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Mini-Kinderdijk


One thing most people do not know about me is my love of anything in miniature.
I often have said to myself, "I'd like to work with scale models like that!"


This represents the windmills of KINDERDIJK in the Netherlands at the Mini-Europe park in Brussels, Belgium.
(see
Astrid's take on this when we were there last July, 2008, to see the scale)


Mini-Kinderdijk


One thing most people do not know about me is my love of anything in miniature.
I often have said to myself, "I'd like to work with scale models like that!"


This represents the windmills of KINDERDIJK in the Netherlands at the Mini-Europe park in Brussels, Belgium.
(see
Astrid's take on this when we were there last July, 2008, to see the scale)


comments (54)

  • Astrid
  • not in the Netherlands
  • 10 Jun 2009, 00:05
MLS, Kinderdijk wil always be in our memory as very special, you saw it in real life, you captured it totally different than I did, maar dat is het leukste van samen op pad gaan en foto's maken.
Prachtige kleuren en een prachtige close-up.
Ginnie Hart: We have more memories together in not quite 2 years than some have in a lifetime. We are very lucky, lieve vriend!
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 10 Jun 2009, 01:47
This may be in miniature size, but I'm betting you when I go there, this is "lifesize" to me grin
Ginnie Hart: I am a glutton for all windmills, regardless of size, Maria, so this felt "lifesize" to me, too! smile
Fun, wouldn't have known it was a miniature if you had not told us.

Love how you are sharing Astrid's views with us as well. Lot's 'o fun to compare. Except somebody snuck into her shot. Don't know who that could be.

smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHA! What's even funnier, John, is that Astrid is with me right now here at the family cottage in Michigan and we're showing our photos of when we were together almost a year ago! That's synchronicity! smile (Good to see you again!)
  • alex
  • United States
  • 10 Jun 2009, 02:37
really love how each is progressively more out of focus.
Ginnie Hart: The beauty of Aperture Priority, Alex, right?! grin
this is so great. I never would have known it's a miniature if you hadn't mentioned so!
Ginnie Hart: There are some dead give-aways, Heather, but I know what you mean. Everything there has such great detail, down to the very last brick/shingle!
  • claire
  • Canada
  • 10 Jun 2009, 05:09
very nice capture Ginnie. wouldn't have known its a miniature. =)
Ginnie Hart: You can fol some of the people some of the time, Claire. grin
  • Jane
  • United States
  • 10 Jun 2009, 06:22
Lovely composition. I remember seeing similar ones life size in Denmark and it blew my mind. Such amazing structures.
Ginnie Hart: The workmanship is so exact and detailed, Jane. I love stuff like this. Thank you.
  • Philine Kleinknecht
  • Germany
  • 10 Jun 2009, 07:01
wat een mooie reeks van jouw geliefde windmolen- oh sorry, when I think of you I think always of Nederland, but now I'll continue my comment in English- I can imagine your pleasure to see these mills- and you have finely -en heel anders dan Astrid- depictured them with all their structures and textures- and I think that they all can be moved by water, too! I hope that you soon will be seeing the windmills in natura/ in life again! Nog erg fijne dagen toegewenst- oh, Ginnie, you must be a half Dutch woman van harte!
Ginnie Hart: As you can imagine, Philine, I have heard a lot of Dutch the last few days and I have been in heaven. I still don't understand it all yet but I have a good translator at my elbow! smile This has been so fun. We are together here in Michigan showing our images of when we were together almost a year ago. What synchronicity!
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 10 Jun 2009, 07:40
Amazing how much work goes into these miniture buildings.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Aussie. I have always enjoyed projects that have many fine details.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Jun 2009, 08:04
OK the date one this has me un-mixed up smile

