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Warmth


Today Tracy/Lurch from the UK flies to be with us here in Amsterdam for a couple days.  On Friday, Astrid/Picturit and Scarlett will join us for a mini SC meet-up.
(which explains why I won't be on SC the next 2 days!)

And THAT reminds me of a potbelly stove on a cold day!
 
(from sister Ruth's farmhouse in Michigan and with several filters added)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Warmth


Today Tracy/Lurch from the UK flies to be with us here in Amsterdam for a couple days.  On Friday, Astrid/Picturit and Scarlett will join us for a mini SC meet-up.
(which explains why I won't be on SC the next 2 days!)

And THAT reminds me of a potbelly stove on a cold day!
 
(from sister Ruth's farmhouse in Michigan and with several filters added)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (50)

Warm indeed! This would make a wonderful greeting card, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Awwwww. Thanks, Red Pen! Good to see you back!! smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 16 Jan 2008, 00:51
That looks like the ticket! It is unpleasantly damp and cold here tonight and one of these would be just perfect. Have fun with those folks (should not be hard)!
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE stoves like this, Martin. They just invite friendship, don't they! Thanks.
Wow! Ginnie! Your you are best the public relations of all the Community of Shutterchance. It gives many memories to these good friends of my part. Thanks!

The photo is simply brilliant. The filters that you have added have created a very good composition, seemed to the result of hdr! Bravo! We will put the hands to warm up itself!
Ginnie Hart: I must say that I thoroughly enjoy all these get-togethers, José-Angel. You know I do! Thank you!
  • Rafael
  • Suriname
  • 16 Jan 2008, 02:51
Wow!
You are getting better by the day! I've lived in Amsterdam for 7 years, love the city very much.
Like your photograph has a lot of warmth wink
My compliments Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I had no idea you knew AMS like that, Rafael. You've got me beat! Thanks for your comment and knowing.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 16 Jan 2008, 03:10
Great choice with the high ISO. The noise makes the shot.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Jewyla, you wouldn't believe it but there was NO NOISE or graininess in the original, even at 1600. Nor did I add grain. I think I used the Fresco and maybe one other filter? Can't remember. I liked the effect enough to keep it. Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 16 Jan 2008, 04:11
Keep the home fires burning and the kettle on, what a warm greeting Ginnie and that's before I get there tonguetongue

As you see I can not sleepsmileI wonder why grin

See you later alligatorsmilesmile
Ginnie Hart: Yup, Tracy. You are already welcomed! smile So just come....
  • Stacey
  • Canada
  • 16 Jan 2008, 04:14
Is that a Clinker?
Ginnie Hart: I'm not sure what a Clinker is, Stacey, but Ruth says it's a Jotul (from Sweden, she thinks). It sure does a dandy job of keeping a large room warm! Thanks.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 16 Jan 2008, 04:29
Lovely warm shot, Ginnie! Great to see and feel on a Winter's day.

Have fun with Tracy, Astrid and Scarlett - can't wait to see your pics of everyone smile
Ginnie Hart: Well, then, I guess I'll have to keep my camera out, Kay! Who, ME??? smile

