I am back home from Spain. I visited many cities and in spite of not always good weather I enjoyed my trip very much. When you meet friends (from TE) the weather is not so important!
My main goal was the challenge to make the photos of Calatrava Center in Valencia. I saw many gorgeous photos of this place on TE and I am a bit shy to present my shots. I went there two times - during the day, with the sun shining and clear blue sky and then again in dusk to try blue hour photos.
The Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex in the city of Valencia.
It is situated at the end of the former riverbed of the river Turia, which was drained and rerouted after a catastrophic flood in 1957. The old riverbed was turned into a picturesque sunken park.
Designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela, the project was inaugurated April 16, 1998 with the opening of L'Hemisfèric.
L'Hemisfèric — an Imax Cinema, Planetarium and Laserium. The building is meant to resemble a giant eye, also known as the planetarium or the “eye of knowledge,” it is the centerpiece of the City of Arts and Sciences. Its design resembles an eyelid that opens to access the surrounding water pool.
For me, viewed from this side it resembles rather a huge insect.
I HAD tripod with me but finally I left it in in the hotel. I had to move around quickly and besides, I wouldn't know anyway how to use it. (Silly...)
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ManuMay (33311) 2012-04-20 1:13
So...your are home again!!
Very beautiful capture, the use of ISO 1600 gives here a very good image, great composition and details, very good colour and sky gradations, really fantastic place for capture...Do you show some at daylight??? Good perpective to compose the image of this strange insect!! ;)
I´ve enjoyed very much our little TE meeting...so next time should be in Warsaw...
batalay (32830) 2012-04-20 1:34
Your photo of one of the buildings in Calatrava City is alsoe of the most beautiful depictions I've seen of the complex. Last August we were there, and I am a huge admirer of Mr. Calatrava. (Unlike many Venetians, I love the Calatrava Bridge even.) Warm regards, Malgo,
ciakgiak (30329) 2012-04-20 1:47
questa è una delle più belle e complesse opere che io abbia visto di un architetto che amo, e che, d'accordo con Bulent, secondo me ha disegnato una splendida opera anche a Venezia. Mi piace molto la tua foto, trovo molto efficace l'inquadratura e la luce.
Molto buona la qualità, fascinosa la luce della sera.
Un caro saluto
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-20 2:35
a superb photo from this fantastic architecture and I like the composition and the mysterious lights, the POV is effective, great shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
francio64 (38188) 2012-04-20 4:30
questo è un luogo molto fotografato, soprattutto per i riflessi sull'acqua che ne determinano una perfetta simmetria, facendo apparire l'edificio come una sfera.
Ma l'acqua increspata credo ti abbia impedito di fare questo tipo di foto, ma la tua alternativa è ottima perchè da questo POV non si era ancora visto.
Bello il tono rosa della pink hour!
mkamionka (24455) 2012-04-20 4:50
jestes coraz lepsza w swoich zdjeciach blue hour. Jak zaczniesz uzywac statyw ktory masz i tak przy sobie w podrozy zdjecia zrobia sie jeszcze lepsze zobaczysz :)
Choc trundo w to moze teraz uwierzyc bo sa wspaniale :)
Super kosmiczny futurystyczny krajobraz. Juz widzialem kilka zdjec z tego parku. Niesamowite no i taka pora dnia, takie swiatlo jeszcze wzmacnia efekt.
Widze ze podroz do Hiszpanii bardzo udana i owocna fotograficznie. Jestem pewien ze teraz sie jeszcze rozkrecisz wstawiajac nowe fotki.
My w pewnym sensie na jakis czas jestesmy zablokowani jak wiesz ale sam fakt ze znowu zmienilismy kraj oznacza ze poznamy wiele miejsc przy okazji.
Tak tez wlasnie najczesciej podrozujemy -przeprowadzkowo :)
Sergiom (39078) 2012-04-20 5:03
On dirait une immense tortue qui laisse une trace derrière elle en se dirigeant vers la mer.Un magnifique bâtiment, très original saisi à une très belle heure.
delpeoples (44888) 2012-04-20 5:14
Cara Itchy Feet
So you're back home are you? It looks like you had a lot of fun in Spain. Yes this does look like an insect, a beetle or something. I love the dusky pink colours and the wonderful graphism of Calatrava. Nice work and welcome back.
Didi (48872) 2012-04-20 10:05
That's Great !
