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photoblog image Snowflakes Keep Falling on My Head  (Carnival 1/8)

Snowflakes Keep Falling on My Head (Carnival 1/8)


Actually, it was Carnival last weekend
and I just have to show it.
The kids stole my heart!


(as seen in Gorinchem, Holland, on 13 February)


Snowflakes Keep Falling on My Head (Carnival 1/8)


Actually, it was Carnival last weekend
and I just have to show it.
The kids stole my heart!


(as seen in Gorinchem, Holland, on 13 February)


comments (62)

  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 17 Feb 2010, 01:17
Oh what a lovely capture Ginnie. So festive too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Maria. It was definitely festive but cold.
The boy looks like a blonde Opie Taylor smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Will the real Opie Taylor please stand up! I love it, Larry. smile
Great capture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Feb 2010, 01:57
A beautiful image, Ginnie. Your processing is gorgeous.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ray. I'm not used to Carnival so it was fun for me to see.
WOW! absolutely incredible capture
Ginnie Hart: Carnival was fun for me, Charles, because I'm not used to it. Thanks.
great photo! it captures the wonderment and joy of being a kid.
beautiful, ginnie. fun fun fun.
Ginnie Hart: Being a kid is what this series is all about, Seraphine. You nailed it. Thanks.
  • Yinks
  • United States
  • 17 Feb 2010, 05:21
awesome!!
Ginnie Hart: Awww, shucks, Yinks. grin
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Feb 2010, 06:01
tongue right time, right moment, amazing pictures.
Wonderful presentation.
Ik ben altijd weer zeer aangenaam verrast als ik jouw foto's zie.
IHVJ MAWIIMH JLJA
Ginnie Hart: I know Carnival doesn't do much for you, MLMA, but it's new for me, so I was mesmerized. It was the kids I watched, not the floats! Thanks for being my #1 fan. smile You always humble me.
I bet they did, they look like they are have the time of their lives.
Ginnie Hart: It was a time of Innocence, Brian. I loved seeing it. Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 17 Feb 2010, 06:31
What a lovely capture Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Frida. The children really did capture my heart.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Feb 2010, 06:41
Lovely children indeed- they might be happy like "Sterntaler" while these "snowflakes" are snowing from the carnival-waggons together with snoepjes...- like in my hometown on "Rosenmontag"/Monday before Lent? I see the meisje holding a pack popcorn in her hands!
Ginnie Hart: It was a delightful day for me, Philine, because I didn't grow up with Carnival. I ended up watching the children the entire time and really can't tell you much of anything about the floats that passed by. You may be right about the popcorn. All this time I thought it was a bag of confetti. smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 17 Feb 2010, 06:46
Simply adorable Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks, Tony. smile
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 17 Feb 2010, 06:47
wink i return to me enfance
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Oscar. I've actually been thinking of that all week. I never really had a childhood and I think that's why I'm so mesmerized by watching children like this. Gracias.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Feb 2010, 06:47
An excellent picture - I believe they can steal your heart
Ginnie Hart: I didn't grow up with Carnival, Louis, nor did I have much of a childhood, so in situations like this, I just stare at the kids. Their innocence grabs me.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Feb 2010, 07:01
Life is such an adventure at that age Ginnie: well captured!
Ginnie Hart: I have really been pondering what these kids must have experienced that day, Chris. I never experienced something like this in my own childhood.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 17 Feb 2010, 07:12
that's just precious ginnie, and no i hadn't heard your TB poem before lol i wonder if i can post this pic to my tumblr blog it's so cute!
Ginnie Hart: I love that TB poem, Elaine. smile Anyway, I'll respond to you privately....
They will be able to build a ticker tape man if much more fallssmile
Ginnie Hart: And it's all still on the streets, Nigel. It's kinda fun to me to still see it. smile
Another great one, Ginnie! You can always spot a photogenic kid!
Ginnie Hart: Kids are still so innocent at this age, Patrushka. This entire series is about THEM. Thanks.
A delightful picture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bill.
  • kiji
  • France
  • 17 Feb 2010, 08:03
Hi Ginnie

