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Boat Friday

 

The Amstel River in Amsterdam, NL, last Sunday, looking towards the Magere Bridge.

Not a busy day for boats!



Boat Friday

 

The Amstel River in Amsterdam, NL, last Sunday, looking towards the Magere Bridge.

Not a busy day for boats!



comments (45)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Feb 2013, 01:40
Really like all those baby cranes, Ginnie...a nesting ground, perhaps.
Ginnie Hart: Those are the gismos for opening and closing these locks, Ray. They sure make it interesting, don't they. smile
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 22 Feb 2013, 02:34
Brilliant! I like the angle os the shot with the steeple in the distance and the light makes it very interesting.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Frances. It was a very nice, sunny day in Amsterdam on Sunday. smile
A noticeable lack of boatage in this scene Ginnie. Yet it still manages to look a busy scene smile
Ginnie Hart: At least 2 of the locks are open, Bill, in case a straggler comes along! Thanks. smile
I love the muted colors... A really amazing scene!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Elizabeth. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Feb 2013, 04:48
Fabulous picture, always admire this view. Love the reflection in the water.
A very famous spot in Amsterdam taken from the 'Hoge Sluis' bridge, Sarphatistraat. Frot the ones that want to use the Google Street-view.
The baby-cranes, as Ray named them, are the handles to open and close the locks. The two locks at the right are open.
Ginnie Hart: Most views are from the other side but I love all these locks with their "baby cranes," as Ray calls them. smile Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA.
LOL at Ray's crane nesting ground comment Ginnie... even without the boats it's a wonderful image....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Ray somehow always sets the stage for us, Peter, doesn't he. grin Many thanks.
It looks like all the boats are gone for the day.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe they'll be coming 'round the corner if we wait awhile, Michael. smile
  • Lisl
  • United States
  • 22 Feb 2013, 06:30
So those are all separate little locks, Ginnie? I like the light in this, on the buildings, gismos, and the water, against that sky
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Lisl...all wee little locks. Aren't they cute?! grin Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 22 Feb 2013, 07:09
Nice to see your still using this style of processing, even through you sent me very detailed instructions I never achieved your excellence and gave up.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. You're a sweetheart, Aussie. I don't use it all the time but I do still find I like it ever so often. smile
joli ce gris-blanc parmi cette eau argentée
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, AZngevine. Merci.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Feb 2013, 07:26
Very nice Ginnie but where is everybody??
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris, and I have no clue!!! It was around noonish time. Hmmm. Still in bed?
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Feb 2013, 07:45
Oh, you have been in Amsterdam on a sunny day - that's fine - and you captured finely this serene, lovely area around de Magere Brug.

(I read recently a book by Barbara Beuys -"Leven met de vijand, tr. in Dutch- about the occupation period in A'dam during the NS-regime -since that time I cannot go anymore light-hearted through this town.)
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Philine. This past Sunday was a glorious day, on our way to Mozart's Requiem at the Concertgebouw! It was most wonderful.

I'm quite sure I would feel the same way if I ever read that same book!
A wonderful scene with your special treatment Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Feb 2013, 08:18
So what are those sloping poles? Ah.. are they pedestrian barriers for when the gates are closed? I'm surprised why there are three locks yet just the single lifting bridge beyond. I like the muted colours in this.
Ginnie Hart: Those "poles" are the gismos for hand opening the locks, Alan. I'd love to see them in operation on a busy day! Thanks.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 22 Feb 2013, 08:45
Is this river flowing beer then Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure that would make a lot of people happy, Chad. smile But at least you get a feeling for how some things get their names.
  • jpla
  • France
  • 22 Feb 2013, 08:51
Joli cadrage ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JP, and the same to you. Merci.
Wow. A beautiful shot from Amsterdam Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Janet.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 22 Feb 2013, 09:40
A beautiful view of the river Ginnie. All the boats must have been out for the day . Beautifully captured !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Laurette. I think everyone was still waking up! smile
Love the look of the water here. It is almost metallic.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mary. It was a beautiful day!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Feb 2013, 11:53
This form of conversion has the whites standing out deliciously. Great picture and a slow weekend to you.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. And the same to you. Happy weekend.
It is a beautiful vantage point Ginnie. I like the pattern of X's. I wonder, is this were the famous Amstel beer comes from?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Doug. I assume Amstel beer is somehow connected! smile
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Feb 2013, 12:19
A nice quiet day on the river smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, John. Even though we were on another bridge looking across, it was just what the doctor ordered. smile
Perhaps Sunday is a day of rest for boats, too. I'm with Aussie as to this style of processing, Ginnie; it's wonderful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Beverly. It was around noon, so I'm sure the city was still waking up! smile
A lovely urban panorama Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fred.
I do know I've seen this bridge, it would have been in 1963 or 1966 during visits to Amsterdam.
Ginnie Hart: That was a long time ago, Brian, but then...Amsterdam is also from a long time ago. grin
A pleasing composition,Ginnie,nice reflections,the sky looks rather threatening. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frank. It actually was a sunny day! smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Feb 2013, 17:40
I love all the lines and angles in this shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Anne. It's really a "busy" place visually, isn't it! smile
I have actually been there! smile
Oh I miss Amsterdam now.
You have a good weekend, G!
Ginnie Hart: It's a great city, LC, isn't it! If you come back, please let us know!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Feb 2013, 00:58
I love those ripply reflections.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry.
Sweet shot and your processing is always special.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Michael. Thank you.
  • Focales
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2013, 10:25
Very beautiful light and reflections Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Marie. Merci.
  • rem_la
  • Frances
  • 23 Feb 2013, 10:39
ca respire la tranquilité
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rem. Merci.
a fine view, made superlative with your signature treatment Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Ayush! Thank you.
Lovely image, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Tom.
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 23 Feb 2013, 14:54
Oooh did you get a chance to go out on the water, Ginnie? grin
Ginnie Hart: No, Emily, not that day...though I've been there in times past. This day we were just passing by while on our way elsewhere! smile
Amsterdam in your own special style, Ginnie. Very nice.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. smile
Belle lumière, great job !
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Olivier. Merci.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 24 Feb 2013, 17:12
Beautiful, beautiful light.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Frida.
Oh...Amsterdam! Love, Love, Love!!!
Ginnie Hart: It's hard not to love this unique city, Robin...especially knowing you, too, have been there!
Una bonita panorámica, me gusta el tono que le has dado a la foto.

Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bernardo. Gracias.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 24 Feb 2013, 22:36
A gorgeous scene. Love the stark whites. Beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marcie.
Excellent boat Friday! Ginnie. Excellent capture!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Sue. smile
  • noel
  • France
  • 25 Feb 2013, 12:06
I saw it during my last trip in holland and I like the treatment you gave to your picture ,very great tones
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Noel.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 25 Feb 2013, 12:14
No boating Sunday fit's the panoramic format so well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank, George. Sometimes quiet Amsterdam (usually on Sunday till mid-afternoon) is just what the doctor ordered.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 14 Mar 2013, 16:44
even without boats, it looks busy.. i wonder if amstel beer got it's name from this river.. grin
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Rian. I'm sure that's where Amstel beer got its name. They use water from the river for some part of the process. smile

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