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Remains of the Day

 

...after another mid-week break, of course!

From the Wijnhandel van Ouwerkerk wine business in Arkel, Netherlands, since 1860.



 

Remains of the Day

 

...after another mid-week break, of course!

From the Wijnhandel van Ouwerkerk wine business in Arkel, Netherlands, since 1860.



 

comments (45)

Brilliant! The lighting is just exquisite! This is probably one of my most favorites so far!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thank you, Robin. That store/museum was a gold mine for us, wasn't it!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 24 Oct 2012, 02:48
collecting wine corks.. sounds like a good idea.. smile nice capture!
Ginnie Hart: Even though these weren't mine, Rian, I still collect wine corks to this day. smile Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Oct 2012, 02:57
My goodness, Ginnie...you and Astrid must be saving the European wine industry!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! The reason why it caught my eye, Ray, was because I do the same thing at home...saving corks. My container just isn't as "romantic." smile Thanks.
  • margaret
  • United States
  • 24 Oct 2012, 03:53
This is right up my alley! The lighting is gorgeous and is that an old tin pail?
Ginnie Hart: I love this kind of stuff, too, Margaret. Thanks. It was definitely some kind of bucket but different enough to not really know what it was. I'll check it out again next time we go back.
Wonderful capture of light through the shadows Ginnie... they seem to be selling a lot of French wine in Arkel... i enjoyed the link and was impressed with their selection of wine....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. This place is a photographer's dream if there ever was one! And a wine drinker's, too, of course. smile
That's a lot of wine bottles! And a very old bucket.
Ginnie Hart: Someone sure had a lot of fun, Michael, right? grin I have a feeling that bucket has been there since 1860!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Oct 2012, 06:22
Full of atmosphere Ginnie: bet you someone somewhere collects wine bottle corks
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Chris, and I would be one of them (even though these aren't mine). smile Thanks.
Corks are fine ... but I prefer the that is stopped from leaking out.

Nice end result Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I'm trying to find the missing word, Richard, but I'll take your word for it! smile Thank you.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2012, 07:17
This is a lovely image Ginnie, the light is stunning.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sally.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Oct 2012, 07:33
The corks look fine and touchable - the treatment is a bit heavy in my view - but an attractive advertisement for the Wijnhandel!
Ginnie Hart: The entire store/museum is very dark and wonderfully romantic/moody, Philine. It is as it is and a phtographer's delight. Thanks.
very nice and inspiring your sense of minimalism
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Fabrizio. Grazie.
  • jpla
  • France
  • 24 Oct 2012, 08:43
La lumière est excellente ! Rassure moi, c'est la consommation de tes voisins ? ... Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP. And HA! I assure you it is not MY consumption but that of many others! smile Wouldn't you love to know the stories?!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 24 Oct 2012, 08:45
wine corks are so nice looking, for some reason... i will try to start a collection, considering alcoholism as a career choice tongue nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: I can't resist collecting wine corks, Elaine, even though these aren't mine. I love their size and all the information they carry (including the scent). smile Thanks.
  • Petra
  • Czech Republic
  • 24 Oct 2012, 08:46
I'm not able to come up with anything that hasn't already been said here, Ginnie, so I'll just repeat how exquisite the lighting is and how your sense of detail provided a beautiful and somewhat humorous still life. smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Petra! Thank you. smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 24 Oct 2012, 08:49
Ah that looks like a fine day too Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Someone sure had a good time, Chad! smile
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 24 Oct 2012, 08:59
That store was indeed a goldmine for us. This is wonderful, love the light and the crop. Absolute delightful picture!! smile
Ginnie Hart: We'll have to take all our guests there, MLMA. It really is a special place, especially for the photographers amongst us. Hartstikke bedankt.
After that lot you'd need a mid week break
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! So true, Bill...and they're not even mine! grin
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 24 Oct 2012, 09:42
l'essance du sprit du vin concentre en quelques bouchons.

