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photoblog image Road Repair:  A Boat-load of Bricks

Road Repair: A Boat-load of Bricks

 

Someone's gotta do it, even in the wintertime!

Gorinchem, Netherlands.



Road Repair: A Boat-load of Bricks

 

Someone's gotta do it, even in the wintertime!

Gorinchem, Netherlands.



comments (49)

  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Feb 2012, 01:42
That golden glow would make me want to try smile
Ginnie Hart: The workers had the same color of jackets, Cherry. They all stood out like a sore thumb. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Feb 2012, 02:11
Clever Ginnie!

Visually delightful image.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. Some things in the wintertime really stand out like a sore thumb! smile
Terrific coloring!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Feb 2012, 04:55
Great colouring, LOVE the picture. Wonderful composition.
I know you are intrigued by those 'street-makers'.
It is a tough job.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. Yes, I'm always intrigued...by everything Dutch! smile
I love those nice deep colours.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Micheael. So do I. smile
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 10 Feb 2012, 05:09
No snow in the Netherlands right now?
Ginnie Hart: This day there was just a fine dusting, Paule, but a few days later we got 1-2 inches, which still remains because it's so cold here (20F).
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 10 Feb 2012, 06:19
Very good pov and color key! Like red tones very muchsmile
Ginnie Hart: Danke, Luiza. These colors were so bright on a dull, gray day, I just had to let them explode. smile
Fantastic idea and realization. I like vivid color of this wheelbarrow.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Marie. As I just told Luiza, these colors were so bright on a dull, gray day, I just had to let them explode. smile
  • lisl
  • England
  • 10 Feb 2012, 07:07
You make great images out of simple things, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Elisabeth. Thank you.
Superbes !
Kiss on behalf of the comedian Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You're the best comedian of them all, Pierrot. smile Merci.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Feb 2012, 07:35
They do indeed Ginnie: and I am glad it aint me that's gotta do it, Rugged is the word I would use for this wheelbarrow
Ginnie Hart: Let's just say it's been around the block, Chris. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Feb 2012, 07:56
a fine subject of photography to show the working people on the road , no street workers! Great colouring indeed! Chris used two new words - in Dutch de kruiwagen, in German Schubkarre, a word that remeinds me of childhood days.
Ginnie Hart: We Americans say "wheelbarrow," too, Philine. When you stop to think about it, it really is a fun word, isn't it. smile Bedankt.
A very nice colourful wheel barrow full of lovely chunky bricks. A delightful image rather over-egged with the boat reference. {grin]
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm glad you caught it, Richard. grin Thanks.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Feb 2012, 08:18
Let's hope that they lay them properly. Here, they soon get dislodged. The bright colouring of the barrow works with the grey of the stone.
Ginnie Hart: They seem to have their act together, Alan, thankfully. smile Thanks.
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Feb 2012, 09:17
Very nice treatment Ginnie - the colours really stand out nicely against the suitably subdued background!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 10 Feb 2012, 09:20
Love the unexpected color!! It might be a yucky job...but at least it's a colorful one...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. Their jackets were just as bright. Hard to miss. smile
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 10 Feb 2012, 09:21
Wow...wonderful colours and textures in this image Ginnie. Beautifuly captured and presented. Have a great weekend !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Laurette. The same to you and yours!
and it is a hard job indeed, I respect the workers for it
Ginnie Hart: Precies, Chantal!
Love the contrast with the grey and bright colour of the wheel barrow.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary!
A lovely splash of bright colour amidst all the grey.
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, Sheila. Thank you.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Feb 2012, 10:03
Good compositon Ginnie - Looks like the barrow wants to be picked-up grin
Ginnie Hart: There it is waiting just for you, Martin! smile Thanks.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Feb 2012, 10:10
Could you send me two or three loads over here for the rockery and pond I'am going to do when it gets warmer.