Very good lights management before the blue hour. Interesting lateral perspective and good frame quality
PaulVDV (15017) 2012-04-20 11:19
Yes, I think it's a good idea to visit the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències at daytime and again at nighttime ... or to stay there till the night falls :)
This picture is clearly of very good quality.
The subject is taken from an excellent angle. You composed it well and I like the contrast made by the light in the sky together with the illuminated parts with the darker parts in the shade.
I'm surprised I see no visitors. I was there once in January and even very late there were many visitors.
Best regards, Paul
rychem (9151) 2012-04-20 11:24
Z tej perspektywy wyglada jak wielki kroczacy zuk, ladne zdjecie o zmierzchu
Fis2 (73010) 2012-04-20 11:45
Witaj w domu!
Ciekawa budowle ponazujesz Malgosiu.
Dobry kadr i kolory.
Podoba mi sie.
bukitgolfb301 (30023) 2012-04-20 18:41
Hello my dear Malgo, a great world traveler
Sorry for my late reaction. Yes Spain is an attractive contyry indeed. A great shot in twilight blight with fantastic focisuing. Very tatsteful and calm color touch is marvelous, very nice to see on Sat. morning.
You should go back again to get shot and seek for missing tripod. Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good weekend, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
macjake (39207) 2012-04-20 18:51
Si i see that you HAD your tripod, but you 'forgot' it in the hotel room :)
I almost always have mine with me, its my best friend :)
We've seen this insect looking building on TE many times, and I will never get tired of it.
very good photo despite the low light and no tripod.
I really like the lights leading in.
Glad you had a nice trip
prasun984 (5590) 2012-04-20 23:40
Wonderful lighting as it gives very nice glow to the architectural details. Very nice low light photography. love the color contrastand the clear and sharp presentation! Well captured!
Henryk_Bilor (20797) 2012-04-20 23:57
Piêkne zdjêcie tego interesuj±cego kina/planetarium. Trudno zg³aszaæ jakiekolwiek uwagi ;). To jak rozumiem wygrza³a¶ siê, bo tam zdecydowanie cieplej ni¿ choæby na pó³nocy Hiszpanii. A ja za tydzieñ znowu do Barcelony...
ChrisJ (86766) 2012-04-21 2:07
This 1/2 circle building reminds me of one in Canberra, Australia. http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an23474601-v
Impeccable sharpness & nice warm vs cold colour contrasts between the blue grey & orange tints in the sky, & the amber illumination. Tfs!
tyro (13009) 2012-04-21 4:50
Hello Mrs. Itchy Feet,
I don't believe you - everyone knows how to use a tripod - it's just such a darn hassle having to carry the thing around with you all the time!
But you have coped very well here in the poor light. O.K., there is a bit of noise but you have caught the lovely light in the building, its surroundings and the sky very well indeed. Good composition with the line of the water's edge leading us into the picture, good colours and excellent detail and sharpness.
And, as always, a very interesting note!
npecanhuk (53829) 2012-04-21 5:20
You chose a great moment of the day to take that picture! I love the light and colors!
Chosen pov, sharpness and composition are also excellent!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (62280) 2012-04-21 5:28
Cet architecte a réalisé de superbes ensembles architecturaux. Celui là en est une autre preuve. La lumière nocturne donne de très belles couleurs à l'ensemble et, même sans trépied, tu as réussi là une excellente photo nocturne.
dkmurphys (36709) 2012-04-22 0:48
Very beautiful capture from the modern part of the city. Spectacular scene, well taken!
cornejo (17972) 2012-04-23 13:15
Hi friend Malgo, very pretty picture of this lovely building. Very good pov, very good image quality. Very good and nice work, well done, congratulations. Tfs.
Good night and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
Bluejeans (64211) 2012-04-26 11:23
Ola Malgorzata ,
Beleza esta tua foto com este edifício moderno em Valência , a sua arquitetura moderna é linda , bom ponto de visão , boas cores de final de dia , parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
adores (28178) 2012-04-28 18:20
You got some good shots from there! Here you have chosen the moment very well - it gave you some really nice colours and the pov is very good to show the architecture of the Centre. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit!
Waylim (22349) 2012-05-02 17:02
Very nice shot of this famous location, it has been featured here by many, you have a really beautiful light here with the evening colors.
Good POV, the lack of people give a sense of peaceful atmosphere.