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Their Ship Came In

Now it will be a balancing act as they start their new life as husband and wife!

(From the farm wedding in Michigan of my niece on August 1.)

Their Ship Came In

Now it will be a balancing act as they start their new life as husband and wife!

(From the farm wedding in Michigan of my niece on August 1.)

comments (54)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Aug 2009, 00:21
A charming shot Ginnie: well captured!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chris. I followed the real photographer around. smile
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Aug 2009, 00:27
B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l. Love this treatment tres much.
I wish them well for the future smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you tres much, SAVO. I'm sure they'll be glad for all the wishes. They're in Scotland right now on their honeymoon. smile
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 7 Aug 2009, 00:29
Nice capture Ginnie, Good treatment too smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Julian.
A delightful shot, lovely colour tones.
Wishing the 2 both of them (Nigerian slangsmile ), a very happy married life together.
Ginnie Hart: Your wishes will mean a lot to them, Fotografa, I'm sure. Thank you!
wedding pictures in a boat, on the grass lol makes sense to me too! lol cute shot!
Ginnie Hart: HA! It seems highly symbolic, Elaine, doesn't it! Thanks. smile
  • martie
  • United States
  • 7 Aug 2009, 02:52
Oh Ginnie - what a beautiful photograph! This is so outstanding. Love it! You could be a wedding photographer!!
Ginnie Hart: The thought did pass into my mind, Martie...and then right out again. grin I just followed the real photographer around and had fun. Thank you kindly.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Aug 2009, 03:02
A beautiful picture, Ginnie.

Marriage can be a rocking boat...I suppose that is half the attraction of it.
Ginnie Hart: A marriage without a "rocking boat" would be pretty boring, Ray, as we both know. Both having the tools for the balancing act is half of winning the battle. I look forward to the "process"...again. smile
The treatment make it romantic.

Ginnie Hart: Weddings are like that, Rémi, aren't they. smile Thank you.
  • Nathan
  • United States
  • 7 Aug 2009, 03:20
Great shot, it made me smile!
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Nathan. smile Thanks.
  • United States
  • 7 Aug 2009, 03:31
This is gorgeous picture. Love everything about it !!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Mariana, for stopping by and commenting.
  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 7 Aug 2009, 03:40
Love the typical Ginnie tones and the unusual wedding shot.
Ginnie Hart: I followed the real photographer around, Aussie, and sure had fun. Thank you kindly.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 7 Aug 2009, 04:36
Beautiful Ginnie, lovely processing
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. It was a lovely day for all of us.
  • Dotun
  • USA
  • 7 Aug 2009, 05:13
hey Ginnie, you are shooting weddings now? I always knew you would make a great wedding photog smile Nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Dotun...NO! I have no intention of shooting weddings, ever (though I guess one must never say never!). I just followed the real photographer around and had all the fun without the pressure. I'll leave the wedding photography to her...and YOU! Thanks for stopping by again. You made my day. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Aug 2009, 05:40
Outstanding, een prachtige symbolische foto met prachtige kleuren.
This is so beautiful and so symbolic, marriage can be a rocking boat and I wish them well, the 'making up' part is so much fun grin tongue wink
I do hope they both survive the high seas and I both wish them a very happy life together.
I know you had a blast during the time you were with the pre-wedding arrangements.
.....and yes you make a great wedding photographer.....
LOL @ Ken, I will come from the attic soon..... wink
Ginnie Hart: As I told Ken, we can see our own ship coming in, MLMA, and soon you will be out of the attic and I out of Atlanta. Our day will come! In the meantime, I have no intention of becoming a wedding photographer. grin I was able to have the fun without the pressure, which is the way I like it right now. Bedankt voor jouw woorden, as altijd!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Aug 2009, 07:17
A wonderful-charming wedding pic and lovely words! A happy voyage for your niece and her husband!

Two sails flashing bright on the royal-blue bay!
Two sails fill out tight and sail calmly away!

