Yellow is sunshine. It is a warm color that, like red, has conflicting symbolism. On the one hand it denotes happiness and joy but on the other hand yellow is the color of cowardice and deceit.
Yellow is one of the warm colors. Because of the high visibility of bright yellow, it is often used for hazard signs and some emergency vehicles. Yellow is cheerful.
For years yellow ribbons were worn as a sign of hope as women waited from their men to come marching home from war. Today, they are still used to welcome home loved ones. Its use for hazard signs creates an association between yellow and danger, although not quite as dangerous as red.
If someone is yellow it means they are a coward so yellow can have a negative meaning in some cultures.
Yellow is for mourning in Egypt and actors of the Middle Ages wore yellow to signify the dead. Yet yellow has also represented courage (Japan), merchants (India), and peace.
(and Yellow is a wonderful song of coldplay: D)
Critiques | Translate
ManuMay (35049) 2011-07-29 11:53
Parecde que hoy estamos todos juntos...Primero Juan y ahora tú!! Ja, jaaa....
Preciosa composición y muy bueno el uso de las siluetas y su contraste con la luz, todo un espectaculo...me gusta también el efecto del agua y esa bruma que rodea las siluetas...
Feliz fin de semana...
PD: Quién tambien tiene una fotos buenísimas de estas fuentes es Carlos Marin...
bema (26341) 2011-07-29 11:56
for sure a lovely take with impressive colors all around, a fine night-hour-take.. perhaps the yellow frame is a bit to much in my humble opinion, think a normal black or white one would have fit better..
thanks for sharing, see you soon, regards Bernd
s_lush (16134) 2011-07-29 12:18
This is a very colorful and highly interesting night scene captured by you quite masterfully. The lack of sharpness is unimportant in this case or even gives an additional positive aesthetic effect. The main things here are light and colors. They are managed perfectly. Excellent job!
bukitgolfb301 (36220) 2011-07-29 12:57
Hi Ciao my dear Cristina
Waoo--, very fantastic and artstic shot!
Yes exactlly, I agree with your notes.
I like the soft focusing very much this time, which adds tatseful atmosphere as positive impact.
You are talented to present the night secne very much. Thanks for your sharaing and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo hitted by so heavy rain
siudzi (33973) 2011-07-29 15:16
This is very attractive and artistic post with such a great layers effect. Excellent saturation and color contrast have been achieved. Bravo!
JFS (32459) 2011-07-30 0:30
Menudo fotón, me saco el sombrero. Me encanta! Me gusta el color, la luz, las sobras de la gente embelesada mirando la fuente, y sobretodo el encuadre.
Bon cap de setmana!
Rafer (15383) 2011-07-30 1:19
Algo borrosa pero preciosa!!! Saludos
timecapturer (49286) 2011-07-30 4:45
an amazing light show, captured so imaginatively. Spectacular and effective presentation. Bravo!
Have a great Saturday - Brian.
abmdsudi (43718) 2011-07-30 20:26
There's a nice darkness in the sky and it's well exposed to silhouette the crowd in the foreground without blowing out the main interest, the bright yellow water fountain. A fine limited color pallette has brought the contrast so superbly and well composed shot of an interesting scene. You have captured the motion in the water perfectly and the fine spray against the warm light is so brilliant, this is so appealing to me. Interesting to read the notes too, you spotted the opportunity so well and captured the moment pretty skilfully. A very atmospheric shot, Well done.
I have two issues here: Sincerely I feel the two bright lights in the foreground somehow distracted, this can be cropped off thus attention can be focused straight
to the water spray and sihouetted crowd. Secondly is about sharpness; Is this hand held as the sihouetted crowd appeared to be slightly blur and not sharp enough as expected. Hope my critiques are acceptable and constructive, Tx
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-07-30 20:42
There is a very dramatic color and the movement to the image. the spectators in silhouette is very effective. Shifting the framing slightly to the right side of the photo gives ample space for the arch created by the water on the left side to be included. Matching yellow frame goes well with the color of the fountain. It's a very nice summer image. Coolness of the summer evening by the fountain can well be felt.
Very best regards,
Have a pleasant Sunday, Cristina
colibriav (2152) 2011-08-02 10:05
Bonito espectáculo las fuentes, un atractivo mas de la bella Barcelona.
Un saludo desde Avila:
claudeD (33234) 2011-08-02 13:25
Very fine night shot from Barcelona with a erfect light managment.I like your fotojob very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
delpeoples (53167) 2011-08-03 15:36
This is spectacular. So artistic and very unique. I love the yellow colours and especially how they contrast against the black sillhouettes. Superb shot, congratulations.
chanteuse (210) 2011-08-05 16:28
Yellow is one of my favorite colors and I also love night scenes. You've done an amazing job here! I like the slightly asymmetrical composition and the variety of yellows, and the crowd silhouette seems quite sharp enough in this context. I am of two minds about the orange-y shapes at the bottom - on the one hand they echo and balance the buildings in the upper left behind the water, and on the other hand they draw attention and make me wonder what they are. Taking them out would be easy but then it would be a more "ordinary" photo...perhaps something enigmatic is good, especially at night!
Well done and thank you for your kind comments on my photo! Best, Sara
serp2000 (40352) 2011-08-07 1:41
Great! It reminds me a night show in the Park Aventura.
I like the siluettes of the people. Good night colours!TFS! Gracias!
ashres (1075) 2011-09-20 5:03
I liked the silhouette of the people. It is a beautiful photo with beautiful note. cheers, ashish
- Copyright: Cristina Torrente (Crispilandia) (842)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-24
- Categories: Festivals, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/5.4, 1/10 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): A Journey [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-07-29 11:48