Rain, World Cup Match
Time: 15 hours, taken during the last part of the match played between Argentina and Belgium
Photo taken at 9 de julio avenue that runs conecting North to South
It was raining hard, so only three persons can be seen , they are polices wearing green waistcoat, at the far left is the biggest photo of Messi, it runs along a block, more than 100 meters
As Jerusalem has mills (Ike´s post), Buenos Aires has an obelisk, not from Egypt but built in Buenos Aires in 1936 and considered an icon of the city
It’s located in 9 de Julio Avenue, which Argentinians call “the wide avenue of the world”, there is also “the longest street of the world” showing that way the character of the majority of Argentinians, exaggerating unchecked facts and so being hated by all countries from America
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danos (100922) 2014-07-08 9:18
nice the view of the empry road in Buenos Aires with the red lights to reflected on the wet asphalt of the road.The obelisk dominating the place and is placed perfect in the frame.
COSTANTINO (67380) 2014-07-08 11:12
here we hav a very interesting rainy capture
perfectly executed with wonderful reflections
of the red lines a different style of photo
this obelisk dominates the place
lousat (94786) 2014-07-08 11:28
Hi Maria,we have the same weather,but not the national football team playing...ehehe....a very nice and original idea to take a pic during the match,excellent quality despite the dark lights and long perspective too,tomorrow will happen the same i think..ehehe..have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Noel_Byrne (32544) 2014-07-08 11:45
Te rain has given you two gifts on this photo, the so rare empty streets and also the fine reflections of the light which splashes color all across your picture. The obelisk is a fascinating structure, and like you say, not one I would expect to see here. It towers beautifully in your image and is a prefect focal point. It pierces the grey sky majestically too.
Thanks as always
PaulVDV (30783) 2014-07-08 12:56
Yes, at that moment the streets in Belgium were empty too. But only disappointment followed the end of the match here.
July doesn't have the nicest weather in Buenos Aires but the wet avenue and sidewalk provided long and colourful reflections of the lights.
Best regards, Paul
seres76 (1078) 2014-07-08 13:50
Nice shot.. Very well picture. tfs...
photoray (13981) 2014-07-08 16:07
Obviously timing is everything and capturing your huge street almost vacated is evidence. The large obelisk dominates the wide rain soaked street, and the well lit Coke commercial on the left.
Thanks for sharing,
Didi (60590) 2014-07-08 23:10
La pluie agrémente l'avant plan
Bon cadrage en perspective
Il est possible de rendre le ciel plus dramatique, mais cela ne donne pas un bon résultat, je ne fais pas de WS
emka (102708) 2014-07-08 23:33
Hello Maria, Haha, it is raining and all the people are sitting watching TV, so the streets look like deserted. probably very rare moment like this in the busy city. Nice photo with the special mood. Nice reflections in the wet pavement.
WArm regrads Malgo
Royaldevon (41062) 2014-07-09 0:16
Your title is most apt!
For a city, it does look empty.
I particularly like the red reflections on the wet road and pavements. They tells a lot about the conditions. They also give a great strength to the composition; the reflections downwards verticals, the obelisk an upward vertical, with the street line being the compositional separating line.
Have a great day,
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-07-09 6:50
The wet pavement provided for better reflections, this is technique used by movie directors especially night scenes. Nice capture with good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
ikeharel (74825) 2014-07-09 7:19
Red lights reflection on the wet road beautifully decorated the picture, which shows a magnificent Obelisk, prominently above the boulevard.
Fine view in depth, many buildings details shown in good clarity.
superbly taken shot.
*** ready for tonight game, 23:00 on out time.
holmertz (56241) 2014-07-09 8:10
Again very attractive reflections in the wet streets. The red lines are fantastic. I like the inclusion of a few persons crossing the street. The obelisk may be an icon of the city, and it would normally catch most of the attention of this view, but this time I notice the wet street more.
jcpix (13930) 2014-07-09 16:38
Woo-hoo, they made it to the final...big congratulations to "La Albiceleste!" My patience of writing a comment has paid off! :)) O.K., I will say no more about it until Sunday. ;)
Now, where do does Argentina have the nerve to steal the Washington Monument and claim it as their own? jaja Or perhaps this was stolen from Place de la Concorde in Paris, non? ha
Another fine, rainy day shot of this "widest avenue of the world." Not only are there a few police this moment, but even a couple of cars...what are these people thinking, they should be inside watching the match! This really is a fine boulevard and a wonderfully long, converging perspective in this composition. The sky may have been dull, but the red lights and electronic billboard excite the streets in reflection while the obelisk is a superb centerpiece.
