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Always Look Up

 

The tall ships were off towards the left of this image while we all sat on the bank of the North Sea Canal,

at the beginning of Sail 2010 in IJmuiden, Netherlands, 19 August.

 

This girl was more interested in the police helicopters flying overhead.

 

Today is my turn again at Vision & Verb...on looking up and Mercury Retrograde!

 


 

Always Look Up

 

The tall ships were off towards the left of this image while we all sat on the bank of the North Sea Canal,

at the beginning of Sail 2010 in IJmuiden, Netherlands, 19 August.

 

This girl was more interested in the police helicopters flying overhead.

 

Today is my turn again at Vision & Verb...on looking up and Mercury Retrograde!

 


 

comments (73)

  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Sep 2010, 00:22
This is brilliant smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, SAVO. These girls were in contant motive...and fun to follow around with the camera. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Sep 2010, 00:46
Gobsmacked
Ginnie Hart: I have always loved that word, Ray. It tickles the heck outta me. smile Thank you.
  • Leanne
  • Australia
  • 6 Sep 2010, 01:00
this is so sweet! love the vintage tones, nicely done.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Leanne. They both were a bundle of energy. smile
  • Tracy
  • England
  • 6 Sep 2010, 02:32
Musketeer this is priceless. Wonderful shot, I think the parents would love this hanging in there lounge, I know I would if I were them..smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Musketeer. They sure were fun to watch. smile
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 6 Sep 2010, 04:23
Great image... wonderful tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sidney.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Sep 2010, 05:33
Brilliant capture, we watched those kids walking by many times, they sure had a great time.
Great tones and DOF.
Ginnie Hart: They never sat still for a second, MLMA. I bet they really slept well that night! smile Bedankt, mijn vrouw.
Beautiful picture! Thank you for your word Ginnie, are adorable you, good week, kisses
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Pierrot. Merci.
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 6 Sep 2010, 06:23
superbe cette composition !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Rem. Merci.
  • lasiate
  • South Africa
  • 6 Sep 2010, 07:23
quelle superbe image. Cadrage, post-traitement, DOF, tout est parfait
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Lasiate. Merci.
Great candid, gorgeous evensmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Nigel. They were a bundle of energy that day and so fun to watch. smile
What a lovely capture of these two young girls - I love that they both seem to be in a world of their own. Lovely composition, too.

Enjoyed your Vision and Verb piece today. It totally explains why my broadband speed has plummeted to snail`s pace in the last couple of weeks. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, sweet Roz. And yes, this is the time when many of our electronics simply will not behave. Astrid is having crazy problems with her laptop right now and is ready to throw it out the window. Thanks, BTW, for reading V&V. That means a lot to me.
A superb image with wonderful tones Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 6 Sep 2010, 08:11
Ginnie this is simply wonderful
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Vintage. Thank you.
This is a beautiful photograpg Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chad. We had fun watching these girls throughout the entire morning! smile
I like the tilted angle providing the diagonal line Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal. It shows what a steep bank we were sitting on! smile
This is a stunning photo Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: You're very gracious, Ferdi. Thank you.
  • Elaine-
  • Germany
  • 6 Sep 2010, 08:52
i used to always look up on my walk to school, but it made me so mad coz the girl i walked with always found money on the sidewalk, bought candy and wouldn't share, my mom said 'you're just like your father nose in the clouds' lol beautiful picture my friend!!!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! That's too funny, Elaine...well, not the memory, I'm sure. But I bet you saw and found things she never did and right now somewhere she is mad at you. grin I love it. Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Sep 2010, 09:00
Nice shot Ginnie: children are interested in everything
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. Those children have a lot to teach us all!
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 6 Sep 2010, 09:11
What an excellent shot, this can be used for a commercial!
Ginnie Hart: A commercial for...you name it?! smile Thanks, Scarlet. That's sweet.
What a lovely, lovely shot!Brilliant DOF of course, and I love that gloomy kind of filter you overlay in your PP. What is it, if you don't mind me asking?? It is fascinating, gives the pictures a really nice mood.
Ginnie Hart: Of course I don't mind you asking, Marion! In CS3 I use the Multiply layer at about 75% opacity on the first background layer and then switch to the second/duplicate background layer to tweak the image. From that background layer, I click on the B&W with sepia layer, twiddle with the saturation and contrast again, and Voila. If you do this from the first background layer, none of the color comes through. The duplicate background lets through just enough muted color to almost give it a vintage feel. I've become quite fond of it, as you can tell. smile Thanks.
Total absorption in what a are doing. This picture is a delight Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Kids have a knack at this, Bill, don't they! smile Thanks.
Beautiful and original composition, especially with this diagonal. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Valérie. You can see how steep the bank was down to the North Sea Canal. Merci.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 6 Sep 2010, 10:22
Lovely capture and I like the tilt and processing.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Frida. It shows you just how steep the canal bank was!
Superb photo with a excellent texture. Have a lovely day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks as always, Antoine. Merci.
  • Les Auld
  • Cambridge for now
  • 6 Sep 2010, 10:39
The intrusive buzz of the helicopter can attract anyone's attention Ginnie, so then you just have to look. Well spotted.
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, Les, I did a lot of looking up, too. grin Thanks.
  • TM
  • Iran
  • 6 Sep 2010, 10:47
very nice catch..i like the mood of it..very interestin' to me
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, TM. smile
wonderful shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Derek.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 6 Sep 2010, 12:18
This is such a wonderful shot the pose, the tones, so well composed, Love this

