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photoblog image A Midweek Break

A Midweek Break

 

Sometimes you just have to take your hat off!

(at the Damen Shipyard in their Gorinchem, NL, headquarters)

 

 

A Midweek Break

 

Sometimes you just have to take your hat off!

(at the Damen Shipyard in their Gorinchem, NL, headquarters)

 

 

comments (39)

A wonderful treatment for this workingman's best friend.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Elizabeth!
i don't think that i would trust that hard hat if he had to tape up the top of it Ginnie... the green is in contrast to the warm tones around it....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: I suppose it's better than nothing, Peter??? smile Merci.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Nov 2013, 04:34
A sturdy hat...never know when a battleship is coming crashing down on your head in a place like this...
Ginnie Hart: The thought of it makes me wince, Ray. OUCH. Seeing all those big boats in progress made me very grateful to see them "anchored."
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Nov 2013, 04:58
I wonder how many times this hard hat saved the person from being injured.
Even a small bolt, dropped down from 30 feet, can hurt very much.
Wonderful treatment and colours.
Ginnie Hart: My hope is that no boat ever has dropped at that place, MLMA!!! But...a flying wrench or steel pipe or whatever is probably a different story altogether? "Caution is the eldest child of wisdom." smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Nov 2013, 06:18
Well you live & learn, I never knew about Dutch shipbuilding before today..
Ginnie Hart: The more I learn, Chris, the bigger it gets! There's also a steel plant nearby (that we hope has an open day soon) where they even built part of London's Eye. Quite impressive, all of it!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Nov 2013, 06:18
Looks as if it already has had a bit of a knock, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I hope he/she got a Gold Star for it, Lisl. grin
  • Oscar
  • PGF
  • 13 Nov 2013, 07:04
Perfect shot! I like the frame, the textures, the light, and the topic is the present
Ginnie Hart: Gotta love those who wear hard hats for all the work they do, Oscar! Thanks.
The tape is a bit worryinggrin Love the picture though
Ginnie Hart: I think he/she wears that tape as a badge of honor, Bill. smile Thanks.
"In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight."
Ginnie Hart: What an interesting quote for this hard hat, Michael. It leaves much to the imagination! Thank you.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Nov 2013, 07:59
Haha, we know this phrase also in German, and I take my hat off to you: a fine photograph! -
Does Astrid wear also such a hat while working? Oh no, but two days later she will take off her hat and take a break.
The German phrase 'den Hut nehmen' would mean to leave the office - but this would be another page.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Philine. A nice play on words. We're really looking forward to seeing you on Friday!
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 13 Nov 2013, 08:32
This is a typically Ginniesque picture. An interesting meditative study.
Ginnie Hart: Ginniesque. I like that, Chad. smile Thank you.
  • Focales
  • France
  • 13 Nov 2013, 08:47
La lumière est très belle et bien distillée et ce casque a une jolie couleur
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Marie. Merci.
I saw the cracks and 'bandaid' and thought, "This guy needs a new hat. Then I realized the cracks are from the treatment. Made me feel better. You never know, the piece if tape could be for identification. Good strong image.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, the cracks are from the texture, Mary...but the dust isn't. Makes you wonder if the hat is left there as a reminder??? Thanks.
Wow, a blue hard hat. That's quite rare.
I'm in the construction industry, I know that. He he...
White is for site managers, yellow for general workers. Green is seldom seen, probably once a month, that's for site inspectors.

What is blue for in NL. wink
Ginnie Hart: You've just given me my education, LC. I'll have to ask Astrid if she knows what blue stands for!
Love this, Ginnie. The hat looks so solitary.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Pauline. I guess that's why it caught my eye?! smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan
  • 13 Nov 2013, 10:19
Hope he's OK, wherever he is. smile
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Ruth! With all the dust on it, I wonder if it's been "left" there as a message?
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Nov 2013, 10:51
In the hands of the artist, any tool still works. Excellent.
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Louis. Thanks. smile
Great shot Ginnie, I like the overall lighting and the pattern reflected in the hard hat! smile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Martin. Some things just call out to be photographed!
  • helys
  • France
  • 13 Nov 2013, 12:43
Great shapes, colors, lines of lights,DOF
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Helys. Merci.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Nov 2013, 12:49
It certainly looks well used - lovely colours in this picture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I bet it can tell some stories, Anne! Thank you.
Take your hat off...
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Preyi! smile
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 13 Nov 2013, 15:09
Is this a giant Dutch snail shell
Ginnie Hart: Shhhh. Don't say that too loudly, Richard. Astrid might hear you. smile
A fine shot Ginnie, I would have walked straight past this.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Brian. I bet it would have grabbed your attention!
The hat definitely needs a break... love the background colours
Ginnie Hart: If hats could only talk! grin Thanks, Aderonke.
It looks like it's been abandoned Ginnie, after many years of good service
Ginnie Hart: That's my guess, too, Janet, with all the dust on it. A reminder of what happens when one doesn't wear a hard hat?
  • Faisal
  • United States
  • 13 Nov 2013, 17:31
love that green!
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Faisal. smile Thank you.
Nice image Ginnie, feels like an untold story.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, John. If hats could talk!
This hat has certainly been used!
Wonderful colours contrast.
Ginnie Hart: I would dare say so, Richard. Thank you.
I hope that tape isn't hiding a crack!
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Tom, but I bet it would still protect the head better than nothing at all?! smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 13 Nov 2013, 20:17
With all the current workplace safety rules hard hats have become a bit of a joke with everyone needing to don one if they walk anywhere near a construction site. Prime minister is often photographed wearing a hard hat inside some plant.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Aussie. I think this must be a world-wide regulation! smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Nov 2013, 20:27
Keep you hat on to avoid having your head taken off, I think smile I wonder if the Dutch shipbuilding industry is stronger than that in the UK? We've just heard that on the Royal Navy's builders in Portsmouth is about to close; a sop to the other yard in Scotland - an attempt to buy votes against the England/Scotland vote due to ballot next year.
Ginnie Hart: The Dutch shipping business is FLOURISHING, Alan, according to Astrid...and from what I've seen. Maybe that's why it's languishing in England??? Hmmmm. You'd think there'd be enough business for everyone to have their finger in the pie?
An amazing still life...
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Larry.
love the colors!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Robin. smile
That is a very cool shot. (I am thankful that I no longer have to wear a hardhat.)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. I'm glad for you, too! smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 14 Nov 2013, 08:03
S'il pouvait parler ! Bonne journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Exactly what I thought, JP. smile
Another fine example of your expertise of bringing to life any object you photograph, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Beverly. Thank you.
great shot. nice sentiment. what is that thing the helmet is on, some kind of a conveyor (judging from the rollers)?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ayush. This area was in the carpentry shop so I'm sure pieces of wood are pushed along that "conveyor," yes. Good eyes!
Good catch. I'd have probably walked by this but you always see the value in a good capture like this one. I learn from you pix Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Jacquelyn. Thank you.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 15 Nov 2013, 17:04
i'm reading this on friday, so yeah, looking forward to the weekend.. ;D nice catch.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. Have a great weekend yourself. Stay safe!

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