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Dead Ends


More gates in the Holland polder.
(As we know by now, the ditches are the fences!)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Dead Ends


More gates in the Holland polder.
(As we know by now, the ditches are the fences!)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (32)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2008, 02:44
Blocked waterway and blocked trail, kind of how I felt at work today... I like the tones and the competing diagonals.
Ginnie Hart: It's a strange juxtaposition, Martin, of blocked ways and open fields! The power of the polder. Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2008, 03:19
Beautiful farmland. Love your toning on this. It's lovely.
Ginnie Hart: You would would the Holland polder, Sherri! Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2008, 04:54
lol! Holland is such a cool looking place. Kinda looks like east TN.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Now THAT'S something I'll have to think about, Kanyi. grin Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • out od bed too early......
  • 18 Mar 2008, 04:57
It is amazing how you are able to show these fences as if they are pieces of art, love the color, the ditches of water sure keep the cows/sheep from wondering off the their neighbours, Sherri is right, this is beautiful farmland.
Geweldige foto, mooie kleuren. The path is made out of concrete, if farmers only have a small number of cows he will come to the land with the milking-machines pulled by a tractor.
Ginnie Hart: But but but...Astrid, they ARE pieces of art! And every day I learn something new from you about your way of like here in Holland that I have grown to love dearly, as you know! Thank you.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Mar 2008, 06:40
I think no problem for a rather intelligent cow to cross the path? It must have been a very trist day, but today the cows and you and I have a sunny day! Every day counts!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Have you ever seen an intelligent cow, Philine?? I love the thought of one trying to figure out the system! grin

How did you know it was a sunny day here in Holland (yesterday!). Astrid and I drove to beautiful Zutphen and had lunch and time afterwards with Wim and his lovely wife. I thought of you many times and talked about you (were your ears tickling?).
  • Chris Phillips
  • Europe
  • 18 Mar 2008, 07:08
Lovely picture Ginnie : I thought the dikes were the ditches - oh dear...
Ginnie Hart: CHRIS! I just found out from Astrid that what I thought are the dikes are the DITCHES! OMG! I feel like such a dumkopf. sad I just changed my text to read DITCHES and not DIKES. Thanks for noticing. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 18 Mar 2008, 07:14
a dreary day for sure and the processing makes it look even more so!
Ginnie Hart: Can you believe that I even like dreariness, Kathryn! Weird, I know. Sometimes the sun is too bright for me, so I take whatever I get. I'm guessing you do as well.
Mike's (blackdog) metal kissing gate will never look this photogenic!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I couldn't help but think of his kissing gate here in the Holland polder, Bill, once I saw it! smile
  • Ann
  • Sucé sur Erdre - France
  • 18 Mar 2008, 07:56
Nice composition. I like the frame with this small tunel ...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Ann.
You see, what you need here is a bright shiny galvanised metal version! ;o) ;o)
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! Too bad we didn't get more synchronized, Mike. grin
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Mar 2008, 08:18
My kind of shot Ginnie - a mundane subject given centre stage. I like the way the fence is set off by the blurry background. Excellent processing.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: You always know how to make my day, Ingrid. Thanks. smile
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2008, 09:57
Love the wide open country.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Ruth. It just fill up your senses!
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Mar 2008, 10:27
very good shot, could have been an ancient postcard. this country hasn't changed in 100 years.
Ginnie Hart: I guess you would know what has or hasn't changed, Petra. But it DOES look timeless. Hopefully it'll stay that way for another 100 years! Thanks.

Yesterday (Tuesday) Astrid and I were in Zutphen where we ate lunch with Wim and wife, and had a good walk. Needless to say, your name(s) were on our lips. smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Mar 2008, 10:59
Love this picture, Ginnie.
The little ditch would probably deter a sheep, but doubt it would have much effect on a cow.
I like the fish trap in the culvert...that is about the only way I would ever catch a fish.
Ginnie Hart: LOL at you and Philine on your intelligent cows! grin I don't know about that, Ray. I think the Dutch have outwitted them. smile Thanks.
Great shot. Love the sepia toning. The composition is fantastic.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Sujit. Thank you kindly.
  • navin
  • India
  • 18 Mar 2008, 12:05
Nice shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Mar 2008, 12:13
Sepia tones are so nice to work with
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Chantal. Thanks.
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Mar 2008, 12:44
Looking a bit muddy underfoot there, Ginnie! (:o)
Ginnie Hart: You got that right, Roz. grin
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 18 Mar 2008, 12:47
I like the tone but do like more colour
Ginnie Hart: HA! We all know by now that you're a multi-colored person, Vintage. I'll ALWAYS think of you when I process my photos, especially when they are NOT in color. smile
Interesting as ever grin
Ginnie Hart: Uh-oh. There he goes again!
  • ferdi
  • 18 Mar 2008, 14:15
Look as if someone didn't see the first gate ! Love the frame Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: HA! You may be right, Ferdi. smile Thanks.
I may not know my dikes from my ditches but I like the composition and tones here smile
Ginnie Hart: You gave me a good laugh, Kunle. I needed that. grin Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Mar 2008, 16:04
Tch Ginnie, you don't like my tripe and then you blog a road full of crap. You know about the pot and the kettle wink

Excellent picture, it clearly shows the ditches nèe dikes that serves as fences. Like everyone is saying - the toning is wonderful in your conversion.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA, Louis. Well, I can actually handle the crap (which I carefully walk around) better than any thought of tripe going in my mouth (and coming out crap!). UGH. Telling it like it is! grin

I still can't believe I thought those ditches were the dikes...until Astrid kindly corrected me. smile Thanks.
Deteriorating wooden fences and gates have real appeal. Lovely angular structures ... and very suitable processing. richard
Ginnie Hart: We're on the same page, then, Richard. Thank you kindly.
  • Reza
  • Canada
  • 18 Mar 2008, 16:14
The color tone and processing is just great. Like it.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Reza!
Very nice composition Ginnie. I like the open space behind the gates. Great tones!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Richard.
  • Dave Wilkins
  • in Bray, Co.Wicklow, Ireland.
  • 18 Mar 2008, 21:27
i was just thinking. If I were a cow, I'd just swim around it smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think too many of you assume those cows are that intelligent! But I think the Dutch have probably out-smarted them all. smile Thanks, Dave.
Hellooooo! Here I am! That so you are? I feel not to have been in contact but I am with much work. The photo I like much, but I allow myself to make a suggestion. To down cut 4 centimeters by and three centimeters by above! A great hug to my friends!
Ginnie Hart: How good to see you again, José-Angel. I was just asking someone about you the other day! You know me...I'll always listen to your suggestions. It's fun to see how others view the same image!
Nice toning again Ginnie and the mud on the pathway comes over as very slippery. It must be strange for Astrid to see these pictures taken near her home, still she seems to be enjoying them.
Ginnie Hart: Astrid has given me her "home" as though it were mine. What a friend, yes?! We love seeing how we see the same things...differently. Thank you, Brian, for joining our photo hunt! smile
  • kay
  • at my desk at work
  • 20 Mar 2008, 20:29
I love this whimsical view, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks, dear Kay!
  • petra
  • 23 Mar 2008, 13:33
Just read your reply to the other Petra on here....lol
Think she might know Wim to?
Hope your meeting was great..
Petra
Ginnie Hart: You almost confused me, Petra. I did a double-take. grin Yes, we had a great meet-up, with both of them!! smile Thanks.
Nicely done in sepia, a good idea Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: I love stuff like this, Zeb. Thanks.

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