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Hump Day

 

Wednesday:  uphill from Monday and downhill to Friday.

Durgerdam, Netherlands



Hump Day

 

Wednesday:  uphill from Monday and downhill to Friday.

Durgerdam, Netherlands



comments (43)

  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Mar 2012, 00:51
I think I will just sit and rest a while there. I know I will only have uphill thoughts in that place smile
Ginnie Hart: I suppose you mean downhill thoughts, Cherry? It's so much easier going downhil than up, right?! smile Thank you.
Great find Ginnie! And of course you've captured it so beautifully! Interesting little sphinx fountain... and what is hanging from the gate?!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. The sphinx and the Ernie-type doll hanging from the gate...well, it sure did make me wonder. The Friday side of the image? smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Mar 2012, 06:46
I know what you mean Ginnie but I never think of the Netherlands in terms of humps, hills or mountains - but I do think of it in terms of bikes
Ginnie Hart: Astrid and I were sitting here laughing about your comment, Chris. HA! I told her that hunp day is the only mountain/hill you'll ever see in the Netherlands. grin Now bikes...another thing all together (maybe making up for the scarcity of mountains?).
  • Anyes
  • Canada
  • 14 Mar 2012, 07:04
What a beautiful composition Ginnie. I can feel the wind in my hair and smell the sea salt smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Anyes. You'd love it here in the Netherlands! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Mar 2012, 07:10
It must be Netherlands - not only because of the fiets -het sfeertje is Nederlands - and there are some things I cannot identify - I have to look closer...and I have to look in my dictionary: Hump Day? Funny your subtitle - for persons like Alan, Chris ... 'uphill' (including wide vistas) might sound better than 'downhill'! In Netherlands and the münsterland we don't know those problems!
Ginnie Hart: I love the Dutch bikes, Philine, as you know. Of course, they are everywhere and kinda hard to miss. Once you get to the top of the hill, it's a glorious view (that's the end of the day on Wednesday...or maybe even at noon, as Astrid says, when they cut the week in half!). Getting up the hill is the hard part of the week (Monday and Tuesday). After Wednesday, it's like you're now able to coast down into the weekend. It's really a fun image to think about. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Mar 2012, 07:13
Great shot, love the colours.
Hump day indeed. Last night I asked my colleague to bring a saw with him.... 'we' saw the week in half grin...
I can sit on this dock and have my fishing gear with me.....(waiting for Friday...)
Ginnie Hart: I love your way of cutting the week in half at noon on Wednesday. But then, that's because you don't have mountains or hills or humps here in the Netherlands! grin I love it. Friday is almost here. We're now coasting to it.
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Mar 2012, 07:15
What are those little figures, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: I have no clue, Elisabeth. They remind me of someone's "trinkets" or junk. smile HA!
Ha ha I think I know which meaning of the word hump that Tiff was referring to Ginnie. I like the security here.
Ginnie Hart: I always have to clean my mouth out with soap after I say hump day, Chad, lest I let my mind wander away. grin
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 14 Mar 2012, 07:31
I am trying to work out whats is hanging off the rail
Ginnie Hart: I didn't go up close to see it, Vintage, but it's some sort of stuffed animal/doll.
Yes Wednesday is the worst day of the week in some ways. Still this picture is a nice cheerful one so that will help
Ginnie Hart: Astrid says they saw the week in half at noon on Wednesday, Bill, so think of the second half of today as the part when you start coasting downhill to Friday and the weekend! smile
I love the statue near the gate
Ginnie Hart: A little zen-ish, Navin, right? smile
Hump? Well humping can actually be quite fun ... er so the urban myth suggests.

I think the owner of this bike was having trouble with the effectiveness of his/her SATnav
Ginnie Hart: As I told Chad, I always have to wash my mouth out with soap whenever I say hump day, Richard. HA! When I explained it to Astrid, she started giggling. grin
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 14 Mar 2012, 08:23
Yes- hump day!! Somewhere right in betwixt and between..and the middle. Love the little extras - the sphynx and whatever it is that's hanging from the gate.
Ginnie Hart: It's one time I don't mind being in the middle, Marcie. grin Thank you.
A picture designed to confuse.
A bike on a ramp over water (has the rider gone for a swim or a boat trip?).
Grasses in the foreground that don't look like water grasses.
What looks like a dead chicken or a hanging on the gate (very bad voodoo).
A doll statue in front of the gate that looks Eastern or Aztec (to keep away the bad voodoo?).
And hump has so many meanings - apart from the one you've given - that it is better not to dwell on it.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! You've totally made my day, dear Sheila. grin Thank you.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Mar 2012, 09:31
Hhahaah.. yes; I always look forward to Wednesday lunchtime, too! Looks like the bike owner has gone off on her boat (or his boat, but perhaps he borrowed his wife's bike? smile )
Ginnie Hart: The stories we can tell, Alan! I love it. smile Thanks.
  • khalil
  • Germany
  • 14 Mar 2012, 09:32
Magnifique composition dans une très belle teinte sépia. Excellent rendu des détails.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Khalil. Merci.
Ha, nice title Ginnie, LOL
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal. smile
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Mar 2012, 10:46
Not a jumper I hope Ginnie, Wednesday is not always full of woe smile Nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: HA! No secrets from me today, John. grin But you're right, Wednesday is usually a happy-feeling day for me. Thanks.
A bicycle is a great way to get over the hump Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Doug. Thanks.
This is great. Composition and lighting are superb.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
Hey, where's the handsome chap that we saw the other day?
Gone fishing? wink

