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The "Horse" Lighthouse

 

For all the "Friday boats" that need one.

Paard van Marken (Horse of Marken) Lighthouse, Marken, NL.



The "Horse" Lighthouse

 

For all the "Friday boats" that need one.

Paard van Marken (Horse of Marken) Lighthouse, Marken, NL.



comments (49)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Mar 2012, 00:46
She's elegant, Ginnie, but no match for that lovely corner of grasses.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. We walked along the dijk for 30 minutes to get to the lighthouse and had so many angles for seeing it. Obviously this is the one I chose. Thanks for your vote of confidence.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 9 Mar 2012, 01:29
What a beauty..and totally unique. Nothing I've ever seen before. Love it!
Ginnie Hart: I "collect" lighthouses like I do windmills, Marcie, and you are right: this one is unique. You can see whay it's called the horse! And I love that people live there. smile
I'd never get tired of viewing pix of lighthouses Ginnie... Very nice with the grasses too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Jacqulyn. I "collect" lighthouses like I do windmills. I can never get too many of them!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Mar 2012, 05:01
A famous landmark in the Netherlands. We picked the perfect day for the walk up there.
Wonderful POV and treatment.
What a place to life wink
Ginnie Hart: I am SOOOO glad we went to Marken on Saturday. I'll never forget it...especially the 30-minute walk along the dijk to get there! Bedankt, MLMA.
  • Anyes
  • Canada
  • 9 Mar 2012, 06:24
I can smell the salt in the air, Ginnie and feel the air on my skin. I love the composition smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Anyes. You would have loved the 30-minute walk on the dijk out to this lighthouse. I'll never forget it.
So beautiful view and excellent composition!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Nazzareno.
  • Alan
  • Hodge Close nr Coniston, UK
  • 9 Mar 2012, 07:18
The lighthouse is working then, Ginnie - "keep way, it's dangerous near here"! Looks a bit of a grey day but the colours of the lighthouse stand out.
Ginnie Hart: The fog was just starting to lift, Alan, while we walked the 30 minutes along the dijk to get there. And yes, it's someone's house/home and therefore is private property. You can get up to the gate and that's it. But what a beauty. Thanks.
  • khalil
  • Lebanon
  • 9 Mar 2012, 07:30
La composition et le cadrage sont magnifiques, les couleurs belles et une grande ambiance de tranquillité.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Khalil.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Mar 2012, 07:48
Oh, a fine composition- and the lighthouse looks like een paardje inderdaad! Een paardje met ruiter!
Ginnie Hart: Hop along, Cassidy! smile You really can see why it's called "The Horse!" Thanks, Philine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Mar 2012, 07:52
With Ducks in the water too: near where you live Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Near is a relative word, Chris, as you know. grin For me, at a bit over an hour's drive away, it feels very near. To Astrid...it's the end of the world. smile HA!
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Mar 2012, 07:57
Thoughtful touch, Ginnie, for our Friday boats
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elisabeth. I figured someone might need a lighthouse today. smile
j'aime bien ce gris au ciel et aussi sur l'eau...
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear l'Angevine.
  • Marie LC
  • United States
  • 9 Mar 2012, 08:55
Very nice composition. I love lighthouses.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Marie. I do, too! smile
An elegant lighthouse. I am surprised that no entrepreneurial Dutch person ever combined a windmill and lighthouse. A few bags of stone ground flour would have been a nice little earner on the side
Ginnie Hart: Hmmmmm. Now you've really got me thinking, Bill. It may take an outsider! grin
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 9 Mar 2012, 09:03
beautiful place equally beautifully captured Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Frida!
The watch dogs of the see Ginnie what would shipping do with out them. Well composed and taken like the long grass touch in the corner.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Peter. Yes, we do need these watch-dogs of the sea!
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Mar 2012, 10:24
Good to have a warning light now and again in life! grin I like your POV with the grasses nearby, very nice Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin. And yes, we all need a lighthouse from time to time!
very well processed
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 9 Mar 2012, 10:42
A beautiful capture Ginnie with a marvelous POV.Beautifuly presented. Wishing you and Astrid a wonderful weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Laurette. Be safe as you and yours travel in the days ahead!
Nice shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Navin.
Nice juxtaposition of the reeds and the lighthouse here Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fred.
Don't you wish G&A can live in there happily forever!? wink