Rainy happiness abounds! ) Have a wonderful evening mi amiga. Take good care.
Cheers from sun filled Phoenix,
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-07-10 9:25
another superb street shot with great atmosphere provided by the reflections.
Perfect framing and composition with the obelisk.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
Cricri (122649) 2014-07-10 12:41
Hola mon amie Maria :-)
J'aime les reflets sur le sol humide, l'angle de prise, profondeur et détails comme la tour et la toute grande affiche de Messi, c'était un jour de pluie, mais aussi pour la Belgique :-)
Passe une belle journée, ici il est 21h40
Silvio1953 (148613) 2014-07-11 6:28
Ciao Maria, fascinating composition with beautiful reflections on wet street, excellent perspective, veru well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
adramad (47714) 2014-07-11 8:25
Una excelente composicion, en este interesante imagen, que pone de relevancia, como la pasion por el futbol, puede dejar la ciudad vacia, me gusta el efecto de la lluvia, con esos brillos del pavimento y los reflejos rojos de los semaforos, la perspectiva de la imagen es magnifica.
Un perfecto colorido muy natural.
Buen trabajo. Me gusta
Disfruta de un buen fin de semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.
jmdias (66403) 2014-07-11 17:55
muy hermosas estas luces rojas y sus reflejos en el pavimento mojado. me gusta el contraste de colores y los detalles .
mcmtanyel (25654) 2014-07-11 21:39
Congrats to the Argentinean team, especially their goal keeper. I am looking forward to the final!
Nice, colorful reflections adorn this photo of this Argentinean obelisk. Well done!
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-07-11 23:40
Beautiful evening shot on a rainy day.Very nice perspective and good framing, nice colors and depth of field and an excellent overall quality.TFS.
Waylim (25502) 2014-07-12 0:07
I remember this obelisk, I walked pass it a few times during my stay here. The hotel I stay in was within walking distance. I like the reflection on the street from the rain, Just like the first day I was there it rain so heavy, I still enjoy it and I was at the La Boca. I even watch the boys playing soccer in the rain there. I posted a picture of it awhile back. anyway, brings back nice memories.
Congratulations for advancing to the final. Go Argentina. May watch the game tomorrow I think.
abmdsudi (56380) 2014-07-12 8:06
Wonderful photographic awareness and full marks for being out there with your camera. indeed it's almost deserted street scene on a wet day but you have given the place a beauty all of it's own with that rain. The amazing splashes of red against the greys just lifting the image ten folds with the wonderful architecture as a backdrop. This sums up the street condition precisely, beautifully observed and captured, tfs.
ChrisJ (116676) 2014-07-12 11:35
Looks similar to the Washington DC monument in the USA! I like the symmetrical reflections in the wet street and the diffused lighting. Good sharpness and a well composed image. The repetition of the red vertical streaks adds interest. Tfs!
ourania (48838) 2014-07-13 3:10
Hola Maria querida,
as I've already told you, we, in Greece, know Argentina for its music, football, football players who have played in our teams, film directors and financial and political history. Many scenes from Buenos Aires remind me of Athens and I don't mind the exaggerations at all, I don't take them seriously anyway. I like this wintry scenery very much. The obelisk may be a city landmark but it's the textures, colours, scarce traffic and melancholic atmosphere that I like the most. The red reflections play a very attractive role in this picture too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
mkamionka (39201) 2014-07-16 5:44
it is often the case the people call something the best or the biggest etc and it appears to be not true, later they often add a phrase to correct it. I like the fact that contrary to other big cities you did not steal the obelisk from Egypt :)
Very attractive presentation with the rain and some reflections in the wet road. It enhances the atmosphere. Having the poster of the player adds a nice context fixing the time when the photo was taken. I guess this must have been a very safe time to walk around as everyone was in front of TV unless all the police was watching the game as well.
I guess you are not into football then :) me neither.
Very well done,
maria-v1981 (10932) 2014-08-18 4:33
The rainy scenery is amazing. The empty road serve well to create the mood for the scene. A rainy day well reflected in the wet road. Good perspective showing the impressive monument in the background. Cheers and TFS.