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Two Dogs and a Lady

 

This was on our first day of snow a couple weeks ago.

Now we're in melt-down, sad to say.

Gorinchem, Netherlands



Two Dogs and a Lady

 

This was on our first day of snow a couple weeks ago.

Now we're in melt-down, sad to say.

Gorinchem, Netherlands



comments (57)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Feb 2012, 02:08
Ha Ha

One dog takes his exercise in a kind of Winston Churchill sort of a way, Ginnie.

Great shot.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that, Ray. Thank you.
Wonderful shot, the isolated colors there give the scenery some nice warmth!

Did you get to try that origami ball by any chance? =)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Brian. No, I did not try the ball...was there a pattern that I somehow missed???
A scene we don't see here in PA and that includes riding the bike in winter along with two dogs, especially without a leash. A really interesting shot, Ginnie! Like the monochrome with a touch of color.
Ginnie Hart: This is when Astrid would say, "More Dutch you cannot get," John. It's true. My guess is the walking dog DOES have a leash which isn't showing in the image. I see people walking their dogs like this all the time. The dog (usually large) is forced to keep up with the cyclist, and can't stop to smell the roses, so to speak! Thank you.
The snow flakes add a nice element to the shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank, Michael. Since we rarely see snowflakes, you can imagine how ecstatic I was!
Great image Ginnie! Nicely captured and processed!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. I was in heaven that day, seeing our first snow of the season.
beautiful and image quality is so nice!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Joshi.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Feb 2012, 06:47
They look very stoical Ginnie. Ours came & went quickly - snow not ladies with dogs!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I knew what you meant. And yes, half a snow is better than no snow at all.
I love the one in the basket, you can sense its smugness from here!
Ginnie Hart: HA! The life of Riley, Bill. smile
This is great, Ginnie. Love the selective colour - it just works so well with this image. The patterned hat and the snowflakes give the monochrome portion just the right amount of punch and pull the whole image together. Love the little dog in his winter coat, too. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Roz. This was so fun to see. I almost missed getting the picture, though.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Feb 2012, 07:29
Oh, this is a fine photo with the selective colours -I like it very much! We too had also a few inches of snow for only one day -and now we have + temperatures again - too warm! But the car drivers and bikers are glad.
Ginnie Hart: Half a winter is better than no winter at all, Philine, so I was a happy camper to get a few pictures of the snow. THANK YOU.
Great picture with the selective colouring Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Feb 2012, 07:53
Love the crop and the selective colouring.
Great picture with the snowflakes and the shiny street.
Ginnie Hart: And to think this is within walking distance from us! Bedankt, MLMA.
Very nice... I love this picture! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Victoria!
  • lisl
  • England
  • 15 Feb 2012, 08:26
This seems so clever to me, Ginnie. Love the browns
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elisabeth. This is so Dutch. smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 15 Feb 2012, 09:04
This is very subtle spot colour which could win me over to this form, but only when it is done as well as this Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Sir Chad. Thank you.
  • Mark
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Feb 2012, 09:06
Like the way you can see the snow against the coat - real cold/damp feeling
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mark. I LOVE it when it snows and you can SEE the snowflakes. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 15 Feb 2012, 09:29
Oh..what a wonderful scene!!! Love that she's riding with her two pups like this. A perfect day!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. I knew you'd like this. smile This is so Dutch.
Very nice trio & treatment Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Juan Carlos.
Great work Ginnie. The isolated color is perfect.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. Merci.
A good advert for road safety Ginnie.I would take the bike of her and make her walk.An accident waiting to happen.
Ginnie Hart: We see this all the time here in the Netherlands...and often with children on the bike (more than one). It amazes me that there aren't accidents happening all the time, Mick. They grow up on bicycles...and die on them, too, I suppose!
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 15 Feb 2012, 09:48
A marvelous capture Ginnie. Love the snowflakes and lovely processing...it gives a wonderful atmosphere to the image. Beautifuly seen and captured.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Laurette. As my sister would say, this made my heart sing. smile
Now that's one way to walk a dog!
Ginnie Hart: HA! You've just reminded me of a cookbook I once heard about: "101 Ways to Wok a Dog." grin
  • tede
  • Germany
  • 15 Feb 2012, 10:25
The little lucky, he at least he is not cold to the feet smile Excellent selection of colors. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that, Tede. Yes, the life of Riley. smile Merci.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Feb 2012, 11:26
You don't see this very often Ginnie great capture think the little dog is saying you should have got in here first.
Ginnie Hart: We see it all the time here in the Netherlands, Peter, and I never totally get used to it. How can you not smile. smile
The long and the short of it. LOL! I always feel a bit sorry for the dogs who have to walk like this, because it is a dog's nature to stop and sniff and explore the world around him. Walking the dog is not all about exercise. Sometimes I hope the dog does get carried away by some scent on the wind and forces the rider to stop. I know, that's a mean thought.
