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photoblog image Tootin' One's Horn (Carnival 4/8)

Tootin' One's Horn (Carnival 4/8)


I don't normally post on Thursday but today is my turn at Vision and Verb,
in case you were wondering. 


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


Tootin' One's Horn (Carnival 4/8)


I don't normally post on Thursday but today is my turn at Vision and Verb,
in case you were wondering. 


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


comments (42)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Feb 2010, 00:49
This is excellent...so glad you broke with habit, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: No one else will toot my horn for me, Ray, right? grin Thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 25 Feb 2010, 02:54
lol these people and their hats, it IS creepy lol and they look like they have makeup willy nilly on the bottom of their faces... does make for great photography tho!!
Ginnie Hart: Their make-up was as "foolish" as everything else, Elaine, but Astrid tells me it's a Fools Stomping group that makes fun of everything. They were a group and yesterday's little girl wasa part of it. The jester's hat IS the fool's hat, I guess! smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 25 Feb 2010, 04:27
He who tooteth not his own horn, the same shall not be tooted. - my dad always said that.

I love the coloring in this and the clarity is remarkable. Really nice portrait.
Ginnie Hart: Your dad sounds very wise, Sherri. It's not usually easy for me to toot my own horn but I AM learning no one else will do it for me! grin Thanks for your encouragement.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Feb 2010, 05:59
A wonderful sharp picture again, there was a lot of tootin' that day.
'Knowing' a little bit of the Carnival/Carnaval, the man is a member of the 'Zotsen Trappers' almost not translatable, it has to do with 'Fools Stomping around'.....
You know I have nothing with Carnival, but you did great on the pictures.
Prachtige serie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I know you have no interest in Carnival, Astrid, which is why I almost didn't go. I think my curiosity got the best of me and it was just a stone's throw away. I didn't want to regret it afterwards. I'm glad I went because the children did steal my heart. And thanks altijd for your support and helping me figure things out...especially with translation! smile
Great portrait, i like the details and the expresiion! Beautiful capture!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Andrei. This could be the father of the little girl yesterday. smile Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Feb 2010, 06:29
You've gone to live in a nation of people like this!!
Ginnie Hart: Of course, Chris. Fools for a day won't hurt anyone, especially the impeccable Dutch! grin I love it.
that's a *wonderful* photo ginnie. i love the muted colors. his hair seems to match his collar which seems to match his skin.
i think if he didn't have a trombone in his face, he's surely chew his lips.
Ginnie Hart: Look at his face and those eyes and I'm guessing he's the father of yesterday's wee child! grin Thank you kindly, Seraphine!
Rootin Tootin!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Nigel.
nice close-up in details Ginnie, interesting portraits set
Ginnie Hart: This is the only adult I took, Fabrizio, but it fit my text for today. The children were the ones I adored. Grazie.
This could be a Dutch Lord Bill.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeedy, Chad! smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Feb 2010, 08:31
It's good to do something different every once in a while - I love the reflection in the mouthpiece. Your photos are always lovely and sharp!
Ginnie Hart: Your words are kind and generous, Mike. Thank you!
that are some cheeks filled with air!!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Love it, Chantal.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 25 Feb 2010, 09:05
I have tried that and couldn't make a sound at all. The only thing was that my face got a purple tone ;-)
Ginnie Hart: HAHA, Frida! I love it. I used to play the clarinet but it's an entirely different thing altogether. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Feb 2010, 09:17
I see it's carrying on the colour theme from the last post. Excellent close-up. I was only thinking yesterday about your blog, so will go and have a look now.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, thank you, Ingrid, about looking at the other blog. I think this man could be the father of the wee girl from yesterday. They have lots of resemblance! smile
Fabulous detail and timing Ginnie...great close up!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pavan!
  • Deepa
  • United States
  • 25 Feb 2010, 09:24
great photo
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Deepa, for stopping by and commenting.
Love the treatment of these pics, Ginnie - give us a technical note smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Tom. Thanks. Do you have CS3? If so, I'll walk you through it. Just send me an e-mail.
Another cracking image, Ginnie and your processing as always is a delight.
Ginnie Hart: As always, dear Paul, thanks.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Feb 2010, 11:14
good capture
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Petra.
Another great candid one Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. I sure enjoyed that day.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Feb 2010, 12:23
Superb detail, Ginnie. I see he has borrowed the hat from the small child seen earlier this week!
Ginnie Hart: I think he's the father, Alan, truth be known. Actually, they were in a group doing their thing...several of them. Thanks. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Feb 2010, 13:00
Thanks to Astrid for her translation -a funny title and motto for this carnival group!-
Yes, I have no interest in Carnival, too- I remember some nice costumes feasts I took part in as I was student- but I don't like to be funny by order...- het liefst ik zou willen ontvluchten mijn lawaairiege stad wanneer het carnaval en de processie gebeuren juist voor het huisje waar ik woon in! -
Ginnie, your pics are very fine and so sharp that we can observe each detail!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your comment, Philine. You and Astrid are on the zelfde pagina. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Feb 2010, 13:03
Yes, the eyes of the man and the meisje yesterday are very similar- this was my first thought, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: And rhey were in a group performing, Philine, so I'm sure someone there was her father or mother! smile
I'll have a proper lok at V&V later
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Cherise
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Feb 2010, 13:37
Great treatment, I love the tones in your pictures! Great capture grin. Makes me miss carnival back home sad Holland's parade doesn't even come close
Ginnie Hart: Well, I wouldn't know, Cherise, but if it brings back happy memories, good! Thanks for commenting.
I am loving the color and feel of this portrait, Ginnie. Positive vibes, for sure.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Beverly.
Another godd one Ginnie, you can of course play a trombone with gloves on, unlike a trumpet. Your V&V comes from deep within you doesn't it, how good you are able talk about these things in the way you do.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian. And yes, about V&V. Very deep within me!
Great close up shot Ginnie, it must be great to be able to play an instrument of some kind, the nearest I got was a recorder at school. smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Linda, it was fun while it lasted...just 2 years for me. But I do have a musical bent and that will always stay with me. smile Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 25 Feb 2010, 16:10
It must have been a really fun experience for you to watch the people play @ the carnival.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Kanyi, it was. It brought out the child in me. smile
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 25 Feb 2010, 18:18
Always wanted to get me a jester's hat - is this what this hat's called?

