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photoblog image A Friendly Burano Chat?

A Friendly Burano Chat?

Immediately after docking in Burano, 7 km away from Venice, we walked along the canal into town as the sun was setting.
I really don't know if this chat was friendly but they sure did catch my eye (on the other side of the canal).  

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

A Friendly Burano Chat?

Immediately after docking in Burano, 7 km away from Venice, we walked along the canal into town as the sun was setting.
I really don't know if this chat was friendly but they sure did catch my eye (on the other side of the canal).  

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

comments (44)

This is great. What a slice of life. I think he's getting an earful.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Red Pen. smile Thanks.
  • Ellie
  • UK
  • 6 Dec 2007, 00:28
He looks a bit like a naughty boy grin

Great shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: HA! You may be right. I took an entire sequence of shots and have them up on my other blog, in case it might change your mind:

Thanks, Ellie.
The sepia gives this a very nice old fashioned look. It could be from the past.
Ginnie Hart: That entire town felt like from the past, Mary. It was wonderful! Thanks.
Very nice. Has a very nice feel to it. Great picture.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, ChiChi.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 6 Dec 2007, 04:53
Geweldig, stunning picture Ginnie, just this split second of life is telling: 'don't you ever mess around whith me any more'. The way the shoulders of the man are 'hanging' priceless, LOL at Ellie, I thought the same thing grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! Those split seconds can be very telling, Astrid! I took several shots of this conversation and got quite the kick out of it. Thank you!
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 6 Dec 2007, 05:05
Ginnie, this shot reminds me of a story I've heard on NPR (National Public Radio) the other day about a dispute in a Sicilian family between a mother and her son. A son sued his mother that she doesn't give him enough pocket money, does a terrible job in the kitchen, and beats him all the time. She argued to the judge that he comes home late, is lazy and always complains.
The mother was 90 and her son was 60.
Ginnie Hart: What a wonderful story to share with us, Viktor. LOL. I guess the older sons who live at home should be ready for a tongue-lashing if they don't shape up. Oh my. Thanks for sharing this! smile
  • rags
  • United States
  • 6 Dec 2007, 05:16
the talk seems so intense! Someone will be sleeping on the couch if you know what i mean ; )
Ginnie Hart: HA! So true, Kanyi. smile Thanks.
  • Roland
  • France
  • 6 Dec 2007, 06:39
Hi hi h : They're very lovely ! I'm trying to imagine what she's saying...
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Roland. This is when we wish we were flies on the wall. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Dec 2007, 06:52
A nice, very typical Italian scene/scenery, open for our thoughts and 'verhaaltjes' (see VZ and other members) The 'Mamma" wears the breeches, I think, and he listens to her, that is hopeful, no aggressive atmosphere! I like that we cannot see the face of the man/husband and his possible reactions/miming, this is for me a kind of discreetness (Dezenz) of the photograph which I really estimate!
Ginnie Hart: If you saw the entire series, Philine, you might be surprised by the many turns of the conversation. It was hard to know exactly what was going on. But VERY Italian, I'd say! smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 6 Dec 2007, 07:27
Oh, I love it Ginnie, her face has such character and the scene around her is just perfect.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Aussie. It made my day! smile Thanks.
Sepia is the perfect choice for this great, candid photograph. I certainly do not think this imposing mama is whispering sweet nothings! I adore the picture perfect vistas of the eternally photogenic Venice, but this slice of reality has so much charm. It strikes me that many of these properties will have no garden to speak of, therefore, everyday life must be a very public affair. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Roz. This was happening right out in open as we walked into town from off the boat. It amazed me! Thanks for your wonderful comment.
  • Ann
  • 6 Dec 2007, 07:54
You have taken so well her expression, that we would like to know what they are talking about ... Sepia was a very clever choice, because we could think it is an old photo ... I like it !!! Ann
Ginnie Hart: The whole place feels so "old country," Ann. I love it. And yes, don't we all wonder what they were talking about! Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Dec 2007, 07:57
Where the hell have you been all night!! I've been slaving over the WASHING and you have been out with who ever.
I have seen this pic before of yours and it makes me laugh every time.
Nice conversion on this post.smile
Even the bottle of water is trying to blend in with the wall so not to get her mad!!wink
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Now I'm ready to split a gasket, Tracy, because I was already laughing. Yup. Some things are universal, aren't they! grin Thank you!
  • Shakara
  • on the spot
  • 6 Dec 2007, 08:30
Seems like somebody is in trouble !!
Ginnie Hart: HA! It kinda looks like it, Shakara! smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Dec 2007, 08:45
I love your series of body language- like a film, I find body language always interesting and I think you have chosen the best pic/'turn of conversation' for this photoblog!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Philine. I agree that body language really says a lot. Sometimes it speaks better than our words!
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Dec 2007, 08:50
a tremendous slice of everyday life...a very nice coversion.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Dec 2007, 09:33
The way he holds his head : Guilty as charged, or maybe he is just taking evasive action against the load of decibels.

Excellent picture that speaks for itself.

Love VZ's story.
Ginnie Hart: The truth of the story appears to be working itself out throughout this day, Louis. smile I love it. Thanks.
Interestingly likable grin
Ginnie Hart: You got yourself off the hook with that one, Suby, by the skin of your teeth! grin Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Dec 2007, 10:55
She..."Are we still ok [nudge, wink] for tonight then, Luigi?"
He..."Well...yes, but are your sure your husband is going to work a double shift?"

