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4th: The UFO Has Landed * by db
29-DEC-2007 db.

4th: The UFO Has Landed * by db

Valencia, Spain

Two Rules broken:

"Never take a picture of a building against the rising sun"
(I found the light shining through the top windows very attractive)

"Leading lines must lead your eyes into, but not out again of your image"
(I needed to include those stairs in the image in order to emphasise the perspective
and to avoid showing a lot of garbage lying around in front of the building!)

The "Palau de les Arts", BTW, is a huge concert hall and opera house
designed for his hometown by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava

other sizes: small medium original
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ctfchallenge02-Jan-2008 22:43
A great shot, db. Really like it. Though I've never heard of the first rule/guideline. I'm really glad you got the timing to get this unique capture. You tricked me and I would've thought the inside illuminating was from the lights inside of the building. It really reminds me of an armor helmet from the middle ages. The leading lines rule , you totally shattered :) wtg!
ctfchallenge31-Dec-2007 17:41
Qualified. Excellent image - well justified, with a solid adherence to the rule of thirds which formed a strong foundation. Well, well, done. You do cityscapes so very nicely, Daniel. :) ~ Lonnit