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Angels We Have Heard on High

 

At the Düsseldorf, Germany, Christmas Market this past Saturday,

we watched a Dutch man make this glass ornament with angel inside.

 

It was worth a Hallelujah!



 

Angels We Have Heard on High

 

At the Düsseldorf, Germany, Christmas Market this past Saturday,

we watched a Dutch man make this glass ornament with angel inside.

 

It was worth a Hallelujah!



 

comments (49)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Dec 2011, 03:31
Beautiful image, Ginnie...one of the best in your brilliant portfolio.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. You're very generous!
Yes... this is awesome alright Ginnie... Hallelujah.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Jacquelyn.
Magnificent!!! You photographed this perfectly!!! The depth of field and clarity are awesome!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Elizabeth. Thank you.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Dec 2011, 04:45
Hallelujah indeed, this is a fabulous picture, you were so lucky to have the perfect view on his hands. (in between the busy crowd wink)
He was fascinating and a absolute wonderful craftsman.
Glass to me is next to wood the most delightful materials to work with.
A likey to me.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. It really intrigues me that you might want to try your hand at glass-blowing, especially after watching this. You'd be a master at it, I'm convinced!
This is a gorgeous image!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Rags!
An Angel with a hot bottom. This picture is beautifully executed Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I should have known someone would come up with something like that about the angel, Bill. grin

Thank you, kind sir.
Beautiful, Ginnie! There is a mysterious world in the globe, behind the angel, but we can't see it clearly. Only the angel knows what is there...
Ginnie Hart: That's such a beautiful way of seeing it, Patrushka! Thank you.
Looks very brutal to me
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing it's not a craft for just anyone, Richard. Very exactly work! Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Dec 2011, 07:12
Like you I had stopped my stroll through the market and watched the Dutch man creating preciosities like this one -wonderful craftmanship and very poetical -did you buy this glass ornament? Your photo is excellent!
Ginnie Hart: We spent our most time at his stall, Philine. In fact, Astrid even got his business card and is considering taking a class one day. She immediately said, "I can picture doing this when I retire!" smile She'd be so good at it.

Thank you for your kind comment, as always.

I forgot to mention, Philine, that we did NOT buy this ornament but Astrid did buy another one he had previously made...with a tin soldier inside. smile When I process it, I'll show it to you.
A fabulous detail! Very often a story of light in your images Ginnie! The light is our graal, our reality! And many are the manners to glorify her(it)!!! A magnificent image! Good week Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You are so generous and kind, Mathilde. Merci!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 12 Dec 2011, 07:56
Wonderful skill by you both
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Dec 2011, 08:30
This is most interesting Ginnie: delicate work indeed
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. Your little sister told me afterwards that this might be something she'd enjoy doing after she retires!!! She'd be a master at it. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Dec 2011, 08:35
sorry: precious objects (in German I could say Preziosen)!
My congratulation to Astrid! Is a 'class one day' a workfree day? I hope for her and you!
Ginnie Hart: The class Astrid saw was on a Monday, so she'd have to take the day off...and for €200, with everything included, even meals. I told her it would be totally worth it for the experience. You'll be the first to know if she ever does it, of course. Maybe I'd be able to go to document the process with pictures? smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 12 Dec 2011, 08:44
Glassware is a fantasic craft and very enjoyable to watch.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it is, Chad, and Astrid would love to try her hand at it one day. I can imagine her becoming a master at it!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Dec 2011, 08:46
Oh wow! What a great skill; such dexterity. What a lovely present this would be.

