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Pomp and Circumstance


A short series on Seoul, South Korea, during our transfer day back home from Australia in May.

In the courtyard of the Gyeongbok Palace.
I just wish I knew what everything meant!
(especially the colors)

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Pomp and Circumstance


A short series on Seoul, South Korea, during our transfer day back home from Australia in May.

In the courtyard of the Gyeongbok Palace.
I just wish I knew what everything meant!
(especially the colors)

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (35)

Beautiful bright colors and ornate artistry. I like your framing, as well.
Ginnie Hart: You are a sweetheart, Red Pen. Thank you.
Indeed, you captured the lovely vivids colour in what must have been an akward shot. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: It was a bit awkward, Alex, but in the end it worked, I thought, because I wanted to capture it against the sky. The background was too busy otherwise. Thank you kindly.
  • dotun
  • United States
  • 10 Jun 2008, 00:34
Those colors are popping Ginnie..very nice
Ginnie Hart: The colors definitely were popping, Dotun. Thank you!
So beautiful with play diagonal. Greeting from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: The diagonal allowed me to get the ceremonial piece (drum?) against the sky, Bram. Thanks.
Definitely looks like my painting, Ginnie. Weird.
Ginnie Hart: I can just see you painting this, Mary, or applying it somehow to a stained-glass piece of art. Thanks.
Certainly great colours Ginnie, excellent saturation. I am a little unsure of the composition of an obviously difficult shot to get, for me, the stonework is a little distracting, which I am sure you would have done something about if you had been able to. Kind regards, Neil.
Ginnie Hart: The stonework ended up being the least of all evils for me, Neil, in order to get this ceremonial drum (?) against the sky instead of against the busy background. You're right--sometimes your choices are limited. Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Jun 2008, 03:10
Beautiful, Ginnie!

It means whatever you want it to mean.

Buddhist temples...from Korea to SriLanka...are characterised by a riot of colourful symbols...contained in the art are morality tales, cautionary tales, Epic Journey tales, celebrations of life in all its forms, inter-connectedness of all things, etc...from this kaleidiscope everyone can pick out the bits that have relevance for them.

I love the art of Buddhist temples, and your current series suggest you do too.
Ginnie Hart: I like your take on this, Ray. I'm sure it DOES mean whatever we want it to mean. I always appreciate your comments about this side of the world. Thanks.
  • alex
  • United States
  • 10 Jun 2008, 04:14
agree with everyone here. great angle, and i'm amazed that your camera captures colors so vividly!
Ginnie Hart: I'm very pleased with the Canon "red ring" lenses, Alex. Couldn't ask for anything better, IMHO. Thank you kindly.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 10 Jun 2008, 04:58
Such happy colors against a lovely blue skysmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Sherri. I had to get this against the sky because the background was way too busy otherwise.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 10 Jun 2008, 04:58
I love the bird Ginnie. This is a beautiful "weather vane"!
Ginnie Hart: I loved it, too, Kay, but never once thought of it like a weather vane. I like that! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Jun 2008, 04:59
I would not mind being that bird and have a lookout onto all the bright colours and the nice shapes that is found all around in the Palace, those delighted shaped dragon heads does make this composition perfect, they did a great job on the nice paintings, but than I think it much be a prevelidge to work in that magnificent place.
Ontzettend mooie foto, prachtige kleuren, edk.
Ginnie Hart: You ARE that bird, Astrid, knowing you! Always on the look-out. Always looking for that special opportunity for another photo op. Ontzettend bedankt.
Oh my, there is that etraordinary clarity again! Very nice.
Ginnie Hart: It was a very clear day, John. We were in heaven. smile Thanks.
Great colours! Looks like a big drum.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Wim, a ceremonial drum that does NOT look like it was all banged up like the one earlier in this series (last Thursday). Thanks.
Vibrantly vibrant
Ginnie Hart: I like that, Nigel. smile Thanks.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 10 Jun 2008, 07:27
I am stunned by the technicolour glory of this thing.
Ginnie Hart: I was, too, Chad. I'm not used to that much color all at once in the same place, to be honest! smile Thanks.
Vivid isn't the word Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Chris. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Jun 2008, 07:28
Yes, wonderful colours and fine artisam work, for us an "Augenschmaus", for the poeple in Korea surely full of history and deeper symbolism!
Ginnie Hart: Knowing you, Philine, you could and would get all the deeper symbolism! If I lived in the area, I would definitely look into it myself. Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent
  • 10 Jun 2008, 07:49
Imagine how long these piece's took to make and the craftsmenship that went into them. The colours are stunning, the sun must not fade them or I wonder if they repaint every now and again.
Lovely shot Ginnie.smile
Ginnie Hart: I know, Tracy. We Musketeers are always looking at how things work and how they're made. The important things in life. smile Thanks, mijn vriend.
your passport must be worn out

brilliant image
Ginnie Hart: My old passport was, DrAW, and when I had to get a new one last year, I made sure it had additional pages at the get-go. smile Thanks.
  • Saeed
  • Iran
  • 10 Jun 2008, 08:28
very nice shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Saeed.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 10 Jun 2008, 08:45
This is fabulous,photo great colours and I join you in asking what dose it all mean
Ginnie Hart: Ray seems to think it means anything we want it to mean, Vintage, but I'm guessing it does mean more than that! Thanks.
The colours are stunning Ginnie, and the frame is rather nice too!
Ginnie Hart: So glad you like it, Bill...you, the maker of frames. smile Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan - United States
  • 10 Jun 2008, 11:07
Is that a private carrier with a secret throne inside? The color and detail are marvelous.
Ginnie Hart: I think this is a ceremonial drum similar to the one used for the changing of the guard, Ruth, but it looked like this one was never "drummed," or maybe just rarely. I was enthralled by it. Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Jun 2008, 11:18
perfect angle and composition. The colors are vivid too
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
  • hmzainul
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • 10 Jun 2008, 13:22
Nice Process
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Hmzainul, for stopping by and commenting.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 10 Jun 2008, 15:52
Clear colors, nice capture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Klaus.
  • FLOOG
  • Away with the fairies
  • 10 Jun 2008, 16:00
Nicely framed, and such vivid colours. Excellent
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
The colours are so vibrant Ginnie. I like your framing!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Richard. Thank you.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jun 2008, 18:35
Very colourful, Ginnie. I'm sure everything does have a significance.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure, too, Ingrid. Thank you!
I'm loving the colours, Ginnie! Was about to ask you what it means and then saw your comment grin
Ginnie Hart: Yup! It certainly makes you wonder. smile Thanks, Bisola.
une très belle prise de vue, le sujet est très bien saisi, félicitations !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ceanothe, for stopping by and commenting!
Good follow up to yesterday Ginnie, I like the way it stands out so colourfully against the sky.
Ginnie Hart: I had to take it against the sky, Brian, so as not to be distracted by the background. So glad you like it. Thanks.
I fodder that here, the cornice of the building does not let appreciate beautiful the colorful one of the attention center. Perhaps you must have looked for another frame. What you think? wink
Ginnie Hart: You and Neil are on the same page, José Angel, and I understand where you're coming from. But I made the decision for this POV based on the sky vs. the cluttered background. I bet I could have done a better job at including the entire center of the drum, however. I wish I had seen that while I was taking the picture. Thanks!
The colors are so vibrant and the sharpness of the shot make it feel like real.
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart!!!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Jun 2008, 22:04
So you wre thinking of Elgar at he time smile Very strong and clear colours - excellent
Ginnie Hart: I wish I "got it," Louis, but I must be very dense this time, because I haven't a clue. sad But thanks anyway!

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