Have a nice day
Ginnie Hart: That's a good one, Oscar! Thanks. smile
The light and shadow has my eyes all over this! Great stuff Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Martin. Thanks.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Oct 2012, 11:12
From a little drink last night, I wonder? wink Good to see corks still in use. Most of the wine in the UK (well, in my price range!) is in screw top bottles. Local wines in Oregon and Washington still use corks; makes my travelling a lttle more difficult.
Ginnie Hart: I love corks and always keep them, Alan. They are so...collectible. smile Astrid and I even drink from wine boxes and like the one wine we usually drink. So I know what you mean about price range. I hope there is always enough cork left to keep using corks, however.
Ha... Another mid-week celebration?!
Can't wait till the weekend already, G!
The weather's been so rubbish recently here in London - so misty and foggy.
Let's hope it's going to be a good weekend. ;o)
Ginnie Hart: I'm liking these mid-week breaks, LC, truth be told. HA! Yes, let's hope it's a good weekend to come.
You've presented this collection of very distinguished looking corks with your usual perfection, Ginnie. We, too, save wine corks but nothing of this caliber and only to re-cork unfinished bottles of my husband's homemade wine.
Ginnie Hart: I've never been a connoisseur of wine to know what caliber of wine these corks represent, Beverly, but I have a wild enough imagination to believe they represent the best! smile I love the idea of your husband making homemade wine. I'd save my corks for him if you were close by!
I like this Ginnie, corks are so much more civilised than the screw tops we get on some bottles nowadays.
Ginnie Hart: Or the boxes of wine Astrid and I drink from, Brian? HA! There's something very idyllic about wine corks for some reason!
I used to collect corks and stored them in a huge antique medicine jar. During a move, the jar became missing, along with the corks of course. I didn't carry on.
Ginnie Hart: I ended up getting rid of all my corks from my 25 years in Atlanta before moving to the Netherlands, Mary. But I've started collecting them again here. HA!
  • shooter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2012, 13:26
The ligt and subject matter are lovely
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Shooter.
They do look like they came from some rather fine wine bottles don't they. A nice little collection and bunch of memories for someone. You have highlighted them very nicely Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It's the little things that make me happy, Janet. Can you tell? smile Thanks.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2012, 16:07
Love this Ginnie, just the lunch time bottles I suppose smile
Ginnie Hart: I suppose, John. grin Thanks.
  • Paule
  • US
  • 24 Oct 2012, 17:37
Looks good.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Paule.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 24 Oct 2012, 17:38
All yours, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: No, not really, Lisl. smile I did collect lots of corks in my day and would always put the date and place on them, especially if they were for a special occasion. These were in this bucket at the "museum."
A beautiful collection of French wines corks Ginnie! I like the lighting.
Ginnie Hart: I bet you know some fine French wines, Richard! smile Thanks.
Lovely light and texture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2012, 21:05
I hope you didn't drink all those bottle in one sitting ;-)
Ginnie Hart: HA! I didn't even drink any of them in one sitting, Cherry. grin
Having just polished off half a bottle of Spanish Rioja rose, I can identify with this!
Ginnie Hart: Fun, Tom, isn't it! smile
Are you sure it wasn't a midweek pub crawl?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, now that you mention it, Dave.....! smile
Good to see you collecting the corks. They have so many more uses that just being bottle stoppers.
Ginnie Hart: I actually made a cork board of them once, Sheila, years ago. smile Maybe I'll do that again one day (didn't bring it with me to the Netherlands).
I love the composition Ginnie! You create the most interesting images, you're a master of lighting!
Ginnie Hart: Flattery will get you everywhere. Elizabeth. grin I love it. Thank you.
Great shot. Greetings
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Zielona.
Beautiful management of the light on these corks which let imagine of great wines
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. Great FRENCH wines, I'm sure. smile Merci.
Freaking Awesome!!!!!!!!!! That is a beautiful shot. I love it.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Gail. Thank you!
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 25 Oct 2012, 14:20
Very good! A perfect Pic for a Kitchen♥
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Luiza. smile
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 25 Oct 2012, 15:27
I, too, have a collection of wine corks, but...they are not from 'fine wines' but just my ordinary 'house wine.' I have them on my refrigerator in a glass vase, thinking that one day I'll figure out something constructive to do with them.

Your image, with the superb lighting, is much like a painting which captures the mood and essence that only the enjoyment of 'fine wine' can bring. Nice work, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: There's just something about wine corks, Sue, no matter how fine or not...especially in a glass jar! When it comes down to it, I'm not a wine connoisseur at all. I just enjoy a nice, dry red and am happy even/especially if it's cheap. smile

Thank you kindly for your encouragement every time you comment here! It means more than you'll ever know.
A nicely lit, simple shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Graeme.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 26 Oct 2012, 16:57
A nice little still life - it must have been a good party!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, George. Someone must have had a good time, indeed. smile
very nice Ginnie, I like it a lot!
A nice one! It always feels a shame that the corks are useless after they have stoppered the bottle.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Wim. I think they were made to be collected and saved for posterity! smile Bedankt.

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