I took this photo last saturday, but it was in my mind for, and you maybe won't believe it, several years. It's always the same story, all those things that are near to you, you tend to forget them until you realize that you have real treasures at your fingertips, and then you run to capture them as it has been my case. This is the train & underground station placed in Catalunya Square, in Barcelona. I have no idea how many people crosses this lobby daily, but certainly are thousands, and what is the first thing you do when you arrive at a station....look at your watch. In this train station this wouldn't be any problem. Hope you like it.
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skippy007 (12510) 2008-04-08 23:09
You have capture this daily life shot at the railway station very well. I like the composition, the colours and the ghost like figures creating a busy scene without being crowded.
steliosk (4802) 2008-04-09 3:11
Hello my friend,
i'm jelous i love this one here, great placement of the watch in the center of the pictur, while the glassy borders create a great perspective and symmetry!
The fact that you've taken it in a darker place forced you to use a slower speed making the people look like ghosts and give life to the scene.
This one has it all my friend, you made my day
UlfE (14641) 2008-04-09 10:33
Excellent shot. I really like how the lines in the ceiling lead in to the clock. The inclusion of the two ghosts in a hurry also makes the scene very vivid. Really well done. TFS!
rodgerg (55767) 2008-04-09 11:13
An excellent shot of an every day life. The scene is very vivant with the peoples. Very beautiful, congratulations.
parbo (11092) 2008-04-09 14:39
Good symmetry while using the huge clock and adding it to your scene. Visitors movement creates great blurry action in frame. Congratulations.
frumos (323) 2008-04-10 10:55
very simple but beautiful daily life composition! The "ghost" figures materialise very well the idea of movement at this station. Very lively scene.
Leonidas2008 (0) 2008-04-10 13:05
You wrote about Greece, I write about Spain. I must admit that I love Spain and especially BARCELONA. I like the idea of the centered clock. What I do not like it the heavy black frame, which for my taste does not fit here.
But this is just a detail.
Un saludos, Leonidas
Bluejeans (64249) 2008-04-11 0:30
Bonita a tua foto artística o relógio em grande plano , gostei muito das linhas paralelas do tecto da estação de metro ,boa luz, parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
PANDORA-BOADIKA (137) 2008-04-11 6:50
uff! me recuerda cuando llegaba tarde al instituto!! cuantas veces he mirado ese relog a lo largo de mi vida, y cuantas mas lo haremos!
bravo! supiste captar el stress que habita bajo plaza cataluña
josepmarin (57837) 2008-04-21 8:32
aquest gran rellotge al mig de l'imatge concentra tot el grafisme i ens crida l'atenció amb molta força. El teu quadre és molt simètric i te una bona perspectiva, i a més, la gent que es mou per aquesta zona aporta un excel.lent dinamisme.
M'agrada la llumninositat i els colors brillants i suaus que has aconseguit.
Stepan (27210) 2008-04-24 10:38
It's not the pic appreciate here, it's the mood, the idea and the fact you shoot the "time". A good title and note.
berek (41069) 2008-05-09 22:25
all the time we say Not enough time ! good idea and compostion . well framed picture. greetings.
saylan-cb (12738) 2008-05-15 3:19
This is a great daily life composition.
Very nice light and good image.
Charo (51210) 2008-05-20 1:58
Este espacio lo conozco, ya he pasado por ahí algunas veces.
Singular toma con mucho dinamismo y excelente luz y colores.
jafadabret (56501) 2008-05-27 4:29
C'est une photo très agréable à parcourir avec les perspectives, les reflets et les couleurs. Cette horloge semble compter le temps qui reste à tout ce monde.
Belle réalisation !
Angshu (56406) 2008-07-16 0:28
Reminds me of the song Time by Pink Floyd...'And you run, run...sun is sinking". Like how you kept the watch prominent in the frame, with the motion blur of the people showing the pace of life. It's a capture of the moment which will never come back again!
gentedilivello (3095) 2008-08-22 2:48
it is very nice how you composed your picture. I like a lot the way which the clock outstands clearly in the middle, while all the rest seems to me faded.
nirvana73 (0) 2008-08-27 23:34
I like the composition and colors too
thanks my friend
giorgimer (34897) 2008-10-05 15:20
nice shot, centering the clock was a very good idea. The blurry people are a perfect add-on.
- Copyright: Felip Alum (Felip) (3907)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Minolta Dimage Z3
- Exposure: f/8, 1/3 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My very particular Barcelona [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-08 15:17