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Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill

 

Last week's snow dusting looked like a blizzard through the macro lens!

Moss between some ledge bricks in Gorinchem, Netherlands.



Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill

 

Last week's snow dusting looked like a blizzard through the macro lens!

Moss between some ledge bricks in Gorinchem, Netherlands.



comments (57)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Feb 2012, 01:17
Exquisite view of the World of Small in Winter, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. It sure knows how to transport!
It looks like an alien forest...wonderful image...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Larry. Macro does amazing things to the imagination, doesn't it!
Is that spring green erupting in the midst of the snow and dessicated moss? The brown bits look like a strange variety of grand-daddy longlegs, prowling through the winterscape.
Ginnie Hart: With temps hovering around 40-45F all winter, previous to last week's snow dusting, Linda, I'm sure any green around was a sign of early spring. But Father Winter said NO to that and came in with a vengeance! I love it. Thank you.
This is superb Ginnie.... you have created your own mountain here....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. It was quite fun to do. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Feb 2012, 04:43
'Van een mug een olifant maken' (Making a mosquito into an elephant)
Wonderful picture, love the DOF and the colours, the green makes the picture
Great title too, 'we' Dutch are masters in making things bigger. Put 3 trees together and we have a forest, walk 3 feet 'uphill' and you have to walk up a mountain grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! I should have remembered you and your Dutch "mountains." grin When I saw the moss last week, coming home from the store, I knew I'd have to go get my macro lens. Bedankt, MLMA.
That is superb.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Feb 2012, 05:54
Lovely and Delicate. Very clever. I like the title also smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, SAVO. I think you and I got together today...and we didn't even have to call each other. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Feb 2012, 06:45
Lovely sinister stuff Ginnie as these alien looking life forms loom over the ice
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. The macro lens sure does stimulate the imagination. smile
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 8 Feb 2012, 07:29
Great photo. The detail on the ice is cool!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Paule.
Ho! A problem in your points of hair ginnie? Kisses
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! You're too funny, Pierrot. smile
  • lisl
  • England
  • 8 Feb 2012, 07:46
Everything is beautiful, in its own way (I am singing!)
Ginnie Hart: You're so right, Elisabeth. It's all about perspective, I guess. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Feb 2012, 07:52
And you must have lain down on the ground to take this fascinating, unusual photo! But I don't see the bricks?
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Philine, this is a ledge that borders one of our outside walkways where we live and is waist high. So I only had to bend a bit to capture this...lucky me. The bricks are there, trust me. smile Hartstikke bedankt.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Feb 2012, 08:05
A huge forest but with very spindly trees smile I would imagine that that the bugs that live in the moss view a trip out as the equivalent as Scott's exploration to the South Pole.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like the way you think, Alan! smile Thank you.
Fantastic, it shows what can be done with a quality lens.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Martin. Thank you.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 8 Feb 2012, 08:45
Splendid shot, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Sil. Grazie.
Very nice focus and exquisite shot. Great angle too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marie. Merci.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 8 Feb 2012, 08:56
This could even be mould growing on a pile of sugar. No it couldn't raelly.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Sounds like it's spoken from the expert, Chad? smile
This is a lovely picture. Brave little mosses in a blizzard!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Bill. smile Thank you.
Ginnie, lovely macro. The detail is astounding here. Looks like some far off planet. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Adam. Everything seems like another world/planet to me through the macro lens!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 8 Feb 2012, 09:23
Exquisite detail. Love..love...love this!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Marcie.
Love this shot, Ginnie. It is another world through the macro.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. It really IS another world!
Clever thinking. I'm glad you got out the macro lens to proved that there are mountains in the flat Netherlands. LOL.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I like that, Sheila. Thanks for the smile. smile
Beautiful, Ginnie. I have similar images that will be posting later this month, but this is superb. Macro is indeed another world.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. I look forward to seeing YOURS!
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 8 Feb 2012, 09:54
A marvelous macro Ginnie. Beautiful detail and great angle !!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Laurette.
Never did trust the fermenting throth on top of Dutch beers.
Ginnie Hart: HA Me neither, Richard. grin
And very successfully. Good shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Feb 2012, 10:03
We definitely are thinking the same today lol, Great shot Ginnie
