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All the World's a Stage


While at the Dickens Festijn in Deventer, Holland, on December 19,
I loved seeing the 'real world' juxtaposed against the backdrops.

Jaques:
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.

As You Like It Act 2, scene 7, 139–143
Shakespeare

All the World's a Stage


While at the Dickens Festijn in Deventer, Holland, on December 19,
I loved seeing the 'real world' juxtaposed against the backdrops.

Jaques:
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.

As You Like It Act 2, scene 7, 139–143
Shakespeare

comments (49)

Lovely processing on this Ginnie. It's perfect!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dawn.
Unfortunately some of the players are only two-dimensional...
Ginnie Hart: A sad commentary on the world's stage, Larry, for sure!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 11 Jan 2010, 03:48
This is worthy of framing, Ginnie. Such a beautiful capture.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Sherri. Thank you.
  • martie
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2010, 05:08
All the word IS a stage - in more ways than we realize! Happy upcoming week Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're so right, Martie. If we realized more often how insignificant so many things are in our lives, in the big scheme of things, maybe we wouldn't worry so much?
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Jan 2010, 05:49
This is a wonderful picture, geweldige tonen.
Those tones reflexs the time of Dickens
Great composition.
Yes we are the players in this play if we like it or not, we have to do our part, so we might as well make the best of it.
Ginnie Hart: Better words could not be spoken, Astrid. I feel so honored to be in the same play and on the same stage with you. Ontzettend bedankt.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Jan 2010, 06:23
You are staging quite a picture and profound text today.
Ginnie Hart: This was at the end of the Festijn route, Louis...like a dropping off spot for this cart. Earlier a man had been walking it through the street. It was the only place where there were backdrops like this. Everything else had been...real.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 11 Jan 2010, 06:54
I like the tone and the faces of the children
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage. I did, too. smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 11 Jan 2010, 07:04
Wonderful composition and PP Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tony.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Jan 2010, 07:12
Very creative shot Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, SAVO.
  • Elaine-
  • canada
  • 11 Jan 2010, 07:16
yeah that looks neat, almost like the audience is watching a 3d movie haha
Ginnie Hart: grin Thanks for the smile, Elaine.
on s'y croirait!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, O-P. You're right. smile Merci.
Dickens in Dutch...what a lovely thought. Nice shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It still tickles me whenever I think of it, Bill. smile I guess there are more connections than we realize, bringing the world together as one. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Jan 2010, 07:25
Yes, Astrid is right- a wonderful pic, a great idea/motif, and wise words by Shakespeare!- I particularly like the real patterns and structures of the pavement and the wheels and the toning of the straw! I have the feel to be in the Dickens world for a while and I would like to play together with the children..." Wir spielen alle - doch wer es weiß, ist klug"/We all are playing, but who does know that, is wise/clever ( Schnitzler)!
Ginnie Hart: I love what comes to your mind, Philine, when you see images. Your brain is BETTER than any computer I know. smile Danke
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Jan 2010, 08:15
Quite true Ginnie: there's a lot going on here in your picture
Ginnie Hart: ....and in the world, Chris?! Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • spain
  • 11 Jan 2010, 08:29
all this serie is fantastic. good shot ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Oscar. It was a day well worth the time and cold temps!
Oh dear...most interesting...I love the picture since it´s very unusual and very good!
Bosse
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Bosse. Thank you kindly.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 11 Jan 2010, 08:39
We are all players on the stage we call life. beautiful image with time-fitting and really nice processing.
Ginnie Hart: I guess we need to be reminded of this from time to time, Frida, right?! Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Jan 2010, 08:41
Amazing how Shakespeare's words written so long ago still resonate in our times for so many cultures around the world.
Ginnie Hart: That Shakespeare knew what he was talking about, Mike, for sure! smile
A lovely composition Ginnie. Such a live picture!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Richard. Merci. smile
I love the tone of this image
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
your processing is great Ginnie, and it adds to an already excellent picture! smile
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Linda. Thank you.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Jan 2010, 10:35
love the processing you did, suits the picture very well
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Petra. Ontzettend bedankt. smile
Lovely shot Ginnie, after the Greek job have got you and Astrid job on Chadair, you know what uniforms you will be wearing.You might want to bring 2 pharachutes with you as i have put in for pilots job.
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Mick. It'll all be worth it, don't you think?! grin
  • yvonne
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2010, 12:57
Great tone and processing. Love the sharpness of the photo. Looks like it was a fun day.
Ginnie Hart: It was a day never to forget, Yvonne, and totally worth the cold temps (14F). Thanks.
I always like a photo in a photo. The quote is very apt!
Ginnie Hart: A photo in a photo. I like that, Wim, and you are right. Reminds me of Norman Rockwell. smile Bedankt.
Very interesting shot Ginnie and wonderful processing as usual. The first 3 lines of the quotation make me think of some of our politicians who all finally make their exits, usually not before time.
Ginnie Hart: That Shakespeare sure is timeless, Brian. He knew his stuff! Thanks.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2010, 13:34
nice overall framing on this shot ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Liang!
And one man (or woman) in their time plays many parts...

