Snehendu Kar  


Gaudi - Casa Batlló by Snehendu Kar

August 2019 - Gaudi - Casa Batlló

About the Image(s)

The Casa Batlló in Barcelona, with its dragon roof, is one of the masterworks of architect Antoni Gaudí. It is a must-see gem. The inside is like a living museum inside the belly of a dragon. The entire city is an architectural museum. Countless one of a kind building, vibrant colors, the bright Spanish sky..... makes it a photographer's dream. I used a circular polarizer filter to highlight the colors and designs on the structure. Used Nikon D800, f/16 aperture, vibrant color filters in Photoshop CC, ASO 200 equivalent @ 1/200 sec.
The building next to the Gaudi's famous Casa Batllo which I am assuming everyone knows (that is called Casa Amatller) in case anyone is interested: "The Casa Amatller is the most complete work of Catalan modernism. Built by the architect Puig and Cadafalch in 1898, it is located in the Manzana de la Discordia, next to the famous Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí. The façade has been admired since its beginnings, although its true treasure is in the interior, thanks to the original conservation with all its furniture and decoration."


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5 comments posted

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
What a beautiful and striking image. Great colors !! Might clone out the lamppost ?   Posted: 08/10/2019 11:06:06

Marcus Miller   Marcus Miller
You have captured both buildings in wonderful light. I like your positioning since it has eliminated the street scene. I agree with you, it's an amazing building.   Posted: 08/13/2019 14:03:37

Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Snehendu… Your use of a polarizer and post processing has brought out the colors of the architecture. I like the contrast between the two different styles of buildings. Image is sharp. Nice job!   Posted: 08/19/2019 13:36:21

N. Sukumar   N. Sukumar
I must have missed this one! A most interesting structure... one for next time. The balconies are really interesting - to me they look like fish heads or turtle heads! The stately building on the right seems almost boring in comparison. I think the lamp post and green trees in the foreground add some 3-dimensionality to the building façades. I think Gaudí would have approved of your use of the vibrant color filters; I certainly do.   Posted: 08/26/2019 14:32:53

Alastair Cochrane   Alastair Cochrane
You've captured the highly ornate buildings so well with just the right amount of brightness to reveal everything without the colours going technicolor.   Posted: 08/26/2019 15:10:57