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I Can See Clearly Now


Last week in a series of impressions from our annual Farm Day in Michigan on August 9th.

The rain is gone.
It's gonna be a bright, sunshiny day.

(YouTube)


I Can See Clearly Now


Last week in a series of impressions from our annual Farm Day in Michigan on August 9th.

The rain is gone.
It's gonna be a bright, sunshiny day.

(YouTube)


comments (43)

  • Tracy
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Sep 2008, 00:06
I really hope it is Ginnie we need some sun in the UKtongue
I love the reflective image of the glasses, you have captured this very well as usual.

Looking through four eye's!!!

When I said keep your eye on the post may be I should have said mail.... Hope you get the gist mijn vriendsmile
Ginnie Hart: At least the sun can be shining in your heart, Tracy, which is where it most counts! smile And yes, I will keep all my eyes on the post AND the mail. LOL
Your photo me has remembered the scene that I had with my almond! smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, José Angel, you're right. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 18 Sep 2008, 00:15
Love - most of all - the reflection of the sunglasses. Perfectly simple!
Ginnie Hart: I am blinder than a bat without my glasses, Marcie, so I was so excited the picture actually came out! grin Thanks.
  • Ada
  • a very dark room
  • 18 Sep 2008, 00:32
I can't see clearly now. I am in a lecture this min and I can't make out the words on the slides. I am supposed to be listening to the lecture but I am on shutterchance commenting away. Save me Ginnie! Lovely shot. Your use of DOF works well here.
Ginnie Hart: You are something else, Ms. Ada! I have a feeling we'd all be in stitches if you hung around us for very long!!! grin I 'spect you do NOT need saving!
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 18 Sep 2008, 01:28
Spectacles! nice lighting and textures.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Brian, and I can't see without them! Thanks.
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 18 Sep 2008, 01:38
I like the highlights on the tips of the frames.

Are these granny glasses? smile
Ginnie Hart: I AM a granny, Larry, and they are MY glasses...the same style I've worn for the last 5 years or so. So, yes, they're granny glasses. smile Thanks.
Very cleaver shot and the tones are lovely. The use of focus is spot on.
Ginnie Hart: Since I'm blinder than a bat without them, Michael, I was quite pleased the image was actually in focus. grin
  • Rian
  • United States
  • 18 Sep 2008, 02:21
great shot! awesome details & selective focusing is the bomb! grin
Ginnie Hart: Since they're MY glasses, Rian, and I obviously took them off, I was quite surprised I got anything in focus. grin
Oh I love the tones of this photo, beautiful shot!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, thank you, Jen. smile
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 18 Sep 2008, 03:14
So simple; so captivating...love that song too.
smile
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes we just need to remember that the sun always shines after the rain at some point in time! Thanks, Sherri.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Sep 2008, 04:16
What a brilliant, interesting, complex image, Ginnie.

