Photographer's Note

Arc de Triomf was built for the 1888 Universal exhibition, as its main access gate by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas. The arch is built in reddish brickwork in the Moorish Revival style. The front frieze contains the stone sculpture "Barcelona rep les nacions" (Catalan for "Barcelona welcomes the nations") by Josep Reynés. The opposite frieze contains a stone carving named "Recompense", a work from the earliest period of Josep Llimona. The top of the arch is decorated with the Barcelona coat of arms as well as a representation of all 49 other Spanish provinces, work of Torquat Tassó and Antoni Vilanova.

You may have noticed that I like the motif of crane (previous upload and many other), but it is also true for all sorts of arches. I have presented here only two shots which included arches (Paris –three arches in one shot and Dublin), I have taken many more shots of arches but unfortunately in the pre-digital era.

This photo illustrates an interesting effect with blue hour shots. If you have a cloudless sky the blue hour sky is really blue but if the sky is cloudy it becomes more purple. This picture has “two in one” situation and that is why I like it.
I have prepared an HDR compilation as well but the original simple shot appeared to be IMO much more interesting so I decided to upload the original unmodified by HDR photo.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6794 W: 105 N: 17734] (68620)
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