Being in Athens and having less than two days for sightseeing I knew I won´t be able to see the whole heritage of ancient Greek culture,so...I decided to go different way and to concentrate on some modern architecture created by Santiago Calatrava for the Olympic Games in 2004:)
This picture was taken in front of Olypic Velodrome.Its futuristic look reminds me more of a spaceship than Stadium.Hence the title for this image:)
In WS I attached different picture of the Velodrome.
I hope you´ll like it!
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papagolf21 (81604) 2014-01-14 0:23
Félicitations pour cette très belle photographie d'art !
La réussite est totale.
Très bonne journée.
Noel_Byrne (17121) 2014-01-14 0:41
at first I expected this to be a bridge so a cool surprise to see this really futuristic looking building. I love the sense of scale you have given this by including the person walking by, it really makes the structure look gigantic. A really choice in black and white too as there are lots of lovely tones in this. Thanks for the workshop, this really is like a space d ship.
Wonderful image, thanks as always
mesutilgim (76662) 2014-01-14 1:08
Nice b&w architectorial capture with goof pov and great effect.
TFS and best regards
Giustiniani (875) 2014-01-14 1:55
un superbe effet graphique mis en valeur par le choix judicieux du N&B et par le personnage qui donne toute sa dimension à la photo.
amaryllis (32819) 2014-01-14 5:50
effectivement avec la vignette je ne comprenais pas trop à part avoir vu cette architecture moderne, qui d'ailleurs présentée en noir et blanc va très bien à cette photo, et je peux te féliciter sur le résultat obtenu de cette partie où l'on peut voir les détails et ton ws nous donne la solution de la définition globale
merci de ce partage
rigoletto (33776) 2014-01-14 6:20
hi krzysztof. stunning crop on calatrava's shapes, and you obtained a strong graphism. moire patterns are everywhere. good idea to wait for the walking figurine to give an idea of size. i could be tempted for a bit more brightness, but silver tones also go very well.
lousat (68469) 2014-01-14 9:49
This is a great masterpiece my friend,the graphisme and perspective of this composition is absolutely fantastic,an essential capture without colors and played in a great game of lights,shadows and fine details,very very well done!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (48242) 2014-01-14 10:57
Good evening Krzysztof,
B&W format, maybe due to cloudy sky's, is best choice here and enhanced well the smal;l lines of the edifice and its iron-strings.
The lady who apssed by, gave excelent life to the whole.
Cheers for a fine clear shot.
rbassin (15034) 2014-01-14 10:58
voici un etrès bonne composition d'une bon graphisme,une architecture originale bien présentée dans ce N&B.
C'est intéressant de découvrir l'architecture de Calatrava à Athènes.
ourania (22684) 2014-01-14 11:14
a superb composition in a well chosen vertical frame. You used the particular and immediately recognizable features of the architecture to create a fine composition, so challenging and delightful for our eyes. There are many hidden surprises in this frame, there's playful geometry and rhythm. I like very much how the patterns and their interaction are brought out by the soft monochrome. The walking lady is well placed and reflects the pattern of the diagonals. The workshop picture is lovely, the light and colours are delicious and it gives an idea of the whole structure. This picture has a fine personal touch, though, and is really artistic. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
parvatibb (1295) 2014-01-14 12:50
WOW! Great graphical effect with 3D feeling. Perfectly presented.
Romano46 (15518) 2014-01-14 12:57
ho sempre sostenuto che sei bravissimo nelle elaborazioni in bianco e nero e questa ne è l'ennesima conferma.
Alla gestione del contrasto e della scala dei grigi hai unito la solita bella composizione che attrae lo sguardo con i suoi singolari ed attraenti effetti ottici.
Ciao e buona serata
PaulVDV (19393) 2014-01-14 13:26
A wonderful composition of lines and shapes with a good inclusion of the passing lady.
Very good graphics.
Best regards, Paul
tenretin (1449) 2014-01-14 14:33
Another very nice photo graph elegantly emphasizes the ever beautiful work of Calatrava. Black and white is even better.
Well done, well composed with more human scale.
jcpix (9232) 2014-01-14 15:57
I love the title for this, what a great concept to imagine while viewing this image! Wow, that takes me back. :) Wise choice of the black & white here, it's a striking and graphic effect enhanced by the strong contrast of that scheme. I'm in a trance following the many lines and subsequent shadows from the support wires cutting across the form of this stadium. I love the role the clouds play as a softer, more abstract visual against the linear effects, it's a wonderful compliment.
