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Don Quixote Friendship?


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.

Can you ever have too much Friendship (see my last two posts)?
Obviously I can't!
How can you NOT think about Don Quixote and Sancho Panza!

(When I have too much of a good thing, I play around:  Poster Edges and Fresco filters in PS.)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

Don Quixote Friendship?


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.

Can you ever have too much Friendship (see my last two posts)?
Obviously I can't!
How can you NOT think about Don Quixote and Sancho Panza!

(When I have too much of a good thing, I play around:  Poster Edges and Fresco filters in PS.)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

comments (36)

  • Aussie
  • Brisbane and back on nights
  • 17 Oct 2007, 00:12
Wow the textures and lines formed by this processing are amazing.
Ginnie Hart: It was quite a nice surprise, Aussie, even if I say so myself. smile Thanks.
This is good stuff Ginnie, takes me back to my comic book days.
Ginnie Hart: HA! It takes me back to something as well, Sesan, but I'm not sure it's comic books. Can't quite put my finger on it.... Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Oct 2007, 01:01
Fabulous, Ginnie.
Keep on playing around.
Don and Sancho could easily be standing at your camera position, looking up at the hideous monster, and sizing up the challenge.
Ginnie Hart: This was fun, Ray, I must admit. But I still second-guessed putting it up on SC. I need to not worry about such things, I know. It's not like such things will make or break us, right?! Thanks, as always.
Great processing. You are having fun with Photoshop I see. Nice job girl.
Ginnie Hart: When I have time to play around, Gail, it really is quite fun. This one actually surprised me. smile Thanks.
Bold and playful use of filters, Ginnie. I love the result. It's so fun.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Red Pen. It IS fun. smile Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 17 Oct 2007, 02:18
cool! I see you are getting artistic in amsterdam!
Ginnie Hart: HA! It's about time, Rags. smile Thanks.
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, USA
  • 17 Oct 2007, 03:23
Girls gone wild...with Photoshop. smile
Try to sell this image to Holland's Ministry of Tourism. They might let you fly to Amsterdam for free. smile
Z
Ginnie Hart: Girls just wanna have fun, Viktor, as you certainly know by now. grin I wonder if the Ministry of Tourism would have as much fun with this as I've had. Now that's a thought! Thanks. smile
Fun choice, Ginnie. I like the ps work.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Jewlya.
Great effect Ginnie. Cartoon like. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Flo. You're the second person who's said that, so I guess I'll believe you. smile
décidément, tu as l'art de photographier les moulins à vent!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, O-P. Thank you kindly.
  • E Etomi
  • Sweden
  • 17 Oct 2007, 06:28
Its so much fun to mess around in photoshop. You are such a frequent flyer Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Yes to both, Etomi. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Oct 2007, 07:26
Oh, great and original! A photo- painting, the background looks like an earth-/worldmap or a weathermap in TV, very suitable for a windmill has to resist storm and rain!
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Philine. It felt like a sky map of the swirling seas and then, of course, I thought of Quixote and Sancho! Thanks. smile
Such a wonderfull picture, it makes me think at those Chinese ink drawings... Just great how you pulled this one of!

Kind regards,
Lu Mik Spastiek'
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE ink drawings and etchings, so maybe that's why this was soulful to me, Lu Mik. Thanks for that idea.
My compliments on a great piece of work here!
(Was the movie nice?)
Ginnie Hart: I think Lu Mik helped me put my finger on it, Wim: this reminds me of ink/etched drawings. Totally up your alley! smile So thanks!

