Getty center occupies 110 acres of hill top of land located at west side of Los Angeles.
The Center was designed by Richard Meier. He received his architectural training at Cornell University. Among his most well known projects are the High Museum in Atlanta; the Frankfurt Museum for Decorative Arts in Germany; and television Headquarters in Paris. The architect's principle was to create a rational, measured structure making the best possible use of space.
The Museum is clad primarily in a cream-colored, cleft-cut Italian travertine stone. The travertine is also used for base walls throughout the campus. The travertine was imported from Italy. This stone was used to build the Coliseum in Rome, Fontana Di Trevi, and many ancient buildings. It took 100 freighter voyages to deliver the 16000 tons of building material from Italy to build the center.
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tars (880) 2005-07-26 2:54
Very good photograph of a very special architecture. Nice framing and point of vue. Good details and light.
Thanks for sharing.
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-07-26 3:33
this is a very natural restitution from this architectured place, the lens effect is kept and I find this increase the height of the place.
I like it
bantonbuju (51733) 2005-07-26 3:33
hi wes, i like the modern archi and its "programmed" blue/white outlook, like here; this is a very impressive bit of architecture and i like the vertical composition helping to show dynamically the building;
have a nice day, jerzy
pnphan (3957) 2005-07-26 4:49
I been to this beautiful museum so many times and never look at the architecture like the way you captured this image.
Steft (5975) 2005-07-26 5:31
Is that man to the right a buildybuilder? It looks like he has a lot of musles.
Great architecture photo. Beautiful lines and nice combination of a blue sky, blue glas and white stones. Maybe I would have cropped the bottom away though, because I think that is the most intresting part of the photo. Thanks for sharing this nice pic, Wes!
jhm (122490) 2005-07-26 7:00
A picture very modern architecture, the vertical and horizontal lines determine the photo, the sharpness and clarity its very lovely, very good job here!
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-07-26 12:24
Well chosen pov with a nice,framed,perspective on the modern architecture of the Getty center.The included persons and the red banner are essential details here.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-07-26 15:32
Hi Wes. Very nice vertical frame with an interesting blend of modern architecture details of the GC. Good handling of the light as if falls through this maze of lines and squares, and the person is well included for scale and compositional interest (the red banner also works fine to that respect). Nothing much to suggest here, except maybe a slight correction of the barrel distortion. Well captured.
Tue (25798) 2005-07-26 15:48
The architect's name did ring some bells for me and now I know why, cause he's also designed the city hall of Den Haag, that I uploaded last weekend. Nice coincidence. :-)
And I can see the same style in the two building. I like this picture too, with the lines of modern architecture, well done and thanx for sharing!
papagolf21 (76611) 2005-07-26 17:20
Intéressante note qui accompagne très bien la photographie. Le travertin est une pierre calcaire marbrière, qui présente des cavités vermiculaires naturelles, diversement réparties, il possède un joli aspect.
L'architecture ne manque pas d'originalité tout en conservant un certain esprit classique.
Très belle prise de vue.
singuanti (15250) 2005-07-26 21:49
Hi Mr. Wes. I'm starting to thing your are turning into Norbert with all of these excellent art museum shots! You did well with your capture of the verticals. Lastly distortion is under control. I like the use of the polarizer here. Nicely done Mr. USC!
guliz (438) 2005-07-27 2:18
Beautiful framing and good details.The man is well included in picture.
ChrisJ (86932) 2005-07-27 3:47
I like the high pov & superb sharpness. The person adds scale & context. The vertical format was a good choice. Well done!
Galmeida (12559) 2005-07-27 4:24
Fine vertical enquadrement view and a quality picture. Good management of light, nice colors and contrast. Clear picture and also a composition with graphism.
Well seen and well composed.
john_c (24662) 2005-07-27 10:00
A well framed and formatted composition, which allows the viewer to appreciate the full dimensions of the building. The colours are rendered naturally and I like the effect of being able to view the distant scene through the glass doors. The man is perfectly positioned to enhance and balance. Well done.
carper (96) 2005-07-27 10:49
very nice one Wes,
very good view, with fantastic lines in it , the depth is great and the colours and the light is good, the photo is well taken, very good job,
tityop (6225) 2005-07-27 14:47
une photo pleine de ligne droite et de courbe, j'aime beaucoup le contraste des textures, la lumière met très bien en valeur ce lieu et les deux personnages nous donnent une échelle des grandeur.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-07-28 4:44
Look like a nice piece of modern Architecture with combination of straight lines and curves, your vertical framing works best here and the guy had a good idea to stop there for a while and provide a scale.
Have a nice day,
cobraphil8 (82) 2005-07-28 9:58
I propose a workshop because I find your photograph very good in his composition, but it misses percussion.
aloyho (6705) 2005-07-28 22:42
A very interesting composition of shapes and spaces. The light and shadows helped to indicate depth and the red banner holds our attention. The bluish grey is very soothing and pleasant. Well seen and captured! Regards.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-07-29 10:13
very nice shot, I like the structure here, I like the patterns and also the angle, well done
premels (2400) 2005-07-31 6:41
Hi Wes, This Getty is also the Getty of the photo agency (GettyImages), is he ? I like this point of view showing the intrication of the different parts of the building. Maybe the picture is a bit cold as Philippe WS showed.
Stepan (27210) 2005-11-27 5:10
It's museum day !
I wish I could visit this place and for now I do through your eyes !
Good frame and light here.
- Copyright: Wes Wang (weswang) (18223)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70 DX, 67mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/22, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Getty Center [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-26 1:24