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Forever Blowing Bubbles

 

Outside the Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass

Bath, England



Forever Blowing Bubbles

 

Outside the Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass

Bath, England



comments (40)

Gorgeous statue photo and interesting composition. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frances.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 16 Nov 2011, 00:30
Love title I imagine that would a great place to visit
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage, and YES. We loved every minute we were in Bath back in early September!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Nov 2011, 02:05
This seems like a fair likeness of a Stooge who lives in that city, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Two of the Stooges were with us that day, Ray, and either one of them could have modeled for this fella. smile Thanks.
  • 'Lara
  • India
  • 16 Nov 2011, 03:27
Forever blowing bubbles...wish life could just be forever. Love the title.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Lara. My grandpa often would say he was forever blowing bubbles, so I have always liked that phrase. smile
That wouldn't be such a terrible way to spend eternity! smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! But I could certainly think of worse ways, especially if I were a glass blower, Elizabeth. smile Thanks...and good to see you're back!
  • rian
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 16 Nov 2011, 03:54
i haven't seen this yet, but i think you've got a great angle here.. nice shot.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. He stands against the front of the building so I had to bend down to get him in the sky. (My knees are too old for this!)
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 16 Nov 2011, 05:24
What a fantastic statue! Great title too Ginnie. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Kala. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Nov 2011, 06:16
Thought I'd seen this before somewhere!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Chris. You did. smile
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 16 Nov 2011, 06:31
Cool.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Paule.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 16 Nov 2011, 07:11
Cool! How dune it? Texturized?
Ginnie Hart: There is a texture for the sky, Luiza, but the statue is "as is" with a bit of contrast, of course. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Nov 2011, 07:16
Great angle and composition and a wonderful statue. Great title.
I never saw a 'glass-blower' in real life yet.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. One of these days we'll go see a real glass blower! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Nov 2011, 07:26
Oh, I never knew that Bath could be a concurrence to Murano! A wonderful artwork you finely captured here - but I had chosen a colourful background.
Ginnie Hart: I was surprised when we found this place at the end of our day, Philine. It was late afternoon on a rainy day, so not much color in the English sky. I did add a wee bit of texture to give it a bit more life, so to speak.
How come Chris and Chad never show interesting pictures of Bath like this one?
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! Sometimes it's easy to miss what's in your own backyard, Bill, as we all know by now*!
Hello Ginnie, I like, the very hard steel, and in the rear, this glass bubble, kisses, and good day...
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Pierrot. smile
Yes Ginnie, I like putting my bear in these situations which I name dreams, thank you Photoshop... kisses...
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA You're a PS wizzard, Pierrot.
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Nov 2011, 07:51
Very effective, with a lovely touch of peacock blue
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Elizabeth.
I see you have blown your own trumpet in a most superb way Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Now that's an idea, Richard. grin Thanks.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 16 Nov 2011, 08:39
Crumbs, I did not realise that this was so good - at a distance. Well done you for taking this. These would make great designs for street lamps.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chad. I LOVE the idea of these as street lamps!!! smile
  • Mirco
  • Switzerland
  • 16 Nov 2011, 09:12
Well seen i Like it
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mirco. Merci.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 16 Nov 2011, 09:18
Love...love this!! Such a perfectly simple silhouette. Terrific!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Marcie.
Wonderful. I love the idea of a theatre of Glass.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary, and so do I. Maybe next time we'll go in. Astrid says she's never seen glass blown.
Such an art, blowing glass.
Ginnie Hart: It's making me want to go see it done again, Chantal, since Astrid has never seen it. There's a place in Leerdam that we can check out. Thanks.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Nov 2011, 12:50
The character looks like it it is just something painted on to blank paper but the coloured orb adds to this. I never knew that Bath had a glass blowing tradition.
Ginnie Hart: It was a very pleasanr surprise to see, Alan. Thanks.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Nov 2011, 13:01
I love the way the light is catching the blue of the glass bubble.smile
I have seen this being done, they make it look so easy, but I bet its not grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Linda. Astrid has never seen glass blowing, so I hope to find a place/time where she can see it. It really is something!
I find watching glass blowers fascinating, this statue sums them up nicely.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian. I do, too. Astrid says she's never seen one, so we'll try to find one nearby to watch one of these days.
Bath is featuring a lot recently. This is a very nice addition Ginnie. Nice shot against the sky
Ginnie Hart: Bath is from where both Chris and Chad hail, Janet, so there's bound to be lots of stuff from them there. We had a great day with the teo of them in September, seeing everything under the sun. smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Nov 2011, 15:25
At least he is not forever blowing his stack.

Street lamp no good, how about a tap for beer?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Exactly, Louis. A tap for beer would work. smile
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Nov 2011, 16:40
Nicely presented Ginnie, makes a good image. I bet he could handle a yard of ale after a job like that smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, John, and YES. grin
This is a great shot of a magnificent statue Ginnie.... i am sure that his body was also made of glass... we were fortunate enough to watch a glass blower creating magic on Marino Island in Venice.... he was a great artist....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. Actually, his body is made out of what looks like rusty steel/metal scraps. smile I had the good fortunate also to see a glass blower in Murano. I'll never forget that day (same day we went to Burano).
  • Bernardo
  • United States
  • 16 Nov 2011, 20:07
Buen trabajo.

Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Bernardo.
Wonderful sculpture, beautifully framed...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Larry.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Nov 2011, 21:28
Fascinating smile
Ginnie Hart: Indeed. smile
very cool!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dennis.
trop bien ce souffleur de verre
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear l'Angevine.
This is very cool Ginnie. At first glance I thought he was a jazz trumpeter. In a way, he is... making glass is an art, like making music.
Ginnie Hart: I like the parallel to the jazz trumpeter, Doug. I agree! Thank you.
Almost like a wonderful piece of graphic art, Ginnie. Reminds me of my husband's niece, a glass blowing artist who lives & works in Vancouver.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhh, Astrid would love to see your niece at work, Beverly. She hasn't yet seen a glass blower in process, so that will be a goal within this next year! Thanks.
sinister accompanied by an elegant sculpture composition of the picture. A greeting.
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Pedro.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 17 Nov 2011, 18:05
Nice contrast... perfect for me
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Oscar.
  • Fokko
  • The Netherlands
  • 17 Nov 2011, 18:21
How you did thsi I don't know, but it is beautiful like an original piece of digital art.
Have a nice evening Ginnie, Fokko
Ginnie Hart: All I did was bend down, Fokko, to get the sculpture against the sky instead of the building, and then I added some contrast and saturation...and texture to the sky. smile Hartstikke bedankt.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 22 Nov 2011, 23:15
I must have missed this. Cool statue.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frida, for back-tracking. smile

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