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Togetherness


A week of bicycles in Zürich, Switzerland, from last November!

I look forward to the day!
In the meantime, I seek perspective.


Togetherness


A week of bicycles in Zürich, Switzerland, from last November!

I look forward to the day!
In the meantime, I seek perspective.


comments (51)

Lovely and good compo, Ginnie! Once again the bikes are the stars!
Ginnie Hart: The bikes are often stars for me, José Angel. smile Gracias.
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 3 Apr 2009, 01:20
Love all the textures in this shot from the wall and the old fashioned street! But of course the bikes are the real attraction. I like it!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, those bikes do like to steal the show, Andy. Thanks.
  • rian
  • Mobile, US
  • 3 Apr 2009, 01:28
i think the diagonals cutting the frame make this a strong composition.. of course the tone looks really great too.. nice shot! smile
Ginnie Hart: It's a pretty simply, almost blah image, Rian, but I did like the lines of perspective! Thanks.
A wonderful shot. Very crisp and great tones. It almost looks like forced perspective. I love the composition.
Ginnie Hart: It was the perspective that most caught my eye after the bikes, Michael. Thanks.
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 3 Apr 2009, 01:38
I see the slopes are getting shallower... a good trend, methinks. smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Larry, and not too bumpy for the tush. smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 3 Apr 2009, 02:14
It will happen one day soon, I hope. Lovely image my friend.
Ginnie Hart: It's getting closer and closer, Aussie. We can taste it. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Apr 2009, 02:42
Hitched the horses, then sauntered into the bar for a drink...
Ginnie Hart: That's probably not exactly what WE had in mind, Ray. grin LOL
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 3 Apr 2009, 03:13
Together they are! I wish i had my bike with me no =P
Ginnie Hart: I'm very eager to get back into bike riding, Brian. It will happen soon.
Ah, it is that time of year, the mating season for bicycles the world over, when L'amour is high in the air. Wheels gently caress, suspension compresses suggestively and thoughts of tangling chains fill those metal minds! ha ha

Beautifully composed, Ginnie. A jewel
Ginnie Hart: I do like the way your mind works, dear Paul. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Apr 2009, 05:13
Did they stop for an ice-cream on the way, prachtige foto, prachtige kleuren, amazing composition, this is calender quality and a likey to me, let's go for a ride........TGIF.....there is time enough over the weekend.
Ginnie Hart: One day our bikes will be knuffeling like this, MLMA. And yes, WE stopped for an ice cream while the bikes did their thing. They waited for us patiently. Ray thinks we went into the bar for a drink. Ice cream is definitely more our style. smile TGIF. Het hopen jij bent hebbend een goede dag.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 3 Apr 2009, 05:22
So I'm guessing you're going to move to Zurich? Love the capture. Such old world charm.
Ginnie Hart: Not to Zurich, Sherri, but nearby to the Netherlands. It won't be too much longer...as soon as the house sells!
  • Alex
  • Spain
  • 3 Apr 2009, 06:17
Veo que le estas sacando juego a esas bicicletas que deambulan por esas calles, me gustan las texturas que has conseguido en la pared.
Saludos.
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, como siempre, Alex.
Wonderful timeless capture Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Bicycles do have that timeless feel, Richard, don't they!
''We want to be break free'' richard
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Richard. A bit of coziness helps from time to time. smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 3 Apr 2009, 07:15
Lovely composition Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tony.
This si very peaceful looking, Ginnie. What a shame that the corrosion is staining the wall.
Ginnie Hart: The corrosion seemed strange, Chad...not something I saw often.
I love the way it is framed Ginnie and the border works perfectly for me.

This is the kind of shot with which I would like to test some OOB (Out of Bounds) skills, but I'm not too good with Post Processing with Photoshop. I can point to a tutorial on OOB I went through sometime back in case you are interested - http://classictutorials.blogspot.com/2007/02/out-of-bounds.html
Ginnie Hart: I have bookmarked your link, Thomas, and have actually read it through, word for word. Maybe I'll try it some day. And you're right, this would be the perfect image for it! Thanks.
A lot of grey in your photo. Have a colorful weekend!
Ginnie Hart: It rained cats and dogs here last night, Wim, so I guess the gray is appropriate! smile
Interesting series! I like "two" in this shot smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your vote, Robert. smile It always intrigues me what people like best. Sometimes it's the one I almost didn't post (like "two").
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Apr 2009, 07:44
Ginnie, I suppose you are in your mind and heart half (or fully) in Nederland- fietsenland- tulpenland...! A fine composed, rather geometric pic with different lines!
Ginnie Hart: If we can be two places at once, I AM, Philine. Definitely. Thanks for knowing and understanding.
crisp,well composed and ..lovely grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dabobabo.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Apr 2009, 09:30
Just shows you don't need people in a picture to portray togetherness. Lovely image Ginnie and the sentiments behind it shine through.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: You know, Ingrid, and I thank you. We have "a cloud of witnesses" these days that supports us more than you know!
great photo, I ove this sepia look
Ginnie Hart: You know me, Chantal, because so do I! smile
une belle perspective j'aime bien ce contraste mur sol A+
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Patrick, as always!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Apr 2009, 12:42
Perfect pair, young and old. Must admit I would hate to have my window used as a bicycle park ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Mine is the old with the basket, Mike. grin And I know what you mean about the window.
great shot. i like. reminds me..this will be the first summer i decide to really take my bike out ...by riding it..not walking it hahaha...

