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How About a Cuppa

 

I'll drink to that!

Have a great weekend...and stay warm.

 

From the Jarrell Plantation in Georgia,1847.

 


How About a Cuppa

 

I'll drink to that!

Have a great weekend...and stay warm.

 

From the Jarrell Plantation in Georgia,1847.

 


comments (63)

And you Ginnie. Tea up!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Graeme. TGIF.
lovely tones, Ginnie I also really like the shadows here grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Charles. There was a huge contrast between dark shadows and harsh sunlight coming through the window.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 3 Dec 2010, 06:04
I would love one just about now Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Kala. I just got up and am starting my day. smile Nice to have you join me. smile
A beautiful image with lovely light, tones, textures and mood...I love it Ginnie! Cheerssmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Pavan. Please come join me. smile
This is a very busy morning, otherwise I'd love to come. Actually I prefer coffee, but I'd like to see your surroundings - for some strange reason. smile
Ginnie Hart: I prefer coffee, too, especially if it's a cappucino or a latte macchiato, Pekka. smile You'd love the surroundings here...so quaint and OLD!
  • Paule
  • US
  • 3 Dec 2010, 06:32
Very nice. Best way to start the morning, tea.

Great detail on the photo.

Paule
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Ginnie Hart: Tea from that stove would somehow taste better than from anywhere else, Paule, don't you think? smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Dec 2010, 06:42
You can wake me up for that....
The light and the shadow do make this picture, it fits in with the 'time'.
we will have a Cuppa tonight again.
A wonderful picture, this is a fabulous still life.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, mijn vrouw. We'll never forget that plantation. And it was such a beautiful day. Yes, we'll have a cuppa this evening....
I love it, I love the composition, the light , the textures... everything. Bravo Ginnie. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Valérie. Merci.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 3 Dec 2010, 07:22
The weather in Europe would suggest you would need more than a cup of tea to warm up
Ginnie Hart: You've got that right, Vintage. The needle on the outside thermometer has been stuck on 20F the last few days, with a wind-shill factor of 10F. Trust me, it's indeed cold. But as our friends to the north say (Norway), there's no such thing as bad weather--just bad clothes.
I like how the light makes the pot/kettle glow. I also like the texture and hint of rust smile

Have a great weekend you too grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aksel. The sunlight was actually very harsh so it took some doing to tame it down a bit.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 3 Dec 2010, 07:35
I like this chicken,are fantastic,
Ginnie Hart: I don't know about chicken, Oscar, but thank you anyway! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Dec 2010, 07:39
Yes, a wonderful homage to the good old times- your refinely processed picture gives us a warm, homely, and cosy feel of 'Gemütlichkeit' -yes, it is freezing cold here, too, but I like this wintery weather outside and the warm atmosphere inside while enjoying a warm cup of holly tea met een koekje ...gisteren heb ik van erwtensoep met roggebrood en spek in Utrecht genoten, of course!
Ginnie Hart: This is a great time of the year for me, Philine, because I'm like you, enjoying the cold weather and the snow. I have been out in it every day and will go out again today. As long as the clothes are warm, there's no such thing as bad weather! Did we tell you that we eat erwtensoep met roggerbrood once a week all year 'round? We do because I love it so much. smile I hope you had a good day in Utrecht, one of our favorite cities! You were so dichtbij....
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 3 Dec 2010, 07:44
Very beautiful and old. Have a nice winter-weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Fokkio. You, too.
Love this picture Ginnie...black no sugar for me please
Ginnie Hart: Just say the word and it's done, Bill! Thanks.
Wow!I like this composition. Great light and shadows !!!
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Nazzareno. Grazie.
Lovely shot, very evocative.
The user needed a really thick pot-holder to use this kettle,
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Sheila. I remember kettles with handles like this from long ago. Oh yes, you'd need a potholder. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Dec 2010, 08:28
A nice bit of phptpgraphy here Ginnie: love the light & dirt on the kettle
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Chris, believe it or not, that's very harsh sunlight on the top of the kettle. I really had to work hard on this image because there was such a huge contrast between light and shadow. Not sure I feel good about it even now. But thanks anyway.
With the greatest pleasure Ginnie. It would warm me up!
Lovely capture.
Ginnie Hart: It would warm up the whole lot of us, Richard. Brrrr. Merci.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 3 Dec 2010, 08:56
the lighting is great here, I love it, that still life, it lives smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
gosh Ginnie i would be jumping up and down for joy if i found something like this to take a pic of... lol great great shot!!!
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely a place for jumping up and down with joy, Elaine...for sure. smile Thank you.
I'd love one but can't see any steam. Yet another of your gems Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It's still hot on the stove, Martin. Trust me. grin Thanks.
Ben ? Has no electrique grip(taking) there? Pffff... bravo Ginnie, another beautiful photo, I kiss you, good day
Ginnie Hart: They don't make things now like they used to, Pierrot! smile Merci.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Dec 2010, 09:57
Exceptionally gorgeous and homey, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I'd love to stoke up that stove the old-timey way, Ray. smile Thanks.
Beautiful. You have a real knack for capturing the soul of old items!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, JP. Thank you.
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 3 Dec 2010, 11:04
very very nice

