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The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow?!

This week, Tuesday, is our Presidential Election here in the United States.
Many of us have already pre-voted...a first!

This foggy Sydney harbor view from last April seemed apropos for what's happening these days all over the world.
We can't always see clearly when we look into the distance/future.
But we can see enough to put one foot in front of the other, which is all we can do right now.

(besides VOTING for change, that is!)

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow?!

This week, Tuesday, is our Presidential Election here in the United States.
Many of us have already pre-voted...a first!

This foggy Sydney harbor view from last April seemed apropos for what's happening these days all over the world.
We can't always see clearly when we look into the distance/future.
But we can see enough to put one foot in front of the other, which is all we can do right now.

(besides VOTING for change, that is!)

comments (63)

  • Donica
  • United States
  • 3 Nov 2008, 00:08
As you know, we both hope our pre-votes will bring change....and a chance for democratic change to bring us back to a sunny day very soon!!

This picture of Sydney harbor is so real i feel like i am standing on the shore and can feel the breeze right now in my hair!

Thanks for bringing back the memory!!
Ginnie Hart: God have mercy on us all! I feel like we're all collectively holding our breath! Thanks.
I am happy to see them, because the atmosphere is clouded recorded excellent. Images are good, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bram. Let's hope the rest of the week will get brighter with every passing day.
  • Rian
  • United States
  • 3 Nov 2008, 01:22
very nice interpretation.. this scene looks so nice.. smile i can't vote, but i hope the people i'm rooting for wins.. grin here's to change.. wink
Ginnie Hart: If you're voting for the same people as I am, Rian, I hope they win, too. smile
  • Kavita
  • Suriname
  • 3 Nov 2008, 01:32
It looks like an old picture in an old schoolbook about the Atlantic trad or Columbus!!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. The sailboats just need to be a bit older, that's all, Kavita. grin
Wow, I didn't realize this was sydney, I should have, I lived on the harbor for a year!
Ginnie Hart: There are so many different views of the harbor, Will, as you surely know. We took two boat cruises and had hundreds of different perspectives. It was glorious. Thanks for stopping by again.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 3 Nov 2008, 02:21
LOL, the visibility is too good to compare to the present situation, but being able to see more than two feet certainly helps the photography smile
Ginnie Hart: I know, Martin. If it had been a foggier image, it would have helped to make my point! smile
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 3 Nov 2008, 02:26
let's cast our votes and cross our fingers. What else can we do, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: All we can do now is hold our breath, Viktor! I expect a huge collective sigh/gasp for air by late Tuesday night or early Wednesday!
  • NaCha
  • United States
  • 3 Nov 2008, 03:35
True...True.... I Like the image granny.
Ginnie Hart: Sigh. Thanks, NaCha.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 3 Nov 2008, 04:03
"Boats on the ocean find their way back again..."

A line from a Shawn Colvin song that immediately popped into my head when this beautiful image unfolded. Absolutely gorgeous, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: That's an encouraging quote, Sherri. Leave it to you to find one! smile Thanks.
I love the clarity and beautiful composition.

Happy Voting!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Michael. Hold your breath with us!
  • rags
  • United States
  • 3 Nov 2008, 04:31
I salute you Ginnie! Pre-voting is the way to go.
Ginnie Hart: By last Friday evening, 50% of my county had already voted, Kanyi. That's amazing!! I bet they'll do this every election from now on!
  • The windmills of my mind
  • 3 Nov 2008, 05:05
Nice ending there Ginnie ha ha

