One of the reasons I wanted to visit Athens so much was certainly Santiago Calatrava and his contribution to the modern architecture of the city.
Here you can see the Agora- a curved road in the shade of a large metal pergola,which is a part of Olympic Sports Complex (OAKA)designed by Calatrava for the Olympic Games in 2004.
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gojo (1393) 2013-11-03 1:18
I´m glad You went there! Great photo, excellent in B&W.
You framed this intriguing pattern very well and the grey scale is attractive too.
siudzi (27779) 2013-11-03 1:21
Zjawiskowa kompozycja! Fantastycznie wykorzystales architekturę, aby stworzyć te prace pełna graficznych elementów. Zaskakujący oraz kreatywny kadr! Piękna prezentacja w b&w. Brawo!!!
ikeharel (44125) 2013-11-03 1:29
Good morning Krzysztof,
A fantastic effect collected superbly.
B&W is perfect choice here, and the askewed angle gave a sense of extra dynamism. Not a bike race I assume.
Lights and shadows beautifully collected.
Romano46 (11607) 2013-11-03 1:33
un bianco e nero straordinario, come i tanti che ci hai proposto in precedenza.
Una composizione grandiosa nella quale luce e ombra fanno capolino tra le varie forme giometriche creando un intreccio che lascia stupiti.
Nitidezza superba e gestione ottima del contrasto e della luce.Un risultato ed una foto straordinaria!.
Ciao e buona domenica
rbassin (13385) 2013-11-03 2:21
une très bonne composition, l'architecture de Calatrava est bien mise en valeur dans cette photo N&B.
Très bon graphique et belle lumière.
PaulVDV (17333) 2013-11-03 2:44
A splendid work of Calatrava that I've missed when visiting Athens. (Shame on me!)
Light and shadow play an important role here.
Best regards, Paul
holmertz (31380) 2013-11-03 3:10
The architecture is fantastic. You have used its graphic qualities very well with your well handled light. The cyclist makes the view come alive.
adidas5nb (2911) 2013-11-03 3:28
really wonderful candid tilted frame.love the b n w choice.great contrast.very nicely seen and thought out.
Noel_Byrne (13436) 2013-11-03 3:30
Well worth going for this alone, this is a magical shot. the repeating lines of the design of the structure, and the shadows they throw are intriguing, and your choice to make this black and white shows them off to perfection. I like the tilted angle, which makes the scene an eye catcher and what perfect timing to include the man on the bike! Thanks for sharing this, its the first time I have seen this place, and I am very pleased to see it like this.
Cheers! Have a great Sunday
Gigidusud (10314) 2013-11-03 3:57
Wow! What graphic effect! Splendid scene well captured and great choice the B&W version. I like it!
Have a nice Sunday,
annjackman (15581) 2013-11-03 5:03
Superb b/w photography. The tilt and the modern architecture are very graphic. The heavily silhouetted cyclist is positioned just right and a great element of the composition.
Kind Regards, Ann
rigoletto (32770) 2013-11-03 5:25
a good contribution to the oaka photos on TE. superb tight cadrage and the tilt adds more dynamism to the rhytm of patterns. the cyclist and b&w choice were essential.
pajaran (41787) 2013-11-03 5:26
Dobar dan, popodne.
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazana konstrukcija i trenutak sa biciklistom.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Nice view and a moment ...
Good composition and perspective, nice design shown and the moment the cyclist.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
Indrasish (2351) 2013-11-03 5:41
Wonderful shot here.. I like the wonderful composition and the chosen shooting angle.. Also I like the BW processing.. Very sorry for my late critique.. Superb image quality and pin sharp image.. Very well done dear..
and thanks for your interesting note too..
Good night and best wishes from Kolkata..
delpeoples (48690) 2013-11-03 6:55
Witaj dear Krzsztof
Oh wow, this is probably the best photo I've seen on TE in a long time. I love the tilted POV, the B&W conversion, the sense of movement, the graphism of the bridge and of course the wonderful play of light and shade. You've got yourself a winner there, friend, as if that needed saying! Congratulations, I love it.
Have a happy Sunday
ourania (18738) 2013-11-03 7:25
your composition is wonderful and works with the monochrome to a great effect. The graphism of the architecture has been exalted in the absence of distracting colours, the magnificent structure is described through an incessant play of light and shadow. You've found a fascinating perspective that sets off the delightful plastcity of the pergola. It's amazing how the cyclist anchors the composition while he seems to have set the whole structure of patterns behind him in motion. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
rychem (13740) 2013-11-03 8:29
Sama grafika! Wzajemnie przecinajace się linie i ten rowerzysta łamiący powtarzalność, świetne
adramad (30989) 2013-11-03 8:37
Did not know this work of Calatrava in Athens. The composition is superb, I like the leaning effect of the composition, which gives a good set of diagonals, both the structure of the pergola, as the shadows and lights on the ground, get a lovely graphics, the cyclist is an ideal complement to the composition.
