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photoblog image Christmas Clean-Up

Christmas Clean-Up

 

I know, I know...I'm late cleaning up.

But I sure had fun playing with these 1-inch Christmas-card clothespins.

(How can they make them so small?!)

 

 

Christmas Clean-Up

 

I know, I know...I'm late cleaning up.

But I sure had fun playing with these 1-inch Christmas-card clothespins.

(How can they make them so small?!)

 

 

comments (48)

Brillant colors and sharp, clear image. Very nice Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frances. This was fun. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Jan 2012, 03:02
They look fabulous and elegant through your lens, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Ray. Thank you.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 18 Jan 2012, 03:06
you sure captured them nicely here.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Marvelous shot Ginnie! very colorful and crisp!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Elizabeth.
Terrific colour combination making a very funky shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael. Sometimes I really like funky. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jan 2012, 06:42
An interesting picture and a good question Ginnie: to which I have no answer
Ginnie Hart: Even with my small hands, Chris, it's hard to manipulate them. It amazes me how they can be made at all!
A lovely well organized riot of colours Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. They were hard to resist! smile
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2012, 07:08
Superb! Particularly like the reflections smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, SAVO. The reflections were part of the fun for me. smile
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jan 2012, 07:27
I imagine this was quite a difficult picture to capture?
Ginnie Hart: I took several shots, Elisabeth, but finally got one I was satisfied with. Thank you!
They have people with very tiny fingers making them
Ginnie Hart: I guess so, Bill. My fingers are small and I find it hard to manipulate these!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jan 2012, 07:42
Haha -I never saw such colourful clothespins -I'am using simple pins only for washing -but I saw this American custom to pin up all the Christmas -cards -a nice custom!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Philine. The funny thing is that I never used these in America but Astrid has used them for years. I had fun playing with them, as you see. smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2012, 08:06
Until your mentioned Christmas, I had assumed that they were the normal-sized clothes pegs (as us Brits call them wink ) and I thought what a colourful way to brighten up a mundane wash day. They are very pretty.
Ginnie Hart: I had to get out my macro lens when I was putting these away over last weekend, Alan. They're so cute because they're so...small! smile
I love the photo, and no, it is not JUST christmas to me...
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal.
Very good and colourful Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mick. Wew need the color right now, I think. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 18 Jan 2012, 09:11
Love this!! Looks like we've both been playing with clothespins lately. What fun!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Marcie. Those things are so...inspiring. smile Thank you.
Another one of your great still lifes! I use this things for holding paper backgrounds some times!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Juan Carlos, and what a great idea! Merci.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 18 Jan 2012, 09:23
I think that they are made by Elves Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that, Chad. grin
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2012, 10:51
This is excellent Ginnie, great still life, they are very useful too! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Linda. It was fun playing with them. smile
Excellent study Ginnie & wonderful colours!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. smile
simple subject, but the colors and contrast makes it stand out!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Joshi. I love these simple things that bring so much joy. smile
This is a colorful assortment of clothespins Ginnie. I can easily see why you had such fun with them. When I was a kid, I would clip these on my ears and nose! Well, perhaps I still do from time to time, just for kicks...
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Always a kid at heart, Doug. Don't ever change! Thank you.
So colourful!

I remember you used your TV screen as your background for your flower shots previously.
That's pretty handy. smile

Now what? Did you place those pegs on your iPad? wink
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! You have a good memory, LC, and you're smart! Actually, I set these on the base of the TV flatscreen because it's black and reflective (when I dust it!). I'll have to remember that in the future. smile
It almost makes me want to put the washing out on the line .... rather than just having to. ;-)
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Richard. Thanks for the smile. smile
A lovely bright image.
Don't use these to peg out your 'smalls' on the line, the colours might run.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! You're probably right, Martin. Good thing these are too small to hold them up. grin
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jan 2012, 14:26
Nice image Ginnie. The pegs look well made, wood even. I got a box of cheap Christmas crackers that turned out to have just two jokes and two objects in them, probably more funny than if they had been different.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, John. Cheap Christmas crackers? I'll have to find out about those. smile
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jan 2012, 14:37
Marvelous Ginnie! Eye catching even at thumbnail view! A real pleasure to view wink
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Martin. Thank you.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jan 2012, 14:44
Absolute fabulous, they look so beautiful in this beautiful light.
You did a great job.
I love these small 'knijpers'... radiant colours.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks to you and your love of hanging Christmas cards! smile This was fun.
WE have some of these things but they are not anything like as attractive as yours Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I give all credit to Astrid who has used these for years, she says. Thanks, Brian.
Well, Santa's elves have very tiny fingers, you know smile
Ginnie Hart: That's what I've heard, Tom. smile Thanks.
perfect your macro interpretation Ginnie awesome photo
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fabrizio. Grazie.
lovely idea, still life, Ginnie ...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Klaudia.
Crispy, great colours, reflections and DOF. Like a pro wink
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Aksel. Thank you.
Great for drying doll clothes...
Ginnie Hart: HAHA. I love it, Larry.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 18 Jan 2012, 20:35
Colorful clothes pins.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Paule. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Jan 2012, 21:04
You are very adept with that macro
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Louis. Thank you. I'm working at it.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jan 2012, 23:53
A gorgeous Christmassy image. I always struggle to use those little pegs...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry. They realy are tiny! smile
A neat way to put up Xmas cards... I've never heard of that before. What do you hang them on?
Ginnie Hart: I've seen it done in America, Jacquelyn, but I had never done it. Astrid has done it for years. She hangs a white cord vertically along a door post and clips the cards along it from top to bottom. You can hang the cord any way you'd like...even drape it horizontally. It's actually quite a nice way to display the colorful cards received. smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 19 Jan 2012, 09:30
Gorgeous vivid colors Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frida. This was fun. smile
Maybe you should have added a matchbox to show the size of these.
They are possibly made by Chinese children whose fingers are small enough.
Ginnie Hart: I never thought of adding something for scale, Wim. Good idea. I'll remember that next time. And LOL at the child labor. Well, maybe.
  • Ahmad
  • United States
  • 19 Jan 2012, 18:27
very nice and colorful shot . I remember my colored pencils when I was at school ...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ahmad. I love the thought of your colored pencils at school. smile
  • roland
  • Germany
  • 19 Jan 2012, 19:28
Yes i like shot! bravo Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
it was a sad day when i took down my tree ... always the saddest day of the year ...
Ginnie Hart: A man after my own heart, Dennis!!! I always said as long as it comes down before Valentine's Day, I'm okay. smile

BTW, I keep trying to add a comment on your site but it won't get me there.... I'll keep trying.
Look at those colors! I'm suddenly back in first grade, sitting in our little wooden chairs that were painted "just so"! How can you not smile?
Ginnie Hart: I know, Linda. Sometimes we just have to go back to that time and place and memory! smile Thank you.
  • Olivier
  • Belgium
  • 20 Jan 2012, 08:56
Wouah excellent!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 20 Jan 2012, 10:26
Love these! Wonderful colors and love the reflection!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sil. Grazie.
So colourful! These would have looked cheered up any room over the Christmas period.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JP. Color is like that, isn't it!
  • Arash
  • Germany
  • 21 Jan 2012, 20:56
Very nice photo, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Arash.
Great colors! nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Laurens.

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