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Split Happens

HA!  I had to use that title (from my son's ball).
I had fun using my new 28-300 lens while we bowled on my g'son's 9th birthday.

Have a "striking" weekend, wherever you are!
I will be driving to Michigan on Sunday, 750 miles north from Atlanta, for my niece's wedding on August 1.

Take care...and I'll see you after I get back on the 2nd.

Split Happens

HA!  I had to use that title (from my son's ball).
I had fun using my new 28-300 lens while we bowled on my g'son's 9th birthday.

Have a "striking" weekend, wherever you are!
I will be driving to Michigan on Sunday, 750 miles north from Atlanta, for my niece's wedding on August 1.

Take care...and I'll see you after I get back on the 2nd.

comments (55)

  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 24 Jul 2009, 00:46
Cool shot.

Drive safely and enjoy your trip.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Maria, on both counts!
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 24 Jul 2009, 01:49
I like this one Ginnie, have a very pretty trip smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Julian!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Jul 2009, 02:29
Great! You have us right in the action.

Love the title, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: That title is one of bowling's best cliches, Ray. I'm glad I had a chance to use it. grin Thanks.
  • alex
  • United States
  • 24 Jul 2009, 02:54
Oh Ginnie, bad puns forever! Nice action shot, I almost fell out of my seat when I saw you had a shot with f/5.6. wink
Have a wonderful time in Michigan!
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE puns like that, Alex, and was delighted I had a chance to use it...one of bowling's best, IMHO. smile I must say that I'm having to get used to the f/5.6 (after being used to f/2.8 and f/4). But this is a Canon "red-ring" and is clearly up to the task. I've been delighted thus far. Thanks.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 24 Jul 2009, 03:57
Have a safe and enjoyable trip Ginnie.

l use a slightly different version of your sons expression fairly frequently smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's why puns are so fun, Tony! grin And thanks for the travel blessings.
Very nice shot, i like the pin action there.
Ginnie Hart: Another good bowling cliche, Brian. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Jul 2009, 05:24
The 'Big One' turnes out to be a great toy, we will get to see more of these great shots made by it (taken by it.....)
I love the composition and the colours, I think I have never seen such a shinny alley...but than this is Holland and not a bowling country.
Have a safe trip and we will gladly see you(r pictures) back after the 2nd.
Ik zal je eerder zien smile...
Have a great weekend. KSK
Ginnie Hart: So far so good, MLMA. That "toy" will get a lot of action this next week on the farm, I'm sure. That will be fun. Those alleys are slicked with oil and do look so shiny. Every time my ball was returned, I had to wipe the oil off! En ja, jij zal me eerder zien! Ontzettend bedandt.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 24 Jul 2009, 05:55
This is beautiful, Ginnie. I've never seen a bowling alley look so prettysmile
Ginnie Hart: Now that they don't allow smoking, Sherri, you can actually see them! grin Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Jul 2009, 06:29
A refined pic- with all the reflections! Bowling or -as we say- "Kegeln"/"Kegelbahnen" are a favourite sport in our country, too, with some rituals and rules- it is a fun and very "leuk en gezellig" as Astrid would say! I wish you a wonderful time in Michigan and the best wishes for your niece!
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, Philine, we never bowled while in Germany our 2 years or while in Amsterdam. I wonder if we would have found it the same? Thank you for best wishes for my upcoming trip. We are all so excited...another wedding in the family! smile Before long there will be another one, on MY generation's level. THAT will be the day!
Wow that's some drive Ginnie. Have a great break.
Ginnie Hart: It will be a long one, Bernie...hopefully one I can do in one day, with plenty of breaks when I need them, since I'll be driving it all by myself. The last time, in June, Astrid was with me and helped with the driving and keeping me awake.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jul 2009, 06:44
Haha, love the title. Split-I presume that there were 9 pins standing after this shot grin. Crisp shot as always. Hope you have a fab time at your niece's wedding. Cheers Savo.
Ginnie Hart: Knowing my son, SAVO, this probably wasn't even a split and there were probably only one or 2 pins left standing. I caught the action just as it started to hit. I was lucky. smile Thanks.
Fine capture Ginnie. Have a great time in Michigan!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard, on both counts!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Jul 2009, 07:31
Have a good time!
Ginnie Hart: I plan to, Chris. Thanks. smile
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands
  • 24 Jul 2009, 07:53
Great shot with your new toy Musketeer, is it a Canon lens?
LOL at your play on words mijn vriend.
Drive safe and bring some great pics back to share.
You will be in my thoughts smilesmile
Have a great weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Tracy...a Canon "red-ring." I guess you could say I'm sold on those!! smile I love puns and can laugh just thinking about them. It doesn't take much to make my day, as you know. grin Thanks for your travel wishes. As for you, a good report from the eye doctor!
  • Mindy
  • usa
  • 24 Jul 2009, 07:57
Love the framing, desaturated colors and overall processing. Nostalgic feel. ...and I don't particularly like bowling, but love the image in spite of that. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mindy, for stopping by and commenting. I do appreciate it.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Jul 2009, 08:01
Hhheehe at the title; a similar phrase we use quite often here when things go wrong! Looks like a few pins standing, Ginnie!