Thank you, my friend.
rien que la photo réchauffe déjà
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, O-P! Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Jan 2008, 06:35
What a wonderful potbelly stove! I like the lovely warm brown-orange-fire-toning! I think that it will a lot of warmth("hartstikke warm" in Dutch, "bullig warm" in German) when you all are gathered filled with such warm hearts!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, yes, yes, indeed, Philine. Aren't we lucky! Thank you for knowing. I think YOUR turn is coming up soon. smile
  • rags
  • United States
  • 16 Jan 2008, 06:39
Great image. I love the effect that you have added onto this image. It is pretty!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Kanyi!
  • Astrid
  • achter mijn pc...maar nog niet wakker :-(((
  • 16 Jan 2008, 06:54
Warmth......warmte is dat niet wat iedereen nodig heeft....this an amazing shot, I love the way you centered it, the colors of the wall are just enough to stay fosussed on the stove, talking about Friday, me joining the party...I agree with Martin....we only be talking...talking...laughing...and laughing....oh yes we migth be able to take a few pics grin
Ginnie Hart: There will be LOTS of heat/warmth come Friday, Astrid, and we both know it! HA! I wonder if our photos will capture it?! Dank je wel, mijn vriend.
Lovely shot and well presented ..
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Shakara.
  • Les Auld
  • Southport in the rain.
  • 16 Jan 2008, 08:37
Very effective Ginnie, just the place to be on a cold and miserable day. Enjoy your meet.
Ginnie Hart: I can imagine that a lot of folks would love to stand around this stove today. Thanks, Les.
Beautyful noisy shot Ginnie. I can feel the warmth at distance . Excellent composition.
I am sure the four you will spend a great time together
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Richard. We've been talking about it for weeks and can hardly believe it's starting today! smile Thank you.
  • Ann
  • Sucé sur Erdre - France
  • 16 Jan 2008, 09:39
I can feel the warmth on my body ... The orange border is very clever to enforce the warmth of the photo !!!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Ann. Thank you.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 16 Jan 2008, 10:13
A perfect image to represent the warmth of friendship, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, Kathryn! smile But thanks for your confirmation.
Toasty warm atmosphere, which I am sure will be reflected in your shutterchance meet up. Have a great time. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: I think we will have a toasty time indeed, Roz. Can hardly wait. smile
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 16 Jan 2008, 11:35
Hey, I get to feel the warmth of your photo, the warmth of the meet-up AND the warmth of the real wood stove a few feet away. smile It's a Jotul (made in Sweden?). Have fun today!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ruth, YOU are the one who really feels the warmth! Thanks for sharing this with us today. smile We're all looking forward to our time together, even Donica, I think. smile
Just the image for the second stormy day in a row.

Wish I was with you all on Friday. That would be a fun group!
Ginnie Hart: We'll pretend you're with us in your heart, Mary. So fun to imagine it. Thanks.
Lovely image, really appropriate PP work and lots and lots of warmth and friendship in all the messages here- it makes so glad I'm a wee bit of a great community here on SC! Thanks for cheering us all up on a freezing winter's day- have fun!!
Ginnie Hart: It's a fabulous community here at SC, David, and our time yesterday was just spectacular. We were not disappointed!! Thanks for your kind words.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 16 Jan 2008, 13:11
Love the colour
Ginnie Hart: Thank you very much, Vintage.
  • Paul
  • 16 Jan 2008, 13:30
Have fun with your mini-meet, wish I could come too sad
I like the effect of the filters here
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Maybe one day you CAN come, Paul. smile Or maybe we will come to you!! Astrid and I talked about us going to visit Tracy and maybe we can get all of you in her neck of the woods to have a meet-up sometime. We'll let you know. smile Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Jan 2008, 13:51
Brilliant! I am moved to using that word quite a lot with your recent work, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You know how to make my day, Ray! Thank you.
  • Aksel
  • Norway
  • 16 Jan 2008, 14:53
Reminds me of Norwegian Christmas cartoon/postcard drawings from the old days
Ginnie Hart: Hmmmm. Maybe I'll use it in my Christmas letter next year, Aksel. smile Thanks.
very nice gritty shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kairospix.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Jan 2008, 15:25
Excellent picture, I am not sure what filter u used but it adds to the picture's cosiness.

Will miss you these couple of days, but enjoy the party over there. Not too much tea - remember the dutch like their beers. Stand them for a Denterchemse Witte - very special.
Ginnie Hart: The main filter was Fresco, I think, Louis. I've really started liking it. Thanks.

