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The Viewing Balcony

Posted by
Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 10 January 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Bringing it all back around again to Disney Hall where I ended up that morning, for a last image from the New Year's Day series. This balcony looked like the perfect viewing platform for the rising sun of the new year. I am going to hold on to this balcony as the place to return to as a reminder that the light of the new year is always there for us to use for any change we desire.
Still catching up from the flu and another deadline.

NIKON D3000 1/200 second F/10.0 ISO 100 28 mm

NaDu from Köln, Germany

For me the best of your series. The forms go into each other smooth and interesting, also lovely warm colors.

10 Jan 2011 5:23am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

This shot has everything - light to dark, warm to cool, curves and straight lines, great composition - awesome shot!!!!

10 Jan 2011 5:35am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful ! Great light and composition !

10 Jan 2011 5:48am

Yvon from Orleans, France

great capture

10 Jan 2011 6:16am

rem_la from Villiers, France

j'aime cet enchevetrement de courbes !

10 Jan 2011 6:19am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really super shapes, very well taken

10 Jan 2011 6:29am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The light is so special, as are the textures and shapes. Your compo is spot on.

10 Jan 2011 6:32am

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Pure magic. Very impressive.

10 Jan 2011 6:46am

marci from in, Morocco

wow - I love these balcony shots, and this may be the best yet!

10 Jan 2011 6:56am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom


10 Jan 2011 6:59am

Fabienne from Quelque part ou ailleurs, France

Superb Bettina !

10 Jan 2011 7:34am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

It's like a scene from Metropolis. Gorgeous!

10 Jan 2011 8:03am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Incredible graphics and light, great composition. 5 * Nice day.

10 Jan 2011 8:14am

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

So beautiful. It´s great. I love the composition

10 Jan 2011 8:35am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Stunning shapes and lighting here . . such a photographic icon.

10 Jan 2011 8:38am

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

I love this, really wonderful shapes and you have shot it so cleverly.

10 Jan 2011 8:44am

STEED from Somewhere, France

What an inspiration around the theme..........Fabulous one....

10 Jan 2011 9:19am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful. Incredible shapes, colours and light. Beautiful composition. One of your best shots.
Love it :)l

10 Jan 2011 9:20am

Tomix from landerneau, France

outstanding shot!! 5*

10 Jan 2011 9:24am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just excellent 5****

10 Jan 2011 9:31am

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

it think, it couldn´t made be better!!!
perfect compo, perfect lighting, great textures
alltogether ***** congrats!

10 Jan 2011 9:35am

Piero from LYON, France

Beautiful !
I love compo, light, tone ...
Bravo !

10 Jan 2011 10:21am

k@ from Paris, France

I'm always stunned with those golden beauties of yours, you could put one each day i'd never be bored, they let me speechless ! Total Beauty !

10 Jan 2011 10:46am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Terrific dynamic abstraction. Colours and shapes are wonderful

10 Jan 2011 10:49am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great series - I like the idea of these shots coming around full circle back to the Disney building. Yes - an inspiring moment to be reminded of every time you return.

10 Jan 2011 10:54am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


10 Jan 2011 10:55am

Siepi from Perk, Belgium

Amazing photo of Gehry's architecture. 5*

10 Jan 2011 11:02am

Franz from Baden, Austria

stunning architecture, terrific colours and a wonderfully clever frame! the frail railing of the balcony forms a neat contrast to the bold aluminum (?) walls!

10 Jan 2011 11:14am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

An golden shot!

10 Jan 2011 11:44am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

This is absolutely wondrous Bettina!!! Can't tell you how I'm enchanted by this interplay of sharp lines, lovely curves and patterns, contrasting (yet charming) lights and tones... wonderful! Beautiful eye and rendering my dear!:-)

10 Jan 2011 11:47am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very interesting.

10 Jan 2011 11:47am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Fantastic shot! Wonderful lighting...

10 Jan 2011 12:49pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Definitely a spot to keep in mind Bettina! The colours and warmth of the light is spectacular! Congratulations on this wonderful series! Well done! ;-)

10 Jan 2011 12:52pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden


10 Jan 2011 1:46pm

shoti from somewhere in, China

wow. should you view the balcony or the view from the balcony? the place itself is a great piece of art. wonderful image Bettina!