When one in the breezes moves hither and yon,
The other with ease as its shadow responds.

If one wants to hasten, the other goes fast,
If one asks for quiet, its companion has rest.
(Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Two sails)

"Therefore a sail shall leave father and mother and shall cleave unto its mate, and they shall be one boat. : Genesis 2:24 (paraphrased)
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, I love those words from Conrad Meyer, Philine. And then your paraphrase of the Genesis verse! Thank you. Thank you.
A lovely shot Ginnie, hope they have a long and happy marriage.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael. I hope so, too. They are such a cute couple together.
Great fun Ginnie, I wish them a long and happy marriage
Ginnie Hart: It was a fun occasion, Bill. I'm sure they'll be glad for your best wishes.
Being up the creek without a paddle is what imediately goes through my mind. I hope that journey through the sea of life is safe, security and full of fun. Good work, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I never once thought about the missing paddles/oars, Alan. Good eye. Thanks.
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 7 Aug 2009, 08:47
Lovely image - is there and 'after' shot or was all okay?
Ginnie Hart: There actually WAS an after shot, as they were exiting the boat, Brian. But I'm not sure I will show it, since it's so similar. I think I maybe had 5 or 6 shots with this boat. It was fun. Thanks.
Very nice shot. I trust they will get wet once in a while, although their little boat is high and dry yet.
Ginnie Hart: They will NEED to get wet ever so often, Wim, as you and I both know. God help them when they do! smile Bedankt.
Don't rock the boat Ginnie ;o)

Great photograph ;o)
Ginnie Hart: HA! Who, me???? Not a chance. grin Thanks, Mike.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 7 Aug 2009, 10:18
Ginnie .. excellent treatment .. works so amazing. But the water is very dry ;-)
Ginnie Hart: High and dry, is what we would say, Klaus. smile Danke for your kind words.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 7 Aug 2009, 10:49
A great shot Ginnie and I like the way you have mentioned the life as husband and wife as a balacing act. That's what it is both in a good and a bad way smile
Excellent processing!
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes it takes many years before we realize just exactly what a balancing act it is, Frida. Hindsight is often better than foresight! Thanks.
Hope all goes well for them, they look a lovely couple. A nice unusual shot that stands out from the crowd.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Janet. Thank you kindly.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 7 Aug 2009, 11:46
That is pretty good symbolism of the rough waters all marriages go through.
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, of course, Mary. Too bad we don't all know this when we're young! Thanks.
A most unusual and delightful wedding photo Ginnie. Hopefully they will have a long, happy and healthy life together.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Brian. I sure that will mean a lot to them.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 7 Aug 2009, 13:14
that's sweet, great tones here.. nice shot! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanls a million, Rian.
  • david
  • United States
  • 7 Aug 2009, 13:19
oh, that's just great! i like the vintage feel....

