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Last impressions from Hawaii when we were there recently for my daughter's wedding on June 1.

At the end of a working day, a street vendor is all packed up and ready for home.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Aloha


Last impressions from Hawaii when we were there recently for my daughter's wedding on June 1.

At the end of a working day, a street vendor is all packed up and ready for home.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (42)

It's unique and surprising to see a Hawaii image with a sepia treatment. I like the inclusion of 'Aloha!' sign.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Red Pen. Hawaii has too much color for sepia. But this time I thought it might work. smile Thanks.
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 1 Jul 2008, 00:37
Nice capture and very nice color smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zohre.
All over the world always had poverty. High value human interest foto...salute Ginnie.
Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: It was almost hard to see this as poverty there in Waikiki, Bram, but I suppose it is. It felt more like simplicity. Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Jul 2008, 02:55
Stunning image, Ginnie!
Not a scene one would typically have in mind when thinking Hawaii. I am really taken with the [empty] date palm fruit stalks, and...are those pre-loved tennis balls on the trolley?
Ginnie Hart: I have no idea, Ray. I had so many questions myself!!! So many questions, so little time! But good eye. Thanks.
A fruit stall?
Ginnie Hart: I was hard put to tell WHAT this was, Chris, truth be known!
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2008, 04:28
Very well caught, Ginnie. I like how you pick out the most interesting shots. It gives us a real view of what's out there locally and behind the scenes. Thanks!
Ginnie Hart: Behind the scenes is often where it's at, Kay, as you know! Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2008, 04:31
Incredible, Ginnie...the photo and the processing. The sepia is just the perfect tone.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sherri.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 1 Jul 2008, 05:13
All packed to go.....ontzettend prachtige foto.... the sepia is just fabulous, when I think of Hawaii, I don't think of these scenes, the 'Aloha' is so good in this picture.
Had to laugh @ Maria...'when I grow up' I can assure you I need some growing up to do as well, this picture is good, I like the shirt of the lady, not that I would dare wearing it, they will drive of the dike if I did wink
Ginnie Hart: You're safe, Astrid, because that's a man, believe it or not. But I had to look to be sure. I'm guessing we all have a lot of growing up to do...right up until the very end! Too bad we can't do it all at once and get it done and over with. smile Ontzettend bedankt, mijn vriend.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 1 Jul 2008, 06:01
Ginnie, great one, i like the sharpness and the situation you captured
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
Doing this as a monochrome was a good idea. In colour there would have been too many distractions. As Bram says, a reminder there is poverty even in the most affluent of places.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Bill, so true. In this setting, however, it actually felt more like simplicity than poverty. Isn't THAT interesting!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Jul 2008, 08:35
Yes, a moving scene of daily poor life you can find all over the world! Omnia mea mecum porto. I hope that the street vendor (in the Hawai shirt, there are some colours for him, too!) could sell some products today, surely the business rivals on the other side (Market place are a problem but tomorrow is an other day and a new chance for him...!
Ginnie Hart: They actually were talking back-n-forth across the street to each other, Philine. It was like one big, happy family. Suddenly it didn't feel so "poor!" Most interesting, right?! Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Jul 2008, 09:06
The contrast between the tourist shops and the poor street trader looking on, is very poignant. Unusual treatment but it works. How was it in colour?
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: It's funny, Ingrid, but I don't even remember what this looked like in color. I'd have to go back to the original. But it was early evening when the street lights were coming on, so it wasn't as colorful as during daytime. Thanks.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 1 Jul 2008, 09:15
Are you sure this is better than colour, Ginnie? It's a good photograph though.
Ginnie Hart: No, Chad. I'm never sure about just things!!!! sad
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 1 Jul 2008, 09:34
I like this well done
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 1 Jul 2008, 09:59
Great idea using sepia Ginnie.

