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Lived In


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

May our houses always look lived in!
(especially on the weekend!)



Lived In


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

May our houses always look lived in!
(especially on the weekend!)



comments (43)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Sep 2008, 01:06
very inviting...but I would need a ladder...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, you would, Ray. But knowing you, you'd figure it out! smile
  • Ada
  • a very dark room
  • 12 Sep 2008, 01:36
awesome.... HEY! YOU WITH THE CAMERA!! GET OFF MY PROPERTY!!!
Ginnie Hart: HA! But, Ada, there were no NO TRESPASSING signs anywhere to be seen!! smile
What a cool shot. I just love how the background is all greyed out... bokeh I guess you might call it.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Jen, bokeh. I love when that happens. smile Thanks.
Toc, Toc, There is somebody? smile
Ginnie Hart: According to Ruth, a little wren family lives there, José Angel. How sweet is that?! smile
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 12 Sep 2008, 02:03
Fantastic photo. This is truly extraordinary. Love the simplicity of the bird house.
Ginnie Hart: And according to Ruth, Sherri, a little wren family lives there. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 12 Sep 2008, 02:37
Yes indeed! Love the soft colors and the bokeh. Really nice!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Marcie.
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 12 Sep 2008, 03:22
Crisp and clear. Like the brownish tone. I wonder how would it look in Sepia.
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, Richa, this IS a sepia of sorts through the Multiply layer that filters out almost all the color. But I agree... a true sepia would maybe look even better. Thanks for the suggestion.
  • Hamilton
  • United States
  • 12 Sep 2008, 03:36
Ginnie, I'm tempted to say you have a distinct style and it's evident here... this would easily be a signature Ginnie shot. Nice!
Ginnie Hart: Now I'm blushing, Hamilton, but I do believe you're right. This "sepia" effect through the Multiply layer in PS has become a real favorite for me. Thank you.
  • Rian
  • United States
  • 12 Sep 2008, 04:23
cool shot! where's the resident.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Ruth says there is a little wren family that lives here, Rian. If they were home, I didn't see or hear them. I bet they were holding their breath till I left.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Sep 2008, 04:36
This could be my house in future and do you know what....I would not mind, it looks firm and well painted from the outside, love and caring and laughter and understanding and communication will be on the inside....
Wow these thoughts in the very early morning already, that is promising for the rest of the day.
Dit is echt een 'Ginnie' foto, de kleuren zijn prachtig, the DOF stunning, the perspective brilliant.
Dankjewel lieve vriend voor het plaatje hoe een echt huis er uit zou moeten zien.
Ginnie Hart: "Firm and well painted from the outside, love and caring and laughter and understanding and communication will be on the inside...." What else could anyone ever ask for, lieve vriend! They would have it all. Ontzettend bedankt voor jouw woorden.
A hiding place that was comfortable for birds... the interesting photograph. Humankind made the house for birds, one simbolisasi communication between humankind and birds. Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Bram, and I do like the way you think! Thank you for these wonderful thoughts. I like that connection between humans and birds!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Sep 2008, 06:44
A nice detail! Ik meen een ietsje van een vogeltje te zien? Yes, Ada is right: "This is my bottom"! A very good photograph, you have the imagination to feel the rough material wood!
Ginnie Hart: I love that rough wood, Philine, and I love seeing the little twigs/straw inside that says someone does indeed live there. Ruth says a family of wrens takes up residence there. How sweet!
  • P.J.
  • United States
  • 12 Sep 2008, 07:23
Such texture for this one. It's a nice shot. Good image.
Ginnie Hart: It's the textures I love the most, PJ. Thanks.
"Lived in" indeed. A nice observation! And observed well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Amen Ginnie! Lovely capture.
Ginnie Hart: I'm way too old to not have a lived-in look any more, Bridge. grin
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 12 Sep 2008, 10:53
Oh, it does look lived in, believe me!

