E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Parque das Nações, Lisbon

Parque das Nações, Lisbon


A view through a safety screen in an office, looking out to one of the 'landmark' buildings of the Expo (Parque das Nações) area of Lisbon.

Taken 2006.

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Parque das Nações, Lisbon


A view through a safety screen in an office, looking out to one of the 'landmark' buildings of the Expo (Parque das Nações) area of Lisbon.

Taken 2006.

my vfxy

comments (19)

nice one Ellie!
EJWilkins: Thank you Nicola smile
Nicely photographed, composed and presented Ellie. Good work. Kind regards, Neil.
EJWilkins: Thanks Neil smile
  • dotun
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2007, 02:28
you stepping up ur game here, I like the way you framed the bldg in he background..sweet shot
EJWilkins: Thanks Dotun. I've been sifting through archives looking for pictures and found a few I hadn't thought of using, so you might see one or two 'different' ones from me for a little while, mostly from Portugal and taken last summer. Most days the weather here at the moment is too bad (and dark) to get out with a camera.
  • xavi
  • Barcelona
  • 11 Jan 2007, 06:59
Woh!!! increibleeeee.INCREDIBLEEEE an espectacular shot congratulations
EJWilkins: Gosh, thank you for such an amazing comment smile
very nice city shot, I love cities.
EJWilkins: I'll have to try to find some more for you Chantal. As we live out in the sticks, by UK standards, I don't take many pictures of new buildings. I have to admit it's not something I've really thought of doing. wink
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 11 Jan 2007, 09:24
I'm a glutton for architecture, Ellie, but usually it has to be very old. However, even Atlanta has some very modern, superb architecture that I love, like your shot here. That black grid on the main building--is it an indentation that is painted black? I'm still trying to figure it out! The safety screens, BTW, really add to this pic for the framing. Well done.
EJWilkins: You'd love Lisbon Ginnie, you really would. If you can, take a look at Photorusso's pictures, he's got some really wonderful ones of some Lisbon buildings, and Jesquilo too. It isn't all new, this area is being developed from the Expo site, and is quite something. I'm so pleased you like this, it was sitting in my archives, a one-of and I thought 'what the heck'! I'm amazed by the response, I doubt tomorrow's violets will pass muster. wink
The black lines? I don't know what they are, they might be a tile pattern or it might be a section of the building that's set back from the rest. The twin building is just the same.
Line, vertical, horizontal, square... a lot of geometry here this morning. City landscape and this strange thing ont top of the building...
EJWilkins: There's a LOT of geometry at Expo, it's an architect's dream area. I think the point on the top of this building is meant to represent something nautical. I'm not sure.
  • chris p
  • the Isle of Wight
  • 11 Jan 2007, 12:00
Good use of the screens Ellie, well worked smile
EJWilkins: Thanks Chris, but honestly, there wasn't a lot of choice really, it was either through the gap in the middle or not at all. I think the screens are designed to stop people jumping .. out of a sealed window! *shrug*
  • Louis
  • 11 Jan 2007, 13:33
Ellie, Ellie - this is the most un-Ellie pic I have seen in my whole live. Talk about hidden talents and hidden pics. Of modern buildings and stuff I have seen over the last few months, this is probably the best.

Excellent
EJWilkins: Oh cripes, I've got loads of pictures tucked away, things I've seen and didn't want to forget. This view is now hidden by the new building, so it was a 'one of' that I won't be able to take again. I only took the one, and this is it ... this is what the place looks like. I've got another couple of shots taken from the riverside, Maybe I'll share those another time. They aren't as unusal though. Thanks Louis, for your amazing comment. smile
The vertical direction of this photo is very interesting and I think that the frame of the curtain is very attractive. Bravo, Ellie. This frame, elevates the perspective and causes that it seems an image of NewYork instead of Lisbon!
EJWilkins: Thanks you very much Jose. smile This area of Lisbon is very new, and very smart. I hope you get the chance to visit it one day to see for yourself. smile
  • mal
  • 11 Jan 2007, 15:26
it took me a few seconds to resolve this image in my mind El and I like that, it made me think (i don't often do much thinking) Mal
EJWilkins: Oh Mal, you've got me worried. Go and lie down in a darkened room with a glass of Laphroaig. wink
Ah, very nice. Interesting how many effects can be gotten with the blinds/shutters one normally get out of the way, huh? The building has a peculiar profile, too.
EJWilkins: You're right, most times you want to get blinds or screens out of the way. Couldn't do that with these because they were fixed in place, and the only angle for a picture was through the middle. I'm glad it worked so well smile
  • Dudee thea
  • Purwokerto, Indonesia
  • 11 Jan 2007, 19:42
very nice landmark,,it's have unique design of building, nice angel you're captured wink
regards
EJWilkins: Hi Dudee, the picture was taken from near the top of a building, through a window. smile
  • paul
  • 11 Jan 2007, 20:51
not your usual picture at all Ellie and I think it is great - not that I don't like you usual style of course, but this works really well
EJWilkins: grin ... wriggle! No, I know it isn't my usual choice, this was really just a holiday snap ... something I saw and wanted to keep because I might never have the chance to see it again, because they will be moving to a new office soon. I'm really surprised it's had the reaction it's had, bemused in fact.
You changing your shot selection Ellie ? This is wonderful, I love the comp here.
EJWilkins: Hi Johnny, I'm rummaging through my archives, need to clear up a backlog and this was one of them I thought might be 'OK' I'm truly surprised by the reaction to it. Mind you, it's a fabulous building, and I was rather lucky with the viewpoint, from high up in an adjoining tall office building. wink
  • Madretz
  • SF Bay Area
  • 12 Jan 2007, 21:46
I really like how you've framed this shot! Thanks for the explination, too because I originally thought it was a mirrored image somehow. smile
Cheers!
EJWilkins: Yes, I suppose it is a strange sort of picture to work out. Thanks for your compliment. smile
Yes, this is great :o) The framing, curtains, make this pic a winner. This could be in a magazine :o)
EJWilkins: Hah! I wish! Thanks for the wonderful compliment Aksel. smile
I'm very fond of lisboa wich is a town with a so nice mix between past, present and future. I spend a long time with my Canon and these very nice buildings.
EJWilkins: I like Lisbon too, a lovely city. I hope you will share some of your pictures. smile
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 15 Jan 2007, 03:56
great lines ellie. it is like a technical drawing.
EJWilkins: grin Thanks Neal

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