Great thinking for a post like it.
Ginnie Hart: HA! At your service, Peter. smile Thanks.
Got to agree with Lisl, a simple subject one would pass by turns to art in your very skilled hands Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're very generous, Brian. Thank you.
I thought slavery had disappeared in Northern countries. Or is it a game at the jailhouse patio? smile
Great image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Not a bad job for the jailbirds, Juan Carlos. At least they'd be outside and would get some good exercise! smile Thanks.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 10 Feb 2012, 10:36
A genius suggestion for BF (no that stands for boat Friday) Ginnie. I love the meticulous colouration that you have achieved.
Ginnie Hart: HA! There's always more than one way to skin the cat, Chad, as we all know by now. grin Thanks.
  • Elsabe
  • South Africa
  • 10 Feb 2012, 10:48
Excellent !!!
Great processing and well captured.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Elsabe.
Well done making the usual and boring beautiful and interesting!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. It was hard for this not to catch my eye. smile
Quality bricks and a good quality shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Quite clever Ginnie. I love the tones!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Richard. It stood out like a sore thumb. smile
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Feb 2012, 13:24
It must really brighten their day, super detail smile
Ginnie Hart: And their jackets match these colors, Linda. smile Thanks.
Very nice shot! Love the worn look of the wheel barrel and the details in the bricks.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rich, for stopping by and commenting here.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 10 Feb 2012, 14:49
Tough work on the hands, I can almost feel my knuckles and finger tips ache reinstalling the bricks.
Ginnie Hart: I bet you're right, Rob. I'm always intrigued to watch how they do it.
So what did you do with the wheelbarrow after you'd stolen the bricks, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Good one, Tom. (But I'm not telling!) smile
I dont think this boat will float Ginnie.As a photographer Bill might a good Brick layer .Its my get at Bill day after the comment he left on his blog.
Ginnie Hart: Enough bricks to sink a ship, Mick??? grin And yes, go get back at Bill!
nice treatment, you have transformed it from something mundane to an attention grabbing snap!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. It really grabbed my eye! smile
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 10 Feb 2012, 18:20
Superbe composition with beautiful colors. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a lovely evening. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Antoine. Merci.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Feb 2012, 21:12
Stenen leggen. I know some guys, whose specialty this is. Nice selective barrow.
Ginnie Hart: I've seen quite a bit of this "stenen leggen" in my 2 years here, Louis, and I'm fascinated every time. I love to watch how they do it. Thanks.
  • Kala
  • 11 Feb 2012, 04:41
I love the selective coloring Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Kala.
on dirait comme s'il y avait une désaturation partielle où cette brouette est bien mise en valeur par ses couleurs
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, l'Angevine. I did an HDRish saturation of the wheelbarrow alone. smile
most interesting is that we still have time to do such a beautiful photo smile Bravo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Foto'S. Thank you.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 11 Feb 2012, 15:20
Very colourful - is this a new genre of street photography?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, it did catch my eye and I didn't need to get permission. smile Thanks, George.
  • Mats
  • Sweden
  • 11 Feb 2012, 16:33
Cool shot! I like those strong colors, almost like hdr?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mats. Actually, I do a "fake" HDR (one image) on shots like this. I'm really a fan of HDR, truth be known, but I've never done it the "real" way. smile
The colors are eye popping!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Robin. The guys' jackets were the same and very hard to miss! smile
A fine image. I love wheelbarrows almost as much as cranes...
Ginnie Hart: HA! I actually see quite a few of them here, Larry, so maybe I should start "collecting" them. smile
  • rian
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 12 Feb 2012, 00:28
brick road repair sounds hard.. nice shot of the action going on here..
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. If you watched them, it wouldn't look hard at all, unless you don't like putting puzzles together. grin
It is a wee boat Ginnie... in Canada we call it a wheelbarrow... but it is a harder job in winter i will give you thatgrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I figured I'd get the boat in there somehow, Peter. smile Thanks.
It's such a graphic picture. The saturate colours of the wheelbarrow in contrast to B&W cobblestone background. It almost pops out of the screen. This is a great capture and very well processed.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Otto. On these grey winter days, You have to do something, right? smile
  • Syam
  • India
  • 12 Feb 2012, 13:26
brilliant sharpness.. well executed Ginni.. have a nice week end smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Syam.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 15 Feb 2012, 12:34
My father in law have been working with cobbled stone roads all his life.
Ginnie Hart: It's really fascinating to watch, Frida. I actually think I could do it myself, after all the times I've observed it being done. smile

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