L'Àgora, one of the structures found in the City of Arts and Sciences.
Agora, a greek word literally meaning a "Gathering Place" or "Assembly" was a center for athletic, artistic, spiritual and political life in the ancient times in Greece.
Adopted from the Greek term, this multifunctional covered space designed none other than Santiago Calatravaa is a versatile space that will allow the holding of varied events, from staging of congresses, conventions, concerts, and performances; it can also be converted into an exhibition area.
This was actually the home for the successful Valencia Open 500 Tennis Tournament, one of the most important international sports meetings.
By the way, I've included a workshop image, it differs from the angle a little bit. And if you have time, Check out my other photos in my Ciudad de las Atres y Ciencias SERIES.
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emka (68624) 2012-01-30 0:02
Another great view of the Calatrava masterpiece. I am so impressed by these photos that I booked the hotel in Valencia to see it myself.Thanks for sharing
JFS (32457) 2012-01-30 0:41
Excellent graphism, amazing POV, You've got the best of this place. My congratulations!
BennyV (13378) 2012-01-30 0:49
The picture is more striking on the thumbnail than it is here. On the thumbnail the balance betwee the arch in front and the construction in the bg seems a lot tighter. Here, I feel the arch in front is more dominant and takes away some of the attention from the overall, and rather abstract, composition. Good colours, great composition idea, though.
Do have a good week
Rafer (14837) 2012-01-30 1:13
Me gusta..buen estilo y ejecucuón!! Saludos
jjcordier (70549) 2012-01-30 1:29
Un très bon cadrage de ce beau bâtiment donnant une photo au graphisme très attractif et aux superbes couleurs.
besnard (50820) 2012-01-30 1:32
Une bonne prise de cette architecture moderne intéressante à la fois par les formes et par les couleurs.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
PaulVDV (19395) 2012-01-30 1:50
Great composition of colours, lines and shapes with a good view of some details we can't see on a global picture and with an attractive graphical effect.
Best regards, Paul
lousat (68565) 2012-01-30 4:08
Hi Matt.Spain ispire you like me,a magnificent geometries and a perfect choice of point f view to create this very nice effect,i like it...a lot! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (111328) 2012-01-30 4:13
grandisoe graphsime et compo sueprbe image quel effet ce cordage avec ce bâtiment tout en rond ces tons grandisoe compo.
Bravo et amitié
dkmurphys (44617) 2012-01-30 4:14
A splendid modern detail very well presented. Lovely colors, well done.
Have a fine afternoon.
timecapturer (41826) 2012-01-30 5:20
a wondefully expressive composition and a beautiful abstract and artistic shot. Love the lines and the compelling play of light here. A superb observation and creative presentation. Well done!
Have a great week - Brian.
wolf38 (29804) 2012-01-30 5:24
Hi Matt. Futuristic design. Lines, shapes, styles. Here you show another of your graphic photos. Kompoosition fine, strong colors. Well done. Rgds, Wolfgang.
annjackman (16843) 2012-01-30 5:24
Wonderful geometry and colour captured here. You selected a great part to photograph.
Vey good work.
sacimar (25971) 2012-01-30 8:18
great image of Agora building, I like your composition, it's a beautiful image playing with the lines and Calatrava's architecture, well seen,
ManuMay (34357) 2012-01-30 8:21
Impressive graphic post!
Excellent composition and definition, very nice play of lines and vlumes, superb colours indeed...Great work!
Have a nice day...
Jeppo (17639) 2012-01-30 13:11
interesting combination of geometries.....nice cropping
francio64 (38256) 2012-01-30 13:37
gran bel POV con un risultato grafico davvero soddisfacente.
Ottima la gestione della luce e cielo blu a fare da ottimo sfondo e da contrasto cromatico.
chrisostomou (568) 2012-01-30 17:19
i don't know if i have much more to say for your pictures,especially for those you ve got from valencia!! excellent work for me..minimalistic, vivid..more as a graphic design than a photo...well done and keep shooting!
serp2000 (35776) 2012-01-30 20:02
Sorry for my late reaction.
