This shot has been taken at Barcelona El Prat Airport (outside view) located 12 km southwest of the centre, lying in the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans and Sant Boi. The airport is the second largest in Spain behind Madrid Barajas Airport and 31st busiest in the world, and is the main airport of Catalonia.
The new Terminal 1 designed by Ricardo Bofill was inaugurated on 16 June 2009. This new Terminal 1 has an area of 648,000 m2 and an aircraft ramp of 600,000 m2. The forecast is that the airport will be able to handle 55 million passengers annually and will reach 90 operations an hour. Source: Wikipedia.
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lousat (83544) 2013-03-24 3:18
Hi Gosia,i will be for the seond time after tomorrow and i hope to find a wam sun like you..ehehe...beautiful capture of the geometries in the best moment whit the best light,great details too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Romano46 (18472) 2013-03-24 3:30
bella e originale la foto di oggi ed anche molto ben composta sia per la contrapposizioni di colori, come anche per l'ottimo punto di ripresa che evidenzia la costruzione mettendola a confronto senza savroficarne l'evidenza.
Ancjhe la presenza umana non disturba, anzi...
Ciao e buona domenica
janneman (2716) 2013-03-24 4:34
Supper architecure and composition!!
Magical play of lines and shapes.
The people are a nice contrast to the symmetrical features in this shot.
williewhistler (15683) 2013-03-24 4:52
Hello Gosia,the graphic lines of the new terminal combined with contrasting colours have been beautifully photographed,I enjoy your interpretation of the scene very much. Just an amazing shot.
My best regards,
yquem46 (38750) 2013-03-24 4:57
Nice vivid colors in this architecture compo
Very luminous and a good illustration of RGB !
have a nice WE, best regards
timecapturer (49288) 2013-03-24 5:29
a great composition this full of wonderfully modern elements and such fascinating lines. The mix of colours is harmonious and the setting for this futuristic sculpture is intriguing as it looks as if the tree grows up inside it!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
ikeharel (63913) 2013-03-24 6:11
Travelers wait outside for their flights ?...
Hi Gosia, only my humor, but I guess those enjoying few more sunrays before going home gave the picture a whole dimension and scale.
Totally modern edifice with a super-modern outside sculpture looks like a cage.
Fine shot well collected, intrig7ing structure.
gildasjan (42722) 2013-03-24 6:29
Un très bel assemblage d'architectures modernes.Ici les personnages donnent de la vie à cette image.Une belle prise de vue sous ce ciel bleu dense.
SWEETFREEDOM (23858) 2013-03-24 6:40
interesting building. good light management and colors as usual.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-03-24 6:44
Amazing that this was at an airport, not a place I usually associate with people hanging out outside under modern sculpture! Nice bright light and good modern lines and glass throughout - the people add nice scale. Thanks!
Sergiom (68674) 2013-03-24 7:02
Assez spéciale comme structure. J'aime son aspect dénudé qui contraste avec le vert du bâtiment derrière.J'aime les gens devant qui cherche l'ombre.
Noel_Byrne (27748) 2013-03-24 7:21
What a cool piece of artwork, and you chose a perfect composition to show it off in its setting like this. That blue sky makes a wonderful contrast to the red of the ground and sculpture.
carlo62 (39709) 2013-03-24 7:24
una composizione piacevole, le architetture moderne fanno sembrare tutto molto asettico, ma la presenza delle persone riporta il tutto nella normalità.
Due contrasti molto forti, quello sopra descritto e quello creato dall'architetto tra le due costruzioni.
rychem (28949) 2013-03-24 10:23
Niesamowita, futurystyczna konstrukcja, wcale nie kojarzy się z lotniskiem, pierwszorzędne zdjęcie, pięknie zrobione
Nicou (131446) 2013-03-24 10:54
Grandiose compo e tiamge quel cube quelle forme carrée et effet avec ces barres le fond tout vitré, le personnages quelle vue et cpatage, sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
chrislo (4155) 2013-03-24 14:22
Lovely combination of geometric shapes, textures and colours making for a harmonious composition. The various elements that have been added in front of the glass facade add an artistic touch to the building so it feels like a modern art museum. The sun and the intense blue sky add their final touch and own vibrancy to this well composed shot.
Alco (7137) 2013-03-24 19:22
Nice presentation of that modern architecture.The sharpness allows us to observe the details.The persons add life to your picture.Nice contrasting colors.Very well done.
Have a good week.
jjcordier (79275) 2013-03-24 23:28
Une belle lumière et un bon cadrage de ces bâtiments dont la géométrie donne un bel aspect graphique à ton image.
jusninasirun (17162) 2013-03-25 2:59
I like the beautiful simplicity of hard bold lines in contrasting colors with the spotless blue sky. Lovely details and nicely included people for scale of this beautiful airport.
Thanks and have a nice day.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-03-25 3:45
na moje nieszczescie lecialem ostatnim razem ze starego Terminalu 2:( Osobiscie bardzo lubie ten rodzaj architektury uzytkowej i polaczenie szkla i stali.Swietny jest rowniez kontrast pomiedzy ta stalowa konstrukcja i fasada lotniska w tle.Kolory,wspomniany kontrast oraz ogolna jakosc zdjecia sa rewelacyjne.
