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Noah's Ark

 

....for Boat Friday!

This full-scale replica of Noah's ark was built in 4 years by Johan Huibers in Dordrecht, NL.

We passed it on our river cruise on a very cloudy day in March.  Adding the rain texture seemed appropriate!  :)


 

 

 

 

Noah's Ark

 

....for Boat Friday!

This full-scale replica of Noah's ark was built in 4 years by Johan Huibers in Dordrecht, NL.

We passed it on our river cruise on a very cloudy day in March.  Adding the rain texture seemed appropriate!  :)


 

 

 

 

comments (45)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 26 Apr 2013, 00:54
Fabulous Boat Friday Ginnie! The ark is of biblical proportions smile I read about this being made and would love to see it myself. sad
Ginnie Hart: HA! Definitely of biblical proportions, Frances, which makes you admire it that much more. smile Many thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Apr 2013, 01:43
A gorgeous, and witty, rendering, Ginnie. I love it!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ray. This was fun. smile
Brilliant Ginnie! What a wonderful thing, I love your rain!! Great video too!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Elizabeth...especially now that your cat is out of the bag! YAY!!!
This is a fantastic shot of the most important boat in biblical history Ginnie... i love the rain that you created to make it even more real....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: My guess is there are few people in the world who do not know about this boat, Peter! The Dutch their water, so leave it to a Dutchman to even think about replicating the ark! smile Thanks.
Noah's Ark! Wow, I did not know that it is so well preserved. smile

Okay this is great post and amazing photo.
Ginnie Hart: You can fool some of the people some of the time, Sartenada. grin It really is quite amazing, isn't it. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Apr 2013, 07:11
Brilliant picture, the texture makes it so fascinating. Now we saw the Ark twice, we had a peek at it in Wijk bij Duurstede.
It always make me think, what would it feel like to create something like this, the come up with an idea and actually do it......
The texture makes this into a winner and a perfect BoatFridayPicture.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. I think Noah must have been Dutch!!! grin
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Apr 2013, 07:15
I have never seen anything like this before in my life Ginnie. What would your bible-bashing forbears have thought of this??
Ginnie Hart: I know, Chris! He obviously wanted to prove it could be done! It's pretty awesome, when you think about it. smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 26 Apr 2013, 07:23
Well I suppose an Ark is a boat Love it
Ginnie Hart: HA! Maybe we could make anything that floats into a boat, Adrian?? smile
Wow! Great composition and atmosphere.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Wolfgang. I appreciate that you've stopped by and commented here.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 26 Apr 2013, 07:29
I never thought to see a Boat Friday like this, Ginnie, so original. And just look at that rain!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Isn't it fun to be surprised every once in awhile, Lisl. grin Many thanks.
Well this is the boat Friday picture to top them all Ginnie grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! It's fun, Bill, isn't it. grin
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 26 Apr 2013, 08:08
Well nothing can compete with that on this lovely boat Friday.
Ginnie Hart: How sweet, Aussie. HA! Not that we're competing, of course. Don't you just love it that after all these years Vintage's Boat Friday is still going strong! You Aussies have made a great impact on us here at SC. smile
  • Focales
  • France
  • 26 Apr 2013, 08:16
Very nice idea the texture Ginnie. Well appropriate for This subject. Beautiful ark in nice light
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Marie. This was fun. Merci. smile
A gorgeous image with your treatment Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
  • Sarito
  • United States
  • 26 Apr 2013, 09:01
Great shot and the added rain texture is perfect for this shot. Love it smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sarito. I had fun with this. smile
Wow, really impressive!
Did you take any photos inside?
I watched that clip...
There was only a baby elephant by the entrance? ;o)
Ginnie Hart: We didn't stop and go in, LC. We passed it while on our river cruise in March. However, it's not far from where we live, in case we decide to see it for real one day. smile
This is so fantastic, Ginnie. The rain effect is perfect! A likey.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Mary. THANK YOU. smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Apr 2013, 09:38
Oh very good; the rain effect works well. I like the giraffe on deck.

