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Hazardous to Your Health


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

Farmer Don's work bench.
(every barn/farm needs one!)

Hazardous to Your Health


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

Farmer Don's work bench.
(every barn/farm needs one!)

comments (35)

  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 4 Sep 2008, 00:52
Such a simple image..and yet - it tells such a long and full story. Really nice!!!
Ginnie Hart: This simple image tells me so much about Don, the farmer. That's what I like about it. Thanks, Marcie.
  • Rian
  • Alabama
  • 4 Sep 2008, 02:14
better safe than sorry.. smile great shot.. so crisp & sharp.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Rian. Thanks.
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 4 Sep 2008, 02:47
To paraphrase Maxwell House: good to the last grain! smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. I think he'll drink to that, Larry. smile So will I.
  • Ada
  • a very dark room
  • 4 Sep 2008, 02:52
I can't count how many times a day I see that sighn "hazardous to your health". As far as I am concerned that should be inscribed on my forehead (ok am just kidding Ginnie.
This image is well done Ginnie...Simple yet gets the message across.
Ginnie Hart: And I see that in Japan the bicyclists wear these all the time! What an age we live in, Ada! Thanks.
You just never know where you are going to find a shot. this is lovely.
Ginnie Hart: Truer words were never spoken, Gail! Thanks. smile
  • Martie
  • United States
  • 4 Sep 2008, 04:18
I like this one, Ginnie. It is very basic, yet speaks volumes. Just look at the wear and tear on the gloves. They have laboured long and hard.
Ginnie Hart: It's like I can see everything Don does on the farm pass before my eyes when I see his gloves! Thanks, Martie.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 4 Sep 2008, 05:04
Looks like Farmer Don works hard, good detail presented Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You have no idea, Vintage. I'm not sure you'd find a harder worker!
That is GOOOOD. Excelent product type shooting with exceptional focus, clarity and light. Dare I say perfect? Or as Bella the Attack Kitty would say, purrrrrfect.
Ginnie Hart: No, John, don't dare use that word! grin There is always something that can be made better, at least in my work. But thank you kindly for your compliment!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Sep 2008, 06:18
In this picture a story is hidden, the hard work, the love of the wood to create something beautiful but always keep in mind that even wood can be 'hazardous to your health'.
I have worked a lot with MDF wood, the dust of that can be killing after many many years.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium-density_fibreboard.

You are zo ontzettend goed in taking this kind of pictures.
The lighting is superb.
This scene could be at my garage when I am finished sawing (?) wood and relax with een kopje koffie winkand Farmer Don will join me and we would have a great time talking about Kuifje..tonguetonguetongue
I love the series of the barn, I am eager to see the rest.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhh, lieve vriend! I love how you can make a story out of anything and connect all the dots to other stories that make us all "one." I'm not even sure Don was sawing wood when he left his gloves here. He may have just finished mowing the yard with the lawn tractor. But I'm sure he would have liked jouw kopje koffie!
  • FLOOG
  • The valleys of a contented soul
  • 4 Sep 2008, 06:22
Always the eye for something many of us would walk straight by. This works so well, Ginnie

