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photoblog image A Tribute to us All

A Tribute to us All


This is my last scan (not a photo) in this series of American stamps,
IN HONOR OF WHAT WE DO BEST.
(Ironically, these stamps were first issued on my birthday, June 13, in 2002.)

Have a great weekend, doing it.

A Tribute to us All


This is my last scan (not a photo) in this series of American stamps,
IN HONOR OF WHAT WE DO BEST.
(Ironically, these stamps were first issued on my birthday, June 13, in 2002.)

Have a great weekend, doing it.

comments (38)

  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2009, 00:25
I still remember these 37c stamps; that's not too long ago. How could I have missed this? I used to catalog shop for them during those times.

What a beauty.
Ginnie Hart: I had forgotten so many of these sheets, Maria, so it was like Christmas to go through them all again. Our country really has made some spectacular stamps, if you ask me! We can be proud of them.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Apr 2009, 00:47
I don't think I can compete with these masters Ginnie. They did it the hard way - we have Photoshop!
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Chris, but they are our inspiration! They paved the way for us.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Apr 2009, 02:44
What a beautiful set, Ginnie. Must be hard for you to put this sheet on eBay.
Ginnie Hart: I was surprised to find out I had 2 of them, Ray. Maybe I'll just have to keep one of them, for old times sake! My momento from the collection!
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2009, 03:52
thanks for the tribute gin smile
Ginnie Hart: You deserve it, DrAW!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2009, 04:03
wow! i never knew stamps like these existed.. this is beautiful! grin
Ginnie Hart: We really can be proud of the stamps we've produced, Rian. They never cease to amaze me.
Fabulous images, and rather appropriate for us all as we strive to capture the shots that mean something, ether to ourselves, or globally.

Superb, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It seemed the appropriate way to end this series, Paul! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Apr 2009, 05:37
This one is great to end the series, I read the comments and yes, these people did it the hard way...in the dark room.
Where would we be without these people....with their cameras, the camera and the love for taking pictures brought us together, in ons geval letterlijk samen.
Ik heb een brede glimlach vanwege de reactie van Ken...grin.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful set of stamps.
Ginnie Hart: These are the people who have mentored us, lieve vriend. They've inspired us to be better at what we do. We would inspire them, too, I'm sure, since digital photography is another animal altogether. As you know, it "scares" my son. He thinks he could never learn it after all his dark room days. And I wonder about my brother, Bennett, looking down from heaven. What must HE be thinking! But you're right, it brought us together here on SC and we'll never be the same. smile Ontzettend bedankt!
ouh! il y a là des perles de photos
Ginnie Hart: It's been fun to see (and show) what we have produced, O-P, here in the USA. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Apr 2009, 06:57
Oh Ginnie, 21 photo's in one- a fine, an original idea, and I need some time to look at all the famous photo's - American photography is a great one- nature photography, street photography, straight photography- I read the name Man Ray, perhaps Anselm Adams, my favourite, on the right side - geweldig!- and today I might personally name three photographers whose photoblogs I regularly visit...
(In Münster I saw recently an exhibition of Helmut Newton photo's, afterwards we had a very hot discussion about them, and now our creative writing group has chosen the interesting project to write texts about the theme "be naked vs. be dressed', Newton's nudes may be dressed by nudity!)
Ginnie Hart: Ansel Adam's tribute is in the bottom left-hand corner, Philine. The nice thing is that I can get out the sheet and use my magnifying glass to read the names. smile You do some of the most interesting things in your daily life, lieve vriend. I declare! You remind me of my mother...a walking encyclopedia!
Now this is some series of stamps: a lot of famous images by great American photographers.
Ginnie Hart: Precies, Wim. It felt like Christmas to find it again. smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 24 Apr 2009, 07:37
Fantastic set of stamps Ginnie. You would have to be tempted to keep this set.
Ginnie Hart: I was delighted when I found out I had two of them, Aussie. I may just have to keep one of them as my memento from the entire collection!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 24 Apr 2009, 08:04
Agree with Aussie on this one, cant see how you can part with these
Ginnie Hart: As I told Aussie, I was delighted when I found out I had two of them, Tony and may just have to keep one of them as my memento from the entire collection!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Apr 2009, 08:48
I don't think I could part with these Ginnie - can't you hang on to them?! Some of the best photographers in the world, but not all American (Kertesz, Man Ray) and some notable ommissions - where are Robert Frank, Irving Penn, William Klein? Or do you only make it onto a stamp if you're dead?
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: On sheets of stamps that pay tribute to one American, yes, Ingrid, they usually have to be dead for at least 10 years. I hadn't thought about that, but you're probably right. Man! You know people I've never even heard of! And as I told some others, I was delighted when I found out I had two of this one and may just have to keep one of them as my memento from the entire collection!
What the USA does best is clearly producing people like you, Ginnie. There are of course the odd accident, but how did her ever get to be a president? (I'm not talking about the current incumbent)
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Chad. Well, you have greatly humbled me and have made my day. On the other score, the "incumbent" is having a lot of undoing to do to clean up the mess of the former one, I'm afraid!
a series unlike you!
Ginnie Hart: It's because I was immersed in the project that consumed my time, Chantal...and I thought, why not show some of it to y'all! smile
What a superb set Ginnie. I couldn't get rid of it!
Have a great weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Since I have two of them, Richard, I may just have to keep one of them for posterity! smile
Since you have so many stamps you should letters or postcards to all SC people smile
Ginnie Hart: Now THAT is an idea, Paul. If you send me your address, I will gladly oblige. In fact, you've just given me an idea, in case I end up with lots of left-over stamps by the time I'm ready to move to the Netherlands (and can't use them any more!). smile
  • martie
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2009, 12:34
Ginnie! This is wonderful and what a perfect way to end the series!! I had no idea there were stamps like this! WOW! We can only hope to aspire to this level...
Ginnie Hart: We really can be proud of what our country has produced when it comes to stamps, Martie. It's been like Christmas for me this entire past month! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Apr 2009, 12:54
Oh, yes, I see Anselm Adams landscaspe photo- Dorothea Lange, Alfred Stieglitz...- some of them have German roots, some of them have Jewish roots and must emigrate from Europe...
In Rotterdam I saw the Man Ray's sculpture "L'Enigme d'Isidore Ducasse", a wrapped sewing machine reminding of his roots, e.g. the tailor-job of his poor father- and "Le Violon d’Ingres (1924) is one of the most beautiful erotic photo's I ever have seen!
Ginnie Hart: You are just a font of knowledge, Philine. You could write a book!
May I buy this sheet from you Ginnie. richard
Ginnie Hart: Actually, since I have two, Richard, the answer is YES. Let me know if you're serious! smile
We could do with a few of them on shutterchance, show us all how it is done!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Exactly! It sounds like some (i.e. Ingrid) have already studied these greats of the photography world!
  • Ian
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Apr 2009, 13:51
That's quite a compelling set of pictures, Ginnie! (nose is right up to the monitor scanning it all smile) Happy weekend, dude!
Ginnie Hart: It sure gave ME an education, Ian! smile Thanks.
thank you for sharing this with us smile
Ginnie Hart: You're more than welcome, Rafael. It seemed an appropriate way to end my stamp foray.
A great collage of images Ginnie!

