Friday, June 10, 2011

Dock Street Theatre and Spoleto

Balcony, Dock Street Theatre, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


Pictured above is the Dock Street Theatre bathed by the warm light of early morning. This weekend is the last weekend of Charleston's Spoleto Festival USA, and this historic theatre is a featured venue of the famous international arts festival. Events this weekend include a presentation by Ireland's Druid Theatre of their play "The Cripple of Inishmaan", an opera by Spoleto founder Gian Carlo Menotti called "The Medium" and several Chamber Music concerts. These concerts are favorites of festival goers, and will include works by Beethoven, Schubert, Paganini, and Farrenc.


Today's Favorite Photographer Friday selection is another fabulous National Geographic photographer, Michael Yamashita.   Mr. Yamashita has an uncanny ability to capture exceptional light and atmosphere in his travel images, mostly from Asia. You can see samples of his images on his official website. He has a fascinating photo blog as well.

Thank you very much for all your visits and kind comments!
Hope you have a nice weekend!

20 comments:

  1. Excellent photo in the morning light.
    I think this is a very nice building, that ornate wrought iron (?) decoration is beautiful.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  2. Good light for nice balcony.
    Greetings.

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  3. A very beautiful lace emphasized splendidly by the alternations of the shadow and the sun

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  4. What gorgeous and intricate wrought iron design. The light in this image is fabulous Doug.

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  5. This shot has a kind of music to it.

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  6. I'm delighted by the shadows in this picture, amazing capture!
    A precious balcony for sure! :)
    Léia

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  7. Donato (longroute)June 10, 2011 at 8:34 AM

    Lovely balcony enriched by a fine and warm light.
    It makes a great subject.

    Well captured and framed,
    Best,
    Donato

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  8. Why does this remind me of New Orleans?! Happy hour!

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  9. It's all about the shadows for me in this shot. Nice one.

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  10. Gorgeous warm light Doug and the shadows are so cool. Great shot!

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  11. Nice light on this ornamental archetecture, and nice composition on your part to include sunlit and shasowed elements to contrast the colors.

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  12. The ironwork is so delicate and beautiful!
    Its shadow just banged on the top right intersection of the rule of thirds.
    Combining this with the golden hour, it's truly magnificent!
    Great shot, D!

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  13. a touch of new orleans, perhaps? (just kidding - i know that charleston is MUCH more beautiful than the "big easy"... ;-)) love the patterns and shadows here, doug!

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  14. love the strong lines on the flowery pattern and the shadow just make it even better! :D

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  15. l'ombre en forme de dentelle, c'est magnifique !

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  16. An amazing balcony! I didn't know about the link of Spoleto with Charleston... Thanks for the link to the magic images of Michael Yamashita!

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  17. beautiful place, really like the colors and light/shadow.

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