What we see here is the cross of "Gran Via" with "Alcalá street" in the very center of my beloved city; Madrid.
This is a dark cloudy day in the city, quite depressing for most of us who are used to enjoy sunny days most of our time. The traffic is normally a total chaos (eventhoght Madrid's underground network is huge and extensive, even larger than Paris') but I had to be pacient until I got the streets some clear of cars, taxis and trucks.
Nevertheless I do love the intense activity of the center of Madrid, specially in this crossroad. This is the beginning of "Gran Via" (the equivalent of Oxford street in London), which was built during the first half of the 20th century. The nicest modernist buildings of Madrid are here and the street is plenty of cinemas, theaters, night clubs and fashionable shops.
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Steft (5975) 2005-04-17 11:34
Nice effect these brownish and reddish colours. The buildings of "Spanish Oxford "in the background are very beautiful and the lines of the road in the foreground give a nice depth.
I like your pp work, it gives a nice atmosphere!
Homerhomer (4080) 2005-04-17 13:06
Nice image showing the beautifull architecture of the city. Lots of debth here allowing us to wonder down that street. I think the shot could have been better had you waited a second for the trafic to get into the frame, the lower left portion seems a bit empty, a bit of perspective correction wouldn't hurt either. I am also not a big fan of the warm/red tonning here.
All these are minor points, composition is good which is most important. Fine shot.
puciu (498) 2005-04-17 16:53
Ciekawie zrobione zdjêcie, du¿y plus za B/W.
toni_al (15875) 2005-04-17 18:29
Este es el Madrid de hoy o de hace 20 años.?
Me gusta la toma y el colorido de la imagen
Gdouble (0) 2005-04-18 4:54
Beautifull place with many types of architecture. The sepia tone is perfect for such a shot
olopez (4959) 2005-04-18 9:42
Bonita estampa Javier,
buen viraje a sepia y utilización del carril bus.
- Copyright: Javier Fernandez de Prado (castellano) (791)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-04-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Kodak EasyShare DX7630
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Madrid [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-04-17 10:53