It's all great, but the areas of in-focus wood, through the spectacle lenses is a standout for me.
Ginnie Hart: It was totally educational for me, Ray, to take off my glasses (which I NEED in order to see!) and actually take a picture with my camera. I had never done that before! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Sep 2008, 04:20
That something simple as a pair of glasses can give such a splendid picture, great DOF, great tones, great song with it.
....erm....it will be sunny today, but I DO need glasses to see claearly....grin.
Ginnie Hart: You know me, Astrid...blinder than a bat without them! BUT I was very surprised when the camera was able to see for me. Totally shocking! smile Dank je wel!
This is a truly fascinating image and as Ray says the totl focus through the spectacle lenses is delightful. richard
Ginnie Hart: It actually surprised me, Richard, because I can't see at all without my glasses...well, at least not in focus. The camera really surprised me! smile Thanks.
Ginnie a du Génie!
Ginnie Hart: You're just too much, O-P. smile Merci.
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 18 Sep 2008, 06:50
I like the clear area thru the glasses, nice tones in a great composition, thanks Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Arash. I can't see in focus at all without my glasses, so I was very pleased that the camera "saw" for me!
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 18 Sep 2008, 07:31
Love the tones,If they were my glasses it would be I Cant see clearly now lol
Ginnie Hart: HA! I didn't think I would see anything without them on, Vintage, but the camera surprised me! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Sep 2008, 07:31
A wonderful pic- the reflection of the spectacles- the structure of the rough wood- the toning -and especially your message!!! Spectacles can be always a wonderful deep symbol -and they are so useful and necessary, being without my glasses in order to read... I would be only a half person!
We have a sunny day, too, I have the feeling we shall have a lovely autumn!
Ginnie Hart: Being "only a half person" is exactly what it feels like without my glasses on, Philine. You know. And the symbolism is perfect. Ontzettend bedankt, lieve vriend.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 18 Sep 2008, 09:05
They look really cool smile Great light and reflections.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frida.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Sep 2008, 09:08
Where would we be without them - like the focus on the magnified image in the glasses and the strong receding corner of the table. Good composition Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: This was really an educational moment for me, Mike, because I'm blinder than a bat without my glasses on. So you can imagine my total surprise when I looked through the viewfinder and actually "saw" the image! smile Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Sep 2008, 09:15
Brilliant composition Ginnie - the focus on the view through the lenses is spot on. Nice contrast between the rough texture of the wood and the smooth glass and a shadow as a bonus!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: As I just told Mike, Ingrid, this was really an educational moment for me because I'm blinder than a bat without my glasses on. So you can imagine my total surprise when I looked through the viewfinder and actually "saw" the image! Thanks.
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Sep 2008, 10:34
i like this shotm simple and clear (and you referenced bob marley)...
Ginnie Hart: That Bob Marley really gets around, Sam! smile Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Sep 2008, 11:04
great still life!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
  • Donica
  • London
  • 18 Sep 2008, 11:48
Great reflection and texture through the lens! How did you see to take such a great picture without your glasses on????
Ginnie Hart: As I've mentioned to others, Donica, this totally surprised me, because you know how "blind" I am without my glasses. The camera really did the work for me, which ended up being very educational! smile I guess I was lucky.
Clever title Ginnie - I like it.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Bernie.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Sep 2008, 12:35
Looking through the glasses I could imagine to read a score, it has to be a cheerful music on such a clear, bright day, perhaps Mozart?
Ginnie Hart: Mozart would truly work for me, Philine! smile Thanks.
wonderfull textures and good composition.Bye
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Enfokme. Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 18 Sep 2008, 13:49
Lovely texture on the timber and love the shadow. Nice image Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: This bench sits out in the middle of a field, Aussie, and is very welcoming for a quiet meditation...which I was doing that early morning. After taking off my glasses and seeing the shadow, I just had to try the picture and was surprised when the camera actually let me "see" without my glasses. Otherwise, this would have been a total blur! smile
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 18 Sep 2008, 15:51
Ginnie, perfect work .. like the gradient of sharpness .. great job!!
Ginnie Hart: It was an educational experiment, Klaus, because I canNOT see in focus without my glasses. But my camera "saw" for me. smile
  • claire
  • Canada
  • 18 Sep 2008, 16:16
you make simple things really look beautiful. love this a lot. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Claire. You're a sweetheart.
I like the shaddows and the coloured glasses - excellent the way I can see through them - very nice. I like this format and at the same time I'm wondering about the crop - I feel like cropping away Hart 2008 - but I'm not sure...
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Aksel, because I fiddled with this crop more than usual. But thanks for your comment.
I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.

Great song and a super picture Ginnie. Simple but effective
Ginnie Hart: Exactly. That song was what immediately came to mind, Bill. Thanks for writing the lyrics down.
I knew I would like this Ginnie from the thumbnail, you really have posted some excellent photos in this particular series.
Ginnie Hart: You know how to make my day, Brian. Thank you.
Lovely composition Ginnie, like the sepia tones and the slight edge blurring. The clarity and details through the glasses are what really draws me into this image, outstanding picture.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Albert
  • Spain
  • 18 Sep 2008, 22:24
WITH OR WITHOUT GLASSES YOU WILL ALWAYS SEE.
Blindness is not a physical quality, but a mental flaw some people possess.
Ginnie Hart: What a great way to view this image, Albert. Thanks for that insight!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Sep 2008, 12:27
My camera's diopter is set for me with glasses. Sometimes I get a little mixed up. Great picture and you managed to focus without glasses - a lot to be said for autofocus.

Likey
Ginnie Hart: I guess that half-depression of the shutter button really does work wonders, Louis. smile Thanks.
  • Still
  • France
  • 19 Sep 2008, 14:22
I like a lot this exquisite one.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you much, Still. Merci.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 20 Sep 2008, 16:02
...no wonder I keep coming back...this is the kind of picture that makes me hold my breath for a while ( I'm so sure that you know what I'm talking about...)
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Lina! I know what you're talking about. It takes one to know one. smile
Warm him was felt.. but 3 months still are cold that will be felt again. Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, and I won't mind one bit. I like it cold better than hot, Bram!
Got to agree with Ray, I like lots of aspects but the focus due to the lenses is great.
Ginnie Hart: It was a very nice "experience" for me, Nigel! Thanks. smile
  • Miss75
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Sep 2008, 14:06
J'adore la composition
  • Red Pen
  • United States
  • 14 Oct 2008, 16:05
With cold weather setting in, this image is a bittersweet reminder of warmer, sunnier days.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Red Pen!
  • Vink
  • Grasse
  • 14 Oct 2008, 21:01
Fantastic composition ! wonderful light !
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Vink, for stoppiug by and commenting again.
I think I can make now the rain has gone, all of the bad feeling have disappeared, here is the rainbow I've been praying for. Gonna be bright, bright sunshiney day. Look all around, nothing but blue skys. God, I can see clearly the raine has gone. Nice, nice, nice work... My kinda image.
Ginnie Hart: Awwwww. Thank you again, Ola. That means a lot to me.

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