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She Nailed It

 

Don't you just love it when you are so pleased with yourself!  :)

At the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, NL, for the Mozart Requiem.



She Nailed It

 

Don't you just love it when you are so pleased with yourself!  :)

At the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, NL, for the Mozart Requiem.



comments (50)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 4 Mar 2013, 00:22
This is terrific Ginnie the contrast is startling smile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Frances. She really did stand out! smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Mar 2013, 00:44
That is going to be a hard act for the blokes to follow...they should not have let her sing first!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! I love it, Ray. Thanks for the added smile. This image already makes me LOL every time I see it. grin
yes i think you read her expression very well. the standing guy in the middle if positively having a panic attack grin
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ayush. And LOL about that guy in the middle because he's the son of the director. grin
i bet those guys are wishing they wore blue
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm sure you're right, Dennis. grin
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 4 Mar 2013, 03:42
Excellent
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Adrian.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Mar 2013, 04:39
She sure nailed it and she can be very pleased with herself.
Olga is top of the line. She (and the others) had a brilliant performance.
This is an absolute fabulous picture.
http://www.olgazinovieva.com/
Ginnie Hart: She's the real prima donna of the show, for sure! But I had no clue she had her own webpage. How fun. Thanks for including it. Hartstikke bedankt. I still laugh every time I see this image. smile
  • Lisl
  • United States
  • 4 Mar 2013, 06:23
I love all the expressions, Ginnie, but Olga certainly is happy with it
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Lisl. I smile everytime I look at this. smile
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 4 Mar 2013, 07:12
Niiiiiice♥
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Luiza. It still makes me smile. smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 4 Mar 2013, 07:23
And you should be pleased with this shot and the selective colour
Ginnie Hart: Awww, thanks, Aussie. You know me aqnd selective coloring....! smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 4 Mar 2013, 07:44
Jolie déssaturation ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP. Merci.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Mar 2013, 07:45
Good for her. And you for you for producing this picture Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. The whole thing just tickles mew to no end. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Mar 2013, 07:47
The contrast is too extreme in my feeling, sorry, and the phrase 'She nailed it' is too cruel in my sense, sorry - but I can well imagine your pleasure and blissful happiness to have listened to this great music in this famous house! (The conductor of this concert I myself once experienced at a EO- concert in a church.)
Ginnie Hart: No need to be sorry, Philine. Each to her own, as we say. To "nail" something is one of our American (English?) expressions for when someone is absolutely perfect in their presentation and has no sense/meaning of cruelty with it. It's actually an honor to "nail" something because you're in essence "perfect."
Positively smug Ginnie.....well spottedgrin
Ginnie Hart: HA! And thanks, Bill. smile
Actually, in my own obscure and obtuse way, I find the audience behind reacting in a most delightful way ..
Ginnie Hart: For me, Richard, the audience in the back is half the fun of this image for me, smile Thanks.
  • Helys
  • France
  • 4 Mar 2013, 08:57
So pretty lady
Wonderfully dressed
Nice mood
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Helys.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 4 Mar 2013, 08:58
I hate saying this Ginnie and I know it will ruin my whole day but, I don't think the colour works this time. You have been so clever with your pictures and I suppose this is bound to happen eventually. I do admire the photograph itself though. Please say you'll speak to me again and, bear in mind, I am probably the only one to think this.

Your friend, admirer and groveller
Gutteridge
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Dear Chad. You and Philine are on the same page, so fear ye not! I'm pleased you knew you could speak your mind. As my daughter often says to me, "Mom, it's your blog. You can do whatever you want!" And I do. HA! I fully understand that selective coloring is not everyone's cuppa tea. But I still do it every chance I get. And you will always be my friend, Chad! smile

It's obvious to me why I put all the focus on this prima donna. But if the gentleman on the left had also been in color, I would have focused on him, too. smile
Now that is a dress that goes with a lovely smile.
Ginnie Hart: I guess you could say that, Mick! Maybe that's why she was pleased with herself? smile
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 4 Mar 2013, 09:15
I wish I could have sat next to you and get the whole context for your strong response to this singer. It's a fine line between smug and confident, eh? smile
Ginnie Hart: This image still makes me smile every time I see it, Ruth. I think it's her cohort there on the left, egging her on. It's a great group, now that I have seen them in concert twice. I have a feeling they're a close-knit family. smile But yes, to answer your question. I'm sure it's a fine line between smug and confident. My guess is that confident is the right word here.
The requiem is certainly the most beautiful work created by Mozart. But I love every Mozart and I also like this attractive photo of scene just with the dress in blue
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Marie. Not everyone likes selective coloring but for me this was fun. Merci.
Selective colouring is something you either like or don't like. I'm on the side of like and in this instance it works brilliantly, Ginnie. I don't know if we would have appreciated her reaction half as much if she were not highlighted to stand out from the other performers.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Beverly. Every time I post one of these I am prepared for the non-likers. HA! Maybe I'm a glutton for criticism, I don't know, but sometimes I just get a kick out of these. It makes me happy and I guess that's all that matters in the end? Well, if it makes you happy, too, that matters also! smile
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 4 Mar 2013, 11:33
A great capture Ginnie and indeed a wonderful moment Excellent selective color processing !
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Laurette. Thank you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Mar 2013, 11:50
Given the amount of anxiety experienced before a performance, she can be very pleased with the applause. Even experienced performers experience the jitters, especially if they had a glitch or two somewhere along the line - part of being human.

