First: why this title?. This title is the name of the music from the prologue of the film "the agony and the ectasy" by Carol Reed. The music of the prologue is by Jerry Goldsmith. You won't find nothing in common between the film and the picture, only I've used the title.
This is Barcelona, the Park GŁell.
Many people thinks that Gaudi's Park GŁell in Barcelona is one of the fines places of Barcelona.
For many people Barcelona is Modernism, and for many people Modernism is Gaudi. Then, for many people Barcelona means Gaudi.
The Modernism was in Catalonia a very important movement artistic. Was, overcoat, a new architecture based on the nature. Beautiful forms: the buildings tried to became part of the nature. And the Park GŁell is the most clear exemple. Then, many people, when see it, think that is really magic.
I don't. Sorry (or not). I live in the Poble Sec (one neighbourhood of Barcelona) and there I don't see that "magic forms". Is my city and I think that also I can say something about it, isn't it?
Anyway, here a picture of the Park GŁell... Perhaps would be better say a photo in the Park GŁell.
Here you don't see the park, only a place where are sold little paintings.
About the picture: I've decreased the saturation for make this effect. Really I don't like much this kind of photos (because when you see the photo, you know that the colours cannot be real), but let me do someone like this time.
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Paolo (41222) 2005-05-25 8:53
Wonderful composition Carlos.
great POV, for that strange picture with few colors!
good light and a great note.
Intruder (3099) 2005-05-25 17:00
the idea is very good, i like the desaturation leaving some few colors. the black thing at the left corner is a bit distructing but its a nice shot overall.
bertolucci (13356) 2005-05-27 6:21
Hola Carlos, analyzing y'r nicely graphic pic there might be a tighter connection to the titel then you suggest. The de-sat worked very well, strengthens the graphism and ties it closer to the title, but maybe this is only due to the way my mind works ;-) The intrusion on the left is indeed slightly distracting, but Anyway - I like this is a lot!
Cheers from Rotterdam,
vsinopoulos (263) 2005-05-27 9:57
Very creative image and very good combination with title. Your imagination has created a very original image well composed and presented, bravo!!
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2005-06-20 6:45
Le falta color...
sergio1 (12152) 2005-09-20 7:05
Hola, es original pero no le falta un poquito de color? Pero has tenido una buena idea.
- Copyright: carlos serrano (coco) (30439)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-05-14
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
- Exposure: f/3.1
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Film music: Jerry Goldsmith [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-25 8:45