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white circle with magic shadows

white circle with magic shadows
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Copyright: Teresat Teresat (Teresat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2009-06-11
Categories: Nocturnal, Mood
Camera: Panasonic FZ18
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Friday Theme Oct 14, 2011 'Circles / Shadows' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-10-15 4:57
Viewed: 2377
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am a little late but in the last hours I had search a photo to participate in the Friday theme. I decided for this photo of Prague. It was a nice shop façade in a corner at centre of Prague. Of course this circle is not so well known as the astronomical clock in centre of Prague land, but I belive some of you have seen it already in a simple walk in Prague streets. I feel the noturne light give increase a little the magic mood.
This is my first noturne post in TL ...
Each place in the world as a special and his own night mood. For me Prague at night is a jazz barr; Dublin is the Temple Bar ... and Portugal is «Bairro Alto» or a «Fado Tavern».


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Bom dia Teresa,
Rio com chuva, muita chuva. Bom para reviver "sentimentos passados" e isso é o que você me dá de Praga, cidade que só vai bem, muito bem, em preto, branco e muita magia (gostei do seu título).

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-10-15 5:48]

Bom dia Teresa,

Superb graphism with a good tonal range & excellent sharpness. Love the graphism of the text & Pinocchio. Tfs!

Hi Teresat, I love your picture choice for the theme...... good crisp composition... lighting and contrast...tfs

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-10-15 7:57]

Hi Teresa,
Great play with light and shadows. An adequate entry for the theme. I like the contrast in this B&W presentation. The circular center is sort of shining and leaving superb shadows.
Well done for this original work!
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Awesome contribution to the theme! I like the highlights on different characters. Very well done, tfs.

Hi Teresa, Bonjour,
A nice presentation of the friday theme,
Excellent cercle and shadows,
great in Black & White with beautiful contrast and light,
A well done composition,
All my compliments,

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2011-10-15 13:27]

Hi Teresa,

I think you have really made a good choice with this B&W conversion.
Original subject for the theme.
There a many artists in shadows with a puppet theater.


Dear Teresa
interesting B&W photo. like an old placate advertizing a marionettes show in Prague. nice play of light on the figures and at the same time creating some shadows to increase the sense of magic. a splendid contribution to Friday’s theme.

Hi Teresat...you did a nice job on the black and white conversion and contrast. I like your approach to black and white photography. You have a nice sense of the drama you can achieve....good work.


Hello teresat

Artisitc as usual/ I like the tones, the POV and the vision you have used in this image. very well done.


Bonjour Teresa
Le contraste joue un très grand rôle dans la dramatisation de la scène et tout se suite cela m'a fait penser que nos politiques jouent aussi très bien les clowns et les menteurs dans le clair-obscur.
Um abraço

Love the mood you have caught in this shot, dear Teresa!

The play between light and shadow is well shown, and clarity is superb.
The artwork is nicely displayed and a natural framing suits well to this lovel contribution to the Friday's theme.

Well done!

Um abracos,

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-10-16 9:18]

Hello Dear Teresa :)

The very interesting black and white and colourful composition,
with the beautiful details of this theatre of puppets.
Perfect light and shadows, and the whole looks fantastically.

I greet You warmly.


It is a scene full of childhood 's memories, The marionnettes .... the theater of Guignol, Pinocchio ......
I really like the choice of black and white and the texture which enhances memories.
Very artistic shadows and superb use of light.
There are many stories here.
Beautiful contribution to the theme.

hi, Teresa. Good choice of the Black and white format. The contrast in shadows and light looks good. The clowns add to the interest and it fits right into the theme. Cheers.

Delightful inclusion for Fridays theme. My wife and I enjoyed walking around Prague a few years ago, Thanks for the reminder

Dear Teresa
Amazing to see old cartoon characters in your sepia tone
We have many memories of these people!
The light and sharpness are so good, also your workshop too

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-10-18 14:29]

Olá Teresa,
That's a beautiful catch with element of fun and excitement. Like always, your monochromes are precious. Fine details and excellent luminosity. And interesting PoV has been chosen my friend, well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best Wishes,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-10-18 21:29]


Fantastique compo et image pour le thème superbe quelle beau tableu de ces marionettes superbe avec leurs nez rond et allongé ce rong au milieu, quelle détial et compo fantastique.

Bravo et amitié


Bonjour Teresat,
Joli détail de ce petit théâtre avec ces figurines de chaque côté de l'enseigne...
Beaucoup de recherche pour nous mettre dans l'ambiance et avoir envie de retourner dans l'enfance...

Bonjour chère amie Terésat,

Une merveille qui réjouit le coeur! les souvenirs de ceci, bousculent la mémoire de l'enfance.
Fantastique présentation nocturne en N&B.
La note accompagne est tout à fait délicieuse.
Mes compliments pour ce travail soigné. TFS.
Ayez un beau jour.

How could i miss this one Teresa moreover a Friday theme photo from you ! Yes circle and shadows are strong features in your composition , just what the theme is all about . I am particularly attracted by the dangling marionettes for i noticed them all over Prague during my visit too and they make amazing gifts to take home .
I can feel some of the theatrical staging these marionettes are normally played/handled in , a marionette show mostly takes place in dimly lit theater , the audience almost standing in the dark in such a way that the puppets/marionettes can be watched popping about the illuminated stage with less effort , playing with shadows and highlights a tangible stimulus on the eye of the spectator .
I was lucky enough to attend one such show and believe me it is quite interesting although the language is always a big problem for the non-speaker .
A most valuable contribution to the theme my friend , bravo for this very first nocturnal photograph on TL , should you not leave it here to that very first posting alone , i'll be more than happy to see another night image from you on this site ,
Greetings from Canada,

Hi Teresat
Very well presentation for the theme of the circles and shadows where you captured the whole items with good details and low light condition yet showed every element clearly.
Have a Nice Day!

Hoi Teresat,
I've been to Praha too, but didn't see this one. :-)
The exposure and the b/w-conversion are great.
Very nice details.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-04-28 4:54]

Bom dia Teresa,
Excelent presentation,beautiful contrast and light.I like the you cerce shadows.Artistic picture.
Um abraço.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-07-11 15:03]

Olà Teresa!
Great nocturnal shot. Wonderful play of light and shadows. Splendid color tones.
A lovely composition, which remind me of the world of fairy tales and the childhood.
Congratulations Teresa.
ciao! vanda

Ciao Teresa, lovely and interesting B&W, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Un lenguaje de la "nueva" en las notas y una presentación adecuada.
Creo que estar en sintonía nota-foto es parte.
Caminamos juntos, otros seguirán.
Me gustaría escribir un día, creyó conveniente.

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