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Meeting at the Auditorio

Meeting at the Auditorio
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2004-12
Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment, Mood
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Star awards 2010 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-09 10:53
Viewed: 2449
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a photo that was taken at the Auditorium of Santa Cruz de Tenerife , itself the capital of Tenerife one of seven islands making up the archipel of the Canary Islands . I happened to be there when this young couple met on the platform of this major landmark called simply the Auditorio , coming from seperate directions they joined , kissed and immediately held hands , a gesture i found irresistable to capture , i made this while they were chatting there hand in hand for some time . Perhaps a close-up might have been interesting too but the shape and futuristic apprearance of this grand architectural edifice should be included in the shot i think. Designed by the internationally reknown Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava the auditorium posseses superb accoustics, it hosts opera , dance and classical-music performances among others , on the outside it resembles a cross between a ship's sails and the Sydney Opera House i would say .
I used my old Minolta on this trip ,little PP here just bumped up the highlights a tad , no frame for this one, hum that was hard not to , he he,
Thank you for looking,

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hi carol! cool black and white photo. this structure reminds me of Camp Big falcon, being a kid year back, watching voltes V. This structure is similar to the Voltes V commanding base. great architecture!


Hi Carol
impressive architecture.
a very beautiful and unique building, well captured.(I have a photo on my gallery too).
good shot. the figures are perfect for scale.
the B&W version works well on the old photo.

Great use of B&W. We are left to concentrate on the scale, the texture, the human interest, geometry.

Great image.

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-02-09 15:03]

Hi Carol,
Beautiful sense of scale with the two figures in front of the building - great architecture shown beautifully with great B&W tones - excellent shot. Best wishes

Hello Carol !
Impressive construction. The inclusion of couple helps in giving an idea of the scale of the building. Good choice of the B&W for this one.
Great note.

Boa tarde Carol
this architecture is very beautiful and you captured a good angle amd thje couple increase the architecture and I hope they find this photo because it is good B/W with a private memory.
Beautiful way to look things always
Um abrašo

Hi Carol...great shot...excellent composition with a nice range of tones....well done.


Another great one Carol. YOu seem to have a real knack for knowing when a B&W conversion would be appropriate. I think this is perfect example ... great grey and white tones here. The couple holding hands silhouetted against that amazing structure is perfect. Fantastic composition ... what a building that is!!
Great job amigo
Have a great day. We're fighting to get through another terrible cold snap.

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