I thought now would be a good time as any to dedicate 3 photo's (2 in the WS) to our good friend Juan (JFS) and Michael (mjw364)
Why you ask? well, Michael is in Barcelona with Juan. And probably taking many abstract architecture shots as possible every single moment of the day, taking a break only to eat!
Even though Juan has now left us on TE, who knows, maybe one day he'll come back.
Micheal, in a funny sort of way is the 'new' Juan! His architecture shots inspire me to get out and see the world in a new way.
As for the 2 photos in the WS, one is from the Guggenheim in NYC, the other is a colorful shot of a Museum in Seattle.
This one here is the base of the Science World exhibit, the large golf ball you may have seen in some of my other Vancouver photo's. The large rounded golf ball is directly above, sitting on top but you can't see it because of the acute vertical angle i shot this with.
Looking forward to seeing your shots from Barcelona Michael!!
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emka (77444) 2013-06-22 23:32
Hi Craig, Isn't it strange? How often we think - this view Craig (or Juan, or Brian, or Lisa, or Luciano, or ...) would like. Funny - Micheal as a 'new' Juan. Interesting view from below. Nice grey and red shot.
warm regrads from rainy Warsaw MAlgo
PS. Congratulations with forty thousand points. (I am slowly approaching sixty)
jjcordier (75668) 2013-06-22 23:57
Une photo qui, c'est sûr, leur plaira....mais pas seulement à eux! Cadrage original.J'aime aussi beaucoup le WS1
lousat (75566) 2013-06-23 2:08
Hi Craig,3 magnificent pics perfect to dedicate to our friends that likes these styles,for me your choice of the main is correct,is really fantastic whit this imposing and original perspective under this cloudy sky,a special light,bright colors and fine details,i like it,you're always a step ahead..ehee...Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
holmertz (40085) 2013-06-23 2:23
By shooting from this angle you have converted this building from an ordinary building to something almost abtsract that could be just about anything. The shapes and colors look great but are rather puzzling. The architect must have had a stimulating time by his/her desk. The grey sky is a perfect complement.
krzychu30 (15496) 2013-06-23 3:11
this is definitely something in Juan and Mike´s style.And I´m sure there´ll be much more people who will love it-like me for example!:)
And it´s not only the upward perspective you applied here so perfectly,that makes the image outstanding.It´s also the combination of different well-contrasting colors and the architecture of this building(it has kind of industrial feeling).
Have a good sunday
snunney (82559) 2013-06-23 3:45
An image and composition that makes superb use of the strong graphical lines offered by the unusual architecture. Excellence rendering of the colours and detail.
Noel_Byrne (23286) 2013-06-23 4:32
A great shot and workshops too, and a really nice dedication. I have to admit, I spent a bit of time staring at this building before I read your note to try and figure out what type of building it is. I was torn between some kind of well painted industrial setting and a shopping centre. Excellent viewpoint on this, a juantastic shot :)
Love the workshop too, the sweeping curves of that museum are class.
All the best
timecapturer (48046) 2013-06-23 4:39
hope this tempts Juan back. Yes Mike is posting some really inspiring architectural gems now too and it will be interesting to see what he comes back from Spain with, image-wise. This one of yours is just amazing. Almost clinically sharp and the subtle light goes a long way in making the lines and shapes so captivating and beautiful. Super stuff Craig!
Enjoy your Sunday.
Sergiom (58734) 2013-06-23 5:33
En regardant bien attentivement, tu pourrais être toi aussi le prochain Juan. J'aime beaucoup cette violente contre plongée qui donne un air très différent au bâtiment. J'aime aussi le temps gris qui ajoute une touche très éthérée à l'ensemble.
jcpix (13564) 2013-06-23 9:00
Whoa, I think all three pics stand on their own merit, each one is easily a featured photo! Like Noel, I took some time trying to figure this out before reading your note...and frankly still can't quite make heads or tails out of it, and that's what I love! I'd say you've done Juan & Michael proud with this one, I can see the both of them appreciating this kind of take on the structure. (I hope Juan gets word of it through the network)
It's so oddly fascinating, and your creative approach really makes the mind active taking it all in...it's urban, abstract, colorful, detailed and so many other things I simply can't squeeze 'em all into this note. I don't know whether it's art, or a section of the space station?? :) For all I know, it could be a macro shot of a computers motherboard! No matter, it's a wonderful image. Thanks for giving us this fun perspective.
