En route from Windhoek to Bangkok we had to transit at the Oliver Tambo International Airport. I am impressed with various design aspects of the new Central Terminal Building. This shot shows a section of the ceiling. According to the architects’ brief it is intended to allude to aerodynamic symbolism.
In preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the Airport Company, South Africa, upgraded and enlarged the Oliver Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The development included expansion of the international terminal, with a new international pier, which houses the new Airbus A380 and an increased capacity. The new Central Terminal Building, designed by Osmond Lange Architects and Planners (cost: 2 billion South African Rand) has boosted capacity at the landside of the terminal in 3 levels, also allowing direct access from international and domestic terminals. Additional luggage carousels have been added to accommodate the Airbus A380.
In October 2006 the country’s flagship airport was renamed as a tribute to one of the new South Africa’s most important founding fathers.
Oliver Reginald Tambo, fondly known as O.R. by his peers, is renowned in South Africa and abroad for his significant contribution to the liberation of South Africa. He was president of the African National Congress (ANC) for 30 years and spent much of this time in exile, mobilising international support for the ANC and opposition to the apartheid movement.
Tambo has been described as the glue that held the anti-apartheid movement together during its toughest struggles. He was a relentless lobbyist for South Africa’s freedom. His efforts helped create awareness of the plight of black South Africans, which eventually led to widespread international embargoes.
On 24 April 1993, Oliver Tambo died from a stroke, having fought for the freedom of his people for the best part of his life.
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siolaw (37642) 2011-01-15 0:29
I also take airport pictures and have a theme about Bangkok one... :D
Good framing here to get an interesting graphical effect and visual impact.
Light is well controlled.
ManuMay (33977) 2011-01-15 0:31
Good use uf curves and forms to compose thia amazing and hardly graphical capture, very good play of lines and colours, superbly done...Great!!!
Have a nice day...
chewycandy (0) 2011-01-15 0:42
fantastic perpective. Love it
siudzi (27779) 2011-01-15 1:41
Very interesting point of view of this amazing architecture. Really like it. Well done.
Have a nice weekend! Malgorzata
ymrk (14947) 2011-01-15 1:43
fantastic graphical perspective you took dear Rosemary..Good image,
timecapturer (37200) 2011-01-15 5:22
well this is inspirational, what a tremendous POV it works so well. You have controlled the light and shadows perfectly. Well done, super shot!
Rulrich (68) 2011-01-15 11:25
That shot captures the architecture of the airport building quite well, but showing pars pro toto a very dynamic line. Well done!
macjake (45588) 2011-01-15 21:55
i agree with you, there are certainly alot of graphical elements here that catch the eye of a photographer.
funny how airports often have these architectural designs. elegant mixture of light,shadow,and form.
JFS (32453) 2011-01-16 0:30
Graphical and modern shot. I like it!
dumbo (4541) 2011-01-16 3:30
This is a nice photo of modern architecture. That long curve dominates the picture and leads our eyes to the bottom where the light gets in from the windows nicely.
Ricx (13489) 2011-01-16 5:13
Hi Rosemary - a fine angle and great to see a familiar building - You have taken it from a great angle- I presume from the road near the car park..
Good cropping and well presented.. Have a great day. Rich
PS bet its a bit warmer than here- although we are having a "heat" wave at 12 degrees - but better than minus 17 as we hit in Dec. R
williewhistler (9887) 2011-01-16 6:58
Hello Rosemary,this is such a lovely graphic image,the long sweeping curve giving great depth to the frame.
The upright format is perfect for this well constructed capture.Very impressive.
Signal-Womb (13048) 2011-01-16 15:32
Love the lines and curves to compose this graphical capture. Very well seen.
jafadabret (56497) 2011-01-16 23:26
Ta photo est très belle et fait apprécier le travail de l'architecte. J'aime le graphisme et j'aime aussi la lumière qui met en valeur les volumes.
csabagaba (6538) 2011-01-17 0:16
Excellent architectural photo. The curves are nice and perspective. The play of light and shadow emphasizes the architectural solutions. Nice rhythmic space. nice gray tones.
josepmarin (56517) 2011-01-17 1:27
I like the bold framing that you chose for this capture in the airport.
The forms of the architectural elements are very dynamic and graphical, and the good management of the exposure has created a good balance between lights and shades, which make a very attractive image.
En excellent composition.
abmdsudi (32529) 2011-01-19 5:36
My compliments to your approach and ideas! normal everyday object but with your creativity and keen eyes, you are able to tranform this daily life object into something artistic and brilliant graphic image. Fantastic shooting angle with great depth and perspective, strong lines, repeats and shapes, very geometric. Spectacular details and sharpness. Fine exposure under natural light with good clarity and contrast. Colour is marvelous too. Splendid shot, Congrats. TFS. Best rgds
ines8 (5986) 2011-01-20 12:02
I like very much this composition, very interesting graphical effect.
Matthew-Watt (6037) 2011-01-22 20:32
Such a fine photo of this interesting building. The curves are quite the feature, worthy of photographing. I like the different tones created by light and shadow. The lights at the top of the photo serve as another colour feature. I like it a lot.
pippotirella (687) 2011-01-23 12:42
a beautiful shot and cut with vertical perspective completely in focus. compliments
- Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) (23724)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-20
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-15 0:18
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