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A Dream Team


This ends this series from Hawaii when we were there recently for my daughter's wedding on June 1.

Tonight we fly to Michigan from Atlanta for my family's annual July 4th reunion at the lake cottage.
Seeing this image of two "partners in crime" playing on the bluff over the ocean, on the other side of Diamond Head, reminds me of all the cousins who will be playing together at the family cottage. 


I'll see you again on Monday.  For all you Americans, have a great holiday weekend!


A Dream Team


This ends this series from Hawaii when we were there recently for my daughter's wedding on June 1.

Tonight we fly to Michigan from Atlanta for my family's annual July 4th reunion at the lake cottage.
Seeing this image of two "partners in crime" playing on the bluff over the ocean, on the other side of Diamond Head, reminds me of all the cousins who will be playing together at the family cottage. 


I'll see you again on Monday.  For all you Americans, have a great holiday weekend!


comments (54)

Have a good time Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. I/we will! smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 2 Jul 2008, 00:57
That looks like an excellent way to spend the 4th. You are giving me ideas!
Ginnie Hart: You'll have to tell us what ideas materialized, Martin. smile Thanks.
Ah! Memories of childhood here...I wish I were up there with them. Love it! Enjoy the long weekend - and have a happy, safe 4th. smile
Ginnie Hart: I AM up there with them, Alex! I still love to climb trees. grin Thanks.
lovely fun shot ginnie

how do you do your conversion?
Ginnie Hart: I have PS CS3, DrAW, and have a regular process I go through to get to this look. If you're serious, I can try to write it down for you step by step. Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 2 Jul 2008, 02:13
I can imagine these two would love this framed and hanging in their rooms. What a treasure. Excellent capture and processing.
Ginnie Hart: I think they were/are sisters, Sherri, because it looked like their dad was close by. But then, they may have been best friends, living in their own little world. I used to LOVE living in my special tree-world, even into my high school years. It was a place of retreat for me! Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 Jul 2008, 02:26
Climbing trees is always fun.Enjoy your 4th of July celebrations
Ginnie Hart: I still do it to this day, Vintage! smile Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Jul 2008, 04:48
Wonderful stuff.
The kids and the tree look like they were designed for each other.
Superb composition, in every respect, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: The trees love climbers, Ray, I'm sure of it. I have fallen in love with trees and will never forget them! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 2 Jul 2008, 05:03
Partners in crime.....ik heb hier een erg brede glimlach van oor to oor.
Ginnie this one is so priceless, I can picture myself into that tree with a good friend, I have climbed many trees when I was younger, I am not going to say when I was a kid, I still feel like a kid every once in a while, nothing wrong with that, Ray is so right, this tree was made for those two kids.
Great tones, you master this so well.
Enjoy your stay with your family, have lots of laughter meer dan je weet.
Ginnie Hart: Jouw glimlach is mijn, Astrid! smile You and I would be there right now, trust me, if we could be. I have altijd loved climbing trees. Some trees are just made for climbing and these girls knew it. Soon you'll hear all about the weekend. It'll be a blast. Bedankt.
  • FLOOG
  • Living in A world of possibilities
  • 2 Jul 2008, 05:38
A fabulous photograph capturing the simple fun of childhood.
Ginnie Hart: In this case, Paul, I will always be a kid! Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Jul 2008, 05:52
I agree with all comments. The girls seem to collect some fruits or..., for I see a bucket - And there is an other "dream team" in Netherlands! A safe flight, I am on the way to Hamburg in order to visit an exhibition over American painting (Mark Rothko a.o.), I 'll think of you and your big family in America! Good days for you all!
Ginnie Hart: I have no idea what that bucket was for, Philine. A real mystery. It didn't appear to belong to them or their capers. And yes, you are so right because there IS another Dream Team in AMS. We could have been those girls in the tree, for sure. Thanks.
Wonderful capture Ginnie. It brings back good souvenirs to my mind. The tones are superb!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. I love memories like this and I do have them! smile
good natural shot ... great