With these kind of people it also happens that they have a note wrong - 99% don't know, but the real connoisseurs know. Sometimes you must hear the bickering about such an incident going on, backstage.
Ginnie Hart: In other words, when everyone is smiling/clapping, all thumbs are up! smile I love it, Louis. Thanks.
Wow, she is a talent that really stands out, especially in this beautiful blue dress... everyone else seems so dull in comparison :^) I bet this was a terrific concert Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: HA! As you can tell, Doug, I really wanted her to stick out like a prima donna/diva should. grin Thanks.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Mar 2013, 12:22
Good for her. We all respond positively to such feedback. That's a beautiful dress she's wearing. Was this sung in the round (so the audience in the background?)
All of the expressions are great to see, Ginnie! I do like the selective colouring smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your vote of confidence, Martin, since I know not everyone is a fan of selective coloring. I had fun with it and still laugh every time I see it. The guy on the left "makes" it for me. smile
nice selective coloring smile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Joshi.
I don't mind the selective colouring, you have done it very well, it is your 1/10sec.you should also be proud of, what a shame you couldn't capture what that lady has just "nailed" so we could all hear it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Brian. It's something I like doing even if it's not everyone's cuppa tea. smile
Oh yes Ginnie. A fine candidate for selective colouring. The boys are catching the light quite nicely too
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Janet. I also like when I can get away with it. smile
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 4 Mar 2013, 15:59
The pinnacle of excellent talent.
Ginnie Hart: She's clearly good at what she does, Rob, to which I can attest. smile
There's always one that has to stand out from the crowd smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! So true, John. I love it. smile
Great shot, Ginnie - extreme popping!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom. It seemed appropriate for the moment. smile
That's a pretty startling use of selective colour, presumably to reflect her standout performance? smile Doh, I've just read your first response! smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Yes, Fred. It seemed appropriate to be dramatic! smile
She certainly is happy with herself Ginnie! Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Richard. Merci.
  • Olivier
  • Germany
  • 4 Mar 2013, 19:36
So good, i like!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Olivier.
Exquisite!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, dear Robin. smile
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 4 Mar 2013, 21:19
Great. Beautiful smile, and very good job
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Oscar.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Mar 2013, 21:24
A beautiful portrait smile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Cherry. smile
Out of the "blue". :o)
He he... Look at her cheeky grin. wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that, LC..."out of the blue." Good one. smile
The guy beside the lady should be in a rock band...
Ginnie Hart: I know you're right about that, Larry. smile
Nicely done, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Graeme.
Great! Always wonderful to visit the Concertgebouw.
I have song the Mozart Requiem a couple of times as bass in the choir. that belongs to the finest memories in my life!m
Ginnie Hart: I sang the Mozart Requiem in the Columbia Choral Society the year Bill and I lived in South Carolina, Wim. I was probably 25 or 26! smile I'll never forget it. That's why we chose this particular concert at the Concertgebouw (long story about how we had free tickets and got to choose).
Lovely selective colouring. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sarito.
The selective saturation works here very well
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your vote of confidence, Navin. smile
Une désaturation partielle sublime, great job !
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Olivier. Merci.
I think the color works here because the singer was the one who impressed you the most at the moment you were looking with your "photographer's eye." For that moment, she took your center stage. It doesn't imply that the other singers were any less great.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Patrushka. And to be honest, if the gentleman on the far left had been in color, I would have selected him as well. It was the two of them together that most tickled me. smile Thanks.
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 5 Mar 2013, 22:32
Ginnie, is this is what is meant by a stand-out performance? heheheeee
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Good one, Brian. Thank you for the smile.
That's awesome! And she looks beautiful in blue, too!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. She knows how to pick her colors. smile
I like the contrast here Ginnie. Excellent capture!
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 10 Mar 2013, 17:03
Never felt more like singing the blues...!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA Good one, George. grin
  • rian
  • United States
  • 20 Mar 2013, 23:07
nice selective coloring here, she does look pleased with her performance.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. She still tickles me to death. smile

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