This is one of Gaudi's famous chimney's atop La Pedrera, in Barcelona. These chimneys are photographed at least a million times a month and are reproduced on postcards and websites throughout the world. So, coming up with an original take on them is not easy. I can honestly say that I have never seen them re-presented this way.
The unusual POV aside, I used an ND grad to darken the sky etc. and played with colour temperature and saturation to get this final result. It is my, hopefully, original take on these famous chimneys.
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yquem46 (38382) 2014-02-11 2:36
A splendid architecture shot with this low pov of the Gaudi chimney
I do not know what you've done with the sky in post processing but the dramatic impact is gorgeous and its dark gray color blends well with the golden colors of the mosaics
The slight upward diagonal perspective gives much dynamism to the image
un grand Bravo, best regards
mesutilgim (80112) 2014-02-11 2:40
Very nice capture of this Gaudian artwork in Barcelona.
Dark cloudy sky creates a perfect background.
TFS and best regards
timecapturer (45289) 2014-02-11 2:45
a beautifully conceived and original image of this Gaudi masterpiece. I love the enticing sweep and the mix of shapes and the moody atmosphere. A stunning post this!
Regards - B.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-02-11 3:18
beautiful tight framing for this unusual architecture. I love all the details so nicely exposed thanks to perfect clarity and sharpness. Very pretty colors against dark and quite dramatic background.
Thanks for sharing
umutlu101 (13310) 2014-02-11 3:33
tu as pu donner une autre dimension à gaudi
ça lui va bien
Sergiom (54655) 2014-02-11 3:52
C'est une des plus belles photos que j'ai vue de ce toit. Probablement à cause de ce ciel très noir en arrière plan qui ajoute beaucoup d'effet dramatique à la composition. La contre plongée donne beaucoup d'ampleur.
cornejo (28111) 2014-02-11 4:35
Hi Michael, very good picture of this interesting composition with fireplace lam La Pedrera, beautifully captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Angshu (54763) 2014-02-11 5:43
We have indeed seen the chimneys many a times in many pictures, but you have surely brought in a nice 'twist' to these artistic landmarks. The sky is stunning as contrast to the pale coloured mosaic stones..but you did conceive the image well by moving close to the chimney to take this shot. Excellent!
kabel (1579) 2014-02-11 6:23
Hello, interesting view of Gaudis' architectural wonder. What an imagination he had. Good use of the nd filter to get that moody streaky sky.
Romano46 (16578) 2014-02-11 6:58
altra ottima realizzazione di una straordinaria architettura molto famosa.
Eccellente il POV e magnifica la gestione della luce che permette di valorizzareanche il colore.
Ciao e buona giornata
holmertz (37145) 2014-02-11 7:25
I agree that it's hard to find a new and different approach to places that have been photographed hundreds of thousands of times, but I give you full cxredit for a good attempt. The magnificent sky and the careful treatment gives this close-up a quite refreshing expression. The light and colours are very good.
carlo62 (27766) 2014-02-11 15:45
questo camino sembra avvolgersi su se stesso, l'effetto della tua ripresa è fantastico, sembra quasi tridimensionale.
Molto bello il cielo drammatico che fa da sfondo a questa opera.
PaulVDV (20481) 2014-02-11 19:21
Yes, original takes of the very popular Pedrera are difficult to realize. Still everyone likes to present its own version.
I think this view upwards of just one of the wider chimneys with a very stormy sky in the background is original.
Your presentation makes this chimney look enormous and very impressive. I guess it's also one of the bigger.
A view with a dramatic feel.
Best regards, Paul
adidas5nb (4498) 2014-02-11 21:19
great artistry here.really nicely seen and thought out.like the colors and the pov and angle.
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-02-11 22:14
My goodness, Mike,
When view as a Tn, and read your title I was intrigued as to what I might find it is, a bit disappointed thinking it might once upon a time been moving ha ha.
But a further study and a read I see it in a new light so to speak.
Wonderful how you have managed and presented this Gaudi's creation, fantastic textures, shapes and mood, love the sky.
ourania (26518) 2014-02-12 11:57
a most attractive picture of great and "heavy" dynamism. The chimney looks like a living monster unraveling upwards in a slow but powerful way. It even seems to have shattered the dark clouds, pushing them to the borders of the frame. The textures and the great mosaic of warm tones is defined excellently, your point of view exalts it in an impressive way. The sense of movement and the dramatic impact of the scene are captivating. One forgets this is a well known and much photographed architectural creation. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
gus72 (3719) 2014-02-14 0:21
Hi Michael !!!
I give you FULL MARKS for creativity. Last year I took the same photo but it looks like a poor sister to your image..
now days...... the doors are open to change all photos and make them more beautiful
Have a nice week end and no more rain...
annjackman (17803) 2014-02-22 6:29
This is very original and also very successful. The filter really did the job. Very dramatic - I love it.
Kind Regards, Ann
tenretin (2298) 2014-03-23 3:40
Superb imaged Architecture of this building.
It's worked well.
lousat (72425) 2014-04-04 2:30
Hi Michael,fantastic perspective under the Pedrera chemney,this is absolutely beautiful,a great work in PP and a dramatic sky,perfect to complete this special dark effect,i like it! Have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano
kathryn_weir (2056) 2014-04-19 4:15
You have indeed presented us with something original. It is such an amazing structure and as you so rightly say difficult to reinvent the wheel in terms of capturing a unique view.
Is this also HDR rendered?
The sharpness, detail and perspective are all top notch
Didi (55103) 2014-06-08 8:14
Very interesting twisted composition
Very good frame quality
Fraipont (226) 2014-06-09 8:56
A very good POV, original, and a very good framing for a surprise to us !