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The Way We Were

 

We've come a long way, Baby.

From the 800-yr-old Marksburg Castle in Braubach, Germany.




The Way We Were

 

We've come a long way, Baby.

From the 800-yr-old Marksburg Castle in Braubach, Germany.




comments (41)

Wow! I love it, very interesting smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry. I loved everything about this incredible castle!
Great display of light and tones that create a vintage feel in this image. Excellent job on the angle and composing this shot Ginnie. Well done!
Ginnie Hart: Many, many thanks, John!
very nicely presented. have a great weekend ahead!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Ayush. The same to you!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 May 2013, 02:27
Henry Ford could make a few improvements to the production line, Ginnie, but a doubt there is much room for improvement of your image.
Ginnie Hart: Flattery will get you everywhere, Ray. HA! Thank you kindly.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 10 May 2013, 02:34
I like visiting these places and thinking about the passed life move so fast now
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Adrian. It sometimes boggles the mind how much they did back then...WITHOUT our hifalutin gizmos! Thanks.
  • Margaret
  • United States
  • 10 May 2013, 04:44
It's so silent, this photo. But once upon a time, there was the crackle of the flames, the air being pumped into the fire from the "fan" (don't know the name of it) the pounding of iron hitting iron, the tread of shoes on stone... wow just amazing, this slice of time, paused... Just adore the use of natural light. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: The bellows, Margaret? Yes, all of it, exactly as you've described it! And to think they did all those incredible things years ago without our hifalutin gizmos! Thank you.
Beautiful image Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Elizabeth.
Barbra Streisand sang it bestsmile ... but you beat her with this fine piece of art Ginnie....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Don't you love that Barbra Streisand, Peter! Memories!! grin
Oh, I really like this one. Great light.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael!
beau retour dans le passé
Ginnie Hart: Things weren't as easy back then, Keyouest, but they sure did seem to live! Merci.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 May 2013, 07:01
Great title with a great picture. Scenes likes this, always wants me to explore more and imagines the time it was 'in-working-mode'.
Margaret is saying it well, a silent picture, but once it was full with activity.
Ginnie Hart: It would make a great set for a Three Musketeers movie, I think, right? grin Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 May 2013, 07:15
A fine study Ginnie but a real fire in the furnace would bring it to life in an instant
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris, and you're so right about that. Maybe I should send in a suggestion??? smile
Great shot Ginnie. Love the light
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Janet. It made me realize what the blacksmiths had to work with in their day!
The technology has but I'm not so sure about the human race grin

Love the picture
Ginnie Hart: Spot on, Bill, I'm sad to say. Otherwise, thanks.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 10 May 2013, 08:34
You can't get a wheel wright these days for love nor money G.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! And no one wants to reinvent it, Chad. grin
  • Focales
  • France
  • 10 May 2013, 09:03
The processing here is completely adapted to the place. He a little reminds me cellars of my childhood
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. It does clink at corners in my memory, but only from old places I have seen, like in museums. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 10 May 2013, 09:19
WOW...here's to technology. We sure have come a long way!!! What gorgeous light in this scene and image.
Ginnie Hart: Can you imagine living in this time, Marcie? We'd lose a lot, for sure, but just think of what we'd gain?! smile Thanks.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 10 May 2013, 09:36
Belle maîtrise de la lumière ! Bonne journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, JP. Merci.
Ha ha... This is not primitive enough, G!
You've gotta go to Malaysia to see it.
We still live in treetops, and swing from tree to tree. Yeah, pretty much like Tarzan. ;o)
You have a swinging weekend, G! :9)
Ginnie Hart: Not primitive enough, ha! I'm sure you're right, LC. smile Me Tarzan, you Jane! grin
  • Sarito
  • UK
  • 10 May 2013, 10:11
Indeed we have.. love the light and the tone here. Great work. Have a nice weekend
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sarito. The same to you.
Now we would use that oven for pizza.
Ginnie Hart: I knew it reminded me of something, Mary. Ha! smile
  • aussie
  • United States
  • 10 May 2013, 11:58
The good old days
Ginnie Hart: Those were the days, my friend, we thought they'd never end! smile
Lovely shot,Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frank.
Very atmospheric Ginne, I love the lighting! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martin. You would have loved this castle. smile
Oh my my my!! This is incredible. 800 years old! Stunning capture my dear!
Ginnie Hart: Lots of wabi-sabi everywhere, Robin. Your kind of place. smile Thank you.
Superb shot with a lovely light Ginnie! Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard. Merci.
  • Helys
  • Germany
  • 10 May 2013, 16:12
Nice mood
So beauitful textures, lighting, PoV
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Helys. Merci.
That really does look old doesn't it.
Ginnie Hart: Older than dirt, Brian. smile
You've worked the light to beautiful effect Ginnie, great capture.
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Fred.
Where is the microwave?
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's a good one, Larry. grin
Oozes atmosphere, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Graeme. You'd love the photo ops at this castle!!! smile
  • Thomas
  • Australia
  • 11 May 2013, 07:16
Lovely composition, the light and shadows give a nice moody feel to the image.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, how wonderful to see you again, Thomas. I have just perused your WONDERFUL website. WOWSER!!!!
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 11 May 2013, 07:33
Hi Ginnie, I visit a lot but comment little as you get plenty and I often feel like I am just one more.

But I must say I love the way you 'treat' your images. Perhaps you can include some hints on your posts for us mere mortals?

Also, do you see the image like this when you are taking it, or do you think about it after?
Ginnie Hart: Sorry I'm responding to this late, Brian, but thank you and you're very kind.

I often DO see an image and how it can be "treated" while I'm taking it, yes. The main thing I do, after the normal straightening, contrast, etc., is overlay a texture to give theg image more body. It's something I've been learning by the seat of my pants. I'm a self-learner, observing and trying to replicate what I see that I like. But it's mainly adding a texture or two in Photoshop CS3...if that helps?
Excellent composition and presentation! Incredible, how the different elements are perfectly highlighted like that.
I echo Brian's request for some of your expert photography hints if you feel so inclined, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're most sweet and kind, Beverly. As I told Brian, besides the usual straightening, contrast, shadows, highlights, etc., I often will add at least one texture to give the image body (it often takes away the flatness). I do this in PS CS3 and learn as I go. From my estimation, you have many more "tricks" up YOUR sleeve!!!
  • Shannon
  • Canada
  • 11 May 2013, 16:54
Classic shot.......we sure have come a long way!! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Shannon, and yes, indeed! smile
a cool find ...
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Dennis.
Top notch photo Ginnie... I'll bet the castle was a dream to photograph.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Jacquelyn, and YES. It was a photographer's perfect dream in every way! smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 12 May 2013, 17:11
"We've come a long way, Baby" depends on where you live!

But philosophical thoughts aside, a lovely picture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Good point, George. And I'm quite sure things were not as idyllic as they seem back then. Pros and cons with everything, right?! Thank you.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 12 May 2013, 20:32
fantastic place Ginnie. An old oven ... to melt swords?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Oscar, the blacksmith's corner of the castle. Fun place, right? smile
Makes good pizza though. Nice light in there.,
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm sure you're right, Mary. grin
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 15 May 2013, 19:17
Yes ! Fun Place
Ginnie Hart: It sure captivated MY imagination, Oscar. smile

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