Great shot, Ginnie. Love your hliday snaps. [grin]
Ginnie Hart: The saga is becoming more and more interesting, Ray. smile Thanks for your addition!
  • Ferdi
  • South Africa
  • 6 Dec 2007, 11:27
Can I borrow some brown sugar ? Stunning photo Ginnie. And the frame works well with the sepia.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Yes, of course you can, Ferdi. smile Thanks.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 6 Dec 2007, 11:37
You've stolen an everyday life moment from Burano smilewink and made our imagination run, as so many stories pass through our minds...
Ginnie Hart: I did definitely feel as though I stole this moment, Lina. But hopefully they haven't missed it. smile Thank you kindly.
This is a wonderful candid catch Ginnie, and the tones are also beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Sesan. Thank you!
Nicely done once again ! The expression of the woman is wonderful !
Ginnie Hart: Don't you just love her face, Zeb?! Thank you.
I didn't go to Burano while in Venice last year... but Murano is not that different anyway... typical italian behavour : talking ! smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Typical the world over? Maybe. smile Thanks, Flo.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 6 Dec 2007, 14:12
Complaining about the neighbors, I am sure. This is a great street shot. The body language is phenomenal.
Ginnie Hart: Don't need an interpreter for this one, right, Martin? smile Thanks.
Life is: a lot of days of everyday life.
Ginnie Hart: Yup! You're right, Wim! Thanks. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 6 Dec 2007, 15:24
Some things are universal! I am just sure he forgot to pick up the milk on his way home from the officesmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Maybe so, Kathryn. Kinda makes you wonder. smile Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 6 Dec 2007, 15:25
A splendid writing prompt, just what I need to start a fictional short story. But my take is that they are not married, and she is gossiping about someone for whom he is looking for an excuse . . . hmmm.

Gorgeous, and wonderful in b&w! Such beautiful elements in the frame. I love it.
Ginnie Hart: A fictional short story, Ruth? Oh, pray tell!! smile We've got so many stories floating around right now I bet we could make a good short story of them all! smile Thanks, my dear.
Very nice capture Ginnie. She seems to shout at him. He's got a punished child attitude!
Ginnie Hart: HA! You speak as one who knows, Richard? Oh, surely not! smile How funny. I love it. Thanks.
Very editorial. I like it a lot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, David, for stopping by and commenting! That means a lot to me.
Hi Ginnie, The weather there is probably better as it is here , Its raining CATS and DOGS. HAH. The woman and the man are so typical ITALIAN. That makes me want to go back there!!! Friendy people they are in my memorysmile

Today I posted for a change some portraits of my DOG , why not? Its raining "cats and Dogs" See if you like her too?smile

Have a good daysmile JOANN
Ginnie Hart: The weather here in AMS is probably similar to yours there near by me, JoAnn. You make me laugh! You can never remember where I am, can you. (That's why I write it on each post!) Thanks.
" Fredo if I'a catch you doing that again.. your Mama isa gonna fetch you one!"

Great shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I'm loving these imaginary conversations, Bill. smile Thanks.
This is so scary!!! ... My word I thought my mum had her moments ... but heck! ''Mum all is forgiven.''
I'm pretty damn envious that you got this shot Ginnie. richard.
Ginnie Hart: HAHA, Richard! I love it. I have a feeling your mum had it easy in comparison to this one. smile Thanks.
wow! quel portrait grandiose! j'adore
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, O-P. smile
Nicely spotted and captured Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Bernie.
  • blackdog
  • Another World
  • 6 Dec 2007, 21:43
Always your strongest work imho. Another great candid shot capturing the key moment. Good idea not to use colour - the Burano effect would have distracted from the subject.
Ginnie Hart: You're one who has consistently encouraged me with these people shots, Mike. Thank you kindly!
  • lasiate
  • Philippines
  • 6 Dec 2007, 21:46
j'ai l'impression de revenir 35 ans en arrière dans mon coin de campagne
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that the truth, Lasiate! Thanks for stopping by.
  • Chris
  • very wet & very windy
  • 6 Dec 2007, 22:13
So many captions grin fine candid Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chris, as always!
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 9 Dec 2007, 05:15
Love the color tones on this one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Thomas, for backtracking. Thank you.
Great moment. Great shot. I like this!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart to backtrack, José-Angel. Thank you.
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 10 Dec 2007, 17:29
Wonderful shot, Ginnnie....so many every day details to look at. I love that little lean of hers to his straight and attentive stance.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Suzanne, for stopping by!
  • Kay
  • Portland, OR
  • 13 Dec 2007, 01:15
Wonderful processing on this one. It's so fitting. smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Kay! smile
I haven't visited for awhile Ginnie, but am certainly glad I stumbled my way back smile This image is gorgeous...the reality of the people reminds me of Stieglitz, and the tones of the building reminds me of Atget. So beautiful...
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, Julie, to backtrack and comment. Thanks a million!
  • Dave Wilkins
  • Ireland
  • 28 Dec 2007, 11:09
No offence to women, but she has a look that I wouldn't like to tangle with smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! No offense taken, David! smile Happy New Year!

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