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Tied Together


This ends my series from the Michigan cottage over our July 4th holiday weekend.

The lakewall at the beachfront is held together by railroad ties.
It is symbolic for me of how our extended family is tied together.
(This is for Astrid who would have seen this before she saw anything else!)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]




Tied Together


This ends my series from the Michigan cottage over our July 4th holiday weekend.

The lakewall at the beachfront is held together by railroad ties.
It is symbolic for me of how our extended family is tied together.
(This is for Astrid who would have seen this before she saw anything else!)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]




comments (38)

  • Red Pen
  • United States
  • 23 Jul 2008, 00:20
Love the symbolism of the image. This has wonderful depth and clarity.
Ginnie Hart: Symbolism is often how I see things that are important to me, Red Pen. Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 23 Jul 2008, 01:05
Great metaphor!! Love the simplicity of the image..and the message it portrays.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marcie.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 23 Jul 2008, 02:19
Nicely done! I like the tones and DOF!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Martin!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Jul 2008, 04:10
Startling image, Ginnie...so strong in its focus, tonal qualities, and symbolism.
Ginnie Hart: Symbolism has always been a "thing" for me, Ray, so thanks!
Beautiful shot and feelings.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
strong detail

good dof

like your processing too
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, DrAW. Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 23 Jul 2008, 05:26
An excellent capture, Ginnie and once again you've processed with a wonderful tone. I like your comparison to family. You have a wonderful treasure in that.
Ginnie Hart: I do have a wonderful treasure in family, Sherri. And because it's a BIG family, which many people don't have, I feel lucky! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • was by train to Belgium yesterday......
  • 23 Jul 2008, 06:14
Thank you mijn vriend, ja, ik zou dit zien en op de grond liggen om deze foto te maken, yes I would be flat out on the ground to take this picture.
'Tied together' Ginnie, this is symbolic, in two ways, the way how it ties together the bonds with the family and with me, 'railroads' we have been on many miles/KM of rail-road-tracks before we went on our hunts.
Even the borders of a country does not stop us from being on these hunts together, we both went by train to Brussels, while walking there, we thought of how lucky we are to be there and walk there and see all the beauty....
Bedankt voor deze geweldige foto, I love the PP you did on it, the focus is fabulous, yes Ginnie, I am honoured with this picture, it is a likey to me, imagine this enlarged on a big wall of a railwaystation....
Ginnie Hart: What is so funny about this, Astrid, is that I had this photo queued long before I knew we would be in Brussels yesterday with Donica. When I first spied this at the cottage, I immediately thought of you because that's what I see you going after with your camera when we're on photo hunts together. You're teaching me to see these "smaller" details...the things I usually miss when I'm getting the larger picture! Bedankt voor opening mijn ogen!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 23 Jul 2008, 06:24
Great title for an excellent image.I like it Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Vintage!
I love the coulours Ginnie, that's really a great tone range.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your kind words, Flo.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 23 Jul 2008, 07:43
Ties are one of the most important things in life Ginnie, holding family and friends together.smile We would fall apart without them.
Love the processing and agree with Astrid it would look great blown up(not literally)smile
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Tracy. Thank you, mijn vriend!
Knowing you stand by me through good and bad
Makes all the difference in my life
And day by day sweetheart I find
These are the ties that bind

The little things you do that please me so
The way you always understand
When simple joys bring peace of mind
These are the ties that bind

Don Williams
Ginnie Hart: Fabulous and perfect, Bill. THANK YOU!
  • Aussie
  • Still Waiting
  • 23 Jul 2008, 07:48
Love the detail, tones and dof, beautiful strong image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank, Aussie. It really is a strong symbolism, isn't it!
I do like the crudeness of this plate and nails. The marks on its head from being struck. Very good, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Astrid is written all over this, isn't she, Chad! grin Thank you kindly.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Jul 2008, 09:03
awesome processing in to sepia. I am in my sepia period as well
Ginnie Hart: I've been "in it" for a long time, Chantal. smile I keep finding new ways to do it and I'm loving it. Thank you kindly.
I really like this one ...Well nailed oops apologies but i'm in holiday mentality
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love your play on words, Richard!! Great pun. Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Jul 2008, 10:05
A very apt symbol for the ties that bind and perfect focusing. Love it.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: The more I think about it, Ingrid, the more apt it becomes. Thank you!
  • trotsky
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jul 2008, 10:54
i like the limited dof and the muted colour here.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Trotsky!
  • Don
  • United States
  • 23 Jul 2008, 11:13
That's a sweet symbol, my dear.