smile enjoy the weekend.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I haven't had a bike in a long time, Sarina, because Atlanta neighborhoods are all spread out...no possible to ride your bike from here to there. But when I move to The Netherlands, I will definitely have a bike! smile
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 3 Apr 2009, 12:57
Ginnie .. so piecefull touch .. you make my weekend ;-)
Ginnie Hart: When I make your weekend, Klaus, you make mine. grin
You'll definitely love Cambridge for it's architecture and vast number of bicycles. Lovely colour tones.
Ginnie Hart: Anywhere there are bikes, Fotografa, I love. smile I actually went to Oxford once, having to choose between it or Cambridge. Next time I'll choose Cambridge.
That second bike looks like my sort of speed! Sedate tongue
Ginnie Hart: HA! You picked the right one, Bill, because that's mine...with the basket for groceries, etc. (...in my next life!) smile
Good title for the image smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your vote, S&S. smile
You seek perspective and you find it. Fantastic.
Ginnie Hart: I do, Albert, every day. Living in the Now and looking towards the future...a balancing act!
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 3 Apr 2009, 14:02
Two lovers? ;-)
Ginnie Hart: You are very perceptive, Sidney! For me, that's what they represent. Thanks.
Very subtle image once again Ginnie, now all you need is two ladies bikes.
Ginnie Hart: HA! We will have no problem swinging our legs over these bikes, Brian. grin
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Apr 2009, 14:42
We'll be cheering too!
Ginnie Hart: I know you will be, Chris, which is half the fun. smile
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 3 Apr 2009, 17:26
awesome shot. just peaceful seeing the bikes there, and I wonder how much fun it would be walking up those elevated streets!
Ginnie Hart: More fun riding down them, Liang, I think?! smile
Nice texture ...I used to do a lot of cycling in my youth..which stood me in good stead health wise. I think I would fall off now. Good one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: No way, Ron. They say you never forget how to ride a bike!!! smile
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Apr 2009, 19:02
Great picture, it speaks for it's self Musketeer smile
Have a good weekend mijn vriend.
Ginnie Hart: Soon, Tracy, soon! I feel it in my bones. smile
It's amazing what we find from visiting other countries and what we take with us for the future... I so know what you mean. smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, ET. I think I have always been more European than American from as long as I can remember! Seriously.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 3 Apr 2009, 22:40
Really not the right comment, but I thought of "two bicycles made for two" (Duh!)
Ginnie Hart: Nothing wrong with THAT, Ellie. And there is such a thing as ONE bicycle made for two, of course. smile Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 3 Apr 2009, 22:41
A really good composition and I love the different textures in this picture.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, as always, Frida.
  • Beat
  • Switzerland
  • 4 Apr 2009, 07:25
lovely composition and very well captured
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Beat.
  • Nathan
  • United States
  • 4 Apr 2009, 08:56
Awesome textures and tones. Lovely shot, makes me want to go and take my bike out!
Ginnie Hart: Just do it , Nathan. It would probably do your soul good. smile
I think the back one is the male and makes love to the other one. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! You may be right, Gabor. grin
Another good one Ginnie : I like very much !!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
Such a nice soft feel to it.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Christopher. It was the perspective that caught my eye.
  • namaki
  • France
  • 5 Apr 2009, 18:57
Nice bicycles serie Ginnie ! I like the tone of the photo ... looks a bit ancient !
Ginnie Hart: Bikes feel that way to me, Namaki...Timeless. smile
You seem to have a thing for bicycles in the past few days. I like the textures.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ade...it was a week of bicycles. smile I love them.
Una foto encantadora...
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Emil!
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 13 Apr 2009, 13:15
You've made me sigh... (it's not very heathy for me to see so many picture of you, at the same time... gringrin)
Ginnie Hart: I know exactly what you mean, Lina! Likewise!!
  • Cliff
  • Germany
  • 21 Apr 2009, 00:37
Remembers me of my home town Münster, where we believe that actually every student owns two bikes smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Do you know, we have someone on SC (not a blogger but a commenter) who is from Münster. Her name is Philine. smile I bet she would concur.
So simple, yet so great a composition.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, thank you!!

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