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Learning Young


You already know that Amsterdam is a city of bikes.  Let me tell you--they really start young!

(And yes, I'm still cleaning out my Unassigned pics!)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Learning Young


You already know that Amsterdam is a city of bikes.  Let me tell you--they really start young!

(And yes, I'm still cleaning out my Unassigned pics!)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (27)

The best way to learn anything is to start young! I am picturing little fingers struggling with that lock. Something tells me that parents take care of that part for a while. smile
Ginnie Hart: You are so right about starting young on anything, Karen. I sure wish I was this young learning Dutch!! Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 1 Sep 2007, 01:09
Love the selective colouring.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Aussie. For me it's a way of telling you what's important to me in the pic, I guess. smile
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Sep 2007, 01:09
nicely done Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Paul. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Sep 2007, 02:16
Great image, Ginnie. Selective colouring is really well done, and makes the picture even more interesting.
Ginnie Hart: You know me, Ray. I'm gonna do it whether people like it or not! Gotta have fun, right?! smile Thanks.
I would alxays love your partial desaturation Ginnie... It really gives to pictures a dynamisn. Really good.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Flo, to be so accepting of these times I have fun. Different strokes for different folks, I know. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany, Münster
  • 1 Sep 2007, 07:42
O yes, very typical for Amsterdam, additional with the boat as an other typical transportation in Holland. I love the selective colouring, too, the HipHop- bike of the child. This makes the photo even more interesting, indeed! I like the change of circular and rectilinear lines, too.
Ginnie Hart: I actually took this pic several months ago, Philine, but seeing the wee bikes still grabs my attention even today. I liked this bike against the larger adult bike to give it scale.

And yes, the boat is very definitely another mode of transportation. I'm guessing the wee ones don't start too young driving those, however? smile
Very accomplished. I like it
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Chris. Thanks.
I love the way you handle selective colouring. This is another excellent example.(:o)
Ginnie Hart: You're one of the ones who likes it, Roz. I'm glad. smile Thanks.
Ginnie! This is soo cute, totally love it! Fantastic coloring, too.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Mad, for stopping by and commenting. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany, Münster
  • 1 Sep 2007, 08:17
Sorry, that this photo can't be reality, quite less accidents of children would happen!
Ginnie Hart: I've wondered about that, Philine. I would guess there are LOTS of bike accidents, especially with the children! So sad to think about that.
  • Roland
  • France
  • 1 Sep 2007, 08:19
Nice idea Ginnie.. It work's very well here !
Ginnie Hart: You're so kind to say so, Roland. Thanks.
Nice photo, I wonder about the small bike in colour here... though.
Ginnie Hart: HA! It's not everyone's cuppa tea, Wim, and I find that out every time I post one. I have too much fun doing them, however, to stop. smile
  • Scarlet
  • Holland
  • 1 Sep 2007, 09:08
Oh, this brings back memories. I can still see myself on a similar bike with my dad's hand on my back gently steering me. He's passed away now so thank you for bringing back this memory.
Ginnie Hart: So glad I could bring back some fond memories for you, Scarlet. Thanks for saying so.
Love selectiving coloring too :d. i like what you have done here Granny! Brillant idea here on what you have done.
Ginnie Hart: I'm glad you're one of my s-c fans, NaCha, because I have too much fun doing it! smile Thanks.
See you getting really fond of selective colouring, nice one here
Ginnie Hart: Every once in awhile, it's fun to do, S/S. I try not to get too carried way. Truth be known, I did this one a long time ago and am kicking it out of my Unassigned pics--on a weekend. smile
I like how you did this black&white + colours, Ginnie!
Now is the question: How did you do that?
secret answer you can do by emailing (or not at all)

have agood weekend in Amsterdam smileJoAnn
Ginnie Hart: I have just sent you an e-mail, JoAnn, because first I need to know if you have PhotoShop software? It's something I enjoy doing from time to time. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany, Münster
  • 1 Sep 2007, 10:09
Maybe, Ginnie, that I have not expressed correctly my thought in English, I think, if the bikes of the children would be more colourful, i.e. more conspicuous, the adult would give more attention to the children on thier bikes en less accidents would happen.
Ginnie Hart: Oh! I get it, Philine. You are so right. More color would definitely help!!! Thanks for the clarification.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Sep 2007, 10:35
Great shot Ginnie and the colour works well. Lover the name of the bike Hip Hop really groovy child rides this bike. LOL smile
Ginnie Hart: I love the name, too, Tracy. Hip Hop kids are the best. grin
Like the selective colouring - it really lifts out the litle bike smile
Ginnie Hart: That was definitely the point, Aksel, so I'm glad it worked. smile Thanks.
Ginnie, this is sooooo well done and has great charm. Keep them coming!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, William. Thanks.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 1 Sep 2007, 15:49
This is so cute, Ginnie. I like the selective coloring you've done here.
Ginnie Hart: It makes you smile, doesn't it, Kay. Thanks. smile
Very nicely processed.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael.
I love these shots you do with just a touch of colour. Very nice. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dave. I'm glad there are some of you who do like it because I have so much fun doing it. smile
  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Sep 2007, 23:57
Watch out she's back to selective colouring ! Nice one Gin I'll see you next week.

J
Ginnie Hart: Yup. She can't stop doing it (even though this was from awhile back and I'm cleaning out my files!).

Looking forward to meeting you, Johnny! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Sep 2007, 23:01
From that last remark I gather you will be joining the party. Unfortunately customs won't allow me to bring my own meat and if I have to eat mad cow's meat, I'd rather stay home tongue

This an excellent picture. Just love the B&W quality and the selective colouring. One of these days you will have to teach me how to do it.

That lock on the kids bike, oh my what has the world come to that you have to lock up that little thing like that. Or is it just to keep it from falling into the canal?
Ginnie Hart: Too bad we won't see you at the party, Louis. I'll be sure to think of you at least once. smile

Any time you want to know about selective coloring, I'll be delighted to tell you how I do it. Any time.

And yes, you're quite right about the senselessness of having to lock up ANY bike, let alone this child's!
Very well done !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Zeb.
This is good stuff Genie, I really like the processing. I don't have any processing software, I'm currently looking at Paint shop pro. Photoshop..., too expensive.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Sesan. Let me know if you want to know more about Photoshop! Thanks.

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