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The Vecht River


This is a series of pics from Weesp, where Donica works, a 10-minute train ride east from Amsterdam, Holland.  I had 2 hours of wandering around there last trip, on September 13.

The main body of water that is within walking distance from the train station is the Vecht River.  On this point of my walk, I was on a mission to see the windmills I could see off in the distance on the right.
But that's another day!


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


The Vecht River


This is a series of pics from Weesp, where Donica works, a 10-minute train ride east from Amsterdam, Holland.  I had 2 hours of wandering around there last trip, on September 13.

The main body of water that is within walking distance from the train station is the Vecht River.  On this point of my walk, I was on a mission to see the windmills I could see off in the distance on the right.
But that's another day!


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (33)

  • E Etomi
  • Sweden
  • 11 Oct 2007, 00:09
Great candidate for B&W Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Etomi.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 11 Oct 2007, 00:32
Very nice tones in the b/w!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Martin. I'm still getting used to CS3 which is quite different than CS2.
We are giving a precious stroll by the environs of this place!
Ginnie Hart: That's exactly what I'm doing, Jose, because that's exactly what I did. smile Thanks.
  • Kay
  • at work
  • 11 Oct 2007, 00:57
Lovely waterscape, Ginnie. Processed just right! (Note: I'll be sending you the IR action soon. Apologies for the delay.)

Hope you are having a swell time with your family!
Ginnie Hart: We had a full day yesterday, Kay, and saw many of Amsterdam's most important sights. Today we're going to the Van Gogh Museum...a first for me as well. Thanks for your good wishes!
  • rags
  • United States
  • 11 Oct 2007, 05:14
wonderful composition. The sepia effect enhances the look of the image.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rags!
Such a perfect place for photography. You cant possibly go wrong. Lovely composition and perfect in B & w
Ginnie Hart: I really appreciate your support, Gale. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Oct 2007, 06:42
wonderful sepia effects, a silent and peaceful atmosphere as I love it, the fine reflections in the water remind me of a river-etching of Wim van der Meij.
Ginnie Hart: That Wim is one man I totally appreciate, Philine. We have one of his etchings here in our apartment and maybe will get another one soon. smile Thanks for that very kind comparison. I hope he'll feel the same way.
  • Judy
  • United States
  • 11 Oct 2007, 07:46
Ginnie - I've never said thanks for taking me all these wonderful places so beautifully - so THANKS!!!
Ginnie Hart: You are so very welcome, Judy. It's my gift to you! smile
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Oct 2007, 08:02
You Should really consider having your shots made into postcards Ginnie they really stand out and capture this lovely place. I like the little jetty area very quaint.Go for it girl wink
Ginnie Hart: You've just made my day (again), Tracy. Thank you kindly. Maybe someone can use my photos some day. That would be nice, wouldn't it. A photographer's dream. smile
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 11 Oct 2007, 08:35
Great shot Ginnie ..
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Shakara!
Nice B&W shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bill.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Oct 2007, 09:27
Look at that sky! What a wonderful image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE the Holland sky, Scarlet! Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 11 Oct 2007, 10:08
Simple and serene. Water is very soothing, isn't it?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ruth, it is! Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Oct 2007, 10:39
Sublime, beautiful, peaceful, dutch in an unhurried day. You are lucky and probably realise it. Sigh.

Swop you Donica?

Great processing as well. The lament is about having the time available to do all of this.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I am very lucky and DO realize it, Louis...every day. Thank you.
Nice one. A sombre day?
Ginnie Hart: Same day as the last 2 posts, Wim, but with an ever-changing sky. Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • On days off
  • 11 Oct 2007, 11:01
Your making good use of that new camera. Nice tones to a lovely seascape.
Ginnie Hart: Every day I'm getting more and more used to the camera, Aussie. smile Thanks.
This is an amazingly beautiful image Ginnie, I am loving this grin

Picture perfect
Ginnie Hart: From you Suby, that means a lot. Thank you kindly! smile
il y a comme une nostalgie dans tes photos... j'aime beaucoup
Ginnie Hart: You are very kind, O-P. Thank you.
try this one in sepia as well, I think it would do great
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, Chantal, in my CS3 this is on the low end of sepia! Not like what I usually do but I'm still trying to get used to the new camera AND software. Sure, I can still go back to what I used to do but I guess I'm trying new things right now. But thanks for your suggestion, regardless!
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Oct 2007, 13:16
i like messing about on the water and this has all the tranquility of a nice day on a boat about it.
Ginnie Hart: Yes it does, David. Thank you.
I'm always sceptical about doing water scenes in B&W, but this looks pretty good Genie, straight from the magic lamp. wink
Ginnie Hart: You are very kind, Sesan. Thanks.
Very European, very British, very English, very East Anglian ....very nice. richard.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that, Richard. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Oct 2007, 14:33
Great scenerey, I love the B&W it gives a special demension, I wonder were you are tomorow.....
Ginnie Hart: Tomorrow we'll be going out to eat on the Sengel Canal, Astrid, after Donica gets back from Germany. Today we went to the Van Gogh Museum and had a great afternoon. The girls will go out on their own tomorrow till dinner after spending 2 days with me. Now I'll let them loose. smile Thanks.
Like the BW and that you have kept so much space on the left side - especially the whole sky.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aksel.
This is a lovely shot. I would perhaps tweak the shadows and highlights a bit to get more contrast but not essential. This is very nice.
Ginnie Hart: You don't want to hear how I'm having to relearn PhotoShop after switching from CS2 to CS3. I'm ALWAYS tweaking shadows and highlights but the contrast part is not the same. I'm working on it, trust me, till I figure out what's different about it. HA! I almost didn't post this because of it. Anyway, thanks for commenting, Gail.
Beautiful - Beautiful and even...beautiful smile
Ginnie Hart: Zeb. You take the cake! smile
  • chris
  • Somewhere south of the border!
  • 11 Oct 2007, 21:31
Very peaceful Ginnie, I like the mono here.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chris.
Right pic and right tonewink
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Nigel.
Love the composition and the sepia. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Dave.
  • Les Auld
  • Southport today, Birmingham tomorrow.
  • 11 Oct 2007, 23:48
A nice place to walk around, especially with a camera, like the finish as well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you much, Les.
Great old school processing, the boat adds character to the vintage effect.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Will.
I really like the boats and the duck, Ginnie. The sky is less interesting to me, so I would have been tempted to crop that part out. I think that makes me a minority of one, though. wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, it's always fun to see what others would do, Karen, which is why we are such a motley crew. grin Thanks for sharing.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Oct 2007, 23:54
Brilliant, in monochrome, Ginnie. Rich tones.
And the pace of this place...even the birds in the water seem to be in slo mo.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Ray. We should be in places like this more often...we who are from the big cities! Thanks.

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