Lots of love
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. You know how to make my day, "Uncle Don!" Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting here. smile
  • FLOOG
  • Wandering through life, wide eyed and content
  • 23 Jul 2008, 12:55
Superbly composed and captured. The processing adds depth and the detail is fabulous.
Ginnie Hart: You always make my day, Paul. Big smiles! smile Thanks.
Nice detail Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bernie.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 23 Jul 2008, 13:32
Ginnie .. fantastic DOF
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. smile
  • don
  • United States
  • 23 Jul 2008, 14:42
I like these huge spikes and plates linking the ties. The narrow plane of focus seem right on and the mild coloring just right. Fine image.
Ginnie Hart: I think someone in the family had the great idea of doing this awhile back, Don, but I was not around when it happened. I think it was a great idea. smile Thanks.
The lynchpin, as it were, of everything. Without which we'd all come apart! Love the symbolism, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I like that word, Alex: lynchpin! "Blessed be the tie that binds..." (I have just broken into singing! grin )
  • rags
  • United States
  • 23 Jul 2008, 15:52
I love the symbolism too!
Ginnie Hart: I'm liking it more and more as the day goes on. smile Thanks, Kanyi.
  • K.B
  • Sweden
  • 23 Jul 2008, 18:15
A beautiful black and white picture. Good property
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, KB, for stopping by and commenting!
Everything has been said, so all I can say is I love it!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Pat! smile Thanks.
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 23 Jul 2008, 19:51
Hey Ginnie, do you see any symbolism in two missing nails, and those two that remain being only half nailed? smile
Nah, I'm just teasing you. Good shot indeed. Haven't seen a closeup from you in a while. By now you probably noticed that I'm impartial to good closeups. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Of course I see the symbolism of what's missing, Viktor...and also the symbolism of how everything doesn't have to be totally nailed down to make the "tie" hold fast! smile

I have watched Astrid do her macro shots time after time and have realized that we DO have a different way of seeing things. THIS time I saw through her eyes and had fun imagining a "different" perspective. Thanks, Viktor.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Jul 2008, 20:01
a fine observation and processing, combined with a deep symbolism and a declaration of vriendschap - a very nice gesture!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Philine. You know me! smile Ontzettrend bedankt!
Can`t disagree with anything already said. Great shot, Ginnie. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thank a million, Roz. smile
LOvely shot Ginnie: big family?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris, and OH YES! I come from a family of 8 kids, so you can imagine how many there are with 2 generations now "beneath" us!
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 23 Jul 2008, 21:24
what a great composition that is Ginnie,wonderful and certainly right about Astridsmile
Ginnie Hart: I'm almost always right about Astrid, Tim! grin Thank you kindly.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Jul 2008, 18:49
I think they tried to hit that nail during last night's party. Steam ran out before it is properly in smile

Great picture with the diagonal.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm sure you're right, Louis. grin Thanks.
Again nice tones and symbolism
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Nigel.
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 26 Jul 2008, 22:57
Striking details! (no pun intended =P) I have seen many of these lately because the railroad runs all along the coast.
Ginnie Hart: They do catch the eye, Brian! Thanks.
  • Still
  • France
  • 27 Jul 2008, 20:26
A fine detail!
Good detail, Ginnie. This series of photos has common that so pleasant desaturada tonality!
Love the detail shown here. And the story too. As usual...you keep making these great shots and my latest post is in fact a tribute to your way of shooting.
A very busy and crazy schedule makes it hard for me to keep up.

Take care Ginnie...smile
Ginnie Hart: You have greatly honored me, Fausto. You have made my day! Period! Thank you kindly.

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