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Got Crane?

No, this is not a "Crane Theme."  But yesterday's pic reminded me of what I saw when I was leaving Hannover for Amsterdam last week.  There were so many cranes intersecting each other that I'm quite sure the men could have easily jumped from one to the other.  See the man up there on the right?  I venture to say he is not afraid of heights.  :) 

BTW, some of you old-timers (ha!) may remember this "shattered" structure from last November.  This is exactly where these cranes are working, building a shopping center and parking ramp near the Hauptbahnhof (train station).

In case you're confused, I am in Atlanta these next few days!



Got Crane?

No, this is not a "Crane Theme."  But yesterday's pic reminded me of what I saw when I was leaving Hannover for Amsterdam last week.  There were so many cranes intersecting each other that I'm quite sure the men could have easily jumped from one to the other.  See the man up there on the right?  I venture to say he is not afraid of heights.  :) 

BTW, some of you old-timers (ha!) may remember this "shattered" structure from last November.  This is exactly where these cranes are working, building a shopping center and parking ramp near the Hauptbahnhof (train station).

In case you're confused, I am in Atlanta these next few days!



comments (22)

  • Mia
  • 13 Mar 2007, 00:11
I was on a crane once and this shot portrays my terror smile Good shot Ginnie. I wonder where you were standing, given you seem to be at some elevation
Ginnie Hart: No, Mia. I was actually on the ground looking up, almost overhead. They were just across the street from me. And there actually were several other cranes below these in the distance that I did not include.

Are you serious about being on a crane? That's unbelievable! WHY!
This reminds me of the beginning to the most recent James Bond film. It would be a perfect location for a daring chase, hopping from crane to crane. wink
Ginnie Hart: I saw that movie, Karen, but don't remember the beginning, but I'll take your word for it. You're right about the perfect place for a chase!
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 13 Mar 2007, 04:51
Hi Gramma Ginn. Technically, a very good photograph, I have to say I find the picture rather busy, although I understand what you are trying to achieve. I have a feeling that a night shot would have made for a more interesting photo. Personal preference? maybe, honest? definitely. All of this of course, does not make it a bad photograph, quite the opposite, it is good. Many kind regards, Neil.-x-
Ginnie Hart: If you think THIS one is busy, Neil, you should have seen all the cranes I decided not to include! HA! I narrowed them down to this. And actually, that busy-ness was part of the point! I have never seen one site with that many cranes in operation at the same time.

I wonder if they have lights on at night? Of course, I wasn't there at night and just took what I was given at the moment. As always, thanks for your comment.
HUMMM !!! really impressive... I must admit I feel afraid : that's my world too... I prefer ducks...
Ginnie Hart: HA! You sound like Donica, who is very afraid of heights. She preferes ducks as well. smile
I like this composition Ginnie. The frame is full of action. Quite a macho shot I would say grin
Ginnie Hart: It was full of action indeed, Thomas. Just don't let Louis hear that it's a macho shot, however. smile
nice lines here, this crane is interesting to watch. The S3 has quite a powerful zoom smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Dafredo, the S3 is a 12x optical zoom, which I love. Thanks for your comment.
Nice shot.. It looks like some convulated web up there
Ginnie Hart: It is, Shakara! Indeed!
This is a very nice shot and like Neil my personal preference would have been a night shot or at least evening. Heights do not bother me, must be the Blackfoot blood running through me, so I would have loved being up there with that guy taking shots down at you guys looking up.
Ginnie Hart: Aha! So the red-bloo9ded indian is there within! I love it, Johnny. smile

As I told Neil, I wonder if they have lights on at night? Of course, I wasn't there at night and just took what I was given at the moment. Next time I'll check to see if you're up there with a camera looking down at me.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 13 Mar 2007, 10:04
I like that it's red. And that little sign: does it say "bam" or "barn"? These are complicated, impressive structures, aren't they?
Ginnie Hart: I think the sign says "BAM" but haven't a clue what it means, Ruth. Maybe it's the name of the crane company? But yes, this was very complicated. Hard to sort out what goes with which crane!
  • Louis
  • 13 Mar 2007, 11:20
Hey you are a sexist smile Why wouldn't women be able to jump from crane to crane?

Jokes apart, like i said in yesterday's comment, you can get the most interesting pictures of cranes criss-crossing the sky. Great picture.
Ginnie Hart: I assure you, Louis, that if there are women up there (in Germany???), they too would be able to jump from crane to crane. smile You are so right about the criss-crossing in the sky. It really was quite amazing. And I didn't even include all the cranes that were there!
  • Mia
  • 13 Mar 2007, 12:50
When we stayed in India, my dad did a bunch of building projects for the people in villages and being the intrigued kid, I hopped onto a crane so that I could see "the whole wide wide worrrrld!" Mid-way in the air, I was screaming my head off lol It's amazing 'cuz I'm perfectly okay with paragliding and stuff like that, but cranes... *shudder*
Ginnie Hart: That is way too funny, Mia. I actually think it would be fun but wonder how I'd feel once up there! I'm not afraid of heights, so I'd like to think I'd be okay. Hmm. One never knows for sure, right?
  • Regis
  • 13 Mar 2007, 13:20
Really nice composition with all the lines everywhere.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for your comment, Regis. As I said on your site, I wish I had the ability to add your non-SC site to my Buddies' list because I LOVE your work!
  • Ellie
  • 13 Mar 2007, 15:27
Yikes! There's a man who looks as if he's out for a Sunday stroll ... up there!

Lovely cranes and lovely composition too. It's busy, energetic and incredibly interesting. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ellie. It does have its appeal if you like stuff like this. smile
holy cow - now that is a busy mess! I wouldn't want to be caught in between all of them. Maybe it's called a traffic jam via cranes!
Ginnie Hart: I like that, Jen. A traffic jam!
Love all the lines, horizontal, vertical and diagonal. And this time in red smile This is my kind of shot - love it smile
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like it, Aksel. That makes me happy. smile
..geometrical style....reeeally nice!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Nicola. smile
I'm always confused about where you are...
Great shot; you achieved the sense of intersection masterfully!
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's why I decided to put in a line about my whereabouts. I know it's gotta be confusing!

Welcome back! smile
  • Julischka
  • Germany, near Frankfurt am Main
  • 13 Mar 2007, 18:14
Imagine the red cranes against a blue sky. Interesting picture. smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Julia, you're right. Actually, I think the cranes are a real deep orange, if I remember right. But either way, a blue sky would have been nice. But you know me and overcast skies! smile
  • Dotun
  • 13 Mar 2007, 19:19
Another nice one from you!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sir. smile
  • Petra
  • 13 Mar 2007, 19:53
Look at that man up there!!! Scary stuf...
BAM is a huge dutch contruction company...you will see lots of them when you and Donica are here in Holland..smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Petra, for the added info on BAM. That was my sister (Ruth) who asked. smile As I told Julia, I think they are a deep orange (not red), which makes sense if they're from the Netherlands!
Fine capture Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chris.
I like your perception of cranes, I always wonder how they operate them without accidents??? I have just noticed that there are also cranes on my picture from this day, another coincidence smile
Ginnie Hart: Hmm. Coincidences indeed! I love it. It really would be interesting to get the statistics on accidents with these cranes. Maybe we wouldn't want to know?!

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