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Opera Reflections

Opera Reflections
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Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9757 W: 57 N: 16694] (61732)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-06
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Canon Powershot A75
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Modern Architecture in Copenhagen, My Reflection Photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-11 16:42
Viewed: 3148
Points: 46
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Opera Reflections

The next photo from my series of the new Opera-house in Copenhagen, which also is a new picture in the series: ...-Reflections, in which I already showed you among others the City Hall of Copenhagen and the Dutch Parliament.
Some people wondered where I was in the second picture in the series. Well, I wasn't visible at all, but in this shot I am. :-)

Operaen has been built between June 2001 and October 2004 and opened in January 2005. The building is located on the island of Holmen, north of Christianshavn and opposite to the Royal Palace Amalienborg and Marmorkirken (Marble Church). The architect behind this project is Henning Larsen.
Operaen is a donation to the Danish state by A.P. Møller and Chastine McKinney-Møller Foundation. Møller was the co-founder of the company Maersk.

And finally Marmorkirken is visible too, it's the cupola which can be seen twice in the photo. The real name is Frederiks Kirke (Frederik Church). The church was designed by Nikolai Eigtved in 1740, but first completed in 1894.
And I also promised some of you some information about the 'balls' inside the Opera, that clearly can be seen here as well as in the second picture. That ball is one of the three big lamps in the foyer of the Opera, created by the Islandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The lamps are three meter and contain about 8000 little mirrors and 300 lamps.
Other art inside the Opera is made by among others Per Kirkeby and Per Arnoldi.

The other picture from the series:
Welcome to Operaen
Operaen III

I hope you like this fourth picture of Operaen!
To be continued!

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  • jjbach Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1868 W: 57 N: 1761] (9326)
  • [2005-10-11 17:45]

Good evening Lars,
Excellent composition and very nice this game with reflections (shot in shot!)
Brilliant work!

Regards John

Hi Lars. An excellent detail shot from the opera house. I take it we're going inside next?? I hope so! At any rate it's the myriad of reflections that makes it so good. Good eye Lars!

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  • cessy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1883 W: 90 N: 2350] (13647)
  • [2005-10-12 3:08]

ah your reflections :)
very very nice, Lars
the reflection captured on this building are well composed and nice colors
it make a little bit abstract .. and yes we can see you :)

Hi Lars,
good idea to show parts of the surrounding buildings (and you) in the reflections of the building.
Cheers, Thorsten

Bonjour Lars,
Une bien belle image avec ce reflet entre le moderne et le passé.
Le cadrage permet d'apprécier les grandes différences architecturales.
L'opéra chante-t-il les louanges des gloires passées du pays !

The lines are very well integrated in the frame, and the door at the right place.
I also find the reflection being from a very good quality, the round monument being tight to a spheric object;
jean Michel

Hi Lars,
Nice shot. Good use of the Operaen facade to get all those reflections (including yours). Good colors and light. Well done.
Regards, António

You are certainly getting a lot of mileage from this wonderful subject. I think this is my favourite so far. I love the warped reflections and the way they are mixed up with what is inside. I spotted you! Also a cyclist. Well done

Hi Lars, I like this "self portrait" fun shot. Good to see not only you, but also your bike; not only the opera, but also the reflections of the environment. A very well taken fun shot.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25087 W: 520 N: 42358] (181452)
  • [2005-10-12 12:23]

Dag Lars,
Het is een zeer aparte foto met de vervormde weerspiegeling in de ruiten, het is een foto dat men iets langer moet bekijken, vooralleer men goed kan zien wat er allemaal op te zien is.
Wel doordacht genomen, goed gezien!
Bedankt en tot wederhoren,

Hi Lars!
I think this is your best photo from the Opera-house. I like very much the reflections and that I can see you also on this photo :) Good composed, fine colors and contrast.

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  • kLe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 113 N: 540] (2196)
  • [2005-10-12 18:16]

Hi, Lars. Thank you for revealing some of the secrets you kept you enigmatically in your previous posts. I still think now that Mr Eliasson has plagiarized Mr Svarosky. I like very much the double reflection of the Marble Church.
I am not sure but is it your who appears reflected left of the door ?
Funny that you leave the mark of a dutchman: the cyclist that appears from the right.

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  • sarju Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1045 W: 50 N: 1260] (5324)
  • [2005-10-12 23:43]

Hi Lars
You are good photographer man ... I like you ability to capture the symmetry in shapes in the forms around us .... the reflections look nice as if different glass telling us different stories
tfs ... cheers ... sarju

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  • Gix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 607 W: 1 N: 765] (3565)
  • [2005-10-13 1:56]

Hi Lars,
another reflexed Opera!
I prefere this one, the light is brighter and the reflexes very well readable.... and this time we cas see the photographer!
very nice, thanks!
ciao, Giorgio

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  • Steft Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1214 W: 128 N: 1547] (5977)
  • [2005-10-13 7:56]
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Grappige foto met een prachtig effect. Ik dacht dat er alleen bovenaan reflecties waren te zien, maar ook onderaan bij de deuren is Marselisborg te zien. Heel mooi!

PS ben benieuwd of die krant deze week eindelijk komt:S

Groeten uit een zonnig Haarlem,

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2005-10-13 8:25]

I think this one in the series of the opera is very much in my liking. The capture of the reflections, the tight cut is well done. Very good work Lars

Hej Lars, geweldig hoe je hier met de reflecties gewerkt heb. Door hun plaats in het frame en de wisselende mate van vervorming, de combinatie van oude en nieuwe geef je ons hir weer een mooi architectuur kijkspel. Heel fijn werk.
Groeten uit Rotterdam,

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  • Ged Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 114 W: 0 N: 81] (391)
  • [2005-10-16 4:01]

Hi Lars,

Great composition,
nice reflection, colours and light.
Good work.

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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2005-10-18 21:40]

Hi Lars,
A well composed shot with great reflections. I like the double tier of reflected objects here and the way your portrait format really works for high impact. The geometric lines also capture the eye and work well. Great capture.

Hi Lars,
Ik zie dat ik deze opera nog niet gezien heb. Gelukkig kon ik nog een kaartje voor vanavond bemachtigen.
groet Rob

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8670 W: 4460 N: 15277] (61503)
  • [2005-12-01 12:35]

Bonjour Lars Je devine un contraste entre l'architecture ancienne et moderne.
L'effet miroir déformant est intéressant.

Hello Lars I guess a contrast between old and modern architecture. The deforming mirror effect is interesting.

Hej Lars,
Now it's time for reflections experiences...
I love the diferent multiple images, full of details, framed by the windows of this façade. In the upper part, there is normal mix of images, but what I like more is that in the lower part, each window has a diferent image, that not connects perfectly with the others. The man in the cycle entering in the next deformed image and the repetition of the cupola are very interesting details. I like to see you, as well. Excellent note, connecting to complementary posted shots.
Have a nice evening,

Lars, l'image est très riche et l'oeil a du plaisir à parcourir les différentes parties de la photo et l'unité est faite par cette façade moderne qui reflète celles du passé.

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