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City of art and sciences

By pikey  
Azzabc beat me to it with his visit to valencia, but this is the first in a series of uploads of my take on this absolutely stunning place...

I shall probably bore you all with the various images I took, but certainly feel free to tell me so...I shall finish the series in an almost shamelessly identical sunset shot, but what the heck...

Tags: Architecture

Voters: tracy323, joolsb, ardbeg77 and 25 more


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joolsb 16 27.1k 38 Switzerland
9 Mar 2006 2:53AM
Wow! Simple, clean, elegant and beutifully composed. That said, would probably trim a bit off the righthand side - to remove the distracting tower crane, if nothing else. Have you considered a more radical option - Cropping square from the right? I think this might tighten up the comp and give the shot mega-impact....
pikey 17 861
9 Mar 2006 2:56AM
Cheers, Jules...might have a play with that Idea, but I kinda like the crane I wanted to leave it in to create a bit of contrast...can't quite put my finger on why it tickles my fancy, but there you go ; )

Thanks for commenting...
ardbeg77 Plus
16 1.2k 7 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2006 2:56AM
Agree with pretty much all of the above. This is a wonderful composition, very futuristic, great shapes, lines and shadows. I'm not entirely keen on the darkness of the top right, and would be interested to see the square crop suggested too. Nice work though - will look forward to the rest.

Steve
jon gibbs 17 147 2
9 Mar 2006 3:07AM
This place looks brilliant-the crane on the left brings in that lovely yellow/blue combination-love the building at the back looks very gaudiesque.
jon
pikey 17 861
9 Mar 2006 3:11AM
Thanks guys.

Indeed it is brilliant, John...an incredible almost other wordly feel to it.
Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2006 3:27AM
simple, great lines.
randomrubble 16 3.0k 12 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2006 3:29AM
Well up to the usual standard. I do tend to agree with the idea of a crop to the right hand edge possibly to a square format so the building runs out and could go on forever.
pikey 17 861
9 Mar 2006 3:34AM
Thanks, guys...

Ok, Barry...I'll work on that for a potential future posting.
alfpics Plus
19 374 4 England
9 Mar 2006 3:35AM
Like it - simple, elegant, but also agree about the crop idea above
Andy
pikey 17 861
9 Mar 2006 3:40AM
Thanks, Andy...
rhion 17 36 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2006 4:01AM
As often the case Tim there is more than one image to be had from the original and I'd agree that a square crop would work just as well.
My own personal view would be to clone out the crane and possibly not darken the top right as much. This would give it more "space" I feel.
All this goes to show what a fine scene and photograph it is.
Richard
pikey 17 861
9 Mar 2006 4:09AM
Thanks, Richard.

I went quite mad with the sky, but it is pretty much as shot...with grey grad and poloriser....wanted to really exaggerate the storm clouds, and almost create a kind of vignette.
xinia 16 54
9 Mar 2006 4:16AM
so surreal looking - striking and very well composed and taken
firzhugh 16 13 New Zealand
9 Mar 2006 5:56AM
very nice tones and composition
Consulo 16 840 10 Scotland
9 Mar 2006 7:37AM
Knew from the thumb that this had to be you. Wink
UserRemoved 16 6.2k 1
9 Mar 2006 9:10AM
No, no, I love that strong horizontal, so works well as is. And like the added touch of the 'out of place' crane

Bore away please! Smile
pikey 17 861
9 Mar 2006 9:24AM
Thankyou, Mark...nice to know I'm not alone ; )

I've played around with a crop as well, and it has also made a quite strong image...Might upload it tommorrow.
geoffwd 15 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2006 12:43PM
Love the simple lines and good composition
9 Mar 2006 12:53PM
Stunning compositon.
An excellent image.

Simon
pikey 17 861
9 Mar 2006 2:52PM
Thankyou, guys...
sputnki 16 10 Canada
10 Mar 2006 8:38AM
Super composition. An urban fairy-tale castle.

Doug
Yep this is great Tim. Glad you enjoyed the place.

Aaron
pikey 17 861
11 Mar 2006 10:33AM
Had a ball, Aaron...could not believe the quality of light.


Gonna have to shamelessly upload a couple of almost identical angles to yours at some point...but hey...we share the same eye, at times, it seems.

At least my skies will be different ; )
13 Mar 2006 1:22AM
Great shapes

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