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Set Apart

 

These are the 5 little iconic houses on Cologne's riverfront, near the Great St. Martin Church.

Taken from our longship river cruise on the Rhine in Cologne, Germany, in March.



Set Apart

 

These are the 5 little iconic houses on Cologne's riverfront, near the Great St. Martin Church.

Taken from our longship river cruise on the Rhine in Cologne, Germany, in March.



comments (45)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 29 Apr 2013, 00:48
Beautiful shot Ginnie! Very interesting architect and the trees in the forefront are perfect.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frances. I loved getting this from the longship, instead of the shore!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Apr 2013, 01:08
Superb, masterful image, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Ray.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Apr 2013, 04:39
Nothing beats entering a big city on a sunny day and show the beauty. The selective colouring is well chosen here. A wonderful crisp picture.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. I loved that we were able to get some nice shots while still on the ship! smile
interesting and loved the selective coloring smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Joshi.
I love your shot and selective coloring Ginnie - you are such a master at this!
Ginnie Hart: And you're most kind, Elizabeth. Thank you. Astrid just learned how to do it, too, so "here she comes!" smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 29 Apr 2013, 06:22
This is very interesting the numbers and letters don't seem to make sense great photo
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure the plot thickens if we delve into it deeper, Adrian?! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Apr 2013, 06:38
Isn't that interesting Ginnie, they look so twee. They actually remind me of houses (seen from pictures, never been there) in Amsterdam
Ginnie Hart: Twee is a good word for this, Chris. I agree! And yes, I do see a resemblance to something you'd see in Amsterdam...not that far away, I might add. smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Apr 2013, 07:39
Excellent highlighting of those houses, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Lisl. They remind me of little dollhouses. smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 29 Apr 2013, 07:50
Beautifully processed
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Aussie!
They are delightful Ginnie and your treatment works beautifully
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 29 Apr 2013, 08:29
Bien vu ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP. Merci.
  • Kate
  • Uk
  • 29 Apr 2013, 08:35
So iconic I love this.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks for stopping by and commenting here, Kate!
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 29 Apr 2013, 08:58
These look fun buildings Ginnie, how uplifting.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chad. I thought so, too! smile
'Iconic' is such a cliché these days. These houses are perhaps a cliché ... One thing is certain that these houses, yes prettied up and perhaps gentrified, are still a lot better than many modern dwellings ... and they have a damn good waterside location as well.

Perhaps we, as humans, have become clichés.

Time for some good coffee.

Oh Ginnie, the snap ain't too bad either [grin]
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'd expect nothing less from you, Richard. grin Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 29 Apr 2013, 09:17
Love these! They remind me of a row of 'painted ladies' in San Francisco. What great colors!
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Marcie. Now that you mention it. smile Thanks.
Nice. And I like the selective saturation
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Navin.
  • Sarito
  • United States
  • 29 Apr 2013, 09:46
Love the details here, Ginnie. The touch of colour in sepia is a beautiful combination.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Sarito. Thank you.
Isn't that unique and cute! I love that the taller one is a hotel. I have no idea how you do your post processing tricks but this one worked very well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. Not a lot of trickery, other than selective coloring. smile
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 29 Apr 2013, 10:55
Gorgeous, a portrait fit for any wall. Love the soft color. (And I'm happy that one is just a bit taller.)
Ginnie Hart: That's very kind, Sister. Thank you. These look like dollhouses to me. smile
By my bathtub, I have a collection of reproductions of these houses (or similar) that were given by the KLM people in my trips...
Ginnie Hart: If you're talking avout what I think, Juan Carlos, those are the different houses Delft miniatures of Holland houses, which my ex-partner got all the time: http://www.klmhouses.com/ They're adorable!
They look so charming and inviting. Shooting from the river gave you a wonderful vantage point! Beautiful image Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Doug. I'll never forget it, especially from the river!
Superb image Ginnie! Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Richard. Merci.
Each colourful house compliments the others beautifully, Ginnie. Wonder if they consulted their neighbours before deciding on a colour or if they just went ahead and independently painted their own choice.

You certainly were able to get a nice sharp image from the longship.
Ginnie Hart: Good question about the color choice, Beverly. I even wonder if maybe the city chose?? Interesting. Many thanks.
  • Helys
  • France
  • 29 Apr 2013, 13:30
So beautiful scenery
Great details of architectures, colors, lighting and shadows,
So peaceful
Clarity, beauty
Thank yousmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Helys.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Apr 2013, 13:43
Excellent balanced results in processing this one.

One little issue - I see you tried to write your name on that tree. I would refer you to Astrid how to do that.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Louis. And as to writing my name as Astrid would, I wouldn't even try to compete! HA!
Aren't they just lovely, what good fortune that they are still there.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Brian. I so agree. smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Apr 2013, 14:52
What interesting buildings - I like your treatment. Are those numbers dates?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Anne, very interesting. I'm sure the numbers have to do with something...dates of rennovation? Dates of birth? Who knows.
Lots of nice detail here, Ginnie... I wonder who/what H M stands for...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Larry. I'm sure someone knows what HM stands for. smile
oh j'adore cette désaturation partielle et les couleurs des autres façades
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Angevine. Merci.
Adorable. They look like little doll houses. What a great capture!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Robin. I, too, think they look like doll houses! smile
The post processing reminds me of lego pieces. Or M&Ms. Mmmmmm....chocolate.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Now you'll have me thinking about that the rest of the day, Michael. smile
Delightful Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Martin!
Lovely pastel colours and I like the synchronicity with the shadow and the roofs Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fred. I love this riverside view.
  • Focales
  • France
  • 29 Apr 2013, 18:46
I love the architecture of this small colored house !
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Marie! smile Merci.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Apr 2013, 19:52
well seen and beautifully processed
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Paul.
Brilliant!
Ginnie Hart: Most kind, Graeme.
nice color separation! love the neighborhood
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Dennis. It's a delightful sight, isn't it.
Superb image Ginnie... this reminds me of the Rainbow Row in Charleston SC....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Aha! And for some, it reminds them of the Painted Ladies in San Francisco. smile
They are gorgeous little houses. And wonderful processing. I love it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael. I be the people of Cologne are very proud of them! smile
C'est splendide, une très jolie photo Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Olivier. Merci.
Looking forward to more pix taken from the boat as you pass by.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Jacquelyn. And they will come, you can count on it. smile
Cologne? No way!
They just look like those narrow town houses in Amsterdam. :o)
It's very very Dutchy to me.
Especially the second one from the left.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, very Dutchy, LC, and very San Franciscoy and Charlestony, according to some. I guess you can find such beauties all over the world? smile
I love how they have got different colours! Been staring at those numbers and letters for a bit, can't make sense of them. Am I just stupid or am I missing something?
Ginnie Hart: You certainly aren't stupid, Abby....probably dates, I'm assuming, though I can't totally figure them out either. I'm sure it's explained somewhere on the internet. HA! Anyway, thanks.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 30 Apr 2013, 19:54
One of your best - the composition of the narrow, but colourful houses backed by the massive church is stunning.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, George. Thank you.
Bonjour Ginnie. Your framing is excellent. Great work. I like it. Have a lovely day Ginnie. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.

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