I think we should get Astrid a shirt just like that!!tongue You should have brought one in the shop across the street(crazy shirts)grin

Great composition mijn vriendsmile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA, Tracy. It would deserve her right for calling him a lady. grin Thanks for the good laugh.
la photo est très belle. La ville un peu moins!
Ginnie Hart: As always, O-P, merci!
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Jul 2008, 11:47
I love the sepia tone here Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chantal!
I hope this overfull cart does not fall over. He'd have a lot of work. There's lots to look at here which I love in a photo.
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing he has the balancing act down to a science, Mary, which amazes me! Thanks.
I'm really liking all the toned pictures today. Hope the wedding was fabulous Ginnie, I haven't been here in a while.
Ginnie Hart: It was a lovely wedding in every way, Etomi. Thanks.
  • Chichi
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2008, 13:28
The PP on this is very nice. Great job Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sweetie!
Stunning shot Ginnie. I really like the tones. You did a great conversion job here!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard.
  • Kathryn
  • in my beloved south
  • 1 Jul 2008, 14:56
Ginnie, I think I stood in the same place not so many years ago. As I recall there were street performers and I watched for a while, both the performers and the crowd.

What an interesting place, isn't it?

Did you get to go out on the ocean--boating or fishing? The water there was so blue.

Nicely composed photograph that gives one the sense of endings.
Ginnie Hart: It's a small world, Kathryn, as we both know. You and I have stood in the same spot in more places than one, I'm sure! We did have a chance to be out at sea when we took Nicholas on the Atlantis submarine. We all loved it. But no fishing this time. Wouldn't THAT have been fun!
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Jul 2008, 14:57
Rally like the sepia Ginnie. I can't believe he can get so much on an old shopping trolley!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Padraig. I think it's called a balancing act. smile
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Jul 2008, 15:36
Hi Ginnie, it has been a long while.
Love the "pop" of imagery smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Deji. Good to see you again.
  • FLOOG
  • A quiet corner of Utopia
  • 1 Jul 2008, 16:00
Monotone works so well here. A fabulous photograph, Ginnie, crammed with detail and interest.
Ginnie Hart: There sure was a lot to see, Paul! Thank you kindly.
Aloha Ginnie smile fine street scene.
Ginnie Hart: Aloha to you, too, Chris. Thank you.
A most unusual shot but very much in a documentary style Ginnie. Whatever was this old lady selling?
Ginnie Hart: Good question, Brian! That "old lady" was actually a man who was quite lively, chatting back-n-forth with the musicians across the street. Thank you.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2008, 16:54
I love your processing here. The warm black & white tones give it a true sense of timelessness. Nice...
Ginnie Hart: It did feel timeless, Marcie! Thank you.
  • Bandoras
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2008, 18:04
Great capture and nice tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bandoras.
very nice location you've caught this shot. By looking at other people and street vendor in front of them, we can understand how impressive is this shot. Contrast and sharpness is supreb
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Shahrooz. It really caught my eye but it wasn't until later that I saw what all I had captured.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Jul 2008, 20:23
Wonderful capture of a moment in life of working man. Great toning Ginnie!
Petra
Ginnie Hart: It did indeed feel like "a moment of life," Petra. Thank you.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan - United States
  • 1 Jul 2008, 21:04
Wonderful! I was thinking food, but I see tennis balls.

Beautiful tones.
Ginnie Hart: Tennis balls are "food" to some people I know, Ruth. smile Thanks.
A Grand piece of street life Ginnie, well seen and nicely processed.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
The sepia works for me. It's a great photograph.
Ginnie Hart: So glad it works for you, Gingeybaby. smile Thank you.
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 1 Jul 2008, 22:04
Fantastic street shot although the atmosphere is a little bit sad ... Great contrast to the colored and sunny beach photo.
Ginnie Hart: It actually didn't feel sad in the moment as the evening was coming on, Carsten. There was so much life and activity on the street, it was hard to feel sad about anything. But maybe I would change my mind if I saw it every day. Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 1 Jul 2008, 22:18
Love the sepia tint. Fantastic image Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Aussie.
if you didn't see people in the background in their modern clothes and flipflops and that sign, you would be hard-pressed to name the place or the decade. Terrific pp and framing.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Karima. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Jul 2008, 23:41
Selling pellets and tennis balls. Great street scene.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks you, kind sir!
I like the conversion - this is an interesting view - like the way you have included the different signs
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aksel!
Great picture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Lu Mik.
The people who work the hardest earn the least. The street vendor looks absolutely spent.
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Michael. But in this case, he was yelling back-n-forth across the street to the musicians there. I have a feeling they have their own special "community." Thanks.
Wow! A great photo, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, José Angel!

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