Hart & Soul

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Maybe I was a windmill in my past life?!
or at least the
"Frau Müllerin," as Philine would say.
(taken at Zaanse Schans, Holland)

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Maybe I was a windmill in my past life?!
or at least the
"Frau Müllerin," as Philine would say.
(taken at Zaanse Schans, Holland)

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]

comments (40)

What a beautifully well defined shot this is Ginnie. I reckon old Blackdog would have been jealous of this - were he not locked in his kennel!
Ginnie Hart: That Blackdog needs to get out and have a good romp somewhere, for sure, Chris. smile Thanks.
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 6 Aug 2008, 00:57
Great composition Ginnie...beautiful, yet simple shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, sweetie! smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 6 Aug 2008, 01:07
Love the composition and balance on this one. I think this is my favorite of the bunch. Love the processing.
Ginnie Hart: This was when I walked way out away from the village, Marcie, and looked back on the whole setup. It was exhilarating for me! Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 6 Aug 2008, 01:11
Beautiful processing Ginnie, gorgeous image.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Aussie!
Amazing foto. Seen like a village windmill that was old. I imagined stood there while listening to the propeller voice.. must be very beautiful to carry out contemplation.
Ginnie Hart: Places like this are very much deep in my soul, Bram, and are excellent for contemplation. You know!
LOL! windmill indeed grin

this image is a classic already
Ginnie Hart: The thought is kinda growing on me, DrAW! I can imagine being worse things!!! smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Aug 2008, 03:00
All those mills, a beautiful sky...and...an old knife-sharpening wheel too!

Great stuff, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: That grindstone was the frosting on the cake for me, Ray! smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 6 Aug 2008, 04:23
Love your title...made me laugh. They really are quite splendid.
Ginnie Hart: We would be so proud, wouldn't we, Sherri. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Aug 2008, 05:10
Gute Morgen, Frau Müllerin, wie geht es heute Morgen, haben Sie gut geschlafen? oder hatte die Wind dass verstört in die Nacht?
I just love it, I only hope that the wind has mercy on you and that you don't catch fire.....
I ROTFL about the story of Peter and Windy you found yesterday...I found another one....and I haven't have my koffie yet.....gringrin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7L49XvAjM0&NR=1

I think you have to be a Amazone to be able to handle the mill, I have no doubt about that.
This picture is so you, love your 'house-style' knap gedaan.
Prachtige PP, geweldige compositie, prachtige luchten.
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Astrid. I had so much fun thinking of myself as a windmill, standing tall and LOVING the wind against my sails. I think I was made for that wind. I would be so proud to be a windmill! You can be the Amazone, okay?! HA! Wouldn't that be a blast! grin
  • The tranquility of Mother Natures Earth
  • 6 Aug 2008, 05:37
Yes, this works brilliantly for me. Sepia tones give the old world feeling to a terrific photograph smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Paul. I think I was definitely a part of the "old world" once upon a time!!
I love this series of windmills! Each shot is unique...The sepia tone in this one is a good choice; as FLOOG says, it gives it "age." But the shots in full color are equally attractive. They make me want to hoist my pack on my back and take another walking trip through the Netherlands.
Ginnie Hart: When you hoist that backpack once again, Patrushka, please let me know. smile Thanks.
je me demande comment tu fais pour avoir l'oeil a ce point en alerte pour que tes photos soient toujours si belles!
Ginnie Hart: Even when I don't fully understand your French, O-P, you still make my day. smile Thanks.
  • Stan
  • 6 Aug 2008, 06:33
Thumbs up!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • zohre
  • UAE
  • 6 Aug 2008, 06:40
Again beautiful capture,love the composition and colors smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Zohre.
Ooh, I think this is my favorite so far, Ginnie. Love the composition, and the post processing is perfect. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: It's always fun to see what rocks people's boat, Roz. Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 6 Aug 2008, 07:49
I just love this scene Ginnie, but most of all the grinding stone for sharpening knives and other tools. My grandad used one of those for sharpening his tools etc...smile

