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Here's BUSOLA!
(bu-SO-la)
I could have titled this Lady's Man or The Charmer, because that's who he is.  Well, let's just say all the single women talk about him as the Big Flirt.  And I could tell you much more, but we'll leave it at that.

He charmed the socks off of me a long time ago, so when we finally met at the SC meet-up this past Saturday, I felt like I had met my long-lost Nigerian son. 
I guess that means I've adopted you, Busola!


Did you notice I'm in the Green ShMood on this one, Folks!  Be gentle with me because this is my first ever collage and I still really don't have much of a clue!  But I am gonna learn, by golly, even if it kills me (which it almost did yesterday), because it really is a fast way to get you many photos at once!  Maybe by the end of this week I'll have it down pat.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Self-Portraiting


Here's BUSOLA!
(bu-SO-la)
I could have titled this Lady's Man or The Charmer, because that's who he is.  Well, let's just say all the single women talk about him as the Big Flirt.  And I could tell you much more, but we'll leave it at that.

He charmed the socks off of me a long time ago, so when we finally met at the SC meet-up this past Saturday, I felt like I had met my long-lost Nigerian son. 
I guess that means I've adopted you, Busola!


Did you notice I'm in the Green ShMood on this one, Folks!  Be gentle with me because this is my first ever collage and I still really don't have much of a clue!  But I am gonna learn, by golly, even if it kills me (which it almost did yesterday), because it really is a fast way to get you many photos at once!  Maybe by the end of this week I'll have it down pat.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (44)

Lovely 1st collage Ginnie, loved the top shot on your camera, love it even more here grin

All the images work well together
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mr. Suby. We'll never be the same on SC after Saturday, will we! I quite like that. smile
  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Sep 2007, 00:28
This great Gin and you'd never know It was your first. Yo Busola, you were late, what's up with that ? You, Skee and Jide I really wanted to meet but I found other friends instead like my Sis, Shakara, our hosts, Duane, John and Steve, ok and lloyd. Gin, I only took 2 shots and the one of you is with that blasted camera in front of your face. The rest of this year is taken up but I will be going to Photokina ( Cologne ) again so maybe we can meet there.
Ginnie Hart: Busola arrived WAAAAAY too late, for sure, Johhny. So sorry you missed him. But I got to see YOU and that's what matters to me. It was such a lovely experience and I'll never forget you. Thanks!
I'm so happy to see images from the meet-up here, Ginnie. Thanks for sharing. And good job with the collage. smile
Ginnie Hart: It's hard to be creative with so many shots and not really knowing how to do collages the way I see them in my mind's eye, Red Pen. But at least you get the idea. Thanks for your kind support.
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 11 Sep 2007, 00:44
I am envious. This does look like such a fun gathering. The team approach to photography at the top is amusing.
Ginnie Hart: Can you tell that Busola and I were shooting into a mirror at the top? Maybe that's a no-brainer. Anyway, since Busola and I go a long way back (on SC), it was fun to do a collage just of him (and me). Thanks, Martin.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Sep 2007, 00:45
First attempt? Wow...very professional-looking to me, Ginnie.
All the images are excellent...you found two very good-looking subjects here.
Eeerr...is that an anti-tank bazooka you are holding? [grin]
Ginnie Hart: You're way too kind, Ray. I can see things in my creative mind but don't yet know all the ins and outs for execution. Maybe some day. But thanks for your support, as always.

That camera really does look huge on me! So now you know why I picked the smaller camera body of the Canon Rebel/400D/Kiss! I saw the 5D and the 10/20D cameras on Saturday and knew why I don't have them. And I'm not even talking about the lenses! smile The bodies are huge.
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Sep 2007, 01:03
Your montage works really well,really well balanced. I especially like the top image
Ginnie Hart: Well, you are kind, Jose Ann! Thank you. I can see things in my mind but don't yet know how to execute them. I think I'll have to ask Flo how she does hers because I love what she's doing.
I'll be easy on you because, as you know, I don't use Photoshop or make collages. Love this though, Ginnie as I'm going to love this whole series.
Ginnie Hart: You are so kind, Mary. It's been fun to work with these photos after the event because it's keeping everyone very alive!
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 11 Sep 2007, 02:53
Very well done, Ginnie. I echo all the comments made so far. You did such a wonderful job on the pics, and you know, this is my favorite series of yours, because it allows me to meet a few friends I've chatted with so long at Shutterchance!

