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Our Face On It

Following suit with the rest of you, today is my 100th post on Shutterchance!

If I were clever like Ellie or artistic like Petra, I might have come up with something a bit more original than this very mundane, ordinary capstone in the arch over a neighborhood garage here in Hannover.

BUT here's my point on my 100th milestone:  after a hundred posts, every one of us has a character, a personality and a face, if you will, to our specific blogs.  Pull up any photo and we will almost immediately know whose it is, right?  Instead of a watermark, it's like each of our photos has our own face on it.  I kinda like that! 

Thanks to one and all for welcoming me to this great community of aspiring and inspiring photographers.  I am learning much from all of you!



Our Face On It

Following suit with the rest of you, today is my 100th post on Shutterchance!

If I were clever like Ellie or artistic like Petra, I might have come up with something a bit more original than this very mundane, ordinary capstone in the arch over a neighborhood garage here in Hannover.

BUT here's my point on my 100th milestone:  after a hundred posts, every one of us has a character, a personality and a face, if you will, to our specific blogs.  Pull up any photo and we will almost immediately know whose it is, right?  Instead of a watermark, it's like each of our photos has our own face on it.  I kinda like that! 

Thanks to one and all for welcoming me to this great community of aspiring and inspiring photographers.  I am learning much from all of you!



comments (21)

  • Clint
  • 31 Jan 2007, 02:47
Are you saying that you see yourself in that scultpure on the capstone? Nicely exposed and great detail.
Ginnie Hart: HA, not exactly, Clint. I don't look that good and I'm alive! It really does seem symbolic, doesn't it?!
We don't have such ordinary capstones here. Lol.
Happy one hundreth!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I know, Josie. Isn't that the truth! However, this one here is VERY ordinary. I decided not to change a thing. The corrugated door is like having wrinkles, which I'm not willing to remove. Character, you know. smile

Thanks for your wishes.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 31 Jan 2007, 05:55
Happy 100th! I am looking forward to the next batch smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. So sweet. It's funny, Martin. On my other blog I just celebrated my 2nd year anniversary on January 23 after probably close to 700 posts. 100 posts seems like nothing! smile
  • nev
  • aus
  • 31 Jan 2007, 07:29
Congratulations on the milestone/capstone Ginnie. I think the capstone encapsulates the shots we are all trying to take where we find the interesting in the average. nice capture and come on 200.
Ginnie Hart: YES! Come on 200. As I told Martin, on my other blog I just celebrated my 2nd year anniversary on January 23 after probably close to 700 posts. 100 posts seems like nothing!
Congrats on your Hundredth, remember like age its only a number!
Ginnie Hart: That's right, David! On my other blog I just celebrated my 2nd year anniversary on January 23 after probably close to 700 posts. 100 posts seems like nothing! smile
  • El Dani
  • Gulubú
  • 31 Jan 2007, 09:09
Happy hundreth post! Will there be a cake? tongue
Ginnie Hart: Ha! No cake, Dani, but I'll remember that you thought of it. Thanks. smile
Nice hart n Soul well done Ginniesmile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Daniel!
nice angle and good photo.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 31 Jan 2007, 11:18
How lovely to look at her when pulling into this garage! The photo is well done and a good metaphor for this milestone. Happy 100th, and thank you for all your efforts on our behalf! smile I've thought of what you said many times, that we do have a personality in our "eye" that comes through in our photos. It's fascinating, really, what we are each drawn to. This photoblog phenom is bringing out a whole new art around the world, and connecting humans in lovely ways. Your soul is a magnet for many!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Ruth, for these very kind words. Sometimes we can get so caught up in the mechanics of this that we forget our Soul. If you ever see me doing that, please hit me over the head! And yes, you are very right in saying that this connects us to people all over the world. It's really quite amazing.
Hey! Great Ginnie. I am sure this century is just the begining, we will see lot more of you. smile
Ginnie Hart: Hey. Welcome back, Sarthak. I've missed you. Thanks for popping in again!
  • Louis
  • 31 Jan 2007, 16:23
Very interesting your counter yesterday read 99 and today 98 - that is the one that i saw. But i trust you - a century it is. And may you post many more centuries.

So what is a crapstone?
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. That's interesting about the counter, Louis. But yes, it IS 100.

A capstone is the key stone at the top of an arch that holds the other stones together and gives them strength.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capstone
Congratulations on the 100th picture posted! I'm glad you celebrate it with a picture that is so "you".
Thank you for welcoming me too, and I wish you keep giving this space your very unique Ginnie-touch for a long time!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Samira. That means the world to me!
  • Dotun
  • 31 Jan 2007, 17:45
nice one, you do some wonders with your powershot S3
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dotun. That's special!
Congratulation with your first 100 pics - gratulerer med dine første 100 bilder smile Love the cracks in the wall and the eyes of the sculpture. I look forward to the next 100...
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Aksel. Thanks a million.
  • chris p
  • the sunny Isle of Wight!
  • 31 Jan 2007, 19:22
Another member of the Shutterchance 100 club well done Ginnie, keep them coming smile Chris
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Yes, indeed, Chris. Thank you very much. smile
  • jelb
  • France
  • 31 Jan 2007, 21:05
Bonsoir,
Good frame and nice tones! Bravo!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jelb.
  • Madretz
  • Bay Area
  • 31 Jan 2007, 22:50
Oh! Congrats on post #100! Time flies!!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Mad, and thanks. Time does fly! Can you believe I just celebrated 2 years on In Soul?!?! That's where time has flown. smile
  • Ellie
  • 31 Jan 2007, 22:57
grin Welcome to the "Hundred Club" Ginnie (comment unashamedly copied from Chris!).

You're right you know. Apart from a few surprises now and then, everybody does have their own style even when the subject is basically the same. It's really nice to see, and learn.

I've learned something else today, here they're called "Key Stones". They lock an arch into place, I don't know if I've ever seen a modern one with a head like this. It's a great picture to celebrate with.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for the welcome, Ellie! It's an honor to be part of the club! smile

I love finding out the different ways we say things in the English language, don't you?! Like the difference between cattails and bullrushes, for instance. I actually think we use the capstone and keystone words interchangeably in America. It's just that OUR capstones will rarely look like this!

Thanks again for your welcome.
happy 100th photo ginnie! hope its not to cold in germany for you wink
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Genevieve. No, it's not too cold here for me--not yet! I did grow up in Michigan, after all, and know cold. However, in degrees it can be LESS cold here but FEEL colder because it's a damp cold, if that makes sense. It can go right through you! Our landlady here said it snowed one day last week when we were home. Rats! I'm sorry I missed it. Maybe it'll snow this time while we're here. Hope so. I miss it. smile
Happy 100 th, happy 100 th, happy 100th Ginnie, happy 100 th smile smile
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks, Zeb. smile
Just looking back at some of your older images - this was a very suitable 100 post. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart for looking back, Red Pen. Thank you kindly.

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