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photoblog image Shooting the Breeze

Shooting the Breeze

I love the windows of Amsterdam!  I really notice when I see LIFE in them.
I asked this lady with my hands if I could take her pic.  She kindly gave permission...with a nod of her head (since she was on the phone).  And then I had to motion to her NOT to look at me!  The whole thing was comical (guess you had to be there!).

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Shooting the Breeze

I love the windows of Amsterdam!  I really notice when I see LIFE in them.
I asked this lady with my hands if I could take her pic.  She kindly gave permission...with a nod of her head (since she was on the phone).  And then I had to motion to her NOT to look at me!  The whole thing was comical (guess you had to be there!).

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (26)

  • Polly
  • Los Angeles
  • 29 Jul 2007, 01:10
i love slice of life stuff. very cool.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Polly. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
I like the colour and tones very much, and the lovely natural capture. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Roz! smile
good color tone
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal.
Really well caught Ginnie. She does look pretty natural sitting there. You must have a good way with your models? wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! I didn't think of her as a model but I guess she was, Chris. Thanks for your comment.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Jul 2007, 08:39
Lovely capture Ginnie! Can imagine its so nice to chat with a friend on the phone while watching the world go by.....
Petra
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Petra. You and I need to do that again!!! smile

Speaking of which, I'll be back in Amsterdam August 20-31!
Nice shot, is this the girl which her feet was on yesterday's post? probably not...
I really like how the white window breaks the brick wall, wonderfull contrast!

Kind regards,
Lu mik spastiek'
Ginnie Hart: No, Lu Mik, this is an entirely different person, on the ground floor. Yesterday's lady was 3 or 4 floors up in a different building. But that was a good thought. smile

Thanks again for stopping by and commenting.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 29 Jul 2007, 14:12
Super "candid" shot Ginnie and a lovely story to go with it. Wonderful. Many regards, Neil.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Neil.
Very nice shot Ginnie, very optimist !
A very good work on B&W tones too !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Zeb. smile
  • Pilgrim
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jul 2007, 16:01
Very nice candid Ginnie - nice treatment too. David.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, David.
Any chance you need a personal assistant for all this jetsetting?
Ginnie Hart: HA! You'd love it, Josie, I know. I'll put you at the top of the list if that day ever comes. smile
  • Louis
  • 29 Jul 2007, 16:45
If you haven't told the story, I would have thought it unposed. Great picture again.
Ginnie Hart: That's actually how I first found her, Louis, but since I was so conspicuous, I waited till she looked at me before proceeding. In the end, it was like at the beginning. smile Thanks.
She is so relaxed who would have thought she knew you were taking the shot. Nice one Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, she was very relaxed throughout the entire interchange, Tracy. It was fun. Thanks. smile
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 29 Jul 2007, 17:43
What a lovely glimpse of other peoples' lives. Your processing is spot on too. You have an unerring knack of knowing when and when not to process this way.
Ginnie Hart: You've made my day, Colin. Thank you!
I agree with everyone elses comments...simply awesome!! Well done Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, DD. You're a sweetheart.
These "candid" shots of windows and terraces of Amsterdam are making a great series. More more. Mike
Ginnie Hart: You will definitely get more, whether you want them or not, Mike. There aren't enough days on the calendar right now to show everything I've got to show!!! But I'll keep sprinkling in the Amsterdam pics here-n-there. Thanks for your support.
Ginnie, you have made a composition enviable. It enchants to me as the girl is natural in the window. Very good photo!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Jose. Thanks.
  • Saed
  • Mashhad, Iran
  • 29 Jul 2007, 22:04
Nice sepia and very good composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Saed.
I really like this one. She looks so relaxed, just like the place itself.
Ginnie Hart: Yes she does, Annie. Thanks. It was a fun memory.
  • Kay
  • 30 Jul 2007, 04:07
Wonderful framing and comp, Ginnie! This looks like it would make a nice stock photo. It also makes me feel relaxed (as anniedog said). smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing these are days when you need to feel relaxed, Kay, so I'm glad this pic helped. I'm so relieved with you that Gary is doing better!
There i was thinking she was your niece or a relative. Was going to ask you to hook me up. When travel to Amsterdam i hope youll give me the exact spot to i can woo this love RAPUNZEL. Perhaps shell let down her hair and let me climb up the window.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You are so wonderful, Busola. You're gonna make some woman very happy!
She does look very relaxed. I wouldn't have guessed she knew you were taking her picture. Definitely a far cry from the windows of Amsterdam one usually hears about. wink
Ginnie Hart: I never once thought of that, Red Pen...the "other" windows! How right you are!
Nice timing the picture looks very natural.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Will.
Brave Ginnie - I think I'd be a little too shy to ask for and take this shot!
Ginnie Hart: I'm getting braver in my old age, Bernie. You only live once (as the same person, that is). grin
Nice candid. Did you get her phone number. She looks quite nice. My wife won't mind. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: HA! No, Dave. I'm afraid it never entered my mind! smile
Great shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, PB!
  • mal
  • 8 Aug 2007, 21:15
this is a cracker Ginnie! right place right time. mal
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Mal, for backtracking. Thanks! smile

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