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Mother Earth

 

Impaled...and gasping for air!  Will she survive?

(seen in Regensburg, Germany)



Mother Earth

 

Impaled...and gasping for air!  Will she survive?

(seen in Regensburg, Germany)



comments (38)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Jun 2013, 01:21
She will!

Some of her species may not...


Great find, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I'd like to think we'll come to her rescue, Ray! Thanks.
  • Terry H.
  • United States
  • 19 Jun 2013, 01:38
Only time will tell. Love the processing.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Terry, for stopping by and commenting here. I really want to be optimistic that we'll get our act together to help Her out!
Wow - not there's something you don't see every day!
I used to have a T-Shirt designed by Don Henley that showed the Earth as an apple core, with the sides dug out by bulldozers and industry, there was a brown smog coating everything... it said "Mother's getting a little bit toxic". Wonder what happened to that shirt?
Ginnie Hart: Go find that shirt, Elizabeth, and start wearing it again! Hopefully enough people will wake up and start paying attention! (sigh)
What a find Ginnie!!!... at least they kept it upright when they impaled it.... nice treatment....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. I still want to know the story about this!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Jun 2013, 06:29
Good heavens! Well I sincely hope she does Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Chris!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Jun 2013, 06:50
Time will tell, I know my father used to say (he died 31 years ago) the earth will go with a big BANGGGG and then thousands of years there will be nothing and then one cell, two cells, and nature will be born again with Dinosaurs and stuff like that...
I wont think I will be there to see it.
Great shot, I remember the place and I love the selective colouring.
Ginnie Hart: Your father may have been on to something, MLMA! I don't 'spect we'll ever know? Hartstikke bedankt.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Jun 2013, 06:50
What your big eyes are discovering all! And a new challenge for your tratment skills!
Ginnie Hart: My big eyes, indeed, Philine. Thank you!
What a find Ginnie. I love the processing too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sally. I'm still trying to figure out how this happened.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 19 Jun 2013, 07:58
That looks a funny find Ginnie, at least the earth will be able to freely spin.
Ginnie Hart: Truth is always stranger than fiction, as they say, Chad! smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 19 Jun 2013, 08:02
Love the selective colour. You couldn't have passed up on that shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aussie. I definitely could not pass this one up! smile
A great find Ginnie. You should send a copy to all the leaders of the G8 countries
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good one, Bill. smile
  • Helys
  • France
  • 19 Jun 2013, 08:04
Wooooooooooooow
Great find!
Nice colors, shape, DOF
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Helys. Some things just make you stop and do a double-take!
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in UK
  • 19 Jun 2013, 08:11
I think I now understand the root of the problem.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly!
  • Focales
  • France
  • 19 Jun 2013, 09:14
Excellent idea and composition. The earth in the arms of a tree as a big hung on ball. Beautiful processing
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. Don't you wonder how this happened! smile Merci.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 19 Jun 2013, 09:20
What a great find. It really does make you wonder...doesn't it? Love the processing here.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. I'd love to hear the story behind this. smile
What a great find. The treatment seems just right also for this strong image.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • jpla
  • anjou
  • 19 Jun 2013, 09:45
De retour sur la blogosphère ! Bonne journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Yes, JP. Good to see you again. Merci.
What a great find! I would say this old globe was put on the tree when it was a sapling. It makes a statement.
Ginnie Hart: I agree on both counts, Mary. It makes you wonder what it will look like 10 years from now...both this globe and the "real" one.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 19 Jun 2013, 10:25
Amazing image! Clearly someone was making a point (sorry).
Ginnie Hart: HA! It still amazes me, Ruth...and makes you wonder. smile
What an unusual find which you have done good things with.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Brian.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 19 Jun 2013, 11:30
Great image .. .. interesting assortments of answers to the question . . .
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Jennie...and yes, I suppose there are many differing thoughts on the subject!
A thoughtful post and strong image, Ginnie. Excellent treatment! Hopefully, man's destructive tendencies will be overridden by common sense and Mother Earth will survive.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Beverly. I'd like to think we come to Her rescue in time, before it's too late!
  • Sarito
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Jun 2013, 12:44
She gives everything and suffers in return.. wonderful shot and I love the selective coloring.
Ginnie Hart: Well said, Sarito. Now if only we can give back and restore her health! Many thanks.
What an incredible capture my dear! I try to be optimistic...but it's very difficult at times. Perfect - no words needed on this one!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Robin. I try to be optimistic, too, but really wonder what kind of world it will be long after I'm dead and buried! (sigh)
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Jun 2013, 16:29
A likey for me Ginnie, it certainly gets the imagination going
Ginnie Hart: Awww, thanks, Anne. It does make you think...and wonder...!
It's never the Earth we have to worry about, but our place in it.

http://io9.com/the-limits-of-the-earth-475204937
Ginnie Hart: I agree with you, Michael, and LOVE the link. Thank you!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Jun 2013, 18:06
I must say, of all the doomsday prophesies, "impaled" is a new one smile
Ginnie Hart: Nothing I ever expected either, Louis! smile
What a great find Ginnie! Let's try and be positive...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard, and I totally agree. One person at a time and we can help bring her back to health.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Jun 2013, 20:32
That's a good question. Probably but the human race will be wiped out at some point. This is not quite the view I have of Earth as shown by the astronauts smile I like the selective colouring.
Ginnie Hart: If we don't believe, Alan, who will! Thanks.
smile Long distance runner...I was able to catch her final days here: http://offtravels.shutterchance.com/blog.php?itemRef=461461
Ginnie Hart: Oh! That's fabulous, Juan Carlos!!! grin
Wow, what an idea. Great photo.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Sartenada. Thanks.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 20 Jun 2013, 06:56
Good to see Australia featured so prominently
Ginnie Hart: I thought you'd like that, Tony. smile
Beautiful photo, fantastic ideasmile Greetings
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Zielona.
Mother Earth, impaled on a twig. How cruel this looks smile
Ginnie Hart: As the branch grows, will it split the earth open?
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jun 2013, 23:42
Mother Nature always prevails. The question is will humans still be there when she does?
Ginnie Hart: That's it, exactly, Cherry. Exactly. (sigh)
Great find! Like the idea behind it and your post processing. Good photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Wolfgang.
how appropriate! specially in singapore when currently we are facing this huge atmospheric pollution due to man's short term profit motive
Ginnie Hart: My guess this is appropriate all over the globe in one form or another, Ayush. Sad but true. sad
  • rian
  • United States
  • 3 Jul 2013, 13:50
very well seen, the message this image shows is really well delivered.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!

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