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A Windmill Canvas


This is a week's series of images from Amstelveen, a suburb of Amsterdam,
when I visited there with a friend on December 11, 2007.


Sorry, but I couldn't resist one last look at the 1672 windmill
which now houses De Jonge Dikkert
restaurant (with filters added).
Parting is such sweet sorrow!   :(

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


A Windmill Canvas


This is a week's series of images from Amstelveen, a suburb of Amsterdam,
when I visited there with a friend on December 11, 2007.


Sorry, but I couldn't resist one last look at the 1672 windmill
which now houses De Jonge Dikkert
restaurant (with filters added).
Parting is such sweet sorrow!   :(

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (27)

  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 26 Jan 2008, 00:39
Nice pp Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aussie.
This is more like an old photo of it would have looked like. Great job!
Ginnie Hart: I guess that's what I was going for, Mary, so thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 26 Jan 2008, 02:37
Well mijn vriend you have had some fun with this one, and it's worked out very wellsmilesmile

Love it smile
Ginnie Hart: You know me, Tracy. I just have to mess around sometimes. Some images call out to me from somewhere deep within. Then I go bonkers. What can I say! Bedankt, mijn vriend.
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • 26 Jan 2008, 03:27
I love the "aged" look of this! Very nice!
Ginnie Hart: Age it has, Helen! I feel kin to it. smile Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 26 Jan 2008, 06:19
lovely image. I love the look.
Ginnie Hart: My kind of look, Kanyi. smile Thanks.
Nice PP Ginnie. Gives an old postal card appearance to it. Well done
Ginnie Hart: Old and postcard-y is definitely what I like, Richard. Glad you like it. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • UITGESLAPEN............net wakker dus.....
  • 26 Jan 2008, 07:38
This picture looks like it comes out of the paper of the 12th of August 1966 when the re-opened the restored mill, dit is een geweldige foto Ginnie and I know you had fun with this one smile, I think it will be a really nice experience to have lunch in such a beautiful shaped restaurant, the inside looks great, I checked the website....I have to keep this one in mind.....have a nice day winksmiletongue
Ginnie Hart: You know me, mlv. Some images just speak to me and ask for MORE! So I just do it! The lunch meal there was absolutely exquisite. A delicacy if ever there was one. You would have LOVED it! We both had venison...the first time for my friend. She loved it and I knew she would. It didn't even bother us that we were eating HART! smile Eating inside a windmill is like pure fantasy! We should try it some day. tongue
Maybe you should collect images of windmills beside those of the 'gevelstenen'. No need to part from them for a long time ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. What a sweet thought, Wim. I agree. The only problem is that there are not 850 windmills in Amsterdam to collect (like there are gable stones!). BUT, it's still a good idea and I WILL collect them, however few and far between they may be. Thanks.
  • monika
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jan 2008, 10:41
Great effect, matches the subject of the picture perfectly!
Ginnie Hart: It was how I was feeling when saying Good-Bye, Monika. Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 26 Jan 2008, 12:28
Those spokes (is that what they're called) really look great in this version. I likey.
Ginnie Hart: I'm not sure what they're called, Ruth (thought I'm sure Astrid does!), but thanks. I love them, too.
  • Roger
  • United States
  • 26 Jan 2008, 13:51
awesome subject Ginnie. Nice gritty feel.
Ginnie Hart: The more grit for this old structure the better, as far as I'm concerned, Roger. Thanks.
Interesting PP. Very well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kunle, for stopping by and commenting. Welcome to SC.
  • blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jan 2008, 16:37
Nice composition. PP treatment is almost like the result from a reticulated negative - it happens if the developer is too hot. Does help give an aged appearance.
Ginnie Hart: I'll take your word for it, Mike, about the reticulated negative. grin Thanks for having a word for this. It sure was fun for me, even if I had no clue what I was doing.
Now that looks so old and beautiful! Those windmills would be hard to leave for me too! I am happy you are using photoshop a bit more and learning from it too! smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm learning from PS all the time, Jen. Thanks. Those windmills get me carried away, as you can tell!
OOOOOOOOOOOH nice bit o' twiddling!
Ginnie Hart: I think you would know, Bill! Thanks. I do like to twiddle ever so often. smile
Love the treatment, Ginnie. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks, Roz!
Wonderful shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
Wow.. Ginnie.this very nice. just like a postcard.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks a lot, Gishan, for your kind words.
  • clarence
  • United States
  • 26 Jan 2008, 22:07
The grit and the sepia fits this well.
Ginnie Hart: You're so very kind, Clarence. Thank you.
  • Ellie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jan 2008, 22:26
I think the pp has worked really well, made a new picture look like an archive shot. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ellie. You know me and playing around. smile
  • Ann
  • Sucé sur Erdre - France
  • 26 Jan 2008, 22:35
Nice effect on it !!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ann. I had fun playing around. smile
  • Ron S
  • Worcester UK
  • 26 Jan 2008, 23:31
With all that P/Shop it would have been nice to have a bit of detail in the dark of the windmill. However the treatment is great and suits the shot well.
A moody, sombre and atmospheric shot. Nice work.
Ginnie Hart: You're right about the detail, Ron. It's almost totally lost the way I did it. More like a silhouette, I guess. Thanks for stopping by again.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Jan 2008, 01:18
Beautiful effect, and dramatic aspect...like the front cover illustration of a coffeetable book on Amsterdam. Great stuff, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Maybe I should do my own e-Book, Ray. You've been such a good mentor. smile Thanks.
Very creative though I prefer the original one smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Zeb. I always appreciate your feedback. smile
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 27 Jan 2008, 17:16
Nice work with the filters. It feels like a print in an old newspaper.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Jewlya!
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 2 Feb 2008, 16:12
You already know what I think of your windmills and your skills with processing...so I just say: A canvas of pure delight!
Ginnie Hart: You make such a delightful fan, Lina! We make a good Mutual Admiration Society. smile
Likey, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You always know how to make my day, José-Angel! Muchas gracias.

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