The first leg of our trip to South America was spending 4 days in the capital city of Santiago Chile.
It was an eye opener at first, lots of noise, lots and lots of traffic, crowded streets and sidewalks, it was alot to take in initially because Vancovuer is the opposite - very quiet and laid back.
Santiago offered alot in photography, with beautiful and rustic buildings, lots of graffiti and strong colors, while also having some new modern architecture.
Here in the main square in the middle of Downtown, we have 2 contrasting buildings side by side, a new modern office building and a beautiful Cathedral. I couldn't pass up this opportunity for these two to share the same frame.
Hope you like it
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serp2000 (45970) 2013-06-10 11:09
Hi, Craig,my neighbor today,
Good idea, I like to find similar contrasts too. Fine compare, the new and the old, the sons and the fathers...
Fine details of so old architecture! TFS!
Greetings from Corfu!
yquem46 (38752) 2013-06-10 11:57
Yes indeed, could hardly more opposite but for me it works well
Have a nice day, best regards
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-06-10 12:27
One thing I noticed when planning for our South America trip, Craig, was the commonality of this pair of subjects. Look through the TE shots from Santiago and you'll see a few, there are a bunch on Flickr as well. I certainly took my share. I like this tilted perspective, with both vying for height. You've got a nice clear day, too, it seems - a rarity.
HDR on this one? The detail really jumps out, especially on the cathedral.
dta (83002) 2013-06-10 12:28
Hello Craig ,
For sure , the contrast of style is striking ! Both are interesting , and youv' presented them in an excellent perspective .
jemaflor (103749) 2013-06-10 12:54
What an interesting view, good idea and great architecture contrast, Good pov, nice sharpness.
siudzi (34141) 2013-06-10 13:22
Hard to believe that these two buildings are standing so close together with such different design styles! Great captured scene executed with an interesting cropping and very good quality as always. TFS.
Silvio1953 (154291) 2013-06-10 14:18
Ciao Craig, great POV on fantastic new and old architectures, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (55852) 2013-06-10 14:21
il contrasto è proprio evidente, due architetture completamente diverse, due periodi molto diversi, ciò nonostante, convivono, ormai siamo abbastanza abituati a vederli così.
Bel compo ed una bella idea.
lousat (98389) 2013-06-10 14:59
Hi Craig,great idea this surrounding effect to have the best from this situation,the contrast is incredible,the effect it's like the Calatrava bridge in Venice...ehehe...great details,colors and exposure as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-06-10 19:43
great thought for this shot.love the idea.really nice contrast.the pov is so good.like the details of the old building.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-06-10 22:15
On ne peut pas faire plus contrastées comme architectures! Intéressante juxtaposition de styles.
emka (107925) 2013-06-10 23:10
Hi Craig, I remember well these two different buildings, I have also photo of tchem here on TE. The modern building with many glass walls is a fantastic mirror, we see here a small reflection of cathedra. Interesting tilted composition.
pajaran (66424) 2013-06-11 0:50
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na Crkvu i modernu arhitekturu ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana stara i modetrna arhitektura.
Good text with the given data ...
Nice view of the Church and the modern architecture ...
Good picture, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice old and shown modetrna architecture.
All the best.
Miguel82 (27752) 2013-06-11 0:54
You present well an architectural contrast between a modern construction on the right and a monument on the left, patrimonial and historical site
Good sharpness, fine colors and exposition
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-06-11 3:25
I think glass skyscrapers are not the first association when we think about Chile or generally about South America´s countries.The more great looks this architectural contrast between the baroque Cathedral and modern building.I like also the way you juxtaposed them.Superb upward perspective and excellent HDR treatment.
Have a good day
timecapturer (49288) 2013-06-11 4:03
yes have to agree with the title here and it does have such impact too. The two buildings could not be more different could they? But each has a presence and looks beautiful in its own way. Execution and composition as always - flawless.
