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Horse Power


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

It's not a working farm:  no animals or crops.  Just chickens and quail.
Right now, this is the best "horse" they have at the horse's trough!


Horse Power


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

It's not a working farm:  no animals or crops.  Just chickens and quail.
Right now, this is the best "horse" they have at the horse's trough!


comments (32)

  • Rian
  • Alabama
  • 28 Aug 2008, 01:11
seems like i need a 'horse' like that too.. smile nice shot.. grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! We all could use a horse like that, Rian. I LOVE to ride bikes. Cheap to keep and operate! smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Aug 2008, 01:12
Well...your image is certainly working for me, Ginnie.

That trough looks like it might need a little help if it is going to hold water.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Ray, I think they want to do something creative with it...like make a nice planter out of it. That would be nice. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 28 Aug 2008, 01:33
Nice proecessing. Could be anytime..anywhere.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Marcie, you're right!
  • Ada
  • a very dark room
  • 28 Aug 2008, 01:54
You are funny Ginnie....Interesting looking Horse. Wish I could ride it. Look at those beautiful wheels; a prize that one.
Love the image grin
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, Ada, they found it as a give-away by the side of the road. smile
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 28 Aug 2008, 02:26
Lovely Ginnie, do you use flash?
Ginnie Hart: No flash, Etomi. Just PhotoShop to bring out the highlights and shadows.
The composition that was good with details of the pretty rock. Emerge the warm atmosphere in this photograph. Regadrs from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Bram. Thank you kindly.
still enjoying your processing gin
Ginnie Hart: ...which delights me, DrAW! smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Aug 2008, 05:21
Geweldige foto, prachtige fiets.
The shadows are great, Mroy says you are my goddess of still life photography, normally I find my own words to say things, for one time I will use her words, you ARE my goddess of still life.
Your PP is so you, the border ontzettend mooi and I love the way you put in your signature.
Je mag trots op jezelf zijn. smile
Ginnie Hart: Well, mijn vriend, I'm very embarrassed to be called anyone's goddess of anything...even IF we all have the goddess within us! But ontzettend bedankt regardless. I really enjoy stuff like this, as you know! smile
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 28 Aug 2008, 05:32
Keeping a watering trough filled is a full time job. Again with the superb tones. You're a master at it.
Ginnie Hart: I would guess you're right about that watering trough, Sherri, especially if there are horses to drink from it! Thank you for your kind words!
les début d'un futur champion de cross?
très belle photo
Ginnie Hart: HA! It's always good to dream, O-P! smile Merci.
... and a delightful impression it is Ginnie.
richard
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. smile
  • FLOOG
  • The retreat of a furtive mind
  • 28 Aug 2008, 06:43
I do hope the little boy who was riding the bike isn't in the tub! ha ha smile

In a parallel universe, I am sending you lots of money and you are divulging your processing technique to me in great detail...... oh and then you shoot me of course!

Awesome, as always Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: HAHA is right, Paul!

Are you really asking to know my technique, Paul? If so, please write me at [email protected] Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Aug 2008, 07:07
a nice introduction, a nice pic. I'm especially impressed by the old (bath)tub (for cows...?)! I remember that after the WWII every saturday we children in such a tub were brushed/washed up- only one bathwater for four persons! -A prachtige fiets for your grandson?
Ginnie Hart: I know that horses drink from such troughs/tubs, Philine, so why not cows. But someone else would know better than I. Maybe a child or two were thrown into this one once upon a time. grin Come to think of it, I don't think Nicholas ever rode this. He was too busy holding the quail and gathering their eggs.
And the horse looks well-worked.
Nice light.
Ginnie Hart: Don actually found this as a give-away on the side of the road, Wim, and took it for Farm Day (his two kids are already adults). I bet some child really worked it well! smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Aug 2008, 09:03
The combination of the bath tub and bike is all you needed to make this lovely shot Ginnie. Great composition.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Stuff like this reminds me of you, Ingrid, so I guess you've rubbed off on me. smile
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 28 Aug 2008, 10:21
Cute! One of the roadside bike giveaways Don has found.
Ginnie Hart: Ever since you wrote this comment, Ruth, I've been telling it in my replies. It certainly adds to the story. smile
Lovely picture, Ginnie. Great eye for this one!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Berta! smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 28 Aug 2008, 13:08
I think the trought has a rust problem
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Vintage, I think you're right!
  • Chichi
  • United States
  • 28 Aug 2008, 14:16
Love the title. LOL.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks, ChiChi!
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 28 Aug 2008, 14:53
Ginnie, yes best horse.. makes no dirt ;-D .. as always you captured great places .. fine eyes, every day a wonderfull suprise!!
Ginnie Hart: And it hardly costs anything in gas, Klaus! grin Your words are very kind! Thank you.
Great light here, Ginnie. Nice.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bridge. I do love shadows. smile
  • mary
  • 28 Aug 2008, 15:36
Oh, I love the light and tones in this!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, thank you, Mary. smile
  • Flo
  • France
  • 28 Aug 2008, 18:27
Great PP Ginnie, very "retro" in a sens ! I love those soft desaturations, always give a terrific atmosphere !
Ginnie Hart: I'm having fun with that technique, Flo. It really is feeling like "me," if that makes sense.
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 28 Aug 2008, 19:36
Nice colors again Ginnie, maybe a bit of cropping so the bike gets more to the right in the picture...hmm don´t know if I explained that right smile
Ginnie Hart: Ahh. I see what you mean, Magnus...the bike more in the right third "rule." I never thought of that or "saw" it but I think you could be right. Thanks.
I new from the thumbnail I was going to like this Ginnie, I like the muted colours in this shot, and the fact you have made a good photo out of two comman everyday items.
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling most of us love kids' bikes, Brian. smile Thanks.
Couldn't help smiling at this Ginnie. It's just that sort of everyday thing and it made me smile.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Bill, when an image makes you smile, so I'm delighted this one had that effect on you!
Lovely done Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Zeb!
  • P.J.
  • United States
  • 29 Aug 2008, 18:40
Cool shot. Sharp image. I like the dull colors.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, PJ.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Aug 2008, 23:19
A simple composition with impact. That contraption would require leg power I believe.
Ginnie Hart: And to think they salvaged it from the side of the road as a throw/give-away!
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 31 Aug 2008, 00:01
I like the composition and the lights and shadows. Nice !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Carsten.
Excellent and sweet title...Wonder how this would look more sentered...
Ginnie Hart: And someone else wanted it moved a bit more to the right, Aksel. I have a feeling that little bike just needs to move around! grin
  • zohre
  • Dubai
  • 31 Aug 2008, 15:23
Fantastic lighting,Ginnie. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Zohre.

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