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A Filtered Good-Bye to Farm Day


Last impression from our annual Farm Day in Michigan on August 9th.

Another year.  Another Farm Day.
Thank you,
Ruth.  Thank you, Don.
Good-Bye till next year!

(The Black-Eyed Susan is probably the most common of all American wildflowers.)

A Filtered Good-Bye to Farm Day


Last impression from our annual Farm Day in Michigan on August 9th.

Another year.  Another Farm Day.
Thank you,
Ruth.  Thank you, Don.
Good-Bye till next year!

(The Black-Eyed Susan is probably the most common of all American wildflowers.)

comments (43)

  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 19 Sep 2008, 00:33
Love the processing. It looks like an oil painting. Wonderful!!!!
Ginnie Hart: Ohhh. Thank you, Marcie.
  • Rian
  • United States
  • 19 Sep 2008, 02:01
oooh!! this is a beauty.. nice processing, and nice shot to begin with.. grin
Ginnie Hart: It would make a good beginning AND an ending, Rian, I guess. Thanks. smile
They are beautiful flowers and last quite well in vases. Very interesting textures here.
Ginnie Hart: If I had them in my yard (as Ruth does), I would surely pick some and put them in a vase. Thanks, Mary.
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 19 Sep 2008, 02:08
Would look lovely on my wall.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. You're a sweetheart! smile Thanks, Ada.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 19 Sep 2008, 04:07
Ginnie the processing make it look like and oil painting great work
Ginnie Hart: That's sweet, Vintage. Thank you.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 19 Sep 2008, 04:24
Like a post cardsmile Beautiful flowers.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, thank you, dear Sherri. Thank you.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Sep 2008, 04:41
Great job here, Ginnie...it works a treat.
Ginnie Hart: YOU are always "working a treat," Ray! smile Thanks.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 19 Sep 2008, 06:17
WOW Ginnie, new style or technique? .. works so beautifull. Wonderfull way to expressed the mood. You suprised me again and again ... have a nice weekend.
Ginnie Hart: No, Klaus, it's not new. I just haven't filtered an image in a long time. This time I just had to! smile Thank you, kind sir.
tu as su si bien capter l'âme de ces fleurs!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear O-P! Merci.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Sep 2008, 06:39
I have to agree with all comments- wonderful paintly background which emphazises the sunyellow flowers- their faces are looking at us, as last greeting of a lovely time on the Farm with your family and a memory of a warm summer!
Ginnie Hart: I guess we could make a painting of all our best memories, Philine, couldn't we! smile Thank you.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Sep 2008, 06:45
Ruth and Don will love this gesture, you did proud to these beautiful flowers, the processing is wonderful, Vincent van Gogh could have used these for one of his pre-sketches. (....I know the flowers are NO sun-flowers, but related though)
Een practhtige foto om het weekend in te gaan, de zon schijnt.
http://www.zaalbooks.nl/BookImages/18438.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-eyed_Susan
I tried to find the Dutch name, but I could not sad
Ginnie Hart: I wish I knew the Dutch name, Astrid, but...alas, I have no clue. Wouldn't YOU be surprised if I did!!! The only thing I came up with was Hirta van Rudbeckia (Asteraceae). Anyway, it felt fitting to close this series with a bit of sunshine, and as you know, one of my sisters is named Susan (and yes, she was there with us). De zon schijnt, indeed!
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 19 Sep 2008, 07:15
Something new I see, very nice artistic take on these splendid flowers. Just lovely.
Ginnie Hart: It's always fun to see something new, Brian. Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Sep 2008, 07:18
Love the processing Ginnie, you are getting creative and arty all in the same picture.smile

You have worked wonders here and it's a fine post to finish this fantastic series of your time on the farm. Thank you for taking us all there and seeing it through your eyes mijn vriendwink

