Blue Hotel, on a lonely highway,
Blue Hotel, life don't work out my way.
I wait alone each lonely night.
The W Barcelona popularly known as the Hotel Vela due to its shape was constructed and designed by Ricardo Bofill in 2009. Located in Barceloneta managed by Starwood Hotels and Resorts hotel chain. Source: Wikipedia
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JFS (32459) 2012-11-02 1:06
I've seen this view so many times...and I like it always. You got the sea "moved" with these white picks that add even more interest to the beautiful picture. Great work! thanks and have a good day Malgorzata!
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-11-02 1:38
Hello Malgorzata - I don't think I've seen many shots of the Barcelona beach. It looks very slick with the modern architecture and neat rows of palms. A nice place to relax after looking at all the architectural wonders of the city. Good composition with the beautiful sweeping curves of the beach and distinctive "W" hotel. You have a very attractive colour palette here. Beautiful blues! have a fine day Rosemary
CLODO (35098) 2012-11-02 2:04
It looks as a big sail inflated by the wind and ready to go on the sea.
Nice palette of blue hues.
livermore (1631) 2012-11-02 2:22
J'aime bien ta photo.
Très agréable à l'oeil, le traitement de la couleur et le cadrage sont parfaitement maitrisés.
lousat (94632) 2012-11-02 2:36
Hi Malgo,beautiful view on the Barcelona beach,all is blue and i like your choice of this famous song for the pic....great quality and perfect exposure!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
besnard (56780) 2012-11-02 3:17
Très élégante cette construction moderne au bord de l'eau.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-11-02 3:31
great song to accompany this classic shot of this amazing hotel. A beautiful aspect and a superb sense of scale in this enticing composition. Love the blues here.
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
snunney (103165) 2012-11-02 3:34
A well composed shot that use the sweeping curve of the shoreline to direct the viewer's attention toward the sensuous lines of the hotel. The people sunbathing bring the scene to life. Light, colours and sharpness are all very good.
Sonata11 (33969) 2012-11-02 4:33
piekny jest te nowoczesny hotel. Imponujaca jest jego architektura. Wspaniale pokazalas te plaze i to z takim obiektem. Super zdjecie i super wykonane. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
Sergiom (84301) 2012-11-02 5:06
Cet hôtel a vraiment une très belle architecture. Sa couleur se confond bien avec celle du ciel. Une belle forme aérodynamique et une plage très attrayante.
npecanhuk (75660) 2012-11-02 7:24
Attractive and inviting urban beach!
Very beautiful modern hotel!
Very interesting picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, contrasts, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
macjake (70515) 2012-11-02 13:44
For sure Barcelona is a city thats on my travel list.
there's no doubt what the main subject is here!
lovely wicked blues!
what i really like is the smart complimentary curves of the sand and the hotel.
sigh...now i want to go to Barcelona!
carlo62 (51970) 2012-11-02 14:12
la spiaggia è sovrastata dalla moderna costruzione e la combinazione delle due cose, rende l'immagine interessante e colpisce l'attenzione.
amaryllis (37039) 2012-11-03 0:34
Un hotel vraiment de standing très moderne avec ce premier plan laissant place à la plage et à une mer bleue
Cela me fait penser à un posson sans tête.......avec beaucoup d'imagination....sourires
jjcordier (79297) 2012-11-03 1:02
Cet hôtel fait, au moins, le bonheur des photographes et ta version photo est très réussie.
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-11-03 5:41
Beautiful, clean, crisp lines and colors on the building itself, Malgorzata. The setting is fantastic as well. I've seen many shots lately of buildings with this basic design, emulating a sail; obviously there's the Dubai building, possibly the most iconic of them, but I believe Noel Byrne posted one from Dublin recently as well, and I've seen another one or two somewhere. A new movement in architecture, perhaps!
Lovely wide shot of the beach to accompany this and place it in its natural setting. Thanks!
jemaflor (100029) 2012-11-03 8:38
Impressive and good result with this modern buiding near this beach, Perfect light and angle , tfs.
maxifred (0) 2012-11-03 8:54
Hello dear Malgo,
A cheapest version of Dubaï's Bur'j?
Kielia (24077) 2012-11-03 9:03
you are presenting a very sophisticated building! You have placed this fascinating hotel excellently into the frame. Very interesting perspective and a very suitable song to accompany the image! My compliments!
dkmurphys (61929) 2012-11-04 9:25
An iconic image for Barcelona. Nice colors, very well taken!
Nicou (146660) 2012-11-04 10:37
Grandiose cpatage quel bâtiment et édiffice moderne fantastique cette forme architecturlae ce ciel blue la blele mer et ^les vauge grandiose.
