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Strumming Along


In Antoni Gaudí's Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain.

(For those of you who first looked and didn't find me today, I put the wrong date on this!!!)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

Strumming Along


In Antoni Gaudí's Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain.

(For those of you who first looked and didn't find me today, I put the wrong date on this!!!)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

comments (34)

tu as l'essentiel sur une seule photo
Ginnie Hart: And you're a sweetheart, O-P! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 13 Dec 2007, 06:49
This is so good Ginnie, love the details of the bricks, but this fella is not having a good time, look at his eyes, he lost his girlfriend to his best freind grin , the B&W is a great choice here!!
Ginnie Hart: He also knew I was taking his picture, with permission (and a coin), of course. smile So maybe he was "posing?" But still, you may be right because he was quite dreamy! Thanks, Astrid.
  • Ann
  • 13 Dec 2007, 08:01
A very poetic photo ... Maybe he's creating a song for his girlfriend ... Or have nowhere to live and earns money singing in the street ... Imagination will answer ... B&W gives that poetic feeling !!! That's great.
Ginnie Hart: I wonder how often he does this, Ann, because he was dressed too nicely to be a street man. Maybe he earns extra money doing this right at the edge of the park, where all us tourists pass! He's not dumb! Thanks.
  • Shakara
  • London
  • 13 Dec 2007, 08:08
This shot is almost iconic !!! Very well done.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Shakara. Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • in a night shift daze.
  • 13 Dec 2007, 09:51
Love all those textures Ginnie. B&W was the perfect choice.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Dec 2007, 10:36
What do you mean with wrong date? Today is today.

Excellent picture - something of a highlight from your tour.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're too funny, Louis. I had tomorrow's date on this and nothing for today...until someone kindly mentioned I had no photo up today! That was when I noticed my "error," about 7 hours after the midnight posting. Anyway....

Thanks! smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 13 Dec 2007, 11:00
The tones set the mood for this moody photo, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Kathryn! He did look like he was in his own mood, which kinda set the tone for me. smile
oooh spain again, beautiful...romantic, bohemian...
Ginnie Hart: Bohemian is a good word for this, Patrick. Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Terheijden - The Netherlands
  • 13 Dec 2007, 11:20
good sepia tone
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal.
  • Gale
  • Cape of storms
  • 13 Dec 2007, 11:24
Love the angle you have taken this from Ginnie. Brilliant textures ...Intense!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Gale.
He looks quite satisfied with himself, at the same time bored.
Ginnie Hart: Yup. I think you're right, Wim. Bored or very sad! Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Dec 2007, 13:40
Love the picture, especially the detail in the stone work.
I sure hope the muso was in tune with this brilliant sculpture of a building.
Ginnie Hart: I think he was, Ray. smile Thanks.
Oh! Ginnie, that you have known well to catch the image and the expression of the boy (although as soon as the factions of the face see themselves him, much is guessed). A question! He knew that you were making him the photo?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, José Angel, I asked his permission! I couldn't resist! Thanks.
He looks lost in his own solitude. Very emotive, with nice texture.
Ginnie Hart: Lost, indeed, Red Pen. I agree. Thanks.
  • Reza
  • Canada
  • 13 Dec 2007, 16:27
I really like the mood of this image, maybe it's because of great colore tones !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Reza!
who's the sexy sexy? love the black and white feel to this shot. he looks like a real casanova lol
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Genevieve. He's what we'd call a real looker. smile Thanks for stopping by again and commenting.
Unique image Ginnie. The expression, the POV, the focus, the DOF, the tones....are perfect for me. Well done
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Richard. Thank you.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Dec 2007, 17:12
He seems to be alone, alone and absorbed/lost in his own world with his guitar. This impression may be intensified by the stonewalls and the grey toning of the pic.
Ginnie Hart: I wondered if he has that spot "reserved" for himself day after day. He seemed to fit right in! Thanks, Philine.
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, USA
  • 13 Dec 2007, 17:30
I swear, on a thumb I see a big stone face with huge mustaches right behind the guy. Check it out for yourself. Could it be Gaudi had a hidden message for us?
Ginnie Hart: Absolutely, Viktor. I see that mustachioed man every time I look at this image! You're not crazy. smile Thanks.
I really love your B&W pictures Ginnie, there's something in the tone that delights me !
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Flo. No wonder I like you! smile Thanks.
  • Roland
  • France
  • 13 Dec 2007, 18:12
Nice composition there... He seems to be sad ! Was he ?
Ginnie Hart: He does look sad, Roland, or very contemplative. I'm not sure which! Thanks.
He just loves making music and has got location location location. You just love taking photographs and have got location location location.
B and W and subtle tints ... I too, am finding that they are a very pleasing formula. Loads more I could say. Hope you are getting the gist of my thoughts Ginnie. If not my nod should mean something. richard.
Ginnie Hart: Gotta love that location location location, Richard, on both sides! You're a sweetheart. Thanks.
  • jd72
  • france
  • 13 Dec 2007, 18:56
Vraiment une jolie photo !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JD, for stopping by and commenting!
He seems to be totally in his own little world by the look in his eyes...and maybe we all are

I like this
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I think we all are, Aksel! Thanks.
Hi, How are you doing there in Amsterdam? This man:Cold stones under his ass, but the music will make it all 'bearable' great shot Ginnie!

I posted for a change an HUGH Pine-appletree on my blog,What? Yes! come and see you might like to have one in your house too? I just wonder..let me knowsmile

Greetings JoAnn
Ginnie Hart: He has a cute little stool he's sitting on, JoAnn, so he is a clever musician! smile I'm doing great in AMS but am flying back to Atlanta today (Friday)...but will be back January 10. I love both homes! Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • dial up land
  • 13 Dec 2007, 21:22
I like the low point of view Ginnie, elevating the music to a higher plane. Techically superb as always ;o)
Ginnie Hart: I like how you said that, Mike..."elevating the music to a higher plane." Thank you, as always, for your thoughtful comments.
good stonework Ginnie but the musician seems to be uncomfortable thought
Ginnie Hart: It's hard to tell what's going on with him, Les. I decided he's one of those reflective types. Perfect for a musician! smile Thanks.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich...still the cold snap continues
  • 13 Dec 2007, 21:40
I really like the sepia tones you've been doing Ginnie. This picture is well suited to them
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart to say so, Bill. It's probably my "style" on SC, if you know what I mean. I think we all get our signature style after awhile. Just like you and your borders!!! smile Thanks.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Dec 2007, 22:03
Was he any good Ginnie?? Lovely shot.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Scarlet, he was! That's why I hung around him for awhile and asked permission to take his picture. Actually, I took several shots from above and below! Thanks.
  • Ellie
  • with frosty
  • 13 Dec 2007, 22:59
He looks alone, but not alone, because he's wrapped up in his music.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Ellie. And he was good! Thanks.
That is a great place to listen to music. Love the stone. Love the shot.
Ginnie Hart: I could watch him from above and below, Michael. He knew how to pick his spot, for sure. Thanks for stopping by!
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • 15 Dec 2007, 00:14
Love the tones! Very intense photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Helen.
Another great character study !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Zeb!
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 17 Dec 2007, 23:41
He will play a song and the music will stay alive in the stone pentagram of Gaudi...! Beautiful as it can be!!...
Ginnie Hart: I like that thought, Lina! Thank you kindly.

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