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Ginger and Fred

Ginger and Fred
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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: 2009-06-12
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Panasonic FZ18
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-13 16:28
Viewed: 3415
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 87
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I must say that when I have visited Prague I didn´t know about this building, so it was a surprise to face it...I mean Ginger and Fred.It is a dancing building...I like the lines, the mouvement sensation...There is any pp work in this photo... I could crop more but I like the lateral break of windows. I ask myself what made Frank Gehry to choose this place in Prague to build it? Once he told these words" "One particular image of an Edwardian woman captured my imagination, ... The movement of the dress as she promenaded along the seafront provided the inspiration for the historical references and sculptured forms in the design."
I can see a dress in lateral wall of this Dancing house.
These days are so cold that I feel my body static and I would love to feel it dancing and dancing and to see a mouvement of a wearing dress in me.
I really miss summer.
Today,it has been a very cold day over here.
Lisbon, 13 February 2012

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Good evening Teresa,

Fantastic architecture is impressive.
This building is original.
It is this façade that seems to dance with every glance upon him. Beautiful discovery.
Well done thank you for sharing this fabulous.
I greet you warmly.
Have a sweet night.

Hi Teresat,
Beautiful architecture of this facade building,
Excellent tone and contrast of this Black & White composition,
Nice POV. and sharp picture,
I like the geometric window ..
very well done presentation.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-02-13 20:58]

Hi Teresa,
A great capture here. A very original piece of architecture. A really nice B&W photo. well seen and captured.

Hi Teresat..this is an interesting shot...nice graphical lines and tones. Nice job on the cropping and composition.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-02-13 21:52]

Hello Teresa,
Beautiful graphic art created from this architectural structure which seems an immens edifice. Beautiful presentation of these windows scattered throughout the whole building with such geometry! A very good conversion to B&W to increase impact to the composition.
Well done, very original and creative work.
My regards,

Francis Xavier

Bom dia Tereza, melhor vendo essa construção que se move e dança, mas não vai cair :-).A Sua visão do mundo é única no descobrir essas raridades.
Um abraço,

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-02-14 3:07]

Hello Teresa.

Jeeze.......my eyes are running all over this one lol. Its so amazing to see the results of something built like this that had to start off its life from an idea someone had and then to put it down on paper. Long may we see creative material. I can imagine how intersting it would be in the evening with light and shade across the walls. Well seen and well presented Teresa. TFS

Stv :))

Bom dia Teresa,

Sua sensibilidade continua afiada, permitindo-lhe enxergar a beleza e a plasticidade em cenas que, usualmente, nossos olhos negam-se a ver e, portanto, identificar.

É muito bom isto, pois é a meu ver a diferença entre o simples fotógrafo e o artista que usa a fotografia para esculpir sua arte.

E assim é você: artista e fotógrafa.

Parabéns e um grande abraço,

This is simply an amazing work, Teresa!
Another superb shpt from your side as I expected!!

Great color treatment to the scene and perfect picture where the building filling up the whole frame adds another piece of beauty to the picture. The light and exposure are very well handled.
Nice work!

Um abracos,

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-02-14 4:13]

Super cool shot. If you move it up and down, all the lines looks like changing shape also :). An eye trick shot for sure.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-02-14 4:40]

Hi Teresat

I like the distortion in this superb reflection. The graphism & tonal range are superb. Good sharpness & nice repetition of geometric patterns & shapes. Parabens!

Ciao Teresa, great view of fantastic architecture, splendid B&W, excellent clarity and wonderful graphic, very well done my friend, have a good Valentine day, ciao Silvio

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2012-02-14 6:11]

Hi Teresat
I love it. I saw many pictures of this building, but yours is different, made ​​from the other side, Gret POV.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-02-14 9:24]


quelle cpatage superbe graphsime quel effet de vague sur ces fenêtres carrés le contraste entre la parties carrées et ces coubes est merveilleux.

Bravo et amitié


Very interesting designed for a building...and in Prague? I see the Frank Gehry designed building here in Las Vegas all the time, I'm still not sure if he is a genius or something else. This is a great capture with nice soft lighting and good details. Very well done, tfs.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-02-14 9:50]

Greetings Teresa,what an architectural find,soooooo unusual.
I like all those flowing lines,but what catches my eye more is the number of windows,that must bring so much natural light into the interior of the apartments,making a bright home to live in.I'm immediately drawn to all the windows with their many inside frames appearing like crosses depending on whether the windows are open or shut.TFS
Best Wishes


What an outstanding building, and it suits your style of photography so well. Love the sweeping lines and the off set windows ... and your trademark color Teresa! Fantastic photo!
(hope you've had a nice Valentines day :)

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-02-14 11:51]

Excellent architecture photo, very original building with turbulent lines, well seen

Quite "simple" photo but very eye-catching! Interesting idea and good work!

Hi, Teresa. This is a nice capture of this unique architecture and the POV is perfect to capture the windows and shape of the building.The B&W format really add to the composition. Great work and a Happy Valentine day. Cheers.

Those lines are incedible. I have never seen anything like it - almost surreal. Nice observation and capture.

Wow Teresat, what a superb Architecture !
I'm happy that this type of buildings are created too.
Good capture with good exposure and colors.