Nicely composed!
Ginnie Hart: I hope you do know, Phillip, that this is not MY collage, but a sheet of USA stamps from 2002 that I scanned and posted. Normally I would have my own photo posted here on SC but the community knows I've been selling off my Lot of stamps before moving to the Netherlands. So I just had to show what I've been scanning and selling on eBay. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I see you've been selling on stock-photo sites. I have tried a couple sites but have not sold a thing. I may need to talk to you!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2009, 15:41
What a wonderful series. Looks like you've got an incredible collection!!!
Ginnie Hart: It's been like Christmas looking at them all again, Marcie. smile Thanks.
I would have to keep a bit of history like this Ginnie. Nicely set out and I bet your proud of them.
Ginnie Hart: This is one time I can definitely say I'm proud of the USA, Ron. I hate that I can't always say that, but with stamps, we've done a great job! Thanks.
Oh, sorry, Ginnie, I did not read the text. It just looked really cool....I thought you must have composed it! smile

I regard myself pretty much as an amateur photographer. I still shoot with my camera set on 'auto', but, yes, I do achieve very pleasing results on the microstock photography sites. You can see which of the sites that I do best on....I've placed the logos of the sites that I upload to in order of sales....the top one is the one I achieve the highest sales on, and the bottom one, the lowest.

If anybody told me two years ago that I would achieve sales of over US$4000.00 over the next two years, I would have laughed, and regarded it as a joke!

However, it's worked for me, and I'm happy about that. The main reason? Because when I go out to buy a new lens etc. my wife says nothing.....she knows that it is paid for by my photography sales....not 'our' money. smile smile smile
Ginnie Hart: I will have to check out what you have done that works for you that hasn't worked for me, Phillip. Trust me, I'd love to see it work!
They sure are amazing!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they are!
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2009, 19:41
Such a beautiful collection, Ginnie. Makes a great image.
Ginnie Hart: We can be very proud of our stamps, Sherri. It has been a bit like Christmas looking at them all over again.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2009, 22:33
just a beautiful collection you got there!
Ginnie Hart: I am very proud of our USA stamps, Liang!
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2009, 23:19
Very nice scan, i never had the best luck scanning things. Nice display tho.
Ginnie Hart: I did nothing except put the sheet on the scanner, press all the right buttons, and then add a quick Auto Contrast in PS...so it must be the quality of the scanner, Brian. It IS a Canon, after all (CanoScsan 4400F). smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 25 Apr 2009, 15:03
What a great idea to a stamp collection...a great ribute to all of those that managed to stole a moment from time.
Ginnie Hart: I was so focused on this project for so long, Lina, I had stamp sheets coming out of my ears. But it was a real joy to see them all again! Gracias.
Images in the collage is a beautiful image BW. If I have an image with the image of the master? // A dream that will not be real ... hahaha // Regards from Yogyakarta City, Indonesia //
Ginnie Hart: You and me both, Bram. But it's fun to at least admire their work and try to do better ourselves. smile
Don't get rid of this one Ginnie, I bet anyone on SC would like to have these.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, I think someone on SC is buying them...if I ever hear back from him. smile
  • martial
  • France
  • 26 Apr 2009, 16:53
2002 ! A so young ginnie with already so much talent ;-) I think it was in honor of what they do best compare to my hobby (not stamps i gave up a long time ago, french ones are not dealing with fabtaisy ..)
Ginnie Hart: I must say that I really am proud of what our country has done with stamps, Martial. smile Merci.
Very cool - wonder if one shutterchancer will have her/his photograph on a stamp in the future... smile Maybe the sheep you posted, that would have made a great stamp wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! You do know that we can make photo stamps here in the USA, Aksel, right? smile Wouldn't that be fun!
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 27 Apr 2009, 15:07
Ginnie, this one rocks .. a good final post .. wonderfull.
Ginnie Hart: Danke, dear Klaus. smile
Nice tribute smile
Ginnie Hart: Merci, kind sir.

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