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St. James


Within walking distance from Utrecht, Holland's, train station is the medieval parish church of St. James.
See Astrid's take on it here
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[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


St. James


Within walking distance from Utrecht, Holland's, train station is the medieval parish church of St. James.
See Astrid's take on it here
!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (37)

ooooh such beautiful colors, such beautiful detail, hello Ginnie I am kind of back, will be less frequent on SC as I am trying to get me some $$ earned with the camera smile
Ginnie Hart: So nice to see you back, Patrick! I wish you all the luck you need to make the $$$ you want with your photography. Wouldn't it be nice if we all could get paid. smile Thanks.
I've never seen such a blue sky. I see you got the weather vane in. LOL
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Mary. I always have to fit in the weather vane! smile Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Apr 2008, 01:36
Nothing delicate about this place, Ginnie.
Your aspect says "imposing" and "solid".

Pity the poor, wine-soused priest who stumbles out that red door above the window, having mistaken it for the men's room.
Ginnie Hart: You do know how to make me laugh, Ray. grin Thanks.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 7 Apr 2008, 01:41
As I said before, I "envy" the way you look up...loved the composition, that enhanced the lines of the building and where the blue has roots made of branches. Great, great shot!!
Ginnie Hart: As always, Lina, you make my day. smile Thank you.
  • Fausto
  • Paramaribo
  • 7 Apr 2008, 02:11
Love this shot! This was taken a quarter before noon so I was wondering were the sun must have been at that time of the day. Suddenly I realized...I can remember that the sun is never straight above your head at that time a day in Holland...smile
Nice blue sky. Take care!
Ginnie Hart: I see that you nicely figured this all out, Fausto. I like that! Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 7 Apr 2008, 05:17
That place must have a lot of history! Nice image.
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure it does, Kanyi. smile Thanks.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 7 Apr 2008, 05:21
The tree in foreground and the light sky, wonderful picture. I like your big pictures, you can get a better impression.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Klaus. That means a lot.
  • Astrid
  • The Nehterlands
  • 7 Apr 2008, 05:42
This is a majestic angle of the church, love the angle and the tree does it for me, the different colors of the bricks are so nice, I have been reading the comments, LOL at Ray....(I just saw one flying)
We had the most beautiful day, that day we got the 'Spring is in the air' feeling.
You captured that too.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Astrid. Spring was definitely in the air that day, wasn't it! We had so much fun. These mammoth church structures just awe me, as you know. Thanks for sharing it with me.
Lovely shot Ginnie: fine perspective
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
étonnante ces pierres qui font assez moderne! superbe angle
Ginnie Hart: It really does look modern for the 12th century, O-P, doesn't it! Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Apr 2008, 07:35
a fine perspective in order to capture the towering-up character of this wonderful brickwork-and sandstone- church! What for a beautiful sky which we are now longing for!
Ginnie Hart: I will always think of you, dear Philine, on these gorgeous days! smile Thank you!
  • martie
  • okinawa, Japan
  • 7 Apr 2008, 07:56
Part looks old and part looks modern. Nicely captured.
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing that's the truth of the matter, Martie. Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Apr 2008, 07:59
I'm with Astrid on this one Ginnie you have captured this shot at a great angle and the tree finishes the shot off perfectly. What a fab sky to top it allsmile
Ginnie Hart: We Three Musketeers just have to agree, don't we, Tracy! grin Thanks.
  • Manu
  • France
  • 7 Apr 2008, 08:13
Beau cadre et ciel magnifique !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Manu!
You found a nice angle here Ginnie. Beautiful perspective. I like the colours conrast!
Ginnie Hart: You know me, Richard. I love architecture like this! Thanks.
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 7 Apr 2008, 08:33
well exposed
well focused
well composed
good use of complementary colours
Ginnie Hart: Thank you x 4, DrAW! smile
It does not have aspect of a medieval church. Perhaps the tower, but the those brick walls do not evoke last times to me! It is the perspective well!
Ginnie Hart: It definitely does NOT look like a structure for the 12th century, José-Angel, to be sure. Thanks.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 7 Apr 2008, 09:03
Wow, quite a dizzy view looking up, Ginnie. I like those trap doors.
Ginnie Hart: We "dizzy dames" enjoy stuff like this, Chad! grin Thanks.
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 7 Apr 2008, 09:53
Great brick laying here,love the windows,
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Vintage. Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Apr 2008, 10:22
I like the angle, as well as the contrast with the blue sky... polarising filter?
Ginnie Hart: No polarizing filter, Chantal. But I do use the Multiply layer that deepens the blue without the polarizer. A nice little trick. Thanks.
Love the contrast with the stark blue sky Ginnie. Having seen a sky like that in a while now smile
Ginnie Hart: I haven't seen too many skies like that in Holland this year yet, Scarlet. But hopefully I'll see a lot of them in May when we're back again. Thanks.
Impressive, Ginnie. The colours and the texture are beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kunle.
  • Dotun
  • MD, USA
  • 7 Apr 2008, 12:56
Very well framed and crisp as usual.
Ginnie Hart: Good to see you again, Dotun! I'm ready for another terrific shot of the Chip off the Old Block! smile
  • Blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Apr 2008, 14:30
Is that a weathervane I spy up there ;o) Unusual angle and nicely balanced by the branches upper rhs. ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Mike. Always have to get in the weathervanes, regardless of how high up they are! Thanks.
  • Aksel
  • Norway
  • 7 Apr 2008, 16:11
Like the diagonal line and the blu and reddish colours, and again it's fun to see how different you and Astrid capture the building
Ginnie Hart: It's very fun to both of us when we do these comparisons, Aksel. It's better than saying, "OK, you show that church and I'll show this one." We both get to show the same thing! Thanks.
Great angle Ginnie, lovely saturated colours, especially the sky and loads of detail in the bricks. So different to Astrid's picture.
Ginnie Hart: "Different" is what makes the world go 'round, Brian. Now, if only the whole world would understand that! smile Thanks.
  • Ale
  • 7 Apr 2008, 18:14
Nice colors. Buen angulo. I love holland. Good shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Ale, for stopping by and commenting. That means a lot.
Would you borrow me some piece of blue sky Ginnie ? We desesperately need it here ! smile
Ginnie Hart: If I could, I'd package it up and blow it to you, Flo! Thanks.
Lovely sharp image Ginnie and a nice perspective.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you knidly, Bill. You know me and architecture. smile
  • Paul
  • 7 Apr 2008, 19:57
nice angle on this one Ginnie, and a beautiful day!
Ginnie Hart: It was indeed a beautiful day, Paul! Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 7 Apr 2008, 20:13
Oh magnificent!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks, Ruth!
  • tim
  • united kindom
  • 7 Apr 2008, 20:49
you 3 musketeers should be working for the Dutch tourist board with all your wonderful shots of the placegrin great one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Sounds good to me, Tim! smile Thanks.
So when you took this picture Astrid took a picture of you smile
Nice brickwork on this church, and I do like bricks smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing that's what happened, Magnus. We just have way too much fun on these photo hunts, as you can tell. smile Thanks.
Fine perspective Ginnie smile have a great holiday...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. Holiday? That's coming soon. smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 7 Apr 2008, 23:11
Well they have said it all. This is terrific Ginnie.
Very envious now that Vintage will be catching up with you and I'll be away.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Aussie. It doesn't seem right at all, does it! sad But we'll make it happen another time! Thanks.
  • ChaCha
  • NYC
  • 9 Apr 2008, 21:01
Love the contrast btw the sky and the building Granny
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Nacha! Thanks.
Wonderful opposition with the sky Ginnie ! Great !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!

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