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What More Can You Ask For?

As I was out-n-about in Amsterdam a week ago, I saw sights like this that just amaze me...still.  I can't tell you how many pics I've taken of Amsterdam's bridges and canals.  How can I keep them from becoming ho-hum?

So I added the Watercolor Filter in PhotoShop to make this a bit more unique, I hope.  (Since I know some of you will ask, here's the same pic without the Watercolor Filter.)

[Today Donica and I are in New York City on vacation!]


What More Can You Ask For?

As I was out-n-about in Amsterdam a week ago, I saw sights like this that just amaze me...still.  I can't tell you how many pics I've taken of Amsterdam's bridges and canals.  How can I keep them from becoming ho-hum?

So I added the Watercolor Filter in PhotoShop to make this a bit more unique, I hope.  (Since I know some of you will ask, here's the same pic without the Watercolor Filter.)

[Today Donica and I are in New York City on vacation!]


comments (27)

very artistic. Looks very familiar though.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Busola.
  • Deb
  • United States
  • 23 Apr 2007, 01:48
I like that! I may have to give it a try myself. That's one filter I've yet to plunder lol smile
The original is very nice, too. It may take you years to sort through all of the pictures you've taken ;~wink
Ginnie Hart: Try it, Deb; you'll like it. grin

I'm actually trying to stay on top of my pics each day that I take them. Now, of course, I'm trying to get my hands around NYC!
Ginnie, what can I say? Both images are pure magic! I like them very much. You can easily frame both of them and hang'em on a wall!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweeyheart, Kay, as always. Thank you much.
Such a lovely setting. It's obvious why you'd want to set your creativity free with the beautiful cityscape. smile Thanks for sharing both photos, it's so fun to compare!
Ginnie Hart: You of all people would know why this was fun, Mad. Thanks for your support, as always!
  • Julischka
  • the centre of EU
  • 23 Apr 2007, 07:32
Oh, lovely. Great use of thi effect again.
NYC, I'd love to see this city some day. Hope you're having a great time.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Julia, for your filter support. smile

We're having a blast here in NYC, tiring ourselves out every day thus far. Now we'll ready to go out again today!
OoooooOhH Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Just for you, Busola. smile
Another shot for the Amsterdam tourist board. Well done!!!!!!!
Ginnie Hart: Awww, shucks, Shakara. Thanks. smile
When you reply to Julia make sure see knows she's not seeing NYC !!!!!! I love this Ginnie and I'm going to take a back seat now and let you shine with your brilliant city/canal shots. How was the hot dog ?

John
Ginnie Hart: HA! You think she diesn't know, Johnny?? grin

We didn't have our hot dog yesterday but we WILL one of these days. I have taken several pics of the hotdog carts, though, if that counts! smile
This makes me wanna visit Amsterdam again smile
Ginnie Hart: I hope so, Magnus! It's such a unique city.
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK.
  • 23 Apr 2007, 09:18
And here they come - the canals, bridges and bicycles.

This is far from ho-hum and is as good a picture of Amsterdam as I have seen. The watercolour treatment lifts an already well-composed image and certainly makes it an "I want to be there" shot.

Well done Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yup. You're right, Colin. Here they all come!

Thanks for your very kind comment.
  • Kedar
  • India
  • 23 Apr 2007, 09:53
Hi Ginnie, great work with the watercolour filter. The photo looks like a painting from some art gallery!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks for your comment, Kedar.
  • Sinem
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 23 Apr 2007, 10:15
Oh, don't you just love the watercolour filter? This is amazing, Ginnie. You should sell this is an art gallery. smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Sinem, I LOVE that filter! You're a sweetheart.
it's a painting....
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it is Nicola. I really like that filter!
now this i really like with the watercolour (wasnt that keen on the flower one)...lovely effect...
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like this one, Sam.
Beautiful Ginnie... as a painting !!! smile smile
Ginnie Hart: I really do like that filter, as you can tell, Florence!
  • chris p
  • "Cry 'God for Harry, England and Saint George!'"
  • 23 Apr 2007, 12:31
One to print up Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your vote of confidence, Chris.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Apr 2007, 13:23
So you are in New Amsterdam for holiday. Enjoy it.

I would have tried for lowest impact watercolours, but I guess yours would be better. This is excellent and deserve to be framed - first pic for the new apartment/home?
Ginnie Hart: New Amsterdam is right, Louis. I've seen that sign many times thus far!! We are loving the Big Apple!

Your suggestions are always important to me, so thanks.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 23 Apr 2007, 13:55
So what did you do with all the people? Turn them into bikes? lol

Suby
Ginnie Hart: Where have all the people gone...now you've got me humming, Suby. grin
lovely shot,it reminds me of the red light district smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! No, it's not but I'm sure it's similar. Wasn't there this trip, Dotun. smile
nicely done, and Dotun what were you doing in the Red light district
Ginnie Hart: LOL at your reference to Dotun, Layeni. Good come-back. grin
This is one that works nicely with the watercolour filter. I almost like it better this way. Have fun in NYC and show us your photos soon.
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like it, Karen, We're having a blast here in the Big Apple and will need a vacation from the vacation when we're through!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 23 Apr 2007, 19:48
I agree it works very well with the filter. Love that late afternoon or early morning light coming across.

NYC is over for me, but you've just begun! Can't wait to see the photos you post from it. (Mine are pretty hohum artistically! A few snapshots of our memories, and that's what counts. But I'm sure you'll have some stellar ones!)

Lots of love and appreciation, again, to both of you!!
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like this, Ruth.

And yes, we're still luxuriating in the memory of you here with us. In a couple more days we'll need a vacation after our vacation!

And BTW, your pics thus far are FAR from ho-hum! They are spectacular!
I like the water colour - especially the light becomes better with that filter, in my opinion.

The water and bridge part is very nice smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Aksel. Thanks.
Lovely. A good use of the filter.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Red Pen.
looks like a very romantic place to be. I like your choice of using the watercolour filter.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Genevieve. Thank you kindly.
  • Ellie
  • 23 Apr 2007, 23:18
Yes, I think you should print this one. smile
Ginnie Hart: That's a nice vote of confidence, Ellie. Thanks. smile
Wow - Like it very much, I like this impressionist result wich fit perfectly with your shot, In fact it prooves that a good composition is necessary to get a good result with this kind of Photoshop effect !

Bravo ! smile
Ginnie Hart: That means a lot coming from you, Zeb. Thanks!

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