Sergiom (89387) 2013-06-11 5:19
Seule une lentille semblable peut créer un si bel effet. J'aime beaucoup les contorsions qu'elle occasionne pour faire entrer les éléments disparates dans la même image. Très bien fait.
abmdsudi (58336) 2013-06-11 6:01
Well spotted Craig as this signifies the contemporary with the historical for once the new buildings trying to blend in with the old. A wonderful contrast between the age and style of the architecture, the modern style are just square or oblong boxes but the old one somehow wins. Brilliant perspective, a very well observed and captured, Congrats.
danos (103216) 2013-06-11 8:10
nice the view of the two contrasting buildings,with the new and the old to coexist perfect in the scene.
I like the presentation as the beautiful details created from the Cathedral as the textures from the modern buiding.
adramad (50038) 2013-06-11 10:20
The opposition of styles, it may be more noticeable in this great composition, I like photographing buildings both modern and old .... but I'm not used to see that as modern buildings are built so close to historical buildings, is something I do not approve, but your work is fabulous.
Very good the management of the brightness and sharpness in the image.
Enjoy a nice day.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-06-11 10:53
il titolo spiega molto bene la tua foto ed effettivamente c'è da restare un attimo perplessi davanti ad un simile audace accostamento, a mio parere forse troppo azzardato.
Lo scatto è eccellente e la nitidezza superba permette di ammirare in ogni dettaglio le architetture delle varie epoche, perfetto il contrasto e altrettanto si può dire del colore.
Un eccellente lavoro. Bravo
Ciao e buona serata
jcpix (13950) 2013-06-11 14:34
I noticed your response to Andrews HDR question, I've just assumed you've given these a little treatment...and I say that in a genuinely complimentary manner, because they continue to look smooth and natural! Love the angles here, this is a fun way to showcase the two completely different sides of old & new architecture. My favorite thing about this one are the reflections on the face of the tower to the right...is that from the sun, or clouds? (I assume it's the sun because of the luminosity) Either way, I'm drawn to that element. Strong conceptual type of image, another beauty! Thanks for giving us this fusion of style and history. Have a nice evening.
worldcitizen (9476) 2013-06-11 17:51
Great old/new combo. I like the way you fit them both into the frame, and I like both styles. :-) I'm sure you could have gotten some great reflection shots with all those glass windows. Maybe we'll see some... :-)
kordinator (15433) 2013-06-12 0:34
Fantatsic balanced image.
Interesting and beautiful architecture details.
Nice contrast between new and old buildings.
Excellent composition,contrast,beautiful color,fine perspective.
claudeD (41916) 2013-06-12 9:22
very fine picture from Peru showing this interesting old and new architecture. Excellent sharpness and clarity. I like the view very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mjw364 (1466) 2013-06-12 11:35
The old and the new side by side - as a fan of architectural shots I am interested in all styles but its the modern that really grabs me.
Nice shot that clearly is all about the contrasting styles.
So, yes, hoping to get some funky modern shots in Barcelona with Juan next week - though he is going to Provence later in the week so I will only get to spend a small amount of time with him. Left to my own devices hopefully I won't reproduce anything he has done since he pretty much has Barcelona in the bag!
Graal (103038) 2013-06-13 0:40
yes,styles here are contrasting. Good shot and composition of two themes in one. Interesting architecture of Santiago. Fine presentation.
Have a nice day.
delpeoples (59896) 2013-06-13 21:27
My uncle (who is from Santiago) will love this when I show it to him, I might even send some of these to my cousin Marcela who lives there too and has just come back from Cuzco. It might make my uncle a little homesick and he'd marvel at the new buildings.
A good juxtaposition here (god I love that word) of new and ancient, although you know me well enough to tell which of these two buildings my heart lies with. I love the tight cropping too, the brilliant colour and the amazing sky, which (its slowly dawning on me) is one of your trademarks. Fantastic shot, I'll let you know what Uncle Flavio and Marcela think.
Have a lovely evening
npecanhuk (78929) 2013-06-14 18:57
A classic one for Santiago!
Your version is beautiful ad pleasant-looking!
TFS - congrats,
EstudioChispa (2178) 2013-07-26 19:37
Great contrast of eras, Craig!