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I Can't Help It!


I didn't think I'd post another pic from my new camera for awhile because I had several others already queued, waiting to go.  But what can I say!  I'm still like a kid at Christmastime!  Thanks to all of you who are encouraging my enthusiasm.  That means the world to me!

Believe it or not, that's the same crane from Monday's post, sharing the glory with the American Hotel from way back here.
(taken the same day as yesterday's pic) 


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

I Can't Help It!


I didn't think I'd post another pic from my new camera for awhile because I had several others already queued, waiting to go.  But what can I say!  I'm still like a kid at Christmastime!  Thanks to all of you who are encouraging my enthusiasm.  That means the world to me!

Believe it or not, that's the same crane from Monday's post, sharing the glory with the American Hotel from way back here.
(taken the same day as yesterday's pic) 


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

comments (34)

The old and the new, together.

I understand your excitement about the new camera. Enjoy!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Red Pen. The old and new together (even as I think of my 2 cameras now!). Thanks for knowing my excitement.
  • alex
  • Idaho, USA
  • 6 Sep 2007, 00:24
well, what can i say? this camera takes great shots! good colors, ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Alex. And keep showing us your little fella.
I am liking the natural colour in the sunshine and dark clouds.
Ginnie Hart: I think those dramatic skies are my weakness, Mary. It makes me realize how much I LOVE storms! Thanks.
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 6 Sep 2007, 00:40
LOL, clocks and cranes. It isn't hard to guess who took this shot.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Are you saying I'm a dead give-away, Martin! grin
Oh! Ginnie, this one I much more like that the one of Monday. Here the sky and the frame cause that it seems that the crane emerges back from majestic! smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, me, too, Jose. Of course, the dramatic skies help this one out. It's not just the camera. smile Thanks.
... By the way, Ginnie, as are your first impressions about 400D/Rebel/Kiss...? Whichever photos you have done already? wink
Ginnie Hart: I have only gone out one day with the new camera, Jose...this past Tuesday, and these last 2 posts are from then. It's a different feel, holding it in my hands, but I'm already sold on it! Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Sep 2007, 01:47
lovely, rich colours...dramatic sky...crisp detail...old building with new crane...a real eye-feast with this new template, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!!! smile
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 6 Sep 2007, 02:47
Yes, I thought I recognized that crane! Ha! When I travel out there, I'll be looking at the sides of the cranes to see if they've been captured in your pictures, Ginnie! They are indeed famous, thanks to you!

Great comp, as always. smile
Ginnie Hart: If we can't live without them, Kay, we might as well include them and somehow show them off, right?! smile

Thanks, as always, for your support.
  • Philine
  • Germany, Münster
  • 6 Sep 2007, 05:55
I like the baksteen- architecture (Amsterdamse school? Jugendstil?) of the American Hotel! The crane is not so impressive as the majestic tower of the Hotel. It is the winner. Beautiful the composition of the various colours and the dramatic sky!
Ginnie Hart: On the American Hotel link above, Philine, I explain a bit more about this hotel but here's this for now: "the hotel was demolished and rebuilt by Willem Kromhout in 1902. His design marked a radical departure, interpreting the Art Nouveau style in an angular Dutch fashion."

Thanks again for your comment.
Have you been going shooting with the Rebel though. You like?
Ginnie Hart: The Kiss is the Rebel (American name), Etomi, and the Rebel is the Kiss (Japanese name for it). And yes, these last 2 posts are with the new camera. I'm loving it, as you can see. smile Thanks.
  • Roland
  • France
  • 6 Sep 2007, 06:50
Nicely colred and well composed Ginnie. I like the lines in the front here (I usually hate them in landscape !)
Ginnie Hart: Again, Roland, there was no way I was gonna clone out those tram lines! Thanks for your comment.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Sep 2007, 07:25
great colours and I like the composition
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Paul.
Great exposure Ginnie. All the colours and sharpnes you could want, and an interesting composition to boot. Sky is nice and moody. Why not reduce cyan to 0 in PS and add even more drama in that wonderful sky?
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. Not exactly sure what you mean about reducing cyan, Chris, but I can try it to check it out. I didn't do anything with these colors except to add contrast and the Multiply blend. But I DO love dramatic skies, for sure. Thanks for your idea. I'll check it out.
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 6 Sep 2007, 07:52
If I saw this picture without a name to it you would have come to my mind. This has Ginnie written all over it . Cool
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's what Martin said. Hmmm. I guess we all end up with our signature style, right, Shakara?! smile Thanks.
I like the way the crane and hotel pop out from the sky, nice one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Nigel, for stopping by and commenting!
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 6 Sep 2007, 08:52
terrific capture. Happy snapping with the new camera.
Ginnie Hart: Happy snapping, indeed, Aussie. Thanks.
I think we are going to enjoy your new camera almost as much as you! I think it will enhance your, already enviable skills, even further. (Certainly if the first two shots are anything to go by!) (:o)
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Roz. I realize that the dramatic skies make these pics almost more than the camera itself. Since I won't always have these skies, I know my pics won't always pop out like this. But thanks anyway. smile
Lovely picture Ginnie. Those contrasting verticals: brilliant!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Chris.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 6 Sep 2007, 09:47
Beautiful details. Great sky. Wonderful photo.

