Good Morning Eveyone,
This is a section of a wall from Park Guell in Barcelona, which we visited on our short holiday.
Park Guell must be one of the most famous places in Barcelona and, therefore, was a must to see.
Park Güell was commissioned by Eusebi Güell who wanted to create a stylish park for Barcelona aristocracy.
The park contains amazing stone structures, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings and, of course, the Gaudí dragon fountain but I wonder if anyone ever notices this wall. Have you ever seen anything so sinuous, so alive, such wonderful textures and such fine workmanship. I just couldn't wait to photograph it, hoping that I would be able to faithfully recreate the contours, with the light and shade.
Gaudí, who was responsible for the realisation of the park, was, as you can see, strongly influenced by natural shapes and used them in his work.
This is a great place to visit.
I can highly recommend it.
Have a lovely day, Bev :-)
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ikeharel (73561) 2012-09-17 1:41
Good morning Beverly,
A corner in parc-Guel, nice photographic POV, and a fabulous idea to show the park, the tourist stroll within and the verdant lavish surrounding's from beyond this wall in picture. It doe's made a special look.
The parc, I agree, is a treasure green-lung in the city, and an open air museum dedicated to a great artist, a genius.
Have a nice day,
tyro (25950) 2012-09-17 2:00
Good morning Bev,
This does indeed look and sound like a wonderful place to visit - I think I shall definitely put Park Güell on my "to do" list if I visit Barcelona!
And what I love here is the fact that, rather than show us some wide view of the park, you have "homed in" on a particular feature which attracted you - almost as though we are seeing the place through your eyes - a lovely personal insight into what you loved about the place.
I love the brickwork of the coping on this stone wall - it's magnificent with its lovely sweeping curves - I just wonder if the artisan had to cut those narrow bricks individually or if he had some of those skinny pointy ones from the brickworks and just had to build them up like some giant Lego set?
And, of course, you've taken this in the most delicious oblique light which models or sculpts the subject perfectly giving it real depth and showing off those glorious textures to the full.
Excellent composition too - that tall skinny tree is placed perfectly as are the curves of the wall - and the inclusion of some people adds to the appeal as well. Perfect exposure, lovely colours and, of course, amazing depth of field and sharpness despite your quite large aperture (f/5.6).
trevormoffiet (3112) 2012-09-17 2:19
The image and note go well together. I like the composition which shows us the details of the wall but also allows us to peek beyond the wall.
snunney (101778) 2012-09-17 2:35
A pleasant well balanced composition with excellent colours and clarity. You have placed this very interesting wall perfectly and have brought out the shapes and detail to good effect.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-09-17 2:55
like this, apart from being an extraordinary piece of bricklaying, the effect and your composition are compelling and striking. Like the originality and the mix of textures and colours. A great piece of observational imagery! Well done.
Have a great week - regards Brian.
Sergiom (82971) 2012-09-17 5:47
Tiens , c'est un détail du parc qui m'avait échappé. Un bon oeil pour le voir et un beau cadrage pour le mettre en valeur et quel travail d'orfèvre de la part de l'artisan.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-09-17 15:54
Awesome shoot with amazing composition and details.Great POV and DOV.Very good result of this try.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-17 17:59
an effective photo with graphic details, superb observation and the composition is excellent, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
Nicou (145294) 2012-09-18 7:31
quel cpatage quel mouvement sur ce mur avec la couleurs ocre de la pierre, fantastique vue et iamge superbe captage l'effet est spectaculaire une merveille.
Bravo et amitié
mesutilgim (95850) 2012-09-20 6:55
I missed this nice capture from Barcelona with interesting architecture.
Spanish architects are masters ins creativity. They do not have any borders if it comes to creativity !
TFS and best regards
mjw364 (1434) 2012-09-22 3:37
I'm back and hopefully I have enough photos in stock now to see me through the winter! Ha ha.
I love this shot - it's my kind of thing - lines, curves, textures - I am hoping to visit Barcelona soon for my 50th Birthday in November - it's just a case of organising it - I will make a point of visiting this park because it sounds just up my street!
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (40380)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-02
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-17 0:36