Busola - LOL grin Busola -- you know we're all jokin' with you. You are also very sweet...like our Ginnie, here. smile

Like Martin, I'm bummed because I couldn't fly out to be there with you all. Next best thing are these pics!
Ginnie Hart: Well, I hope everyone can look past my humble attempt at creating a half-way decent collage, Kay, to see the people! That's what you see and I am so glad. I feel very honored to give glimpses into what I saw on Saturday!

Maybe next year we'll see you and Martin! smile
  • bisola
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Sep 2007, 04:05
smile Not to worry Ginnie. I didn't even think for once that your collage was not 'up to it' until you mentioned it yourself!

So Busola is the ladies' man, eh?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Next time I'll keep my mouth shut, Bisola. But seriously, I see things in my mind that I want to do but don't yet know how to execute. This is a start and I really appreciate your support.

And yes, Busola is definitely a ladies' man. grin
A very good effort... Ginne, you can only get better. A good selection of pics as well.
Ginnie Hart: I like your encouragement, Skee. Thanks. smile You're coming up soon but I never had the "history" with you as I did Busola. You are brand new to me, so I feel like I met a new friend. I just wish I had spent more time with you (deep down I'm really quite shy around some people, believe it or not). Tomorrow. smile
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • 11 Sep 2007, 05:52
Looks like you guys had a lot of fun over the weekend!!
Ginnie Hart: We did, urbana8! Maybe next year you and Bernie (and even Abby) can come! smile
Nice to meet you Busola, more Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: HA! That poor guy will never live this down, will he! grin
I totally love this collage Ginnie! I agree with Rav, it is professional looking. Lovin' the look of that big ol' lens on your camera! Feels like you could KISS that rebel! smile
Ginnie Hart: Well, Mad, you're too kind but I'm quite sure I could learn a thing or two from you! I see it in my mind's eye but don't yet know how to execute it!

I did get KISSed, didn't I! smile
Fantastic collage, Ginnie! So well balanced - hugely impessed. Such a treat to be seen these photographs of fellow shutterchancers, too.(:o)
Ginnie Hart: You're too sweet, Roz. It makes me only want to do better. But the main thing is that you'll definitely be seeing your fellow SCers! That's the point. Thanks.
Wow you do get around Ginnie. Great to see the faces behind the photos.Good to meet you all... Keep them rolling. cool collage.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Gale. I will definitely keep them rolling because I want you to see all the SCers that were there.
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 11 Sep 2007, 07:59
Nice one .. Busola was in true form on Saturday !!
Ginnie Hart: Yes he was, Shakara. And you'll be on stage tomorrow, along with some others. grin Thanks.
Im lost for words. I just woke up and.... Ginnie i love you. Thank you for this. It is lovely. Ginnie youve got to post this to me.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Look what happens when you wake up. grin (But I just remembered that you're on vacation this week, so I hope you catch up on your sleep!)

