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Slowing Down


This is a short series of impressions from Hawaii when we were there recently for my daughter's wedding on June 1.

The Hawaii environment has the ability to slow everyone down.
Life runs at a more natural pace...on Waikiki Beach, early morning.


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Slowing Down


This is a short series of impressions from Hawaii when we were there recently for my daughter's wedding on June 1.

The Hawaii environment has the ability to slow everyone down.
Life runs at a more natural pace...on Waikiki Beach, early morning.


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (42)

  • Fotografa
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jun 2008, 00:19
A brilliant shot Ginnie, well captured. Am off to bed in a couple of minutes to dream of a holiday sitting on beach with my feet in the sand smile
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. It is a wonderful thought, Fotografa! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 18 Jun 2008, 00:43
Great shot I would like to do that right now.
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Vintage. smile Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 18 Jun 2008, 01:10
Looks so inviting..so peaceful..so meditative. Love the warm tones and hues and your processing here.
Ginnie Hart: It totally allured me, Marcie! Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 18 Jun 2008, 02:24
I love the beach and it's been too long since we've been. Big sigh...love this shot.
Ginnie Hart: Just go, Sherri. It must be in your system. smile Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Jun 2008, 03:49
Great holiday picture, Ginnie.

Your model has dug herself into a beautifully relaxed situation...and, looks like she is writing a letter...do folks still do that?
Ginnie Hart: I loved how her feet were dug into the sand, Ray. And yes, I wondered the same thing about her apparent letter writing. They still do that?! smile Thanks.
  • FLOOG
  • A Green and pleasant land
  • 18 Jun 2008, 05:39
A wonderful image, which transports me to a similar location, where time slows to a halt and the pieces of life's jigsaw come together.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Paul. We all need places like that! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jun 2008, 05:43
This is such a great picture.
Is she writing to a dear friend, a secret lover, a long lost friend or does she write a letter, put it in a bottle, in which is some sand too so the bottle will be straight up in sea and catch wind and sail to unknown destinations...and hope to find the love of her life.....so many questions came into my mind by only that one picture, this is happening with most of your pictures, I see the story behind it...
I love the tones.
Ginnie Hart: You are such a great dreamer and story teller, live vriend! And such a romantic, I might add! HA! I should start having you write my text from now on. grin Ontzettend bedankt!
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 18 Jun 2008, 06:38
Very nice picture,great color smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zohre.
Lovely.
richard
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
That would be a great place to write or sketch or read.
Wonderful shot.
Ginnie Hart: It was very inspiring for me, Michael, because it was early morning before the sun would have been unbearable for me. Thanks.
Wonderful shot Ginnie. I like the beautiful morning lighting!
Ginnie Hart: That early morning sunlight was my favorite time of the day...and it wasn't that early, Richard, around 8:30 or 9a! Thanks.
Lovely Ginnie: koffie on the strand
Ginnie Hart: I wondered if you'd notice, Chris, and I see you did. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jun 2008, 07:09
sun, fresh air, quietness - only the sea is rushing in a monotone melody- coffie (or coughie for some persons of SC), friendly, intimate thoughts and feelings while writing a letter- on some moments the human being doesn't ever need more! Ginnie, "slow down", "life runs at a more natural pace"- with the best wishes now for you too!
Ginnie Hart: Some of us are old enough to remember letter writing, Philine, aren't we! smile It was a magical moment for me. Thank you so much. I am trying to take good care of myself after over-doing it a bit the first day. I promise.
  • Tracy
  • Germany
  • 18 Jun 2008, 07:56
Truely amazing this lady is doing what I visualised in a dream last night. After talking to a special friend yesterday my mind was racing yet againtongue
Sitting in your own thoughts and my be writing a journal or a letter to explain your actions...!!wink
Love the muted tones Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Awwwww. I must have known, Tracy. Thanks for sharing that. smile
Looks very early by the shadows, lighting is v nice.
Ginnie Hart: When the sun gets up over Diamond Head, it's not as early as it would seem, Nigel...more like 8:30-9a. It became my favorite time of the day. Thanks.
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 18 Jun 2008, 08:05
Very nice capture Ginnie, this photo sorta tells a story, not sure what it is tho. but its nicely captured!
Ginnie Hart: For me it is a story about those days long ago when our only way of communicating long-distance was via letters (or phone). It brought back lots of nostalgia! Thanks, Brian.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 18 Jun 2008, 08:12
How I would lijke to be there Ginnie, with an oranje to eat for ontbijt.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chad. An orange would complete this! smile Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jun 2008, 09:16
That's just what life should be like - slowing down, taking the time over the little things - if only! Lovely quiet picture, Ginnie.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Many of us remember when life moved at this pace almost everywhere, Ingrid...before computers filled up the spaces of our lives. Oh my. How things have changed!
  • Brian
  • Relaxing after a law exam
  • 18 Jun 2008, 09:29
Nice shot - I am a little jealous
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian. Since you just finished a law exam, I wish I could transport you there!
  • Aussie
  • night shift and sleep deprived
  • 18 Jun 2008, 10:15
Oh how I'd like that to be a pic of me right now.
Ginnie Hart: I bet, Aussie. We could all use this from time to time! Thanks.
Lovely capture. Would love to be on a beach in Hawaii right about now smile
Ginnie Hart: I think a lot of us would love to be there right about now, Kunle. smile Thanks.
This brings Mexico memories to me. I'm always the first one up and head to the beach with a coffee and a book. Those long shadows let me know it's early and that, specifically, made me feel this.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I'm sure this has the same feeling as some places in Mexico, Mary. The sun comes up over Diamond Head by 8:30-9a, so it's not as early as it seems. It became my favorite time of the day! Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jun 2008, 12:29
very nice capture of a resting moment
Ginnie Hart: It was exactly what the doctor ordered, Chantal. A moment of stillness.
Lovely lovely capture here Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, S&S. smile
nice shot of a hawaiian lady i quess, great place to be...look at my spanisch 'lazy lady' i just posted, greetings joann/holland 'now out of hospital'
Ginnie Hart: We're both "invalids" of sorts these days, JoAnn. But we're both spunky and will survive. grin Thanks and hang in there.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 18 Jun 2008, 14:50
That looks like just another Hawaiian day at the office smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Martin. I'm sure it is. smile Thanks.
Really like this Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: So glad you do, Bridge. Thank you.
  • Hamilton
  • United States
  • 18 Jun 2008, 15:53
I think I need a vacation smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Me, too, Hamilton, even though I was just there! smile Thanks.
  • don
  • United States
  • 18 Jun 2008, 15:56
A very natural feeling shot with the fine selection of tones. Looks like a great place to write some notes.
Ginnie Hart: I think notes written here are probably more inspirational, Don! smile Thanks.
Couldn't think of a more inviting scenario to sit and write a letter Ginnie. Well seen.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Brian. Lucky recipient, whoever it might be. Thanks.
" I am writing this quickly as something has just grabbed my foot and is trying to drag me under the sand."