Dear Teresa
A superb unusual curves in this amazing architectural design
Nice mono color tone, great details and eye-catching view
Thanks for sharing
Regards, Alireza

Bonjour Teresa
Tu as privilégié "ces étranges lucarnes " à la jupe de Ginger ou au chapeau de Fred, mais la danse est infiniment présente avec ces tourbilons de lignes qui nous entrainent dans une valse interminable; on en ressort tout titubants, mais comme pour ces fenêtres, chacun porte sa croix...
Bien vu mon amie et le N&b ajoute à ta signature
um abraço

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10532)
  • [2012-02-20 7:26]
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Hi Teresat,
No doubt this building has unique look but you NOTE make this more romantic and you're a beautiful interpreter, I realy amazed by your NOTE also you shot this in a way that many time I did look over to understand, it is beautiful and TFS.

Oh i enjoy the sight of all those corners perfectly aligned with the frame , nothing pleases me more than vertical and horizontal lines of building facades running parallel to the sides of the frame , well done here dear Teresa , this is a fantastic architectural beauty that takes up almost all of the available space in your composition , well it dominates my screen , hey hey ! It strikes at you with its stunning nnmber of windows too , where else but in Prague the magnificient !
Great shot but i have to say that i have not quite recognized your style here at first but it feels fine to see something different from you , i appreciate this image as much as any of your other works dear . Btw i remember seeing that one near a bridge by the river and it sure is a lovely attraction , thank you for sharing your version , never thought of photographing it that way , surprising !
Have a great week ,
Um abraço,

Bonjour Teresat,
Eh....Pas mal du tout cette façade d'immeuble, je suis comme toi, j'adore le mouvement de vagues ainsi créé, cela donne une belle dynamique au cliché, c'est assez singulier mis l'architecture aurait pu, paraître simple, mais avec ce rajout de courbe, l'effet est des plus plaisant...
Tu as eu raison de ne pas croppé plus ton travail, tu nous offres ainsi deux styles d'arcitecture, ce qui n'est pas mal du tout...

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  • Pajo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (264)
  • [2012-02-22 14:52]

Very good combination vertical and horisontal lines.Nice tone picture and editing.Bye.Pajo.

Greetings,this is a superb depiction of this ingenious architecture.The inclusion of the conventional architecture in the back was a good idea.Prag is great place,unfortunately I have not been there.Friendly regards,Otto.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2012-02-24 9:53]

Hi Teresat,

Wonderfull architectural view of this buiding, all this windows in the perfect lines.
The white facade and the excellent contrast of the two colors, the POV is superbe.
Have a good week end , my friend.

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2012-02-26 11:46]

Hello Teresa,
A very good and original POV for this well known house ! Up and down with the mouse, and I see a dancing house !
Um abraço

Hello Teresa,
In terms of composition, I think your photo really conveys the "soul" of this captivating building. I'm less sure about your post-processing though. It has made the grey shadows on the building look quite "digital" and too anecdotic for my liking. I for myself would have preferred a more "natural" (or should I say "true"?) look, which does not necessarily exclude your typical and very personal way of treating colors and contrasts.
Just my view of course. As you know: do feel free to (dis)agree ;o)
TFS & warm regards,

une forte graphisme jaillisse de cette photo..
bien vu.

Ecelente utilización del b/n y de ese punto de vista que convierten la imagen en un atractivo gráfico y visual muy potente.. Saludos Tere

Hi Teresa!
Nice composition and beatiful work.
um abraço

Una corrente sempre più "progressista" in tempo di vacche grasse ha voluto una edilizia che "affrancasse" dall'anonimato i grandi edifici ...condannati all'anonimato.
Ottimo lavoro .

High quality outside picture,
we see almost all details of the architectural picture.
Very nice place, quiet for to bring a visit.
Composition and presentation are excellent done, TFS.


Hello Teresat,

I like the image, the curved lines create some volume on the flat surface of the building. The high contrast B&W amplify the graphism of the image. Very orignal image TFS


Note: I know you didn't make that image for the next Friday theme, but unless you have something else as good, you can always submit this one in the theme.

Frank Gehry, I name I just became acquainted with last month on my visit to New York City. The Gehry Building next to the Brooklyn Bridge. I see his unusual architectural movement as you describe so well. I luv your notes and of course your photography. Cheers and keep warm.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-03-28 9:05]

Boa tarde Teresa,
Fantastic repetition and beautiful performance of non-contrast light, great sharpness of the architecture like that very much.
Um abraço,

Is it true, that I can marvel at your photos again, dear Teresa, after an absence of 3 months? You sure appreciate Frank Gehry's (Toronto born!) ingenuity and sense of humor with this unique photo that is as much photographic ingenuity as architectural design ingenuity. Bravo. Janos

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-07-05 10:03]

Olà Teresa!
Interesting architecture. I visited Praga severale years ago, but I did not see this one. I appreciate the skill of the architect, but I do not like this building. It is too severe and makes me sad and anxiety :)
However I thank you for showing this original building. Your composition is perfect, sharp and I like the color tones. Perfect exposure too.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-08-31 10:20]

Dear Teresa,

I've many good and few bad memories associated with Czech Republic. But overall, I feel happy going there and meeting my Czech friends. What I notice here is something phenominal. Since Czech became a capitalist state, you can see more colors and more art. Old communist era buildings have been transformed into rainbow and vivid color schemes. No wonder the livery of this building has aesthetic, which is of course reflecting capitalism. Your presentation is thoughtful. Excellent image, thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

Hi Teresa,
As much verticals as horizontals portrayed in this well cropped image.The building as a strong overall focus point.

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