I would be more than a little worried though if this did actually lift off and and start to fly like a spaceship!? :o Could that person we see walking by actually be an alien?? hehe
Great job resisting the temptation to include the entire stadium, this isolated section packs a bolder punch, especially in the vertical format for increased layering. Trademark precision and detail my friend, chalk up another winner! Hope you week is getting a little better now...half way to the weekend. :)
All my best,
delpeoples (50623) 2014-01-14 20:58
This is a hum dinger! I love everything about it. The geometries, symmetry and graphism are so stunning. You chose the B&W well to accentuate all these amazing elements. The inclusion of the person walking - and the shadow she throws, is a really professional and exquisite touch. Great shot, congratulations!
abmdsudi (36276) 2014-01-14 22:32
Another great patterns & abstract feel with vertical crop showing its height so much better for the more towering look and puts it in perspective and seems to enhance the shot by echoing the shapes in this format. It's wonderful the way the shadows develop as they approach the mid frame and the fig is perfectly placed as strong ref point. Your keen observation for detail is paid handsomely here, indeed amazing structure mass of detail to absorb!!
Superb capture and tfs
mirosu (10942) 2014-01-15 0:43
Outstanding monochrome photo, excellent light, superb viewpoint, very nice lines combination, perfect contrast. Very well done.
HAPPY NEW YEAR.
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pajaran (45442) 2014-01-15 1:22
Interesantan tekst o mestu, sa opisom ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazana konstrukcija i trenutak sa devojom koja ide svojim putem.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the place, with a description ...
Good footage and contrast nicely demonstrated structures and moment with girls who go their own way.
Good work with beautiful photography workshop.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
timecapturer (41708) 2014-01-15 6:13
one of my favourite films and what a stunning image too. It works so beautifully in this medium with the lines and shades making it both arty and wonderfully vibrant. Inspiring imagery as always from you.
Regards - B.
adramad (33546) 2014-01-15 10:22
Great composition with this detailed velodrome, its presentation in B & W, I think it increases the best brand graphics and diagonals, the staff alone, serves well to compare the greatness of the work.
Very good gradation of gray.
Excellent brightness and very good focus.
Very good job. I love it
Enjoy a good night.
macjake (49236) 2014-01-15 14:04
well, there's nothing wrong with going to the new modern side of Athens either! In fact I bet most people leave it for last or don't bother at all...so good for you to see some of it.
the WS photo helps us the viewer, to orientate ourselves :)
its a super/highly graphic photo, as my eyes are burning just looking at all those lines :)
Sonata11 (32261) 2014-01-15 20:43
fajne ujecie oraz fajnie pokazane ze strony gaficznej. Swietny efekt. Bardzo ladna kolejna praca. Pozdrawiam i zycze milego dnia, Barbara
eldancer1 (23039) 2014-01-16 10:24
I like your capture of just small slice of this beautiful architecture and especially the addition of the person to provide scale. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (96885) 2014-01-16 10:32
Architecture contemporaine, la présentation en WS ( qui est très belle aussi) aide a mieux comprendre ce cadrage bien penser et réaliser avec un effet graphique, belle réalisation
Hansaphotos (6329) 2014-01-16 13:20
A well composed picture of this modern architecture. Fine graphical effect and a nice play with light and shadows. Great inclusion of the person and a well chosen b&w. Excellent work! Thanks.
danos (80873) 2014-01-17 0:44
very nice the B/W scene of this section of the construction of Santiago Calatrava's Velodrome.
I like the created texture as the excellent presentation with the passing by woman to be placed perfect in the frame as adds lifein the scene.
serp2000 (35728) 2014-01-18 3:53
Very creative composition, good idea to wait for a walkman for the scale's presentation.
The graphic is superb! Excellent b&w picture. Good tribute to the Olympic Games.
Kamilutka (6605) 2014-01-20 5:14
swietne zdjecie moim zdaniem. Podoba mi sie gra linii, ktore a to ukladaja sie rownolegle, a to znowu przecinaja sie. Bardzo dobry pomysl z umieszczeniem przechodzacej dziewczyny w dolnym rogu - calosc nabrala zdecydowanie ciekawszego charakteru.
Super kontrast i ostrosc.
mcmtanyel (8147) 2014-01-20 9:47
Indeed, the patterns generated by this futuristic structured have translated very successfully to B&W. A very pleasant, artsy photo.
Silvio1953 (110966) 2014-01-20 11:55
Ciao Krzysztof, fascinating B&W, splendid graphic, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
subhendu_bagchi (24343) 2014-01-21 6:38
wow, it is fabulous. Great composition. Nice minimal effect created by those lines and curves. The presence of the person in the below right corner added a lot to it. Great work indeed. Nicely done in monochrome. Tfs.
adores (32662) 2014-02-02 16:29
That's probably a good idea to avoid the crowds of tourists who go there looking for history:)!
I like this one a lot, the composition with the woman passing, the graphism. You got a good shot and b&w was a good option!
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (14986)
- 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
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-14 0:13