Well done. I love
Magnificent management of brightness and good sharpness.
Have a good evening.
Kamilutka (3738) 2013-11-03 9:18
gratulacje! Fantastyczna fotografia pod kazdym wzgledem. Zdecydowanie odstajaca od reszty w pozytywnym tego slowa znaczeniu. Ciekawe przekrzywienie kadru dodaje dynamiki calosci. Ladna gra swiatel i bardzo dobry kontrast.
parvatibb (1085) 2013-11-03 11:48
Very creative framing! Light and shadows are amazing.Congrats!
Have a nice week
worldcitizen (5629) 2013-11-03 16:16
This is great!! The photo jumps out even from the thumbnail. The repetitive arched lines and shadows are beautiful. I like the tilt, and the B/W, and the person in the frame. I like it all! :-)
abmdsudi (32529) 2013-11-03 22:18
A splendid shot emphasizes the repeated curves, shape and shadow of the modern architecture, its renders just the perfect graphical effect leaving so much to admire which is aptly treated in mono. Contrast and space all work so well together taken from very effective viewpoint lending this to a powerful shot and absolutely attractive to the eyes, Well done, creative vision, Congrats
Mics (198) 2013-11-04 1:00
Finely crafted Krzysztof!
I like the symmetry as well as the play of light and shadow. Wonderful shot :-)
Have a nice day!
subhendu_bagchi (21140) 2013-11-04 1:33
hello, here in TE I saw a lot of composition on this magnificent architecture, but not a single one is more beautiful than it. It is just great with all of its graphical elements. Like the intensional tilt. Love the curves and lines. Love the shadowed lines on the ground which are also very much appealing with the passing by cyclist. Great work. Excellent one. Tfs.
CLODO (26482) 2013-11-04 1:52
What a nice architecture, full of curved lines well inhabited by the lonely biker.
timecapturer (37200) 2013-11-04 2:30
a wonderful b&w shot of this amazing bridge. Your POV and presentation here are so creative and strangely beautiful. I love the light and shadows but it is the silhouetted cyclist at a jaunty angle that makes this work so effectively. Love it!
Have a good week - Brian.
serp2000 (33225) 2013-11-04 2:56
My congratulations, Krzysztof!
Perfect graphic, this creative angle gives us interesting dynamic. Well seen, good presentation of the Olympic complex in Athens.
gildasjan (39558) 2013-11-04 4:28
Image verticale bien composée et au bon rendu de ce contraste en B&W.
SnapRJW (23724) 2013-11-04 8:18
Hello there Krzysztof - A fabulous graphic shot and a great choice in going with the B&W. I love the patterns created by the light and shade and also the way you gave composed this with the curves giving the image a dynamism which is perfect for the subject.... the man on the bicycle! Top job here. Warm regards Rosemary
Silvio1953 (105653) 2013-11-04 9:27
Ciao Krzysztof, fascinating B&W composition, nice scene, fantastic graphic, excellent clarity, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Sonata11 (31253) 2013-11-04 19:29
imponujaca kompozycja niesamowitej konstrukcji oraz rowerzysty. Wspanialy efekt tego zdjecia. Niesamowita gra swiatla i cienia. Wsprost fantastryczne zdjecie
. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Gratulacje.
Graal (92190) 2013-11-04 23:17
ciekawie to wyglada. Nie tylko konstrukcja ale i efekt cieni ze swiatlem. Rowerzysta fajnie wkomponowany w kadr. Dobre zdjecie.
danos (78144) 2013-11-05 0:06
nice the created scenery as the perspective too from the curved road with the shades to complete perfect the whole scenery.The passing by cyclist adds life in the image.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-11-05 4:01
Brilliant! You knew I woudl like this before you uploaded it! I have little to say about it apart from I love it!
mvdisco (17122) 2013-11-05 6:50
Hi Krzysztof, Bonjour,
What a beautiful architecture !!
Nice point of view and great perpective,
beautiful contrast & light in Black & White presentation,
well taken and lovely composed,
tous mes compliments.. Michel
macjake (45588) 2013-11-06 1:29
this is awesome my friend!
I like how you kept everything else OUT of the photo.
there are no distracting lines or colors or shapes, its all 100% dynamic and COOL!
one of your best
jhm (128091) 2013-11-06 3:42
A little bit futuristic image with the specially construction.
The dark biker cares for a little bit contrast against the grey picture.
Excellent sharpness and clarity, we see almost all details, this is really so lovely.