Isn't that an entrance to a boat house?
Boy, I would love to buy one in London.
Ginnie Hart: I think you have all the bases just about covered, LC. smile HA!
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Mar 2012, 12:57
I like the story of this beautiful picture Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin. It's just waiting to happen, isn't it! smile
Well of course I was immediately drawn to the sphinx!! And the bike too as I love to ride. Great composition! So many interesting components! xo
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Robin. I guess it was all the other "components" surrounding the bike that really made this for me. A story in the making....
  • Marie LC
  • United States
  • 14 Mar 2012, 15:11
I love these bikes so typical of northern countries but I also find very amusing the little statue placed on the pontoon
Ginnie Hart: Some things have a way of screaming out, "What?" HA! Who knows what that's all about, Marie!
I've never thought of Wednesday in those terms before although, as I said the other day, where the working week is concerned we don't have to worry about that any-more, yippee smile BTW I like the little character down by the post on the right.
Ginnie Hart: Yippee for us, indeed, Brian...even though I try not to rub it in. grin And yes. That sphinx sure does make one wonder, doesn't it!
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Mar 2012, 15:58
Nice tones and processing as always Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fred!
  • LensScaper
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Mar 2012, 15:59
This looks so good in black and white
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Andy.
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 14 Mar 2012, 16:30
This image brought a smile -- so many things to enjoy. And the title. Once I retired, "Hump Day" has lost it's meaning in my vocabulary! Every day is a week-end when one is retired! smile
Ginnie Hart: Because Astrid is still in the 5-day workforce, Sue, I guess you could say I empathize. HA! I know I've paid my dues but sometimes I feel quite guilty to be one like you, where every day is the weekend. Actually, because of her being home on the weekend, it does feel different! smile
Well spotted and captured with the bonus things on the gate Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Richard. It's always good to get a bonus or two! smile
Mmm - not an amphibious bike, then?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Not yet, Tom. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Mar 2012, 18:49
Hump day? So there is their bicycle but where are they? Not under the pier - way too wet.

The intercom indicates that someone lives on the water side of the pier - a houseboat?
Ginnie Hart: From what Astrid remembers, Louis, there were very old and creepy houseboats there...a place she wouldn't want to be around at night. It's funny but I have no memory of them at all. I guess I zoned in on the pier and blocked everything else out! smile
right! someone has gone for a swim !
Ginnie Hart: Brrrrrrr. smile I hope noe, Dennis. smile HA!
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 14 Mar 2012, 21:48
nice shot. every detailis fantastic
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Oscar!
Fantastic composition and treatment of color... Good Job Ginnie!

Un saludo!
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Eduardo!
I love how they can just leave their bike unchained to the post and have no fear of it being stolen, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It would take a lot of tom-foolery to try to steal that bike, Beverly....especially in the creepy houseboat section where this was. I have a feeking there are LOTS of stories going on there!
  • abrlow
  • United States
  • 15 Mar 2012, 14:23
Really like how this one is toned. Shots like these seem just natural and can have so many stories.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aaron. I have a feeling this place has LOTS of stories! smile
This photo is all good Ginnie... you have raised a lot questions with your Hump Day picture... nice framing with the grass up front and... when you are retired every day can be Wed or Sat... time is on your side Ha ha....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Every day is a weekend day for me, Peter, but not for Astrid. So in that regard, I keenly feel the difference when the weekend comes around! We're so lucky, aren't we.
This is a really beautiful shot. It tells a story and makes me question, where the rider is. Did she go for a swim?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for stopping by again, Rags. You always make me smile when I see you. smile

I think the rider is sleeping in one of the creepy houseboats nearby. Astrid said she would NOT want to be there at night.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 15 Mar 2012, 16:22
well, i'm glad i'm reading this on a thursday, eh? one more day to go.. grin and that's a fine shot you got there.. smile
Ginnie Hart: The days just fly by when you're having so much fun, Rian! smile And for me it's already Friday. HA! Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 16 Mar 2012, 23:59
So true, so true
Ginnie Hart: I guess we all call it something different, Frida, but we all know what it feels like. smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 17 Mar 2012, 16:04
A wonderful use of line - and a very happy St Patrick's Day to you and Astrid.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, George. We had a great Saturday...but nothing very green about it, now that I think of it.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Mar 2012, 05:59
Really like the grass filter, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 20 Mar 2012, 19:55
love the simplicity of this, Ginnie. (i tried a half dozen times to tell you that via my iPad last night & couldn't post the captcha)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sherri, for all your attempts! Our Shutterchance site was having "issues" for several hours that day but finally got fixed, thankfully.

Your ears must have been tickling you...because I've been thinking of you lately and how long it's been since we commented on each other's blogs. Thanks for stopping by!

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