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Remains of the Day 2/2

 

Now that it's out of our system....Carry on with the New Year!

Gorinchem, Netherlands



Remains of the Day 2/2

 

Now that it's out of our system....Carry on with the New Year!

Gorinchem, Netherlands



comments (42)

What a great shot! I love your use of DOF and the texture grin A belated happy new year! May all your dreams and wishes come true! x L.A
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Aby. THANKS!
Fine DOF!!! On we go - into the great unknown!
Ginnie Hart: Giddy up, Cowboys and girls! grin Thanks, Elizabeth.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Jan 2012, 03:53
A wonderful shot, Ginnie!

Wot's so special about a new year, anyway!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. The newness does seem to wear off quickly, doesn't it.
It has become common here for people to buy fireworks for all sorts of parties. the seem to buy the loudest they can. rouble is if the cats are out when they randomly start letting them off the poor things are frightened to death! It used to be November 5th. Guy Fawkes night and that was it. Now it is any excuse!

Rant over. Excellent picture
Ginnie Hart: The good news for us, Bill, is New Year's Eve seems to be it, even though it may start a week early. In that regard I guess we have it easy. Thanks.
So wonderfully composed and focused...the detail and color are stunningly captured! Great shot Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pavan. You're very kind.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Jan 2012, 06:41
Rather a sad picture here Ginnie but a good strong image.
Ginnie Hart: Everything is almost completely cleaned up by now, Chris...just a few strays here-n-there. smile Thanks.
Great image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Well, maybe not great, Richard, but the best from me for today. smile Thanks.
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jan 2012, 07:20
Back to earth, Ginnie. Lovely close focus
Ginnie Hart: Back to earth, indeed, Elisabeth. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Jan 2012, 07:34
Yes, you can still find a few remains of Silvester parties here, too -but in general I must admire the remove of refusal -all streets and trottoirs are cleaned - our town didn't look as tidy as now -and there are some fine acitivities reported in our newspaper -an Islamic community and other communities in some quarters cleaned the streets shortly after Silvester at night. This year some sorts of fireworks were too dangerous, this is a problem, so that more persons were hurt by them than last year. I personally don't like private fireworks -only occasionally official ones by certified expolsives experts as I saw in Halle during the Handel- Festival accompanied by Handel's "Firework Music"- but that is a quite other niveau than the remains you are showing here.
Ginnie Hart: Astrid says the fireworks are getting more and more powerful and dangereous, year after year. This becomes a no-brainer, Philine, to prohibit their sale to private citizens!!! Thanks.
Great photo!

Has conseguido una gran composiciĆ³n con la profundidad e campo perfecta, los colores son magnificos !

Un saludo.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Eduardo. Muchas gracias.
Well spotted and captured Ginnie. I like the light!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. Now almost everything is cleaned up and gone! Thankfully.
Nice focus and subject. I like it !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindluy, Marie. Merci.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Jan 2012, 08:23
Love love this great macro of 'een rotje' firecracker.
Wonderful light and DOF, you had fun doing this.
The Dutch text says, 'Niet in de hand houden, op de grond leggen, aansteken met een ....'
Don't keep in the hand, put on the ground, light it with...
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. Someone placed this in between the "wires" of a bench overlooking the Merwede river from the citadel wall. I would have loved to see it go off. smile Those warnings are like those on cigarette boxes, but I hope they pay attention.
Uhm..at first I thought it was a joint but now I see..urban delirium! Great pic Ginnie. My image today will retain the equilibrium (no rhyme intended) smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I thought of a joint, too, Juan Carlos. grin Thanks for the smile.
not all cleaned up yet?
Ginnie Hart: Almost everything is now cleaned up, Chantal...thankfully!
Great focus and detail in this Ginnie, well spotted!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fred.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 6 Jan 2012, 09:22
Such an exquisite close-up. You've transformed one man's trash..into treasure!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. That's one way of looking at it, I guess. smile Thankfully the trash is now almost completely gone.
The next one will come round quickly enough!
Ginnie Hart: Thge older we get, the faster they come, Tom, right?! smile
With all the standard greetings over, we can now say that this is the first day of the rest of our lives.
Ginnie Hart: Perfectly said, Sheila! So, carry on. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Jan 2012, 10:00
Seems to be going down the drains - so to speak.

