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What the Heck!

 

After yesterday's post for Frank's birthday,

I realized how much I really do like construction cranes!

 

Gorinchem, Netherlands

 

 

What the Heck!

 

After yesterday's post for Frank's birthday,

I realized how much I really do like construction cranes!

 

Gorinchem, Netherlands

 

 

comments (42)

Well, you knew that I'd like these. smile
Ginnie Hart: So, I'm not the only one. smile Thanks, Larry.
The height of these things are awesom Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Necessary requirement: not afraid of heights. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Jan 2012, 04:03
Superb Indus-montage, Ginnie...I love these things too and have many pictures of them.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. Long ago I accepted that we can't live without them smile
Interesting things aren't they! I would love to go up high in one of those!
Ginnie Hart: I would definitely love the chance to be in one of those for a day, Elizabeth. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Jan 2012, 04:43
Those cranes are just amazing. Absolute fabulous with the blue sky. Cranes are so photogenic. Wonderful series!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. I've been able to watch these two in action now for several months. I never tire of seeing them at work.
You have to give into your passions on occasion.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're right, Michael, of course. smile
standing tall!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Joshi. smile
I might have to crane my neck to view all these pix. (hehe)
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I love it, Jacquelyn. grin
We do know that you love construction cranes Ginnie .... But now you are pushing your luck smile [big grin]
Ginnie Hart: HA! Guilty as charged, Richard. smile
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Jan 2012, 07:12
It was the first thing I knew about you Ginnie. Lovely collage here smile
Ginnie Hart: WOW! You sure have a great memory, SAVO. grin Thanks.
and you haven't posted one fro ages until yesterday and now you have gone mad grin
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Bill. That's why I said What the Heck! grin
  • lisl
  • Germany
  • 23 Jan 2012, 07:47
Have you been indulging yourself, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Elisabeth, you could say so! smile There's a huge apartment complex being built near where we live and on my daily walks, I watch the progress. Last week we had a sunny day, so I went crazy! smile
You certainly enjoyed doing this beautiful collage Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Richard, Guilty as charged. smile Merci.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Jan 2012, 08:01
So do I Ginnie: this is a wonderful collage
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. Sometimes I feel like a little kid. What can I say! smile
Chris is hunting down French Maids as we speak Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I knew you'd notice, Mick. grin
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Jan 2012, 08:13
All those lines and angles against the blue sky - fantastic!
Ginnie Hart: Wouldn't it be fun to sit up there for a day, Anne?! smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Jan 2012, 08:18
Yes, I know! I think there are two different cranes - but so many different aspects of them -a fine collage! You should have been in London - a lot of cranes!
Ginnie Hart: Once I realized cranes were everywhere, Philine, and couldn't always be cloned out, I learned how to accept them and appreciate them as part of our art! smile Bedankt.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Jan 2012, 08:51
I am thinking of Meccano now. It so happens that I have some cranes lined up for next week smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Great minds on the same page, then, Louis. grin
Quite apart from being wonders of engineering, cranes make such fascinating patterns of lines and angles.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Sheila. You're so right!
wow..quite a calatogue for Arcomet! Good poles for birds also.
Ginnie Hart: Come to think of it, Juan Carlos, I don't think I've ever seen a bird on a crane. Now I'll start looking! smile Thanks.
I like the industrial theme here in the collage
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 23 Jan 2012, 10:11
Did you have to crane your neck to take these Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! What a smark aleck, Chad!!! grin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX0B9ZpdZEA
Crane o.d Ginnie, nice montage, I thought you might like this, smile
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Frank. You have just made my day! It's hauntingly beautiful! I especially love the timpani drums. I liked it so much, I have added it to my post on my other blog. THANK YOU.
http://ginniehart.blogspot.com/2012/01/enough-excitement-for-week.html
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jan 2012, 10:56
HaHaHa fantastic Ginnie! And there was I thinking I had the monopoly on these! City Mentality (particularly Londoners)! smile
Ginnie Hart: See, Martin. I told you so! grin Thanks.
Whenever I see a group of cranes high in the sky, Ginnie, I automatically think of you, haha. Don't know of anyone else with such a passionate appreciation for them. Love the closeups you've included in this montage as we usually only have the opportunity to view them from a distance.
Ginnie Hart: Don't you love it when we know each other well enough to be reminded of each other when we see something, Beverly! smile It's so fun. I pass by this building project every day on my walk around our citadel city. I can actually wave at the guys up in the cabs. smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Jan 2012, 12:36
Oh yes. "Boys' toys"! But not necessarily the case. I did hear that although only 8% of engineers in the UK are female, in mainland Europe is 25%.
Ginnie Hart: HA! It just shows to go ya, Alan, that there are different strokes for different folks. grin Thanks.
Whoops! Looks like a crash about to happen!
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Tom, as I have watched these two cranes over time, working on the same big apartment complex nearby, I have been struck by how they "dance" so well together. It amazes me.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jan 2012, 13:46
Construction with crane, nice one Ginny.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, John. I never tire of watching them while being operated! smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 23 Jan 2012, 14:10
I like the too but would never climb one *lol*
Ginnie Hart: HAHA, Frida. I actually would be a daredevil, even at my age. grin
  • rian
  • United States
  • 23 Jan 2012, 16:16
i like it even more so when you combined them all in a collage like this! excellent work! grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rian. Actually, this was for my other blog and I decided to also post it here at the last minute. smile
Yes! It is Franck and his thousand facets for his birthday ! A beautiful assembly / tribute! Happy birthday Franck and good evening to you Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mathilde. Merci. smile
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 23 Jan 2012, 17:36
Your new photos are superb. Excellent work Ginnie. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Antoine. Merci.
This is good Ginnie, your choice of angles and bits of it must have been endless.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian. I love stuff like this. smile
Nice photos!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Victoria.
  • LensScaper
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jan 2012, 22:20
Fantastic collage
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, LS.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jan 2012, 22:22
Cranes contrasted against a skyline are quite fascinating.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cherry. They often take my breath away, especially on a sunny day. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Jan 2012, 22:56
Makes me feel quite dizzy! I'm not sure I'd want to be up there though...
Ginnie Hart: It's funny how people either do or don't like heights, Ingrid. Never in-between, it seems. I'd climb up there in a New York minute, with Astrid right behind me to make sure I didn't fall. grin
amazing machines indeed, how on earth they keep up
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Derek. I guess they have to be trained to operate those things! smile
  • Kala
  • 24 Jan 2012, 04:16
ahaha. This is a fantastic collage Ginnie. You rock!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Kala. Thank you.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 24 Jan 2012, 05:58
Big crane.
Ginnie Hart: The closer you get to them, Paule, you realize how big they really are! smile
You did it Ginnie!!!... you got up-close and personal with this crane lol... i love this montage... there are so many angles that you captured with your long lens... i think that the crane operator has a crush on you lol....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Next time I see the operator I'll wave, Peter. smile I was basically right under him. So fun to be that close.
  • noel
  • France
  • 25 Jan 2012, 19:03
Impressive shots of these cranes don't ask me to go up to the cabin I stay on the ground smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Noel. Merci. Actually, I love heights and would go up in a New York minute. grin

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