This building was designed by BCQ Arquitectura and is situated at the marina next to the photovoltaic plant down by the forum in Barcelona.
The architects blurb about this building romantically suggests that the weathered steel "creates the image of a great ship washed up on the shore after a storm". In reality it does but only for the fact that it is surrounded by multimillion pound yachts.
I tried to create a high contrast black and white split tone that was suggestive of a water colour style painting. Several reasons - it emphasised the rust of the steel structure; in the original image there is a sewage plant looming large in the background and finally, I just like to wind Will Perrett up with my post processing!
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timecapturer (48086) 2014-06-11 3:42
pushing boundaries again here I see. It works beautifully and is so effective. An unusual mix that I am sure will appeal to some and not others. I like it!
tyro (20050) 2014-06-11 5:09
Brian (timecapturer) is absolutely right - this is one which people will either love or hate. A bit like Marmite, I guess. But then I love Marmite.
I must admit that when i first looked at this one I was not impressed. But on closer examination (and viewing it at its larger size) it has grown on me although I still can't figure out whether it's a four legged seagull or a sheep with wings that's sat on the jetty in the middle of the picture.
Indeed, this is one of the very few occasions when a pure white sky actually helps an image as it adds to the "starkness" of these rather strange buildings. Whether one admires this sort of architecture or thinks it looks more akin to a pile of washed up rusty containers is irrelevant to your composition which, to my mind, is excellent. The strong contrasts work very well and the "aquarelle" reflections in the water are delightful.
An excellent and controversial posting - and I shall be interested to read what Will writes about this one!
trevormoffiet (3110) 2014-06-12 3:03
I like the image for deliberately focusing my attention on the architectural shapes and the rust colour of the steel. The soft grey water with the darker reflections provide a nice balance to the architecture and the white sky.
krzychu30 (15496) 2014-06-16 1:09
the water surface looks like a liquid silver-stunning visual effect!
Also the rusty facade of this building works really well with the high-key lighting around.
And as I see not too many people here appreciate your a little bit different approach to this subject.Unfortunately!
Wish You a nice day
siudzi (33083) 2014-06-19 9:34
A superb interesting subject for me. The design of this construction is fantastic and made the scene so unique and original. Like the way you managed light and contrast to get a really wonderful result. Bravo!