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Mirazozo by Architects of Air - part 6

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 22 January 2011 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

The woman in the centre is holding a spray bottle of water to cool you down. Not so good if you are carrying a camera! I found the soft green and orange in this dome to be most refreshing.

Well, we have come to the end of this series. Hope you enjoyed it!

While in Sydney recently, I was amazed to see that what at first looked like a giant version of one of those inflatable jumping castles had sprung up next to the Sydney Opera House. Except you don’t jump on it - but rather go inside! This is Mirazozo. It is a luminous maze of tunnels and domes designed by Architects of Air. They have built 15 such bubble domes which have toured the world.

And so in we go! The experience is like walking through a sculpture of colour and light. The sequence of shots you will see in the series follows my progress through each of the coloured domes.

No processing of these shots - apart from a slight tweaking of contrast.

NIKON D5000 1/15 second F/6.3 ISO 1600 18 mm

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

This fantasy serial seems to go on and on, a parallel world where nothing makes
sense, and yet I want these images to go on and on forever. You seem to have
captured a most imaginative and fantastic world. You could capture thousands of
images here, and each one would be so very brilliant and individually distinct as
they all appear to be. Reality, fantasy, art, they all co-mingle in this intangible world.

22 Jan 2011 6:15am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

like flies in a web!

22 Jan 2011 6:53am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Encore une jolie composition ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

22 Jan 2011 7:22am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A very fine series of a very strange place. Thanks for your response telling me how you felt inside

22 Jan 2011 9:08am

Deisu from Spain

Impresionante el juego de colores que aparcen, ;), buen fin de semana

22 Jan 2011 9:20am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

These shots are really amazing! I love the colours and light. Nice lines here

22 Jan 2011 9:31am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A wonderful series with these stunning colors!

22 Jan 2011 9:39am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a strange non-world this creates . . the normal anchors of reality are gone !

22 Jan 2011 9:49am

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

Elle est super cette série, un décor de rêve, un paradis pour photographes.

22 Jan 2011 10:05am

fereshteh from Iran

A dream...beautiful.

22 Jan 2011 10:06am

JCJ from Troyes, France

great again

22 Jan 2011 10:18am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran


22 Jan 2011 10:51am

parisa from shiraz, Iran

so nice Bravo

22 Jan 2011 11:24am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Your composition is fantastic. Super processing

22 Jan 2011 11:28am

~ Karine ~ KLB ~ from Caen, France

Wonderful series.
Like this combination of colours ! Gives pep ;o)

22 Jan 2011 11:58am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of nature Canada &, United Kingdom

Enjoyed it immensely, Stephen, well done.

22 Jan 2011 1:32pm

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

Perfect shot.

22 Jan 2011 1:55pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful series. Most imaginative and fantastic. Lovely colours and light.
Excellent presentation. Love it :)

22 Jan 2011 2:53pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A street scene in a place of dreams ... Everyone seems to be in his special heaven conmfortable ... Best regards, Adela

22 Jan 2011 2:54pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent. fine composition

22 Jan 2011 3:35pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Still as brilliant this series, splendid composition. Good day.

22 Jan 2011 4:01pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

super colors

22 Jan 2011 4:03pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I have photographed inside these things and found the light to be "challenging", to say the least.

22 Jan 2011 4:09pm

Reed from St. Louis, Missouri, United States

You made me Google it. They will be here in the US this spring!

Wow, great images, smart to include the people, too. What impressive colors and light!

22 Jan 2011 4:58pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is gorgeous as is the series. I've really enjoyed it. Thank you!

22 Jan 2011 5:05pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The pleasant eye-shock of it all just keeps on rolling along. Wonderful serial!

22 Jan 2011 5:15pm

David from place to place, United States

What an amazing space. Great find! Great shots!

22 Jan 2011 5:23pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Sorry I didn't comment before but I wanted to look at the whole series first. Stephen, you have taken these photos to a whole new level. The colours were fantastic and the human element brought out the awe that we feel when encountering or visiting a place like this. This series was extremely well seen and photographed. My hat off to you Stephen, excellently well done!

22 Jan 2011 5:35pm

@Don Levesque: thank you, Don!

Franz from Baden, Austria

these colours are almost surreal, especially in combination with the patterns. the temperature inside this mirazozo must be quite challenging, so perhaps a little cool-off is welcomed by some ... ;-))

22 Jan 2011 6:55pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The orange and green is refreshing. It's been a super series and so much fun to walk through it with you. I hope it comes here too.

22 Jan 2011 8:26pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This has been a wonderful and colourful series Stephen! Congratulations on this 5-star performance! Bravo! ;-)

22 Jan 2011 8:32pm

marci from in, Morocco

have loved the series!! the curved shadows create an optical illusion - really cool!!

22 Jan 2011 8:36pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good morning Stephen
I looked at the previous photos too. All photos are interesting in their own way and in color, fantastic. Thank you for your nice comment. Have a nice weekend and all the best. Dear greetings Christel

23 Jan 2011 12:21am

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Félicitations pour cette splendide série d'images colorées et admirablement composées. J'aime beaucoup.

23 Jan 2011 12:32am

London Caller from United Kingdom

By the way, did they play any music in there?

23 Jan 2011 1:38am

@London Caller: I think they played some ambient music in the entrance dome.

Becky from los angeles, United States

love it. Just amazing.

23 Jan 2011 3:55am

Bill Brown from California, United States


23 Jan 2011 5:34am

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Magnífica serie,con unos tonos increibles.Buen trabajo.

23 Jan 2011 6:22am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Encore une belle composition avec des belles couleurs ! bon dimanche !

23 Jan 2011 7:40am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

W O W !

23 Jan 2011 8:58am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What a nice composition. 5 stars

23 Jan 2011 10:32am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A great series ! all different ,beautiful and interesting !

23 Jan 2011 11:37am

fereshteh from Iran


23 Jan 2011 3:12pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

la série continue, j'aime toujours !

23 Jan 2011 4:52pm

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

very cool A+

23 Jan 2011 7:10pm

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Fantastic composition and series !!

23 Jan 2011 8:54pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

very retro

24 Jan 2011 3:42am

Anne J. from Australia

Magic. Isn't it?

24 Jan 2011 9:08am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

A colourful series.. enjoyed it very much.

24 Jan 2011 11:55am

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