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A Likely Lad's Pipe

 

At last week's Shutterchance meet-up in England, Trim showed us how he engages with people

in order to take their pictures, without intrusion.  See his post today here.

 

See Trim in action in this collage.



A Likely Lad's Pipe

 

At last week's Shutterchance meet-up in England, Trim showed us how he engages with people

in order to take their pictures, without intrusion.  See his post today here.

 

See Trim in action in this collage.



comments (52)

Fabulous rich detail, texture and colours in this one, Ginnie. Really supper shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Alex. This was one time when the colors needed to remain in order for the full impact, I thought!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 14 Sep 2011, 01:56
This one very good photo Ginnie looks like he cleans the pipe with that finger nail
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage, and I know. UGH.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Sep 2011, 01:58
Yours and Richard's make a wonderful set, Ginnie.

Wonderful character studies, and very well executed.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. I wanted Richard's image to give more of the context for impact. These guys were right outside the fish-n-chips café!
  • crash
  • New Jersey & NYC
  • 14 Sep 2011, 03:05
i don't mean this to be insulting ... but my first thought was : is that a leprechaun holding a pipe?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Not insulting at all, Dennis. In fact, that helps make the image more sensible. smile Thanks.
  • 'Lara
  • India
  • 14 Sep 2011, 04:37
Nice shot
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Lara.
I love the smell of a pipe - but not sure I'd want this hand preparing mine! It makes a wonderful image, Ginnie, love the detail!
Ginnie Hart: I love the smell of cherry tobacco in a pipe, Elizabeth, so I know what you mean. And I'm in total agreement of the hand! Thank you.
Wonderful details. A fine shot of a hand that seems to have done some work in its time.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael. That hand has been through a lot, by the looks of it. The stories it could tell!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Sep 2011, 06:59
A fine detail study from RT's picture - and I like the black nail that may hint to this man's life - not easy, surely full of some disappointments ... - but now he enjoys himself and is laughing and perhaps even a bit proud and self-confident to get photographed and posted on a blog. I think your and Richards picture belong together.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Philine, for your very kind words. You nailed this fella exactly because he keep exclaiming that now he was famous because we all were taking his picture. We clearly made his day...and Richard was the one who interacted with them.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Sep 2011, 07:06
Hands tell you everything, nails do too.
This is a wonderful shot, it is a story teller.
Trim did a wonderful job, he made these two men feel important for the day, all the attention they got from him/us made their day!
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, MLMA! I think you said his other hand had jailbird tattos. I bet he really has a story to tell! Bedankt.
Great close up of this character Ginnie. Trimbo gets away with murder! I would never have the nerve
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Bill. Trim definitely paved the way for all of us!
Cuckoo Ginnie, yes, I am serious, I rose 3 times to Nordkap, with my small fitted out truck, a real delight, freedom, I am certain that I am not well spent far from to you, kisses, good day...very nice pic...
Ginnie Hart: We were lucky to sail past the Artic Circle, Pierrot. That was a real joy...and then drinking cod-liver oil! HA! Merci.
Appuyé sur le venrte,la pipe pleine,bourrée avec son doigt,des détails magnifiques font de cette image,l'histoire d'une vie !!
Superbe photo !!
BOnne journée
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Jean-Louis. There is certainly a nice, long story that accompanies this image! I just wonder what it is? smile
This is a good one Ginnie. The color on this is wonderful.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frances. This seemed like one time to keep the color "as is!"
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 14 Sep 2011, 08:39
I would love some tips on how photograph people.
Ginnie Hart: I can't believe you need tips on anything, Frida!
Quite a lot of detail in the tshirt. The fingernail grossed me out.
Ginnie Hart: It grossed me out, too, Mary, which is why seeing Trim's image was important to me. Thanks.
There is definitely a story behind this Ginnie, it makes you wonder just what it is.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Les. Exactly!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Sep 2011, 11:00
Fascinating, Ginnie. I often wondered how how He did it. I just assumed that it was done somehow covertly. So he actually talks to these characters - how novel! smile I like the earthiness you have captures here and the detail, too. Was he one of "exhibits" on the site (he's probably a merchant banker for his day job!)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for the comment, Alan. We all wondered how these two blokes were there "inside" the museum, since there's a fee to get in. There was no sense that they were part of any "exhibit" so we had no clue what was going on. But they were very talkative and loved all the attention we gave them. Trim did an excellent job of making them feel special.
Did you shoot this with a microscope? wink

So rich in detail!
I swear I can see his fluff balls! grin
Ginnie Hart: I know, LC. I knew I couldn't change a thing by cloning out or in. HA! It is as it is. Thanks.
Great shot Ginnie, both these guys were right characters but Richards approach gave us all the chance for a good shot, I am putting mine in a Candid competition at my club at the end of the month.
Ginnie Hart: Good for you, Brian. I do think we all made their day...Richard's, too. smile
Just to follow up, this is the sort of shot I would expect to see from Astrid, another lesson you have learnt from the good lady.
Ginnie Hart: My guess is I have learned a LOT from her, Brian. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 14 Sep 2011, 12:24
Such a wonderful portrait. Love how this small detail speaks volumes about the man. Terrific!!!
Ginnie Hart: A thousand words in one image, Marcie, right?! Thanks.
A very nice detail of a person. How about the fingernails?
Ginnie Hart: This is when an image speaks more than a thousand words, Wim! smile Bedankt.
  • Penny
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Sep 2011, 12:38
Love this pipe and the green texture - and the fingernail! The wonders of your lens! (and, of course, your eye smile)
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Penny. Thank you. This fella sure made our day, didn't he!
  • Penny
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Sep 2011, 12:39
I wish I'd been there earlier to learn from Richard, as I'm always too self-conscious to take portrait shots of people - and therefore end up with rather unsatisfactory results.
Ginnie Hart: I usually find most people are more than willing to have their picture taken, Penny, so maybe it's the personality of us photogrqaphers that's in question: are WE comfortable? It was clear Richard has done this more than once. smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 14 Sep 2011, 12:45
What a wonderful portrait Ginnie. Even though the face isn't visible, it's not a difficult task to create an image of the face - and Trim's pic indicated how close my visualisation was.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, George. It was a powerful "session." Thanks.
Love the pipe, Excellent capture! Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Sue.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Sep 2011, 13:11
That would be Tim's pipe then. You can see I am on the ball! ;o)

