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This is a series of pics from when we were at the family cottage in Michigan over the Fourth of July.

Even the boats have to rest at the end of the day.  They had quite a workout!

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


R&R

This is a series of pics from when we were at the family cottage in Michigan over the Fourth of July.

Even the boats have to rest at the end of the day.  They had quite a workout!

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (37)

Love this, Ginnie. black and white is just right.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Mary.
Very nice tonal range! PS, good light, or both?
Ginnie Hart: HA! I did PS this, Martin, but have no clue what I did. I think all my conversions are a bit of this and a bit of that. Maybe I should try being more consistent. smile But the light at the end of the day certainly did help! (Or was this in the morning??)
like the framing and tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Dotun, as always!
excellent pov and i love the nosalgia of it in b&w.
Ginnie Hart: Nostalgia is a good word for this, Lizzie. Thanks.
Nice capture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tony.
This is such a deep picture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. I like that, Fehinti. Thanks.
Love the reflection. Love the toning. Nice shot Granny! :d
Ginnie Hart: You tickle me to death, Nacha. smile
Awesome shot Ginnie. Its so nice to come back after a long time and see such great captures. Lovely tones and great framing. I must say that you are getting really good at this smile
Ginnie Hart: You are so very kind, Thomas. As they say, flattery will get you everywhere! grin
I like the diagonal line the boat have in the pic. Beeing a reflection-lover I must say that the reflection you have here is just fab smile To me that reflection is a greta pic in itself...
Ginnie Hart: I'm glad you mentioned the reflection, Aksel, because that's what I love most about this pic. Thanks a million.
The reflection of the boat on the water is really stunning...
Great point of vieuw... A beauty!

Kind regards,
Lu mik spastiek'
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Lu mik, for stopping by and commenting!
Another great picture. I wonder how it would look in colour?
Ginnie Hart: Well, I have it in color from the original, Chad. Maybe I can send you a link via e-mail.
Ginnie this boat has a thousand stories to tell. Love the reflection at the front. smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it does, Tracy, for sure. Thank you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Jul 2007, 11:49
Excellent, the line, the shadow, reflection in the shadow, the overworked boat. Taken for a ride by the family all day (pun intended).

Heh, heh - how many love stories can this boat tell?
Ginnie Hart: If the boat could speak, Louis! Who knows...not only some love stories but arguments needing resolution as well! Nothing quite like a slow boat ride (most of the time without a motor, just oars) around the lake to put things into perspective! smile Thanks.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 25 Jul 2007, 12:15
Beautifully photographed and lovely conversion, Gramma Ginn. I found a nice little tutorial on using calculations in PS for b&w conversions, I will try to dig it out for you, although I have an idea it was on DVD. The toning and clarity of this photo are super and the reflection is ace. Many kind regards, Neil.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Neil. If you find it, you know I'll love seeing it. I always am ready for improvement!
Ohhh! First that I have thought when I have seen this photo, it is to hang it in my dining room. It is very good. But, I am only going to put a defect: The motor of the boat would not have to be, right? I am going it to put in my "likeys" in case someday you I request it! wink
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, Jose, most of the time this boat does NOT have a motor. Don brought it up for the weekend. Usually it's just a humble rowboat! smile You are so kind. Thanks.
Cool

Suby
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Suby. smile
Nicely captured Ginnie - works really well in B&W.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bernie.
Love the reflection and tones here Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like it, Bridge. Thanks.
best till now i think...superbly moody and lovely...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for saying so, Sam. Coming from you that means a lot.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 25 Jul 2007, 15:52
beautiful tones ginnie. i would not even mind if it was cropped at the top so we concentrated on the reflection at the bottom. nice cooking now if only you could remember the recipe
Ginnie Hart: You have me curious now, Neal. How far down would you have cropped it?

HA! Next time I'll try to remember what I did but I'm pretty sure I did NOT use PS Channels or...what's the other one. I think I desaturated and then worked on Shadows/Highlights and Contrast and probably Levels.
Excellent composition. The boat has a weathered beauty, doesn't it? Love the reflection.
Ginnie Hart: Yup. That's what I mean, Red Pen, about its being a saint! smile Thanks.
  • Chris
  • 25 Jul 2007, 16:49
I think you have the contrast almost perfect... the front inside of the boat is just a little bright... but I LOVE the texture captured in the photo!
Ginnie Hart: Yup, Chris, I agree on the "just a little bright." Probably should have worked on that a bit more!

BTW, which Chris are you?? Inquiring minds and all. smile
This is a gorgeous photograph, Ginnie. The colour is sublime, and I love the refection. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Roz. Thanks.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 25 Jul 2007, 19:25
Excellent contrast and a great composition work!... This boat proved to be great fun for all the family, including the photographer grin
Ginnie Hart: You're so kind, Lina. Thank you.
I like this photo alot Ginnie. The black and white works well with it and the reflection makes it very interesting. Its awesome.
Ginnie Hart: I knew there was a reason why I missed you, DD! grin Thanks a million.
  • Kay
  • 25 Jul 2007, 20:48
Ginnie, this one belongs matted and framed...hung on a wall. To do any less would be injustice!! grin Likey's time for me.
Ginnie Hart: You are just way too sweet and kind, Kay. I'm blushing. But thank you anyway! smile
Lovely Ginnie. Wonderful range of tones - we are almost using the same palette at the moment!! Composition is spot on too. David.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, David. Thanks.
  • Dudee
  • Purwokerto-Indonesia
  • 25 Jul 2007, 21:04
i think the all commnt was tell everything, It's wonderfull scene Ginnie, ops! forgot, Gramma Ginn wink hehe..
Ginnie Hart: HA! Yup, just call me Gramma Ginn! smile Thanks, Dudee.
Very nice composition and B and W. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dave.
  • blackdog
  • Warwickshire on Blissfull Broadband
  • 25 Jul 2007, 22:13
Lovely crisp shot Ginnie - that clear Northern light shines thro' Mike
Ginnie Hart: It definitely stays light late there, Mike! Thanks.
Lovely capture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie.
If I just close my eyes to the outboard motor, this image conjures up "Tales of the Riverbank" and Ratty and Mole going out on the river for a picnic. I so loved reading those stories to my kids. On long car journeys they would assume these characters to pass the time and the kids always insisted I was Badger!

Love the range of tones, the superb reflection and the angles formed by the jetty and boat. Quality image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Such sweet memories of Ratty, Mole and Badger. Thanks for that, Jose Ann.
  • cara
  • 27 Jul 2007, 04:25
Perfection . . .
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Cara. Thank you.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan/Ireland at the moment
  • 27 Jul 2007, 22:15
Don't we love our old beat around boat.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ruth, we do!
Nicely done in B&W tones !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Zeb. You're such a good, faithful fan. smile
Lovely, timeless image. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart for backtracking, Dave. Thanks.
my kind of shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Yeni, for stopping by and commenting. That means a lot.

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