Take care on the drive; easiser for you than flying?
Ginnie Hart: I do love a good play on words, Alan! grin I caught the action at the very beginning and have a feeling there were few pins standing by the time this was done, knowing my son. He's almost as good as I am. grin Thanks for the travel wishes.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Jul 2009, 08:05
Not bad considering the ISO. After initial experiments I decided never to venture that high. Were you using a tripod for this one?

Lovely movement of the skittles and ball.

Travel safely and no strikes hey? Until after you have arrived.
Ginnie Hart: No tripod, Louis, but I needed the high ISO to take the picture without flash...not knowing how it'd come out. I was very pleased, I must say. That's the Canon "red-ring" for you. It does not disappoint! Thanks, as always, for your kind thoughts...and travel wishes.
Hope all goes well for the wedding...love the picture title by the waygrin
Ginnie Hart: I love a good play on words, Bill, and was delighted to have a chance to use this one. grin Thanks.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 24 Jul 2009, 08:52
jolie scène, et belle idée de photo.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Marie. It was a very fun day.
  • Chad Doveton
  • did I ever tell you the one about a man who though
  • 24 Jul 2009, 09:03
I don't understand what you mean by split Ginnie. Is it a ten pin bowling term?
Ginnie Hart: It is definitely a bowling term, Chad...when the first ball rolled splits the ten pins in such a way that it's almost impossible to hit the remaining balls (for a spare--all balls down in 2 rolls) with the next roll (2 rolls per frame). It's one of bowling's greatest cliches, IMHO. smile
Great shot Ginnie, and I mean the photograph, not the split! Hope the break in Michigan goes well. More shots from the barn???
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Mike. Lots more shots from the barn...and farm. The wedding is taking placing on the farm. I can just imagine what it will look like. Lots of pictures for sure! Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 24 Jul 2009, 10:03
Take care on the road that new lense works well
Ginnie Hart: I will take care, Vintage, and thanks.
Superb capture

Bedse Caves
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bhavesh, for stopping by and commenting.
  • Mirco
  • Switzerland
  • 24 Jul 2009, 10:33
Interesting work of you Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I think that's a Thank-You, Mirco?! smile
I like the reflection of the pins
Ginnie Hart: That was one of the fun things for me, too, Chantal. Bedankt.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 24 Jul 2009, 11:41
Wonderful shot with the mirror image. Have a safe and fun trip.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary, on both accounts!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 24 Jul 2009, 13:17
Perfect moment!!!! Love the blurr of the falling pins in the background..and the mirror reflections.
Ginnie Hart: I was delighted by how it came out, Marcie, since it's a new lens for me. Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 24 Jul 2009, 13:27
lol! that's a fun title indeed.. very fitting, nice shot! smile
Ginnie Hart: I was glad I had a chance to use it, Rian! grin Thanks.
Good picture of one of your pass-times. Enjoy your trip Ginnie..Take care.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks on both accounts, Ron. I will take care!
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 24 Jul 2009, 17:21
Wow really great image! I like this one alot. Amazing job freezing the action. So did you get a strike?
Ginnie Hart: This wasn't my ball, Andy, but when it was my turn, I did get a few strikes, yes...thankfully! smile I love to bowl and should do it more often.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 24 Jul 2009, 18:45
STRIKING shot, Ginnie! Funny how the ball is towards the right but the pins on the left in the back seem to be falling down, lol. Maybe bowling takes on a different type of physics. tongue That's a loooooong trip, drive safe and we'll see you in a week!
Ginnie Hart: Shooting from the side alley like this did give a strange view of the pins, Mia, for sure. Look at lane 21, for instance. I actually don't think this ball created a split but I wanted to use that title! grin Thanks.
Here's a "striking" thought for you. It's about 880 miles across Texas, from east to west - 130 miles farther than your trip to Michigan!

