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Other Worldly


A week ago we were in Michigan for the annual Farm Day at my sister Ruth's farm.
 This will be a series from that weekend.


Going to Farm Day is like entering another world!


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Other Worldly


A week ago we were in Michigan for the annual Farm Day at my sister Ruth's farm.
 This will be a series from that weekend.


Going to Farm Day is like entering another world!


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (37)

  • Ada
  • United States
  • 18 Aug 2008, 00:26
Really? Another world? Do they have people in this world you talk about? Can't wait to hear all about it. :p
Ginnie Hart: As you see, dear Ada, yes...there are people in this world. But the people are US. And maybe some faeries along the way, if your eyes are open.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 18 Aug 2008, 01:38
Love how you've focused on the flowers in the foreground..and the people are all in a receeding blurr. As always - the processing is great!
Ginnie Hart: It had that "other-worldly" feel to me, Marcie. I'm not sure I did it on purpose, though. smile Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Aug 2008, 02:37
I like the way you have framed this pic with the weedy stuff in the foreground, Ginnie, and how you have given that stuff a leading role by being in focus.
Ginnie Hart: It all kinda happened very quickly and serendipitously, Ray! Thanks.
Like the dreamy background, creates an effect to draw you into this image. Also, the image creates a certain warm feeling family mood. Like the atmosphere, great job Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: This is what the farm is all about to our family, John. Since my family never grew up on a farm (but Ruth's husband did), this is all new to us in a dreamy sort of way!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 18 Aug 2008, 03:39
I hope its not the lost world
Ginnie Hart: I hope not, too, Vintage. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Aug 2008, 04:33
Dit is een geweldige foto, sometimes it is good to be in another world and know the difference and try to change our present world.
Love the pp in this picture and the focus is 'out of this world'
Ginnie Hart: Precies, Astrid. Precies! You know!
lovely dof work ginnie

symbolic shot
Ginnie Hart: Truth be known, DrAW, I LOVE symbolism!! smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 18 Aug 2008, 05:47
Ginnie...your photo is extraordinary. The focus on the forefront. Just incredible. Certainly brings out what you're saying in your description. Entering another world.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Sherri! Thanks.
I love your choice of focus. That is an excellent shot that could be interpreted several ways. I think is is a journey into danger smile
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. You could be right, Michael, depending on the situation. As I recollect, there is a wee pond back there. Danger for kids who aren't supervised, for sure!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Aug 2008, 06:34
I like how all persons, the family, are dipping/diving in the mysterious darkness of the deep forest- it might be an adventure! A nice pic in order to start the new week- what will happen?
Ginnie Hart: Precies, Philine. It did feel like a good place to begin! smile (You are always so perceptive!!!)
j'aime beaucoup cette photo. il y a de l'├ętrange et de l'aventure. j'aime
Ginnie Hart: We're such gluttons for adventure, O-P, aren't we!! smile Merci.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 18 Aug 2008, 06:56
Good use of DOF. I like this, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Martin!
This looks like a family about to go on an adventure, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chad. You nailed it.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 18 Aug 2008, 07:29
Ginnie, you make my day .. good idea with the DOF on the foreground, it works very well.
Ginnie Hart: And you're a sweetheart, Klaus. Thank you!
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 18 Aug 2008, 07:46
When you go into the woods today your in for a big suprise!!tonguetongue
It's FARM daygrin
Great shot Ginnie, I want to follow the path too...smile
Have a great day Musketeersmile
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes this farm doesn't always look like the traditional farm, Tracy. This one isn't as much about crops and animals as it is about places to explore! Thanks, Musketeer!
You've certainly caught that feeling of entering another world - the man at the back looks full of trepidation. Like the focusing on the grasses. Excellent.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: That man is new to the family, Ingrid, met for the first time by most of us (my niece's betrothed). So I love how you've described him. smile
  • trotsky
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Aug 2008, 08:51
has a magical feel: if you go down to the woods today....
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Maria!! smile
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Aug 2008, 08:52
Can't wait to be transported to the other world Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Well, I hope I get you there safely! smile Good to see you back, Scarlet.
There is an air of anticipation here .. well done Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Shakara. Thanks!
Perfect use of dof to set the scene...it really does the trick. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Roz.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 18 Aug 2008, 10:51
Into the woods . .

This is very cool! Another outing I didn't know about. I think I recognize everyone. I can almost imagine they are seeing something mysterious . . .
Ginnie Hart: I know, Ruth, I know. I didn't follow them so I have no clue what they saw or did. Isn't this the path to the pond??
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Aug 2008, 10:54
good DOf
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chantal.
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Aug 2008, 11:02
dissapearing into the unknown...love it.
Ginnie Hart: And will they ever come back, I wonder???
Into the woods.... FGunny how the weeds in the foreground look as big as the trees. Neat illusion.
Ginnie Hart: I never thought of that, Mary, but I think you're right! Thanks.
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Aug 2008, 12:25
hopefully thwe ones to follow are as good...love the use of dof as the central subject... and the dry toning never fails...
Ginnie Hart: You're always one to encourage, Sam. Thanks.
  • FLOOG
  • Loving every breath of my life
  • 18 Aug 2008, 13:20
Perfect focus, the interest in the people in the background intriguing my mind. Beautifully framed
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Paul!
I like this Ginnie. Nice idea to focus on the foreground and have the group of people fading into the woods.
Ginnie Hart: It really is another world, Bill! Thanks.
The focus adds a whole new level of story to the photo, great color treatment too smile
Ginnie Hart: From one degree of glory into another, Will? Is that what you're saying??!! smile
  • rags
  • United States
  • 18 Aug 2008, 16:49
Superb use of DOF.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kanyi.
  • zohre
  • UAE
  • 18 Aug 2008, 17:05
Lovely shot.Nice composition.smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Zohre.
  • mary
  • 18 Aug 2008, 18:01
Those beautifully lit grasses and weeds really do look like the entrance to another world!
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, Mary. Thank you.
  • P.J.
  • United States
  • 18 Aug 2008, 18:39
An excellent and creative use of DOF here. I like that the focus isn't on the people, yet they are a major part of the image. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, PJ, for stopping by and commenting!
Nice frame to the shot. looks like a nice place for a walk.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mick. I didn't follow them in but I'm sure it's as good as it looks. smile
Like the use of DOF the way you have Ginnie, it has a lot more mood than if it had been sharp all the way through.
Ginnie Hart: I was delighted it turned out this way, Brian. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Aug 2008, 23:19
Great picture and I like how you have arranged the focus on the weeds in front/
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, as always, Louis!
The pleasant atmosphere. A means introduced to children about the importance of the forest for the life of humankind. Nice focusing Ginnie. Focuisng that said important plants for humankind. Regards From Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: You are so good, Bram. Thank you.
Nicely done Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Nigel!

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