Great photo indeed! Carnaval announces the beginning of spring smile
Fed up with winter this year sad
Ginnie Hart: Carnival is new to me, Kiji, so it really grabbed my attention. I guess it does signal the beginning of spring! Merci.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 17 Feb 2010, 08:05
Superb photo with a very good framing. Have a lovely day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Antoine.
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 17 Feb 2010, 08:08
Great Shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Brian.
the charm of the carnival, the joy of children, happiness, everything is present in this photo Ginnie, well done
Ginnie Hart: Carnival is new to me, Fabrizio, but what I saw WAS all about the children, for sure. Grazie.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 17 Feb 2010, 08:50
Nice! Happy New year Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Happy New Year to you, too, Etomi. It's been awhile. smile
For kids it is great...
Ginnie Hart: I guess so, Chantal! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Feb 2010, 09:23
I assume that many children were dressed up beautifully as cowboys, clowns, pirates...- some kids were collecting loads of sweets, and I remember as teacher their proud faces when on the following day they showed me all their things they had caught fallen from "heaven" during the carnival pageant - today is Ash Wednesday- but I'm not ready to fasten till Eastern!
Ginnie Hart: You know more about this than I do, Philine, but you will see some of what you have just described in this upcoming series. I love it. I can just picture you as a teacher with your kids. smile Today IS Ash Wednesday...another thing I did not grow up with!
A wonderful festive capture Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Richard. It all felt very festive to me, too. smile
  • rags
  • United States
  • 17 Feb 2010, 09:44
They are cute. i see why they stole your heart.
Ginnie Hart: You're see more of the kids coming up. They made Csarnival for me, Kanyi! Thanks.
Lovely shot, Ginnie - and a couple of lovely kids!
Ginnie Hart: So innocent, Tom, right? smile Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 17 Feb 2010, 10:25
Good photo I like the crop
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Vintage. They stood out from the crowd, for sure.
This is when I wish mine were this age again, beautiful capture Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Their innocence is priceless, Linda, isn't it! Thanks.
That's a cracking shot and a lovely format, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Paul.
I bet they enjoyed this snow (wood shavings?) Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Confetti snow, Chad. smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Feb 2010, 12:35
It looks as though the kids had something to throw, too? The fast shutter speed here really captures the motion.
Ginnie Hart: Philine thinks it's popcorn but I thought it was confetti, Alan, so I don't know. It sure was fun. Someone from a passing float had just thrown this. I was lucky to catch it. Thanks.
Interesting the different activities children enjoy in their native culture. Lovely photo Ginnie, always nice to see children happy and smiling. Let them enjoy this time of their lives.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, John. I didn't grow up with Carnival, so this was a sight to behold for me. I became these little children!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 17 Feb 2010, 12:54
Oh..this is so sweet. What a wonderful image of sweet wonderment!!!
Ginnie Hart: I was enthralled, Marcie. I didn't grow up with Carnival so this was new for me. It was more like our Halloween but with them coming to us, rather than the other way around. I loved it! Thanks.
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 17 Feb 2010, 13:51
Precious photo! I love the "veil of wonderment" created by the paper confetti.
Ginnie Hart: That veil of wonderment totally enthralled me, Sue. I didn't grow up with Carnival, so this was a wonderment for me as well. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Feb 2010, 15:06
Yes, it is confetti = papersnow! The children are holding popcorn bags in their hands. While many countries (e.g. Germany in Cologne..., Notting Hill Carnival in London, Trinidad Carnival, Venice Carnival, Brasilian Carnival...) celebrate carnival with dancing, costumes, singing..., Britons -as I read- eat and toss (in and out of a hot pan) pancakes and tell jokes for charity- Pancake Day! But none of the English visitors does mention that?
Ginnie Hart: Wouldn't it be fun, Philine, to swap stories around the world about Carnival traditions. That would be fun. Thanks for the added information.