Have a great Sunday,
rigoletto (34255) 2013-06-23 9:07
i like how your low pov and pp work improve the abstract feeling here. there is so much metal in there and you even have this cold metallic glow under low light. the grey sky was indeed there for you.
ps: i believe, mike will be sharing photos from barcelona for a couple of years ahead :P
Royaldevon (28641) 2013-06-23 11:39
I am sure that both the guys mentioned in your dedication would be more than thrilled with this and the w/s. They all follow a style with which these photographers are reknown.
I love the upward pov on this, with the converging lines, of different textures, guiding forever upwards.
However, my real favourite is the one of the museum, with its sweeping curves. I just love the flowing lines - maybe that's a feminine thing, not sure!
My warm regards,
mehranjahangiri (347) 2013-06-23 21:45
contrast is excellent.
composition is very beautiful.
color geometrical shapes are very nice.
mjw364 (7340) 2013-06-24 0:22
Well what a dedication! Two for the price of one - must be a TE first! I like the Guggenheim shots more its more me but that's not to detract from the Bladerunner type shot above - amazing work! I love these shots.
I don't know about being the new Juan - I have just looked at the gallery for the last day or so and there are many contenders and some far more accomplished than I am. The shots you posted here, for example.
And you pretty much describe my day well! I walk - take shots and eat! I must be at least 5 kilos heavier! A photographers life! So romantic! I kid ye not the food here is amazing - I was talking to a guy from LA last night and he couldn't believe how fresh and tasty it was - I said well I have been to LA and I have to say any food tastes good after that!
Shots from Barcelona coming up - got a flight to catch and bags to unpack etc first. The problem with spending time in Juan's stomping ground and having a similar eye to him is that every shot you line up you realise why you lined it up - you have seen it before on TE courtesy of Juan. He has this town covered!
I visited most of the same locations as him and so I apologise in advance for repeat subjects and if repeat POV's unwittingly occur. If this enterprise were literary and not visual I guess they would call it inter-textuality as opposed to plagiarism! Or, in the case of Juan and I, great minds think alike!
Anyways, gotta flight to catch - hasta luego
kordinator (16415) 2013-06-26 1:17
Nice deducation for TE friends.
Really art work with interesting and unusual shapes.
Nice colors,excellent composition.
adidas5nb (5241) 2013-06-27 3:44
its a stunner.i do not have words.great pov and angle to make this artistic shot possible.really nice to see inclusion of red in your normally grey frames.
SnapRJW (30911) 2013-06-30 9:35
Hi Craig - You have posted so many shots recently and I am finding it hard to catch up with what's been going on with all your travels. Back in Vancouver with a very fine image. I love the way you have managed this one, the overcast sky has diffused the light attractively and the steel work has the most tactile looking silky sheen. Tonal graduation across the red is sublime. This is a shot of great quality and packed with atmosphere which is a triumph for an architectural shot. Top class here! Warm regards Rosemary
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-07-19 19:57
hahaha, very clever to dedicate it to those two :)
and what a grand shot this is! a futuristic fantasy of architectural elements ~ Mondrian on steroids... fantastic!
even the lighting is rather surreal and artificial looking (in a positive way.)
a very cool capture, craig ~
btw, i'm going to barcelona in september. mike has already given me a ton of suggestions and with a bit of luck, perhaps i'll be able to meet up with juan when i'm there :)
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (55562)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/50 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-22 22:42