10 Jan 2011 2:57pm

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Waouh ! Nothing to say , just FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!! Phil

10 Jan 2011 3:25pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fabulous! superbly done

10 Jan 2011 3:57pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A stunning image! This new light series is simply marvelous.

10 Jan 2011 4:32pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

hope the flu wasn't too bad, just a perfect image

10 Jan 2011 4:36pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Wonderful shapes, colours and textures superb processing

10 Jan 2011 4:56pm

Christian Devoise from Mantes La Jolie, France


10 Jan 2011 5:16pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Geez I really like this, Bettina. Your text is also perfect! The words are so true. The light of different brightnesses, bordered on the right by the darker shade, is just like life...some bright, some not. The VERY bright light tells us that there is always hope and dream...beautiful job, Bettina...hang in there!

10 Jan 2011 5:40pm

Vinay from Bangalore, India

Lovely architecture... and thank you for bringing it out to the world through your picture!

Hope you get well soon... take care.

10 Jan 2011 5:45pm

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

I've always thought this place has a cool-grayish tone to it, but this warm color is simply amazing. Nice capture.

10 Jan 2011 6:16pm

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

BREATHTAKING! What more can I say. Breathtaking.

10 Jan 2011 6:59pm

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom


10 Jan 2011 7:08pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Wow! Splendid colors and great graphism! Beautiful framing! Bravo!

10 Jan 2011 7:12pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

great graphic, good contrasts on this one, this is a endless subject : )

10 Jan 2011 7:29pm

sim from k, Iran

why every one love these photos ? they r kind to every character tnx

10 Jan 2011 7:33pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Fabulous shot! superbly done. Best regards, Adela

10 Jan 2011 7:34pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

That balcony looks like a wonderful spot to watch the dawn of the new year filled with hope and promise. Great perspective here.

10 Jan 2011 7:51pm

Prospect from Oslo, Sweden

All the shapes looks amazing. It looks unreal, like a fantasy creation. It reminds me of a mathematical equation, there's so many dimensions! Brilliant capture!

10 Jan 2011 7:55pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Love graphism and tones here; Another time very well seen.

10 Jan 2011 8:18pm

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Love the effect of this angle and composition, making the photograph give off
a more mysterious feel to it. Like a most wonderful science fiction interior in
a movie on another planet. Superb capture, Bettina, what a movie !!~

10 Jan 2011 8:47pm

trilliana from Munich, Germany

fantastic. i breathe pure light.

10 Jan 2011 8:48pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Huge mysteries are hidden behind it!! Great photo!

10 Jan 2011 9:12pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

colours and textures superb !!

10 Jan 2011 11:41pm

Dana from Burbank, United States

Another Concert Hall winner. Don't you love those orange tones?

11 Jan 2011 12:21am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

WOW.. wow .. wow !!!!!! amazing!! wonderful!!!!

11 Jan 2011 1:15am

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

Simply awesome!!

11 Jan 2011 1:16am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is totally beautiful. I love the golden tones.

11 Jan 2011 1:42am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Almost look like a drawing, this is very well done, great warmth in this image !

11 Jan 2011 2:20am

San G. from Encino, California, United States

"Looking for Juliette ..." Beautiful!

11 Jan 2011 3:41am

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Wonderful abstract pattern!

11 Jan 2011 3:48am

Céline from New York City, United States

Superb shot ! I love this building, but I love even more your photo of it !

11 Jan 2011 4:31am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

this is beautiful! I love the colors and shapes!

