The Arc de Triomf was built for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona (1888), as its main access gate by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas. The arch is constructed in reddish brickwork in the Neo-Mudéjar style. The arch is located between Passeig de Lluís Companys and Passeig de Sant Joan, at the end of a wide promenade connecting with the Park of the Ciutadella. Source: Wikipedia
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lousat (83456) 2013-03-18 2:26
Hi Gosia,perfect point of view to create this excellent simmetry,great tribute to this beautiful architechture,very nice border too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-03-18 3:22
swietna kompozycja pokazujaca nam to miejsce takie jakie naprawde jest,mianowicie bardzo gwarne i pelne zycia.(mieszkalem niedaleko podczas ostatniej podrozy do Barcelony).Nie zastanawialem sie nigdy nad stylem architektonicznym tego Luku,tym bardziej z zainteresowaniem przeczytalem twoja notke.A sam Luk oczywiscie robi jak najlepsze wrazenie.
sandpiper (6788) 2013-03-18 4:25
Great composition of this impressive monument. I was there in 2007, thanks for the memory, a beautiful part of the world.
Sergiom (68602) 2013-03-18 5:05
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image. L'arc est parfaitement symétrique dans l'ensemble et le planchiste sur roue est parfaitement placé pour donner de la profondeur. J'aime la texture du ciel.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-03-18 5:31
lovely shot of this beautiful Spanish landmark. Looks so imposing from this viewpoint too! The skateboarder gives a great anchor point to the shot and a real sense of scale.
Have a good week - Brian.
carlo62 (39651) 2013-03-18 7:20
la composizione dell'immagine è eccellente come sempre, hai scattato nel momento giusto e l'insieme è piacevole.
Le ombre leggere che si vedono agli angoli, sono dovute al paraluce?
bukitgolfb301 (38004) 2013-03-18 13:49
Hi dear Goisa, how are you?
Sorry for my long absense. While I was away, there are many your new postings for Spain, I will catch up as soon as possible. This is another well considered shot. Nice symetrical framework with the best moment you catpture and outstandingly sharp and clear image as usual.
Thanks and have a good day!
EstelleJ (921) 2013-03-18 16:24
Great photo of this monumental Arc de Triomf with what seems to be the vignette effect in the 4 corners of the image, and this effect suits the photo very well filling up the grey sky and the grey road in the foreground. I like that the sky is simple and grey here, so it doesn't take our attention away from the intricate beauty of the arc! Neo-Mudéjar is an amazing architectural style, so typical of Barcelona.
A person on the skate board and a girl in the foreground to the right add movement and liveliness to the scene.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-03-18 18:28
Beautiful presentation here, Gosia, like a classic old photo, but with hints of modernity, like the skateboarder at center. The vignetting and color scheme gives it an antique feel. Nicely framed and well taken!
Alco (7131) 2013-03-18 20:14
Very nice shot of that arch.Splendid architecture with beautiful details.The persons give us a good idea of its height.Very well done.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2013-03-19 4:09
Great shot of this arch and the people around it. The image is made even more appealing by the inclusion of the skateboarder.
Noel_Byrne (27742) 2013-03-19 10:01
It is so nice to see a triumphal arch with such alternative style. my eyes are used to the classical designs, but this looks fantastic with this eastern flavour.
Great idea to capture the skateboard like this too, adds a lot of great life to the image!
All the best
mjw364 (2) 2013-03-19 11:08
I like the contast bewteen the grand arc and the more secular activity of skateboarding! A magnificent monument being totally ignored by the skateboarder! I like the way you have captured the skater in the middle of the arch as if the arch was put there to frame him because he is such a magnificent skateboarder!
Romano46 (18472) 2013-03-19 11:14
a Barcellona hai fatto una bella serie di foto e quest'ultima è bella quanto le altre.
Buona la composizione e il punto di ripresa centrale rispetto all'arco e piuttosto basso per dare maggior slancio all'architettura.
Indovinata la presenza del pattinatore che dona una nota di vivacità.
Ciao e buona serata
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-03-19 11:52
Doskonala komozycja niesamowitego zabytku architektury z wspolczesnym zyciem miasta.
Silvio1953 (131638) 2013-03-19 11:59
Ciao Gosia, great view of fantastic arch, lovely composition with nice people, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Gigidusud (18243) 2013-03-19 15:20
Nice capture of this beautiful architecture with the skateboarder between the arch.Well done!
Oceania (5202) 2013-03-21 7:13
Thanks for showing us a vivid street scene of Barcelona. The architecture details of this red arched structure are greatly shown. I really like it.
ChrisJ (105455) 2013-03-22 0:10
It resembles its more famous cousin in Paris. Good sharpness and I like the vignetting effect around the edges. Excellent color, saturation and sharpness. The minimalist color and subtle warm cold color contrasts work well here. The people add scale and context. Tfs and have a nice weekend!
abmdsudi (47542) 2013-03-23 8:59
Use of a vignetting effect on the corners to centralise the focus on the main subject in this instance, imho is not necessary as the main interest is catchy enough to draw attention and does really work with a greyish surrounding. That being said, this is another fine effort, Well done
rbassin (20262) 2013-03-23 10:12
un arc de triomphe imposant, bien centré dans ta compo:
bonne perspective et bonne intrusion des jeunes avec les planches à roulettes.
Bien vu, bon W-E
Sonata11 (33697) 2013-03-23 22:59
bardzo ciekawa architektura tego wspanialego luku. Niesamoweicie duzo przepieknych detail. Widac jak gwarno jest wokol tego luku. Sliczna kolejna kompozycja. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Serdecznie pozdrawiam I zycze milej niedzieli,
jcpix (13820) 2013-03-24 10:28
From one arch to another, great shot! This definitely has a unique architectural style to it that I wouldn't think to find in Spain, it makes me think of something I would see more from India. Its beautiful none the less, and the timing to capture the skateboarder is perfect. I like that it gives contrast of styles from something old and immobile to someone current and in motion. The deep crimson color of the arch makes it prominent, and your chosen point of view enhances the main subject. Beautifully executed and displayed for our viewing pleasure, thanks for sharing. Have a great day.
Graal (100512) 2013-03-25 9:04
piekny ten barcelonski Luk Triumfalny. Ladne ujecie, kolory i kontrast. Zastanawiam sie czy te winiety dodalas czy tak wyszlo zdjecie (czasem oslony daja takie rezultaty).
eldancer1 (32756) 2013-03-28 14:39
I didn't know that Spain also has Arc de Triomf, learn something new everyday from TE. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. Good to have the people for scale. Well done, tfs.
cornejo (36353) 2013-03-31 13:00
Witaj Gosia, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting composition with this scene of daily life and the beautiful rainbow in the background, very well captured in this interesting and beautiful image with good sharpness, color and light. Very good and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Rafer (15995) 2013-04-01 7:22
Great and dynamic shot from the Arc!!! good composition and color and treatment.... Greetings Gosia !!!!
josepmarin (58031) 2013-04-03 4:46
this beautiful Arch is very close of my home, and I know it well.
Walkers and skaters give a good touch of life in this area, your framing catch it efficiently.
I like the perspective and the depth of the image, and the special luminosity of the composition.
jmdias (59190) 2013-05-27 6:58
I remember this beautiful arch, unfortunately I hadn't a digital camera to register it when I visited the town.
precious details. I liked the dark mood of the image.
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (34141)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-10
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D90, 17-70 2.8 sigma, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-18 2:11
- Favorites: 1 [view]