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Pumpkin Patch

At sister Ruth's farm in Michigan on December 28, 2007.
(watercolor filter, of course)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

Pumpkin Patch

At sister Ruth's farm in Michigan on December 28, 2007.
(watercolor filter, of course)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

comments (45)

Interesting effect Ginnie, like the snow. Nicely framed as well.
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE the snow, Les, since I haven't seen it anywhere else since (except for at the cottage at the same time). Thanks.
  • clarence
  • United States
  • 15 Jan 2008, 00:24
Those look like cold pumpkins!
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure they were, Clarence. smile Thanks for stopping by.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 15 Jan 2008, 00:37
Good splash of color and a nice idea. I think I'd prefer it unfiltered, though smile
Ginnie Hart: It's so funny how these things happen, Martin, because the filter was what made this image soulful for me. Don't ask me why! The original seemed too plain, I guess. But thanks anyway.
  • Reza
  • Canada
  • 15 Jan 2008, 00:51
Beautiful shot and interesting effect.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Reza. I think? smile
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • 15 Jan 2008, 02:58
It still looks excitingly delightful, despite all filtering. Well balanced shot, dear Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: As I told Martin, "It's so funny how these things happen because the filter was what made this image soulful for me. Don't ask me why! The original seemed too plain, I guess." Different strokes for different folks, right? Thanks, Viktor.
  • Rafael
  • Suriname
  • 15 Jan 2008, 04:45
See you had some fun again wink
Love the effect, looks like a postcard smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Rafael. I happen to be a fan of this effect, as you see. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Jan 2008, 04:49
Geweldige foto, I love the way you cropped this one, dat dunne oranje lijntje is gewoon weer goed, this is again a great capture Ginnie, the effect you used just gives somthing special to it, but I am anxious to see the original too, have a wonderful day were ever you will be......grin
Ginnie Hart: As I told Martin and Viktor, this filter made the image soulful for me, Astrid. The original felt too plain. But maybe I'll show it to you anyway. smile You, too, have a fabulous day!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Jan 2008, 05:31
I thought they were pumpkins, at first glance.
I think I like the composition more than the filter effect, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Ray, but that filter sure makes my day, even if others don't see it in the same way. I think I really DID want to be a watercolor painter! smile Thank you, kind sir.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 15 Jan 2008, 06:24
they seem to have no care in the world. Superb image as always.
Ginnie Hart: You're so very kind, Kanyi. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Jan 2008, 06:31
A very interesting photo- I like the composition and the contrast of colours and the kinds of alienation!(the big pumpkins like modern sculptures or leatherseats from Marocco and the trees are reminding me of J.Pollock, only a touch)
Ginnie Hart: I always love reading your comments, Philine, and I often learn something new! Thank you.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 15 Jan 2008, 07:15
I see you have been twiddling just like Bill, yesterday!!

Great use of filters Ginniesmile

Yes am packed and ready for my adventure into the unknown LOL tonguetongue
Ginnie Hart: You know me, Tracy. I LOVE twiddling. smile Thanks.

Come on, Girl!
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 15 Jan 2008, 07:18
How nice to see all that color in winter..great to see you experimenting, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I love to experiment like this, Suzanne! smile I think I wanted to be watercolor painter very bad but never knew I'd end up doing it via photography manipulation! Thanks for your encouragement.
The colours give a warmth on that cold day. Enjoy your twiddles Ginnie. richard
Ginnie Hart: I do enjoy the twiddles, Richard! smile Thanks.
  • Ann
  • Sucé sur Erdre - France
  • 15 Jan 2008, 07:55
Is hagrid's one ? There is a king of magic in this ... I love the contrasts and the composition ...
Ginnie Hart: HA! Maybe so, Ann. I like that idea. Thanks.
Ahahhh! I can see that you also paint your photos! I like much this composition!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, José-Angel, you know me! smile Thanks.
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 15 Jan 2008, 10:04
So this is how you preserved till Halloween? smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, now you know, Scarlet! grin
Nice to see these colours in winter Ginnie. I like the texture
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Richard, about seeing these pumpkins in the winter. Thanks.
This is splendid Ginnie: the colour of the pumpkins (poor things!) make it
Ginnie Hart: Nothing like giving the snow a splash of color. Thanks, Chris.
  • Nigel Clack
  • a big puddle in Gloucester
  • 15 Jan 2008, 10:51
I also like the contrast between the busy trees and more plain and striking foreground.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Nigel. I appreciate your perspective, as always.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Jan 2008, 10:54
Frozen pumpkin patch. They seem to be too large for the fridge. Handy solution.

