This is my second shot of the amazing facade of Torre Agbar,this time taken by day during my sightseeing tour with our freind Juan(JFS).
The facade is beautifully illuminate by night,but I hope you´ll like also this B&W version of it.
I think it captures much better all the lines and shapes of the Tower.
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rigoletto (34279) 2013-06-24 5:35
it is a risky decision indeed, as the previous version had so many bright and attractive colors (and therefore easier to like by the majority). b&w usually pushes the mind further to see the graphism in it, no distraction by colors. strong graphism as you give it and flowing diagonals.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-06-24 5:38
love this! The lines and POV so effective and quite stunning in monochrome. The tonal differences here are magical and the presentation so creative, it looks like a journey into infinity. Superb imagery, I want it in my gallery. ;-)
Have a good week - Brian.
yquem46 (38752) 2013-06-24 5:40
good abstract scene and nicely composed with all the lines oriented in the upward diagonal
have a nice day
pajaran (65130) 2013-06-24 5:41
Lep pogled na fasadu ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazana fasada.
Dobar rad, lepa crno-bela fotografija.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Nice view of the facade ...
Good shot and contrast nicely demonstrated facade.
Good work, beautiful black and white photos.
Have a great day, all the best in the new week that started.
Pietrow (306) 2013-06-24 6:05
Jest taki utwór - Schody Do Nieba - i jakos z tym kawałkiem mi sie twój obraz powiązał.
Fajne, ja by pewnie to starał się wyprostować :)
Romano46 (18472) 2013-06-24 6:56
in questo tipo di foto sei bravissimo, riuscendo ad unire a perfezione la capacità attrattiva del bianco e nero con l'architettura più estrema non dimenticando si sfruttare tutte le inquadrature fuori dall'ordinario.
In questa tua c'è una perfetta sintesi di tutto ciò con un risultato piacevole e realizzato tecnicamente in maniera perfetta.
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
abmdsudi (57176) 2013-06-24 7:07
I liked the graphic repeats of this and It has a very modern twist to it that just drags me in and captures my imagination! But I like what you've seen and I like what I see here, it appears to draw the eye more easily into the picture. That's it wonderful study of lines too, good angle and perspective, pleasing but stunningly effective in mono-tones. That said, it works excellently and artistic. My congrats, TFS
ikeharel (77361) 2013-06-24 7:32
Good evening Krzysztof,
Well collected the askewed angel over the tower, and artistic view upon.
Choice of B&W proved to be effective here.
dkmurphys (63807) 2013-06-24 8:04
A fine black and white presentation of the impressive building. It's nice without colors also. Well taken, artistic POV.
Have a fine evening.
raszid62 (18515) 2013-06-24 9:45
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macjake (71791) 2013-06-24 10:01
you could have called this one Metallica! haha
and you're right, the silver tones, the metallic silvery look is awesome.
and I'm a big fan of these repetitive objects in one full scene/frame.
great shot my friend.
Question...did you spend just the one day with Juan? or was it 2 or 3 days, just curious.
enjoy your day
Noel_Byrne (33454) 2013-06-24 11:30
Perhaps I am reading too much, h this looks to me very much I've the surface of a space ship. I cannot remember the film, but there s one where the opening scene was a long sweeping shot of the ship, and this is just like that. Your choice of black and white does create a brilliant abstract scene, and does Certainly highlight the shapes and lines so well. Love the high contrast too. A vry surreal and appealing shot. Cheers as always for sharing.
kasianowak (10253) 2013-06-24 11:48
Widze, ze nadchodzace lato natchnelo cie do zamieszczenia na TE zdjecia z Hiszpanii... ;)
Bardzo ladna abstrakcyjna praca. Dobry pomysl, zeby zaprezentowac to zdjecie jako czarno biale, co podkresla kontrast miedzy poszczegolnymi elementami kompozycji.
tedesse (25135) 2013-06-24 12:43
Interesujacy kadr i kompozycja w B&W!
Ladnie pokazana elewacja Torre Agbar.
Rafer (0) 2013-06-24 13:35
Very good efecct graphic and perfect b/w....... Greetings¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-06-24 15:45
This building really looks deceptively simple from the outside, Krzysztof - I've seen so many wonderfully different takes on it from you and Juan and others, though, that I'm starting to realize what a chameleon it is. This one, cutting out all context, is so much more spartan and rigid than it looks in full - I'm used to the curved lines and flow, not the straight-edged conformity here. Great choice in B&W, and the perspective really suggests a futuristic cityscape in a way. Thanks!
kordinator (22169) 2013-06-24 16:27
Excellent shot and contrast nicely demonstrated facade.
Great black and white photos.
I like diagonals.
Sonata11 (33971) 2013-06-24 17:20
jak mozna stworzyc piekne zdjecie z ciekawego punktu widzenia. Zalezy jakie jest spojrzenie na architecture I jak ciekawie mozna to przekazac I Tobie udalo sie to fantastycznie. Moje geratulacje.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-06-24 17:28
Very good capture.Amazing usage of A&M filter.Excellent POV and details here.Also your lightning management is perfect.Very good job.
