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Business as Usual

 

With hundreds of tourists walking in and out all day long,

they carry on as though they're in their own little world.

 

Cologne Cathedral, Germany, while on our river cruise in March.

 

Business as Usual

 

With hundreds of tourists walking in and out all day long,

they carry on as though they're in their own little world.

 

Cologne Cathedral, Germany, while on our river cruise in March.

 

comments (41)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 24 Apr 2013, 00:54
Wonderful great selective colour work,I do like the image of the photographer
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Adrian. The photographer made this for me. smile
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2013, 01:38
Brilliant shot Ginnie! The interior grabs my attention, it brings back memories. smile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Frances. This is one cathedral very hard to forget!
great shot. i like the red highlight.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ayush.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Apr 2013, 02:31
Very fine image, as usual, Ginnie.

I am ok with the playing with candles in the traditional ways, but sure hope they do not have a BAU approach to treatment of children...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray, and I concur with you completely!!!
I suppose they must. Wonderful shot - I love each little element - did you notice the guy with the headphones looks like he has a candelabra attached to his head? smile
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Elizabeth. He carried that candelabra around with him the entire time I was there. HA! Seriously, though, the whole thing was just so foreign to what I grew up with back in Michigan all those years ago!
The red pops out just right Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Jacquelyn.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Apr 2013, 06:25
They do indeed Ginnie: the sacred & the profane happily mingling in one place
Ginnie Hart: It's so different from what I grew up with in my day, Chris!
That's because....Nice selective colour, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: ...thanks, Frank. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Apr 2013, 07:08
You did an amazing job with the selective colouring.
Great scene.
Must be hard to do your job properly, if there are big crowds of people.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. It's not how I grew up in Dad's wee little church! I can't imagine what he's feel about all this!?!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Apr 2013, 07:14
Yes, you are right, this cathedral is extremely busy. I like that you captured just this moment which signalizes that we are still in a church. I understand that wanted to emphasize the read coat of the priest by using selective colour. A fine compoasition!
Ginnie Hart: It was almost surreal, Philine. I thought of my preacher dad and wondered what he would have felt if he had been with us that day?!
I can't imagine how big the bottle of bubbles is for that bubble blowing wand he is carrying.