Beautifully presented, and the processing.... don't get me started ha ha smile
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Paul. I will NOT get you started. You're such a sweetheart! Thanks.
c'est très profond comme photo
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear O-P!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Sep 2008, 07:26
Astrid has said anything- yes, some things are very belangrijk bij het werken and I find it beautiful that you are appreciating them by photographing them!
Ginnie Hart: I think photography's gift, dear Philine, is to make us notice things we might not otherwise! Ontzetrtend bedankt!
  • Tracy
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Sep 2008, 07:42
Don is thinking of his health thats one good thingsmile
I see so many people with out saftey masks and goggles.
My son always wears his too.
Lovely shot Ginniesmile
Ginnie Hart: I was almost startled when I saw the mask, Tracy, and then was immediately thankful that he, too, knows the importance of wearing one, even on the farm! Thanks, mijn vriend.
You have photographed daily objects but with much masters… you have created authentic bodegón. I like. In addition it has made illusion see the mark me of the company where my brother-in-law works! smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. It suddenly makes the world seem very small, José Angel, when there are connections like this! Gracias!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Sep 2008, 09:25
I thought this was a bra from the thumbnail Ginnie! Love the detail on this. Such a simple still life but so effective.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Ingrid. Now I'm on the floor. I wonder how many others thought the same thing and ended up disappointed! grin Thank you.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Sep 2008, 09:33
Nice light on this lovely simple composition - works a treat, even down to the twist of flex in the background.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mike. When I spotted these glovers sitting there so neatly with the mask, I saw something about Don I had never seen in the same way before. It's amazing how something simple like this can do that!
A very good picture Ginnie, you becomes more and more talented every day ! Bravo !
Ginnie Hart: You better be careful, Zeb, because flattery will get you everywhere. grin
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 4 Sep 2008, 09:47
Nice everyday subject beautifully captured Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Aussie!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Sep 2008, 10:02
I wonder no spectacles (in order to protect the eyes while sawing...) are depictured.
Ginnie Hart: I'm not sure Don was sawing, Philine. I know he had been out mowing the yard, so in that case, he wouldn't have needed goggles. This is the workbench in his work "office" in the barn.
  • Marcello
  • United States
  • 4 Sep 2008, 10:04
Hi, Ginnie! Nice series, indeed. smile
Ginnie Hart: It's so good to see you again, Marcello. I sure hope you're doing well since seeing you a year ago! Has a year really come and gone since that SC BBQ!
Ginnie,
It takes a discriminating eye to find potential in such unlikely subject matter. This is very nicely done. So many textures captured. Profound statement.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so kindly, Jennie, for stopping by and commenting. Welcome to SC!
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 4 Sep 2008, 13:18
Awww.
Ginnie Hart: I know!
Such a good image from simple items Ginnie, I must admit to thinking from the thumbnail we were getting a folded up bra!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I am so tickled by the bra idea, Brian. It's made my day. grin
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 4 Sep 2008, 16:35
Ginnie, cool framing, like it
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Klaus!
Sharp shot!! Safety first... because accidents last. smile
Ginnie Hart: What a fabulous saying, Sarthak. I like that! smile
  • P.J.
  • United States
  • 4 Sep 2008, 17:45
Such a simple photo, but one that can tell so many stories. A great image.
Ginnie Hart: I really agree, PJ! Thank you kindly.
Trouble is these days you have to do a risk assessment before you even put the gloves and mask on.

This is proving to be a fine series Ginnie, keep 'em coming
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that the truth, Bill! And thanks for the compliment.
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 4 Sep 2008, 20:09
It's important to protect your health and this looks like a safe working bench smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes indeed, Magnus. Yes, indeed!
  • Judy
  • United States - Los Angeles
  • 4 Sep 2008, 20:13
Ginnie - I love it! This photo looks just like my Dad's gloves and he would leave his gloves just like that - but he did all his work in the days before we had the protective masks. Still takes my heart rignt to him - as always. He and Farmer Don probably would have been fast friends!
Ginnie Hart: Don't you just love it when something reminds you of someone special in your life! Thanks for sharing that, Judy!
  • Still
  • France
  • 4 Sep 2008, 20:53
Yes! Something of the same inspiration. but I think that these gloves have had a hardest life than mine...
Beuatiful image as usual, Ginny!
Ginnie Hart: It was fun to see how we both were on the same page, one day apart, Still. Thanks!
So simple so good.
But I have to confess, at first glance at the thumb nail I though it was a bra!!! D'oh
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! I love it. And I had never once thought of it. How fun. Thanks, Pat.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 5 Sep 2008, 04:48
Wonderful image that brings memories to those who have a work bench like this one, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that the truth, Kay! Thanks.
Farmer Don showed the inspiration to photograph. My eyes could be tempted, I as seeing a photograph bra... hehe. Nice Ginnie. Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia
Ginnie Hart: You and several others, Bram. grin How fun. It never even entered my mind.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Sep 2008, 15:06
Most of the girls I know wear a double barreled version, and the guys don't need such thick gloves. So this one must be the amazing amazon.

Great still life to celebrate all working stiffs.
Ginnie Hart: You are so funny, Louis. I laughed out loud when I first read your comment (yesterday) and have laughed again now. smile
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 7 Sep 2008, 18:01
Excellent detail shot and great composition
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.

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