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Architect's Dream by Awstein Architect's Dream by Awstein
This new set of buildings is a very recent construction in the French city Lyon. I love how graphic the project looks and how colorfully and tastefully it decorates the city.

EDIT I didn't expect this picture to have such a success! Thank you so much, everyone, for your sweet comments and faves, I'm really glad you enjoy it!

EDIT 2 This picture is now part of an online photography contest where part of the winners are decided by popular vote! So if you have a few spare moments, please vote for it on this page:… Thank you so much :dalove:


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That is pretty cool, I like the clouds in the background and the little pacman in the window, this is a really nice picture.

You can see everything really well and the colors ad excitment to the picture.

But there is a person in the lower right hand corner but it is veary unnoticable.

I like how you can see on and on and nothing is blury in the background which makes it real nice, I can not see any things that are wrong about this picture that I can tell, but then again, I dont know things about real photography, but in my opinion it is veary good. If that means anything to you. I think it looks like it could be a popular picture on deviantart

In my mind its a picture well took.
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Ultraiveta22 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
Interesting picture
Jackie-Pijjin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just noticed the Pink Pac-Man in the door. The colors are really nice, there; is that common in France?
insolitus85 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Architects dream? Photographers dream too!

Wonderful shot :heart:

JACAC Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
i . a m . a n . a r c h i t e c t
a n d . i . l i k e . t h e . p h o t o . a n d . t h e . b u i l d i n g s . =)
Awstein Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Haha well I'm happy you do, coming from an architect that's the best compliment :love:
JACAC Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
i . l i k e . m o d e r n . a r c h i t e c t u r e . a n d . i . a l w a y s . t r y . t o . i n o v a t e . i n . e a c h . o f . m y . p r o j e c t s . =)=)
palmouth Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
:worship: I just read your forum post about personal favourites, and this one would surely be one of mine :deviation: very talented :pat:
Awstein Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Thank you, that's a very nice thing to say :love: I'm glad you like it :hug:
Einsilbig Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I saw this shot a long time ago,
great one!
Awstein Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Thank you for your kind words - and for watching :hug:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely perspective and colors!  
Awstein Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Thank you, I appreciate the kind words :)
fogke Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Artist
wow great shot ;)
Awstein Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thank  you so much :hug:
BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Very cool :D
Jsvn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Featured your fantastic work here [link] :D
tvlookplay Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i remember seeing this back when it was the first day! nice photo ;)
BigBlueSkyFotos Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool! instant :+favlove:
MirellaBailey Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
For a non-photographer like myself, I'm amazed by the way you frame this shot. I mean, I could take a photo of a building, but I couldn't have them set perfectly against the backdrop of sky like this, with such rich saturation of colour too.
Awstein Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Oh thank you Mirella, your appreciation means a lot to me :)
Honestly, it's also a matter of processing. In the original picture, the sky is a bit bleaker and the contrast a bit softer. I think a picture is 20% the idea, 40% how it's taken (light+angle) and 40% how it's processed. I rarely even get one of them right, and getting all of them right is complicated, but I'm trying to improve :) I'm glad you like the final result on this picture :dalove:
danielion Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the pacman! :D
sofirr Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fr/ Très chouette cité!
oxoyoz Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Photographer
C'est une très belle image, tu exploites super bien les lignes et les perspectives, et tu as très bien travaillé les couleurs. Ce qu'ils ont fait là bas me fait toujours penser à un Tetris à moitier raté, j'aime beaucoup la superposition de cube (je vis à Lyon).
GJManns Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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WildWinyan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Photographer
:wave: You Have Been Featured [link] :dance:
Einsilbig Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This lovely work has been featured here: Architecture, Urban and Rural Spotlight Vol. 1
Looking forward to seeing more art from you at #devPREMIUM!


AnyLuck Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
This is so lovely! The vibrant colours go very well with the daylight and the clouds and the green space between the buildings. The whole composition in brilliant.
samoholic Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa nice photo, nice looks like a very lovely part of the city you've mention! Greta job!
woodstock1212 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Marrant, les couleurs sont vraiment sympa. :) Ya même le petit pacman !
TristenCoy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Photographer
Haha I love the random pac man xD And the colours look awesome!
midnight-loki Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Très beau quartier, effectivement.
DorianECGordon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very graphic, you're right. The colours are marvellous and the modern effect it's at the same time clean and interesting... nothing too much, just what it needs to avoid being "always the same thing." Very, very nice. And quite a good shot, too.
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
It's great to see color being designed into urban architecture, :)
grodpro Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

It feels almost futuristic, though I do feel that the execution aids in that portrayal to a degree... I think it's mostly because of the contrast, the sharpness, and the way you've just captured this overall.

The colours are lovely, anyway, and I think it's brilliant how you haven't captured it from the ground, but on a level that is more.. well, level with the buildings across from you and all. ^^;

Great that the clouds add further depth to things there. :nod:
Awstein Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Thank you so much for your in-depth comment :dalove: I'm very very glad you like it! You've helped me a lot in the past with your comments on my pics and this one helps me again analyze the picture better and better understand what works and what doesn't :)
3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mystery-Of-The-Deep Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I like the Pac man.
peroline Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Très belle photos, effectivement les couleurs sont bien gaies ! :) ...Et je crois qu'il y a un geek qui habite a droite dans l'avant dernier étage !! ;)
mers01 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Nice place...
SteffenC-itsjustme Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
PACMAN! Not in the original colour, but PACMAN! :D

This is awesome ^^
GioFD Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOOoh, il faut que j'aille faire un tour vers Jean Jaurès.
DaniilEst Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Ew... Modernism.
jesspint Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
I like this. I would enjoy seeing it too, if it were in my city. With Fully established trees and gardens it will be lovely.

It's a pity they decorated the fronts but if you stood in between it would look quite 'concrete jungle' and unfortunately buildings nowadays seam to use just architecture to make a building beautiful bypassing craftsmanship with overly bold repetitive patterns and whole buildings prefabricated off-site.

This photo is good though. Strong perspective, well balanced. I'd love to see it on a bright, bright sunny day when the contrast of the shadows is as strong as the bold colour features on the front
MarianaErwin555 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Wow, full of colors, *Letha421! Now that's a beautiful architect's dream! Full of colored window panes, along with glass railings to the touch!
cinname Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Lovely colours!
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