Looks like he uses his finger for tamping down the tobacco!
Ginnie Hart: I do hope that's all he uses his finger for, Mike, truth be told! grin And yes, that's Tim's pipe, not to be confused with Trim's.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Sep 2011, 14:00
That collage - that is exactly how I managed Trimmy to be operating smile

What are fluff balls? Your composition doesn't go that low smile Great picture of the part that intrigued me the most in Trim's pic. Sort of, a logical zoom in.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Louis. That's why it was so important for me to link to Trim's image today. I'm glad he was a good sport about it. smile Fluff balls? I have no clue!!!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 14 Sep 2011, 14:34
wow.. that pipe's probably seen a lot of pulls.. smile nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Rian. smile Thanks.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 14 Sep 2011, 15:20
Stunning detail. ah the briarwood pipe. It has been a long while.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rob. You clearly have your own history, too. smile
Your picture tells a lot about the character of the man as seen in RT's shot Ginnie. Good snippet.
Ginnie Hart: Tyhanks, Janet. It did seem important to coordinate the two shots. I'm glad Trim was a good sport. smile
Fine bit of detail, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Tom.
Look at those finger nails!! smile reminds me of putting shredded wheat in my Grandads pipe, none to pleased he was smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! You little rascal, Dave. smile
You just had to show me this now Ginnie.... i quit smoking my pipe after 35 years a few months ago.... but i do have the odd cigar now and then.... my goal is to quit for goodsmile.... sorry for not visiting or replying for the past few days i was in transit....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Small pleasures of life, Peter? Too bad some of them aren't good for you. smile Thanks.
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 14 Sep 2011, 20:54
This has great detail ... you even see the dirt under his nails!

I like this photo, and the greens are quite vibrant.

I, myself, have never smoked a pipe ... so I can't comment about how that might taste ... LOL!
Ginnie Hart: This is one time when all the details seemed to matter, Emily, if you know what I mean! Thanks.
  • Jani
  • Sweden
  • 14 Sep 2011, 21:44
lovely capture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jani.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Sep 2011, 21:49
lovely detail here Ginnie - that fantastic lens at work again!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Paul. We had quite the time with these fellas, didn't we!
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 14 Sep 2011, 21:53
mmm I like too. Smoke in Pipe is fantastic!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Hopefully yours is a bit cleaner, Oscar? Gracias.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2011, 22:52
Amazing detail.

So detailed that the green fingernail is disturbing me...
Ginnie Hart: This was one time, Cherry, when the starkest details seemed necessary for the "story." UGH. Thanks.
Incredible detail! this simple picture tells a lot about the personality of this gentleman! Working and loves life! Given the small rebound of his belly! Very beautiful portrait Ginnie ..
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mathilde. Merci. This was one time when the details seemed necessary for the story. smile
It is amazing, Ginnie, just how much information this one crop gives the viewer of the subject. Wonderful work!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Beverly. This was one time when the details seemed to matter! Thanks.
  • tede
  • United States
  • 15 Sep 2011, 14:54
A pipe that had to swallow a lot of tobacco and a nail that needs to go to the manicuresmile) Ginnie Splendid shot. Nice day.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Tede. The whole shootin-kaboodle! Merci.
This is such a pretty shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, KWB. Where have you been???? smile
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 15 Sep 2011, 18:20
This is so sharp with so much detail. Prachtig Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Fokko. He was quite the character!
Encuadre, color, detalle y luz excelentes.

Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Bernardo.
  • Mark
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Sep 2011, 10:46
What great details - fab shot
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mark. There was a whole story around this fella that day, for sure. smile
What a great green, and details are super of this man on his bench just seen at Richard's photoblog i guess.
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 17 Sep 2011, 17:42
Magnifique cadrage, j'aime cette photo qui me rappelle avec nostalgie l'odeur du tabac que fumait mon père lorsque j'étais petite !

Beautiful framing, I like this photo that reminds me fondly the smell of tobacco smoke as my father smoked when I was little!


LoLO
Ginnie Hart: You have been such a sweetheart to backtrack to all these images, LoLO. Merci.
Love the details - the dirt under the fingernails and the texture in the pipe.
Ginnie Hart: The whole "look" tells the story, JP, doesn't it! Thanks.
Excellent image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, John.
De très beaux détails. La couleur et les textures de ce pull sont aussi très énergiques. Le résultat est très réussi...
Ginnie Hart: It's all in the details, which tell quite a story, Olivier! Merci.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 23 Sep 2011, 07:51
Scottish colorssmile
Very good!
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're right, Luiz. Thanks.

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