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I'll Drink to That


When Astrid and I were first together in Utrecht, Holland, on a photo hunt back in January, we spent most of the day at the Dom Cathedral and showed you our photos from inside.

In the cloister's gardens sits this lovely water fountain, a gift to the city in 1913 from Jan Hendrik Brom.
  On top sits a monk, as seen today in Astrid's photo collage.  This is another example of how two different photographers see the same thing with different eyes, which I LOVE about what we do.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


I'll Drink to That


When Astrid and I were first together in Utrecht, Holland, on a photo hunt back in January, we spent most of the day at the Dom Cathedral and showed you our photos from inside.

In the cloister's gardens sits this lovely water fountain, a gift to the city in 1913 from Jan Hendrik Brom.
  On top sits a monk, as seen today in Astrid's photo collage.  This is another example of how two different photographers see the same thing with different eyes, which I LOVE about what we do.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (43)

  • sherri
  • United States
  • 31 Mar 2008, 02:35
I don't suppose they have much choice in the mattersmile Interesting fountain.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Forever having to open their mouths wide! Thanks, Sherri.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 31 Mar 2008, 03:04
Love the decorative curve on their tails and the wet sheen to the mantle they rest on. Beautiful details Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I love stuff like this, Aussie. Thanks.
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 31 Mar 2008, 03:28
Great detailed Photo,good stuff
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Vintage. I love stuff like this. smile
Evil looking little guys. Or maybe they had too much to drink. Very nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Too much to drink, I think, Michael. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • got down the stairs okay........
  • 31 Mar 2008, 05:42
Partners in Crime for sure, Ginnie, we did have fun on our first picture hunt...rain and the view on top of the Dom and a few pictures of this beautiful fountain, love the DOF, these Little Devils make me kind of grin....love the way they spit...gringrin, nice close-up.
Yes, going together on a photo hunt does not mean that we come up with the same pictures.
Ginnie Hart: Those little devils sure had fun watching us that day. I think we actually made their day. Even the monk watched us out of the corner of his eye! smile We have so many fun memories. Thank you, mijn vriend.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 31 Mar 2008, 05:46
Nice colorkey .. and good sharpness, well done Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Klaus!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Mar 2008, 06:08
You show this fountain-sculpture off really well, Ginnie.
The fantasy animals look very like their roof-plumbing cousins...the gargoyles!
Ginnie Hart: They are indeed cousins to the roof-plumbers, Ray, and I have photos to prove it. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Mar 2008, 07:01
A wonderful example of working together/teamwork of two soulmates! A very sharp and exact photo and I have the feeling as if I now have to keep me dry! But water is always a wonderful element! Have you more sympathy for the wild dragons than for the silent, gentle monk? ;-)
Ginnie Hart: HA! I actually had a monk photo to post but changed my mind at the last minute, Philine. I decided to do this close-up in tandem with Astrid's collage. We do love our photo hunts together. We have gone on at least 5 of them so far, 3 in Utrecht alone. We really learn a lot from each other. You would have fun with us, using your own camera. smile
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 31 Mar 2008, 07:24
Intyeresting looking at flowing water frozen in time, Ginnie. very nice photograph.
Ginnie Hart: That's the thing about capturing water from a fountain, Chad. It does stand still! smile Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 31 Mar 2008, 07:25
wow, this is so very cool! They are spitting put water. I love your com[position too.
Ginnie Hart: The creators who come up with these fountains are so very clever, Kanyi. I love what they do! Thanks.
  • Ann
  • Sucé sur Erdre - France
  • 31 Mar 2008, 07:26
Beautiful fountain and great details !!! Well done ... I go and see Astrid's one just now ... I love when you do that too !!!
Ginnie Hart: We love our photo hunts, Ann. We never come up with the exact same pictures, which I love. Thanks.
  • Blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Mar 2008, 07:39
Feel I have seen these chaps before - the one in the centre looks like he has a long white beard ;o)

Always more fun when shooting with someone else - even if Ingrid accuses me of running ahead to get the best shots first ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Yes, you have seen them before, Mike. I guess they just needed resurrecting again. smile

