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Casa Batlló Roof

Casa Batlló Roof
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Copyright: Galder Jon Arguinzoniz (galderjon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 526 W: 87 N: 574] (2755)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09
Categories: Architecture
Camera: PENTAX K_x, SMC PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 AL, SanDisk SD-HC 8GB
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-16 4:16
Viewed: 2243
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Many of you already knew what this is from the thumbnail, but for those who didn´t... this is the roof shape of a house in Barcelona, designed by the Catalonian Modernist Architect Gaudí.

Not going to talk about it here because in any book or on internet you can find better info about it that the one I could ever give you, so I´ll focus in the photo itself:

Taken in RAW mode; I used a narrow aperture to get a wide DOF because playing with bokeh didn't really fit here in my opinion. The ISO used was low, 200 for a shutter speed of 1/160 of second thanks to the summer clear light.
Composed in a portrait format (vertical) to get a nice view for a wide Focal Lens... 18mm.
PP consisted in jpegging, increasing contrast and saturation, resizing for TL and sharpening before uploading to the internet :)

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Nice perspective, deep DOF and well composed overall. Bit of an abstract but I like it! Nice colour saturation too!


Incredible framing and beautiful composition of this abstract like image. Superb exposure control and awesome sharpness throughout! A very fine image indeed!

best wishes,


Hi Galder,
An amazing piece of architecture of the world famous Gaudi.
Nice marble work. You created a wonderful composition. Nice contrast and perfect light direction. The sky is enhancing this great shot.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Wow, what and interesting roofline!! I love the close-up detail of this - the shine on the tiles, the highlighted and darker areas, and a great perspective. VEry creative shot Galder .. love this one!

Hi Galder,

Excellent composition from an unusual POV. Your lighting and detail are excellent. You have planned well to get an original, and eye catching image.



Hola Galder,

I find this most attractive.
The pov makes an excellent lead for the viewer; there are excellent details of differing colours and textures, pin sharp, for the viewer to enjoy.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2011-02-16 8:23]

Hi Galder,
I was one of those that DID NOT KNOW what this was. Very unique and interesting post. Well seen with just excellent colors and lighting. Very beautiful. TFS Julie

Hello Galder

What POV! It also makes me think of the thrill ride high.
There's a good precision of the details of this architecture.
I also enjoy the lighing and colors.
This is unusual and very aesthetic.
The combination of forms is pleasing to the eyes.

Best regards

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2011-02-16 14:22]

Hi Galder,
outstanding composition.I liked it so much.So creative.Perfect light and sharpness.Beautiful colors.TFS.Necla.

Hi Galder..nice shapes and tones..interesting and artistic composition.


Bonjour Galder
Excellente composition avec un POV exceptionnel.J'aime beaucoup l'accent mis sur la structure en FG.Gaudi était vraiment un génie de l'architecture...TFS.Catherine

Hi Jon.
An amazing POV and fine art composition where you showed us the wonderful piece of architectural work captured with very nice sharpness and details plus good saturated colors.
My Best Wishes

Bonjour Galder
I have seen the Casa Batlo (sorry for lack of accent)when it was covered with scaffoldings...:( and I could only see the roof... in books, but I find your POV very original which gives a very eye-catching composition.The great dof brings a fantastic sharpness on all the grounds, the colours are wonderful and even the sky had the good idea not to be uniformly blue in order to get your shot be one of the best I have seen about the Gaudi's theme
Nice Sunday

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