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photoblog image As the Old Year Ends...

As the Old Year Ends...

 

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o’ lang syne!

 

Chorus:
For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne!

 

(Kinderdijk, NL, on 25 December 2014)

 

 

 

As the Old Year Ends...

 

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o’ lang syne!

 

Chorus:
For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne!

 

(Kinderdijk, NL, on 25 December 2014)

 

 

 

comments (30)

  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 29 Dec 2014, 00:05
What a dramatic sky, Ginnie. Beautiful and a little sombre.

I used to loved to wait for a storm, to try to get a good shot, but I usually just ended up getting wet instead of a good photo. Well done.

How was your Christmas? I was going to ask if you had any images from those Europe Christmas markets? I'd be interested in checking them out.
Ginnie Hart: This was actually at sunrise (8:30a) on Christmas Day, Emily, with no storm coming. But the cloud cover was wonderful, so I "worked" it a bit here to make this effect, like the year was ending. Thank you.

We did go to the Christmas market in Bruges, Belgium, this year, at the end of November, which you can see here. We try to go to a different one every year: http://www.ginniehart.blogspot.nl/2014/12/bruges-belgium-2014-christmas-market.html
Filled with drama! Does that mean 2015 will be filled with drama too? smile
Ginnie Hart: 2014 was something else, Robin, wasn't it! Don't we all wonder what 2015 will afford??!!!
That is stunning. Almost expect to see Don Quixote. (I know. Wrong part of the world.)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. I suppose Don Quixote could show up just about anywhere he wanted, right? smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Dec 2014, 03:56
Everything in your wonderful image suggests "wind", Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Ray. You nailed it. If you watched my Kinderdijk video from last Friday, you can hear it, as well as see it. Did I mention that I LOVE the wind here in the Netherlands?! smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 29 Dec 2014, 04:43
oooooh that sky gives me the chills!!! i can only hope it's your processing and not a coming tornado or hurricane!! and don't forget this auld acquaintance just yeeeet smile
Ginnie Hart: The Dutch skies never disappoint, Elaine, even if/when no storm is coming...which is what I just love about this country.

Not to worry about "this auld acquaintance," not on your life. smile
Simply wonderful with this atmosphere Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Dec 2014, 06:46
I love this silhouette of the windmill with the touches of white. The reed is very decorative. (and used for fetched roofs)
Great clouds and I love the processing.
Ginnie Hart: You know how much I am in heaven at that soulful place, MLMA. Thanks for sharing it with me every year!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Dec 2014, 06:53
Oh, the old year ends with dark, threatening clouds - a very atmosperic photo- here the old year is ending in white - the second snow this year!
Ginnie Hart: Kinderdijk would have looked so different had it had the snow it received 2 days later, Philine. But it was a delight to be there at sunrise...even though I tried to make this image look like the end of the day/year! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Dec 2014, 07:34
I expect this windmill will make some new year revolutions
Ginnie Hart: Maybe, Chris. I bet it's been making them since 1740 and will have many more to go. smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Dec 2014, 07:58
Very dramatic and seems very suitable for the darkest days of winter (although yesterday was sunny dawn to dusk wink ) There will be a few choruses of Auld Lang Syne later this week, I should think. I'll just raise of glass or something Scottish...
Ginnie Hart: I'll raise my glass to yours, Alan, and will sing in the new year. smile
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 29 Dec 2014, 09:04
Oh this is super Ginnie, I love those clouds and their colours.
Ginnie Hart: This is Kinderdijk, Chad, and why we always want to go back every year! Thank you.
A fine picture to go with Mr Burns Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, then. Let's hope we don't go out with a bang like that, Bill. grin
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Dec 2014, 09:19
I do like Chris's clever comment. And what more appropriate for Ginnie than a windmill at this time
Ginnie Hart: It doesn't get more like heaven for me than this, Lisl. You know me by now! smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 29 Dec 2014, 10:09
mon coup de cœur de la journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, JP. Merci.
A very moody shot, Ginnie, and very beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mary.
  • Focales
  • Focales
  • 29 Dec 2014, 10:35
A sky completes to emphasize this mill against the light.
Ginnie Hart: My kind of Dutch skies, Marie. smile Merci.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Dec 2014, 10:50
Likey
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Sir.
What a moody and atmospheric picture. Like most English people I usually get the words of the the verses wrong in Auld Lang Syne, no wonder the Scots aren't too keen on us!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian. And HA! For a song we always hear at this time of the year, you'd think we'd all know it better! smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Dec 2014, 12:39
Probably the best windmill shot I have seen!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, wow, Mike. Coming from you that means a LOT. Is it because it's so "black?" smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Dec 2014, 13:06
No, not just the black. More to do with the light caught on the sails and window frames. The raw sienna in the sky gives a lift and added drama to the threatening storm. Also the sharpness of the mill and foreground against the sky.

Only negative is the slight pixillation in the middle cloud which might have crept in through pushing the processing.

It is a really strong image.
Ginnie Hart: Well, I'm very touched, Mike. Thank you. Sometimes the filters I use also add to the pixillation, so that's the downside to getting the mood I want.
A wonderful windmill image Ginnie, with the gold light coming through for the new year
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Janet. I wanted it to look "positive" as the year/night ends with a few touches of light lingering.
You must spend the New Year's Eve in Scotland one day, G!

It's a big thing there. smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure there are many places in your neck of the woods, LC, that would be a thrill on New Year's Eve. Maybe one day!
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: Where the sun rises first in England
  • 29 Dec 2014, 19:53
nothing really changes ...just the date
Ginnie Hart: In that case, Richard, every day is the end or the beginning of a year! Or as we used to say, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life." smile
It's so moody... I like it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Jacquelyn. The Dutch skies give you much to work with! smile
this has all the qualities of a fine illustration...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Woo - that's quite a cloud!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Tom. Leave it to the Dutch. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Dec 2014, 23:34
Very dramatic.
Ginnie Hart: The Dutch skies are awesome in that regard, Cherry, as you probably know. smile
this is wonderful and somewhat out-of-this-world feeling about it.
Ginnie Hart: I always say "Leave it to the Dutch," Ayush. Sometimes that is very true. smile Thanks.
  • Rian
  • United States
  • 31 Dec 2014, 03:55
very iconic, i like the dark mood portrayed here.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rian, and it's good to see you again!!!
Just GORGEOUS!!

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