All the best
rychem (41758) 2013-06-24 21:37
To sa takie zdjęcia złapanego wrażenia, bardzo udanie Ci wyszło, krok w przód lub w tył i nie byłoby tego efektu
fabbs99 (17175) 2013-06-24 22:28
Great shot.Good sharpness and clarity.TFS.
delpeoples (59684) 2013-06-25 3:49
Witaj dear Krzysztof
Ooh this is a sight for sore eyes, what a feast. I love the diagonal lines, the graphism and a spot-on choice of B&W conversion.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
mcmtanyel (28140) 2013-06-25 15:33
The almost-abstract effect generated by this detail of the tower yields very beautiful patterns. I agree that B&W suits this photo very well.
PS - Thank you for your comment on the steadiness of my hands. I think the lens' antivibration feature had more to do with the sharpness than my hands. But thanks, anyway!
A7XSxnFold (0) 2013-06-26 4:36
Hello Krzysztof .
Excellent black and white paper, real art.
I like your idea.
You have a great realizing a.
I'm new here and I hope that we will be nice to hang out.
All the best.
mjw364 (1466) 2013-06-26 9:19
I was at the Torre Agbar with Juan. I only took one shot which I will post in coming weeks. The light was too bright on the daytime - I guess that is why you chose black and white here? Good use of lines and pattern to create depth and perspective.
jcpix (13930) 2013-06-26 19:11
I'm going to "piggyback" off Craigs suggestion to call this one "Metallica!" :) Unfortunately I'm short on time, because I would like to get into more detail, but I wanted to comment anyway on just how great this looks in black & white! I think the color version is more explosive at first sight, but this format really stretches the definition and precise sharpness within the repeating patterns. There's also the graphic effect rendered from the slightly heavier contrast. All around a fabulous shot, no matter the scheme. Well done my friend. Hope your week is going better than mine!? ha Take care!
Best regards from Phoenix,
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-06-27 4:10
again just amazingly thought out and shot.you have some eyes for such frames.bravo!
jhm (159038) 2013-06-28 2:38
Your choice of black and white are here maybe excellent selected.
We get a great graphical image diagonal about the picture.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
bayno (18344) 2013-06-28 12:23
a beautiful Imagine, perfect graphics for a B & W well contrasted .... great edit, rotation and perspective, excellent details ...
a warm greeting and good evening ...
lousat (96809) 2013-06-29 15:33
A brave pic,the Agbar tower in black and white is really different and very nice too,excellent capture in an original diagonal perspective,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
danos (102566) 2013-06-30 3:39
nice the view as the created texture of Torre Agbar's facade,in B/W with its placement in the frame to give advantage to the scene. Excellent the quality as the light and the colour management of the scene.
mesutilgim (97232) 2013-06-30 10:06
Very well obeserved, captured and executed !
A topclass b&W capture with great graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
Cricri (124954) 2013-07-09 10:33
Tout a fait remarquable par le cadrage, les détails rendu et le bon coup d'il pour le cadrage, excellent
adores (46357) 2013-07-09 16:52
It's a very good b&w version and I like the composition a lot - guess it's because of the diagonal and the perfect pattern created by the windows. Very good work!
ourania (50651) 2013-07-14 23:24
a fascinating look at this famous building, a close and artistic approach with tremendous graphical impact. The perspectives crossing the frame diagonally are irresistible and the diminishing repetitive patterns are very attractive and fun to follow. There's a very rich range of grey tones and rapidly alternating lit and shady areas, all contributing to a very rewarding visual effect. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
PS Your trip to Athens and especially, of course, Santorini, will be a great challenge to your photography. You may care to have a look at old (and contemporary) pictures by great photographers who captured the essence and beauty of Santorini in black and white too.
Hansaphotos (8603) 2013-07-15 10:23
Another fine b&w work of yours. I remember well your earlier post with that shows the illuminated colourful tower. This photo represents a huge change and as apperars - as you say - totally different. Excellent composition. Fine graphical effect of the lines and window blinds. Lovely work!
Best regards, Erling
pyffepa (625) 2013-07-24 1:59
Your choice about b/w is brilliant.
I appreciate the inclination, this way the viewer don't see a building anymore but and the repetion of the blinds become a texture.
adramad (49036) 2013-08-05 11:58
A composition with a strong graphics and a cute geometric diagonals crossing with that, I really like the B & W image, I think it gives a lot more strength to the composition.
Magnificent good sharpness, brightness is certainly adequate.
Well done. I like.
Have a nice day.
tenretin (2657) 2013-09-06 14:29
Ce cliché met en valeur les brises soleil. C'est un bonne idée d'avoir fait ce cliché en noir et blanc.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-10-16 22:07
wow, a simple view sometimes turned into a nice photograph due to the special eyes of the photographer. A nice one. Love the textures. I am curious how you achieved such depth in only f/4.5. Great shot indeed. Perfect for monochrome. Tfs.
serp2000 (45578) 2013-10-24 1:47
Original point of view, these glass windows look like a goffered metal containers here. The Torre Agbar is very graceful building for a simple minicipal water company. ))Pozdrawiam!
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (15512)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-09-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR, Hoya CIR-PL PRO 1 DIGITAL 67mm
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-24 5:14