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Short of Eyes

 

Whenever there's too much to see, the Dutch use the expression "short of eyes."

That's what this room felt like:  too much to see in one take.

Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge, England.

 

Short of Eyes

 

Whenever there's too much to see, the Dutch use the expression "short of eyes."

That's what this room felt like:  too much to see in one take.

Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge, England.

 

comments (46)

Everything in it's place though.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I call that an organized mess! Thanks, Graeme.
  • Geoff
  • Australia
  • 23 May 2012, 00:48
I feel 'Short of Eyes' most of the time ;-)
I can almost smell this workshop Ginnie ... old metal and cold stone smile
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Geoff. Indeed!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 May 2012, 01:18
Wow! That's busy!

Great shot of this workshop, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: A busy, organized mess, Ray. Just like my desk. HA!
Love that gizmo above the table - the machine that looks like an old-fashioned drill press. It looks like it might be cast iron - wonderful intricacy of the tool itself! It's beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: I'd love to get my hands on all this stuff, Linda. I especially love that there's lots of natural light for working. smile Thanks.
  • Anyes
  • Canada
  • 23 May 2012, 05:08
So much to take in indeed, Ginnie. I love the sepia tone of this photograph smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Anyes.
My goodness - there certainly is a lot to look at here!
Ginnie Hart: Wouldn't you love to get up close and look at it all! Thanks, Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 23 May 2012, 05:42
I think we'd say we don't know where to look next Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I'd say I don't even know where to start! grin Thanks, Chris.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 May 2012, 07:14
I didn't know this phrase before you mentioned it only in English - how does it sound in Nederlands? A wonderful working place/Werkstatt- displayed in your beloved sepia toning- where so many things can be discovered and touched as I assume- oh, I wish I could name some of them in English!
Ginnie Hart: In Dutch, it's "ik kom ogen te kort." Isn't that lovely! We were able to stand inside at the railing to see everything, Philine, but we couldn't go furhter inside. Too bad. I would have loved seeing everything up close and personal.
Fabulous shot of this amazing irondry Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Juan Carlos. Thank you.
you can almost hear the noises and smells, great photo!!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, you can, Fabrizio. Grazie.
The sepia treatment really works in this Victorian workshop. Loads of textures too.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Jacquelyn. I love stuff like this.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 May 2012, 08:45
Mmmmm.. all those lovely bits and pieces for the craftsmen to make, probably, a space rocket (well, the 1930s equivalent of one smile ) I like just the little hint of colour in this (the kettle above the furnace, for example.
Ginnie Hart: All the bits-n-pieces are right up my alley, Alan. So fun. Thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 23 May 2012, 08:46
short of eyes! perfect expression lol i wouldn't have know how to frame this picture, but would have loved the opportunity to take it!!
Ginnie Hart: You'd have a heyday there, Elaine! smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 May 2012, 08:47
That is what I like about this museum, they did a great job, collecting all the different items and put them in such a place, that is looks like the workers are on tea-break. I assume, English don't have a koffie-break grin.
Great shot and love the colours.
Ik kom ogen te kort om alles te zien.
Ginnie Hart: I love these Dutch expressions from you, MLMA. "Short of eyes" is one of my favorites because of how much we see everywhere we go. Hartstikke bedankt.
Lots of wonderful old junk grin
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Bill. I'd love to tinker around in there for awhile...and would promise not to disturb anything. smile
Wonderful image Ginnie - you've caught the light and processed this exceptionally well.
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Fred. Thank you.
I love the atmosphere of these places where congregate old objects that have a soul and speak of our old time. Beautiful composition Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I'm such a glutton for them, Marie! Thanks for your comment. Merci.
the sepia look brings it all the way back in time
Ginnie Hart: Inderdaad, Chantal. Bedankt.
  • Richard Trim
  • Back from three days in Suffolk
  • 23 May 2012, 11:17
This looks as messy as my study.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Richard! smile
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 23 May 2012, 12:03
A great shot of this workshop Ginnie. Very busy indeeed !
Ginnie Hart: We could all be a bunch of busy bees in there, Laurette, couldn't we. smile Thanks.
My word there4's some interesting stuff in there isn't there. It's all so different than a modern workshop but just think of all the lovely things crude and functional tolls like this produced all those years ago.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Brian! I love imagining it. Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 May 2012, 12:22
