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Corfu Bells


In Corfu town on the Greek isle of Corfu.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Corfu Bells


In Corfu town on the Greek isle of Corfu.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (31)

  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Nov 2007, 00:31
This might be the first "traditional" tourist shot in your series, Ginnie.
But...it's an excellent one. The tiled roof is a great foundation for the image.
Ginnie Hart: I think I left my traditional, fundamentalist, conservative ways a long time ago, Ray. So I'm glad if this is the first (and only?) "traditional" photo. smile Thank you kindly.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 21 Nov 2007, 00:34
Love the atmosphere created by that sky.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Aussie. It was just getting ready to rain!
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 21 Nov 2007, 02:06
Nice subdued colors smile Your travel photos are making me very impatient for my trip!
Ginnie Hart: So glad you're having a trip, Jewlya, but have you told us where/when? I love to travel! smile Thanks.
  • Roger
  • United States
  • 21 Nov 2007, 02:19
This is great. Love the clouds? Where is the hunch back?
Ginnie Hart: HA! The hunchback was nowhere to be found, Roger! smile Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 21 Nov 2007, 03:34
it looks like a sad and gloomy place. I love the way the clouds and the roof seem to blend. Lovely image!
Ginnie Hart: It was just getting ready to rain, Kanyi, after a sunny day. In converting this to B&W, it all seemed much gloomier. Thanks.
This is a great B&W treatment! Lovely!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Kathleen, for stopping by and commenting. Welcome again to SC!
tu as pris l'essentiel. magnifique
Ginnie Hart: As always, O-P, thanks a million.
What a great contrast to yesterday`s shot. Dark and brooding. The silhouette of the twin bells is a great focal point yet, amazingly, the rest of the photograph is rich in detail. It seems to me that you now have complete control of your lovely new camera. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well I don't know about that "complete control of [my]...camera," Roz. Maybe I'm getting better at PhotoShop! Anyway, we did have a sunny day until the very end when it started to rain. By then, it didn't matter. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Nov 2007, 06:40
An impressive silhouette! And I can imagine how it sounds when the churchclocks are tinkling all over the isle! But, sorry, the sky has changed after the wonderful morning (yesterday), I had expected a bright, blue sky and a sunny day!
Ginnie Hart: It actually had been a sunny day, Philine, until just at the very end when we all had to get back to the ship. By then, the rain came pouring down, but it didn't matter any more. Thank you.
A beautiful shaped bell tower, a pity that it is so dark.
Ginnie Hart: It was just getting ready to rain, Wim, and I thought the contrast to yesterday's shot (the morning of the same day) was significant. Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • Bath on dial up!
  • 21 Nov 2007, 07:49
I wouldn't say this was standard tourist fare at all. I find this quite gloomy and Hemingway and 'for whom the bell tolls' leapt into my mind.

Should also say it is a masterful photograph; composition, shadow detail and exposure make for a sombre but moving piece of work.
Ginnie Hart: "For whom the bell tolls!" Why didn't I think of that, Mike! Leave it to you. smile If anyone would like this gloom, I guess it'd be you! smile Thanks, my friend.
  • Shakara
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Nov 2007, 07:56
Trademark Ginnie shot .. Well done
Ginnie Hart: Trademark? Hmmm. I'll have to think about that one, Shakara. smile Thanks.
  • José-Angel
  • Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Barcelona) Catalonia
  • 21 Nov 2007, 08:00
I like much the silhouette of the bell tower on that gray sky! A guessed right frame. However, also he would be interesting to have clarify the dark zone so that the textures of stones of the building had stood out, right? smile
Ginnie Hart: I actually considered brightening this up, José-Angel, but decided to leave the detail just barely perceptible. Thanks.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 21 Nov 2007, 08:14
This shot reminds me of the missions in CA. It is gloomy with the the shapes and textures of the structures against the dark sky. Very nice.
Ginnie Hart: The missions of CA! Yes, indeed, Kathryn. I was trying to figure out why these bell towers seemed so familiar. That's it. They were everywhere in Corfu, in almost every block! Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Nov 2007, 08:26
Oh sorry, I think of (church-) bells (not clocks- your collecting- hobby)
Ginnie Hart: Now I'm also collecting bells, Philine! smile Thank you.
Live the little bits of blue in the sky. Makes me know that this is a colour photograph, not b & w
Ginnie Hart: Yes. Mary. Good eye. The day had been beautiful and then all of a sudden, right at the end, before we headed back to the ship, it started to rain! Thanks.
Very moody picture. well composed and captured. nice one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Moody is a good word, Gishan. I actually love moody weather like this. smile Thanks.
Great atmosphere here Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I actually like this kind of atmosphere, Richard. That's probably because I Love storms. smile Thanks.
A lot of Greek shots have blue sky and all white buildings...this is diferent from that, and I like it....like the mood in this one..
Ginnie Hart: You're so right, Aksel. I hadn't thought of that. Hmmm. Guess I had to be different. smile Thanks.
  • Ferdi
  • South Africa
  • 21 Nov 2007, 11:39
Very dramatic / mid evil look ! Great picture Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: "Mid evil" look. I like that, Ferdi. smile Thanks.
very good composition
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
Nice moodly shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bernie. I happen to be one who really likes moods like this. Rather than depress me, they invigorate me! (Sometimes I think I'm very weird!)
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Nov 2007, 13:59
Heck of a storm brewing. The bells pealing to call the fishermen back from the sea. The wifes and daughters standing at the quayside wringing their hands in anguish. The boys are having a great time with an old ball on the football field.

You see what you can bring about with your excellent pictures. Excellent shot and you captured the drama. Now we must get PhotoSam to sell it smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! You get PhotoSam to sell it and I'll publish your text alongside of it and we'll have a cheery go at it. After the commission, I'll be happy to get a penny for posterity! grin

Thanks, Louis, as always.
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Nov 2007, 14:25
i love the brooding atmosphere here.
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely brooding, David. Thank you kindly.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 21 Nov 2007, 15:30
Very dramatic shot Ginnie, love the atmosphere, but what is wrong with a traditional picture?? (my kingdom for a tradional shot like this tongue tongue )
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, some of my photos will just have to be traditional, and that's all there is to it, Astrid. Donica told me the other day that she wanted to see some of the touristy shots. HA! There you have it. Thanks as always.
I like the monochromatic feel of this Ginnie. Looks like it was going to pour with rain any moment!
Ginnie Hart: It was just minutes later, as we headed back to the ship, that the heavens let loose. Yes, Bill! Thanks.
Was this the remnants of a set for those Clint Eastwood ''Spaghetti Westerns''? If so your '''shooooting''' angle is very apt smile richard.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Maybe so, Richard. smile Thanks.
This is a very portentious looking sky. It does look almost black and white.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: That's what it felt like, indeed, Ingrid. The skies let loose as we headed back to the ship...and after we had a day of wonderful looking around! Thanks.
  • Chris
  • Lost in space!
  • 21 Nov 2007, 20:16
For whom the bell tolls Ginnie! Looks like a storm brewing too?
Ginnie Hart: Yes and Yes! Thanks, Chris.
I like very much this heavy atmosphere due to the sky. Very well done Ginnie !!
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes the sky is the photo, isn't it, Zeb! Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Nov 2007, 16:49
Very stormy looking sky hope you did not get wet.smile
Ginnie Hart: Only as we went back to the ship, Tracy. But we were troopers by then. smile Thanks.

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