I like the watercolour.
Ginnie Hart: Too large indeed, Louis! Ruth's husband had fun growing them this year. smile Thanks.
  • Gale
  • Cape of Storms
  • 15 Jan 2008, 11:00
Wow amazing photo..the pumpkins look enourmous.Love your new look presentation.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks, Gale. smile
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 15 Jan 2008, 11:06
Funny how the pumpkins sitting in front of the hydrangea, which looks like trees, makes the pumpkins appear larger.

The water color effect is pretty. smile
Ginnie Hart: I guess you would know what everything is and the size of it, Ruth. smile I always like YOUR perspective. Thanks. (As you see, I'm trying to catch up after all the visitors.)
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 15 Jan 2008, 11:21
I like the water colour effect on the plants with their splashes of snow. The snow with the splashes of orange really look nice. Lovely twiddling Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: So glad you like it, Aussie. smile Thanks.
Great one Ginnie, the PP is wonderful !!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thank you, Zeb. That means a lot coming from you.
Hi Ginnie, You might miss the snow or the pumpkins? They both are not here in Holland, Snow is always wonderfull to see, but difficalt for photography, You did this very well! Thanks and have a good and creative week in Holland/Amsterdam,

I showed last days more about my birthtown in Holland :The Hague, Lighballs on the beach, and the Westland/Glasshouses, I added also some links from Wipikedia this way you can read some background information about the city and surrounding, when you want that of course..Be welcomesmile
Ginnie Hart: As always, JoAnn, thanks for stopping by. I hope you and your household are feeling better by now.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich..wet, grey, miserable
  • 15 Jan 2008, 12:13
This works well as a watercolour Ginnie. Have you tried cropping it to a letterbox shape ...I've just done it on the screen and I think it looks great.
Ginnie Hart: That letterbox crop never entered my mind, Bill, but I bet I'd like it. Thanks for the idea.
  • tim
  • leeds, uk
  • 15 Jan 2008, 12:17
nice twiddles Ginniesmile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Tim.
Beautiful composition with the snow and orange pumpkins. Nice details too. Very well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John!
A great way to store these big pumkins, you could just cut out a peace and serve a lovely pumkin sorbet smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Now that's a good idea, Magnus, and VERY CREATIVE! Thanks.
Fantastic shot, very artistic.
Ginnie Hart: You're so kind. Thanks, Helen.
  • Blackdog
  • Uni library
  • 15 Jan 2008, 16:01
Very strong image Ginnie, stirs up all kind of associations. I like the way the snow harmonises the scene on the one hand but also makes the pumpkins look quite surreal. Did it need the filter? Silly question ;o) Seems to work in any case.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You and Ingrid are birds of a feather. smile Glad you let me get away with the filters. Thanks.
I'm getting increasingly jealous of that snow Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Me, too, Bernie, now that I'm no longer there! Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Jan 2008, 17:33
They look like they've got white hats on! Love the photograph, but not so sure about the filter, although I do know you like them!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Yes, Ingrid, I do like some of the filters but try not to use them all the time. Sometimes my fingers get itchy, though. Thanks for putting up with me when I use them. smile
Very creative piece of work. Nice work Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Gishan.
Very nice ginnie. Love that the pumpkins are half submerged.
Ginnie Hart: I liked that,too, ChiChi. Thanks.
  • Ron S
  • Worcester UK
  • 15 Jan 2008, 23:11
Great work Ginnie. Looks cold! I love the contrasts in texture and colour and the fact that the snow is not bleached out of all detail.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Ron, as always, for your comment.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 16 Jan 2008, 03:13
Interesting choice on the processing. The picture looks like a drawing!
Ginnie Hart: Kinda to me, too, Jewlya. You know me--I LOVE watercolors! Thanks.
Ooh Ginnie! I really love this. Great subject for the water colour filter, it works so well. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your enthusiasm, Roz, because it had that effect on me as well. Like minds and all, I guess. smile
  • Aksel
  • Norway
  • 16 Jan 2008, 14:54
I like it and wonder how it would look without the water color filter... smile
Ginnie Hart: For me, Aksel, it looked too blah without the filter. But who knows, it may have looked just fine/better to you. Thanks for your comment.
  • monika
  • London
  • 16 Jan 2008, 20:57
Oh, that's a great one!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, thank you, Monika. smile
Lovely smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, PB.
  • Dave Wilkins
  • Recovering from surgery in Ireland
  • 17 Jan 2008, 12:50
Very festive Ginnie, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all rolled into one. smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. I like that, David. Thank you kindly. I sure hope you're feeling better??
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 19 Jan 2008, 22:18

This looks so great!! I'll say it again: when it comes to choose the right kind of treatment for the best result you are the best! smilewink
Ginnie Hart: Flattery gets you absolutely everywhere, Lina. I love it. smile
Wonderful and ebautiful, like a woodcarving print!
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, Erik, to backtrack to these images. Thank you kindly. It means a lot.
this is a glorious image!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, OSB. It's at my sister's farm in Michigan, one of my favorite spots on earth! smile

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