(have you thought about vintaging (!) it up even more and using textures?)
Ginnie Hart: I never once thought about textures, David. Hmmmm. That's definitely an idea! Thanks. smile
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands
  • 7 Aug 2009, 13:46
Wonderful image and so true.
You have capture this shot brilliantly Musketeer.smile
Ginnie Hart: It was fun to follow the real photographer around, Tracy. All the fun without the pressure. smile Thanks.
I like this! Beautiful capture. Brilliant use of tone and contrast!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Sola, for stopping by and commenting. That means a lot to me.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 7 Aug 2009, 14:36
Wonderful Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, thank you, Vintage.
Great Shot Ginnie , i love the tone you picked to match the colour scheme.Very professional without being over the top like many wedding photographers like to do.
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very kind, Ryan. Thank you!
lovely moment captured smile
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely a special part of the evening, Debola. I had been there a week and didn't even know the boat was there!
  • àsìkò
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Aug 2009, 15:54
I aboslutely love the toning colours, how did you do it
Ginnie Hart: Are you serious, àsìkò? In CS3 I work up the image through the Multiply layer first (75% opacity) and then I click on B&W and sepia/tint, which allows a hint of the color through. But you have to be in the duplicate layer before you click on B&W. Otherwise no color will come through. I'm not a whiz on PS layers but that's what I do...and then I play around with contrast and saturation. I do appreciate your comment, especially since I'm the one who should be asking YOU how you do it! Thank you kindly.
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 7 Aug 2009, 15:56
Beautiful capture and scene. Your color processing is great !
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Carsten. Thank you kindly.
How cute!
Ginnie Hart: You would have had a heyday there with your camera, Heather. smile
One of the nicest wedding shots I have ever seen Ginnie. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Ron. smile Thank you kindly.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 7 Aug 2009, 19:10
Oh...this is so lovely and romantic. Do you know them?...or just happen upon the scene?? Love the processing - the subtle tones and colors.
Ginnie Hart: Do I know them??? grin She's my niece, Marcie...the one who got married this past Saturday and why I went to Michigan to help out with getting the farm ready. Yes, I was at the hospital when she was born! Thanks! Now her husband is another story. I'm just starting to get to know him. They both live in NYC.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 7 Aug 2009, 19:24
Alovely shot and lovely metaphor!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Beth.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 7 Aug 2009, 20:19
Wait a minute, where's the water? haha... Great processing once again, Ginnie, just the right amount of color showing through. It gives a very ageless feel to it. And with you around, I have to say the couple could've done without a professional smile
Ginnie Hart: You are way too kind, Mia! It was a fun moment while I followed the real photographer around. I felt lucky to have captured this. Thank you kindly.
  • Alex
  • Spain
  • 7 Aug 2009, 21:45
Que bonita fotografia, tanto por su puesta en escena... como por ese tratamiento tan especial.
Ginnie Hart: Muchas, muchas gracias, Alex.
  • Otokpa
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Aug 2009, 21:53
Love this.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Otokpa, for stopping by and commenting.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 7 Aug 2009, 22:38
A winning shot of a magical moment. I looooove this image.

Happy weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, thank you, Maria!
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 7 Aug 2009, 22:44
Wow what a great wedding photo! Love the title too!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Andy. It was a great day!
Beautiful composition. Good luck to them!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tosin, for stopping by and commenting. I'm sure that will mean a lot to them.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Aug 2009, 15:47
Being in the same boat.

Don't rock the boat.

Excellent picture - you can always moonlight as a wedding photographer smile
Ginnie Hart: Don't rock the boat unless you have good reason, for sure, Louis! smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 8 Aug 2009, 16:40
This is perfect! It would be lovely matted, framed, and hanging on their wall.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh. That's would be an honor, Sherri. But my guess is they will never see this!
What a beautiful shot, this image is sooo sharp!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Brian.
Possibly the most truthful wedding photo I've ever seen.

One of my little blog-pots that's bubbling away on a back burner has a working title of "Long Voyages in Small Boats". You can see where my mind is going, can't you?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Linda, I can see where you're going. grin I will look forward to that post! Thanks for your kind words...again.
  • Ilan
  • Israel
  • 8 Aug 2009, 18:47
What a great and original frame.
After seeing thousands of wedding photos, that in some way are pretty much always in the same pattern, this is something new and refreshing.
Awesome processing, I'm sure the couple will enjoy this frame smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm not sure they will ever see it, Ilan, but I would hope they like it if they do. That would mean a lot to me, of course. Thanks for your kind words.
Different treatment, like it lots.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Cliff
  • Germany
  • 12 Aug 2009, 15:38
Great colouring! Hopefully they will ship along together a life long.
Ginnie Hart: I do hope so, Cliff. They seem to be so much alike. Thanks.
WOW - Now thats one magical shot Ginnie, and the toning is just brilliant. This one goes straight into my "likeyed's" smile
Ginnie Hart: You are a total sweetheart, Thomas. Thank you. You know how to make my day. smile
This is just stunning, If this was in my album I would be over the moon, Its beautiful Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Linda! Thank you kindly.

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