Today, my photograph is of the iconic Montjuic Telecommunications Tower.
Barcelona built a number of structures on the Montjuïc Hill for the Olympics of 1992. This was one of the most eye-catching; it is a white, slender communications tower and was erected between 1989 and 1991 at the Anella Olímpica (Olympic Ring) - the complex where most of the sports facilities were built - to transmit television coverage of the Olympic Games.
The elegant tower soon became a symbol of the Olympics and the city of Barcelona.
I was fascinated by the structure and tried different viewpoints to try to get a good contre jour so the communications tower would appear to be lit, like the Olympic Flame.
I hope you enjoy this symbol of Barcelona as much as I did, Bev :-)
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EstudioChispa (1898) 2013-02-15 8:00
This is a wonderful composition. I am curious -- how much dodging was required in post-processing to keep the tower from being a complete silhouette?
Sergiom (57851) 2013-02-15 8:28
J'aime beaucoup cette contre plongée à contre jour qui utilise parfaitement la sculpture dans ce ciel impeccable. L'idée était bonne et bien réalisée.
jhm (137668) 2013-02-15 8:28
This are the most difficult pictures for to take.
Pictures with backlight give almost always a dark silhouette.
Your little bit exta light makes this image very well.
An excellent composition, colors and sharpness make these picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Nicou (119547) 2013-02-15 9:58
quelle oeuvre d'art merveilleux avec ce soleil caché superbe image et captage avec ces belles formes quelle vue génial.
C'est une dame
Silvio1953 (119690) 2013-02-15 12:31
Ciao Bev, great view of fantastic tower, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
emka (76483) 2013-02-15 23:56
Hi Bev, Very strange this iconic tower from Barcelona. Well chosen POV to look as the Olympic flame. Is it possible to climb there??
ikeharel (55368) 2013-02-16 0:39
Good morning Beverly,
You made a special use of backlight by the sun to creat a nice effect on the symbolic-pole of the stadium.
Managed a good clarity on the needle and pole.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
saxo042 (37226) 2013-02-16 7:08
An interestin work of art and nicely balanced composition. A good POV against the sun!
jlbrthnn (79703) 2013-02-16 15:57
The architecture is spectacular indeed. You have devised a very clever framing. The picture is remarkable. The quality is very good. Bravo.
delpeoples (52931) 2013-02-16 23:03
I don't think I've seen this structure before on TE. I like the way you used it to shield your camera from the direct sun and also admire the way you still managed to retain such excellent details. The light is very even and the colours superb. I would love to see this in B&W as I think this type of structure is just crying out for it.
Thanks for sharing and for your informative note. Have a great weekend
papagolf21 (84804) 2013-02-17 1:26
Bonjour, chère Bev,
Voilà un bel exemple de réussite d'un oeil averti !
Le cadrage est excellent et la maîtrise de la lumière parfaite.
Très bien réalisé.
tedesse (25099) 2013-02-17 1:46
Contrasts perfectly bright telecommunication tower on background of blue sky! Fantastic point of view you took, obscuring harsh sunlight. I like the composition and vertical frame.
Have a nice Sunday
Cricri (104511) 2013-02-17 12:13
Excellent le contre plonger, le haut bien placé dans la lumière, très belle réalisation, je l'aurais bien vue sans le bout de sapin, mais cela reste une belle réalisation
adramad (36959) 2013-02-18 8:22
Sensational composition of this icon BCNA, memories of the Olympics.
Magnificent POV matching the sun with the highest part of the tower, which gives the feeling of being on.
Very good both luminosity, as the optimum sharpness.
Good start to the week.
kennyblack (4207) 2013-02-18 11:16
You had a great idea to "cover" the light of the sun with the 'end of the' antenna getting a good result even strong backlight. Colors and details very well defined. You did a great job, thank you.
The best greetings, have a nice evening ... Marino
mjw364 (7292) 2013-02-20 12:09
Well composed and as you say the contra jour halo effect at the top reminiscent of the Olympic flame.
Noel_Byrne (22793) 2013-02-24 3:18
Beautiful monument, and your idea has worked perfectly. Placing it against the sun like this does indeed make it seem like a huge torch, and it's a very pleasing effect. The structure looks quite futuristic. Really nice idea and executed perfectly, I love these contra jour images.
All the best
s_lush (16134) 2013-03-07 8:47
The well-chosen point of view and angle makes this scene, with the well-proportioned tower and the sun shining behind it, looking highly symbolic and aesthetic. Perfectly well done!
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (28455)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-03
- 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/10.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-15 7:49