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Lean on Me


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

This "little horse" got around.
The funny thing is, I never saw who rode it!



Lean on Me


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

This "little horse" got around.
The funny thing is, I never saw who rode it!



comments (42)

  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 15 Sep 2008, 00:37
Looks more like a pony than a full-sized horse!!! Love the simplicity of this image..and - as always - your processing. Nice!!!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Marcie, pony is much more like it. You're so right. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 15 Sep 2008, 00:53
Sometimes your photos are so full of a cosy atmosphere...through your eyes, happiness is almost touchable ...
Ginnie Hart: You ALWAYS know how to make my day, Lina! Thank you.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 15 Sep 2008, 01:28
A classic, Ginnie. Captured in exquisite clarity and your colors are so pretty.
Ginnie Hart: You, too, know how to make my day, Sherri. Thank you!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Sep 2008, 02:15
A stunning "still life", Ginnie. Composition, use of light, processing is all brilliant.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Ray!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 15 Sep 2008, 02:18
Oh my boys had bikes like that when they were younger. Lovely colours in this Ginnie. Both the house and the bike looks somewhat forgotten? Well captured Ginnie!

And yes it was natures own marbles in shape of little tiny fungus on a three stump smile
Ginnie Hart: I knew it about the marbles, Frida. I'm guessing whoever was riding this bike went into the barn to see the quail. They were one of the biggest attractions of the day! smile
  • Rian
  • United States
  • 15 Sep 2008, 02:42
hmm.. it wasn't you who rode it here then? grin i like this one.. it's nice, crisp & clean.. grin
Ginnie Hart: I could have and would have, Rian (yes, even at 63) but it never entered my mind...because I was walking everywhere with my camera! smile Next time, I'll ride it!
I was startled to see this photograph, because this bicycle was the same as the bicycle that was used by my child to go to the school. BMX style Ginnie. Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: I love it when that happens, Bram. YAY! It's a small world after all!! smile
There is so much atmosphere in this shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rémi!.
how cute! Love it.. Did little Nicolas ride it?
Ginnie Hart: I don't think Nicholas rode it, Jen, but I'll see him tomorrow and will ask him. I think it was his cousin who rode it most of the time. How cute.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 15 Sep 2008, 05:16
I always wanted one of these when I was a boy, but that never happened. It looks well loved, or should I say abused?
Ginnie Hart: MARTIN! I have been thinking of you off-n-on all for the last days, wondering how you fared during the hurricane. Please let us all know you're okay! Thank for this comment, because now we at least know you're still alive!!!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Sep 2008, 05:49
Geweldige foto met erg mooi licht, my son had one of these, blue/white, no need to say I always was glad when he came home safe and sound.
No wonder you never saw somebody riding it.....it goes toooooo fast to even see.....gringrin
I am glad that the last rider put his horse against the shed, the shed stands as a rock, he can lean against it..maybe they even can have a talk, about they talk about how it would be after farm-day....nice and quiet and peaceful again wink
Ginnie Hart: Even the shed/barn knows we have to have those talks, Astrid, so thank God they're there to lean on! En voor jouw woorden, altijd, ontzettend bedankt.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Sep 2008, 06:10
I love your farm barn which you have shown us sometimes before and I would like to step in because its door is widely open, and I always like open doors! I know the " little horse" too (28th august 2008), it seems always to have the desire to lean on someone, and I love that it has found someone/something where it is possible! I thought that Nicolas would have used this bike! I can very well understand your title!
I have often the feeling that other persons like or love to lean on me because seeming to be so stabile, so sure of myself, but sometimes I look quite the other way...!
Ginnie Hart: You are so very humble, Philine, but you are much more stable than you give yourself credit for. I would easily put my trust in you. Thank you!
This tonaliti is really great Ginnie and you were right to mention that my picture yesterday has offered a similarity... I used HDR post-processing on both images (today also)... That's why I like yours too even if I don't know how you've obtained such a result... smile
Ginnie Hart: I am such a fan of HDR, Flo, but have never done it the real way. Maybe some day I will. In the meantime, we can be in each other's fan club and admire what we do. grin
A small person! Nice treatment again Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Those small persons are growing up way too quickly, Bill! Thanks.
I like the washed out / desat' stuff that you have done to this
richard
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard.
This farm of Michigan always has been a source of inspiration for you! The smooth tone of the image is unequivocally yours!
Ginnie Hart: You have spoken the truth, José Angel! This farm is totally inspirational to me. Thank you.
  • navin
  • India
  • 15 Sep 2008, 08:50
Nice shot and nice title
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Navin.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Sep 2008, 09:49
Good title Ginnie. Strange in our family they were usually flat on the driveway so that I had to get out of the car and move them before I could park. Perhaps some well meaning adult picked it up and the owner just couldn't find it anymore ;o)
Ginnie Hart: My guess is that a little fella did in fact park his bike there, Mike, because I have a hunch which one it was. Not my grandson, though. smile Thanks.
Maybe someone just put it in a different place fot you to shoot it wink
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure you're right, Wim! smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Sep 2008, 10:16
It must have been a very small someone! Like the angle and the little peek inside the shed.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: A very small someone indeed, Ingrid. That barn was quite the attraction the entire day for all of us. Thanks.
It's a beautiful shot Ginnie. You transform simple things into art!!! I love how you process the colors (one day you'll have to explain to me how you do it)
Ginnie Hart: These images for me are what the Farm Day is all about, Berta. I'm so glad they seem to be rubbing off on you who can share them with me. Thank you. And I'd be more than glad to share what I do (do you have PhotoShop CS3?). You can write me at [email protected]
  • Tracy
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Sep 2008, 11:07
Ha it was the invisible childtongue
I have those in my house, no one knows who moved the object, but it gets around...smile
Nice composition Musketeersmile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Tracy. The invisible child indeed! And now you're back! I have NOT forgotten you..... I will try to find time to write you soon! Thank you.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 15 Sep 2008, 11:12
This well worn pony was one of our 'trash picks' from someone's curb in our collection of bikes for kids who visit the farm.