We had a total blast yesterday and had lots of tea...but no beer whatsoever. I know, what's wrong with us!
  • Blackdog
  • Uni Library
  • 16 Jan 2008, 17:22
I could do with one of those in my studio - it is absolutely freezing! Perhaps if I just print off a copy and pin it to the wall it will warm me up!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. If only! But it's such a sweet thought, Mike. It sure kicks out a lot of heat. I love these things! Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 16 Jan 2008, 19:00
Nice capture Ginnie. Have fun and take lots of pics with Tracy, Astrid and Scarlet
Ginnie Hart: We did have fun, Aussie, and we all took lots of photos! Tomorrow you'll see a handful of them. smile Thanks.
  • Chris
  • Isle of Wight (UK)
  • 16 Jan 2008, 20:04
Hot stuff smile Have fun, regards to all Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Nice and cozy, Chris. smile Thanks.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich...the sun shone today!!
  • 16 Jan 2008, 20:14
Have a great time all of you..I can't wait to see the pictures you all post.
Ginnie Hart: We had a FABULOUS time, Bill. I even think YOUR name came up more than once. smile You'll see some of the photos tomorrow. smile
  • monika
  • London
  • 16 Jan 2008, 20:56
I am warming up to the idea of radical PP work, great effect Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: That sure is encouraging,Monika. smile I know using filters isn't everyone's cuppa tea, but I sure enjoy it whenever it seems to work. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
Very nice colour treatment.
Warm and inviting smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Magnus. This kind of thing is very warm and inviting, to be sure.
You never cease to amaze me. Simple but very nice.
Ginnie Hart: ChiChi! You made my day! Thank you.
  • Ellie
  • chilly and damp UK
  • 16 Jan 2008, 23:21
Looks so much like a catalogue shot Ginnie - and a picture of something we need here today, it's gone bitterly cold after the torrential rain of the last couple of days
Ginnie Hart: If we could but send a photo and wave a magic wand to make it real! It's yours for the taking, Ellie. I found out from Amy a few minutes ago that it's snowing in Atlanta right now (Saturday afternoon their time). Thanks.
  • Gale
  • Cape of Storms
  • 17 Jan 2008, 05:41
How wonderful to meet up with other Sc people. Yes agreed you are the best PR for SC.
Love your photo, so warm and inviting .. look forward to your group photos.
Ginnie Hart: I sure enjoy these meet-ups, Gale, no doubt about it. You'll see the gang tomorrow (Sunday)! Thanks.
I really can feel the warmth from this old stove. Great image!
Ginnie Hart: I can, too, Wim! It is a wonderful addition in my sister's farmhouse in Michigan! Thanks.
Sorry Ginnie to be less present those days but I still have electricians, painters and other workers home. No need to tell you that there's a real mess here and unfortunately it's not easy to connect my pc everyday. Have a nice trip and journey and say hello to Tracy, Astrid and Scarlet.
Ginnie Hart: We all have those times, Flo, so I perfectly understand. You can only do what you can do! All that much more I am honored that you have stopped by. Thank you!
  • Roger
  • United States
  • 17 Jan 2008, 13:54
Beautiful colors Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Roger.
  • Chris Phillips
  • 17 Jan 2008, 15:34
Well I hope you all have a good time together: I'm sure you will
Ginnie Hart: We had a fantastic time together, Chris. Tomorrow (Sunday) you'll see some of it. smile Thanks.
  • Reza
  • Canada
  • 17 Jan 2008, 16:12
Wow! this is really fantastic shot. I can feel the warmth. Wonderful framing too.
Ginnie Hart: It really does radiate the heat, doesn't it, Reza. smile Thank you kindly.
What a great photo of this Nice warm stove, have fun with Tracy,Astrid and scarlett. Ios and I went to the vet today, see for info at my blog+comments bye JoaNN
Ginnie Hart: We had a great time together, JoAnn. I hope you and Ios are feeling better today (Saturday).
  • clarence
  • United States
  • 18 Jan 2008, 01:29
Wow, now that really looks hot !!!
Ginnie Hart: Very hot up close, of course, but it radiates out to fill the room! smile Thanks, Clarence.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 18 Jan 2008, 10:55
It's lovely what you have done to this picture. It would make a nice postcard.
Have a nice weekend smile
Ginnie Hart: I think it might be fun to make this into a postcard, Frida. Thanks for the idea. smile
oh ginnie..this is really hot! oh! really hot... smile
Ginnie Hart: smile You sure know how to say the right thing, Nicola. smile
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jan 2008, 22:02
I feel right at home here Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: I bet you do, Scarlet. Thank you. smile
Great PP here, I feel the warmth here !
Ginnie Hart: I think we've all felt the warmth of this stove, Zeb. Thanks. smile
  • mick
  • 19 Jan 2008, 19:05
good bit of pping,have a good time.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mick, for stopping by and commenting. We had a fabulous time yesterday (Friday).
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 19 Jan 2008, 22:19
Hum... this makes me sleepy grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that, Lina!!! grin
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 21 Jan 2008, 09:38
hot weather is delightful in winter.good job smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zohre, for stopping by and commenting!

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