Composition and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
willperrett (4099) 2013-11-06 6:42
You deserve all the points you've already garnered for this stunning photograph. So much more graphic in monochrome! And beautifully composed. Really excellent.
mcmtanyel (5321) 2013-11-06 19:48
I can see why you found this Agora so attractive and congratulations for passing on the excitement to your viewers so effectively. The slant you gave looks very appropriate choice of B&W emphasizes the patterns and inclusion of the cyclist gives a sense of scale.
cornejo (22590) 2013-11-07 4:59
Krzysztof Witaj very good shot of this super-interesting graphical composition, very well captured in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting image, with good sharpness and interesting light. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
All the best from southern Spain.
claudeD (27004) 2013-11-07 5:16
wonderful graphical picture with a perfect light managmnet and excellent sharpness.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Cricri (92267) 2013-11-07 10:37
Bel effet graphique, de courbes, d'ombre et de lumière, belle prise du cycliste sur l'avant plan, superbe
ChrisJ (91292) 2013-11-07 15:20
The lean of both the cyclist and the image adds dynamism the tonal range is superbly rendered in b&w. Amazing repetition of geometric patterns and shapes reinforced by the shadows, with impeccable sharpness throughout. Tfs!
eldancer1 (20850) 2013-11-09 9:28
Very modern style architecture but I think I'll dizzy going through this structure. Glad you include the person for scale. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
emka (64214) 2013-11-10 23:59
cześć Krzysztof, Ciagle mam zaległości, jakos przegapiłamn to fantastyczne zdjecie. Nie wiedziałam,. ze w atenach jest tez Calatrava. To miejsce jest bardzo podobne do Centrum w vwalencji, w pierwszej chwili myslałam, ze jest stamtąd. fantastyczny pomysł pokazania w czarno-białej wersji, dobrze, ze pojawił sie ten rowerzysta.
trevormoffiet (1358) 2013-11-11 0:40
Very good well-composed graphic photo, perfect in B&W. I love the angle that you have chosen to accentuate and fill the frame with the pergola arches.
mirosu (8216) 2013-11-11 2:04
Superb monochrome photo in excellent light. I like the nice tilted arrangement and the superb light & shadow play. The lines and curves are outstanding. Very well done.
npecanhuk (56382) 2013-11-11 2:29
Very interesting, attractive and beautiful picture!
Black & white, management of light, level of sharpness, chosen pov, tilted angle and composition are all excellent photo qualities that truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
tatadalou (3997) 2013-11-13 11:40
Everywhere Calatrava operates, there are some great pic to do. These archs look so elegant and lightweight. Good choice of B&W, it particularly fits with graphical photos. Excellent sharpness.
adores (30855) 2013-11-15 13:31
This is a great composition and I really like it in b&w! The biker is perfectly placed and the graphism is fantastic here. You captured very well and architecture and the shadows on the ground. Very well framed in diagonal!
thebest (4116) 2013-11-15 22:54
OMG - Wonderful capture - it truly is a brilliant shot... the choice of monochrome - the light - the shadows - the structure - the cyclist - the overall effect is outstanding.
ktanska (22712) 2013-11-16 7:36
Even the fingerprint revealed immediately that this is a buolding of Calatrava, and I didn't even know his works can be found in Greece. That tilt was a good idea, columns on the left follow the edge exactly. Fascinating pattern of shadows.
kiks (11601) 2013-11-16 10:25
I love the architecture of Calatrava and the way you compose it is very original with the rotation on it and make it very organsic.
jcpix (6640) 2013-11-20 16:06
How are you my friend? Wow, have I ever missed some great shots, and this is right along the top! Wow, what a work of art, in every sense of the imagery...this is fantastic! Something I could definitely see in a museum gallery, one which deserves to be viewed on a grand scale.
The black & white choice too, spot on for this type of graphic effect. And then there's the bicyclist, the perfect touch to compliment the entirety of the visual, adding the human element in such dark contrast. Lastly, but not the least of which...and one that I'm really starting to enjoy more and more, the tilt! :) Takes it to another level and packs a punch, loving this!
All my best wishes,
Hansaphotos (6111) 2013-11-28 13:19
I`m trying to catch up with all the photos posted in my absent period. This is a fabulous shot my friend. The graphical elements really has a great impact on the delightful architectural scene. The lonely biker is so well placed in the frame and there is also a very attractive play with light and shadows. A well thought composition. Superb:) Thanks.
fotka (2635) 2013-12-06 7:00
Bardzo lubie obiekty projektowane przez tego slawnego hiszpanskiego architekta. Wszystkie jego prace wygladaja bardzo lekko. W mojej okolicy mamy jego prace (Milwaukee Art Museum) ktora mozesz ogladnac w mojej galerii.
Swietna poprzeczna kompozycja powtarzajacych sie elementow. Wspanialy balans pomiedzy swiatlem a cieniem. Rowerzysta dodal zycia temu zdjeciu. Bardzo udane zdjecie w bialo-czarnej tonacji.
fabbs99 (11218) 2013-12-12 9:46
Excellent presentation in black and white.Superb light management and clarity of the shot.It is truly a masterpiece of modern architecture.TFS.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (12777)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-10-04
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR, Hoya CIR-PL PRO 1 DIGITAL 67mm
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-11-03 1:02
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