richard
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich..warm and a bit muggy!
  • 2 Jul 2008, 07:52
Have a good celebration. Hang on you are celebration giving us the elbow! tongue
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I'm not sure I would have done that to you, Bill. But it is what it is, I guess. smile Thanks.
A great photo, also of "Boys will be boys" apart from the fact that these are not boys.
Have a good time!
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Wim, and girls will be boys, some of them! grin I was a good tomboy in my day! Thanks.
Girls doing my favorite thing to do as a kid! Love it!
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Mary. I even had my own special tree through high school!! Thanks.
Have a great time! Love the picture as usual. Reminds me of all the antics I got up to in my childhood.
Ginnie Hart: I would love to see YOUR antics, Etomi! grin Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 2 Jul 2008, 08:27
Yes we are all kids at heart, and I also see myself climbing that tree. As it happens only last week I was doing the same thingtongue
Cracking shot Ginnie.
The tones and the composition are both great.

Have a wonderful family gathering and enjoy the 4th July celebrations.smile
Ginnie Hart: Can't you just see the Three Musketeers having a heyday in some tree somewhere! grin Gotta love the idea. Thanks, Tracy.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jul 2008, 09:03
Great capture of the joys of childhood. Love the bucket hanging from the tree! Have a good holiday weekend.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: The joys of childhood, Ingrid, never grow old! Thanks.
The tree that beautiful. The photograph that eye catching. Good tone and sharp Ginnie.
Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bram. I love tree-climbing!
  • Ngozi N
  • Nigeria
  • 2 Jul 2008, 10:19
Have a great July 4th weekend. I loveee family reunions. This picture is so peaceful...looks like something out of the little house on the prairie.
Ginnie Hart: I love that thought, Ngozi! Thank you for it...and welcome back! smile
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 2 Jul 2008, 10:24
I kept to my promise and did not look at Astrid's blog, Ginnie, although I expect it was a picturit of a cat eye on a bike. This is terrific btw.
Ginnie Hart: You are such a good boy, Chad! grin Thanks.
Lovely fun shot,

Have a fun reunion smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, S&S.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 2 Jul 2008, 12:24
Love the playfulness and spontaneity of these girls in this image. They're so fearless at this age. Nice timeless sepia toning.
Ginnie Hart: I remember those days, don't your, Marcie?! smile Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 2 Jul 2008, 12:34
Lovely tones to this Ginnie. Happy 4th.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Aussie!
Hope you all have a lovely time!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Christina. Thank you!
Lovely image. Have a fantastic time, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Bridge!
  • clarence
  • Irving, TX, USA
  • 2 Jul 2008, 13:47
Great playtime shot, and the beach is nearby!
Ginnie Hart: Always the beach nearby, Clarence. Always. That's what makes Hawaii so incredible, I guess! Thanks for stopping by again.
Boy. somebody was having a good time! Well captured.
Ginnie Hart: Yup! It brought back all kinds of wonderful memories, John. Thanks.
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 2 Jul 2008, 14:57
Back to Michigan. Hope you'll treat us with pictures of your sister's barn again. smile
Ginnie Hart: Actually, that's next month, Viktor. This month/trip is the lake cottage. I'll see if there's anything new under the sun to capture. smile Thanks.
The Health and Safety people in the U.K.would have fits if they saw this shot of two young people so obviously enjoying themselves Ginnie.

Nice shot to start your holiday period, have a good time.
Ginnie Hart: HA! So true, Brian. Just think of all those wild and crazy things we did all those years ago and we're still alive to tell about them! smile Thanks.
  • don
  • United States
  • 2 Jul 2008, 15:37
A great image to process with this great looking toning. I like the composition very much. The limbs with the cousins positioned so nicely makes for a fine picture.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. smile
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 2 Jul 2008, 15:39
Ginnie, as always in last time, very good treatment .. specially the toning .. so nice. I think Hawaii was inspired for you .. ;-)
Ginnie Hart: There's not much that doesn't inspire me, Klaus. I feel very lucky! Thank you.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan - United States
  • 2 Jul 2008, 15:57
Could be you and me? And what a cute sand bucket in the tree too.

