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Congratulations! Calatrava's architecture is a rich canvas for creative photography!
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Enjoying a few shots while waiting for someone at the Oriente Station in Lisbon, architecture design by Santiago Calatrava....
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Enjoying a few shots while waiting for someone at the Oriente Station in Lisbon, architecture design by Santiago Calatrava.
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Behind The Lens

Location
At the Oriente train station in Lisbon. A great place to take good architectural photos.
Time
It was a Friday's afternoon.
Lighting
It was a sunny day, but the station gets very dim inside. Had no gear at all, since I was there just waiting for a friend and decide to take some shots to pass the time and test the new 35mm that I got in the previous day. So it was all about testing some exposure settings.
Equipment
Just my Nikon D3100 with a Nikon 35mm f1.8g. Handheld and no flash.
Inspiration
Photography is something that I loved for a long time but just been exploring for the past few months, so I'm quite new in the "neighbourhood". And architectural photography is something I really appreciate and would like to master. So, I find myself in a famous architectural landmark, with time to spare, my camera and a new lens to enjoy, what else should someone do? The building has great details and shapes to the delight of anyone, and since I'm a former civil engineering student I appreciate every single bit of it. It was just a matter of getting a nice detail of the structure, tilt the camera to change the perspective, wait for someone to pass to get that personal interest and press the shutter at the right time to catch the moment.
Editing
Nothing very special. Black and white, fine tuning of contrast, hilights, whites, shadows and blacks. A small crop to center the objective (I'm a small person) and a exposure graduated filter on the top left corner.
In my camera bag
Walking around the city, just the camera and the 35mm. When going countryside, add a tripod and a Tamron sp 90mm macro.
Feedback
Find a good place, be patient and wait for the right moment. Being someone new to all of this, my best advice to other potential photographers is take your time, search for ways to learn and practice a lot, you will eventually get the handle of it. Never stop trying to do better and exceed yourself but don't be to hard on yourself, remember that this is art, and as any kind of art it is supposed to express your perspective of things, not others. There will never be a perfect photo for everyone. So don't be afraid to make mistakes, they are your best teacher!

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