture with this marvelous architecture.
Good inclusion the people on it, give us the scale.
Excellent details and POV
CeccoPhoto (2717) 2009-06-30 8:18
I love this kind of photo.
I love the B&W and the light's game.
Very good composition and POV too.
The bikers are lovely, in this photo, add moving.
TFS, CECCO :-P
mdetay (4865) 2009-09-06 3:23
Great subject, use of BW and composition.
Well done! Congratulation. Good shot.
Cheers from Hong Kong.
Nina (5003) 2009-10-17 16:58
Wow! Stunning structure well photographed Maya!
fabianoleite (11971) 2010-01-26 4:57
That's really a work of art, the shapes are well chosen and given a great dimension. It's beautiful how the sky disappears little by little from right to center-left. The choice for black and white makes us notice these features, as well as the well placed bikes on the right. There's an atmosphere of a whole life to be pedaled and an uncertain but safe future at the sdame time. Very good work, congratulations and best regards from Brazil!
bmukherjee (1516) 2010-04-09 13:56
Wonderful shot of the patterns in black and white! I particularly like the two cyclists at the lower right corner. Very well composed.
zoomer (6) 2010-04-09 14:23
Hi,this is quite stunning and those two cyclists show the scale of this marvel.Excellent POV and B+W is very suitable here since the pattern is the main attraction.Greetings Wolf.
- Copyright: Marija Gencic (MayaG) (2415)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2009-03-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D50, Tokina AT-X PRO DX 12-24mm F4
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Calatrava's art, Kev's Favorites 2009, My B&W, Hat off [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-23 3:09
- Favorites: 3 [view]