Hart & Soul

30 Aug 2010 733 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image The Barbershop Quartet

The Barbershop Quartet

 

Not that we could hear them, mind you, but I'm sure they were good.

 

From Sail 2010 in IJmuiden, Netherlands, 19 August.

 


 


 


The Barbershop Quartet

 

Not that we could hear them, mind you, but I'm sure they were good.

 

From Sail 2010 in IJmuiden, Netherlands, 19 August.

 


 


 


comments (55)

  • Rob
  • United States
  • 30 Aug 2010, 01:45
Would have been fun to be aboard listening to them sing.
Ginnie Hart: What you can't see is another four sitting in the back of the boat, Rob, doing the same thing. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Aug 2010, 02:22
Your sharp eyes pick out the darndest things, Ginnie...and your camera documents 'em beautifully.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. This was especially fun to see. There were another four sitting in the back of the boat doing the same thing. smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 30 Aug 2010, 02:40
What a unique image. Never seen anyone spend their time on a boat playing instruments.
Ginnie Hart: Certainly not accordians, Sherri! smile This was fun. And another four were doing the same thing in the back of the boat.
Great catch, Ginnie. I wonder why the fellow in the red shirt doesn't have an instrument also.
Ginnie Hart: He was the choir director, Beverly. grin Actually, there were four more in the back of the boat doing the same thing, playing accordians. I wonder if the front could hear the back and vise versa?!
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 30 Aug 2010, 03:50
beautiful boat to ride on and enjoy the water!
Ginnie Hart: All part of the big celebration, Liang, which was the fun of it. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Aug 2010, 05:33
We counted 8 people that played, it was great weather and they had a lot of fun.
Wonderful picture.... so Dutch wink
Ginnie Hart: You often tell me "More Dutch you cannot get." I love it when you tell me such things. It brings a smile to my face! smile Bedankt, MLMA.
très joli, très beau, kisss...
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Pierrot. Merci. smile
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Aug 2010, 05:48
Accordions are interesting instruments. They seem hard to play but produce fine music.
Ginnie Hart: For my mom who was a pianist, SAVO, the accordian was her mobile piano whenever she and Dad were on "mission trips" where there were no pianos. If you know how to play the piano (you do), it probably would be easier than you think! smile
  • Mroy
  • USA
  • 30 Aug 2010, 05:50
Would love to be in that same boat with them. You really captured a gem here.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Maria. Wouldn't it be fun to listen to an accordian choir/orchestra! smile
Good? Bad? I have a feeling that being together around the music was enough for them.
Ginnie Hart: You're probably very right, Odd. Indeed.
  • Elaine-
  • Germany
  • 30 Aug 2010, 06:40
that one guy without an accordian looks so out of place lol perhaps he was a groupie? smile neat shot, my friend
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Elaine. I know. Someone has to supervise, I guess. grin Thanks a million.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Aug 2010, 06:55
The guy in the red shirt sat too long at the barber shop.
Ginnie Hart: HA Only you would think of that, Louis! Only you. smile
Good or bad I bet they were having a great time
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure you're right, Bill! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Aug 2010, 07:07
I can just imagine their music slowly drifting across the water Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Chris. Now you've got me wondering if maybe we did hear them after all?! smile
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 30 Aug 2010, 07:15
That looks like fun !
I guess I should add this to my to do list before I die... going on a cruise wit musicians on board !

A lovely sight !
Ginnie Hart: It would be a heavenly thing to do, Sidney. I hope you get your chance! smile Thanks.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 30 Aug 2010, 07:27
Great image Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tony.
wonderful atmosphere here, funny shot
Ginnie Hart: I love fun stuff like this, Fabrizio. Grazie.
What a great picture, Ginnie. I really gives a taste of the day. Besides the colourful musicians, I love the shape of ther hull, such gorgeous curves. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: This is what makes such a festival so much fun, Roz. Of all the things I saw, this is one of my favorite memories. smile Thanks.
nice spot you saw there
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal.
I bet drinks were involved later.
Ginnie Hart: I'm quite sure they got better as the day went along, Mick, if that's what you mean. grin
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 30 Aug 2010, 09:00
I learnt to play the accordion as a boy dreadful noise,great photo
Ginnie Hart: HA! They're not really that bad in the right context, Vintage. I bet you would have fit right in! smile Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • England
  • 30 Aug 2010, 09:01
You hum it and I'll play it tongue Well spotted and captured Musketeersmile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHAHA! I love it, Musketeer. How fun. You just gave me a nice laugh. grin
That's what I like about you Ginnie, always positive.
Ginnie Hart: grin Awww, shucks, Chad. Thank you. It sure beats the alternative. grin
Somehow that seems such an appropriate view, accordion players on a Dutch boat. Even when it is the rarest thing to watch actually. Nice capture Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: And as I say, Marian, try anything once. grin Thank you kindly.
I assume the guy on the left has been made an outcast because of the white accordion smile
Ginnie Hart: One would wonder why he's off on his own, for sure, Tom! smile
Ah seems a great moment shared here, sailing in music - i like the solitary one on the left wink
Ginnie Hart: I know, Karine. He seems off in his own world. I wonder if he was drumming to his own beat?! Thanks.
So relaxed, I bet they sounded great, lovely capture Ginnie.smile
P.S Matt says hi back with a huge grin,grin
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Linda. Don't we love this camaraderie!!! smile
Hello,
Un privilège de roi d'avoir un orchrestre rien que pour soi , bravo ...
Bien à toi .
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Françoise. Thank you for stopping by and commenting here.
Oh I bet that sounded good, a pity you couldn't hear them Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: My mom used to play the accordian as her mobile piano when she and Dad were on "mission trips," Brian, so I can well imagine the sound. smile
Hahaha. So funny. Lovely capture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It still brings a smile to my face, Janet. smile Thanks.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 30 Aug 2010, 12:29
Superb photo and very nice composition. Colors and light are very beautiful. I like it. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a lovely afternoon Ginne. Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: It was so fun to see, Antoine. smile Merci.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 30 Aug 2010, 12:47
Would have been cool if they passed close enough for you to be able to hear them
Ginnie Hart: I know, JJ, but even then it might have been hard...we were so high up the bank. But once in Amsterdam, I bet they were heard very well by all those milling around. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 30 Aug 2010, 12:59
Can't think of a more perfect way to spend a day. This is terrific..such fun!!!
Ginnie Hart: Makes you want to stand up and dance, Marcie, right?! smile Thanks.
  • Mirco
  • Switzerland
  • 30 Aug 2010, 13:24
Great Scene
Ginnie Hart: It was fun, Mirco! smile Thanks.
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 30 Aug 2010, 14:19
Fantastic this is classic. You should go the Sneekweek as well, you girls would love that.
Ginnie Hart: Sneekweek? I've never heard of it, Scarlet. I'll have to see if Astrid knows what you're talking about! Thanks. smile
theres always one who wont join in, great shot, bet the music was good as well
Ginnie Hart: He marches to the sound of a different drum, Derek. smile Thanks.
I think sailors in the past used to play these squeeze boxes if they were more musically talented