Enjoy the weekendsmile
Ginnie Hart: Always a sweetheart, Musketeer! Ontzettend bedankt!
Well photographed and worked on!
The 'plantsoen' behind our house is full of these flowers too.
Ginnie Hart: Astrid wants to know what they're called in Dutch, Wim. Do you know? Thanks.
A fine twiddle Ginniesmile
Ginnie Hart: If I had been fast enough on my feet, Bill, I would have used YOUR word instead of "filtered!" smile
  • navin
  • India
  • 19 Sep 2008, 09:07
Although I won't say I like it but interesting PP
Ginnie Hart: HA! I know everyone doesn't like filtering photographic images, Navin, but this one was fun for me. Thanks for being honest. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Sep 2008, 09:07
Lovely Van Gogh colours - they will still be there next year ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they will be, Mike. Thanks for that thought.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Sep 2008, 09:27
This has been a fine series Ginnie and nice to end on a splash of colour. I love these flowers - I have a patch of them blooming away in my garden at the moment.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: They would be lovely flowers to add to any garden, I'm sure. Thanks, Ingrid.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 19 Sep 2008, 09:58
It does look like a piece of art, lovely. You're welcome, and see you next year - at a Farm Day wedding!
Ginnie Hart: THAT will be the day...next year! WOW! It'll be here before we know it, Ruth.
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 19 Sep 2008, 11:11
Beautiful processing ... this photo looks like a painting.
Ginnie Hart: I guess it IS a painting, Carsten! smile Thanks.
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Sep 2008, 11:50
very nice and the yellow border reallly sets it off, loooking forwards to next years visit already
Ginnie Hart: Awww. So am I, Padraig, because Don and Ruth's daughter is planning to get married then! THAT will be a Farm Day to remember!!!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Sep 2008, 12:20
Husband had a go at Susan. Tch, lock him up. I agree about the monet pic. Great one - should be a page on a calender.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Louis. Thank you kindly. I DO have a sister named Susan, BTW, and her husband would not appreciate being locked up away from her. grin
I agree, Ginnie, looks like an oil painting. Very Nice
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Jennie.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 19 Sep 2008, 12:58
Goodbye Farm Day! Great series Ginie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Etomi. Now we have to wait till next year! smile
  • mary
  • 19 Sep 2008, 13:07
such a lovely shot -- love the processing! have a nice weekend, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. You, too, have a great weekend.
  • Still
  • France
  • 19 Sep 2008, 14:21
Waow! very creative . It looks just like a painting.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Still, I guess it IS a painting!
Trying to be another Van Gogh?
Ginnie Hart: Oh, No way, Michael. grin There's only ONE Van Gogh!!
How beautiful!!! And it's one of my favorite flowers. They had them everywhere in North Vancouver.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, how fun, Jen. I never see them here in Georgia!
Farm day sounds wonderful! I wish we had something like that here in CO sad
Ginnie Hart: You need to find a friend or a relative who lives on a farm. Will, and have them start the tradition. It's great when you come from a HUGE family with so many siblings and cousins and then THEIR kids! Most od us are never around a farm, so it's such a wonderful, idyllic day every year.

It's nice to see you again. smile Thanks for stopping by.
It´s like a impresionist canvas. Good effect.Bye
Ginnie Hart: Or so they are saying! Thanks, Enfokme!
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 19 Sep 2008, 20:51
Great processing.smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zohre.
We are overwhelmed with flowers on SC today Ginnie and this has a nice bit of twiddling as well I see. Have you been taking lessons from Lord Droitwich?
Ginnie Hart: HA! It's been a long time since I've twiddled, Brian, so maybe long ago Lord Droitwich took lessons from me?! grin Thanks.
Marvelous, just marvelous!

BTW, I just moderated the comments on my blogger. Sorry 'bout that, and thanks for the kind words smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, John. I can tell you're having fun at your site!
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 20 Sep 2008, 16:04
You photograph, you paint...you continuously make me smile...
Ginnie Hart: So do you, Lina! grin Thanks.
I was talking to a friend early today and he said that post processing of photography made it possible for anyone to take good photos.
I answered that I disagreed. A bad photographer will always be a bad photographer.Moreover, I insisted that it was an art in itself. Then I came home and I saw your post.
I was right post processing is an art in itself and you are an artist my dear.
Ginnie Hart: Man, Albert! You sure made my day! Thank you.
  • Aussie
  • a warm & sunny Brisbane
  • 21 Sep 2008, 04:59
I remember seeing your wonderful flowers with this filter before. Gorgeous image Ginnie. Hope everything is going well for you and I am thinking of you.
Ginnie Hart: Every once in awhile I just HAVE to do it, Aussie. grin Thank you.
  • Martie
  • United States
  • 21 Sep 2008, 14:26
A wonderful tribute and a great way to end the series. This is gorgeous! Great use of the filter.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Martie. It did feel like a good way to end such a beautiful time!
proses pemberian effect yang bagus. Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Bram.
  • claire
  • Canada
  • 22 Sep 2008, 06:20
nice Ginnie! beautiful! grin
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Claire!
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 22 Sep 2008, 08:21
so nice Ginnie, like painting! I like it.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Arash. It was fun.
Experimenting with the filters. Nice work, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You know me, José Angel. smile Gracias.
Great colours - the yellow and green/blue....I especially like the green/blue...yes smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Aksel. We usually say blue-green or bluish-green. But I definitely know what you mean. Thanks.
Great postprocessing, it gives a painting touch !

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