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Star of Wonder

 

From wonder into wonder existence opens. (Lao Tzu)

From the Christmas market in Düsseldorf, Germany.

(He really did have blue glasses!)

 

To all my friends who celebrate it,

Merry Christmas!



Star of Wonder

 

From wonder into wonder existence opens. (Lao Tzu)

From the Christmas market in Düsseldorf, Germany.

(He really did have blue glasses!)

 

To all my friends who celebrate it,

Merry Christmas!



comments (43)

This is a great capture Ginnie. I love those glasses.

I hope you and Astrid have a happy Christmas, and enjoy your time together.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Sheila! We plan to have a cozy time together at home, alone. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Dec 2011, 00:44
All the better to see gifts and food...
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Ray. smile
You gotta hang on to that wonder... soulful image!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Larry. Thank you.
Ahhhh... In the thumbnail... I thought this was a take off on Ralphie from the movie... The Christmas Story... the classic my kids still watch every year. I just finished watching it an hour ago. lol ... (There is a scene where Ralphie is looking at the boy who stuck his tongue on the freezing pole. So similar... this boy could be Ralphie.)
MERRY CHRISTMAS to U 2 too !!
Ginnie Hart: I never once thought of Ralphie, Jacquelyn, but now that you say it, YES! How sweet. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Dec 2011, 07:02
Very chic Ginnie: have a happy Christmas yourself!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Chris!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Dec 2011, 07:03
Great picture, I remember this boy investigating all the decorations around him at the Christmas market.
Wonderful selective colouring.
Merry Christmas.
Ginnie Hart: His parents stood nearby, giving me implicit "permission" to snap away. They were very proud of him. :0 Bedankt, MLMA.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Dec 2011, 07:42
Haha! A funny picture- and a fine treatment to emphasize the blue bril! A very portrait study! Fine words from the Chinese Laotse and a lovely wish I like to return - yes, a very Happy, Merry Christmas also for you both, een gezegend, vrolijk kerstfeestje toegewenst waar jullie zullen genieten van!
(I'll post tomorrow a Christmas photo)
Ginnie Hart: This face for me was the wonder of Christmas personified, Philine, especially because of the blue glasses. smile Thanks for your Christmas greetings. We'll be remembering you and yours over the weekend, giving thanks.
Ha ... nice one Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. smile
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Dec 2011, 08:06
And have a great time yourselves, Ginnie. Love the glasses!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elisabeth, and thank you. smile
great on the selective coloring
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Dec 2011, 08:17
Probably the best age to enjoy Christmas. You get lots of presents but mum & dad buy the ones for you to give to others smile I like the selective colouring very much. Merry Christmas to you, too (or perhaps Happy Holidays?)
Ginnie Hart: This was one time i HAD to keep the color of the glasses, Alan. smile Thanks. Merry Christmas AND Happy Holidays. Either or both. smile
Merry Chrismas girls, hope you look in on Christmas day i have a twiddle for you both.
Ginnie Hart: Awww, Thanks, Mick. We'll be sure to look. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Love it, & happy Christmas Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Juan Carlos. Feliz Navidad!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 23 Dec 2011, 11:30
Thank you Ginnie, and to those who don't, just remember the message - Goodwill to all men (and women first and foremost)
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Chad! smile Thank you.
Clever bit of colour popping, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tom.
Good bit of processing there Ginnie to keep the blue glasses.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Brian.
a delight Ginne. Have a wonderful time over Christmas
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir, and the same to you.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 23 Dec 2011, 13:41
très beau portrait, avec les lunettes laissées en couleurs.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marie. Merci.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Dec 2011, 14:09
And a star shot Ginnie, Merry Christmas.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 23 Dec 2011, 14:29
a young fashionista.. smile nice capture.. and a merry christmas to you too! smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Rian. Thank you, and the same to you.
Those glasses are awesome grin
Merry Xmas!
x
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Abby! smile
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Dec 2011, 16:31
Great portrait & treatment Ginnie & happy festivities to you also!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fred.
Love those little blue glasses and the black and white photo.. I need to try that once too! Fun shot! And have a wonderful weekend. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jen, and the same to you. I want to see lots of pics of that sweet little gal celebrating her first Christmas!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Dec 2011, 17:36
Thank you Ginnie and may you 2 also have a blessed feast.