Nice photo!
Ginnie Hart: I love the story behind this very nice bike, Ruth. It will be a treasure on your farm for many years to come!!! Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 15 Sep 2008, 11:18
Wonderful image Ginnie. I like everything about it.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetie, Aussie. Thank you.
Nice image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Bernie.
Has such a wonderful years-gone-by feeling to it. Very nice.
Ginnie Hart: I think I'm becoming partial to that "years-gone-by feeling," Jennie! smile Thanks.
It makes one think the rider might have been called into lunch Ginnie, good shot once again.
Ginnie Hart: Either that or into the barn to see the quail and gather some more eggs, Brian. smile Thanks.
I expect somebody had great fun on it Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: For sure, Chris. For sure!
Stunning composition Ginnie. Excellent tones and clarity. The bike brings back great feelings when I was growing up and took my bike everywhere.
Ginnie Hart: I think most of us have memories of ours or our kids' bikes. I love it! Thanks, John.
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 15 Sep 2008, 13:30
Nice shot and nice title . smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zohre.
i like it... no i love it absolutely!
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Ade! smile
  • dotun
  • United States
  • 15 Sep 2008, 15:05
Very nie Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, thank you, Dotun. Good to see you again.
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 15 Sep 2008, 15:54
Excellent colors and composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!!
c'est toujours un bonheur cette simplicité du thème
Ginnie Hart: Happiness is a good word, O-P. That's exactly how I feel! smile
Such a beautiful composition and the processing is exquisite. It all comes together to make a wonderful image.
Ginnie Hart: You're so very kind, Michael. Thank you.
looks like my (mountain)bike in front of our door, thoug i a bigger sizze haha. We have 6 bikes (2 persons) so 4 of them could be standing like this 'un-used' eeh? Are you doing Ok? Bye happy greetings
Ginnie Hart: That's a lot of bikes, JoAnn, for 2 people. But then, I'm sure you have different terrains for all of them. smile Thanks for your happy greetings.
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Sep 2008, 21:32
I really like this and the way it suggests that a little person has just got of his horse and gone in to the barn.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Padraig. Exactly. I like that. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Sep 2008, 21:32
The fae also need transport - not all of them have wings. You managed a real good picture of this little bicycle.
Ginnie Hart: Yup, you're right, Louis! Thanks. smile
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 16 Sep 2008, 06:13
Wow ... that's my dream as young boy ... great emotions for me .. thanks Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I love how photos can do that to us, Klaus. Thank you.
  • claire
  • Canada
  • 16 Sep 2008, 06:25
your PP is just amazing Ginnie.

i love this shot a lot. simple yet so beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: You are a sweetheart, Claire. Thank you.
  • Still
  • France
  • 16 Sep 2008, 14:42
I like especially this one... just like a dream of a child...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Still. And I am that child. smile
BMX...remind me to my own childhood...
hard to breathe and pain in the chest when i'm falling from the bike when trying the jumping track...but never give up to ttry more and more...a little bit naughty of me...hehehe

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