A wonderful image, soothes my head before I toddle off to work smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that, Paul. Let's hope we all have "soothed" heads in the next few days! smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Nov 2008, 05:56
Geweldige foto and a great tittle, the view of these boats is stunning, see how they all face one direction.
The skyline is wonderful, even a crane is there grin.
We all keep our fingers crossed that 'they' choose the right guy.
(your words are spot on, some times I wished I could say it like that too, yes, we put one foot in front of the other and just see what happens, I am sure sun will be out someday)
Ginnie Hart: Precies, lieve vriend. There's nothing else to do but hold our breath and put one foot in front of the other. Fog doesn't really matter when you do that! DJW.
  • Stan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Nov 2008, 06:00
This is stunning. The processing is just right.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh. Thank you, Stan.
A very nice shot here with a misty background Ginnie. I find the election very interesting - and I certainly hope CHANGE is on the way
Ginnie Hart: Change HAS to happen, Chris...otherwise we're in for a long haul, I'm afraid, dragging the whole world with us. sad
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Nov 2008, 06:44
First as I rolled up your pic, I thought "Oh, Ginnie is back in Holland, Hoorn or"- but then I saw the scyscrapers in the background and I thought "Oh, Atlanta has a little flair of Nederland", but then I read your words and now I know we are in Sydney- een prachtig beeld- with a beautiful thoughtful reflection as introduction! Yes, a fresh wind is necessary in the States and otherwhere, and I wish the best for Tuesday- a voting for change (I'm full of hope!) - and the best for you all!
Ginnie Hart: Maybe if the whole world is wishing the best for us, Philine, it will happen! I like that thought. Astrid sent us a link on Saturday that showed us how the world would vote if they had the chance. It was most revealing!!!
Lovely shot Ginnie.

Change is most certainly needed and the polls suggest so but its the votes that are the decision makers and I heard that if the unthinkable happened that it could be construed that the 'R' word would be the reason for it. But we won't go down that route.
Fingers crossed richard
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Richard. If that happens, we're gonna have a lot of people ready to move from this country, I'm afraid! (sigh) The other thing is the fears many people have of an assassination attempt!!! But that should NOT keep us from voting the way we want.
magnifique cette photo. j'adore
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, O-P. Merci.
Everytime I look at your pics I'm reminded why I still have a lot to learn... and need equipment smile

Every foot in the right direction gets you there!
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very kind, dear Dirk. You probably know much more than you think!!! Thanks for stopping by again.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 3 Nov 2008, 07:58
We all have thing we must do to be true in our Hearts, voteing is one of them
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Vintage. How to do that is not always as clear-cut as it appears, but at least we can have faith when we put that one foot in front of the other. Thanks. Wish us all luck!
  • Tracy
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Nov 2008, 08:07
Live for today as no one knows what tomorrow will bring...wink
When the sun does come out we will all SMILEsmile
Fingers crossed you get the right guy.
Love the shot it has a great moody atmosphere Ginnie.
Have a good day mijn vriend.
Ginnie Hart: I know you sit in the grandstands of the world as this all happens before our eyes, Tracy. Thanks for being there to root us all on. The sun WILL come out tomorrow. I feel it in my bones.
  • Steve
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Nov 2008, 08:11
This is charming Ginnie. A Lovely calm scene with muted colours. Great. All the very best, Steve
Ginnie Hart: I'm hoping all the best wishes of the world will work wonders for us, Steve. Thank you for yours...and for stopping by again!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Nov 2008, 09:52
Love the muted colours in this shot of Sydney Harbour, Ginnie.

The world waits with breath held - the change will come.
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing we have no place to go but UP, Mike, no matter who wins...but we of course have a feel for who will take us "higher!" God have mercy!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Nov 2008, 09:59
Love the shot of the harbour - all misty grey and sleepy. Fingers crossed for Obama, but I can't imagine he won't win. Surely America wouldn't be that stupid?!
Ginnie Hart: We didn't think America would be "that stupid" to re-elect the present President, Ingrid. If they repeat their stupidity, they deserve to get what they get...and I'll move to Europe!!!!! Thanks for your best wishes on our behalf!
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Nov 2008, 11:10
Beautifully muted tones!

There are a lot of people all over the world keeping their fingers crossed that the right guy gets the job. Never has the choice seemed so stark
Ginnie Hart: Oh, I know, Paul. I think we're all holding our collective breath! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 3 Nov 2008, 11:30
This is a beautiful marina, I love the haze. Gorgeous image.

