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photoblog image Because It's About the World

Because It's About the World

 

...not just America!

Inside the CNN World Headquarters, Atlanta, GA.

 

That's what my post is about at Vision and Verb today,

the day before the 2012 American presidential election.



Because It's About the World

 

...not just America!

Inside the CNN World Headquarters, Atlanta, GA.

 

That's what my post is about at Vision and Verb today,

the day before the 2012 American presidential election.



comments (43)

Interesting time to be there! I'm sure there's lots going on right now. Great shot!
Ginnie Hart: CNN Int'l is my main source of news from/about America while in the Netherlands, Abby, so it seemed appropriate to put this up today! Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Nov 2012, 02:21
Well, Ginnie...if its about the World then I sure am baraking for Obananarama.
Ginnie Hart: I just wish your vote counted, Ray!!!!! Thanks. Hopefully the thought will count.
If only people everywhere could understand it's ... One World ... for us all. ... I like that the globe has colour here. I'll cross my fingers for Obama.
Ginnie Hart: Nowadays with social media the world is smaller than ever and is all that really counts in the grand sceme of things. Thanks, Jacquelyn. I'll pretend your vote counts.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Nov 2012, 06:30
Very nicely done. Unfortunately I think this particular news channel is very 'selective' in its broadcast and views. This is a fine picture though smile
Ginnie Hart: My guess is all news channels are selective, SAVO, and sometimes while in a non-English-speaking country, you don't have many options. I wonder if the BBC channels we get would be better for news from America?? Hmmm. Maybe I'll try them one day. Thanks.
i'll betcha obama wins again even tho everybody on the internet seems to hate him haha... i really really like this shot Ginnie! and the selective colour is perfect!
Ginnie Hart: Wouldn't it be something if he wins the electoral vote, Elaine, and Romney wins the popular vote, like what happened with Bush and Gore 8 years ago! That would be deja vu!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Nov 2012, 07:33
I look forward to what you have to say Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. How to be politically correct, you know....
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Nov 2012, 07:37
Oh, it looks very American - and sometimes I watch/listen to CNN on the tv in order to practise my 'English' - a fine composition with the selective colouring of the globe!
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Philine. I guess it IS a good way to learn English! smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Nov 2012, 07:46
I like the way you have emphasised the CNN globe in colour, Ginnie. And will now pass on to Vision and Verb
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Lisl. Sometimes I get so sick-n-tired of politics!!!!
Great framing Ginnie and nice mixt between bw and color
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marie. Merci.
je vois comme une passerelle qui m'emmène vers l'entrée du monde,de cette sphère!!!!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Angevine. NOT to the flag of the United States. Merci.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 5 Nov 2012, 08:06
Great shot and I love the selective colours. I never knew it was that big inside. Amazing that the 'world' wants Obama and that the USA is not sure yet, I hope they come to their senses.....
Ginnie Hart: The graphic at this link still amazes me about the World Phenomenom in how they view this presidential race:
http://www.upworthy.com/undecided-voters-in-this-election-are-apparently-an-american-phenomenon?c=upw4
I sure hope for the best tomorrow, as you know!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 5 Nov 2012, 08:19
You must have enjoyed your visit to this place Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I've been there a hundred times, Chad, so it was fun to take Astrid there this past September!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Nov 2012, 08:43
I like the selective colouring here. No disrepect to your American roots but I'm surprised that the globe shows anything other than North America; many Americans seem to forget that they are just part of our World.

Philine won't learn much English from CNN but will learn a lot of American smile

Do you still get to vote in the elections?
Ginnie Hart: Point well taken, Alan. This IS in Atlanta, which says everything you need to know! And yes, I DID get to vote via absentee ballot, which I mailed over a month ago!

Actually, CNN Int'l here in the Netherlands has more English reporters out of London than American! That should make you happy!
Decision time.
Your vote can change the world, G!
Wow... ;o)
Ginnie Hart: One vote at a time, LC. YES.
Lovely shot, Ginnie!

I`m rooting for Obama. Poor guy was voted in at the worst possible moment - slap bang into a catastrophic financial situation. I`m sure that all the budget constraints have stayed his hand on much of what he would have liked to achieve.

Finger`s crossed!(:o)

Oh! Must catch up on what I have missed on V and V!
Ginnie Hart: If anyone thought Obama could "fix the mess" in 4 years, they clearly had no clue. Let's hope he has another 4 years to right the ship! On V&V you'll see where I'm coming from in a non-political way! (And if you read it there, I do hope you'll leave a comment for us all to see. Thank you.)
Neat shot Ginnie, still plenty of water round the world, looking at an atlas you don't see it quite the same.
Ginnie Hart: Good point, Martin. Thanks!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 5 Nov 2012, 09:40
They have spent an obscene amount to get to be the President
Ginnie Hart: It's totally shameful, Vintage. Just think of how it could have been spent on the Superstorm Sandy victims!

