Another photo taken (without t.) at the dusk in Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in Valencia.
El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia — an opera house and performing arts center. It contains four large rooms: a Main Room, Magisterial Classroom, Amphitheater and Theater of Camera. It is dedicated to music and the scenic arts. It holds many events such as opera, theatre and music in its auditoriums. Panoramic lifts and stairways connect platforms at different heights on the inside of the metallic frames of the building. The building has an metallic feather outer roof that rests on two supports and is 230 meters long and 70 meters high. One of the supports allows for part of the building to overhang. The building is supported by white concrete. Two laminated steel shells cover the building weighing over 3,000 tons. These shells are 163 meters wide and 163 meters long (Wikipedia)
I wonder how it looks like inside. Unfortunately, I was not long enogh there to see.
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npecanhuk (53919) 2012-05-14 5:44
That subject is amazingly photo-friendly and you're making a very good use of that fact!
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week,
mauro61 (52527) 2012-05-14 12:02
la luce crea un bell'effetto regalando una particolare tonalità a questa tua immagine con la struttura del palazzo grande protagonista,
carlo62 (12666) 2012-05-14 13:32
una struttura molto moderna e particolare, ottimo il controllo della luce nonostante le difficoltà dell'ora.
Una foto ben composta e ben presentata.
edge (6068) 2012-05-14 20:11
Hello Malgorzata, This looks like a most interesting opera house and other things too. This is very similar to the waterfront pavillion in Bregenz, Austria with opera and musical presentations made there. I like the presence of the autos on the street below as it gives the viewer some idea of how large this must be. From your description, it appears this is used contiuously where the hall in Bregenz is only at certain times of the year. I would have been in Valencia this September, but had to cancel the trip. Too much traveling. aaagh. Kindest Regards, Roger
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4435) 2012-05-14 20:53
great catch in here! Love the caption! You can really do lots of wonders in this vast Calatrava play ground! Definitely a haven for photographers. Love this unusual photograph from this place! Great capture!
delpeoples (45018) 2012-05-15 0:14
Ciao cara Itchy Feet
A very modern yet intriguing building. I like the shapes alot and the fact that it's surrounded by water. Bet you wish you had a tripod! Excellent job without one and certainly a place that I know Craig and Juan would love.
Thanks for sharing, un abbraccio
Fis2 (73146) 2012-05-15 0:48
Bardzo ciekawa konstrukcja.
Fota zrobiona o ciekawej porze.
ChrisJ (86932) 2012-05-15 1:23
It looks like a giant blue silvery fish. Good sharpness & graphism with the warm cold color contrast between the blue & orange adding to the appeal. Nice fg reflections in the fountain. The side of the fountain adds perspective. Tfs!
dkmurphys (36857) 2012-05-15 1:37
Nice presentation of this modern architecture capture. I like the colors and the mood. Well taken!
Royaldevon (17811) 2012-05-15 2:08
Good Morning Malgo,
This is the sort of building that was always portayed in science fiction movies long ago; now it is a reality. I do enjoy the fact that arty events are held in a building that is likely to inspire.
I like it and think you have done an incredible job capturing it so well, without a tripod.
Your composition gives two contrasting horizontal layers, from which, like a strange whale emerging from the water, rises the dome, set against the lighter, effective b/g.
I think your border displays your sensitivity to colour. It works really well.
My warm regards,
sacimar (25957) 2012-05-15 5:59
this is an impressive building, I like the blue tones of the image, I love this area of Valencia, you took a good picture,
Waylim (22357) 2012-05-15 8:53
I have not see it from this POV, and in deed it looks like an iron monster from some movie, but a very good looking one with nice curves and shape of abstract. The Bridge is a bit obstructing the view but you managed well to make it part of your composition, the light poles are pefectly situated.
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (58224)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G9
- Exposure: f/4, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-14 4:23