11 Jan 2011 5:38am

David Crane from Los Angeles, United States

The Disney Hall always "makes music", inside and out. Nice Piece.

11 Jan 2011 6:22am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Fantastic use of light in a terrific composition. Yes, do show us next year!

11 Jan 2011 7:21am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This is such a beautiful shot. As I scroll down, any area I frame on my monitor stands out as a wonderful work. What gorgeous light and lovely flat design.

11 Jan 2011 7:27am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Very beautiful shapes and light. excellent 5*

11 Jan 2011 8:32am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Very beautiful graphism and light!

11 Jan 2011 8:57am

Val37 from Tours, France

Beautiful tones, I like the composition !

11 Jan 2011 10:41am

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

cool mood of this shot

11 Jan 2011 11:23am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un régal pour les yeux !!!
un cadrage top et des tons hallucinants !!

11 Jan 2011 12:31pm

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

tones and light are just fabulous ! The best view is from my computer , not from the balcony ;) Bravo !

11 Jan 2011 1:21pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

SUPERBE ! Je te souhaite un bon après midi

11 Jan 2011 2:12pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

The right side appeals to me a lot ! I think I would have sacrificed the left...

11 Jan 2011 2:38pm

rainboy from Nainital, India

one of the best pics I saw in recent times :)

11 Jan 2011 3:30pm

don from spokane, Afghanistan

This shot has wonderful form and substance. I like the variation in light and warmth very much. A fine shot and great sentiment.

11 Jan 2011 3:44pm

Uistnomad from North Uist, United Kingdom

nice lines and colours

11 Jan 2011 6:54pm

Co33 from libourne, France

I really like it!!

11 Jan 2011 8:16pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

de très belles formes, et de superbes couleurs chaudes.

11 Jan 2011 9:13pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Didn't look like that on the telly! Cool.

11 Jan 2011 10:02pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Better late than never on my commenting. This is just over-the-top gorgeous, Bettina! I see it hanging in someone's contemporary home. Well done indeed.

12 Jan 2011 12:06am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Stunning! The light, colors and texture are outstanding.

12 Jan 2011 4:18am

Joseph from Reunion

Amazing light !

12 Jan 2011 7:06am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

i'm finding this quiet amazing, i'm asking is that real, it looks quiet surreal to me, the light, tones, textures, shapes, i wont go on, excellent interpretation...

12 Jan 2011 11:36am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Beautifully graphic !!
It make me think about the guggenheim museem in Bilbao !

12 Jan 2011 4:33pm

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

Such a wonderful bldg. You have done a great series on it, especially with the early light

12 Jan 2011 5:21pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

The play of light on these modern shapes of the facade is really amazing !! Love it !!

12 Jan 2011 7:07pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France


12 Jan 2011 7:54pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! I'm speechless... wow! This is breathtakingly beautiful, Bettinal. The smooth lines, golden tones and warm light are all exquisite. A masterpiece for sure A+++

12 Jan 2011 9:34pm

@✿ Anina ✿: Thanks, Anina! I appreciate that very much!!!

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

PS: I like your words as well. Thanks for sharing

12 Jan 2011 9:35pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

This is beautiful! Perfect light, color and contrasts! What an extraordinary image! Stunning!!!! Hope you are feeling better , Bettina.

13 Jan 2011 2:20am

k@ from Paris, France

Did you see this ? Interesting on the same theme, no ?

13 Jan 2011 3:37pm

@k@: Thanks for that tip. The Guggenheim is very similar. I love these buildings.

domlortha from Roanne, France

Amazing architecture, so incredible and beautiful golden effects.
Have a nice day.

13 Jan 2011 4:38pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

WOW! : )

13 Jan 2011 9:13pm

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Great architectural composition. Your shot is great in light, colour, contrast and framing.

14 Jan 2011 11:48am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Wow, great lines and colors!

14 Jan 2011 6:46pm

1/200 second
ISO 100
28 mm