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The Sound of Music


This is a series from the Utrecht Dom/Cathedral from when Astrid/Picturit and I were there on January 15.

Today Astrid and I are both showing a photo of the Cathedral's pipe organ.
We decided you should see just exactly how 2 different photographers see the same thing on the same day at the same time. 
Mine is "flat;" hers is full of body.

This is not about right or wrong!  It's about perspective!
It's about "completing" each other's witness of the same story.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


The Sound of Music


This is a series from the Utrecht Dom/Cathedral from when Astrid/Picturit and I were there on January 15.

Today Astrid and I are both showing a photo of the Cathedral's pipe organ.
We decided you should see just exactly how 2 different photographers see the same thing on the same day at the same time. 
Mine is "flat;" hers is full of body.

This is not about right or wrong!  It's about perspective!
It's about "completing" each other's witness of the same story.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (40)

  • Chris Phillips
  • 29 Jan 2008, 00:07
What a grand organ Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: That it is, Chris! Thanks.
It's a magnificent organ. Great perspective.
Ginnie Hart: It really IS magnificent, Red Pen. Thanks.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 29 Jan 2008, 00:29
There is certainly nothing wrong with this analytical approach!
Ginnie Hart: HA! That would be me, always analyzing everything, Martin. Guilty as charged. grin Thanks.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 29 Jan 2008, 01:26
Interesting perspective. It's a little dizzying! I love the lines though.
Ginnie Hart: Looking up at these monstrosities is almost always dizzying, Jewlya, for sure! Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 29 Jan 2008, 02:03
I saw this on Astrid's collage and thought it looked just gorgeous. Fantastic to see it from your perspective Ginnie, well done beautiful capture.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Aussie. It was fun to share our separate views! smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Jan 2008, 03:24
Works for me, Ginnie. The organ pipes are a thing of stark beauty.
Ginnie Hart: Glad it works for you, Ray. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • not at home for today........
  • 29 Jan 2008, 04:39
Ginnie, this is a grand picture of that magnificent organ, I love you perspective, the way the two pillars are next to it and the arches show how 'grand' 'proud' it is situated in the curch, it is difficult to discribe, but we could not miss it and I think we both did justice to it, een geweldige foto op een geweldige dag, this is a perfect picture to me mijn vriend, I like it we post the same organ on the same day smileik wens je een prettige dag wink
Ginnie Hart: This was so fun, Astrid, to be "partners in crime" again and figure out today's posts together. I would do it all again in a heartbeat! So would you. grin Thanks.
  • navin
  • India
  • 29 Jan 2008, 04:52
Love the angle
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Navin.
Ginnie, it would be very dull if we all took the same photographs, don`t you think? I like this angle very much. The stong verticals make it for me. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Dullsville is right, Roz. Thanks for concurring. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Jan 2008, 07:07
I always love pics of the organ, the queen of all musical instruments! And King David with his harp, being placed at the top of the organ, is its forerunner. I like the wonderful decorations, the wooden carved work, all "tot Zijn eer en heerlijkheid", especially your perspectieve which may express an inner attidude of spiritual elevation like "sursum corda" ( lift your hearts?)!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, how I like that, Philine. The queen of all musical instruments! King David at the top with his harp really IS the frosting on the cake. I also like your "sursum corda." Oh how I love how you ADD to my photos! I need to take you with me everywhere!!! Dank je wel.
j'aimerai bien l'entendre cet orgue! ça doit être somptueux
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, O-P. Me, too. I would LOVE to hear this organ! Thanks for the thought.
Well said and well done Ginnie..
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Shakara!
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 29 Jan 2008, 08:02
Two different shots from mijn vrienden, and yours is a pristine as Astrids.smile
Love the cherub with what looks like a harp at the top.

You have captured the organ spot on. Center of the two magnificant windows.
What a awesome organ it iswink
Reminds my of our visit to the church in Amsterdamsmile
Ginnie Hart: You make a good fan club for us, Tracy! grin All for one and one for all! I love it. Thank you, mijn vriend. And yes, it DOES remind us of the church in AMS we Three Musketeers visited while you were here. Happy memories.
  • Ann
  • Suc sur Erdre - France
  • 29 Jan 2008, 08:16
Did you have a call before with Astrid ? It's nice seeing two different points of vue for the same subject ... As I told her, it is a beautiful organ, and I love the colours ...
Ginnie Hart: HA! No call, Ann. We were actually together last week and planned the whole thing out. Aren't we lucky! smile Thanks.
I like your attitude, Ginnie. it IS about perspective - everything is.
Ginnie Hart: What is it they say? Attitude is everything! Thanks, Mary.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich..grey but dry at the moment
  • 29 Jan 2008, 08:30
And on another day in different light the same compositions would look different again. As you say it is not about right and wrong. It is what you see and want to capture
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Bill. So glad you concur! smile Thanks.
  • shahrooz
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jan 2008, 08:38
I like the framing in this shot. I was wondering why you've used a high ISO?
Ginnie Hart: I used a high ISO, Shahrooz, because it was actually quite dark in the church and I didn't want to use flash. Also, my camera was hand-held. It gave me the light I wanted without adding too much grain. I did NOT use noise reduction, though I probably could have. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. That means a lot.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jan 2008, 09:37
Makes you dizzy just looking up there! Great perspective - I would have been to tempted to move across slightly to the centre to get it all in. Very clear for such a low shutter speed.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I look at the image now, Ingrid, and can see many other things I could have done. You're so right. In the end, I centered the middle arch and made sure I got at least one set of end pipes. I think the high ISO helped the slow shutter speed, so I was lucky! Thanks, Ingrid!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 29 Jan 2008, 10:10
Very big organ
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed! Thanks, Vintage.
Alas! this would have been pure bliss for my Dad. He was really into organs of this sort. I hope they've got bigger ones "up there" or else creation would have to start all over again smile