Our German Market is awful; mainly food and beer sellers. The German Market alongside Winchester Cathedral is much better, as is the setting and ambiance.
Ginnie Hart: I can see why so many Dutch people make a point of going to this market over the border, Alan. It was definitely worth the experience. Thanks.
Lovely image. Watching glass blowers in action is an amazing sight. It's like watching a miracle unfold.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sheila, and you are so right. We spent more time here than anywhere else. Totally worth the day's trip!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 12 Dec 2011, 09:02
Stunning image Ginnie! Love the little angel inside.
Ginnie Hart: That little angel was the frosting on the cake, Frida! Thanks.
great subject, great image Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Juan Carlos. He sure made our day. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Dec 2011, 09:09
A close-up, sort of macro. Action shot. An excellent picture and extraordinary Christmas subject. Right in the Ginnie league.
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Louis. smile Thank you.
Very creating and beautiful capture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Adam.
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Dec 2011, 09:27
That must have been so fascinating to watch, Ginnie - and well caught!
Ginnie Hart: We spent more time at that stall than anywhere else, Elisabeth, if that tells you anything! smile Thank you.
I'll give this shot a Halleluja!
Ginnie Hart: smile Awwww. Thank you, Mary. smile
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 12 Dec 2011, 09:48
Stunning capture! Wonderful ornament too!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sil. Grazie.
excellent the exposure is too good!
Ginnie Hart: Thnak you, dear Joshi.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 12 Dec 2011, 10:06
Lovely shot, I thought it was a spider on first sight
Ginnie Hart: HA! A spider sat down beside her! smile Thanks for the smile, Aussie.
Aah, went to the christmas market there...
Ginnie Hart: Astrid was there 30 years ago and wanted to see it again. Very nice!
A wonderful picture of a skill that we do not see much these days.
Ginnie Hart: You're so right, Frances. It's a real education to watch! Thanks.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Dec 2011, 12:49
Fabulous craftsmanship which you have shown with every detail and great clarity, super image Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: It's indeed quite the craft, Linda. So fascinating to watch every step. Thanks.
Great capture Ginnie, a very striking image!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Hark! The herald angel sings in Dutch.
Maybe German? wink
They both sound (almost) the same to me! Ha.
Ginnie Hart: HAHA, LC. You always make me laugh. smile Thanks.
Really cool shot, Ginnie! Amazing how crafty some folks are. Nice capture.
Ginnie Hart: I sure hope he passes the skill on to someone, Jimi! Thanks.
The clarity of this image is outstanding, Ginnie, as is the colour and composition. So very warm; this is one to treasure.

My husband's niece used to produce glass Christmas balls which she gave as gifts to lucky recipients.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you dear Beverly. Astrid immediately said she'd be interested in doing this once she retires. She'd be so good at it! smile
  • Tom Wilson
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Dec 2011, 15:04
Lovely shot, Ginnie - well captured.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tom. He was a joy to watch.
This is very good Ginnie , did you buy it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mick. No, we didn't buy this one but another one he had already made, with a tin soldier inside (well, a glass tin soldier, that is).
What a marvelous view... you have such a good eye, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Larry. You're very kind!
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Dec 2011, 16:13
A very nice shot Ginnie, a moment of creation.
Ginnie Hart: It was well worth the entire day, John. Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 12 Dec 2011, 16:15
WOW! That's absolutely incredible. I don't know how they do this kind of intricate glasswork. So impressive (as is your image - by the way...smile! Sounds like a fun time!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. He made the angel separate from the bulb, then opened up the top to put the angel in, before closing it over. Amazing. Totally worth the entire day. smile
  • LensScaper
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Dec 2011, 18:36
Fantastic image - everything is pin sharp and perfectly exposed. Great composition too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Andy, for stopping by and commenting.
Apart from being a good photo this is a lovely piece of craftsman ship Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Brian. You can see Astrid doing it when she retires, right? smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Dec 2011, 19:47
What a talented person and you have captured the ornament so well smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Cherry.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 12 Dec 2011, 21:55
Superimage... Vraiment jolie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Oscar.
You were very close: it must have been hot! Nice detail!
Ginnie Hart: I was about 6 feet away, Wim, but I was starting to get warm, wanting to take off my winter coat! Bedankt.
WOW, very, very nice photo.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Victoria.
I'd be in heaven too Ginnie with this. This is by far the most fascinating thing that I ADORE!!! That's such an awesome pic! And I wouldn't have looked unless you posted on FB...

By the way, they had a special on PBS from a great artist in Seattle. Watched the series twice!
Ginnie Hart: I guess that means it pays off to post on FB, too? smile The jury is still out for me on that, Jen. So thanks for letting me know.

This craft is so fascinating. I could watch it all day long! Wi bet that PBS series is fabulous.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 13 Dec 2011, 17:26
"Oh, that is sweet", my wife said. Stunning image - perfect with the black background.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks to you and your wife, Rob!
what a technically brilliant capture, and beautiful as well
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir, for stopping by and commenting here!
  • Mark
  • Germany
  • 13 Dec 2011, 21:30
Beautifully exposed - the details are great
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 14 Dec 2011, 15:02
wow.. impressive catch of this one being made.. well done! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rian. It totally made my day!
sehr schoen... skillful close up capture of this delicate process
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Ayush.

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