As Savo Said Brilliant
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart to say so, JJ. Thank you very much. smile
Shame - I thought she was a juvenile bird watcher smile
Ginnie Hart: For all we know, Tom, she may well be that, too! smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 6 Sep 2010, 13:34
Oh..and did I mention that I just love this image of these sweet girls?!?!? Excellent!!!
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, thank you, Marcie. I could have watched them all day. They had so much energy. smile
I could look at this picture indefinitely, it is so enchanting.

You certainly are an expert when it comes to processing beautiful images, as your knowledgeable explanation to Marion can attest. It may be just a simple process for you, Ginnie, but to this novice it sounds very complicated,indeed.
Ginnie Hart: You're very sweet and kind, dear Beverly. It's actually not very complicated at all, if you followed it with me. I kinda "happened" upon it and have liked it ever since3. Most of the time I do NOT know what I'm doing, to be honest.
woww!! mind blowing shot!!!
Ginnie Hart: Ohhh, thank you, Kavita.
Great DOF usage, coloring, and subject.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, SS, for stopping by and commenting here. It means a lot.
  • Mirco
  • Switzerland
  • 6 Sep 2010, 14:59
Hreat Compostion and Color treatment
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mirco.
i have seen them in the little house on the prairie
Ginnie Hart: HA! Yes you have, Jojo. Indeed. Merci.
For me Ginnie, this is one of your very best

richard
Ginnie Hart: I receive that as a very high compliment from you, Richard. Thank you kindly.
fantastic Ginnie, incredible beauty, lovely composition, compliments
Ginnie Hart: You know how to make my day, Fabrizio! Grazie.
I always tell myself - you have to look up....