I can't say I love the haziness of our world though. Hard to get my head around. One more day!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ruth. I think we're all holding our collective breath!
  • trotsky
  • United States
  • 3 Nov 2008, 11:56
excellent; i love the lighting on the buildings in the background
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Trotsky!
Superb marine composition Ginnie. I really like your special colour tones as usual.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
Beautiful and amazing shoot!!! The colors are great, the sky is really threatening... Once more: lovely!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Berta. Let's hope the sun DOES come out! We need it.
Great shot Ginnie, and as for your election tomorrow, I think we hear just about as much about it on our news as you do.
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure you sometimes hear MORE than we do, Brian, and with more objectivity! (sigh)
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 3 Nov 2008, 13:02
As an eternal optimist - I've gotta go with your words. The sun WILL shine tomorrow!!!! if there's one thing we can count on in life - it's change.
Lovely image of the harbor.
Ginnie Hart: The Universe knows we need Change, Marcie, so I'm with you in believing it will happen. Of course, I thought it would happen 4 years ago! But then...maybe "they" needed to see what really needed to change more than they realized.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 3 Nov 2008, 13:27
Ginnie, that's for me a perfect compositions .. very very well captured
Ginnie Hart: You always make my day, Klaus. Thanks.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Nov 2008, 13:59
A lovely picture, well taken with good crisp detail of the yachts in the foreground.

Maybe the ripples suggest a change is in the air? It's certainly needed, on both sides of the Atlantic.
Ginnie Hart: I like that interpretation/symbolism, Ellie. Thanks for the thought.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Nov 2008, 15:02
Gorgeous image, Ginnie.
[Cheer up...life is too short to be wearing a long face...] [grin]
Ginnie Hart: HA! Easy for YOU to say, Ray! grin Actually, I'm the eternal optimist, so I'm only holding my breath, not wearing a long face. smile
  • Robin
  • United States
  • 3 Nov 2008, 15:12
Such a gentle shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Robin. Let's hope the next two days are as "gentle."
The mist really enhances the mood in this beautiful composition. Love how you captured all these boats and the cityscape in the background. A lovely peaceful setting, very well done.
Ginnie Hart: I hope the peace of this scene carries us into the next 2 days, John, as we find out who wins this election! Thank you.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 3 Nov 2008, 17:46
It seems to be THE MOST important thing for everyone to do this Tuesday. To Vote for change!
Lovely image I can almost feel the rain coming.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Frida. We need rain for cleansing!
I have never been so interested and concerned for the result of an American election in my life, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I think that's how we're all feeling these days, Chad. Thanks for your support!
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 3 Nov 2008, 19:07
Beautiful and lovely picture. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Zohre.
  • Still
  • France
  • 3 Nov 2008, 20:33
Subtl tones in this fine image. all this boats seems turned to the same point. Just like the world to your elections on Tuesday!
Have a great day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: That's a good interpretation, Still. Thank you!
I like this, particularily the combination of contrast.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
Well I didn't take long to return. Yesterday I was kind of depressed but I'm feeling better now. Good shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: So, so glad to hear you're better today, Albert!!!!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Nov 2008, 22:14
Excellent picture and title. Hope all US citizens vote right - which one will that be?
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Louis. Many of us think we know who is right, of course!!! I guess we'll soon find out.
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 3 Nov 2008, 23:55
Beautiful shot of this harbour. I think this is not the typical Sydney weather.
Ginnie Hart: We were there at the end of April, Carsten, when the Fall days were drizzly and gray. It wasn't until we drove north along the coast to Brisbane that the sun came out and stayed out our remaining 2 weeks. I actually enjoyed the drizzly weather in Sydney because of images like this.
  • namaki
  • France
  • 4 Nov 2008, 00:05
Just discovering your blog through T and S's award ! Congratulation ! The whole world is watching America choosing her next leader !!!
This is a nice picture to tell how you feel ! and I can see a lot of boats facing the same direction ahead ! ;-)
Ginnie Hart: I love that the world knows who THEY want to see as our next President, Namaki. Let's just hope WE do, too!! Today is the day, even if we may not know for sure till tomorrow morning (Wednesday). Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. That means a lot to me.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 4 Nov 2008, 08:46
Lovely Sydney image Ginnie. Voting is compulsary here. Big fine if you don't.
Ginnie Hart: If voting were compulsory here, Aussie, I wonder if it would change the outcome??? An interesting thought! Thanks.
great sepia tone
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chantal.
A beautiful shot on this momentous day! the race towards the presidency is a very important one, I think.
Ginnie Hart: It's probably more important than ever in my lifetime, Wim? All of us know that change needs to happen but, sadly, not everyone knows which one will bring it more/faster/better! Keep your fingers crossed for us! Thanks.
  • Martie
  • United States
  • 4 Nov 2008, 18:44
This is a beautiful composition, Ginnie! I love it.

