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La Pedrera

La Pedrera
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Copyright: Stefania Cotta Done (stecotdon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 665 W: 123 N: 783] (4902)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2002-06-25
Categories: Architecture
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Roofs [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-14 7:12
Viewed: 2432
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi everybody,
I was going through my files and i found this picture. I really like it, even if is just an ordinary shot made by an eager tourist ;)
So for thsoe who never saw this place, this is "La Pedrera" one of the most famous and acclaimed works of catalonian architect Antonio Gaudi Cornet.
This house was build between 1906 and 1910 for Milà family. The caractheristics and shape make this one of the most particular constructions in the world, being, more than a building, a piece of art.
The roof of Casa Mila (as this building was formerly known)is what you are seeing here.
It is an special view, with its chamneys representing some fantasy of Gaudi's imagination. The building is part of the UNESCO as "World Heritage" since 1984.
So hope you enjoy the view ;)

Take care everyody, Stef :))
work: This shot was taken with my point-and-shot camera, in 35mm format. So it was scanned from paper. Full frame; Run Neatimage to remove noise; resize and framed for TL.

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Oh, I love him! I have a book about him from someone who went there! :) Your photo is wonderful. I love how you chose to photograph this, and the blue sky, and of course his work too. Thank you!

Hi Stefania,
Vey nice picture. Good composition and POV. The colors, light and details are great. Very nice contrast foreground / sky. Well done
Regards, António

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2005-09-14 7:28]

Hi Stefania

I like the superb scupltures & the central dip or curve. Perhaps a higher pov would help, but it may not have been possible? Good sharpness, color, & lighting. Bravo!

ALWAYS fascinating, stark and beautiful against the blue sky, (*_*)

wow. that is cool. I like your composition and the bright sunny feel of this one. Very inetersing architecture. Very nice! JP

Very interesting photo! And architecture! I am fascinated in what his mind was able to produce! I also like how you included another tourist in the image...really gives us a good scale on how big this place is! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  • Lisar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 319 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-14 8:37]

Beautiful shot of interesting architecture, sunlight and colours. It was yours to see it Stef, and you've seen really nice.


Hi Stefania
A beautiful showy e document on one of the huge workmanships of Gaudi. A postcard was not so well

Antonio Marques

Good composition, Stefania. You made a good capture with imagination of Gaudi's imagination.

Looks like a great place to visit

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  • Hauke Gold Star Critiquer [C: 211 W: 17 N: 17] (190)
  • [2005-09-14 11:07]

... 'ordinary shot ba an eager tourist'.... Huh? You're kidding, my dear, or do they all just point and shoot from this point without being aware of a wonderful swungen line in the foreground opening and guiding the contemplator to the back of the view? IMHO, well seen and managed.

Hi Stef,
good shot! I love the earthy colours against the blue of the sky, and your composition is very interesting too, TFS!!

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2005-09-14 11:35]

Hi Stef,
This is an amazing building. I have learnt something new today thanks to you. I only wish that those ugly metal railings were not there. Great photo and TFS.

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  • kateb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 486 W: 147 N: 338] (2991)
  • [2005-09-14 12:49]

I think what makes this one stand out for me is the simplicity of the colours, the strong blue contrasting with the shades of brown, combined with the interesting shapes. Nice photo!

Wonderful and very interesting image. Along with your informative note I feel that I was there too! Great work!
Vassilis :-))

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2005-09-14 15:51]

Hi Stef, excellent shot you got there, the scupltures just amazing... they look superb! Great colours, lighting and details. I like the colours against the blue sky, it make the scupltures more stand out. Well captured, thanks for sharing

Hello Stefania... The colours are impressive... Vertical composition is also well-used... I do like saturated tones...


An amazing place. Well captured.

  • Tintin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1885 W: 243 N: 345] (1982)
  • [2005-09-14 20:32]

Very good postcard of wonderful Gaudi architecture, Stef. The guy was so creative, a genius and also probably a bit crazy. Nothing to do with you but it is a bit too bad that the place is surrounded by this ugly fence. Nicely composed to give us a sense of the place. Well done!!!

Sorry, I have run out of goodies, so here a smile for you )))

Hi Stef,
Nice shot. The curves of the stairway is fun to look at. And the strange towers are whimsical. Nice composition, you give us a good view.
Well seen.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2005-09-14 22:24]

Belo documento, nunca tinha visto uma arquitetura tão bela, e veja as cores, que graça e beleza, a delicadeza das formas.Lindo
Parabens , uma bela fotografia


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  • fer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 119 N: 910] (8190)
  • [2005-09-15 7:24]

Hola Stef,

Me gusta mucho este trabajo!Una bela foto de "La pedrera.Uma das obras mais famosas deste grande arquitecto.
Un bejo para usted,mi amiga

Hi Stephania,
Very well picture. The light and colors are very good with the natural sun's light. Very good technical and good capture.
Great photo. TFS. Christéle.
Thanck for yiur critique for my photo.

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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2005-09-16 3:50]

Great shot Stef, you were a natural photographer, even back when you were "an eager tourist". This is such a surreal place, and you captured it very nicely. thank you for showing me something new today. Sam

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  • Saiz Gold Star Critiquer [C: 909 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-16 13:39]

Très belle représentation de "La Pedrera", que je n'ai malheureusement pas eu le temps d'aller visité durant mon séjour à Barcelone …
Merci pour réparer mon manque de temps …
L’image est très réussie …
La prochaine fois je vais la visiter …

Nice shot, Stef! Good idea to include the blue fence in your shot: it gives a good sense of depth and adds some dynamism because of its wavy shape. Great capture!

Oh Barcelona!!!! I had a chance to go there in October but somehow by a mistake I've lost it... ;( next time..
I love those unusual shapes created by Gaudi!!! Thanks for sharing, Stef!!

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  • Victor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 360 W: 26 N: 232] (3388)
  • [2005-09-19 17:44]

Hi Stef,
Beatiful shot.
Well done.

When we were on Mallorca on us the huge impression was made with modern Spanish architecture. In this picture you managed to show its all singularity and fancifulness of forms, thanks.
Very nice colors and composition!

Perfect Stef...the curves, the colours and the POV. Very good photo...my compliments.


Olá Stefania,
Barcelona e Gaudi fazem um par perfeito, como a fot muito bem mostra.
Excelente pormenor.
Um abraço,

Nice colouring, blue and beige..and red..and yellow. Great desing, great architecture.

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