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10,000 Leagues Under the Sea


A 1926 water meter on display in the Utrecht (Holland) water tower.


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


10,000 Leagues Under the Sea


A 1926 water meter on display in the Utrecht (Holland) water tower.


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (44)

  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 1 Apr 2008, 00:51
The processing is perfect for this. Lovely and sharp capture of this everyday item.
Ginnie Hart: I guess we can't live without these, Aussie, no matter how old they are! Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 1 Apr 2008, 01:24
Cool shot. Love the overall color and the details are extraordinary.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Sherri.
Can you imagine artistic meters like that these days?
Ginnie Hart: NO! Almost everything today is utilitarian! So sad. Thanks, Michael.
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 1 Apr 2008, 02:19
Clear and crisp.Is it made of brass
Ginnie Hart: It does look like brass, Vintage. At least it's not plastic! Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 1 Apr 2008, 03:15
really neat! i wonder how much it would go for on ebay.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I should have thought of that first, Kanyi! smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 1 Apr 2008, 03:20
Those things still look the same in most parts of Germany and probably Holland too. Nice tones!
Ginnie Hart: Astrid remembers one like this from when she was a kid. Those were the days. smile Thanks, Martin.
Well captured good processing.

Great shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you very much, Rémi.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 1 Apr 2008, 04:58
This is one of my likey's, so sharp, nice DOF, the tones are great, love the way you processed it, I remember that we watched it together in the Watertower, in Holland we change these things for new ones, but I can remember we had this one in our house when I was a kid.
Ginnie Hart: That's a loooooooong time ago, Astrid. grin But I'm glad you can remember because your rememberer is better than mine. It was fun to rummage around in that museum to see these old things. For all the water Holland has to worry about, I'm amazed they need meters at all, unless they need to make sure no one has drowned! smile Thanks, mijn vriend.
le détail qui fait la différence. il y a dans le ton de tes photos un goût de la nostalgie qui me plait beaucoup
Ginnie Hart: You know how to make my day, O-P. Thank you kindly.
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Apr 2008, 07:00
The year my Dad was born, Ginnie. Lovely sharp capture and beautiful `old` tones. It reminds me of a photograph I have of my Dad working in the boiler room of a ship, with rows and rows of dials behind him. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: And 10 years after my mom was born, Roz. So glad I could remind you of your dad. I call that nostalgia! smile Thanks.
Very nice and sharp capture Ginnie. I like the tones!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Richard.
Lovely PP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, ChiChi!
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Apr 2008, 07:31
I am so pleased you cam back up for air, if thats how deep you went Ginniegringrin
Great DOF on the detail is fantastic along with the processing you havre used.smile
Wicked shot mijn vriendsmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I actually went up for this one, Tracy. The water tower has several floors with museum stuff on each one. So we were getting into "Tracy is scared" territory. smile You would have loved going down into the water, I know! Thanks, mijn vriend.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 1 Apr 2008, 07:48
Thank you, Ginnie, I have never seen one of these things.
Ginnie Hart: You're welcome, Chad, of course! It was new for me as well.
Love the treatment and it is beautifully sharp
Ginnie Hart: I love stuff like this, Bill! smile Thanks.
We like grin
Ginnie Hart: Finally! grin Thanks, S&S.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Apr 2008, 08:48
I agree with Tracy, and I could imagine that sometimes "het liefst" you would like to be a mermaid or a fish in order to detect all these lovely places of your beloved waterland Netherlands! It is told that today there is at 12 o'clock a chance to change the identity for 12 hours, meetingpoint at the cellars, Oude Gracht in Utrecht! Codewoord: water, maar in Nederlandse (niet Engelse) uitspraak!
Ginnie Hart: You come up with the most amazing stories, Philine. Even today, April Fools' Day, I believe everything you say. grin Thank you!
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Apr 2008, 09:40
Great macro shot Ginnie. The detail is very impressive.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: You always know how to make my day, Ingrid. smile Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 1 Apr 2008, 10:55
It's beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sister.
Cleaner than ours is Ginnie wink Amazing to think thet go back that far...
Ginnie Hart: I know, Chris. You'd think Holland would never need water meters! Why would anyone need to check how much water you're using???
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Apr 2008, 11:39