To me personally, there is something sad about a youngster like this, who already is wearing magnifyers. He is probably happy to see ... ach, you will know what I mean.
Ginnie Hart: I guess if you have to wear glasses, Louis, they might as well stick out like a sore thumb! So YAY for him. Thanks. Have a great weekend, to you and yours.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 23 Dec 2011, 17:58
Superb portrait photo. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a lovely evening Ginnie. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Antoine. Merci.
  • roland
  • Germany
  • 23 Dec 2011, 18:50
Merry Christmas for you and your family!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks you, kind sir!
  • Mats
  • Sweden
  • 23 Dec 2011, 19:04
I wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mats!
Man, you're more Chinese than me, G!
I haven't heard of that sating by Lao Tzu yet.
Shame on me! Ha ha...

Happy Christmas, G&A!
Ginnie Hart: My guess is you are way more Chinese than I am, LC, by a hundred yards. grin HA! But I do love that quote. Thanks.
  • Jany
  • FRANCE
  • 23 Dec 2011, 21:05
Une photo magnifiquement réalisée...Bonne soirée
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Jany. Merci.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 23 Dec 2011, 21:31
Looks like the kid that us "oldies" would ask to fix the PC! Good shot and the B&W/colour combination works well.

And to you and Astrid, I hope that you have a white (you just love the snow) and wonderful Christmas.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear George. The best of this holiday season to you and yours!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 23 Dec 2011, 21:47
He's such a cool kid smile Have a wonderful Christmas Ginnie, give my love to Astrid please.
Ginnie Hart: He stole my heart that day, Frida. Thanks. And I've just given Astrid your greetings. smile
A great and tight shot of a lovely kid. Well done. Merry Christmas to you!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Otto.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 24 Dec 2011, 00:27
Happy Christmas to you and Astrid. Hugs!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Maria. To you and Hubby, too.
Wonderful capture, Ginnie, really like the blue glasses, so adorable. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, John, and the same to you and yours.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Dec 2011, 01:10
Happy Christmas to you too smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Cherry. To you and Mark as well.
Terrific Ginnie!!!

Merry Christmas to you and Astrid!!!

*** I'll be watching the Christmas Story Sunday!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. I don't know if they'll have that here. Astrid has no clue so maybe we'll check it out.
It is a superb portrait Ginnie and i love your treatment.... and a Merry Christmas to you and Astrid from Penny and me....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Tahnk you and thank you, Peter! May magic surround you this whole weekend.
Merry Christmas Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: The same to you and yours, dear Rolf!
  • tede
  • France
  • 24 Dec 2011, 09:20
Superb portrait and splendid color selection !!!!!!!! Ginnie nice day and Merry Christmas.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Tede. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 24 Dec 2011, 12:08
superbe ces lunettes bleues
joyeux noel
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rem. Merci. Merry Christmas.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 24 Dec 2011, 15:35
HAPPY MERRY CHRISMAS GINNIE. AMICABLY Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Merry Christmas to you, too, Antoine! Merci.
  • L.Reis
  • United States
  • 24 Dec 2011, 16:48
Wishing you a magic Season with the wonder of Blue smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Lina. The same to you!
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 25 Dec 2011, 14:06
HAPPY X-MAS!
Very nice shotsmile Normally, i don´t like Color keys on human skin. But the most photographers are selecting childrens blue eyes*brrr*
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Luiza. After I converted this to B&W, I knew I HAD to keep the blue glasses! smile Danke.

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