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Up Close and Personal

This is a series of pics from when we were at the family cottage in Michigan over the Fourth of July.

Here they are again--Uncle Don, Nicholas and Audrey (from yesterday's pic)--coming in for a landing.
What's so funny about this pic is how serious the kids are because the rest of the time they were giggling and whooping it up.  Surely they trusted Uncle Don!

This boat, by the way, has the character of an old saint!


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Up Close and Personal

This is a series of pics from when we were at the family cottage in Michigan over the Fourth of July.

Here they are again--Uncle Don, Nicholas and Audrey (from yesterday's pic)--coming in for a landing.
What's so funny about this pic is how serious the kids are because the rest of the time they were giggling and whooping it up.  Surely they trusted Uncle Don!

This boat, by the way, has the character of an old saint!


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (34)

Nice Shot. Lovely PP Granny!!! :d
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Nacha. smile
Lovely capture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie.
I love the soft lighting and texture on the boat. Great family pic.
Ginnie Hart: It's one of my favorites, Will. Thanks.
wonderful portrait! perfect in b&w!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you very much, Lizzie.
I love this even more than yesterdays!!!!

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Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Patrick. Yesterday's was more the context for today's, except that no one knew then what I was doing today. smile
Looks like a pack of adventurers. What a great place for kids (and adults) to play!
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Martin. It's like heaven for all of us when we're there.
  • Ted
  • http://rothphotos.blogspot.com/
  • 24 Jul 2007, 04:35
Your family is beautiful, but I really dig that boat and its reflection and the sense of journey. This shot reaches well beyond the family snapshot genre.
Ginnie Hart: You are so very kind to say that, Ted. Thanks a million.
They look very cosy together. Nice picture!
Ginnie Hart: Yes they do, Wim. Everyone feels cozy with Don. He's our big cuddly bear. smile Thanks.
Ive seen and heard so much about Ruth and Donica. Its almost as if i know them. I hope to meet them when i finally get to meet you.
Ginnie Hart: I guess I tend to be pretty transparent, Busola, so yes, once you've seen me, you've seen them all. smile
I like it, a very nice family pic. In twenty years time Nicholas and Audrey will love this one smile
Ginnie Hart: In 20 years Nicholas and Audrey with be like my children's generation, enjoying the next generation (their own kids) and reminding each other of what they were doing when they were this age. You are so right, Aksel!
Ah yes...no smiles and giggles this time. It's funny how kids pick that up right away...Uncle D sure isn't smiling, either! B-) You know, I kinda see the family resemblance between Nicholas and Don...?
Ginnie Hart: Nicholas and his mother would be very honored to hear about that resemblance, H. Sometimes we're too close to see it ourselves!

I have a feeling Don was explaining every little thing he was doing right about now in this pic. smile
The first thing that struck me was the look on the kids faces..Another nice shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: They certainly got serious all of a sudden, didn't they, Shakara! Thanks.
Ginnie the expressions on the childrens faces made me think "Oh uncle Don is that it why do we have to go back we were having so much fun" nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe you're right, Tracy! They certainly sobered up all of a sudden. "NO NO NO, Uncle Don. Please don't take us home yet!"
Yes, I can see that childlike trust here. Lovely shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fehinti!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Jul 2007, 11:02
Excellent picture and where are the clouds?

The character of an old saint? You got me wondering about old saints. Wet on the underside?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Have you worked in assisted living as I have, Louis! smile

No clouds in this pic. smile
good choice for this color tone
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal.
"Loving" capture Ginnie. This is the best of the series for me so far...
Ginnie Hart: It's definitely one of my favorites, Bridge. Those kids are just precious with Uncle Don! Thanks.
Another shot to be proud of Ginnie. Really like this one - the facial expressions make this one for me. The monochrome treatment enhances the picture too. Well done. David.
Ginnie Hart: The facial expressions make it for me as well, David. Thanks.
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 24 Jul 2007, 14:26
those are some serious expressions, could be discovering america for all i know...
Ginnie Hart: HA! You gave me my laugh for the day, Sam. grin
là, c'est uen photo gandiose. vraiment très beau
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, O-P.
really nice image Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, sir!
Great shot. Just look at those faces. Docking is serious business. smile
One of my favorites from your series, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're so right, Red Pen, about the docking business. smile This is one of my favorites as well. Glad you like it.
Another romantic image. well done
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chad.
Has definately caught my eye more than that of yesterday's. They should trust him...the look in his eyes look as though he's done this so many times. Lovely shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Ngozi. He knows what he's doing, for sure. Thanks.
Very well done, perfect composition and clever use of B&W !!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, as always, Zeb.
Nice composition. I like the framing. It seems Uncle Don is a very good swimmer, as he is enjoying without any life jacket. ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Sarthak, Uncle Don's a good swimmer. Don't know what the Michigan boat laws are but we always have the kids in life jackets! Thanks.
I`m really enjoying this series. This is particularly lovely. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Roz. Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • In Bath on dial up
  • 24 Jul 2007, 18:57
Great composition and I love the expressions - the chaps all look so worried! Mike
Ginnie Hart: HA! I know. That's what's so funny about this pic, Mike. I never saw their concern until I transferred the pic. The rest of the time they really were giggling and having so much fun. Talk about catching a moment in time when the camera does not lie!
  • Petra
  • 24 Jul 2007, 21:05
Great one for the family albums Ginnie....lovely toning!
Petra
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Petra. This is definitely one of my favorites.
Look at you, 31 comments you go girl ! It helps to have great shots of course. The tone I would have had a little less color ( from the guy that hates photoshop ! ). Why do I always want to call you dear !!!! ? Sometimes I think I actually know you guys, boy do I have to get a life. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! You are so funny, Johhny. I think we DO know each other!! smile

Anyway, you'll maybe like today's (Wednesday's) color tones better? Same boat, different setting.
It is certain, the children does not seem that they are very happy! But as you say, it would be only that momentwink Very pretty photo! smile
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Jose, just that one moment! And then they were laughing again! Thank you.
Great natural shot. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Dave.
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK.
  • 27 Jul 2007, 15:02
Uncle Tom grapples desperately with a stuck throttle. It's wide open and, try as he might, he can do nothing to shut it off.

Meanwhile, Nicholas and Audrey stare ahead fixedly. The jetty is dead ahead and on it, Auntie Ginnie, pointing some sort of device at them, is growing at an alarming rate.

Drama aside, this is a beautiful family shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Now you've given me quite a smile, Colin! grin Thanks.
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK.
  • 27 Jul 2007, 15:05
Er...Uncle DON, that should be. (Call yourself a technical author, chunter? You're fired!)
Ginnie Hart: HA! And here I thought you did that on purpose! smile No, you're not fired!!

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