Silvio1953 (131728) 2013-03-25 12:44
Ciao Gosia, lovely composition with fashinating and original architecture, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
sacavem (18620) 2013-03-26 10:05
Barcelona is full of beautiful architecture photographed for us.Good work to capture this beautiful image.
mesutilgim (89752) 2013-03-26 14:06
Nice capture from Barcelona.
Amazing blue sky crowning the scenery.
TFS and best regards
ChrisJ (105511) 2013-03-27 3:14
The people certainly add scale to this huge cube shaped art work. Good sharpness and a wonderful warm cold color contrast between the burgundy red and the blue sky and cyan glass walls of the bg buildings. Well framed & composed.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-03-27 7:29
Very good composition and amazing & clever look.Wonderful colors and contrasts.Nice framing too.Well done!
Have a nice day
siolaw (38292) 2013-03-27 7:37
You had brilliant light that enhanced these vivid and intense colours. The architecture has strong graphics and you framed the scene perfectly!
Excellent clean job!
claudeD (35941) 2013-03-27 11:22
Very fine architecture picture from Spain with a perfect light managment and excellent sharpness. I like fotojob you did here very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
jemaflor (90079) 2013-03-27 12:30
interesting architecture and contrast, superb light capture and colors with this blue for the sky, tfs.
tatadalou (7305) 2013-03-27 15:08
Nice light and colours ! I find this buildings looks more like a museum than an airport terminal. The people seem to take their time whereas, frequently, in airports, everybody is in movement.
Waylim (25432) 2013-03-27 18:36
Very nice shot here, the atmosphere with the blue sky, sun shine is full of energy and the people enjoying the sun make it very inviting, I wish I can just step right in and join them on the steps. Beautiful colors and good clarity and sharpness. Good composition and POV.
macjake (62346) 2013-03-27 18:53
another cool shot to add to your personal collection of photos. has a somewhat futuristic type of look to it. and even stranger to think that its taken near the airport!
funky and futuristic
enjoy your day
Oceania (5202) 2013-03-28 5:48
These are very contemporary architectures compare to old town Barcelona. It's great for changing the visual looks in the same city.
wolf38 (31284) 2013-03-28 6:11
Hello Gosia. What a great and modern architecture. In addition, great colors. Here is the place comes alive with people. Strong colors, great light, fine technical quality.
Fis2 (90829) 2013-03-28 13:45
Takie konstukcje robia wrzenie.
Dobry kadr, kolory i swiatlo.
bayno (18344) 2013-03-31 22:20
Beautiful compo Gosia, rich of graphic element and colors, wonderful sky and sunny day...the human presence is a extra bonus.. super quality shot like always...
adramad (41160) 2013-04-02 15:32
Sensational composition with this set of modern architecture, very nice picture with these geometric components, striking colors in a day full of light, superbly managed.
Nice work, I love it.
Have a good day.
mkamionka (32909) 2013-04-04 13:45
ja lecialem do Barcelony Ryanairem ktory ladowal w Gironie tak wiec nie mialem okazji zobaczyc tej interesujacej nowoczesnej architektury. Bardzo ciekawa geometria jak rowniez kolory. Ludzie stanowia ciekawy dodatek.
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-04-04 23:36
very good point of view and composition, because:
the diagonal and vertical lines of the building
on the forground are the same/equal with the
line of the building on the background and that
makes the picture nice calmness. Also nice is
the building on the forground protrudes above
the building om the background that creates an
extra depth and makes the picture also extra
exciting. The light mangement is also very good.
PaulVDV (24745) 2013-04-14 14:14
Excellent composition and good choice of POV.
Splendid contrasting colours.
The people add life to this beautiful architecture picture.
Best regards, Paul
Urs (14082) 2013-04-17 5:48
Barcelona, I was once at the beach of the town, but just because I was switching train to Andalusia. It was in the early 1980s, but I do not remember the town well. So now I get to see the airport, very contemporary with loads of glass. Good framing and vibrant colour hues. Well done
josepmarin (58031) 2013-04-25 2:11
I have admired several times this fascinating modern sculpture inside this courtyard of the Terminal 1, in the El Prat Airport. Your composition combines skillfully its artistic beauty with the nice architecture of the building, in a sharp image, with a splendid summer light and a few natural colors.
I like, it's a good work.
serp2000 (42218) 2013-05-12 11:22
Unfortunately, I did not had a chance to see outside airport in Barcelona. I remember the famous horse sculpture inside. Excellent colours, perfect DoF, good composition as a result of clever PoV.
jmdias (59220) 2013-06-04 2:44
very beautiful this cubic structure full of lines. I liked the way you framed it, showing the other structures around. the people gave a sense of scale. nice job.
gus72 (3719) 2014-02-12 22:08
Hi Gosia !!
Very nice clean shot from a favorable POV.
I also like the range of colours that blend together so well.
Well spotted and presented.
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (34141)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-14
- Categories: Transportation
- 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): Airports [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-24 3:09