Lovely capture - excellent how the girls are forming a nice diagonal line - I like smile
Ginnie Hart: Just think of all the things we would miss, Aksel, if we DIDN'T look up! Good for you. And thanks for dropping by again.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 6 Sep 2010, 18:32
To be a child again...
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that the truth, Sherri. When you fall it doesn't hurt as much! smile
I like the original frame and the atmosphere of the photo, bravo
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Francis, for stopping by and commenting.
Superb focussing here Ginnie and I love the soft, almost antique, colours
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Pamela. Thank you.
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Sep 2010, 20:59
I love it, Ginnie! Great shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Harv. I have loved looking at your site!
Oh this is so pure, innocence at its best and your light and tones enhance that feeling - absolutely double lovely**
Ginnie Hart: Pure innocence is a good way to describe this, Karine...I agree. Thank you.
  • oscar
  • Germany
  • 6 Sep 2010, 22:11
hehehe super. is your soon?
Ginnie Hart: No, they do not belong to me, Oscar, but were up and down all morning as we watched the tall ships. So much energy! smile Gracias.
It is hard to put this scene in such close proximity to the tall ships; they are in completely different worlds! (As are the police helicopters as well...)
It's great that you had you photographer's eye looking all around; these girls were not to be missed.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean about the tall ships being right over there to the left of the image. You'd never know that if you hadn't been told. Thanks, Patrushka. smile
i love this photo of the two girls, ginnie. it is one of my favorites of yours.
i love the hillside, as if the girls are part of the land. and also not part of it. the one looking at helicopters is looking at the future, the one looking at ships sees the past.
they are caught between what was and what is to come. which is appropriate to children who play on hills in the grass during summer, when life is full but still unknown.
Ginnie Hart: The thing I always love about your comments, Sera, is that they are so full of meaning. No wonder you are an artist of comic strips! I love this about you. smile
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 7 Sep 2010, 00:16
THey're totally absorbed in what they're doing, what a delight to see
Ginnie Hart: They had the energy of 10, Ellie. It WAS a delight to see. Thanks.
  • Bandoras
  • United States
  • 7 Sep 2010, 03:04
Great shot here Ginnie !! The little ones absorbed and being one with nature !!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Bandoras. Trying to keep up with each other! Thanks. smile
A couple of brave explorers scouting new territory.
Ginnie Hart: They really were, Michael...and never staying put in one place!
Delighted to find your pictures after these few days away! The diagonal composition is really beautiful and also I like the tone of green for a soft! Excellent! (Sorry for my English very bad!) Nice day to you.
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Ginnie Hart: If my French were as good as your English, Mathilde, I'd be a very happy camper! Thank you kindly for stopping by again. Merci!
That is the spirit. Very nice shot
Ginnie Hart: They sure were fun to watch, Navin. Thanks.
  • tede
  • France
  • 7 Sep 2010, 08:28
Superb achievement Ginnie, this photo is gorgeous. Beautiful day.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Tede.
fantastic shot I like smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm glad you like it, Foto'S. smile Thanks.
  • mariana
  • United States
  • 7 Sep 2010, 13:52
wow.. Love it . They are gorgeous; Your processing is amazing ! Bravo , Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Mariana. Thank you.
  • Ayush
  • Singapore
  • 7 Sep 2010, 14:34
Lovely tones... also liked the composition
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ayush, for stopping by and commenting.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 7 Sep 2010, 14:35
I enjoy your use of color tones. That is the way of it, the kids find other attractions to view.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rob. Kids always show us what to see, don't they. smile
Beautiful !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rodrigo. Gracias.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 7 Sep 2010, 18:40
Oh magnificent. I love your little girls photos. Any thought on doing a series on them?
Ginnie Hart: No, I haven't thought of that, Maria, but maybe that's an idea for one day. Maybe I'll even start looking for them to shoot. smile Thanks.
A wonderful double portrait with the heads looking in opposite directions. A great photo!
Ginnie Hart: They were so fun to watch all morning, Wim. smile Bedankt.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 7 Sep 2010, 20:15
aww!! such a cute shot of these two girls! well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. They were so fun to watch all morning long.
LOVE IT! I bet their parents are making it in a huge print for their home. WOW!!!
Ginnie Hart: Too bad I never even thought of asking the parents for their e-mail address! We weren't really that close to them (as you can see by my 300 mm) but I'm sure they would have been delighted, as I was. So cute. Thanks, Heather.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 7 Sep 2010, 21:38
Perhaps they have 21st century souls! Lovely shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe so, George. I like that thought. Thanks.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 7 Sep 2010, 22:01
wow ginnie! a beautifully composed photo with a shallow DOF and bokeh. i love the action portrayed here. great colors as well!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. This was fun for me. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Sep 2010, 22:49
Oh Wow! what an amazing photo!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Cherie.
  • grapf
  • Germany
  • 8 Sep 2010, 08:26
such a lovely idyl!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Grapf, for stopping by and commenting.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Sep 2010, 22:56
This is such a beautiful image Ginnie - perfectly composed and quite mysterious. We don't need to know what they are looking at - I prefer to let my imagination run!
Ginnie Hart: You're right, Ingrid. We don't need to know...especially with kids! Thanks.
  • crash
  • United States
  • 15 Sep 2010, 13:00
love this shot! nice tilt in the landscape ... !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Dennis!
  • Mark Johnson
  • United States (rural Colorado)
  • 17 Sep 2010, 14:46
This is a fantastic shot, Ginnie. I'm sure the parents of these girls would LOVE to have a copy!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mark. Too bad I never even found out who the parents were!
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 28 Sep 2010, 21:43
Douceur de l'enfance, très jolie photo Gennie


Sweetness of childhood, very nice photo Gennie

LoLO
Ginnie Hart: Yes, yes indeed, LoLO. Merci.
  • Peter
  • United States
  • 13 Oct 2010, 10:48
another beautiful shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter, for backtracking to these other posts. That means a lot to me.
  • Arash
  • Germany
  • 2 Dec 2010, 23:37
wonderful image Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Arash.
  • Gloeb
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2011, 21:14
how nostalgic! wonderful capture!
Ginnie Hart: I still remember it as though it were yesterday. smile Thanks, Glo.
  • Quark
  • Europe
  • 31 Mar 2011, 06:33
This is a fine diagonal.....
What a wonderful portrait of these girls with totally different poses
Ginnie Hart: I still remember that day last year, watching the Tall Ships sail into Amsterdam from the North Sea. Thanks, Quark.

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