Wonderful capture.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Kunle, I ASSURE you they have bigger and better organs "up there." At least that's my "theory" of heaven. smile Thanks.
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jan 2008, 10:30
A real sense of loftiness and space, grandeur and richness to your shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhh, I like that, Jose-Ann. Thank you so much.
  • Dave Wilkins
  • Recovering from surgery in Ireland
  • 29 Jan 2008, 10:58
Astrids perspective adds greater depth right enuff...both are still nice shots tho' That's SOME musical instrument...yipes!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for saying that, David, about both images. The instrument could stand as many perspectives as there are people to photograph it!
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 29 Jan 2008, 11:20
Immense!

I like how you put that: "each other's witness."
Ginnie Hart: You would like that, Ruth. smile Thanks.
  • Roger
  • United States
  • 29 Jan 2008, 11:35
Any Hunchback sightings Ginnie? This looks awesome. I can hear it now! The only diff is I see it dark with fog and well...
Ginnie Hart: You clearly have the imagination to make that work, Roger! Hunchback, for sure. smile Thanks.
  • Paul
  • 29 Jan 2008, 12:24
I ws find it fascinating to be out with another photographer and see how differently they see the world
Ginnie Hart: I am loving it, Paul. It's a brand new experience for me. Believe it or not, we were both back there again today taking photos OUTside because we found out it would be a dry day. Talk about déjà vu! Thanks.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 29 Jan 2008, 14:29
So different, but the same - if you know what I mean? I like the way the organ's offset, but the little statue is in the middle. Such clean lines and sharp pastel colours too, it's lovely smile
Ginnie Hart: That centering, Ellie, as I told Ingrid, was how I saw this image, though I'm sure there were many other ways I could have done it. Thanks for your kind words. It was a fun "project" to do together.
Great symmetry again
Ginnie Hart: Thanks again, Chantal.
Both yours and Astrid's are great: a fine organ!
Ginnie Hart: A really fine organ, indeed, Wim. Thanks.
I find it interesting to look at both of them. They are complementary. Your perspective shows the whole pipe system, whereas Atrid's one shows a more general view. I like as much the one as the other one, and it's not a politician appreciation!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Richard. You are so politically correct. grin Thank you kindly.
  • aksel
  • Sweden
  • 29 Jan 2008, 17:37
I would love to try playing on an instrument like this. Like the idea you and Astrid have - completing each others perspective smile
Ginnie Hart: My mom would have been in heaven playing on this one, Aksel, so, YES, I can imagine your desire as well. Thanks for your support of Astrid and me with this enterprise. We're like partners in crime. We love it. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jan 2008, 18:36
Shucks - philine sees everything - King David on the harp. I see his crown is repeated a lot in the decorations.

I like the view, but would have liked it more if the piece on the right was not cut off.
Ginnie Hart: Having just met Philine, Louis, I can definitely attest that she does see everything! She is something else. She also has a good memory!

I know what you mean about cutting off the right side of the organ pipes. I have NO IDEA whatsoever about what I was thinking!!! :|
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K
  • 29 Jan 2008, 19:20
that is one gorgeous organ...
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Sam. Quite majestic! Thanks.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 29 Jan 2008, 20:02
I've noted do many of these grand pipe organs here in Europe, but I've also noted a lack of them in the USA. I always marvel at their sound! Did you and Astrid get to have a listen?
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Kathryn, and am in awe of what I see here in Europe. Astrid and I did NOT hear this organ played...not this time. But one day maybe we will?! Thanks.
The organ promises much about her sound, the way you captured it, beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: I think so, too, Erik, and would love to hear what it sounds like. Thank you kindly.
  • Still
  • France
  • 29 Jan 2008, 21:28
Beautiful instrument! Great shots!
Ginnie Hart: I would love to hear what it sounds like, Still. Thank you.
Interesting smile
Ginnie Hart: Uh-oh. There he goes again! smile
  • Blackdog
  • On the dreaded dial up again!
  • 29 Jan 2008, 21:59
More silver and gold - I think this would benefit from being central, was there something in the way? Sorry to offer a slightly -ve comment ;o)
Ginnie Hart: HA! Never be sorry for how you see an image, Mike. I appreciate your feedback. I've been trying to figure out the same thing--was there something in my way? But I can't remember. Sigh. But I see all the things I would do differently now, of course. Thanks, as always, for your comments.
Great instrument Ginnie, I certainly would not define it as flat, it does give a good idea of just how he pipes are fitted though.
Ginnie Hart: You're so kind, Les. Thank you.
  • Reza
  • Canada
  • 29 Jan 2008, 22:32
Wonderful indeed!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Reza. Thank you.
Ahah! Another great musical device. Captured well!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear José-Angel!

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