Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Barcelona; Old Town

Barcelona Old Town

Part of an older tourist area in Barcelona. Not sure where it is exactly (perhaps you know).

The buildings, the curve of the road and the arch appealed to me as compositional elements. I had to wait quite a time for a clear shot!

21 Comments:

Blogger KMJ said...

This is such a beautiful, warm shot. It looks deserted -- as if all the children who may have been playing outside were just called in for supper. Lovely!

8/6/05 06:05  
Blogger Toron said...

i love these types of buildings and alley ways. wish i can go there one day.

8/6/05 06:13  
Blogger vishnoi said...

nice shot. love alleys and archways. so this is even better for my eyes :)

8/6/05 06:29  
Blogger August95 said...

Some times the shot is worth the wait. I would said this is one of those times. What a beautiful area.

8/6/05 11:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barcelona is such a beautiful city. After Manila it's my next choice :-)
Beautiful curve and composition. Everything just looks perfect. Maybe I miss a beautiful Spanish girl around the corner...

8/6/05 13:44  
Blogger Rock Kauser said...

Love the path in the center of the road. The door to the shop (?) on the right is perfect... adds a lot of mystery.

8/6/05 14:04  
Blogger Kamakshi said...

wow! its so beautiful .. i almost want to be there!

8/6/05 14:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent, this looks so inviting, I just want to walk through that arch to see what's on the other side! ;-)

8/6/05 14:47  
Blogger Potpourri said...

its like a dream where you are transferred to an era centuries ago..

Great shot!

8/6/05 16:12  
Blogger Adventuring through Florida's WILD life! said...

I agree, all the compositional elements are her. Very quaint street. And what about those durn tourists? They are so annoying walking into the pic. You need to set up some traffic cones and make people go around.

8/6/05 18:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I see the architecture from other parts of the world, I get very jealous. These buildings and road have such a character that we don't see in the cities.

I applaud you for waiting for a clear shot. This is one of my weaknesses as a photographer. Very well done.

8/6/05 19:57  
Blogger ian said...

Thank you all.

sidney, gnb and david - I did wait some time - unlike sidney I am somewhat shy of taking pictures with people in them - not sure why, perhaps I would not do them justice or they would be offended in some way.

I agree it would have looked great with a Spanish girl walking around the corner

Dave - I fear that you do indeed have patience to capture what you set out to do - e.g. the chocolate shop pic from a few days ago!

8/6/05 20:19  
Blogger Srikanth said...

great picture, really sharp and perfect. gives a good sense of depth.

8/6/05 21:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH wow... This photo gives me a feeling of excitement as I look up the road through the arch and toward the bend...there must be an adventure up ahead! I love it! :)

9/6/05 04:05  
Blogger makuahine said...

Oh wow I am totally loving this - the architecture is just so perfect! And, of course, so is your capture of it. I like the perspective, how the buildings curve out of site through the arch there. :)

9/6/05 05:49  
Blogger ChickyBabe said...

I love the way it leads your eyes into the distance, and the clear detail in the photo. It reminds me of an area where I stayed but for the life of me, I can't remember exactly where!

9/6/05 13:12  
Blogger Metallyptica said...

I just can't imagine how much have you waited... lol

But just let me tell you it was worth the wait! ;)

9/6/05 18:24  
Blogger cube said...

It's such a beautiful image.

9/6/05 22:07  
Blogger Ezequiel Mesquita said...

It's indeed a beautiful composition.
BTW, I had not visited your blog for some days, and found a lot of new great pictures! Thank you for your visits and kind comments to mine.

11/6/05 00:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

really lovely shot; excellent framing; The way you framed the arch really takes me into the image and want to follow the curve of the road!

12/6/05 01:25  
Blogger Unknown said...

This is a great shot

13/6/05 09:15  

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