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Brokenness


Even broken windows are still windows.
Let's use any
brokenness in 2008 for an opportunity to see!

(From sister Ruth's barn in Michigan on December 28, 2007.)


[Today I eat lunch with VZ/Viktor here in Atlanta!]


Brokenness


Even broken windows are still windows.
Let's use any
brokenness in 2008 for an opportunity to see!

(From sister Ruth's barn in Michigan on December 28, 2007.)


[Today I eat lunch with VZ/Viktor here in Atlanta!]


comments (35)

  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 4 Jan 2008, 00:58
Also use the brokenness to set free and not be restraind.!!
Love the stone work in this shot also the hint of snow on the vegitation outside.There seems a great deal of age to this,with lots of atmospheresmile
Nice one as usual Ginniesmilesmile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Tracy. You are so right. Brokenness is to FREE us, for sure, not to restrain us. Maybe it also slows us down when we need it! Thanks, my friend.
I'm not ready to discuss brokenness at the moment but like this shot.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhhhhhh. I'm sure, Mary. So sorry about that. Glad you can still like the shot. Thanks.
Loving your window theme, Ginnie. I'm sure you are finding all kinds of different way of looking through them. smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Suzanne, I am. I tend to be a highly symbolic person, which is probably why I love YOUR images so much! You think? smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • sleepless Netherlands
  • 4 Jan 2008, 03:57
This is one of your stunners again Ginnie, I love the HDR (?) in it, the atmosphere is great, the coloring perfect, yes sometimes I only can hope that broken 'windows' can be fixed........ Hope you have a great time with Viktor, no doubt about that.
Ginnie Hart: No, Astrid, this is NOT a "cheap" HDR effect--not this time. At least I don't think so. Sometimes I can't remember. HA! Some windows are meant to be fixed. Others, like this one, are maybe better broken? Hmmm. I'll have to think about that one! Don't have time to wax philosophical right now. smile

I DO plan to have a great time with Viktor, even if no cameras are allowed. smile
That looks like a great place to shoot.
Beautifully done, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: All SCers would go crazy at this place, Michael! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Jan 2008, 07:03
Someting went wrong with my blog address, I fexed it...
Ginnie Hart: Uh-oh! Glad you fixed it! I hope everyone sees it today. It made me sprakeloos, as you know.
Another great composition Ginnie. The most positive point with broken windows is that you don't have to clean them to see through them!!! Have a great time with Viktor
Ginnie Hart: You have a very good point there, Richard! Thanks.
I am just here nodding my head !!! Lovely
Ginnie Hart: I can just see it, Shakara! smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Jan 2008, 07:30
Wonderful wise sentences evoced by this view. You are right, we have a better and clearer outlook through the broken windows, I hope that our mind and our heart comprehend and accept this wisdom too, when it is necessary!
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, lieve Philine. Thank you.
Quite charming Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris.
I love the slow deteriation and the washed out hues. I can cope with this one Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Glad you can cope, Richard. smile Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 4 Jan 2008, 08:07
Lovely shot Ginnie. I like the stone work and the hint of snow outside.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Aussie. Thanks.
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 4 Jan 2008, 08:30
Poor Mary! I like the angle so I can look out of the 'broken' window to see the world intact.
Ginnie Hart: Poor Mary, is right, Scarlet. We NEED to look out of our broken windows so as not to lose track of what they're there for! Thanks.
  • david
  • London
  • 4 Jan 2008, 08:37
i love the patina of age in this shot...it has a very nice wintry feel to it too
Ginnie Hart: Age and wintry feel it has, David, for sure. Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Terheijden - The Netherlands
  • 4 Jan 2008, 10:45
perfect framing and crop... my last reaction before I leave for holiday... I'll be back in three weeks
Ginnie Hart: I'm honored, Chantal. Thanks and have a great vacation. I'm sure you need it after the busy holiday season.
  • Ann
  • SucÚ sur Erdre - France
  • 4 Jan 2008, 11:34
Nice effect with the broken windows ... A poetic photo !!! Well done ...
Ginnie Hart: Poetic photos are the ones I most love, Ann. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Jan 2008, 13:01
At long last a visit with a US blogger. Looking forward to look through the window of that meeting!

