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Field of Dreams


This is a series of impressions from our annual Farm Day in Michigan on August 9th.

The early-morning fields glisten with dew.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

Field of Dreams


This is a series of impressions from our annual Farm Day in Michigan on August 9th.

The early-morning fields glisten with dew.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

comments (45)

  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 20 Aug 2008, 00:40
Exquisite! Not that I need to have a 'favorite'..but this is definitely one of mine. It's as if I'm awake in a dream. Just beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Marcie. That's very sweet.
Hmmmm.... beautiful dream. I wanted to be able to dream the beautiful butterfly. Nice moment Ginnie. Giving effect flare made this photograph become fantastic. Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: Some of the best dreams I've ever had are from the early morning, Bram, when the dew is glistening in the morning sun.
  • Rian
  • Alabama
  • 20 Aug 2008, 02:40
fabulous shot! i like how the doffed out background was processed (or not processed) to look like an impressionist painting..
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rian. It definitely had that feel on me!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Aug 2008, 03:39
...and the early-rising sex worker gets the nectar!

One of your best images, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Ray. Thank you.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 20 Aug 2008, 03:52
I thought you were still in Michigan. I can't keep up with you. The colors around this insect are beautifulsmile
Ginnie Hart: I know, Sherri. sad That's why I always write at the bottom of my text where I am every post, since my image does not always match where I am. We are back-n-forth between Atlanta and Amsterdam every month because of Donica's work...except for those times we travel to another place, like Michigan!
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 20 Aug 2008, 03:53
A magic light is present here. I like it, Ginnie, but I'd love it even more without the butterfly, which brings an element of cheesiness and ruins such a fine composition of the photograph. I know, I know...lot's of people will disagree with me. The idea is too radical for many, but the focus of this picture should've been the backlit flower. Bear with me, please. smile
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Viktor, your point is well-taken! smile It was the butterfly that made me notice the flower. I wonder now if I would have taken the picture without it?? I will bear that in mind the next time!! Thanks.
Wow another stunning shot ginnie! I love these color tones. Very dream like.
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very kind and touching, Genevieve. Thank you!
tu as l'art! Ginnie. magnifique, encore.
Ginnie Hart: You always know how to make my day, O-P. Merci.
'if you build it, he will come'
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, DrAW!
  • P.J.
  • United States
  • 20 Aug 2008, 07:31
Really interesting colors in this one. I like the look of the image for sure. Good details.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, PJ!
I can see what Viktor is getting at. There is another picture here focused on the flower. BUT this is not cheesy!!! It is far too good to be that
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very kind, Bill. Thank you! I do get Viktor's point and told him so. I probably wouldn't have taken the picture of the flower alone because it was the butterfly that made me notice it...after the fact!
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 20 Aug 2008, 07:32
Fairytale shot Ginnie this is just awesome.smile
I can imagine the them dancing around from flower to flower.
This is a fantastic image mijn vriend.wink
Catch you soonsmile
Ginnie Hart: You know how to make me smile, Musketeer. smile Thank you...and travel safely.
You have achieved a very nice effect here Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir! smile
We don't see these sorts round our way, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: So sad, Chad. And that rhymes!!
  • vintage
  • Australia on night shift
  • 20 Aug 2008, 08:20
Ginnie I like it
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thank you, Vintage. smile
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 20 Aug 2008, 08:44
I like the feeling that it just may take off any minute now...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Brian, you're right! And it did! smile
  • trotsky
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Aug 2008, 08:47
super...knew this couldn't be europe from the glistening beads of summer there smile
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. Now you've given me a mission to see if I can find something like this here while in Amsterdam, Trotsky!?!
  • Jessie
  • New Zealand
  • 20 Aug 2008, 08:59
Beautiful detail. I like the background too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jessie.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Aug 2008, 10:13
This is simply beautiful Ginnie - I love the ethereal atmosphere. It looks like one of those illustrations out of an old fairy tale.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhhh. Thank you, Ingrid!
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Aug 2008, 10:16
I can only echo those before me Ginnie, stunner. mal
Ginnie Hart: You're always a sweetheart, Mal. Thanks.
