Thursday, March 10, 2011

Three for Thursday - Reflections in a Ballet Theatre Window

Ballet Shoe, Charleston Ballet Window Display,
Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

 Ballerina, Charleston Ballet Window Display, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Ballet Dancers, Charleston Ballet Window Display,
Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


Illustrated here, in these three images, is a little dose of Charleston culture and style. The Charleston Ballet Theatre, a professional dance company, stages various performances, both modern and traditional, throughout the year. Additionally, it features a school for aspiring dancers. Reflected in the Theatre window is a yellow Charleston single house, the William Akien House (circa 1810). This National Historic Landmark is a prestigious venue for weddings, dinners, and other special events, and was featured in the 2004 film, The Notebook

24 comments:

  1. Very cool series--it's a very creative way to meld the community with this ballet theatre. Excellent images!

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  2. Interesting, artistic presentation.
    My favorite is the first photo. Surprising and the most intriguing.

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  3. Amazing captures... I first thought it was done in photoshop.

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  4. What a handsome Georgian building!
    Today's theme is very British. ;)
    Theatre instead of theater.
    Film instead of movie.
    Way to go, mate. :)

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  5. These reflection shots really explore dimensionality. Because of the way the two subjects interact, it is fascinating storytelling.

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  6. Back in the dark room days I experimented a lot with double negatives... If I had thought of theatre windows it would have saved me a lot of time.
    Very interesting shots, Doug!

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  7. A great series, mixing two worlds: I am a big fan of these reflections.

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  8. a very appealing collage/series of images. and yes, this house is very beautiful indeed!

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  9. Great series. I like your works. Well done.

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  10. Personally, I just stumbled upon colors. Beautiful!

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  11. Excellent télescopage des réalités pour montrer que la danse est à l'échelle de la cité !
    Bonne semaine lumineuse!

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  12. Beautiful series - the first image is stunning.

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  13. I love the reflection in the third shot!

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  14. Those are cool reflection shots, I'm really drawn to the first image.

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  15. Hi Doug...i love this Ballerina presentation...you have showed a great imagination reflecting the building across the street using different focuses....well done....peter:)

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  16. nicely framed, great job on the b/w, Doug

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  17. I heard Charleston mentioned yesterday (Friday) as a possible recipient of the Tsunami, but since it wasn't mentioned again I can only assume that it never happened. Good to know that your beautiful city will continue to offer you - and us your super imagery...

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  18. very imaginative series, great photos

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  19. If I understand correctly, this Thursday set are pictures of pictures. In other words, someone else did the overlay of the ballet shoe/foot over the building and it was set up in a window display. This kind of picture is something I like and will soon try to make - but not through layering in PS. I want to try and plan, to make this imagery through the lens only. Will be a challenge I believe, to get seldom used creative cells going again. Again I like the strong colours you applied.

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  20. Very nice serie ! great job !

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  21. stellar subject "performing arts" :) feeling bold?! go crayola crazy HA, eye-popping colors and that spotlight sense. great piece of work.

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