I, for one, am getting INTO the water with the kids this time. Hope it's hot enough.

Yay!
Ginnie Hart: HA! My swimsuit is already packed, Ruth. I'll probably join you. smile I can hardly wait.
Its like the jump over the ocean , or might fall in the sea ? Nt true of course, This way I cn picture Hawaii, as nice as the Maldives? How your knee? My arm still the same.

Take care and greetings fromJoAnn
Ginnie Hart: The ocean is always there everywhere you look, JoAnn. That's one of the splendors of that neck of the woods! My knee is getting better and better every day...almost as good as new.
  • Johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jul 2008, 19:03
Love it, just love it Ginnie and I had forgotten all about the 4th so have fun for me !
  • Sumedh
  • India
  • 2 Jul 2008, 19:05
This is beautiful - utterly lovely! smile
  • Gingeybaby
  • Stealing time while Floog's on the PS3
  • 2 Jul 2008, 19:34
Excellent shot, love the sepia.
Have a wonderful 4th July smile
To me this is summer....
  • padraig
  • Scotland
  • 2 Jul 2008, 22:14
Have a great weekend Ginnie
i'm very interested in hearing your processing steps ginnie

i'd've simply replied your response via email but some recent glitch on sc (or maybe yahoo) is dispaying shutterchance emails as 'firstname'@yahoo.com...so yours is displayed as [email protected]
mine is probably being displayed to other shutterchancers as [email protected] and that's not my email addy

hope admin is listening
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Jul 2008, 23:44
A great picture and as always I like your conversion. Have a stunning time doing the american thing, I have to work :-(
can a play in the trees with this view? the pp makes this feel magical
Looks like they were having fun. Amazing branches in these trees. Love the tones in this shot, great composition with the trees and ocean in the background.
Nice shot - reminds me of my childhood when we cousins used to play on the coffee trees at our ancestral home! You have a great July 4th reunion Ginnie smile
  • rags
  • United States
  • 3 Jul 2008, 15:19
have a great holiday weekend too!
  • Still
  • France
  • 3 Jul 2008, 22:39
The sepia tones give an intemporel mood to this fine scene.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 4 Jul 2008, 02:30
Have a wonderful holiday, Ginnie! I wish you and your family a great time together. More memories to be forged, more stories to tell.

Love this photograph too, of course. wink
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Jul 2008, 10:45
very nice sepia tone
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 5 Jul 2008, 09:38
They look like they are having too much fun. Have fun in Michigan.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Helen! I agree. Thanks.
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 5 Jul 2008, 16:51
I like the tones and the lighting and the shadows. The scene is wonderful.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Carsten.
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 5 Jul 2008, 21:42
Reminds me of the days when I was light enough, and young enough to be in a tree and not look silly! Great capture again Ginnie, have a awesome weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Some trees can hold the biggest of us, Brian! grin Lots of fun memories for me!!
  • Judy
  • Los Angeles -United States
  • 6 Jul 2008, 22:50
Ginnie, Love this photo. Aside from being a fantastic shot it reminds me of Brooke climbing in her favorite tree on the beach at the Sheraton Waikiki. Waiting to hear that you are home safe and had a wonderful time.
Ginnie Hart: It reminds me of all kids everywhere, Judy, whose best toys are free! smile Did you climb trees growing up??
  • Rian
  • Brooklyn
  • 7 Jul 2008, 05:55
Nicely captured.. I like the energy these kids are portraying.. grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rian, for stopping by and commenting!
Fun image, and I love the contrast and sharpness, it makes it so detailed!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Claus, for stopping by and commenting.

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