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photoblog image Paint the Town <s>Red</s> Green

Paint the Town Red Green


At Zaanse Schans (yesterday's post) someone did a nice paint job!
I would like that job.

I had this image already queued before knowing about the new SC theme on Strength for today. 
This probably is not the photo I would have chosen but what I can say about Strength from this is that doing any job well says more about Strength to me than almost anything.  Strength of will and Strength of character to do the job right!

And that's saying nothing about the STRENGTH of these Dutch windmills that stand the test of time,
catching Nature's Wind and chanelling it!

Have a great weekend.


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

Paint the Town Red Green


At Zaanse Schans (yesterday's post) someone did a nice paint job!
I would like that job.

I had this image already queued before knowing about the new SC theme on Strength for today. 
This probably is not the photo I would have chosen but what I can say about Strength from this is that doing any job well says more about Strength to me than almost anything.  Strength of will and Strength of character to do the job right!

And that's saying nothing about the STRENGTH of these Dutch windmills that stand the test of time,
catching Nature's Wind and chanelling it!

Have a great weekend.


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

comments (49)

  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 25 Jul 2008, 00:58
They are beautiful machines. Love the colors and the detail. These windmills definitely speak to 'strength' if you ask me.
Ginnie Hart: After thinking about it, Marcie, I thought so, too. Thank you!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Jul 2008, 02:27
Looks like a beautifully renovated mill, Ginnie.

Your perspective shows it off well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Aussie
  • Still Waiting
  • 25 Jul 2008, 02:59
Terrific image Ginnie. Wonderful detail and colours.
Ginnie Hart: I just love the detail on the brightly painted mills, Aussie. This one was definitely an eye-catcher! Thank you.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 25 Jul 2008, 04:56
This close up shot with the vivid colors is a wonderful display. They just get better and bettersmile
Ginnie Hart: I guess this is a good example of how those Dutch CAN be outrageous, Sherri, when they want to be. grin Thanks. I love it.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Jul 2008, 05:20
'Strength' can be used in so many occasions.
You did very good, see how old these windmills are, they survived.
The green is so nice green, the shadows great, this again is a postcard picture and a joy for the eye.
geweldige foto die 'kracht' uitstraalt, een prettig weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, lieve Astrid. Strength comes in many different shapes and forms, for sure. And colors! smile For me, this mill is eye-candy! Thanks.
Bam! Boy, does that pop!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, John. Eye candy for this Friday morning! smile
superbe détail pour cette photo colorée
Ginnie Hart: I love the close-ups of these mills, O-P, especially the painted ones like this. Thanks.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 25 Jul 2008, 06:43
Wow Ginnie, so crisp and clear, love it!! Also i like the good crop, and as always good PP. Have a nice weekend too..
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Klaus. Sometimes I have to keep the color "as is!" smile Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 25 Jul 2008, 06:50
Great image love the colour,I supose orange would be too much.
Ginnie Hart: It's funny, Vintage, but I don't think I've ever seen orange in/on a Dutch windmill. Red, yes, but orange, no? I'll have to look more carefully. Thanks.
What a fabulous shot, Ginnie. Great angle, beautifully sharp, and the colour really `pops`. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: As I told Klaus, sometimes I have to keep the strong colors "as is" and not mute them at all! In this case, it would be a "sin!" smile Thanks, Roz.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich..warm and a bit muggy!
  • 25 Jul 2008, 07:37
Have a good weekend yourself...I wonder if you know that there is a windmill near Droitwichsmile
Ginnie Hart: NO! I had no clue, Bill!! Please put that on the agenda for our visit in October, if possible. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Jul 2008, 07:50
This is 'my' windmill-pic- wonderful reflections and especially colours-the green, dots of red, white stripes and the beautiful sky-blue-Ginnie, you has already found the appropriate words about the day-theme 'Strength'- for me the windmills are symbols of strength and power and perseverence and steadfastness, too! We should/could take them as an example! But sometimes we must take a few relaxed view of things (mal Fünfe gerade sein lassen) - this I would like to wish you and all during this weekend!
Ginnie Hart: I knew you would be smiling today, Philine! smile I do agree with you that these mills are such great symbols of strength and we can learn from them. Year after year! They do have their days of rest when the sails are not active, so we can learn from that as well, to relax! Thank you.
Enduring stuff Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Chris!
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 25 Jul 2008, 08:38
We all need strength at different stages of our lives, and for me at this moment I have the strength of my friends.smile Thank you
Strength comes in all shapes and forms, and the world would not survive without it.

Love your shot Ginnie, just perfect mijn vreindsmile
Ginnie Hart: May you gain much strength these next days, lieve vriend, as you "recuperate." Be good, for a change. smile Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jul 2008, 09:31
Wonderful clear colours Ginnie - it's good to be able to compare their true colours with the sepia version. I like the crop too.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Ingrid. Sometimes the colors can't be muted. smile
  • E Etomi
  • Romania
  • 25 Jul 2008, 09:50
Lovely colours Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Etomi. I had to keep them "pure."
The clarity in this image is amazing, Ginnie. Nice shade of green too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Some colors can't be messed around with. smile
  • trotsky
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jul 2008, 10:30
super shot...so crisp and colourful
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Trotsky. I loved it the minute I saw it! smile
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Jul 2008, 10:56
Yes, our typical dutch mills
Ginnie Hart: They're not all painted like this, Chantal, but when they are, they are a sight to behold. Can't mess around with THOSE colors! smile
Not particularly feeling this shot Ginnie, We just feel you could have done better (our opinion) smile
Ginnie Hart: This...how we all see things differently...is what makes the world go 'round, S&S! Thanks for being part of the "spin." smile
Colours are truly wonderful Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Flo.
I'd say windmills had the strength of resolve and patience, Ginnie, they do indeed, stand the test of time. And another delightful capture.