A terrific image Ginnie, and as always superb presentation
Ginnie Hart: It wouldbe fun to find Shakespeare quotes for our images, Paul, wouldn't it?! smile Thanks.
Have I missed something? Why was Deventer doing a Dickens Fesitval? Apart from that, lovely shades and tones in this pic.
Ginnie Hart: Deventer is known for puting on a Dickens Festijn every year, Tom, and I was fortunate to see it this past December. It's totally worth the experience! The past images have been from that Saturday. Thanks.
beautiful, looks like a single scene, one of those old films of emigrants!!!!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Fabrizio. I'm always attracted to those old images. Thanks.
  • theys
  • Belgium
  • 11 Jan 2010, 14:39
Beautiful composition, good shooting
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland, for stopping by and commenting.
An absolutely fantastic photo collage.
Ginnie Hart: Danke, Rolf. You're very kind.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 11 Jan 2010, 17:28
Superb and beautiful composition. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine. It's nice to be more proximate to your own time! smile
  • rags
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2010, 17:40
Nice image. It has so may layers to it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kanyi. It did catch my eye, as you see. smile
  • aussie
  • Australia
  • 11 Jan 2010, 22:07
Nice processing Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie.
The Deventer Dickens Festijn has certainly provided you with a marvellous opportunity to hone your art and to showcase for us the fabulous results, Ginnie. We are much appreciative.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Beverly. It has been such a great pleasure for me. smile
An intriguing image, nicely composed with those familiar, but lovely tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 12 Jan 2010, 02:01
lol, you're right.. tricked me for a sec there.. nice catch! smile
Ginnie Hart: I's always fun to do a bit of trickery, Rian. smile Thanks.
I love the color and detail!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pavan.
  • NaCha
  • United States
  • 12 Jan 2010, 08:38
Wow!! I like the composition of this one.... nice one granny... and Haaappppyyyy New Yearrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!
Ginnie Hart: Happy New Year t you, too, NaCha! Good to see you again...and thank you. Did you notice that I now live in Holland, since December 5th???? smile
I like that qoute from Shakey.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Chad. Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 12 Jan 2010, 12:46
These glimpses into Dickens' world are fantastic! Love the processing...as always!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Marcie. It was a real privilege to see this annual production. I felt very lucky.
  • don
  • United States
  • 12 Jan 2010, 15:19
A strong picture of contrasts! Fine composition and viewpoint that keeps the faces in the clear. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Don.
Impresionante el detalle de la imagen como la textura.

Muy bonita la foto.
Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracisa, Bernardo, como siempre.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Jan 2010, 02:02
This image is beautifully composed, Ginnie, and full of interest!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Ray.
And for someone without a cultural clue, it can be amazingly difficult to sort out "real life" from the backdrop!

As for Dickens' fests - Galveston, Texas hosts "Dickens on the Strand" every year. I have photos of Henry Dickens Hawksley, great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, who visited the festival in 2007. He signed copies of "A Christmas Carol" and did readings of Charles Dickens' work - it was wonderful. Wish you'd been here to shoot it!
Ginnie Hart: Any place that can put on a Dickens' Fest and make it believable gets my praise, Linda. I would love to see something like this in the States. I bet you have your own great images to show! Thanks for your comment.
Maravillosa, me gusta esta composición, los niños del cartel, me transporta a otra epoca, los tonos como siempre perfectos!!

Besos!
Ginnie Hart: I love thinking back to that time, MA, even though they had their many hardships. Seeing this festival was such a great experience...transporting us all back in time. Gracias.
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 14 Jan 2010, 17:01
Wow great framing in this shot! Really nice work!
Ginnie Hart: Than you kindly, Andy!
Very nicely framed. Which lens is this Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Thomas. This is my Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens which I use all the time now, almost exclusively. It's big but I've learned to carry it around for long periods of time. Very versatile.

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