So, the resolution of the photo is HUGE. Are you telling me you can load it that large here??
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ruth, and even larger: 20MPix with maximum size of 16MB. Can you believe it?! I think this one was around 5MB.

Thanks, as always, for your support.
Again a nice contrast btween the building and the hi-tech crane.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Wim. I bet you won't be etching cranes any time soon, however. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Sep 2007, 10:43
You just let that Kiss work overtime this coming weekend. Let's see all the low down and nasty of 'chancers at play.

Great pic and I believe you are cottoning on to the camera very fast.

Now about those electrical/trolley lines ... they are there so keep them there smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Down and nasty 'chancers at play! Won't THAT be a sight. smile

Thanks again for your support, Louis. I'm afraid I still have a LOT to learn still even on my old camera. But maybe I'll get a few tips this weekend! I'll let you know. smile
  • tinuke
  • london
  • 6 Sep 2007, 11:01
YAY!!!U got ur camera! wow, wow, impressive shot hear, love the composition smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Tinuke!
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Sep 2007, 11:40
Ginnie I love the building it has lots of lovely features and the crane in the stormy sky is just fab, it sets the colours off brilliantly. I new you would not beable to help yourself once you started with the new kiss camera!! Your the Rebel LOL smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! You know me well, Tracy. No wonder I like you. grin
Very interesting picture, Ginnie. regards, chad
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chad.
Towers, a clock, a crane...yep, it's a Ginnie pic. grin I love it. So colourful!!
Ginnie Hart: HA! You got me pegged, Karen! Thanks. smile
Like the two lines going horizontal in the lower part of the pic, like the crane, like the building....in some way these three fight with each other, a little bit crowded maybe..... smile
Ginnie Hart: It's definitely crowded, Aksel! That it is. Believe it or not, I think that's why it caught my eye. I usually tend to be much more sedate. smile
  • Psychodudu
  • Already Autumn in Oslo
  • 6 Sep 2007, 17:54
So happy you are enjoying your new camera. We now have something else in common, apart from the obvious! This is a busy photo with lots going on.
Ginnie Hart: Busy and crowded, Andrew! Both. As I told Aksel, I think that's why it caught my eye. I usually tend to be much more sedate. smile Thanks for stopping by!
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 6 Sep 2007, 18:14
I can see you have a new toy to play around with smilesmile And believe I know that "Christmas feeling"... Enjoy! Have fun! Smile for no reason! And keep us feeling the same way as you do through your wonderful pictures!
Great colours and sharpness on this one!
Ginnie Hart: I like that, Lina: "Smile for no reason." That's pretty much my own philosophy on life. It seems to attract smiles in return. smile

I love seeing you back. I missed you! Thanks for your comment.
This would make one heck of a jigsaw puzzle. Keep 'em coming
Ginnie Hart: And I LOVE jigsaw puzzles, Bill! Good idea. Thanks. smile
You do love your cranes don't you. Loveky vivid image. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: Let's just say I've come to terms with the cranes, Dave! grin So now I see them as a piece of art. Thanks.
I can understand your excitement about your new camera, but I also think that you like the crane too. Nice picture.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Sanchita. The crane, the clock, the tower, the moody skies. All of it! You're so right. smile Thanks.
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 7 Sep 2007, 23:28
Just keep puting your new camera to good use, good image with plenty of colour. Like the crane in the background.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your kind support, Les. I feel like I'm learning a lot!! smile
As in Bruges, the stormy sky against sunlight is impressive : Thumbs up !!
Ginnie Hart: Those are definitely my kind of skies, Zeb. Thanks.
  • Dudee
  • Purwokerto, Indonesia
  • 11 Sep 2007, 14:53
lovely contrast colourfull scene here granny g, nice composition wink
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Dudee. Thanks for backtracking and commenting.

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