I can see why these children stole your heart, Ginnie. This is absolutely adorable.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Beverly. I'm a real softie when it comes to childlike innocence!
Excellent picture Ginnie, it is a strange time of year for a Carnival though.
Ginnie Hart: Like Mardi Gras, Brian, it comes before Ash Wednesday when everyone must now repent of their sins. I guess? I'm learning about all these things, since I didn't grow up with them. Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Feb 2010, 18:43
Looks like they were having a good time - taken at the perfect moment!
Ginnie Hart: They were, indeed, Mike. So was I. smile Thanks.
Charming shot Ginnie. A picture of happiness.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Ron. Thanks.
Lovely portrait Ginnie...it looks like a ticker tape parade.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, George. smile Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Feb 2010, 19:55
How adorable smile
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, CP. smile Thanks.
  • linda
  • United States
  • 17 Feb 2010, 20:47
Beautiful children and once again Ginnie a truly beautiful shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Linda. I didn't grow up with Carnivaql, so it was all new to me. All I cared about was the children who were mesmerized.
This is a lovely shot!!
Well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, RS.
That is a glorious shot so full of joy and excitement!
Ginnie Hart: Don't we love the innocence of children, Heather! Thanks.
  • Cherise
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Feb 2010, 23:11
They're so cute, what a great shot!
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt voor uw comment, Cherise. Ik leer Nederlands! Beetje bij beetje, stap voor stap. UGH. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Welcome again to SC.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 18 Feb 2010, 00:12
well, that sure is a lot of confetti falling on them.. very nice street shot.. smile
Ginnie Hart: One of the float ladies had just thrown a fistful. So fun, Rian. I was like a little kid myself. smile Thanks.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Feb 2010, 11:04
ah carnaval ! lovely shot
Ginnie Hart: I was really thrilled to see it, Petra, just two blocks from our apartment! Bedankt.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 18 Feb 2010, 16:23
nice tight framing on this portrait ginnie! love their expressions.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Liang. They were fun to watch.
That cute girl looks like she is totally fascinated by the 'snow.'
Ginnie Hart: She was indeed, Michael, as was I. smile
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 18 Feb 2010, 17:36
Lovely image, Ginnie! It seems that those doing well in Holland smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Julian. Very well. Thanks. smile
Schattig! Mooie kleurbewerking!
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Laura. smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 19 Feb 2010, 14:57
I really like the tight crop here. The kids are so sweet and I love the confetti falling. They look fascinated by it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sherri. I was totally mesmerized by the children. I'm afraid I missed the floats altogether!
  • Puna
  • us
  • 20 Feb 2010, 16:25
I love this Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Puna. smile
  • Rolf
  • Germany
  • 20 Feb 2010, 17:21
I did'nt know that in Holland, Carnival is celebrated as beautiful, great!
Ginnie Hart: For me, Rolf, Carnival was all about the children. I loved it. Danke.
Carnival in Holland? Did they borrow it? I just never imagined it. But the photo is precious - it reminds me of the rolls of paper confetti my folks used to bring home for me from their New Year's parties.
Ginnie Hart: I have no clue, Linda. I think there is some version of carnival/Mardi Gras all over Europe, based on photos I have seen. I was so caught up in the children that I didn't really see the floats as they went by. The confetti stayed around for several days as a reminder of the fun it was. smile
  • david
  • United States
  • 21 Feb 2010, 12:03
that is super sweet! great shot
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, David. I was mesmerized by all the kids!
Beautiful capture, great moment!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • yvonne
  • United States
  • 27 Feb 2010, 02:47
These kids look like they are so enjoying the "snow", what a wonderful picture so very precious.
Ginnie Hart: It was precious, Yvonne. Thanks.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 10 Mar 2010, 14:13
I am backward browsing, Ginnie and am happy to have discovered a beautiful collection of portraits!!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Jennie. Thanks for back-tracking!

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