- International Photography Awards IPA 2012 - Honorable Mention -
This is the third image from my study of the Katehaki Pedestrian Bridge in Athens, design by Santiago Calatrava.
I have to say that this study is one of the most complex works I've done in photography up to now. Very challenging for many reasons. The place and the surroundings are very crowded and construction cluttered so it's quite difficult to find clean angles to shoot and almost impossible if you intend to obtain an abstract look and keep the "streety" elements out of the frame. Then, one has to work with wide enough angle to be able to deal with the narrow spaces that constrain the perspective. Then, the deck of the bridge is wooden and there are a lot of pedestrians using the bridge, so it's almost impossible to shoot there during the day (I also have some night shots taken there and the first image in the series, like a harp's strings I, is actually a night shot). There is only a narrow band of concrete floor where you can place your tripod, but even so, people are passing by and one: you bother them, two: they bother you. Plus they are curious and ask a lot of questions, which is not exactly bad, but keeps you from doing your job and you might lose precious clouds like this :). Then the processing was quite challenging too. Being a complex volume, with accentuated curves and a lot of cables going up and down, plus the stairs, the handrails and other elements that can be seen in a wider perspective (as the number II of the series - the "sister" of this one here) you have to hierarchize very well the image and the elements within in order not to get a cluttered one with no point of interest or with too many. That means you have to look very carefully at your composition, trying to keep it as clean as possible, and then you have to play with light and is intensity and try to give the right amount of care to each element so to match your vision of the object and convey the feeling you have in mind. I found none of these images easy t
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Andrea Viaggi Perfect point of view. Great PP. Fantastic job. My compliments
7 Jun 2012 at 03:04pm
S (maxx) Landeros Just when I think the series can't be out done, you produce a new masterpiece.
7 Jun 2012 at 03:28pm
Marie-claude Strausz The result of this difficult and complex work is great beauty and perfection, congratulations !
7 Jun 2012 at 07:00pm
Egon Kronschnabel Great Contruction or Architecture! You show in a very unique way!
7 Jun 2012 at 08:02pm
Marc Tassel Superbe ! Quelle pureté !
8 Jun 2012 at 12:19am
Julia Anna Gospodarou Merci beaoucoup pour vos si gentils appréciations Jef, Marc et Eddie! :)
Thank you so much Andrea, Steve, Marie-Claude, Egon and Emil! You're too kind! :)
10 Jun 2012 at 02:39am
Aeron stunning !!!
10 Jun 2012 at 08:35am
Nathan Wirth Add me to your list of die hard fans, Julia. This whole architectural series has been especially exquisite!
10 Jun 2012 at 07:10pm
Julia Anna Gospodarou Nathan, reading these words from you has just made my day!!!
And I think I need some air, or else I'm going to faint :)))
10 Jun 2012 at 10:27pm
Sharon Mau . beautiful tones and balance . your images are sensational . .
13 Sep 2012 at 11:11pm
Julia Anna Gospodarou Thanks a lot Sharon! I'm glad that you like them! :)
Merci beaucoup Lionel! :)
2 Oct 2012 at 01:13am
Annick Pegoraro Je découvre vos oeuvres et je suis émerveillée par tant de beautés que vous nous offrez à mes yeux et à mon coeur. Vous êtes une personne exceptionnelle!
Merci infiniment à vous.
19 Oct 2012 at 08:02am
Julia Anna Gospodarou Thank you Yongjun! :)
Annick, mille mercis pour un si chaleureux commentaire. Je suis tellement heureuse lorsque mes images touche ceux qui les regardent. :)
20 Oct 2012 at 04:25pm
Grant Harden Stunning image, well done
30 Oct 2013 at 10:08am
Jeremy Clausse magnifique - beau cliché, beau traitement, belle lumière
3 Jun 2014 at 09:11am
Nat Images Outstanding perspective,fine,really fine work!
26 Jul 2014 at 11:24am