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A Mid-Week Break

 

Sometimes it helps to loosen up a bit!

(Hellouw, NL)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Sometimes it helps to loosen up a bit!

(Hellouw, NL)

 

 

 

comments (36)

How unusual a find. I like it.
Ginnie Hart: It was unusual even for me, Jacquelyn. They look like posts that we see in the canals here before bridges.
Unrelenting.
Ginnie Hart: So it seems. Michael!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 29 Apr 2015, 03:34
what a neat picture! i like everything about it, every branch, every blade of grass smile
Ginnie Hart: What a sweet thing to say, Elaine. Thank you.
And sometimes you need to lean on someone else.
Ginnie Hart: True that, Michael!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Apr 2015, 04:40
I wonder how old those are. They survived many years in the water. Maybe it is good that they are together, they might fall apart...
Wonderful picture, love the 'see-through-horizon'.
Ginnie Hart: You know I LOVE the willows at this time of the year, when you can see through them. But those posts all bundled up together...I had never seen that before. I wonder if they're saving them for the future? or an art object???
Well that is interesting! I like how you've framed it so the trees are a filter to the background!
Ginnie Hart: This is the first time I've seen such a bundle of posts here in Dutchland, Elizabeth. And since I love the willows here, it was double the pleasure. smile
There is strength in unity Ginnie...Superb image!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard, and very true. Unity is often what helps us relax!
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Apr 2015, 06:17
They almost look like wooden staddle-stones
Ginnie Hart: So I did a Google of 'staddle stones' and got my education, Lisl. grin Thank you.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Apr 2015, 07:06
They're all drunk!
Ginnie Hart: Probably so, Chris. Drying out from the canal water they sat in for eons.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Apr 2015, 07:22
Ik hou van het poldershap. Eeen fijne foto!
Ginnie Hart: I love the polder, too, Philine. Bedankt.
  • Focales
  • France
  • 29 Apr 2015, 07:38
Completely surprising these trunks attached together. Has you he a reason in it there?
Ginnie Hart: I have no idea why they're there, Marie, no. But they are posts from the canal before a bridge, so they've been in water for probably a long time.
Pollard on the Polder Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: That's one way of putting it, Bill, for sure!
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 29 Apr 2015, 08:07
Some one rounded up the posts, I see.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they did, Brian. But don't we all wonder why??!!
Pollarding in the polder Ginnie. I am doing my best to loosen up right now.
Ginnie Hart: Good for you, Chad. smile
No matter how hard it tries, I don't think that pile of post is going to turn into a tree.
Ginnie Hart: Nope. You're right, Mary. I've been told it's a farmer's way of making art out in the polder. smile
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 29 Apr 2015, 10:48
I love these pollarded punk willow trees
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Richard. I can never get enough of them. smile
They pollard so low in the Netherlands? I would probably call this coppicing. wink
Doesn't matter, long cut, short cut, as long as it's a good cut!
Ginnie Hart: As you can probably tell, LC, these willows weren't cut this season. They don't always get cut every year. Probably next year?
Love the processing here Ginnie. The trees look like the posts have given them a shock. A disturbing look into the future perhaps. LOL
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like your interpretation, Janet. I found out today from a Dutch photographer that this is "farmer's art" out in the polder. smile
They certainly make for a good photo Ginnie, and presumably where the trees are, or what's left of them, is the edge of the polder.
Ginnie Hart: I found out this is considered "farmer's art," Brian, so now we all know. And those trees are the willows that make the Dutch polder so appealing!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Apr 2015, 12:21
I like the pollarding on the trees. Is the bundle of wood some old piles, I wonder?
Ginnie Hart: I love the poldered willows, too, Alan. And those piles are from a canal, I assume, maybe nearby, that the farmer has apparently turned into "farmer's art." How fun. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Apr 2015, 12:39
Excellent, likey. Not because of the mooring posts, but the picture as a whole.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kind sir. You know how to make my day!
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 29 Apr 2015, 12:57
Incredible. Are those stumps embedded way under the ground?
Ginnie Hart: No, Emily. Those are pilings from a canal that for some reason have been made into "farmer's art" out in the polder. smile
Admirable photo Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Fabulous composition!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Robin. Thanks.
I love this Ginnie.. A nice break now and again
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ronky, and oh, yes.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Apr 2015, 15:06
An interesting picture Ginnie, are the tree "stumps" still rooted or have they been placed there?
Ginnie Hart: Those are canal moorings for boats, Anne, and apparently have been placed here as "farmer's art." smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Apr 2015, 15:06
Fabulous haircuts all round, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Gotta love the Dutch willows, Ray!
superbe sepia! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP.
i have no idea why they would have old water markers tied together in the treeline of a field Ginnie... but i makes for an interesting image....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Someone Dutch told me it's "farmer's art" out in the polder, Peter. Makes sense to me. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Apr 2015, 22:35
A delightful image smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Cherry.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 30 Apr 2015, 01:11
Nice treatment!! Like the break up of the rhythm/pattern. Very good.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Bonnie, for your kind comment.
Beautiful composition!
Have a nice day!
Angela Donava
http://www.lookbooks.fr/
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Angela, for stopping by and commenting here.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 30 Apr 2015, 08:05
J'aime le côté ancien de cette photo
JP
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, JP.
Amazing composition!
Have a nice day!
Natallia Jolliet
http://www.alexphotographygeneva.blogspot.com/
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Natallia.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 1 May 2015, 00:48
The four bushes without leaves could almost be mistaken for beings with hair. smile Awesome photo, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Those are the famous Dutch willows, Kay, that I just love. The Dutch polder wouldn't be the polder without them. Thanks.
Great use of texture and use of framing, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Very kind of you, Hollie. Thank you.

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