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 20 Aug 2008, 10:56
I like the toned down colors Ginnie, and I think the sun flares just makes this picture more interesting
Ginnie Hart: I think the sun was bouncing off every single dew droplet I saw, Magnus. Thank you!
  • Aussie
  • UK
  • 20 Aug 2008, 10:57
Wonderful image Ginnie. Love the processing and the sudued colours.
Ginnie Hart: Wait. Where are you, Aussie? Please write me and tell me when you can come to AMS! Thanks!
  • padraig
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Aug 2008, 11:04
beautiful....nuff said!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thank you, Padraig!
This is a really great shot!
Certainly one of my favourits.
My compliments!
Ginnie Hart: That means a lot coming from you, Wim. Thank you kindly.
Beautiful Ginnie, is this a monarch butterfly? The clarity and details are excellent. This one is a winner Ginnie. nice job.
Ginnie Hart: I think it's a Monarch, yes, John. Thank you kindly.
  • Affi
  • United States
  • 20 Aug 2008, 13:35
Fantastic Ginnie! Very dreamy.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you millions, Affi. (I really like your "nickname!" smile )
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 20 Aug 2008, 14:34
I can only agree with all the comments above smile This is completely beautiful!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Frida. That means a lot.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 20 Aug 2008, 15:13
Ginnie great, i like the dreamy mood and the lens flares
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Klaus. The sun was bouncing off all the dew droplets! It was a fantasy land.
Great shot Ginnie, nothing else to be said.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • FLOOG
  • The serenity of a contented soul
  • 20 Aug 2008, 15:35
Absolutely exquisite, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Always a sweetheart, Paul. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Aug 2008, 15:58
The dew transcended into moons. Great pictures and the subdued colours are great.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. You're waxing poetic. smile
  • claire
  • Canada
  • 20 Aug 2008, 15:59
this is absolutely stunning! i love the soft toned colors very much. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Claire, for stopping by and commenting!
It could be an illustration in a fairy tale. That is so good.
Ginnie Hart: That's something my grandmother would have done, Michael, but hers would have been in pen and ink. smile Thanks.
This is stunning Ginnie, no other word for it.ps have we been twiddling just a little?
Ginnie Hart: smile Only the twiddlers know for sure, Michael. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Aug 2008, 18:47
For me dew is sometimes the same as tears in the morning, this however is a dreamworld I could live in, een fantastiche foto, een likey voor mij, meer dan ooit.......
Ginnie Hart: Yes, mijn vriend! Tears in the morning have their own beauty and we need to be reminded of that from time to time. Wij weten het! Ontzettend veel bedankt.
  • zohre
  • UAE
  • 20 Aug 2008, 19:49
Wonderful image Ginnie!Very dreamy. smile
Ginnie Hart: I like dreamy, Zohre. smile Thanks.
Thanks, love your title and picture. Somehow butterflies reminds me of when I was a child....I seem to remember there was a lot of them.....I'm not good at spotting them anymore...are they gone, or are my "childrens eyes" slowly evaporating....
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, I do hope and believe you still have your "children's eyes," Aksel. Maybe you haven't been in the right place at the right time to see the butterflies? At least you had eyes to see this one! Thank you.
  • mary
  • 20 Aug 2008, 20:33
Absolutely gorgeous!
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh. Thank you, Mary.
Stunning! This shot is one of those collector photos you want to hang on your wall and brag about to friends! Really beautiful, Ginnie, you have a great eye.
Ginnie Hart: You sure are way too kind, Alex, but I eat it up. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Aug 2008, 22:20
Ginnie, only the first verses my be right ("Devoted hanging on the flower") for the viewer of your beautiful pic!

A Butterfly in Love

She was a flower, cute and fine
Blooming in the bright sunshine

He was a proud, young butterfly
Devoted hanging on the flower, high

Oft a bee came round to visit
And zoomed around the flower a bit

Oft a beetle crawled up and down
On the flowerÂ’s blooming crown

Oh God, how this pained the butterfly
His hurt then almost made him cry

But what really horrified him most
And was the worst,and then came last

An old ass ate the whole plant
He loved the most in all the land.

Wilhelm Busch 1883
Ginnie Hart: Oh, Philine! I LOVE IT! grin
  • Jasper
  • Haarlem, Netherlands
  • 21 Aug 2008, 09:09
Wow, the bokeh is amazing in this one. Very very nice.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2008, 10:51
A world apart.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Ruth! Indeed.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Aug 2008, 11:42
Lovely!!
Petra
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Petra!
WOW! A painter couldn't paint it more beautiful. This is fantastic and goes straight to my likeys.
Ginnie Hart: You really have the knack at making my day, Lady!
This looks very surreal and so special.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Monica. Sorry I'm late in replying.

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