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Salle de Musique de Chambre

July 7th, 2010

The bold curves of Portzamparc's Philharmonie form an exceptional setting for musical events; be it symphonic orchestras, solo recitals, jazz concerts or more experimental settings with spatially arranged sounds – they all find perfect architectural conditions in the three complementary concert halls.

The Salle de Musique de Chambre is bordered by elegantly curved walls; together with a characteristic sound reflector above the stage, they form a unique and intimate room for 300 listeners.

The photograph was taken during the Open House celebration of Philharmonie Luxembourg.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II using an EF24-105mm ƒ/4L IS USM lens. The exposure was taken at 24mm for 1/25 sec at ƒ/8.0.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: firefly.serenity
about 14 years ago
Whoa - way cool. At first, I didn't like the reflection of lamps on the left side of the piece, but now that I really take a good look, it definitely adds balance and a bit of perspective. I really, really like this one.
Posted By: linear_horizons
about 14 years ago
This shot kind of makes me dizzy... but wonderful picture, the clarity is amazing!
Posted By: Annesville
about 14 years ago
Awesome, bold and subtle all at the same time. This could go straight into the "Architecture" theme in Windows 7. Also reminds me for some reason of "01952 - Blue Maritime".
Posted By: Tim H.
about 14 years ago
Fates Hand: damn, I'm not seeing it. Help! Emergency! I need to see it!

Err, um... I mean, I don't see it. Would you be so kind to show me where it is please? :)

Anyway, I have never seen anything that is man-made that is as beautiful as this. I sat there looking at it with my jaw on the floor for a good solid 60 seconds.

Very nice shot!
Posted By: redevil1990
about 14 years ago
I voted for it. It's nice to see it here :)
Posted By: WhiteDog
about 14 years ago
This is indeed a splendid shot. Perfect composition. Sensual colors. Absolutely flawless.
Posted By: eclinton
about 14 years ago
Great shot. Love the depth!
Posted By: Batman_360
about 14 years ago
We need more architecture on this website! This shot is proof that nature isn't the only force on Earth capable of crafting uplifting spaces. Hey Team Sunset, I know you're all over this website, but make room for Team Architecture (or, judging from this shot, Team Sparkletecture)!

As an architecture student, I often find myself in quandaries like that of this photographer: truly capturing a space often requires shooting the human-scale stuff, like halls and seats, as well as the grand, scaleless gestures that make buildings into icons (such as the curves in this picture). If the human-scale spaces are inhabited, though, it tends to distract the viewer because of human face-recognition psychology... so photographs are usually taken when the building is empty. I think this picture tells only half the story, but what it does say, it says REMARKABLY well.

Congrats, and I hope the community reaction to this background takes Team Architecture to another level.
Posted By: EricW
about 14 years ago
Love it, really cool.
Posted By: choyjay
about 14 years ago
The composition of the shot, coupled with the irregular lines and curves of the architecture, give this photo a really surreal look. The color is fantastic as well, and the photo quality is sharp and clean. Amazing shot; had my vote in the Loupe and I'm glad to see it here!
Posted By: brizkit
about 14 years ago
Was Fate's Hand's comment pulled? Odd. I thought it was entirely inoffensive and innocent (not to mention an interesting perspective). Misinterpretation?

Great photo, by the way. This thing is fascinating to stare at. Nice change of pace indeed.
Posted By: Tim H.
about 14 years ago
brizkit: It was indeed removed. But, he has been kinda trolling lately. :/
Posted By: Fates Hand
about 14 years ago
above me : I would Like an example of that ?
Posted By: Tim H.
about 14 years ago
Fates Hand:

I'm sorry, but I refuse.
Posted By: zaxour
about 14 years ago
Great shot! This has become my wallpaper on at least 3 devices. Thanks! We need more stuff like this.
Posted By: AB
about 14 years ago
Awesome image. More architecture por favor.
Posted By: Beltane
about 14 years ago
The crispness of this image is stunning. I guess the full-frame sensor on the 5D really makes a difference. Combined with the composition and delicate pastel shades, I really can't fault this. Favourited!
Posted By: nicbet
about 14 years ago
Thanks for the very nice comments everyone!

@batman_360: yes, I agree that the photograph is missing a notion of scale induced by some man-sized object. The actual reason I could not include the front row of seats was that in the confined space of the music hall, my 24mm lens wasn't wide enough even on the full-frame sensor. Then again ... the 24-105 is not the ideal architecture lens at all so I should have brought something wider in the first place.

@Beltane: Thanks! And yes, it does indeed. I used to work with 1.6x and 1.3x crop sensors before but would never get anywhere near such a result (this is at ISO1600 handheld for 1/25s - madness!).

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