I love my photo hunts with Astrid because I learn so much from her. She says she also learns from me (but I don't know what!). Often we are nearby but don't have a clue what the other is doing. She almost always sees things I never once saw...but I just have to trust that she did in fact see them. So, when Ingrid goes ahead of you, just look around and find what she misses! smile
Lovely detail of the fountain. Nicely complementary to Astrid's collage. What a team!!
Ginnie Hart: We do enjoy our teamwork, Bill. What can I say. I never thought I would enjoy a photo hunt with someone else, but I do. It's a great way to see new places! Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Mar 2008, 07:55
Like the way the water stands out against the background. They do look rather evil!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: More bark than bite, Ingrid. grin I love how creative the artist was with this one. Thanks.
magnifique! l'objet, la couleur, le plan, ... tout est beau
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear O-P. I've missed you!
These were wonderfully made. A great find and well photographed.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind Wim. I love finding these places in your country!
Beautiful details here Ginnie. I like the tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. I love stuff like this. We don't see much of it here in the States!
  • navin
  • India
  • 31 Mar 2008, 10:20
Good shot. The framing could have been better
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your honesty, Navin. I'm trying not to get too complex with my framing, doing less than more. But I do want it to add and not detract.
You have the perfect exposures to have the water flowing wonderfully like that. Bravo.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Mary. Thank you.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Mar 2008, 12:28
Love it Ginnie the evil looking devilish gargoyles.smile
The texture from top to bottom of your shot is great as you can see the changes, from dry to wet.
Well taken tongue
Ginnie Hart: Did those gargoyles think we would steal their precious water??? Well, we didn't. We actually behaved, Tracy! smile Thanks.
  • Ferdi
  • 31 Mar 2008, 12:39
This is a stunning photo Ginnie... love it...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ferdi. So glad you like it.
belle photo GINNIE, le flou de l'arriere plan ressort bien les gargouilles .beautiful photo
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Lecracleur.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 31 Mar 2008, 12:59
Didn't know gargoyles could be beautiful, but these certainly are as you've captured them. Great.
Ginnie Hart: Gargoyles get such a bad rap, Ruth. I'm learning to enjoy them and actually smile at them. More bark than bite! smile Thanks.
These guys look like they're tired of vomiting all day. Time to unionize! Great picture Ginnie, Astrid's montage is also very good.
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's a great take on these fellas, Kunle. Having to keep their mouths open like that all day long has GOT to wear and tear on them. smile Thanks.
Really a beautiful shot. Like the way you framed this one. The details and DOF are perfect. The fountain itself is really fascinating and I love the design.
Ginnie Hart: I do love stuff like this, John. Thanks! smile
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 31 Mar 2008, 17:01
beautiful.. really crisp...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sam.
  • Kathryn
  • Florida
  • 31 Mar 2008, 17:23
gargoyles! They are some interesting creatures as is their purpose.
Ginnie Hart: I think they have more bark than bite, Kathryn. They don't scare me any more. smile Thanks.
  • Martin
  • Houston, TX
  • 31 Mar 2008, 18:06
I am always amused at how friendly these gargoyles look. Nice capture, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: They get friendlier all the time to me, Martin. They've lost a lot of their bite. smile Thanks.
Nice balance to this with the water each side and I like the green colouring of the metallic parts Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I'm a glutton for that verdigris, Brian. Thanks.
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 31 Mar 2008, 19:42
Hmm, in this picture the gargoyles look quite small, but on Astrid´s picture they look bigger.
Great color tone in this one
Ginnie Hart: And they have much more bark than bite, I've decided! Thanks, Magnus.
I agree very much about how we all see things Ginnie. Maybe we should do a S/C expidition one day
Ginnie Hart: A SC expedition (with Winnie the Pooh) sounds like an excellent idea, Chris. smile Now, where and when??!!
  • mickyboy
  • North Yorkshire
  • 31 Mar 2008, 21:35
Hi, I have been away for a while but have come back to some great shots on the site, this one is great, little Gargoyles.
Ginnie Hart: Welcome back, Mick. The gargoyles say HI to you! smile Thanks.
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Mar 2008, 22:06
Wonderful detail, Ginnie. Lovely sheen to the metal. I agree about how interesting it is to see how people will photograph the same object/sight differently. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: The more the merrier, Roz. So when will you join us?? smile Thanks.
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 31 Mar 2008, 22:35
strong image ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • lasiate
  • Philippines
  • 31 Mar 2008, 23:23
un traitement superbe pour cette sculpture très originale.La matière est particulièrement rendue
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Lasiate, for stopping by again!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Apr 2008, 01:12
great shot and presentation.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir! (I'm missing you this week!)
Great detail and good connection with Astrid! I like!
Ginnie Hart: We are totally loving our photo hunts, José-Angel. Thanks.
  • Still
  • France
  • 1 Apr 2008, 20:37
Awesome fountain and fine composition;
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Still. That means a lot.
  • Aksel
  • ...working in Sweden this week
  • 1 Apr 2008, 20:42
Yes, that is different and at the same time the same - that is what I love too about photography.

I like the fact that you have gone close to get this detail, and I usually would wonder what is in top of this....but now I know grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! We are partners in crime, Astrid and I. What can I say. grin Thanks, Aksel.
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 2 Apr 2008, 09:39
Great DOF. Wonder how this wud have looked if the shutterspeed was a bit higher letting the flowing water to be sharper smile
Ginnie Hart: Now you're talking about using a shutter speed mode instead of the AP mode, Thomas. HA! I don't know as much as you think I do about these things! smile But it sounds wonderful.
Fun...they look like maybe they were originally real, and were cursed to freeze like this forever...smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Jinxed. I like that idea, Dave.
Nicely done Ginnie, the details are amazing ! A likey !!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. You know how to make my day, Zeb! smile
  • Dotun
  • MD, USA
  • 7 Apr 2008, 12:58
Very stunning
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.

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