It's good to see you back!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fabulous shot. I must say the world in colour and the rest in grey is brilliant.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. It does help to get perspective every once in awhile!!!
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 5 Nov 2012, 10:11
A great capture Ginnie with excellent selective colour processing. Wishing both you and Astrid a wonderful day !
Ginnie Hart: Thak you kindly, Laurette. It's good to see you back!
Interesting lines here Ginnie smileWhat did you use to put the world in colour?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sarah. I first converted the image to B&W (from its original color) and then used the eraser tool in PS to bring back the color on the globe. If you have the right tool, it's VERY EASY!
The outcome of the American election is of great interest around the globe, Ginnie, and in some measure the result will affect us all. Reading the reports of the early voting fiasco in Florida makes me fearful that we will see a repeat of the Bush/Gore debacle. Let's hope that they get their act together and that there will be a clear winner declared. Forward!
Ginnie Hart: Wouldn't it be deja vu if Obama wins the electoral vote and Romney wins the popular vote! (sigh) I think we're all on the edge of our seats, to be honest!
Great shot Ginnie and effective colouring to emphasise your point! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
The only good thing about CNN is that it isn't Fox news grin

I'll catch up with V&V later
Ginnie Hart: OMG. Don't get me started on Fox news, Bill. Do you think BBC will give me better news about America than CNN?? Just asking because we have 2 BBC channels we get.
Bonsoir Ginnie. Superbe composition with an excellent framing. I like it. Have a lovely evening Ginnie. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Antoine. Merci.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Nov 2012, 16:32
A lovely photograph.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cherry.
It must be a very tall building I think Ginnie, but I like your approach here. Strangely, seeing the BBC mentioned, they always report on Romney before Obama, of course they are not at all biased in one direction are they, not our BBC!!
Ginnie Hart: Yoiu've raised an important question as to if I can get good coverage of American news on our 2 BBC channels? Hmmm. I may need to look into that! Thanks.
Hope Obama wins, It's a bit rich when the republicans speak of the lack of progress when they spent most of the time blocking him in congress.
Ginnie Hart: Don't even get me started, John. The thing is, the Republicans don't even get it! God have mercy tomorrow!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 5 Nov 2012, 17:29
It really is global - isn't it??? Amazing how one not-so-small-country can leave its imprint everywhere! Terrific image!
Ginnie Hart: If we don't start thinking globally, I'm afraid we'll be left behind in the dust, Marcie. sad Sad but true. Thanks.
Tomorrow will bring us the verdict Ginnie. Very nice image indeed.
Ginnie Hart: And I sure hope we can all breathe easier after it's all done, Richard! Merci.
The model globe is hollow? What's in there?

This interior looks more like an airport.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Michael, for all the times I've been there, I've never climbed up and gone inside! It's a huge space with lots of eateries and offices. HUGE. An airport is a good comparison.
Good point, Ginnie... also, I love architecture that gives you lots of angles...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks and thanks, Larry. smile
I like your selective colour Ginnie... like you said... it's about the world... i will check out your V and V today....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 5 Nov 2012, 21:12
Atlanta... The Walking Dead... Danger! XD

I like the porecessing. Have a nice week.
Ginnie Hart: HA! HOTlanta, Oscar. smile Gracias.
I wonder how much it cost to build all that empty space?
Ginnie Hart: Good question, Tom! Who knows?!
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Nov 2012, 23:21
Terrific Ginnie. I love the way you're used B&W and colour. A splendid shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Sally!
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 6 Nov 2012, 03:29
I am slightly terrified about what is going to happen tomorrow!
Ginnie Hart: I was really terrified before the 2nd presidential debate, Helen, but once it was over, I started to breathe again and have been much more relaxed about the entire process. Let's see what happens!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 6 Nov 2012, 04:09
it's also a nice place to fill up tummies.. ;D great catch!
Ginnie Hart: You're absolutely right, Rian. It's something I've done there many a time. smile
That shot is beautifully processed.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Michael. Thank you.
  • jpla
  • France
  • 6 Nov 2012, 08:27
Jolie désaturation ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP. Merci.
Very effective selective colour! And I note the the light is still shining on the US smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JP. And now we can safely say Obama has won a second term!
Whenever we go abroad we catch CNN for news. Great shot of the inner workings Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Janet. Everywhere in Europe it seems to be the good place for getting the news, especially when I want it from America. Thanks.
An impressive building; i like the 'world' in color!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Wim.
Good composition, Ginnie. The colouerd globe is great.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Graeme. It seemed to make sense (if that makes sense?)!

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