Be safe and have fun!
Ginnie Hart: My jaw is on the floor with that bit of trivia, Linda. Unbelievable. Well, we all know that Texas is pretty big for its britches...HA! grin Thanks for the travel wishes.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 25 Jul 2009, 00:33
Brilliant capture Ginnie, jolly good timing smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ellie. I was delighted.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 25 Jul 2009, 07:41
haha split happens... yer funny, enjoy your trip Ginnie, this is a great shot
Ginnie Hart: Don't we just love good humor, Elaine! grin Thanks.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 25 Jul 2009, 11:24
Great .. as young men i also played bowling. my best score 221 .. realy ;-)
Ginnie Hart: If I remember correctly, Klaus, 214 was my highest score ever, so we could be team mates! grin Oh, how fun! Danke.
Happy roadtrip and wedding, like this shot lanes are very well polished. Cheers, HC
Ginnie Hart: I can attest to the polished lanes, HC. I had to wipe oil from my ball after every return! Thanks for your travel wishes.
A fine split-second shot.
Have a nice weekend and a good drive!
Ginnie Hart: It was 12 hours of driving each way, Wim, and thankfully without mishap either way. I just got back home (it's still Sunday night here in Atlanta). Thanks.
  • namaki
  • France
  • 26 Jul 2009, 13:02
great shot ... you have been very reactive on that one ... "nice capture" as they say ;smile)
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Namaki! Take care in your travels to the States!
  • rags
  • United States
  • 26 Jul 2009, 21:56
I really love the composition of this image. It is really nice to look at.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kanyi.
always strike!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, O-P. grin
I've just bought a 28-300 for my Canon 5D Mark II saturday, I've bought a Tamron because the canon one is really VERY expansive !

Hope you'll have fun at the wedding smile and hope to see few shots of the bride smile
Ginnie Hart: I was able to buy a used Canon lens on eBay for $500 cheaper than the lowest new price of $2,400. It had only been used `12 times. I was lucky! I sold 2 of my other lenses to get it, one of which I had used only one weekend. So it ended up bveing a good "trade."
  • david
  • United States
  • 27 Jul 2009, 14:02
hope you have a good trip: hope too that you'll be taking photos!!
Ginnie Hart: Do bears poop in the woods???? grin
Fun shot!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it was. smile
What a tittle!
Ginnie Hart: I love using it whenever possible, Christopher! grin Thanks.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 27 Jul 2009, 17:03
I would assume that was a strike! =D
Ginnie Hart: Well, I don't think so, Liang, but it was a strike for me. It was fun to take.
cool shot ...
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Mohammadreza. Thanks.
Have a great time Ginnie. Impressive new lens, fantastic sharpness and clarity. The mirror like reflections are so crisp, excellent image!
Ginnie Hart: I've had a fun week of using this new lens exclusively. I think I'll keep it. grin Thanks, John.
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 28 Jul 2009, 13:14
Perfect timing Ginnie and amazingly well processed.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Thomas!
  • Jane
  • United States
  • 29 Jul 2009, 01:12
Love it! Great study in neutrals.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Jane.
  • Nathan
  • United States, California
  • 29 Jul 2009, 07:42
Great timing on this shot!

Also have a fun and safe trip!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Nathan. I am now back safe-n-sound after a great week!
  • kiji
  • France
  • 29 Jul 2009, 09:23
Hello Ginnie,

Nice shot with many reflections.
I love the blur movement on the bowl too smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kiji. It was a fun day with my grandson! smile
LOL at that title! You are the belle of the bowling ball, Ginnie. smile
Ginnie Hart: I love using that title whenever I can, Larry. grin And..."belle of the bowling ball?" You sure know how to make a lady blush. grin
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Ginnie Hart: You are a total sweetheart, Bhavesh. Thank you kindly!
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 31 Jul 2009, 13:50
Knew lens to play around?
Not that you need them to make wonders smile
Just passing by to say goodbye...see you on September
Ginnie Hart: Wherever you are, Lina, have a great month away! PAMPER yourself! smile
fabulous processing...the muted blues and greys are nice here.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Heather.

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