The message on the side says something about not to hold in the hands - so they stuck it into the grid before lighting smile
Ginnie Hart: Actually, this was a bench, Louis, along our citadel wall/walk. I loved how it was used for launching this firecracker...with destroying anything in the process! smile And yes, about the message. Astrid said: Don't keep in the hand, put on the ground, light it with...
As always the year will go quick again and it will be back to fireworks and even louder than ever.
Ginnie Hart: Louder and "badder" every year, Frances, which is why these need to be prohibited for private use. But I don't know if/when that will change. In the meantime, it's all forgotten quickly...till the next time!
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Jan 2012, 11:05
Great DOF Ginnie, I love the grid lines, its hard to believe that these cardboard tubes let out so much noise, but also let out great colours and patterns!smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Linda. I would have loved seeing what this little one "produced." smile How could something so beautiful be so noisy and...dangerous!
Life is like a firework.
Short but splendid. wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's definitely one way to put it, LC. grin
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 6 Jan 2012, 11:34
I love this photograph which made me look for some time Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: That makes me feel good, Chad, because I almost didn't post it, thinking it not worthy of anything much. But I didn't have anything else for the 2/2. smile
Superb composition with a excellent framing Ginnie. Have a lovely day Ginnie. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Antoine. Merci.
Well seen, very interesting, almost like lots of railway tracks and a spilt load.
Ginnie Hart: Good eye, John. I like that. smile Thanks.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Jan 2012, 13:44
So is this the remains of fireworks from New Year? I enjoyed a peel of bells to see in the New Year but it was accompanied by a salvo of mortar shells. Hopefully, that it's now - until the Chinese New Year.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Alan. They unleash a torrent here because private citizens are allowed to shoot them on New Year's Eve. It's a mess and it lasts for hours, if not days!
I am wondering just what this rubbish is actually laying on.
Ginnie Hart: This is the seat of a "wire" bench, Brian...similar to the benches from the last post. It seemed a pretty novel place from wich to launch a firecracker. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 6 Jan 2012, 20:15
that's one fine closeup shot of this firecracker.. smile nice catch.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rian. smile
Very nice photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Victoria.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jan 2012, 23:56
This looks so much more pretty than the remains of the day over in old blighty!
Ginnie Hart: Well, there really was a mess all around here, Cherry, but thankfully it's now almost all cleaned up.
I like your anti-climax Ginnie... well done....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thanks, Peter. I suppose I could have taken pictures of what we watched in the sky but I was too busy watching to go get my camera! smile
  • Grest
  • Norway
  • 7 Jan 2012, 05:36
You made a mess into a beautiful picture. Happy New Year! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Grest, and welcome again to SC.
That is a very nice shot. Love the diagonal grid. And now, on with the year.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael, and YES...onwards and upwards!
Ha, excellent, plus the light is just exquisite ! Just wanted to wish you a delicious new year, girls !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Karine. Now we can move on into the next of the year! Happy New Year to you and yours!
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 7 Jan 2012, 20:21
The little details make de big scenes
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that the truth, Oscar! Gracias.
Una excelente imagen, con un dof genial.

Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bernardo. Muchas gracias.
spectacular photo Ginnie... really cool
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kind sir. Grazie.
I like the use of DOF and how you show the different textures ( like Laura commented). I like the composition too wink
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Aksel. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 8 Jan 2012, 18:46
Great macro!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Lina!
excellent and the shallow depth of field is so cool!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 19 Jan 2012, 09:34
I still see leftovers like this around here.

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