This image typifies what I love about photography. It allows us to see and record the world in so many different ways.
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes we're lucky to see the world in so many different ways, Brian! Thank you.
Wow Ginnie. A beautiful and well crafted shot, the complete story.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, John. Thank you.
I am having a cuppa right now, looking at your fabulous image, great detail and light. smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm sitting right beside you then, Linda. smile Thank you.
Oh this reminds me the old lady who used to was my childhood neighbor, i loved to go at her place, she had such very old boiler & all she put on an antic fire, charcoal and that kind of beautiful iron kitchen stuff - thanks for the souvenir through your stupendous light & treatment again.
Ginnie Hart: I love how an image can conjure up an old memory, Karine. Thanks for sharing yours.
Access to wood and a stream and Bob's your uncle. No worries about power cuts. Lovely image Ginnie and have a good, warm weekend
Ginnie Hart: Those were the days, Janet! Of course, there was no free time then, I imagine. smile Thanks. No snow today (after yesterday's) but we're hovering around 24F, up from yesterday's 20F. In a couple days it'll be back to above freezing, they say.
Where and when did i see this kind of boiler for the last time? I probably hide it inside my heart, to keep these precious memories secret. These where the times...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, PixeLux. Thanks. Those were the days! Life was simpler and more difficult at the same time. Would we want to go back, I wonder?
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 3 Dec 2010, 15:35
Green tea for me Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Coming right up, Chad! At your service. smile
I just love this Ginnie, it looks, and no doubt is, so old.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Brian. Just like the good ol' days! smile Thanks.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 3 Dec 2010, 17:37
Sure! Any scones and lemon curd to go wit it?

Would love to have some cuppa with you and Astrid someday smile
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Maria. Scones and lemon curd. I'm now in heaven! grin One day I'd like to think we'll all have a cuppa together. How fun that would be! Thanks for that thought.
Looks as though this has poured a few!
Ginnie Hart: I do believe you're right, Tom. smile
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 3 Dec 2010, 20:03
You find the best things to photogragh Ginnie and i love the treatment here....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Peter. I've seen so many wonderful things in my lifetime!
Mooi !!!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt.
another great in contrast, aslo love proportion between light and shadows in frame, nice w/e Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Fabrizio. Grazie.
Mmm, if it could talk I'd bet that kettle could tell a story or two
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure you're right, Ellie! smile
I remember old kettles just like this. Brings back memories.
Ginnie Hart: For me, too, Mary. Where's the potholder when you ne4ed it! smile
When did you sneak into my kitchen Ginnie, very nice.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I do love stoves like this that are still used. I love the rustic feel and having to stoke the embers. smile Thanks.
A snapshot from bygone days, Ginnie. You are the ultimate time traveller.
Ginnie Hart: I do tend to go backward more than forward, I guess. Surely that says something about me?? smile Thanks, Beverly.
no tea for me Ginnie, good image though
Ginnie Hart: I can drink either tea or coffee, Derek...either or. Thanks.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 4 Dec 2010, 01:24
this is pure art here ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I don't know about the 'pure' part, Liang, but thank you kindly. smile
Una captura fantástica, no se si tendrás café para todos.