I like this brave composition, fine crop. Excellent sharpness, we can see the sharp details of building. Original POV! Very creative work!
Sonata11 (32261) 2012-01-30 20:47
a very interesting picture with great framework. Colors, sharpness, clarity POV are fantastic.
Matt, you impress me with this fantastic composition of graphism. Wonderful work. I like it. Well done. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
Ps. Thanks and I will do it like you told me.
ktanska (23442) 2012-01-31 11:57
You have an amazing series of Calatrava's architecture. And your style of showing it enhances futuristic feeling, hiding anything that could be considered as ordinary. Strong saturation also suits well on such scenes.
ruisc_pt (10255) 2012-01-31 13:06
Great note for a non-less fantastic image.
Agora in Portuguese means "now" which makes a very sustained linguistic sense..
danos (80957) 2012-02-01 0:38
a very nice close up view of L'Àgora construction an architectural diamond of the famous Santiago Calatravaa.I like the lines of the construction,the different contrasting colours,as the analysis of the word Agora,that coming drom the Greek vocabulary.
Royaldevon (24324) 2012-02-01 2:47
I have enjoyed browsing your gallery. You have a good eye for artistic composition and minimalism.
This is a fine shot, minimalistic and very abstract in its content. The lines and the composition are extremely strong as are the colour and the sharpness.
This is the sort of shot modern advertisers often like to use.
My warm regards,
adramad (33584) 2012-02-01 4:43
Amazing and very original composition on this emblematic place, fantastic play of diagonals and curves, the colors also have a fascinating attraction.
A great composition with good light and color. I like it.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-01 7:41
a spectacular modern architectural photo with superb details, the composition is excellent, very nice lights and colours, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
mauro61 (52623) 2012-02-04 0:34
mi piace l'incrocio di curve e di volumi in questa immagine dal taglio stretto con anche i colori protagonisti.
bertolucci (13356) 2012-02-04 10:04
What a fab archi graphism this is ! I really dig the very exact framing and juxtaposition here - it's so pleasing to the eye (the expo is spot on too) and creative by any standard (I have seen tons of captures of this place, but never this way.)
Have a great weekend,
vasilpro (40687) 2012-02-04 23:47
Wonderful composition with interesting modern architectural, beautiful graphic mood, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, excellent POV, TfS!
Have a nice Sunday, Vasilis.
sevy (15009) 2012-02-06 4:34
Nice use of the opposition between foreground and background. It works because the shot is still easily readable and the juxtaposition is drawing new lines.
TopGeo (38128) 2012-02-09 1:03
Hello Matt! Very impressive photo, Excellend info notes etymology word of 'agora' perfect in any aspect! Excellent perspective, fantastic detail in line of famous bridge!
Great composition and framing, excellent light management, wonderful colours, impressive sky! Congratulations!
danyy (0) 2012-02-15 1:50
comme toi je suis fasciné par les lignes de Calatrava, plutôt, les courbes. A liège où je vis, il a été l'architecte de la nouvelle Gare TGV, très jolie d'ailleurs.
Une photo soignée où s'enchevêtrent parfaitement arcs et droites dans de très bonnes lumières et des couleurs expressives.
macjake (49318) 2012-03-18 12:07
here we have this amazing subject once again.
i'll have to get there myself one day to photograph this beauty.
a wonderful collection of lines, shapes, colors, and abstract imagery.
just the way i like it!
Haymotion (2605) 2012-03-24 8:05
Nice graphic view !
I like the design of this Agora.
Your point of view is very attractive and esthtetic.
- Copyright: Matt Le Blanc (i9l2y1m8a8t3) (4748)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2010-08-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D5000, 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 ED AF-S VR Nikon
- Exposition: f/11, 1/200 secondes
- Versions: version originale, Workshop
- Thème(s): Ciudad de las Artes Y Ciencias [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-29 23:17