Love the photographer on the right.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Bubble-blowing wands like that could really get out of hand, Bill. grin And yes, the photographer made it for me. Thanks.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Apr 2013, 09:07
Well observed, Ginnie. As much as I enjoying taking photographs within cathedrals, another part of me makes me think its wrong, especially if people are praying. I don't prescribe to their religious beliefs but I respect their wishes to do it and then feel I'm intruding.
Ginnie Hart: I always have mixed emotions, Alan, when taking pictures inbside churches. However, so many of these catholic churches are more like museums than places of worship, if that makes sense. Those who do pray and worship (outside of services, of course) seem to understand the rest of us who are intrigued. I do totally understand your point, however.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2013, 09:24
Love how you've accentuated your point with the selective coloring. Clever and creative!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Marcie.
I like this a lot, Ginnie. Nice of the fellow in red to light some candles for you too.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mary. He actually caught me by surprise because I wasn't expecting him. Astrid says she totally missed him.
  • Focales
  • France
  • 24 Apr 2013, 10:06
Un très beau monochrome sur lequel tu as réussi une désaturation partielle excellente. J'aime
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Marie. Merci.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 24 Apr 2013, 11:06
Love the selective colour
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Aussie.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2013, 11:48
It's a fascinating shot, Boots. The fellow on the right with his camera, the fellow standing in the middle fixed on the priest lighting the candle. These elements seem to say something about the ceremony, that it is for looking at. And then I remember a story told by Hubert Mitchell about Billy Graham when he invited him to speak at one of the early Youth for Christ rallies. Billy Graham (young then!) was wearing a red blazer, arrived late, walked down the aisle, and Hubert Mitchell steered him to a seat in the front row and didn't let him speak! (Hubert Mitchell wrote the song "He Giveth More Grace" — do you remember it? We got to know him late in his life, in Pasadena.)
Ginnie Hart: All of this fascinates me to no end, Ruth, especially because it is so foreign to me/us. That story about Billy Graham sounds vaguely familiar but I do NOT remember Hubert Mitchell at all. Hmmmm. Interesting.
Yes, what a fabulous setting to carry on in! Crimson suites the cleric well too. The fellow taking pictures of the ceiling reminds me of me... this is what I normally do in a church, which is why I don't do weddings :^)
Ginnie Hart: HA! I can see you now, Doug. Always looking up. grin Many thanks.
Firstly a great colour pop Ginnie, it works very well, and I've noticed in our cathedrals life goes on more or less as normal for the clergy and staff, although I think most of them do curtail visitors during actual periods of services.
Ginnie Hart: It is true here, too, Brian, and most places I have seen in Europe. When services are in progress, you really aren't allowed to disrupt the the occasion. It makes sense to me! Respect and courtesy!
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2013, 13:07
I don't know that you knew about Hubert Mitchell, Boots. He was somehow connected to the Center, along his wife Jean Wilhemsen. We got to know them when we were thinking of going to Kirghizstan. Anyway, Don helped me remember that this story about Billy Graham's red jacket came from Mitchell, not Dad, as I originally recalled. smile
Ginnie Hart: Maybe I heard you/Don tell the red-jacket story, Ruth. It really is a good one. smile But thanks for the clarification.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Apr 2013, 14:01
Listening to music or commentary.
Shooting the ceiling
Lighting candles.
A busy place - and then you shot it all.
Ginnie Hart: Kinda like a ping-pong ball, Louis, right?! smile Thanks.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 24 Apr 2013, 14:42
Effective use of colour in a monochrome environment...."their own little world" speaks volumes!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, George. It did seem appropriate!
  • Anne
  • UK
  • 24 Apr 2013, 16:55
I like your processing, it's clear there is lots to photograph smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Anne. You have no idea! smile
  • Helys
  • France
  • 24 Apr 2013, 17:10
Great find this traditional way!
They do indeed smile
Thanks for sharing
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Helys.
Fine image with a great use of selective colouring Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 24 Apr 2013, 17:42
It reminds me of Lord Clent, he is always in his own world Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Yes, I'm sure you're right, Chad. smile
A great observation Ginnie! I do like your selective colouring smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin. You're most kind!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 24 Apr 2013, 19:19
Just right, Ginnie - they have to be focussed (like you)
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Lisl. Thanks.
You have this colour selection thing down to an absolute art Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Fred. Thanks.
Don't they just love themselves.
Ginnie Hart: Getting dressed up must help make their day. smile
I really like his red coat!
Like a Chelsea pensioner. ;o)

Where can i get that candle snuffer?
Ginnie Hart: It does have its perks, LC, I'm sure. smile
Great little big world of yours Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Juan Carlos. smile
Carrying on in their own little world probably keeps them sane...
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure, Cherry.... Thanks.
Great shot Ginnie and wonderful treatment....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Peter.
Very nice selective colour.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • jpla
  • France
  • 25 Apr 2013, 08:01
Une belle désaturation ! Bonne journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, JP. Merci. i do enjoy selective coloring. smile
Don't you love it when you are snapping away and something unexpected happens? Excellent use of selective colouring in this one, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Beverly. He came and went so quickly. I barely got this snap in in time. Thank you for your kind words. You know me...I love selective coloring in certain situations like this. smile
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 25 Apr 2013, 17:42
Looks like a really intense place to be. What was the mood like there, Ginnie? This is something I'd totally like to check out one day.
Ginnie Hart: The Cologne Cathedral is HUGE, Emily, and that's putting it mildly. You could get lost in there. It's not the kind of worship space I grew up in, so it's more like a museum for me. I'm short of eyes in a place like that. In fact, I almost missed this cleric altogether. If you are ever in Cologne, make sure you don't miss it. Thanks.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 26 Apr 2013, 11:19
Good capture♥
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Luiza!
  • Geoff
  • Australia
  • 27 Apr 2013, 02:11
I was left wondering what the guy is listening to on his personal stereo ;-)
Ginnie Hart: I know, Geoff. So much to wonder about in this place of worship! smile

BTW, your link is missing a 'p' so I had to go find you again. I just want it to be right so that others can automatically click on you, if they wish.
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 27 Apr 2013, 16:08
You have done a great job of emphasizing the primary subject - by means of selective color - in the image while allowing our eye to wander through the scene and take in several secondary subjects. Fascinating capture.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Sue. You'd go crazy in this cathedral!!!

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