You could spend a long time looking at this picture without your eye ever resting on the same place twice!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Ingrid. Exactly!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 23 May 2012, 12:37
What a fabulous expression!!! I think I often feel 'short of eyes'. And - yes - what an overfull..overstimulating scene...but a wonderful and nostalgia-filled one!
Ginnie Hart: Astrid has given me so many wonderful expressions I will never forget, Marcie. This is one of my favorites. I use it often! Thanks.
'Short of eyes' - I like that! grin
A great shot Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin. It's one of my favorite new expressions. smile
I really love the small touch of color on the teapot and the window! My eye immediately went to that teapot and could just imagine it's use at one time! Love the expression, the capture, the hint of color! And of course eye candy for a wabi-sabi nut! Wonderful capture Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I'm learning so much about wabi-sabi because of you, Robin. Thank you. smile
'Short of Eyes' is the perfect description, Ginnie. I didn't know where to look when I opened this busy image. There is not a section of the room that couldn't make a fabulous shot on its own.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Beverly. I ended up taking the whole instead of zooming in on the parts. Not what I usually do. smile Thanks.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 23 May 2012, 13:14
That is a charming little expression which really does convey that sense of too much to see in one go.
Ginnie Hart: Don't you just love the Dutch, Chad! smile Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 23 May 2012, 13:54
well, it'd make an ideal place for a mini treasure hunt of sorts.. smile love all the vintage stuff here, great catch!
Ginnie Hart: A fine scavenger hunt, Rian, exactly. The whole town would make a great place for such a hunt! Thanks.
I think you've got the possibility of half a dozen shots in there, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It was so overwhelming, Tom, I ended up with just this one! HA. How fun it would be to zoom in on all those bits-n-pieces!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 May 2012, 14:08
Some fascinating machinery and ironwork there Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You'd go crazy there, Anne! smile
Wonderful picture... very nice!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Victoria.
A condensed vision of the past Ginnie. Nice shot
Ginnie Hart: I love how things like this can be reenacted, Janet. Thanks.
What a great shop that would be.
Ginnie Hart: Especially for a cameraman, Michael. smile Thanks.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 23 May 2012, 17:38
Superb capture with a beautiful texture. Great work Ginnie. I like it. Have a lovely evening Ginnie. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks as always, Antoine. Merci.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 23 May 2012, 17:48
A wonderful expression, Ginnie - I think we were all "short of eyes" that day
Ginnie Hart: Yes we were, Lisl. That whole week for us! You were such a good part of it. smile
Quite a busy place indeed! Great capture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Enough for all us photographers with some left over, Richard. smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 23 May 2012, 18:14
Too much perhaps...but your careful viewpoint has added some order out of the chaos.
Ginnie Hart: I call it an organized mess, George. smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 23 May 2012, 19:11
this reminds me of a room at Mount Vernon. many of the items are nearly identical, but laid out so differently. beautiful toning.
Ginnie Hart: I've not seen that room at Mt. Vernon, Sherri, but I bet it would be fun to compare. Thanks.
A Dutch saying now, eh?
Ha, your Dutch has improved tremendously, G.
Way to go wink

The teapot caught my attention.
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE tjhese Dutch expression, LC. smile Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 May 2012, 21:10
I love that expression. And that is a very busy room!
Ginnie Hart: The Dutch sure know how to say it, Cherry. HA! Thanks.
It is all beautiful...
Ginnie Hart: That's how I feel about good messes, Larry. smile Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 23 May 2012, 22:10
Is a veritable cave of tresor
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Oscar. I agree. Gracias.
Fantastic composition Ginnie... this one is a gem... i could look for days and still be short of eyesgrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. That's how I feel, too. smile
My kind of place and image, Ginnie. Absolutely mesmerizing, outstanding range of tones with well placed lighting that enhances this great scene!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John!
Very nice capture Ginnie. This is one shot one can look for hours to see what all is in there, just like you mentioned
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Navin. It's a glorified and organized mess!
Such a good expression, I feel it most when visiting museums, too much beauty to take in.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Christine. Exactly. Thanks for stopping by and ommenting.

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