Lovely picture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You have seen too many late-night horror movies, Bill. grin HA!

Thanks.
Oh how I wish that was me, feet buried in the sand. Such a wistful shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It IS you, even if in your thoughts, dear Alex! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Jun 2008, 20:01
This is that colour thing that you explained to me last time, but I couldn't find it in PS on your description. If you have a moment, can you xplain again?

Great picture and composition.
Ginnie Hart: I will try to explain it in a private mail, Louis, yes. I hope you have CS3? Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan - United States
  • 18 Jun 2008, 20:42
Ohh, what a wonderful image and moment you've created. I absolutely love this! Perfectimento. smile
Ginnie Hart: I should have known you'd love this, Ruth. It could be me and that gorgeous new leather journal I just received for my birthday. I would be in heaven!
I like much, Ginnie. The tones, the colors, the light, the composition! Seen very well!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so kindly, José Angel.
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 19 Jun 2008, 08:44
Lovely shot, I feel relax. Nice tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Arash. We all could use relaxation! smile
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 19 Jun 2008, 11:27
Beautiful lighting and very nice warm colors. The title is perfect. For me this is one of your best photos.
Ginnie Hart: Awwwww. That means the world coming from you, Carsten. Thank you.
Love the way you have framed it Ginnie. Excellent tones too!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Thomas.
Like the format of the pic - and yes, I can see myself slowing down here....
Ginnie Hart: It sounds like you'll be slowing down soon. Good for you. I wish you a great holiday. Thanks, Aksel.
so evocative, so true to the spirit of "capturing a moment." Love the vingtagey tones.
Ginnie Hart: You always say the nicest things, Karima! Thank you.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal (lisbon)
  • 22 Jun 2008, 20:26
I think I need to slow down... grin to sit and let the waves and the wind tell me a story ...and as I write it down, I'll forget the world that lives behind my back. (I loved the tones)
Ginnie Hart: I know exactly what you mean, Lina. Thank you.
The photograph with soul that was very good.
Very natural.
Ginnie Hart: It was VERY soulful for me, Bram. Thanks.

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