I wonder if we needed a new Ark what would be included?
Ginnie Hart: Good point, Alan. Hmmmm.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 26 Apr 2013, 10:02
It's a fun building, and the colors really pop in your treatment. And so does Mr. Giraffe!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sister. Maybe one day we'll visit it and see the inside. It's almost in our backyard!
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 26 Apr 2013, 11:18
Is Noah living there? smile
Nice weekend to You and Yours♥
Ginnie Hart: HA! Wouldn't that be fun to meet Noah there! grin Thanks, Luiza.
talking about rain....I'm building one just in case the crisis forces us to leave (it'll have a full sized bar and assorted musical instruments...)
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure you'll do it up good, Juan Carlos! smile
Brilliant Ginnie, what a subject for Boat Friday! I do like your rain texture smile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Martin. I quite enjoyed this. smile
  • Helys
  • France
  • 26 Apr 2013, 12:33
Amazing
Would like to see it!
Great view
Thanks so much for sharingsmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Helys. You'd love it. smile
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 26 Apr 2013, 12:51
I wonder if they found the original plans Ginnie. It looks an impressive vessel but, are those canons pointing out from the side?
Ginnie Hart: The original plans, Chad, are surely in Genesis somewhere. HA! I think Johan follwed them to a 't.' smile Surely those are not cannons but just peep holes for ventilation!
Wow, very dramatic Ginnie, love that light burst illumination of the roof!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Fred. This was fun. smile
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 26 Apr 2013, 14:40
This is awesome, Ginnie. That is an incredible site to see ... it looks HUGE! I think the rain is absolutely fitting! How close were you able to get to the replica? Are people allowed to go on it?
Ginnie Hart: We passed right by this on our river cruise, Emily, and could have easily hit it with a stone if we had one to throw. HA! And yes, it's a museum where anyone can go inside to see what it's like. How fun, right? Maybe one of these days we'll go see it since it's almost in our backyard. smile
great shot, cool effect done meticulously!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ayush.
Wow! What an amazing thing, Ginnie,I like the rain! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frank. This was fun. smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Apr 2013, 15:33
What a great photograph of a wonderful structure
Ginnie Hart: Isb't it something else, Anne. Leave it to the Dutch. grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Apr 2013, 15:47
Quite an undertaking it must have been. An appropriate conversion as well.
Ginnie Hart: I should think it was quite something to do let alone watch from the outside, Louis. Leave it to the Dutch. HA! Thanks.
Amazing capture, Ginnie! Your treatment is genius. Really feels like the flood is upon us.
Ginnie Hart: Thnak you, dear Beverly. This still makes me smile! smile
One giraffe to the other ''Nope, there is no food up this end either ''
Ginnie Hart: HA! And never the twain shall meet. smile
What a day this today on SC, this is a great shot Ginnie, the texture, and you know I'm not too keen on them is a stroke of genius, and then we have the great news of Anglo/American relations which I gather Lady P.had something to do with.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Brian. Elizabeth and Frank have been an item for some time now and Astrid and I had to keep it all under wraps! That was NOT easy, as you can imagine. smile It was our great honor to keep encouraging Elizabeth (and Frank), since we know first-hand how possible it all is, in spite of the difficulties. Astrid and I have never been happier, so we expect the same for them!
I see it is raining ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Well, with a little help from me, Cherry, yes. grin The skies were already pretty lowering!
I have no idea how you added the rain treatment Ginnie... but it's totally perfect for this Noah's Ark shot.
I enjoyed the video too.
Ginnie Hart: It's a PS thing, Jacquelyn, and is easy if you know how to do it. I'm glad you like it. Many thanks. smile
How amazing! The ultimate Boat Friday.
Ginnie Hart: They don't get much more crazy than this, Graeme, do they! smile Thanks.
say ... that looks a big ominous!!!
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing it really was in its day, too, Dennis. grin
  • Shannon
  • Canada
  • 27 Apr 2013, 02:16
Wow....now that's something you don't see everyday!!! Love how you added the rain......great shot Ginnie!!! smile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Shannon. It may be the first time I've ever used a rain texture. HA! smile
Now that is a boat and a half. Very cool processing.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. It was so fun to see on such an overcast day. smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 27 Apr 2013, 07:30
Jolie capture de la lumière ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP. Merci.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 27 Apr 2013, 13:10
It looks like the perfect re-enactment of the story and scene. Just as I'd 'imagine' it!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Marcie...and thank you.
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 27 Apr 2013, 16:01
I nearly laughed as I opened up this image this morning - it is raining 'cats and dogs' here this morning and the ground is so saturated that water is standing in places in my yard. The Mississippi River is flooding near my home town. WE NEED THAT ARK! Love, love, love the image and your treatment, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: The ark does seem appropriate right now for many places I know, Sue...one of which is in Grand Rapids, MI, where I have relatives. I do pray you don't end up with water damage. Take care! (I guess if you were laughing maybe I don't need to worry?)
A wonderful construction! A labour of love!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Wim. And it shows it could be done! smile
  • Petra
  • Czech Republic
  • 28 Apr 2013, 14:38
People are so creative, Ginnie. Sometimes I'm awed by activities they are willing to devote their time to.

The rain texture makes the scene perfect! smile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Petra, and I do know what you mean. That was quite a labor of love and determination by this man!
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 30 Apr 2013, 19:52
You're right Ginnie, definitely most appropriate to add the rain...and adds a nice touch to a super image.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, George. smile

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