Yes windy miller is a busy little manwink
Ginnie Hart: That grindstone was the frosting on the cake for me, Tracy. smile I'd love to collect all the knives I could get my hands on and sharpen them all. grin Thanks, vriend.
Either that or a crane Ginnie.grin Another fine shot. I think this is my favourite of this series
Ginnie Hart: HA! If I could choose, it'd be the mill, Bill! Thanks, kind sir.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Aug 2008, 07:54
Oh, I am sure, it must have been or you might have been in your past life a (alleen maar) Nederlandse meeuw/seagull who loves the windmills and is circling around them and always enthousiastically crying "errrreerree"! A wonderful 'old-fashioned' (for me a praising word) sepia pic! The longer I look at your photos the more windmills are my passionate objects too! Do you know the wonderful book "Krabat", written by O.Preußler? A must for you!
Ginnie Hart: I definitely was something/one that loved the wind, Philine! For sure! I Googled the "Krabat" book and can see that I'd love it! You really do know me!

  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Aug 2008, 07:56
LOL at Astrid, je heeft een prachtig Duits geschreven, mijn respect!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Philine. She is constantly surprising me. smile
I agree nicely balanced composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Nigel.
  • trotsky
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Aug 2008, 08:38
like a time machine taking us back to a simpler past...beautiful toning too.
Ginnie Hart: Simpler and sometimes harder, Trotsky, but that's what I like. Hard is not always bad! Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Aug 2008, 09:23
I wonder what the collective noun for windmills is? Another great image to add to your windmill series. This style of processing really suits your subject.
Ginnie Hart: The collective noun! Whatever it is, Ingrid, I'm part of it! smile Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 6 Aug 2008, 09:55
They are magestic touching the sky.
Ginnie Hart: Like hands raised in Hallelujah! Yes, Ruth. Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Aug 2008, 10:08
Like a postcard
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal. Wouldn't that be nice. smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 6 Aug 2008, 11:35
Super shot Ginnie love it.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Vintage.
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Aug 2008, 11:52
beautiful... postcard material...
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. I like the idea, Sam. smile Thanks.
  • mary
  • United States
  • 6 Aug 2008, 12:35
this is simply gorgeous, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Mary.
I'm breathless with amazement again at another beautiful picture in this series Ginnie. Oh how I would love to go there.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe some day you can and will, Brian. You and your wife would love it! Trust me.
I hope you weren't, Ginnie, I'd be too scared to come too close to your rotating arms.
Ginnie Hart: HA! But but but, Chad, you would learn to trust me! grin Thanks.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 6 Aug 2008, 16:59
This looks circa 1830. Nice!
Ginnie Hart: It feels like 1630, Martin! That's the time I remember living there. grin
AHAHAH ! Ginnie ! Well, in fact, could be convenient to have 2 more arms !!! smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Flo! smile Thanks.
Wonderful image and wonderful processing as usual Ginnie. Excellent.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Pat. Thank you kindly.
Dang! I sooo want to go there. In fact, Ginnie, I want to "live" there amongst these windmills. lol! I guess I'd stand out like a sore thumb though. smile

The sepia tones gives this one such a dramatic impact. Love it.
Ginnie Hart: I would stand out in the wind anywhere, Alex. That's my idea of living. smile Thanks.
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 7 Aug 2008, 10:36
wow! so calm and so nice! I like clouds and the excellent use of filters here.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Arash!
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 7 Aug 2008, 13:35
So well composed and great tones , like it very much Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 7 Aug 2008, 16:03
Wow ... so beautiful ! The processing is perfect.
Ginnie Hart: As you see, I'm catching up, Carsten, but I did want to say thank you!
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 8 Aug 2008, 08:45
This photo has brought me back to the past! That looks like a sharpening wheel. Great work once again!
Ginnie Hart: A sharpening wheel indeed, Brian. Good eye! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Aug 2008, 21:45
They stand so proud against the clouds in the background.

At least your travels between A'dam and Atlanta resembles the turning of the mill sails in the wind. So maybe, just maybe you were a windmill smile
Ginnie Hart: Good point, Louis. Good point!
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 28 Aug 2008, 06:13
You're back on windmills! I love the old feel of the picture.
Ginnie Hart: I'll always be "on" windmills, Jewlya, whenever I'm around them! smile
oh wow, I've been to this place so many times and I've never seen it look as beautiful as it does in your pictures
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Suzanna. Thank you kindly. And welcome to SC!

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