richard
Ginnie Hart: If so, Richard, I just got my education. How fun! Thanks.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 30 Aug 2010, 15:08
I love the prow of the boat, black, solid and so traditional. Was the guy on the left playing a different tune?
Ginnie Hart: Some people, yes, dance to the beat of s different drummer, George. Maybe he is one of them?! Thanks.
You got all the best subjects...for sure!
Ginnie Hart: They were fun...and before our very eyes. Thanks, Heather.
I like the tones here
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Calusarus.
One, two, three, four accordionists, a beautiful day ahead. Great shot, I love as usual the color and the contrasts. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Valérie. There were 4 more in the back of the boat. grin
  • oscar
  • France
  • 30 Aug 2010, 20:52
Super. I like.
Quiero pasear en ese barco y escuchar viajas cancioness de marineros
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Oscar. Que bueno, si? smile Gracias.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 30 Aug 2010, 21:22
Maybe they were all learning to play the things?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Maybe so, Ellie. smile
It certainly looks like this was a grand event to see Ginnie, perhaps though the best way to listen to the accordion is from afar.
Ginnie Hart: Perhaps you're right, Les, especially with 4 others in the back of the boat. I'm guessing the left had had no idea what the right hand was doing! smile Thanks.
  • Sunder
  • India
  • 31 Aug 2010, 01:49
Very well composed and framed Ginnie...Lovely on all counts...
The lone man doesnt want to be part of the group?? LOL
Ginnie Hart: The lone man is marching to the beat of a different drummer, Sunder. smile Thanks.
Four accordions? Seems like over-kill.
Ginnie Hart: And there were four more in the back, too, Michael! grin
What a great shot. I hope the one guy likes accordian!
Ginnie Hart: I think he was the superviser, Mark. smile Thanks.
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 31 Aug 2010, 05:21
superbe cette scene !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Rem. Merci.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 31 Aug 2010, 06:45
they sure know how to pass their time.. smile nice catch! smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Rian. smile Thanks.
  • mariana
  • United States
  • 31 Aug 2010, 16:52
Wish to be there and meet you personally and other guys too wink

what a lovely mood and super photo !
Ginnie Hart: Wouldn't that be fun, Mariana. It's a small world after all, so remember that. smile Thanks.
  • TM
  • Iran
  • 31 Aug 2010, 17:08
i like the mood here smilesmile
Ginnie Hart: It was fun, TM. Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Aug 2010, 20:50
What a perfect way to while away the time smile
Ginnie Hart: I think so, too, Cherie. smile
  • Robert
  • Slovenia
  • 31 Aug 2010, 20:52
haaa, excellent trip tongue
Ginnie Hart: It sure looked like fun, Robert. smile Thanks.
Nice! Btw I'm just wondering how you managed to create this beautiful colour effect on your photos.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you again, Charles! If you have CS3/4, This is what I do: I create a second background layer and from the first layer choose the Multiply layer at about 75% opacity, which makes the picture dark. But then I go to the second background layer and do all the tweaking I want on the image. THEN, using the second background layer, I turn it to B&W with sepia. That's what keeps and mutes some of the color. If you do the B&W from the first background layer, there's no color. Then I tweak it some more to sharpen/desaturate it. Let me know if this makes sense or not?!
Thanks for the tip! I'll try to do it on some of my pictures.
Ginnie Hart: You're welcome, Charles. Let me know if you get stuck...AND let me know when you've achieved what you want. smile

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/500s
aperture f/5.6
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 260.0mm
It's MondayIt's Monday
Shooting the BreezeShooting the Bre...
A Friday Sailor's DelightA Friday Sailor'...

Warning