I was able to pre-vote as well. I have meditated on peace and change for a long time now...
Ginnie Hart: You reminded me of "If you build it, they will come!" We need lots of meditation for peace, Martie...one person at a time. Thank you.
Great seascape, nice cloudy atmosphere
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Miro, for stopping by and commenting!
Just to thank you for your support. It's almost me again.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. So glad to hear it, Albert. smile
  • Reza
  • Canada
  • 5 Nov 2008, 03:18
It sure will. Wonderful shot Ginnie. Like the color tone.
Ginnie Hart: YAAAAAY! It came out!!!! Talk about a lot of happy campers!!! smile
Love the depth and nuances...this is magical Ginny!
And yeah, we have a wonderful new President-elect!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, Kevin. WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT-ELECT!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Nov 2008, 09:08
Ginnie: "The change has come to America" (BBC)- What a joy although muchhard work has to be done, but there is allover all such a positive awakening atmosphere!
Ginnie Hart: The change has indeed come to America, Philine. THANK GOD! The collective energy of the entire world helped to bring this to pass. THANK YOU!!!!
  • neal
  • Aus
  • 5 Nov 2008, 14:56
I can feel the breeze of change in fact i think the whole world can. I can feel the wind in this shot too ginnie. congrats on a new president elect.
Ginnie Hart: Even though my state did NOT vote for Obama, there were plenty of us that did and are very happy campers right now, Neal. Thanks for your support!
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 5 Nov 2008, 17:02
great work, Ginnie.
I like the POV here, clever idea to have modern buildings in background while we excpecting anything else!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by, Arash. The momentous day has come!
  • Ilger.nl
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Nov 2008, 20:37
This one is perfect for a postcard!
Ginnie Hart: That's very sweet to say, Ilger. Thank you.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 5 Nov 2008, 20:57
Most times I just thank the "gods" not to be able to look into the distance...so that my hope can really be the last to die (preferably after me smile)...and if the sun won't shine, light will still remain in our endless expectations.
Ginnie Hart: I couldn't have said it better, Lina!
  • mary
  • United States
  • 5 Nov 2008, 22:44
Ginnie, what a beautiful photo! And I am thrilled to death that our country did indeed vote for change... smile
Ginnie Hart: There are a lot of happy people all over the world right now, Mary. Let's hope we can all see Change soon!
I find this `grey` image very soothing. Enough colour to stop it being dull, and plenty of detail to make it interesting.

Sorry if I don`t get to comment every day - I seem to be in a constant state of playing `catch-up`. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: I totally understand, Roz. I'm not around that much myself these days, as you've probably noticed!
Wonderful picture again !!
Ginnie Hart: You're always my fan club, Zeb. Thanks!
A good foggy taking. It is very difficult to secure this atmosphere!
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 26 Feb 2009, 14:52
Your words fit with the image. I see how the sun can bring a new tomorrow, and also how the boats going out into the sea is a new beginning, a new day, a new adventure almost...
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Mia. You know!

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