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A Mid-Week Break

 

Paying attention to what's important.

(at the Maria Laach abbey, Germany)

 

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Paying attention to what's important.

(at the Maria Laach abbey, Germany)

 

 

 

 

comments (25)

  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 27 Jan 2016, 02:26
i wonder what kind of life monks have... probably a lot like mine haha
Ginnie Hart: I often wonder the same, Elaine. This particular one opened their wee cemetery that day and even had a prayer ritual next to one of the grave sites in particular. I have my own story about that....
i love this wonderful image Ginnie... it has such a peaceful atmosphere....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. It was so touching to me I couldn't take my eyes off of him.
Oh - what a really lovely image, Ginnie!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Elizabeth.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Jan 2016, 04:31
This is just fabulous. Love the treatment and the point of view.
I wonder if he goes here every day.
Ginnie Hart: I remember telling you what I saw and the story I came up with it. I have a feeling he opens the wee cemetery every day and then follows his ritual of reverence for that one particular monk....
I just loved reading all of this at once..."A mid-week break paying attention to what's important." There is so much to be said for that!! Wonderful!
Ginnie Hart: It's true, Robin. So easily we sometimes forget...! Thank you.
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 27 Jan 2016, 05:52
One of your best, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Ray. Thank you.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Jan 2016, 06:31
Very good Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
What a wonderful and peaceful image Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. I was in a trance, watching....
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 27 Jan 2016, 07:57
Ginnie, you are a great people watcher, yet you rarely show people. Do let us have more like this!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Lisl, I do watch people but rarely photograph them out in public. I'll try to do more of it....with your kind encouragement. Thank you.
  • jpla.
  • Anjou
  • 27 Jan 2016, 08:46
Pas facile ces passage pour les personnes à  mobilité réduite
JP
Ginnie Hart: That's right, JP, but he seemed to know what he was doing and managed quite well. I have a feeling this is a daily exercise for him.
Paying attention to where his feet are, I think.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Mary. He also stopped at one particular grave and spent some time praying and meditating there.
compo et traitement excellent! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JP.
  • Pat
  • France
  • 27 Jan 2016, 11:14
Nice treatment, which supports the aging atmosphere !!
Ginnie Hart: It did have that aging feel to it, Pat, recognizing the transience of life.
I am intrigued by his crutch Ginnie, a long term need of a recent injury or surgery? I suppose we shall never know.
Ginnie Hart: I was intrigued, too, Chad, but, indeed, we'll never know!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Jan 2016, 12:14
That crutch looks to be a very modern apparatus for a monk. Excellent picture.
Ginnie Hart: My similar crutches were also very cheap (€25 from a website), Louis, so maybe he's more "with it" than we realize. smile Thanks.
i like your slight over exposed finish on this, Ginnie. the human point of interest with the names below make it a strong image.
Ginnie Hart: The vignetting gives it that look, Ayush, one I have started to use with regularity because of how it draws attention to the focal point. Thanks.
A fine shot, lets hope he is soon fully recovered. We have a monastery in the hills above us about 10 minutes away and the monks there are so friendly, and there is also the most beautiful garden and abbey. We will take you there should you ever venture our way. http://www.mountsaintbernard.org/
Ginnie Hart: Oh, wow, Brian. We would love that. Maybe we'll just have to plan a visit to your neck of the woods one of these years!
Lovely presentation, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Tom.
We had a TV programme Called 'one foot in the grave'. I have to say this image brought this straight to mind.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Martin. smile
A mid week leg break?
Ginnie Hart: That's more like it, Bill, yes.
So what's more important than painting the column right, G?

Remember this http://ginniehart.shutterchance.com/image/2016/01/20/forever-watching/

Now you found me the scapegoat. wink

>Oh, how fun. I bet the kids (of all ages) love it. The snow is a nice addition!!!

No kidding. Baa baa baa! wink
Ginnie Hart: The scapegoat, indeed. It's good to put a face to these stories, LC, right? smile
To me this is a very sad picture...
Ginnie Hart: ...especially when he stopped at one particular grave site, Larry, and spent a few minutes meditating and praying. It was easy to create a story around the gesture.
He looks like he is deep in thought. I like the washed out look of the vegetation. It sure puts the focus on the man.
Ginnie Hart: Deep in thought and intent on what he was doing, Michael. I watched him for quite awhile, entranced. Thanks for your kind comment.
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 28 Jan 2016, 01:29
What a lifestyle for monks. It is truly admirable.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Emily. I totally agree. I once wanted to be a protestant nun...if there were such a thing. smile
that is really nice smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Joshi.

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