Ginnie Hart: I've thought and wondered the same, Sheila. They obviously get trained not to stop and sniff, even though that's their nature. Hopefully they have that chance other times! Thanks.
  • Elsabe
  • South Africa
  • 15 Feb 2012, 11:41
Gorgeous !!!
Love the cobblestone road - the snowflakes and your processing.
Well done.
Ginnie Hart: These brick/coblestone roads are all around us, Elsabe, and are repaired easily. Also easy to get at the pipes/wires underneath! Thanks.
How could I not love this shot - a bike and dogs and snow!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Maery. So soulful, right?! smile Thank you.
great partial color and B&W Ginnie, love it
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Chantal.
A nice 'catch'. Again very Dutch (?)
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Wim. As Astrid often says, more Dutch you cannot get. smile Bedankt.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 15 Feb 2012, 12:33
The snow falls so beautifully on her. Looks a little bit chilly.
Ginnie Hart: It was very cold that day, Frida, yes. Thanks.
  • Krunal
  • United States
  • 15 Feb 2012, 12:42
wonderful capture...the selective colouring makes it look fantastic
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Krunal. Thank you.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 15 Feb 2012, 12:58
Every sympathy Ginnie as you suffer from snow withdrawal symptoms...but a great little picture.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, as I've said before, half a snow is better than no snow at all. The same could be said for winter, I guess. We're back hovering around 40F this week. Thanks.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Feb 2012, 13:37
I bet big doggie wishes he was little doggie grin Really lovely picture of the three of them. Our weather is getting milder, but getting cold for the weekend again. Not sure if there is any snow though smile
Ginnie Hart: Don't you wonder how they play together at home! smile I love it. Thanks, Linda. We're hovering around 40F again. Don't know if colder temps are predicted...but let's all stay warm, regardless.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Feb 2012, 13:44
What a great way to travel for the little one; not much exercise though smile I like how the colour of the basket and the dog stands out against the monotones in the image.
Ginnie Hart: It's a dog's life, to be sure, Alan. Thank you kindly.
Excellent winter shot, hope the little one won't get above his station in life.
Ginnie Hart: Thnak you kindly, John. I'd sure love to know what they're all thinking. smile
A marvellous image to mark to occasion of the first day of snow, Ginnie. The selective colouring really adds to the charm of the scene.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Beverly. Seeing "life" as it unfolds when it snows is so soulful to me. smile
I like this, the dog in the basket is very entertaining but the lady must have great confidence the big dog isn't going to veer off somewhere.
Ginnie Hart: I have seen this so many times, Brian. My guess is they all get trained to "behave!" smile
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Feb 2012, 15:39
Delightful Shot Ginnie! The priviledged dog looks like a dachsund? smile
Ginnie Hart: Maybe a Terrier of some sort, Martin? Not sure. But how could you resist a shot like this! smile Thanks.
"Why does he alway get to ride!"
Ginnie Hart: HA! Exactly!!!
ha! very cute!!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thnaks, Dennis. smile
  • Antoine
  • Germany
  • 15 Feb 2012, 18:54
Superb composition with a excellent framing. Have a lovely evening Ginnie. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Antoine. Merci.
Wish my dog would walk that way!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think you have to be Dutch, Graeme. grin
Quintessentially Dutch, as you have said... and a fine pic too...
Ginnie Hart: More Dutch you cannot get, Larry! Thanks. smile
  • roland
  • Germany
  • 15 Feb 2012, 23:41
A really good work,Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • rian
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 16 Feb 2012, 01:27
that li'l dog in the basket was really lucky.. smile nice catch!
Ginnie Hart: The life of Riley, Rian, indeed. smile Thanks.
nice and cool Ginnie, waiting for the sun!!!
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. The sun has come and it's now all melted. smile
Beautiful work on this image Ginnie. The little guy in the basket has got it made... it's a dog's life after all, I suppose :^)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Doug, and...exactly! smile
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 16 Feb 2012, 18:21
what a fantastic moment in time capture. guess both dogs and lady don't mind the snow.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Maria. The Dutch LIVE for this moment, trust me. smile
I have a friend that used to walk his dog like this when he lived in the city.
Ginnie Hart: I see it all the time, Mary. And I always smile. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Feb 2012, 22:32
I like the way you have captured the snowflakes smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry. It was the first and last day I had a chance to do so, I'm afraid!
Excellent capture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Andrei.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 17 Feb 2012, 11:36
Fantastic ligth... j'adore
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Oscar!
Oh! I just love this photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Robin! smile
I love it Ginnie... great capture with the fresh snow falling....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Peter.
Such a sweet shot so beautifully captured Ginniesmile
Great shot Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Jacquelyn.
What a "fetching" photo! I'm always amazed at the well trained dogs who will sit around and do what they're supposed to - although I imagine even dogs understand that getting a free ride is ok now and then!

It's a beautiful photo - too bad your snow didn't last longer.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Linda. The Dutch sure love their dogs. Ans as I have said elsewhere, half a snow is better than no snow at all. smile

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