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Blocking Out the World


Have you noticed that sometimes the rest of the world simply does not exist!
(As seen in Amsterdam back in August.)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Blocking Out the World


Have you noticed that sometimes the rest of the world simply does not exist!
(As seen in Amsterdam back in August.)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (31)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 20 Oct 2007, 00:17
That looks like a very Dutch scene with all the bikes and those two are definitely not paying much attention to you smile
Ginnie Hart: Very Dutch indeed, Martin. smile They really were in their own world. Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Oct 2007, 00:18
AHHHHH What a beautiful romantic shot Ginnie this is priceless.Love the B&W conversion.;-)

True Love how sweetsmile
Ginnie Hart: You re such a romantic, Tracy! I knew it. smile Thanks.
That's a very tender moment you captured. How romantic!
Ginnie Hart: Very tender indeed, Jewlya. Thanks.
Great contrast and tone. Nicely framed. You did good girlfriend.
Ginnie Hart: Aw shucks. Thank you, Gail. smile
Aaah, this is good stuff Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: We all just eat it up, don't we, Sesan. smile Thanks.
and that's a good thing sometimes, if you've ever been there in that other world.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, for sure, Mary. Sometimes it's just what the doctor ordered. smile Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Oct 2007, 02:10
Magic image, Ginnie.
Astonishing clarity.
...and, The Moment!

Nice coincidence with the death of Deborah Kerr who featured in that immortal moment in the surf with Burt Lancaster a short while back.

It is good they were aware of the world just enough to place one foot each on the pavement...otherwise you would have had a very comical shot.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, I had not yet heard about Deborah Kerr (I feel so out of it sometimes!). Thanks for the parallel, Ray. You must be a romantic as well. smile
Very sweet moment you have captured there, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Karen. It was very sweet to me, for sure.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Oct 2007, 07:15
Oh yes, you are right, a lovely intimate scene! Please don't disturb! Don't stare! (And what about photographing? Could it be sometimes a kind of disturbing or not? ;-) )
Ginnie Hart: I passed them, Philine, and knew better than to take a photo of them from the front. Somehow it didn't feel disrespectful to capture them from behind! Thanks.
Nice, you're talented at that, a new Doisneau is born !!
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Zeb. If ever I come close to that man's work, you can pat me on the back and say you know me! HA! But flattery will get you everywhere, as they say. smile
This is great, Ginnie. This is indeed one of those `moments`. Well spotted and beautifully captured. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Roz. I love this kind of stuff and maybe need to do it more often. I think you SCers are encouraging me me in ways I least expected. Thank you.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 20 Oct 2007, 09:41
Ginnie, love the constrast in the black and the whites! And this is just such a lovely picture
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Kathryn. Thank you for your kind words.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Oct 2007, 10:24
Wonderful Ginnie ;o) imho your strongest suit, I'll say it again, these candid street shots are Wonderful.

Crisp, balanced, tonally perfect, structurally interesting, great composition and a subject we can all relate to. Add to that the skill to seize the moment makes it a likey for me ;o)
Ginnie Hart: That kind of flattery will get you everywhere, Mike. Thank you. smile I am so honored.
Very nice romantic shot. I like the contrast and the lighting
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Standley!
Great candid shot Ginnie - I really like this one. They certainly are oblivious to the rest of the world!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: It's always fun to see these "and the world stands still" moments, Ingrid. Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 20 Oct 2007, 11:30
Lovely B&W, well caught.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks as always, Aussie.
Charming, Ginnie, simply charming. Enjoy your weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bill. You, too.
  • chris
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Oct 2007, 15:23
Precious moment Ginnie, well captured. smile
Ginnie Hart: One I hope we all can identify with, Chris! Thanks.
Lovely candid. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dave!
This is so true. They all alone in the world. Lovely picture Ginnie. I love the contrast in this mono.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Flo. You're a sweetheart.
story well told ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, DrAW.
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 20 Oct 2007, 17:58
Ditto to blackdog. All he said is true (not that everything he says is true). Your street candids are the strongest.
Z
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. I guess I need to start paying attention to what you guys are saying! Thank you ever so kindly.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 20 Oct 2007, 21:28
the sight of lovers! you have captured an awesome image.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rags!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Oct 2007, 22:00
Great picture, the B&W is fabulous and the scene ís typical Amsterdam smile
Ginnie Hart: Very typical indeed, Astrid. You would know. smile Thanks.
Well spotted Ginnie, I also think the toning kind of makes something fairly mundane a bit more interesting. Not that I am detracting from your capture of coursesmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Nigel, however you mean it. smile
  • Les Auld
  • Southport in the sun
  • 21 Oct 2007, 11:43
Only too often, looks very good. Is the B&W taken in camera or do you convert it to monochrome afterwards? Whichever way it is the finish is spot-on.
Ginnie Hart: My graphics-designer nephew told me awhile back to NEVER use the camera's B&W mode, Les, when taking pics. He says there's more information to work with in color, for conversion purposes. So I have followed his advice. So glad you like it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Oct 2007, 13:45
I can think of many places that will be a site more comfortable grin

Excellent shot. Have you asked them permission like you did with other street shots tongue
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're so right, Louis, but I wouldn't have been able to capture those photos. grin

For some reason, it did not seem appropriate to tap them on the shoulders and ask for their permission. But you DO notice that I didn't take it from the front. smile
Like always, you are able to catch the naturalness in these scenes! I like!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Jose. Two more days and I'll see YOU! Am sure looking forward to it! smile Thanks.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 22 Oct 2007, 04:53
Very sweet and touching picture, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: One we all can relate to, I'm sure, Kay. smile Thanks.
one of these days im going to experience a moment like this. Well captured
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I believe that for you, Busola. Hopefully it'll be sooner than later! smile
  • Kimberley
  • Suriname
  • 29 Nov 2007, 10:39
Hey Ginnie,
Love this picture and I feel that we should all feel and love as if the rest of the world isn't watching...
Patrick has been telling me what a good photographer you are. Thanks for the nice comments on the pictures smile
greets, Kim
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, Kim, to come by my site and comment. That means the world to me. Thank you kindly. Your sentiment is so right-on! And you are more than welcome for my comments on your photos. They are most sincere. smile

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