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For all the times Astrid has been to Amersterdam in her life, even long before we met, she had never (NOOIT) been to Vondelpark near our apartment. 
So we went there for a photo hunt a couple weeks ago.

Vondelpark is 120 acres (47 hectares) of urban park in Amsterdam.
One of the first things that caught my eye was this ribbon caught in the tall grass!


[Today I'm in Atlanta after a great holiday weekend in Michigan with my family.]

Twisted Sister


For all the times Astrid has been to Amersterdam in her life, even long before we met, she had never (NOOIT) been to Vondelpark near our apartment. 
So we went there for a photo hunt a couple weeks ago.

Vondelpark is 120 acres (47 hectares) of urban park in Amsterdam.
One of the first things that caught my eye was this ribbon caught in the tall grass!


[Today I'm in Atlanta after a great holiday weekend in Michigan with my family.]

comments (31)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 7 Jul 2008, 00:18
Well spotted. I like the intimate view of these colorful grass wannabes.
Ginnie Hart: I felt like a little kid when I saw this, Martin. I'm guessing they were once attached to a balloon? Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 7 Jul 2008, 01:11
Great eye! Love the color and the motion in this image. The title is just perfect.
Ginnie Hart: Not many would get the title, Marcie, so I'm glad you enjoyed it. smile Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Jul 2008, 02:34
Obviously a haven for the colorful ribbon-grass.
Well seen, captured, and presented, Ginnie. You have a great eye for the unusual, wherever you go.
Ginnie Hart: Some things just jump out at us, Ray, don't they! smile Does our age have anything to do with it?? HA!
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 7 Jul 2008, 04:19
This is just beautiful, Ginnie. If I don't stop collecting images I'm going to have everyone's site archivedsmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I know what you mean, Sherri. I guess we all learn from each other how to appreciate beauty in different ways. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 7 Jul 2008, 04:58
Brede glimlach hier, I had been near the Vondelpark but there seams never 'time' to visit it.
It just is a nice park to wander around, find nice objects to capture like this coloured ribbon, many different colours twisted as ONE ribbon...
Indeed mijn vriend you have great eye for these things, like I had a great eye to spot that ice-cream stand..wink
It was a wonderful day, we both got our pictures..
Glad you had a great time with the family.
Ginnie Hart: Near it but never IN it, I know. So when we walked through those gates, you entered a new world. I like that I was able to see it with you for your first time. smile And leave it to you to find the ice cream stand and treat me to Childlikeness once again! Ontzettend bedankt.
woow....simple foto with great focusing make a produced the work of the good
photograph. Salute Ginnie.
Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Bram. Thank you kindly.
  • Ted
  • 7 Jul 2008, 05:24
This is lovely, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ted!
The ribbon looks like part of the grass. Beautiful shot.
Ginnie Hart: I do think it THOUGHT it was grass, Michael. smile Thanks.
  • FLOOG
  • Contented lands where nature rules man
  • 7 Jul 2008, 05:46
Wondeful, Ginnie. Beautiful colour and attention to detail
Ginnie Hart: It really caught my eye, Paul. smile Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 7 Jul 2008, 06:49
Man made ribbion grass.lol
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Vintage. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jul 2008, 07:45
I like the different colours and stripes, the natural and the artificial ones, I guess that the coloured stripes are the remains of a kind of celebration (wedding, examen...) or a way to express some wishes like in Far East on trees...a nice pic in any case!
Ginnie Hart: You may be right about the celebration after exams, Philine, because there were a LOT of students there that day. Astrid said exams were probably just finished! I pictured balloons once attached to these ribbons! Thanks, as always.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 7 Jul 2008, 08:24
So Ginnie that makes a change you taking Astrid to somewhere new!!smile
Looks like they have great times in the park with festive colourful ribbons.
Well spotted hawkeye.
Glad you had a great holiday mijn vriendsmile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Tracy! smile I felt so glad I could show something new to my Dutch friend! Thanks!
Well spotted Ginnie. This makes a really pleasing picture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. It was fun to see it.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jul 2008, 09:07
I really like this one Ginnie - the colourful streamers lurking in the grass make a good little still life study.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: It restored my soul, Ingrid. smile Thanks...and have a great break.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 7 Jul 2008, 10:31
Very clear Ginnie and perfect colours. Hope you enjoyed the celebrations.
Ginnie Hart: It was a great time away with family, Etomi. Thank you.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Jul 2008, 11:47
good show, love the little color
Ginnie Hart: It was fun to find, Chantal. Thanks.
Well seen Ginnie. The colours are coming out nicely with those spots of lights on them!
Ginnie Hart: It made my day, Richard. smile Thanks.
Leave it to you to introduce her to something new in her familiar home!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Someone had to do it, Mary. smile Thanks.
Perfect looking grass, everything looks so clean, great clarity in this shot too. Lovely composition Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John!
Like the strand of grasses decided to get into a festive mood, and dressed with ribbons! Lovely.
Ginnie Hart: I think so, Alex! It really made my day! Thanks. smile
Strong composition inspite being almost a nebulous abstract.
richard
Ginnie Hart: It was a total delight to find, Richard. Thanks.
  • don
  • United States
  • 7 Jul 2008, 15:23
A fine "happen stance" shot that you happened to notice this ribbon and got your fine shot. I really like the pattern of the grass and the color of the ribbon sets it off beautifully.
Ginnie Hart: It totally made my day when I saw it, Don. Thanks.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 7 Jul 2008, 15:33
Hi Ginnie - i'm back. Good eye .. i like the lightning on the grass and ribbon - simple things can be so nice!!
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Klaus. Sometimes it's getting back to simplicity that is more fulfilling than anything else.
  • Nico.L
  • France
  • 7 Jul 2008, 17:39
Bonjour,


Nice shoot !
I Like this colors.... wink


Nico.L
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Nico. Thank you kindly for stopping by and commenting.
I like the random angle of all these grasses Ginnie and to have caught sight of the ribbon and photograph so well is up to your usual standard.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Brian. Thanks a million.
Well spotted Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Awww, shucks. Thanks, Chris. smile
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 7 Jul 2008, 22:28
Hi Ginnie smile
Beautiful composition and color,good job smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zohre!
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 7 Jul 2008, 23:37
Well spotted, beautiful image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie.
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2008, 07:37
I like how the foregournd and the background is blurred out in this photo and the colored object is in focus right int he middle.
Lovely colours, and to me there is sorrow in this pic....I guess it's one of those days...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Jul 2008, 23:18
Vondelpark - lots of opportunities to take pictures of cycling dutch where they are not supposed to be cycling. Great picture and strange title.

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