That's like my dream home!
Ginnie Hart: When we were there, LC, the home owners had some guests who arrived. It was fun to see them come while we were there outside the gate. Yes, a dream home...way out in the middle of nowhere!
Beautiful picture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Victoria.
A fine view of this famous Marken lighthouse. it is usually photographed from the pier, but I like this angle better.
Ginnie Hart: I don't remember seeing a pier, Wim. We had to walk 30 minutes along the dijk to get there. Maybe there's another POV altogether that we didn't even know about! Also, it was very foggy until we got quite close. It sure was a treat. Bedankt.
This is simple a delightful photograph which I shall feast my eyes on for a while.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Chad. Thank you.
Interesting lighthouse, fascinating grasses. I don't see the boat.
Ginnie Hart: The boat, if there is one, Sheila, is on the other side of the lighthouse, out of sight. You have to pretend. smile
Very atmospheric image, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tom.
Very nice capture Ginnie. I love the atmosphere!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Richard. I'll never forget the place!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 9 Mar 2012, 17:45
i like how you framed this scene.. nicely captured.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Mar 2012, 17:58
Maybe they kept horses in there smile Excellent picture.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Maybe, Louis! I wouldn't put it past the Dutch. smile Thanks.
This one's a cracker Ginnie... framed so perfectly and your treatment is number A1!!... Penny will be pleased with your Lighthouse even more than me....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Peter. Thank Penny for me, smile
A lovely old lighthouse, so different from the ones in this country.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Brian. Unique. It was such a delight to see! Thanks.
Hi Ginnie, I don't often comment but I'm continually struck by your unfailing understanding of composition. Beautiful as always.
Cheers,Jeff smile
Ginnie Hart: You are very kind to stop by and comment, Jeff. You have totally made my day! Thank you.
Aaack! I went to read about this lighthouse, and learned that ice is its primary threat - ice has come up as high as the Keeper's house, pushed by the winter's northeast winds. What a beautifully framed photo of it - and I love the waterbirds floating about.

If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be a lighthouse. I'd be so happy!
Ginnie Hart: Interesting that you should mention the ice, Linda, because Astrid had wanted us to go visit the lighthouse a couple weekends earlier when we thought the ice would be spectacular. But it apparently had long passed so we decided not to go then. One year, however, we want to see it for ourselves. It apparently has quite a "reputation."

Thank you for this comment. I agree. Living in a lighthouse, if not a windmill, would be awesome! smile
A pretty little lighthouse! I like the reeds you have in the foreground- gives great balance to your composition! I, too, love it when people live in lighthouses!! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Elizabeth. It was a total delight to see!
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 10 Mar 2012, 04:40
what a picturesque setting. So scenic and relaxing. Have you have ever visited the Horse Lighthouse?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Emily. This lighthouse is private property so you can only go up to the gate and take pictures from there...which we did. But apparently you can have your wedding there, if you want! Wouldn't that be fun! smile
  • Djawa
  • Indonesia
  • 10 Mar 2012, 12:26
oww., amazing view ginnie., lovely,.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Djawa.
Beautifully composed Ginnie! A beautiful image of a lovely place!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pavan.
  • Fokko
  • The Netherlands
  • 10 Mar 2012, 17:21
Beautiful shot. Luckily the weather is going to be better now.
Enjoy your weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fokko. And yes, it does look like the weather will be at least warmer.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Mar 2012, 17:29
It is a lovely scene.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Cherry.
  • tede
  • Germany
  • 10 Mar 2012, 17:31
It is very beautiful in this environment. Your framing is magnificent, splendid image processing. Nice evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Tede. Merci.
  • Kala
  • 10 Mar 2012, 19:39
Gorgeous tones and framing Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kala.
  • Luiza
  • Cologne
  • 11 Mar 2012, 06:37
Beautiful capture! And very very good texturizedsmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Luiza.
I like the "face" in the light keeper's house Ginnie. Perfect point of view for said face :^)
Ginnie Hart: Awww. I never even thought of that, Doug. Good one. Good eye! Thanks for the smile. smile
great view and cool framing!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Love the composition! The touch of grasses makes it! A beauty!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Robin. Thank you.
You couldn't have picked a better angle for this shot, Ginnie. Beautifully captured and presented.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear, Beverly.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 15 Mar 2012, 02:30
Nice lighthouse.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you.
Juste un délice... visuel !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you! Merci.

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