A little wren family took residence in this little house.
Ginnie Hart: I love to know who lives there, Ruth! How could they NOT live there! smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 12 Sep 2008, 11:16
Such a lovely little bird house. My husband builds different ones every year therefore we now have a lot of different birds around our cottage smile It's so fun to learn their habits, sounds and some of them get real close at the end of the summer.
Ginnie Hart: There are many people I know who collect bird houses everywhere they go and hang them all around their house/yard. It wouldn't take much to make me a bird-watcher, Frida, setting out my binoculars to pick up at whim. It would be a whole new world of observation!
Beautiful shot (as you always do!!!). Perfect DOF. You can feel the wood in your hands!!!!
Ginnie Hart: That's what I most loved about this house, Berta...the ability to feel the wood with my eyes! Thank you.
  • Martie
  • United States
  • 12 Sep 2008, 12:07
Lovely, Ginnie. I too like the background. But more, I see a spiderweb in the house. Nice to know I'm not the only one with them! smile
Ginnie Hart: I thought that was a spiderweb, too, Martie, but after looking and looking, I've decided it's the twigs/straw of the nest. Ruth confirmed that for me when she commented that a family of wrens has taken up residence there. I just love the thought.
  • Fotografa
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Sep 2008, 12:27
A simple and lovely composition, nice one Ginnie. Wonder if there was anyone in smilesmile
Ginnie Hart: Ruth says a family of wrens lives there, Fotografa. If they were in, I think they were holding their breath till I left. smile
  • mary
  • 12 Sep 2008, 12:42
My house is looking VERY lived in today -- got to vaccuum... Love the bokeh in this!
Ginnie Hart: Mine, too, Mary. Maybe I had to find a good excuse?? grin
Nice `picture, good textures and composition.Bye
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Enfokme!
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 12 Sep 2008, 15:09
Oh I can assure you my house looks lived in most every day!

If this were my little house, you'd see chairs on that balcony and a grill too so all my friends could come over and join me in the evenings for a glass of wine, a sunset, and some barbecue.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love the way your mind works, Kathryn! smile
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 12 Sep 2008, 15:13
dYes wonderfull bokeh .. and good DOF .. once more.. Ginnie you have the drive
Ginnie Hart: You always make my day, Klaus. smile
Home is where the heart is!
Ginnie Hart: Truer words were never spoken, Chris!
The background reminds me of the effect you used to see with picture taken with a mirror lens. I quite agree, houses should look and feel lived in. So I am not going to tidy up my office.... (don't tell Angelatongue)
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good for you, Bill. I won't say a word. smile
Watch the birdie!

Happy weekend, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chad. smile And you, too.
  • claire
  • Canada
  • 12 Sep 2008, 23:38
haha! love your description Ginnie. and very cool shot!
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like it, Claire. smile
A sight that would bring out the stalker in me . . .waiting for the little occupant to come out and sit on the perch and pose for me. VERY NICE.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Sep 2008, 06:27
The bird which Wim has depictured today should sit on this wooden perch! But the way from Switzerland to the Michigan Lake might be too stressing for such a little spallow!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Sometimes those little birds surprise us the most, Philine, with what they can do. Remember the swallows of San Juan Capistrano? 6,000 miles every year!!
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/swallows1.html
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 13 Sep 2008, 08:10
Lovely little bird house Ginnie.
Looks nicely used.
Ginnie Hart: Nicely used has a good ring to it, Aussie. smile
Indeed!

The soft light works very nicely here, and the composition is perfect. Nice image.
Ginnie Hart: You're a real affirmer, John. Thanks.
I'd like to be a bird with a so nice home smile
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Zeb. Just my style. Very simple. smile
Looking back over what I missed this week Ginnie I enjoyed your use of close-ups, and what a good mixture of subjects.
Ginnie Hart: It was such a fun time of mixing it all up, Brian. smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Sep 2008, 19:36
This could be Woody Woodpecker's house, just look at the entrance.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. You are so right, Louis. Thanks for that thought.
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 14 Sep 2008, 09:15
How are you Ginnie? Nice photos as usual, school has been driving me nuts! So busy I dont do much for my web blog anymore!

ps. how are those cranes coming along?
Ginnie Hart: In that case, Brian, (your busyness), I'm lucky to see you, so thanks.

I'm afraid to say I have not yet touched those cranes. The day will come!
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 14 Sep 2008, 10:53
It is nice, but I would be like Pooh - I would get stuck hehehee :-()
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! You just made my day, Brian. grin
What a nice little house for birds ! Great idea, they really need it in winter.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Flo, you're so right! Thanks.
  • Still
  • France
  • 14 Sep 2008, 20:21
This one is wonderful. A very nice texture, and an old mood feeling .
Ginnie Hart: I think I must really like "old mood" feelings, Still. smile Thanks.
How beautiful simple things can be when someone with a taste for beauty like you captures them!
Great shot, better thought!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Albert, for stopping by and commenting.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 15 Sep 2008, 00:45
Hum...Mr and Mrs Bird have great taste...Who's the architect? smile
Ginnie Hart: Good question, Lina. smile But I have no clue!
  • Tracy
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Sep 2008, 11:19
It looks like a happy house Ginnie, built to last I'm suresmilesmile
Lovely imagesmile
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, Musketeer! smile
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 15 Sep 2008, 13:34
Beautiful shot.i like the background .smile
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thank you, Zohre!

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