Thanks for knowing we all love you, Busola. And I mean it sincerely when I say that you are much better in real life than I ever imagined. A REAL charmer, not just a virtual one. smile
Im still fiddling with the one i took of us. Lets hope i can make it half as good as yours.
Ginnie Hart: I'm quite sure yours will be wonderful, Busola. I sure have enjoyed your last 2 little girl pics. smile
Wow nice collage, it works for me.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Sarthak. smile
  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Sep 2007, 10:56
u did well Ginnie. U did really well smile
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Deji. Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Sep 2007, 11:11
Ginnie you should be proud of yourself you have made a fantastic job of your collage. Who would have thought you had never done it before.Nice to put faces to names by the way. So pleased to meet you even though through S/C. Love the collection you have put together.smile
Ginnie Hart: Well, I AM proud up to a certain extent, Tracy, but I need to feel like I can make it be exactly as I picture it, damn perfectionist that I am. You're very kind. Thank you. smile
Very nicely done Ginnie ! Wouldn't even try to do this !
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, after trying, I almost gave up until I figured some things out. It seems like I'm always learning stuff the hard, round-about way! sad
That's great Ginnie ! And your collage is effective as well !
Nice idea to introduce us to others SCers !!! Impatient to be tomorrow.
Ginnie Hart: YOU are the one I wanted here at my shoulder yesterday (and today!), Flo! I see you as the collage expert on SC! Let's see if I can keep figuring things out! But thanks for your support and confidence.
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 11 Sep 2007, 12:25
Good to put some faces to names, and your presentation looks fine to me. If it was me then I think I would apply a drop shadow to each image to make it stand out a bit more but yours is fine.
Ginnie Hart: A drop shadow would have been an excellent idea, Les. Maybe I'll do it one of these days. Thanks for your encouragement.
Ginnie, have a look at your personnal mail.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Flo. You're a sweetheart!
Very nice collage
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal. I'm learning as I go. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Sep 2007, 12:36
Great collage - looks fine to me. Nice idea to shoot yourself and Busola in the mirror. I agree - he does look an absolute charmer!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: HA! You can see it all over him, can't you! smile Thanks, Ingrid.
The first picture is the winner smile You are too cute together, lol grin
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Sweetie! smile
excellent capture - well done G!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ade. Hope you're off to a good week!
Looks like a fun day Ginnie and nice to see the faces behind the photos.
Ginnie Hart: It was indeed a nice day, Bernie. Maybe next year your whole family can come, especially since you're all on SC. smile
  • Dudee
  • Purwokerto, Indonesia
  • 11 Sep 2007, 15:03
hehehe..
a funny shot Granny Gin, I'm happy to see this images wink
Ginnie Hart: It was very fun, Dudee. Glad you're enjoying it. smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 11 Sep 2007, 15:17
Ah, you're both adorable. I love this collage, very very nice. It's cool how you included the cameras, so appropriate for you shutterbugs. Great job! Can't wait for more, more, more.
Ginnie Hart: You're definitely gonna get more, more, more, Ruth. smile Thanks for your support and encouragement.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Sep 2007, 16:56
Hell, I would like to see how you are going to improve on this. So let that be a challenge.

BTW you and the others were so busy with the cameras - was there any talking? smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! You have really tickled me, Louis. Well, the rest of the week you'll see collages and I'll let you be the judge. I must say, however, that I'm starting to get the hang of it. smile Thanks.
couldve left the shmood red ginnie...nice collage and liking the selfies as well...
Ginnie Hart: You're too kind, Sam. But thanks anyway. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 11 Sep 2007, 19:18
I can see you had a great time there!!!
First collage?? And already a pro?? They look just great to me.
Oh and by the way...nice to meet you and your camera grin
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Lina. Thank you kindly.
Doesn't look like your first collage - I think it's fab smile

I like the pics too - looks like people having a good time
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Aksel. We had a great time, all of us! Thanks.
  • Judy from Sunny Southern California
  • California
  • 11 Sep 2007, 23:29
Ginnie - Love meeting your SC friends. Makes us all feel like friends! Tell me - what would / could be better about your collage? Looks PERFECT to me. Anxious for more pics.
Ginnie Hart: You are such a fan, Judy. I think anything would look perfect to you. You are such an encouragement to me, which I do appreciate, I hope you know. More pics you will definitely get. smile Thanks.
  • Steve
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Sep 2007, 23:38
A brilliant first collage Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Steve. Thanks.
Amused collage, Ginnie. You have learned very fast!
Ginnie Hart: And I keep learning, Jose. grin Thanks.
I've got nothing to add to these comments. (Except that now I want to do collages too.) Beautiful photos, well put together. Great work, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I'm starting to get a knack for them, Karen. But the first day was a bit like hell, if you want to know the truth. I had to laugh last night when Donica came home from work because I was as High as I had been Low the day before. smile Thank you kindly for your support and encouragement.
Great sequence of shots. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dave, for your kind support.
  • moi moi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2007, 13:32
great collage Ginnie. Thanks for the expose on Busola the ladies man! lol!! smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Someone had to let it out! grin Thanks, Moi Moi.
Nice to see that smile
Ginnie Hart: Yup. smile
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 24 Jun 2008, 06:29
Nice to see you Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. And thanks for back-tracking to here, Zohre. smile

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