Appearing Rooms fountain by Danish artist Jeppe Hein.The Royal Festival Hall is a 2,900-seat concert, dance and talks venue within Southbank Centre in London. It is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, not far from Hungerford Bridge. It is a Grade I listed building - the first post-war building to become so protected (in April 1988). The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestras perform the majority of their London concerts in the hall.
The hall was built as part of the Festival of Britain by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts for London County Council, and was officially opened on 3 May 1951. When the Greater London Council (LCC's successor) was abolished in 1986, the Hall was taken over by the Arts Council. Since the late 1980s the hall has operated an 'open foyers' policy, opening up the substantial foyer spaces to the public throughout the day, even if there are no performances. This has proved very popular and the foyers are now one of the best used public spaces in London.
Each year Southbank Centre puts on a festival known as "Meltdown". In2010 the festival was curated by Richard Thompson and featured events across the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall.
The closest tube stations are Waterloo and Embankment. SEE WORKSHOP.
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Sonata11 (33298) 2011-09-04 22:33
what a wonderful picture. A very unique scene and beautiful. This a brilliant framing of this fountain and the girl. Excellent job. I love it. Perfectly well done. Thanks for sharing and informative note. Awesome !!!
All the best,
smarcell (19963) 2011-09-04 22:56
A very nice scene, with the water that creates an interesting effect.
I like the rainbow line. In my opinion a wider view, with the girl smaller in the frame woud have been better,
jjcordier (77508) 2011-09-04 22:57
Belle exploitation de cette fontaine pour créer cette image originale mettant en scène cette jeune fille (j'aurais quand même préféré qu'elle ne soit pas allée faire les magasins avant -)). Joli plus apporté par l'arc-en-ciel.
emka (81962) 2011-09-04 23:09
I hoped to see something from the meeting. Original shot. Were you also in his fountain?? It looks so. Nice rainbow.
besnard (54001) 2011-09-04 23:12
Un bon cliché original et inédit. Une belle réussite.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
dip (23640) 2011-09-05 0:16
a wonderful shot of the dancing woman through the falling water!
very good your idea to take the photo from this POV,well done!
dkmurphys (50416) 2011-09-05 0:19
Beautiful and good mood shot for these hot days. Nice one, well catch.
Enjoy a fine week.
annjackman (20283) 2011-09-05 2:32
Nice work with an original composition. It has a curious, painterly look about it that I can't quite work out - and that makes it wonderfully interesting.
ikeharel (59635) 2011-09-05 3:28
A fabulous taken shot, she looks happy and cheerful, maybe not noticed by your presence - but that's you must know about...
KLB (23723) 2011-09-05 3:38
Great shot !
An elegant direction... and refreshing !
You've done a brilliant use of the fountain.
Very unusual, compliments.
snunney (86538) 2011-09-05 4:01
An image full of exuberance. Very well seen and presented. Thanks for sharing.
sabermonajati (9737) 2011-09-05 4:28
glamorous moment you captured.
Cricri (108805) 2011-09-05 5:52
Très jolie scéne, j'aime l'effet peinture, les détails et les couleurs, une très jolie réalisation
Sergiom (63034) 2011-09-05 6:34
Une très belle composition à travers la fontaine.Une belle initiation a un wet tee shirt party. Une très grande liberte de mouvement et un arrière plan parfait.
SnapRJW (31617) 2011-09-05 10:33
Hello Iain - Disappointed that I cannot see your seed head; it was super! I like the softly hued fuzziness here, the shot has quite an ethereal feel to it. Why did you crop out the oak tree? Warm regards Rosemary
williewhistler (14801) 2011-09-05 11:03
Hello Iain,an original presentation full of imagination and fun.Nice effects.
francio64 (38983) 2011-09-05 14:51
bella la vista della ragazza attraverso la fitta acqua della fontana.
Il risultato è molto artistico e piacevolmente grafico.
Well done and TFS!
adores (38711) 2011-09-05 18:46
Well done! Her pose, the rainbow and the effect of the heavy rain falling make it a very good capture.
cornejo (33372) 2011-09-06 12:25
Hi Lain, a good and beautiful picture very original and well made, making very good quality very well done, good and beautiful work my friend, congratulations for that. Good afternoon and happy week.
COSTANTINO (57329) 2011-09-07 12:01
it is a wonderful shot of this dancing woman
original version,great inspiration
shot full of art and beauty
delpeoples (53697) 2011-09-07 19:43
Love this shot. Very unique, very artistic and well composed. The rainbow is the icing on the cake.
Great job, have a good evening
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-09-08 5:23
If I were there, I might have enjoyed the situation as well like her. You couldn't because you had your precious camera with you. Would you have joined her in the rain otherwise? I like the heavy rainfall, as well as the rainbow that you have captured in your frame. it's a great image indeed.
Very best wishes, Iain
romanaa (7966) 2011-09-09 3:18
the water creates a very fine veil to suit the water fairy, who expresses her happy mood by dance.
sandpiper (6788) 2011-09-10 0:48
Great capture, very original. Good composition.
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-09-11 0:56
This picture tells more than a thousand words and
the composition and light management are good.
Friendly regards and have a nice Sunday,
serp2000 (41016) 2011-09-15 20:41
Like a Vincent's works! Impressive effect, Iain. Well done! Just a artwork. An interesting music information too.
Have a good friday!
sevy (15365) 2011-09-27 8:00
I like a lot the idea of this shot showing the woman through the water jet. It is very original.
Juzo (4349) 2011-10-03 5:43
A real standout in style in your gallery, the water acts as such a natural filter, and we see her sense of joy through this.
dale54 (6673) 2011-10-05 12:21
hey iain!came across this one.it caught my eye!very well thought out,i like that little flash of the rainbow in it too!have a great day! dr
- Copyright: Iain Richardson (RhodieIke) (11742)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-19
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Favorites continue... #4 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-04 22:28