Tuesday, 26 May 2009

damaged DNA


Nikon D80 | 1/80 seconds | f 4 | ISO 100 | 26 mm
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"A man's memory may almost become the art of continually varying and misrepresenting his past, according to his interest in the present."
George Santayana [1863 – 1952. philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist]

46 comments:

Tudor said...

It's such a pity that architectural beauties, like this one, are wasted from ignorance.
Powerful capture Romina!
Bravo

Ken said...

This is my kinda photo! Great light, and angle. I am jealous..only for a minute. :)

Olivier said...

A nice old facade.

dj.tigersprout said...

wonderful architectural decay -- i love these old buildings!! they have been around for so long -- they have such wonderful character!!

Pierre said...

J'aime le contraste fort de cette image. On peut apercevoir sur cette façade plusieurs styles d'architecture.

romina said...

@Ken: you have no reason to be :)
@Dj.tigersprout: they are indeed architectural treasures. but wouldn't they be more beautiful if they were valued?

Thank you all

Zing said...

Stunning bw, nice angle and sharpness!

Si@m said...

Architecture incredible as one decorates with a movie, old this facade but so authentic, very good this black and white.

BoB said...

what a great contrast! great b/w

Nadine Deruyck said...

GREAT B AND W
wonderful composition !!!
nice portfolio too ,

callemie said...

thanks fot visiting my blog and let me know yours!!!!
great architecture but a pitty it's damaged
only in your picture it's a beauty

yz said...

yes we also have most of the old buildings in such condition here...

bluechameleon said...

Bravo! This is a stellar shot! I love these tones and gritting feel of the structure. Beautiful frame!

DaveB said...

Great toning in this one, a lovely shot

aurorephotos said...

Beautiful light in this great capture ! This one's very damaged, of course it's a pity... But tims are hard... See U !

lasiate said...

j'aime ces maisons décaties qui rêvent encore de gloire. Beau B&W énergique

sherri said...

The structure looks ancient. I'm in awe at viewing such a place.

beanow said...

Great angle here...Super B&W!

Anonymous said...

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Mariana said...

Excellent framing and great work in BW

Francisco Díaz said...

It was a beautiful building. It's a pity it's so decadent, but beautiful.

Kristian said...

The stories that building could tell... Love the contrast, although there's a tendency to burn out the details in the top. Nice and atmospheric.

humanobserver said...

that is a great quote and a superb and crisp image :)

Ivar said...

Great capture, like the strong contrast process, really enhances the buidling wall and the decay that has taken place. Nice work

Ivar said...

Love the strong contrast and burn outs in places.. shows the decay of the building.. nice

Ivar said...

Love the strong contrast and burn outs in places.. shows the decay of the building.. nice

Ángel Corrochano said...

I have already commented in some occasion that your photos I like much.
This last one in black and white is magnificent. In addition the perspective is of which is excited.

Greetings

Laurie said...

The details in this are quite striking. It must have been a really beautiful building at one time. I wonder if they will restore it?

Foto'S said...

Fantastic monumental and black white I adore such photes:)

Toni said...

What a fantastic capture of this building. Love the architectural details, but saddened by the lack of care.

Arjan - PlasticDaisy said...

I love old buildings like these!

Omar said...

Pretty cool architectural shot. A pity it's starting to fall in pieces.

Andrea said...

Beautiful processing! Love the deep blacks. What a gorgeous structure. Very interesting perspective.

Lash said...

beautiful :) I think B&W mode gave it the required rustiness :)

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Ajay said...

The black and white treatment of structure is really admirable.

John Maslowski said...

Stunning capture of this fascinating architecture. Great perspective and your B/W processing is superb. Excellent details and tones.

Paul van der Meer said...

Really a beauty!!

Mariana said...

Gorgeous picture . Excellent BW .

eric said...

tres belle symetrie et details bravo beau travail !!

Lash said...

Wow

and nice title as well

Lash said...

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Klaus said...

wonderfull b&w contrasts

imhkki said...

nice building

Claus Petersen said...

The rather wild black and white processing really gives this a great look!

Marie said...

c'est très graphique, et superbe !

Gabor Varga said...

Nice building, it can be here in Budapest as well :)