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photoblog image Old but still funtioning!

Old but still funtioning!

 

When was the last time you said that, HA!

 

From the Jarrell Plantation in Georgia,1847.

 


Old but still funtioning!

 

When was the last time you said that, HA!

 

From the Jarrell Plantation in Georgia,1847.

 


comments (46)

  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 8 Dec 2010, 04:50
I had one looked just like this Ginnie...... i painted it white to display in on the front stoop....someone stole it....this one looks even better with your treatment ....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Rats! Too bad someone stole it, Peter, but I guess that tells you it was a collector's item and you did a good job painting it. Too good, I see. Thnaks.
  • Paule
  • US
  • 8 Dec 2010, 06:30
Another great object in your photo with a lot of personality.

It's great you took such a great leap in your move and never had a second thought. That's how you know it's the correct choice.

Paule
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Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Paule. Sometimes the simplicity of these utilitarian objects is what amazes me the most. The same as with choices we make that are right!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Dec 2010, 06:50
smile WE had one almost like this one when I was a child, I loved to use it to water the plants..... I felt strong being able to carry it filled up with water gringrin.
Love the sun and shadow on this one!!
Great DOF....wonderful picture.
.....and Paula is right, we both took a great leap and never second guessed it smile
Ginnie Hart: Picturing you as a little girl carrying this around filled with water...yup, you have always been such a strong girl/woman! I love it. smile Hartstikke bedankt, mijn vrouw.
A great illusion of depht in this photo.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pekka.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Dec 2010, 08:17
I think we've got a few of these venerable things on our farm Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: They do come in handy, Chris, and why mess around with the design, right?!
Just about sums me up!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I figured you'd understand, Bill. grin
lol at B.P. I was wondering who would be first. Good portrayal of galvanisation Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I was wondering, too, Chad. grin Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 8 Dec 2010, 08:38
I love the lighting here Ginnie, it makes nice shadows in this sscene
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal. I think it's the shadows I like the most.
Who would think a plain old watering can could have so much personality - you have the magic touch, Ginnie. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: And you're a sweetheart to say so, Roz. Thank you kindly.
i've never said that lol coz i'm young and don't function very well lol.... lovely old watering can! great shot in the sunshine smile
Ginnie Hart: But at least you're still functioning, Elaine, for sure. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, even when you're not functioning well. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 8 Dec 2010, 09:24
The title says it all!! Love the old tones...the light..and of course - the layers of rusty texture.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. As long as I can still function, I really don't care how old I am. grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Dec 2010, 09:35
When was the last time? Why, if you have to know when. The answer is every morning.

Camouflage dress on the watering can circa 1847? Amazing.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Nor do I expect it to get much better, Louis, but as long as we keep smiling, maybe we can keep truckin'. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Dec 2010, 10:25
Ginnie, you have found your special style! And this old venerable thing may be proud to have been depicted in such a beautiful way! I like all its traces of being used and of being useful!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, lieve Philine. When I saw it just sitting there, it seemed as great a model as any out there, begging to be photographed. smile
This morning, in my bathroom (to answer your question wink) I love your light in this one, terrific !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Karine. smile
The texture of this old zinc becomes more beautiful every year
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Wim. Bedankt.
I also like your own comment here smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Some of us really know, Wim. grin
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Dec 2010, 10:58
With age comes grace and this has oodles of that!
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Scarlet. You are so right. Bedankt for that thought.
Sort of thing that lurkes in peoples sheds now we have all gone over to plastic. Nicely portrayed Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: A collector's item if ever I saw one, Janet! Thanks.
It's kind of humbling to think of objects made 150 years ago and still functional. Somehow I don't think anything we've made recently will last that long...
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, JP. Humbling is a good word. I'm quite sure most of what is made today will never stand the test of time like this plain ol' watering can!
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 8 Dec 2010, 11:48
You have made a fantastic image of this. It looks lively.
Have a nice day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I think it thought it was a prima donna, Fokkio. smile Hartstikke bedankt.
Simple but effective composition and final image.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Martin.
J'ai beaucoup cette lumière. Et le métal est un de mes sujets favoris...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Olivier. They don't make them like this anymore! Merci.
This is definitely an English watering can I reckon Ginnie, but how good to see it still there to be used.
Ginnie Hart: If not English, American, Brian. grin Still useable, for sure.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 8 Dec 2010, 15:30
Early this morning is the answer to the question.

Looks like the Jarell Plantation is a great place for photogenic artefacts.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Every day for many of us, George. smile And yes, you would love this plantation for your own images. Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Dec 2010, 15:49
Old galvanised watering cans are exceptionally elegant...your wonderful eye captures this so well, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. They don't make them like this anymore.
About 3 days ago Ginnie,enough said. A fine twiddle and shot.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Almost every day for some of us, Mick. smile Thanks.
I just love the flaky pattern on this watering can!
These days, most watering cans are made of plastic, so this metal can is really nostalgic!
Ginnie Hart: I knosw what you mean, LC. They just don't make them like this anymore. Thanks.
A substantial watering can, built to last and it has. Nice shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, John. Thanks.
i really like the detail shot, Ginnie. something so simple is really quite lovely smile
Ginnie Hart: It seemed to make a good model, Charles. smile Thanks.
My daughters is pink! Whoever owns this or one of these must now cherish it smile
Ginnie Hart: It's park of the plantation, Linda, that is noe preserved for all those who come to visit it. Lots of collector's items! smile Thank you.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 8 Dec 2010, 20:09
une composition toute simple, avec une belle lumière, j'aime bien.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marie. Merci.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 8 Dec 2010, 22:12
nice detail. an exposition very equilibred!
Ginnie Hart: Gracias, Oscar. This would be a collector's item for most people nowadays. smile
haha good one, not saying
Ginnie Hart: HA! Not gonna give your age away, Derek??? grin
Superb colouring and texture, Ginnie. I still use one like this.
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Graeme. I think you're dating yourself. grin
  • rian
  • United States
  • 9 Dec 2010, 00:57
and you captured it really nicely too.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 9 Dec 2010, 04:52
I love those old watering cans. Your photos make me want to travel back in time.
Ginnie Hart: I love traveling back in time...even more than into the future, which is not yet figured out. smile Thanks, Kala.
I still function, baby.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I bet you do, Michael! grin
Another great shot with these warm colors, I also love the old look. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Valérie. smile
  • rags
  • United States
  • 9 Dec 2010, 08:17
Old is gold.
Ginnie Hart: I like that, Kanyi. At first I thought you wrote "old is good," but I'm glad I reread it. smile Thanks.
to be continued this incredible set where dominants shadows create incredible effects, compliments Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fabrizio. Grazie.
the old feel and excellent contrast makes it a really good image!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Joshi.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 9 Dec 2010, 15:41
The perfect watering can. Plastic seems to be the material of choice these days. And the wind usually pushes them all over the yard.
Ginnie Hart: Good point, Rob. That brings a smile, just picturing it. Nothing quite like the good ol' days! Thanks.
Ginnie I love this series of yours with the wonderfully rustic textures and wonderful tones! Great work!
Ginnie Hart: You'ver very kind, Pavan. Thank you!
Sure beats the heck out of most modern watering cans you see on the market today, Ginnie. Still as useful as when it was made. An image of hope.
Ginnie Hart: I agree 100%, Beverly. Thank you.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 14 Dec 2010, 16:00
Well captured and presented.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frida.
  • Didier
  • Belgium
  • 14 Dec 2010, 20:50
Texture and light are perfect!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Didier. Merci!

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