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If They Only Knew

This is a series of pics from my birthday weekend in June from Bruges, Belgium.

Part of the photo op from yesterday's horse break was this horse fountain from which the buggy drivers fetch water for their horses.  It is quite a spectacle and is like a parade, full of pomp and circumstance.
If the horses only knew how much attention they're getting!


[Today Donica and I fly to Ruth and Don's farm in Michigan for Farm Day tomorrow--one of our family traditions!  Back on Sunday and I'll see you again on Monday.  Have a great weekend!]


If They Only Knew

This is a series of pics from my birthday weekend in June from Bruges, Belgium.

Part of the photo op from yesterday's horse break was this horse fountain from which the buggy drivers fetch water for their horses.  It is quite a spectacle and is like a parade, full of pomp and circumstance.
If the horses only knew how much attention they're getting!


[Today Donica and I fly to Ruth and Don's farm in Michigan for Farm Day tomorrow--one of our family traditions!  Back on Sunday and I'll see you again on Monday.  Have a great weekend!]


comments (30)

there is a wonderful 'old-wordly' quality to this picture that i love Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fehinti. That's because it's a very old world there still. They are capitalizing on that feel. smile
I like the tone
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Yeni.
The water falls from the horses mouth? How cool is that!?!
Ginnie Hart: I know! smile Thanks, Mary.
I am very impressed with the tonal range, especially of the jacket.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Martin. Thanks.
What a lovely shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, PB.
  • Kay
  • 10 Aug 2007, 02:15
LOL! grin For a second, Ginnie, I was wondering if the horse was real...then I realized that water does not pour from horses' mouths like that! This is a great shot, very cleverly done. smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Kay. Glad I gave you a laugh. smile
Yes granny!! You right if they only knew. I like the tones here wink
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sweetie.
Why the long face?
Ginnie Hart: HA! grin
I believe that without writing my commentary, already you know what I mean... I like plus that the one of yesterday. Here I see represented better the Ginnie's style! wink Good WE too!
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Jose. Thanks. smile
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 10 Aug 2007, 09:43
This is a wonderfully composed and processed photograph Ginnie. The little boy, just behind the fountain is a really lovely touch. Just one very small crit, would be the slight lack of sharpness in the buggy driver's face. Otherwise, great. Enjoy your time at the farm. Many regards, Neil.
Ginnie Hart: There's always something wrong, isn't there, Neil! smile

We DO plan to have a great time at the farm. Thanks.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 10 Aug 2007, 10:38
Not ALWAYS Ginniesmile But, if you want me to be nice, I'll be nice - Great photo.
Ginnie Hart: Nothing not nice in what you said, Neil. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Aug 2007, 10:49
Awesome processing, sharpness and tones. I suspect an HDR trick up your sleeve. And maybe skin treatment? Excellent picture - if the horses knew how much time you spent on them...
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Louis, no HDR trick this time. Just the same ole' same ole'. smile Thanks. (You'd love how well the horses are taken care of!!!)
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 10 Aug 2007, 10:56
So nice. Something about both their faces looking down makes this very sweet. Great detail.
Ginnie Hart: I had't thought of that parallel, Ruth. How sweet. (We're at the Atlanta airport right now, waiting for our flight to YOU!)
good to go with this sepia tone.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your vote of confidence, Chantal! smile
  • Gale
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • 10 Aug 2007, 11:21
Love the colouring makes it look so old. What a cut looking horse..Great capture
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Gale. That means a lot.
This follows on so well from yesterdays horse shot - very appropriate. Nice tones - your photographs are always so crisp and clear!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: You're so very kind, Ingrid. Thanks.
The horse seems thirsty ! smile
Have a great week-end Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Flo. You too.
Well nice and the brown color shade suits the theme.
Ginnie Hart: Thank, Helen. I appreciate it.
  • blackdog
  • In Bath on dial up
  • 10 Aug 2007, 16:29
Oh yes yes YES! You succered me in with yesterdays shot. It took me 10 secs to realise this wasn't a horse. It was only when I thought "spitting into a bucket" I began to question...

Excellent. Mike
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it when we have to do a double-take on pics like this. Thanks, Mike.
  • Olaide
  • Fort Collins, CO USA
  • 10 Aug 2007, 16:53
beautiful tone, lovely PP
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Olaide.
What a nice 'pumphead'!
Ginnie Hart: I thought so as well, Wim. Thanks.
What a Ginniesque capture. I could tell a few stories with this
Ginnie Hart: I bet you could, Busola! Thanks.
Love this Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aussie. smile
  • Saed
  • Mashhad, Iran
  • 11 Aug 2007, 13:31
Interesting shot!
Ginnie Hart: Nothing quite like it, Saed. smile Thanks.
  • clarence
  • Irving, TX, USA
  • 11 Aug 2007, 14:13
Funny pic how the horse is providing water instead of drinking it.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly. Good point, Clarence! smile
An appropriate place to water the horses. Another great shot, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your kind support, Karen!
  • Tracy
  • 12 Aug 2007, 19:48
Hope you had a great weekend Ginnie,I have missed s/c while i have been away. Lovely shot smile
Ginnie Hart: So glad to have you back, Tracy! Thanks for stopping by again.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Aug 2007, 02:50
Great picture...very clear and crisp.
The base of this faucet is very like an ancient artifact I have seen and photographed in a number of places. I think it has hindu or pagan origin, and is a fertility symbol possibly representing the female.

I wonder if this resemblance is coincidental.
Ginnie Hart: Very fascinating, Ray. That would indeed be very interesting if true here.
Well composed Ginnie, me likes.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your support, Dotun, always!
Great water fountain, well presented.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Les!

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