Anyway, love your title.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Maria, I think that's what this is called. Thanks. smile
horny in more ways than one Ginnie ... ;-))))

richard
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I wouldn't know, Richard. grin
glad you did post, another good portrait shot, not too sure on thier choice of hats mind.
Ginnie Hart: From what Astrid has told me, these are the Zotsen Trappers...the Fools Stomping, literally. They're the ones in jesters' hats making fun of everything! So apparently the hats are appropriate for the occasion, Derek. smile
I like that, Fools for a day, what a great way to have fun for a day. Excellent portrait Ginnie, like the side profile and the framing, along with the stunning details.
Ginnie Hart: We all need to be Fools for a Day more often, John...and loosen up a bit, right?! smile Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 25 Feb 2010, 19:54
wow, cojiendo aire y soplando, para tener musica en la fiesta.... genial
Ginnie Hart: It was rollicking fun, Oscar. smile Gracias.
This is definitely a picture worth breaking your habit for. A beautifully cropped image with a nice delicate post-processing treatment.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, George. Glad to see you got your server figured out!
Nice one Ginnie, is the strap to keep the hat on or is it to support the double chin.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good point, Mick. smile Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Feb 2010, 21:40
Lovely detail I can just imagine the sound he was making.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Me, too, CP. grin Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Feb 2010, 22:48
You have managed some great pictures from this carnival.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. I was enthralled by it all.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 26 Feb 2010, 00:03
very nice clarity, love the bokeh here.. nice candid capture.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Rian.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 26 Feb 2010, 22:19
très beau portrait !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Marie.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 27 Feb 2010, 06:56
l need one of those hats
Ginnie Hart: HA! And then you could be a stomping fool for a day, Tony! grin
  • crash
  • United States
  • 2 Mar 2010, 03:37
i gotta get me one of those hats
Ginnie Hart: HA! Then you'd have to be a Stomping Fool for a day, Ryan. A real Zotsen Trapper. grin

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