Saludos
Ginnie Hart: We'll just have to put on another pot once this one is finished, Bernardo. smile Gracias.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Dec 2010, 09:13
Excellent, although I would have liked to see it without the borderline. I think I will be staying warm this weekend, general temperature around 35 C by 13:00.
Ginnie Hart: I had definitely contemplated going borderless, Louis, but I don't like an object being cut off (on the right side in this case) when I don't use a border. It's just a personal thing, I know. But thanks for the idea. And yes, I think you will indeed be staying warm. Maybe you'd like some of our 20-degree-F temps?
nice composition. amazed that the setup is preserved very well like this.
Ginnie Hart: Next week I will show more from this plantation, Ayush. It's like an outdoor museum! Thank you.
  • mariana
  • United States
  • 4 Dec 2010, 14:30
OUTSTANDING treatment !
Fabulous image !
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Mariana. Thank you.
  • Kavita
  • Paramaribo
  • 4 Dec 2010, 15:50
Wonderful image and lovely lightening, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kavita.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 4 Dec 2010, 18:16
Cheers, slainte, proost - me too!

I love the light and shade over the scene, the beautiful light enhances the image quite wonderfully.
Ginnie Hart: Proost, George. It's been a good weekend for a cuppa! Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 4 Dec 2010, 18:54
with today's dreary weather, i'll take you up on that offer.. *cheers* ;D

great catch as well.. smile
Ginnie Hart: We had lots of snow on Saturday, Rian, but it's been above freezing today and it's starting to melt...at that messy stage. UGH. Stay safe. Thanks.
You find the soul of the ordinary...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Larry. I try.
Great shot and your composition i very nice. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Antoine. Merci.
  • tede
  • France
  • 5 Dec 2010, 17:07
Splendid shot, the light is fantastic and I love this old this old stove and kettle. Great picture, congratulations. Good evening.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Tede. There was so much to see at this old plantation of days gone by. Merci.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 5 Dec 2010, 19:18
Love the light in this..and the processing is so old-world painterly.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. The entire plantation felt like it was from another world!
Belle lumière et très belle ambiance dans l'obscurité...
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Olivier. Merci.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 6 Dec 2010, 15:26
Perfect little tea pot! Love the color of rust that appears and the textures. I am curious about your use of processing here. It is sharp yet has a soft feel.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Rob. Actually, the sunlight coming through the window was very harsh, so this was a hard one for me. To tell you the truth, I'm not sure what all I did besides my normal conversion to B&W/sepia through the Multiply layer in CS3. Let me know if you want more info on the latter.
Here is the light that dazzles me! Want to touch, to enter into this sublime texture, take some water for my coffee! A warm atmosphere for this superb shot.
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Mathilde. Thank you. Merci.
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 7 Dec 2010, 16:27
Love this old iron kettle!! Really cool shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Andy. I love old stuff like this that stands the test of time! Not anything like our stainless steel, for sure.
beautiful! I collect teapots and this rustic one is so neat...especially under that gentle touch of natural light.
Ginnie Hart: This would be a fine collector's item, Heather, wouldn't it! smile I bet your teapot collection is gorgeous. Thanks.
  • Didier
  • Germany
  • 7 Dec 2010, 22:57
I know I visited your site in the past. Finaly and for my pleasure, I retrieved it!
This is a great compositionn, textured so well, and lighning is perfect. I love that western smell.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, thank you, Didier. You have just made my day. Thanks for stopping by again and commenting.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 8 Dec 2010, 20:35
j'adore, très beau !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Marie. Merci.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 13 Dec 2010, 14:01
The light and shadow play here makes such an awesome shot
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart to backtrack, JJ. Thank you kindly.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Dec 2010, 17:38
love the light
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Petra!

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