Have a good one! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Alex! If I ever get a tattoo, I think it'll be of a windmill. grin
  • don
  • United States
  • 25 Jul 2008, 14:30
A brilliant image. I like the composition you created from all that was available. A very effective image.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jul 2008, 14:31
Certainly a strong image Ginnie, great colours and a fine close-up.
Ginnie Hart: It feels strong to me, Les. Thank you.
I really like the bright colours of this shot Ginnie.

Have a great weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes we can't mess around with the colors, Bernie! smile Thanks.
  • FLOOG
  • The paradise of Mother Earth
  • 25 Jul 2008, 15:17
What a fantastic photograph. The angle is perfect and the colours vivid and interesting.

Wonderful
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Paul! smile
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 25 Jul 2008, 16:15
Great capture Ginnie! The restrains put on the blades looks very strained..its as if someone trying to bind a wild horse under restrains.
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, Richa, if the sails are NOT restrained (by the miller), they can start a fire because of too much friction! So you're "right on!" Thanks.
lovely colours gin
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, DrAW! smile Couldn't mess around with them.
Looks good Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sesan! smile
  • Ada
  • new york
  • 25 Jul 2008, 17:54
beautiful looking structure...nicely captured
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ada. I am such a glutton for windmills!!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Jul 2008, 22:49
Strong colours? Will that do?

The colours contrast well against the blue sky.

The town you are referring to is already painted green
Ginnie Hart: HA! So true, Louis. So true! smile Thanks.
  • Rmi Ct
  • Qubec, Canada
  • 26 Jul 2008, 03:59
Beautiful colors.

Very Nice!
Ginnie Hart: We're into color right now, both of us, aren't we?! smile Thanks!
I really like the strong lines and the bold colours in this pic, nice work!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Gina. This time I could not mess with the colors!! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Jul 2008, 18:45
A nice saying about mill...
"A millstone and the human heart are driven ever round. If they have nothing else to grind, they must themselves be ground" (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
If you are interested in phrases like that, look at:http://www.angelfire.com/journal/millrestoration/sayings.html
In Dutch and German there are also so many sayings which can confirm the importance of mill and miller all over the world and for ever!
Ginnie Hart: You find the most interesting things, dear Philine! Altijd. Woorden are so very important to me (as a Gemini!). I guess you know that by now. In these posts I always have so much to say but try to cut out my words...and save them for my comments with people like you. Ontzettend bedankt! You are such a treasure/schat!
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Jul 2008, 20:20
strength and longevity Ginnie. lovely shot. mal
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear and kind Mal.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 26 Jul 2008, 20:21
Great colors. It is interesting to see how they shaped the wings. The Dutch are pretty clever smile
Ginnie Hart: I am totally enthralled by this country, Martin, if you can't tell already! I will never be the same! smile Thanks.
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 26 Jul 2008, 22:53
ahh fascinating! More windmills! Beautiful colors here contrasting the blue sky.
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes we just have to live with color, Brian, don't we! grin
  • Rian
  • Alabama, US
  • 27 Jul 2008, 01:40
Oooh.. a windmill.. and up close too.. grin Beautiful!! grin
Ginnie Hart: You got it, Rian. What can I say?! smile Thanks.
  • Brian
  • State of Mental Exhaustion
  • 27 Jul 2008, 11:24
I love the intensity of colour. Clearly a sunny days recently!
Ginnie Hart: On this very day back in March, Brian, it actually snowed! And then the sun came out! We were very lucky that day. Thanks.
Fantastic image. I love the crop and the shadow is great too.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Pat. Thank you.
  • mary
  • United States
  • 27 Jul 2008, 13:57
Yes, it is definitely an image of strength. It speaks of standing tall, and self reliance... A beautiful shot, Ginnie. smile
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Mary--strength, standing tall and self-reliance. Thank you.
  • jeff
  • United States
  • 27 Jul 2008, 16:42
I love the colors in this one, especially the green boards.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jeff, for stopping by and commenting!
  • Still
  • France
  • 27 Jul 2008, 20:24
A colourful giant.
Ginnie Hart: And we don't mess with giants, Still, do we. smile
  • NaCha
  • United States
  • 28 Jul 2008, 01:25
Crisp and clear granny. nice work.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetie-pie, NaCha. Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 28 Jul 2008, 15:59
Great colors, and I love what's in the frame, the composition. And nice wispy clouds just peeking.
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 29 Jul 2008, 07:05
Great shot!!
I have seen the zone that you are photographing in the connection of wikipedia. It is a place that surely will be visited by thousands of tourists. The Dutch mills are very photogenic. In this case, in addition, color plenty!
Ginnie, already the last few days I did not visit your blog your. Because every time I accessed blogfoto had you... always emerged "bad request.. bad request". Hmmm... this photograph was very good Ginnie. Has this windmill been old usi him? //Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia. //
Ginnie Hart: So glad you were persistent and came back,m Bram. Thank you kindly. This LOOKS like a new windmill but I don't really know. Maybe it was only recently painted?
I adore these colors!

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