Not so much older than me, but looks like someone has been taking care of it a little better than I take care of me! [grin]
Very fine shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You can't possibly be THAT old, Ray! smile But I do know what you mean...since I'm in your same ballpark, I assume. smile Thanks.
You did pretty good with the tones here Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I'm glad you think so, Kunle. Thank you. smile
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Apr 2008, 12:12
awesome sepia tone... back home again by the way? Did you have a good trip and stay here...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal. Yup, back home again, for two weeks. We ALWAYS (altijd!) have a good trip when we're there in Holland. I can't imagine a bad trip ever.
  • Ferdi
  • 1 Apr 2008, 12:22
Nice one Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ferdi. smile
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 1 Apr 2008, 14:05
another really well presented shot... liking your shots of late...
Ginnie Hart: That's very kind of you to say, Sam. Thank you.
Looks much like my electricity meter.
Ginnie Hart: The design doesn't have to change much, does it, Mary. I like old stuff like this. Thanks.
  • Kay
  • at the start of the day, before work
  • 1 Apr 2008, 15:22
Wonderful detail, Ginnie. You are the artist in sepia techniques! Love this image.
Ginnie Hart: We all have our own style, don't we, Kay! That's what I love about SC! Thank you kindly, my dear!
  • Michelle
  • South Africa
  • 1 Apr 2008, 15:31
Wow, I love the details and crispness of the shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Michelle. smile
  • Patrushka
  • Spokane, Washington, USA
  • 1 Apr 2008, 16:24
I love your choice for shallow focus and sepia tones. Really nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: This screamed OLD, Patrushka, so out came the sepia. smile Thanks.
Good taking, Ginnie. I like specially the brightness that there is in the small needles that measure. It seems that they have relief!
Ginnie Hart: The big needle is RED, José-Angel, which I hated losing the color on but also decided against selective coloring. So in the end, this is how it is. Thank you, kind sir!
c'est magnifique !
Ginnie Hart: And you're a sweetheart, MarieTom. Merci.
Ginnie, anohter great and interesting shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Helen.
  • mickyboy
  • North Yorkshire
  • 1 Apr 2008, 18:32
I was about to say " Down periscop" but I read the title. nice work
Ginnie Hart: Well, with a good imagination, Mick, it COULD be a periscope. smile Thanks.
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 1 Apr 2008, 19:57
Oldy but goldy smile
Great details in this shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that, Magnus: oldy but goldy. smile Thanks for the smile.
  • Aksel
  • ...working in Sweden this week
  • 1 Apr 2008, 20:10
Very nice detail - nicely placed in the frame, a lot of sharp numbers and good controlled use of colours smile
Ginnie Hart: You made my day, Aksel. Thanks!
  • Still
  • France
  • 1 Apr 2008, 20:36
What a beautiful image!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Still!
Amazing!
Ginnie Hart: I'll take it, Chris! Thanks!
  • Jessie
  • New Zealand
  • 1 Apr 2008, 21:32
Cool shot Ginnie. I wonder if it still works?
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure it does, Jessie. Those old ones are sometimes the best, trust me! smile Thanks.
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 2 Apr 2008, 08:22
Classic - love the DOF Ginnie. The tones on this shot give it that vintage look - great shot coupled with some awesome PP.
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Thomas. No wonder I like you. smile
  • Fausto
  • Paramaribo
  • 5 Apr 2008, 06:45
Impressive details! Like the color tone. This picture made me look very closely and I've noticed a crack at the end of the serial number and after the 1926. I wonder if you have more shots of this meter. I would like to know why and if it was done on purpose. Thank you for jet another "making me think" shot! smile

ps: Don't mind me. I tend to think of crazy and for normal people abnormal things..
Ginnie Hart: HA! I don't mind you at all, Fausto. grin I wish I had another picture to show you of this meter but I don't. I think I deleted any others I might have taken. But my, what good eyes you have.
Lovely shot, soft industrial tones. Init funny, they sure knew how to build things that lasted way back when. I was standing on a train station platform near my office recently, and noticed that the dates on some of the large steel clips used to secure the rails were made in 1912...and it's a modern commuter train station.
Ginnie Hart: WOW! As we say, they don't make things like they used to! I agree. Thanks, Dave.
I feel like it's a beautiful watch.. Great find and composition!
Ginnie Hart: That would make some watch, Jen. Great idea. All those dials!! Donica would like that. smile Thanks.
Great one Ginnie, I love the old tone you've choosen !!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Apr 2008, 12:42
Excellent composition and conversion - reflecting the unpolished brass colour allover the picture.

Likey.
Ginnie Hart: You are so affirming, Louis! Thank you.

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