Hart & Soul

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It's Monday



(somewhere in Florence, Italy)




It's Monday



(somewhere in Florence, Italy)




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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Aug 2019, 01:03
He has a steddy hand, which hay assist with the art.
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure of it, Ray.
you got around the issue with a clever angle, Ginnie. i like the selective colouration for this shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ayush. But the thing is, I never once saw the tiny sign till I saw this at home on the big screen. sad
Duh-oh! But you did anyway! Great shot - I like the selective coloring!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth, but as I just told Ayush, I never once saw the tiny sign till I saw this at home on the big screen. sad
Il n'a pas l'air d'accord pour être photographié. Joli travail de désaturation.
Ginnie Hart: I wonder if he thinks we're stealing his paintings by photographing them?
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 26 Aug 2019, 03:19
Great use of selective coloring in this shot! He covered himself well.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Steven. You would think he'd want the world to see how good and important he is as an artist?!
Getting yourself in trouble ! Good shot and treatment Ginnie. I got told off in a store recently for having my camera switched on in my hand, at my side...Very rudely so, I walked out !
Ginnie Hart: The thing is, Frank, as I've told others, I never once saw the tiny sign till I saw this at home on the big screen. You do wonder sometimes what people are afraid of in situations like this?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Aug 2019, 05:53
Somebody does not want to be in the limelight from the look of things Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It does make you wonder, Chris. You'd think he'd want to be famous, right!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Aug 2019, 06:33
.....What sign"..... ohhh, it really is small print, Ginnie. I had to look twice.
Great selective colouring here and a wonderful picture.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Astrid. I really did NOT see the sign till I got home. (sigh)
Ha ha....eerder geklikt dan gelezen
Leuk om te zien net handje voor het gezicht !!
Ginnie Hart: You would think he'd be proud for everyone to see his face, Marjolein, right??
J'aime la désaturation, mais curieux ce comportement...
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I saw this happen more than once while we were in big cities on our Italy tour, Pascale. You would think they'd want everyone to see them??!!
He is supposed to be at work so doesn't want his boss seeing this
Ginnie Hart: The perfect explanation, Bill!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Aug 2019, 08:10
Yes, I have understood the message of this lady - there are some fine paintings of Florence! A fin e observation - as always- by you!
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Philine. It's actually a man with quite long hair, but you'd never know for sure unless you had seen his face!
haha, you brat smile tho i hate when peeps put their hands up like that...so i'm glad you caught all the artwork, in full colour no less haha
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I never saw the "PLEASE NO PHOTOS" till I got home, but why he wanted his face covered is beyond me.,.unless he was there "illegally?"
The artist does not want to be photographed and I understand her but I find her work exhibited pretty.
Ginnie Hart: The person is actually a man, Marie, but you wouldn't know that without seeing his face. I saw this more than once while in big cities on our Italy tour.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 26 Aug 2019, 08:28
And I thought she was saluting you Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: The "she" is a HE, Chad, and he was definitely NOT saluting me. HA!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Aug 2019, 10:19
I find this attitude in public spaces, somewhere on the scale between funny and childish. He can't really stop you, since once he chases you down the street; you compatriot may start to liberate the paintings. But there must be a reason why he try to stop people from taking pictures. Maybe he doesn't want you to have a record of what his paintings look like. Could it be he is plagiarising? Or are there people who make a photo and go to a cheaper painter - or even do a sort of 'paint-by-numbers' when back home? Maybe he thinks he is handsome enough for you to pay him for his picture. Funny bunny.

Anyhow, your picture withe selected colour parts, is a great one.
Ginnie Hart: All of the above, Louise, and maybe he is an illegal immigrant? I encountered it a handful of time while in the larger Italian cities. (sigh)
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 26 Aug 2019, 10:54
Son message est clair
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, JP!
  • Andy
  • Canada
  • 26 Aug 2019, 11:14
You got caught... but it was worth it.
Ginnie Hart: Caught, indeed, Andy. I never saw the sign till at home later on the big screen! sad
I would not have seen the sign, if you had not mentioned it.......the hand where a face would be is really eye catching! Great treatment Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Is this when we say "it's better to ask for forgiveness than for permission?" smile Thanks, Martin.
I feel the same as he does and would have a bigger sign.
Ginnie Hart: HAHA, Mary. Good one. smile
THis is why I am shy of taking portraits. His artwork is lovely. Friendship
Ginnie Hart: As a rule, Ruthie, I rarely take photos of street people, but this one was way too tempting. I had no clue about his sign and/or that he would react this way. (sigh)
> I’d have read the sign and hoped for a shot like yours. It’s great right where his hand is. If he doesn’t want his face on camera he should just sell his art on the internet.
Ginnie Hart: HAHA, Jacquelyn. It's so interesting, isn't it. You've made a good point!
Bel instant ....la photo est bien vue !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Claudine.
You might not have seen the sign, if you're like me you are concentrating on the subject. Your skill with the colour popping is extremely good.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Brian. Actually, I try not to look for signs like that so that I can have an excuse. HA!
the artist is a little shy Ginnie... but the sign (PLEASE NO PHOTOS) isn't where people would notice it....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for giving me a way out, Peter, because I really DIDN'T see it...till later at home.
Shouldn't he thank you for making his paintings famous?

Relax, old man. It's just a photo. Not the end of the world. wink It's a double edged sword.

Funny, the sign is written in English, not in Italian. I can only assume not many locals buy his paintings but tourists find his paintings "amusing".

But hey, you selected the wrong subjects though. The main thing here is not his paintings. It should the little sign, make it neon bright, the rest black and white.

But then again, I quite like his left palm too. It's so clear I can almost read his palm. The lines show us he has a very petty life, that's why he got stuck there doing this menial work. Ha ha... How's my BS? Does it make you feel better? Come on, life is short. There are more pressing issues for us to worry about.
Ginnie Hart: HAHA. Your BS hits the nail on the head, LC, so thanks.
Sorry Ginnie, with slightly curly hair, I had thought of a woman... but whatever, it's a nice picture
Ginnie Hart: Of course, Marie, there are times even when you CAN see the face that you still can't tell because of the hair or something else!!!
  • willy
  • België
  • 27 Aug 2019, 10:56
prachtige foto met die kleurtjes ..Ginnie...

have a nice day
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Willy.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 27 Aug 2019, 21:48
you are very bad

and then you posted it!


: - )
Ginnie Hart: I am SO BAD, Sherri...so very BAD. smile

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