A Mighty Heart was a good movie in the sense of how well the story was portrayed of the widow's response to Danny Pearl's terrorist murder. It was quite unsettling but well worth seeing. It made me want to read the book.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2007, 08:03
Your such an artist Ginnie!!! Frienship you can never have to much. Nice job all round well done your a star in the making. wink
Ginnie Hart: That's what I feel about Friendship, Tracy! And sometimes you need to just be silly! smile Thanks!
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 17 Oct 2007, 08:23
Beautiful !!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Shakara!
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Oct 2007, 08:55
I like this even better than the real thing Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think I do, too Scarlet. I'm looking forward to meeting you tomorrow...speaking of Friendship. smile
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2007, 09:22
i'm not usually a fan of this kind of thing but i have to admit that it works really well here!
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes we have to come out of our comfort zone, I guess, David. smile Thanks.
excellent pp ginne
well done
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, DrAW.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 17 Oct 2007, 10:33
Hahaha, girls gone wild! Funny! I agree, this is very cool, and it reminds me of something. You are definitely an artist, always were, even before you had a camera or PS in your hands. grin
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetie-pie, Ruth. Yes, I guess you'd see this as a reminder of my past, long before I had a camera, indeed. Wonder what Bennett would think? smile Or G'ma Bennett, for that matter!
nice processing ere...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal.
A good reference to Don Quixote of Mancha and Sancho Panza. But the mills of Mancha are a little different. After all... everything is mills! A fantastic painting! wink
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I'm quite sure your mills are a little different, Jose. So we will just pretend! Thank you.
Wonderful experiment !!
Bravissimo.
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely fun, Zeb. Thanks. smile
On this screen it looks like the windmill is flying high in the sky (atmosphere), in the background is the earth with blue sea and some continent....I think it is a cool effect smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Aksel. Thank you kindly.
Ginnie, this is just wonderful! I absolutely love it. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks, Roz! smile
Extraordinary image .... My initial response was that the sky was a contoured diagram of ocean depths the windmill looked like a construction kit ....both are bloody silly ideas. It's a wake up call for us to be radical from time to time ...great. richard.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Richard. Sometimes we just have to take life a little less seriously. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Oct 2007, 17:54
Ginnie, I could see that framed on one of my walls!! Bravo, I explained about my dictionairy, well I could not find the word for it, great smile
Ginnie Hart: You are so very sweet, Astrid. One of these days I'll see YOUR windmill! smile Thanks.
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 17 Oct 2007, 18:56
No no, this is not from outer space(Aksel) This is a underwater picture with the remains of the polar ice floting above this sub-mill smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! You 2 guys from Norway would know, one way or the other. smile Thanks, Magnus.
  • chris
  • Somewhere south of the border!
  • 17 Oct 2007, 20:41
I really like this one Ginnie, nicely worked smile Chris smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Chris. Thanks.
"Through the woodland, through the valley, comes a horseman wild and free
Tilting at the windmills passing, who can the brave young horseman be
He is wild but he is mellow, he is strong but he is weak
He is cruel but he is gentle, he is wise but he is meek"
Gordon Lightfoot Don Quixote.
Great treatment Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Awww. I really like that, Bill. Thanks for including it in your comment!
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Oct 2007, 21:26
Wow Ginnie has gone arty!! lol Looks great!!
Another duch meeting tomorrow? Wish you lots of fun Ginnie
Petra
Ginnie Hart: HA! You never know what's gonna happen with us redheads, right?! Oh that's right, you're not a redhead right now. grin Yes, tomorrow I meet up with Scarlet. How fun. Thanks, Petra.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Oct 2007, 23:10
Nice playing - excellent picture!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, kind sir.
  • johnnyg
  • Decorating my room at last !
  • 17 Oct 2007, 23:37
Oriental etchings ... yes. Girl you having fun or what? How long did it take you Gin ? I wonder how this would print out on paper and canvas. If you have no way to print it send it to me and I'll print it for you.

J x
Ginnie Hart: It didn't take long, Johnny. Once I used these two filters, I stopped and that was it. It really was fun. Thanks. smile
Makes the sky look like some kind of topographical map. Very cool!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Karen. Very fun effect. Thanks.
Lovely graphic image. Nicely done. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Dave.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 22 Oct 2007, 04:57
Love the filter play here, Ginnie.
Watch for an email coming your way. Many apologies for not being my normal responsive self.
Ginnie Hart: I would never expect you to backtrack like this, Kay, so I thank you profusely. I understand your new situation and expect you to only do what you can. Priorities! smile

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