Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
This is the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall, new home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world, providing both visual and aural intimacy for an unparalleled musical experience.Through the vision and generosity of Lillian Disney, the Disney family, and many other individual and corporate donors, the city will enjoy one of the finest concert halls in the world, as well as an internationally recognized architectural landmark.From the stainless steel curves of its striking exterior to the state-of-the-art acoustics of the hardwood-paneled main auditorium, the 3.6-acre complex embodies the unique energy and creative spirit of the city of Los Angeles and its orchestra.
I tried to keep just the building and sky in the photo to maintain some of the abstract quality of the architecture. This is a five-shot HDR (high dynamic range) photograph. I used HDR because of the bright shine of the building, which made it impossible to get the full range of light and dark without "blowing out" highlights. It's not in perfect alignment, because the shots were hand-held. I made a choice not to bring along a tripod on the trip out of consideration for my wife, Grace. She puts up with enough stopping and waiting for me to take photos as it is. And does so graciously.
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