There is a whole new world to see through the macro lens smile
Ginnie Hart: I love it, Linda! Thank you. smile
This is very good Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Mick.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Feb 2012, 10:22
It's another world Ginnie! Very good smile
Ginnie Hart: It really IS another world altogether, Martin. Indeed. Thank you.
Very clever Ginnie were you laying down to capture it.
superb macro shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter, but No. This ledge along our outside walkway is about waist-high...the height of a railing, just in brick.
Very good Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
what a marvelous shot Ginnie, out of your box, LOVE IT!!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Chantal.
Wow, that's really cool Ginnie. Great technique and imagination getting down low and up close to compose this shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Doug. This was actually waist-high so I didn't have to bend too far down to get it, thankfully. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 8 Feb 2012, 14:35
this is just a perfect shot that captured here! love it! grin
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Rian. That's sweet.
  • Ahmad
  • Iran
  • 8 Feb 2012, 16:33
Where did you find it ? very well focus and details . absolutely well done !
Ginnie Hart: We have a brick railing on an outside wall of our apartment complex, Ahmad, and that's where I saw the moss growing. smile Thank you.
Wonderful and delicate Ginnie. Well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. Merci.
  • Namaki
  • France
  • 8 Feb 2012, 16:37
This is a great photo ! I love the composition, the perspective and the colors !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Namaki. It's good to see you again! smile
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 8 Feb 2012, 17:55
About the photo on my blog....I'm not sure if he knew the woman on the poster. But I know during the 1990's (50 years later) he was able to find a woman who used to live on the same street and survived; but know lives in Israel. He also found photos of children who he used to play with before 1942 that were sent to Hellererg. I wrote about it in my book. I will try to put more blog entries about him this week.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for the added information, Paule!
Superb shot Ginnie. Light and colors ars very beautiful. Have a lovely evening. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Antoine. Merci.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 8 Feb 2012, 18:59
...ooOOOoooo... there is life inside the sneuwsmile Next week i go for one day to Antwerpen and evtl. one day to Steenbergensmile It depends on my husband, he has to visit some people theresmile
Ginnie Hart: I wonder if all the snow will be gone by next week, Luiza? Temps are supposed to get back up above freezing over the weekend. (sigh)
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Feb 2012, 21:27
you've just reminded me why I have to buy a macro lens - beautiful picture Ginnie. You've caught the perfect point of focus i think
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Paul. And to think I had this lens for over a year before I really started to use it! (I think it scared me because I really didn't know what to do with it!)
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Feb 2012, 22:15
An unseen micro cosmos, until you came along with your lens. Excellent.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Louis. That's how I feel about almost all the macro shots I see!
  • roland
  • Germany
  • 8 Feb 2012, 22:58
A wonderful photo! bravo!
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Roland. Thank you.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Feb 2012, 00:34
So pretty, you had me fooled, I thought I as looking upon a mountain.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Cherry. grin Thank you for the smile this morning.
Beautiful details in this micro world, Ginnie! Wonderful image, so fine and delicate.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, John. It's a world I'm wanting to enter more and more often. smile
Beautiful point of view Ginnie! I LOVE this!!!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Elizabeth. Thank you.
fascinating photo and very elegant i like the combination choise for integrate the different levels, also this focus is creative indeed, good work Ginnie!!!! smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Fabrizio. Merci.
Very nice!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Victoria.
  • Mats
  • Sweden
  • 9 Feb 2012, 10:04
Very good macro shot! Nice!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mats.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 9 Feb 2012, 12:13
A lovely shot...simple and soooo effective
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, George. I love the macro lens whenever I decide to get it out and use it. smile
Outstanding image, Ginnie! The details and clarity are stunning.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • tede
  • Germany
  • 9 Feb 2012, 17:19
You brought us into the worlds of elves, I like it splendid. Ginnie Good evening.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Tede. Merci.
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 9 Feb 2012, 19:52
What lovely definition! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Emily.
Macro magic, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Beverly. smile Thanks.
wow, excellent perspective. very bonsai like
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Nik.
looks like a hill of sugar !!!!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Dennis. smile So fun. Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 15 Feb 2012, 12:36
How the heck did I miss this image. It's beautiful Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Awwwww. Thank you, dear lady.

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