Bravo et amitié
mauro61 (52857) 2012-11-04 12:12
la spiaggia è molto bella e tu l'hai ripresa al meglio.
Imponente la costruzione a vela dell'hotel sulla costa.
Brillante la colorazione,
danos (100772) 2012-11-04 12:24
the W barchelone hotel is one of the landmarks of this impressive city.The sandy beach with the lot of people to swim and the others to see them from the beach makes the image even more charmy.
I like the beautiful scene with the W to dominates the image, as outlined perfect against the sky.
bayno (18344) 2012-11-05 0:02
i know this building but not this POV, light and colors are beautiful, il like your framing and the curve that makes the beach...razor sharp and living scene...
have a good week...
chawax (20758) 2012-11-05 0:57
A spectacular and very nice modern architecture ! Good POV with the line of the sea adding depth and driving our look to the blue hotel. Nice song too !
lpi (4857) 2012-11-05 7:50
un joli point de vue sur cette belle architecture moderne.
J'aime la luminosité et tous ces gens se relaxant sur la plage!
adramad (47616) 2012-11-05 8:02
What a beautiful range of colors you captured in this wonderful composition, beautiful curve of the beach and a fantastic picture of the W Hotel, which is the subject of the image to its height and new line.
Fantastic brightness and clarity, which enhances this fabulous colorful.
Well done. I love it.
All the best.
ourania (48666) 2012-11-06 11:55
this is a great composition and a captivating picture that with excellent depth and clarity shows us a lovely beach with many people enjoying its charms, and a wonderful iconic building in the background. The blue hotel is placed really well in the frame and I appreciate very much the way you show us how it defines the environment, it's so imposing. I love the warm light and its effect on both warm and cold colours. Beautiful view and atmosphere, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
kasianowak (9669) 2012-11-07 1:27
Bardzo profesjonalna kompozycja i piekne niebieskosci.
Naprawde mozna pozazdroscic pogody, u nas w UK w polowie wrzesnia panowala niepodzielnie angielska jesien.
Silvio1953 (148333) 2012-11-08 0:40
Ciao Malgorzata, great view of fabolous hotel, lovely composition with people on beach, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-11-08 0:43
an interesting design for this hotel, beautiful colors and beach scene.
photoray (13981) 2012-11-08 16:32
Nice location to view the magnificent blue sail skyscraper, across the curving sand, beach bathers, swimmers, palm trees, and cloudy background.
And interesting reference to one of my favorites, Chris Isaak, which I have seen a few times at South Lake Tahoe concerts, California.
Except for the gigantic hotel this could be a typical California beach scene.
Nicely composed and created,
cornejo (44591) 2012-11-11 4:36
Hello Malgorzata, very good photo with good POV, this interesting and beautiful building with the refreshing beach in the foreground. Image very well composed and interesting, technically very well done, with clarity, depth, good light and good color. Excellent job perfectly done, so congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best regards and best wishes.
Fis2 (102198) 2012-11-17 3:58
Piêkna architektura tego hotelu.
£adnie skomponowa³a¶ kadr.
HimalAnda (10669) 2012-11-19 23:15
What a strange shape of this hotel. It looks like the main sail of a boat.
The colors are nice, the composition is very good.
Congratulations for this beautiful picture.
fds (9543) 2012-12-17 8:51
dear friend this is a very beautiful picture and postcard from the new architecture of the barcellona
great bulding in front of the beach
great colors and light
EstelleJ (921) 2013-02-20 13:31
I like the postcard feeling of this beach scene with a sense of breeze in the air, possibly conveyed by the shape of this modern attractive-looking hotel - like a sail of the boat filled with wind.
Very nice job!
claudeD (40259) 2013-02-22 0:03
wonderful seaside picture with this amazing modern architecture hotel. Excellent summer picture with a very good composition and much atmosphere.I like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
AdrianWrobel (1676) 2013-05-22 11:26
Piêkne ujêcie i ³adna forma architektury Neu Adge's. Pozdrawiam - Adrian
gus72 (3719) 2013-07-22 18:50
Hi Gosia !!!!
very nice photo of the Vela Hotel..... only a few weeks ago I took the same photo from the same spot !!!!!!!!..... however your photo has a darker edge along the curve and I like that ..... it creates more contrast !!!
Barcelona ..... what a great place to visit and a paradise for the photographers !!!
Thank you for commenting on my last photo.
Greeting from Australia.
fritzi007 (11471) 2014-03-20 12:06
very good photo, and good information, congratulations!
Very well done, TFS.
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (34141)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-13
- Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D90, 17-70 2.8 sigma, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Modern design [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-02 0:56