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To Have and Hold


It's always the details that amaze me,
like this clasp for holding open a window shutter.

(as seen in Brussels, Belgium, last July, 2008)


To Have and Hold


It's always the details that amaze me,
like this clasp for holding open a window shutter.

(as seen in Brussels, Belgium, last July, 2008)


comments (38)

  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2009, 00:15
It's the photographer's eye in you that spot those details.

How was your fourth?
Ginnie Hart: It is definitely true, Maria, that using the camera makes us open our eyes to see things we missed before. However, it still amazes me how much I still miss! I find that out every time I'm on a photo hunt with Astrid. She sees things I never saw, and vice versa! I guess that's why they say 4 eyes are better than 2. smile Thanks.
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 8 Jul 2009, 01:57
An amazing detail indeed. Someone took extra care with this...
Ginnie Hart: In my mind's eye I am taking hold of that clasp and moving it up and down, just to see how it works. I've never seen something like that here in the States. Thanks, Larry.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Jul 2009, 05:24
MLS, I remembered looking at it together and I have to admit that your picture did turn out better than mine, amazing details and I love what you did with the tones.
Great tittle......I love what I have and I will hold it with great care....wink
Ginnie Hart: Yes, lieve vriend, you do a good job caring for what you have! Did I see you taking a picture of this?? NO! Man!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Jul 2009, 06:03
Yes, Ginnie, these fine thingies amaze me, too- I would like to see the facial expression of the figure- I completely agree with Astrid's last sentence "I love what I have and I will hold it with great care..."!
Ginnie Hart: It looks like his/her facial expression is either pretty worn off or never there in the first place? It's hard to tell, Philine, isn't it. And yes, Astrid does a very good job of having and holding what she cares for!
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 8 Jul 2009, 06:17
un petit bonhomme bien utile
Ginnie Hart: I've never seen something like this before, Rem, so it really did catch my eye. smile Merci.
Nice detail Ginnie. a functional little object which could have been ugly but is charming
Ginnie Hart: Well put, Bill. I agree exactly. Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 8 Jul 2009, 08:31
Lovely little detail that makes all the difference.
Ginnie Hart: Utilitarian AND artistic at the same time. Thanks, Aussie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Jul 2009, 08:38
Heavens Ginnie - that's a little chopped off lady from the look of it
Ginnie Hart: And she's taking it all in stride, Chris, right? grin Thanks.
I agree about detail. This is wonderful and I like the cracked wood too.
Ginnie Hart: The cracked wood and the peeling paint were almost as charming for me as the clasp, Chad. smile
  • Brian
  • Here not there
  • 8 Jul 2009, 08:45
Well spotted and captured - most mortals walk past details like this.
Ginnie Hart: I probably noticed it, Brian, because I'm not used to such things here in the States! Thanks.
great detailed close-up
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal. It sure did catch my eye because I'm not used to such things.
Great title, Ginnie. Well seen, too.
Ginnie Hart: It did seem appropriate, Alan. smile Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Jul 2009, 10:21
A lovely detail Ginnie, and as ever very well composed. ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Well seen Ginnie. Unfortunately we see less and less of them!
Ginnie Hart: And I NEVER see them here in the States, Richard. Merci.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Jul 2009, 12:30
Someone went to some deatil in creating this clasp but you did better in noticing it and presenting it such. Nice
Ginnie Hart: I noticed it because I never see such things here in the States, SAVO. I love stuff like this! Thanks.
  • david
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2009, 12:38
it is a shame that design always follows function these days; design used to be so more important. this is nice.
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, David. Will a younger generation rise to the task??
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2009, 12:54
I've heard it said that 'God is in the details.' Great eye!!!
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Marcie. It's true. And to think that some of those details are there whether people see them or not! I think there's a sermonette there!! smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2009, 13:19
it's a good thing you noticed this.. i've never seen anything like this yet.. thanks for sharing this.. and great capture! grin
Ginnie Hart: We just don't see things like that here in the States, Rian. sad
  • navin
  • india
  • 8 Jul 2009, 13:25
Nice crop
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Navin.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2009, 15:10
You have an eye for details, Ginnie, its a given smile And a way with titles too, "to have and hold". I was at this furniture/metal shop one time and it amazed me how tiny things, such as window clasps, or curtain holders had so much detail and intricate designing in them... who would have thought eh?
Ginnie Hart: You are kind, Mia. I want to have a better eye because I am so aware of what I miss...everywhere. Being a photographer sure does help, though, doesn't it! It also helps to be in a country that is different from ours...because it's a bit easier to see so many "new" details. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Jul 2009, 16:38
It is amazing. Even if they were churned out by a machine, that someone had the idea to shape a stop in this way.

Well captured.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Louis. When we can stop to pay attention to things like this, our lives are so much richer!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.
  • 8 Jul 2009, 17:02
I'm glad I'm not alone in that. I have so many images I've captured and never posted because I didn't think anyone would give a hootsmile I like this, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Sherri. Bring them out of hiding...for the benefit of us all! Thanks.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 8 Jul 2009, 17:37
Love to capture details .. it's a one world and Ginnie you give us a little view in this fantastic world. THANKS!!
Ginnie Hart: Your words always make my day, Klaus. Danke.
Well spotted Ginnie...and it is a charming little gaget.
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, too, Ron! Thanks.
Only in the small will you be able to value the greatness of the world.
Ginnie Hart: That reminds me of another saying that's one of my favorites, Albert: If you are faithful in the small things, you will be faithful in the big!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 8 Jul 2009, 21:50
Oh such details can make my day. Beautiful and a very clever title.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Frida! Thank you.
You certainly have an eye for detail Ginnie, complete with paint cracking on the window.
Ginnie Hart: I liked the cracking paint almost as much, Les. grin But then, we DO see that here in the States...but not the shutter clasp. Thanks.
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2009, 23:31
Wow great eye to find this. I agree its very cool!
Ginnie Hart: The fun, little things of life, Andy! Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Jul 2009, 03:40
Fantabulous, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, thank you, Ray!
Is it usually in the shape of a woman?
Nice detail indeed!
Ginnie Hart: I have no clue, Wim. YOU tell ME! Astrid told me that its features are indescript because it has probably been painted only God knows how many times. Bedankt.
  • Rolf
  • Germany
  • 9 Jul 2009, 08:46
Wonderful detail!
Ginnie Hart: Danke, Rolf, for stopping by and commenting!
It's your ability to spot and capture such details time after time, that amazes me smilesmile Nice one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Fotografa. Thank you.
That is a wonderfully artistic little utilitarian device. Lovely shot.
Ginnie Hart: It is definitely utilitarian, Michael, and wonderfully artistic! Thanks.
  • TorAa
  • Norway
  • 9 Jul 2009, 18:12
I agree that details are fascinating.
But most people do not see them.
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Tor...sad but true. I'm appalled by how much I miss, but being a photographer does help to keep the eyes open! Thanks for stopping by here and commenting.
What great detail!
Ginnie Hart: I love stuff like this, Christopher! Thanks.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 9 Jul 2009, 23:21
excellent shot, nice find on this and capturing its closeup is very unique.
Ginnie Hart: I love finding things that are new to me like this, Liang. Thanks.
What a natty idea, only your hawk eyes would notice this Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I wish those hawk eyes could actually see more, Brian. I can't believe how much I miss (which I always find out when Astrid and I are together on photo hunts!). Thank you kindly.
  • sylvia
  • United States
  • 8 Aug 2009, 04:56
What a delightful find. I love this kinda stuff.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Sylvia, for stopping by and commenting. That means a lot.

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