Broken window provides nice contrasts through the different panes.
Ginnie Hart: I would love it if you could visit this farm, Louis. You would be in heaven! Broken windows and all. smile Thanks.
Love the texture and muted colour. Nice one Ginnie, hope you had a good lunch!
Ginnie Hart: It hasn't happened yet, Bill...the lunch...but I'll be off in about an hour. I look forward to it. Thanks.
I like the textures of this shot Ginnie. Well spotted.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bernie.
  • mickyboy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jan 2008, 13:45
great shot again. I am starting to look for old biuldings to shoot thanks to you. LOL
Ginnie Hart: Old buildings (like yours today!) are so photogenic. They've live a long life and like to flaunt it, I think. smile Thanks, Mick.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Jan 2008, 14:04
This image works for me. It has the over-built look of the work of a farmer who is trying to also be a builder...reminds me of a number of constructions I have undertaken...functional, but not elegant.
Ginnie Hart: So true, Ray. Sometimes function is more important than glamor! smile Thanks.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 4 Jan 2008, 15:09
A bit of brokenness adds character here. Nice find!
Ginnie Hart: I think so, too, Martin. Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jan 2008, 15:44
I like the contrast between the clarity of the broken windows and the mistiness where the glass is. Hope you had a nice lunch with Viktor.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ingrid. And yes, I had a fabulous lunch with Viktor. He's as good as you thought he'd be!
Not sure how you spot them, but your subjects are so interesting and it probably helps that you capture them brilliantly. grin
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, ChiChi. Thanks.
  • Chris
  • Isle of Wight (UK)
  • 4 Jan 2008, 16:48
My favourite so far Ginnie. smile
Ginnie Hart: I declare, Chris. Thanks for saying so. smile
  • jd
  • France
  • 4 Jan 2008, 16:53
beautiful light
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JD, for stopping by and commenting again.
  • blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jan 2008, 17:26
I like the window theme Ginnie, and the use of metaphor here - hope you have a great lunch ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your support, Mike, and yes, we had a GREAT lunch! Viktor is every bit as nice as he appears to be here on SC! smile
I love the atmosphere of this barn - I feel as though I know it well. Beautiful shot of the window. Love the limited palette and the contasting textures. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: You all would love having a day to photograph this grand dame. She's definitely a beauty. Thanks, Roz.
  • Les Auld
  • Southport, cold but no snow
  • 4 Jan 2008, 20:47
The barn looks like a veritable fund of photogaphic opportunities Ginnie, keep on grasping them.
Ginnie Hart: You would love to be there in person, Les, to capture even the stuff I've missed. Thanks.
  • tim
  • leeds, uk
  • 4 Jan 2008, 22:26
super shot Ginniesmile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Tim.
  • Dave Wilkins
  • Ireland
  • 5 Jan 2008, 11:07
That's a super shot Ginnie...although as we're coming to the end of a big renovation job on our house, I still have a huge urge to take out my tools and try and fix it smile
Ginnie Hart: I can just imagine, Dave! Thanks. smile
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 5 Jan 2008, 13:43
This photo makes me feel better about not repairing it. wink
Ginnie Hart: Good, Ruth! There's no need to repair it as far as I'm concerned. It has so much charm!
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Jan 2008, 22:03
Lovely touch Ginnie and I so dig the concept smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Deji. You're a sweetheart!
  • Babak
  • Tehran
  • 8 Jan 2008, 09:01
well done! I love broken windows!i don't know why, maybe because it can be found alot in our countrywink
and nice note....
Ginnie Hart: You are a sweetheart, Babak, to have stopped by and commented. I pray you will find your own personal peace. It's inside you, of course.
Something sad in these old building - Years ago people were living here and it's difficult to imagine them !
Nice shot again !!

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