Excellent round-up of windmills.
Ginnie Hart: So glad you're now un-mixed up, Louis! grin We're here in Michigan together right now posting our images of when we were in Brussels almost a year ago. Talk about synchronicity!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Jun 2009, 08:25
Excellent models, Ginnie, and you have nearly masked the fact that they are miniatures. Once again, your processing style works perfectly.
Ginnie Hart: There are a few clues around, Ray, but you CAN fool some of the people some of the time! That's what I love about miniatures!
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jun 2009, 08:31
I'm come to this from Astrid's blog. Very impressive detail in this and some lovely muted colours. Exquisite modelling.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhh, thank you kindly, Alan, for stopping by and commenting. That means a lot. smile
They look as if they are waving their arms around while urinating in the canal.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I should have expected that from you, Chad. grin
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 10 Jun 2009, 08:51
Super shot Ginnie I like the tone
Ginnie Hart: As always, Vintage, thanks a million.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 10 Jun 2009, 09:25
Incredible amount of work in these structures, love your processing
Ginnie Hart: That's why I love good miniatures, Tony. I love the details! Thanks.
Superbly detailed models Ginnie. Your process works well here!
Ginnie Hart: It's all in the details, isn't it, Richard! smile Merci.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jun 2009, 09:33
They look like perfect replicas. Lol at Chad - what a mind! I like the trademark Ginnie toning - it goes really well here.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Gotta have a Chad around to make the day, Ingrid. smile Thanks.
I love this line-up, and sepia tone works so well here, very nostalgic
Ginnie Hart: It's been almost a year since I've seen a real windmill, Chantal, so it IS nostalgic for me right now! Thanks.
A very fine collection of windmills Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Bernie. smile Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Jun 2009, 12:14
They certainly don't lack for fine detail - outside of the series I bet this shot would have confused most people!
Ginnie Hart: We can always fool some of the people some of the time, Mike, right?! smile
  • ŗsžkÚ
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Jun 2009, 12:30
love the miniatures. great shot and toning
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by and commenting, àsìkò. That means a lot.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 10 Jun 2009, 12:59
it does seem pretty realistic when presented this way.. beautiful shot.. smile
Ginnie Hart: You can fool some of the people some of the time, Rian! smile Thanks.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 10 Jun 2009, 13:49
I really love it that you and Astrid are showing photographs of the same thing but viewed through your own lenses. It brings to mind for me how differently we interpret things even when we see the same thing. Isn't that the beautiful of it all?
Ginnie Hart: Bingo, Kathryn. And to think we're sitting here together at my family cottage here in Michigan while showing images of a photo hunt from almost a year ago. Talk about synchronicity!
  • david
  • United States
  • 10 Jun 2009, 14:16
super cute. i love the amount of detail in these.
Ginnie Hart: That's why I love miniatures so much, David. The details astound me!
Trust Chad...he said what I was thinkinggrin good picture Ginnie, despite the frivolity!
Ginnie Hart: I will always trust the Three Stooges, Bill, for sure! grin Thanks.
I'm enjoying this "Dead Eyed Duo" of postings this week Ginnie, we need to look at yours and Astrids before making a comment I feel. This is really up to your usual high standard. I once bought a small version of one of these with a lamp in it for my parents, from Amsterdam. Dad broke it and Mum went spare, I only threw it out recently.
Ginnie Hart: Isn't it funny, Brian, the things we have and the memories they evoke!! smile
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 10 Jun 2009, 16:15
They're even beautiful when they're tiny.
Ginnie Hart: That they are, Sherri. That they are!
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 10 Jun 2009, 17:29
Hi Ginnie again,
I Like the tones here. Very nice!
Ginnie Hart: It's so nice to see you again, Zohre. Thank you.
  • Philine Kleinknecht
  • Germany
  • 10 Jun 2009, 18:09
Lol at Chad-hahaha! Surely he is a special fan of the most famous Manneken P** in Brussels!
Ginnie Hart: Ahhhhh. You have just helped me with my decision for next Monday's post, Philine...my next in this Brussels series. grin Bedankt.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 10 Jun 2009, 18:44
Ginnie, great POV .. also your toning .. i love it .. it's a trademark
Ginnie Hart: As always, Klaus, danke!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan
  • 10 Jun 2009, 20:17
Yes, very different versions, and each says something about each of you too. Nice to see both.
Ginnie Hart: It always amazes me that we come up with difference versions of the same thing. That's why we love our photo hunts so much. smile Thanks, Sister.
  • Alex
  • Spain
  • 10 Jun 2009, 20:29
Muy buena composicion y simetria la que has logrado con esta maqueta de molinos.
Buen trabajo, saludos.
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Alex, por sus palabras!
If I hadn't seen yesterday's I would have had difficulties to know they are a miniature
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Albert. You can always fool some of the people some of the time. smile
vraiment superbe. tu trouves toujours l'originalité partout!
Ginnie Hart: And you always make my day, O-P! Merci.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Jun 2009, 08:40
They are beautifully made Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I'm such a sucker, Chris, as you know! smile
  • navin
  • india
  • 11 Jun 2009, 15:20
Very nice. It is amazing to know how detailed these are
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Navin, I know. I love things like this.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 11 Jun 2009, 15:59
These are miniature?!?!? I really thought they were full-size. Wonderful composition and point-of-view. Very cool windmills!!
Ginnie Hart: You really can fool some of the people some of the time, Marcie. smile
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 11 Jun 2009, 18:39
Wow these are all so detailed! Incredible! Nice DOF in this shot too!
Ginnie Hart: That's what I love about miniatures, Andy...all the details, as though they were the real thing.
Wonderful ! I've seen what it is from Astrid few minutes ago ! I love your framing !
Ginnie Hart: It was so fun to get our different perspectives, Zeb, while standing nearby each other.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 11 Jun 2009, 22:12
wow what clear and exquisite details in this image. the colors are great! =D
Ginnie Hart: That's what I love about miniatures, Liang...all the details! Thanks.
  • namaki
  • France
  • 11 Jun 2009, 22:33
that's what I told myself again when I saw those mills... they look like dollies' mills... but then they are mini mills, aren't they ? Welcome to Gulliver's ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Dollies' mills! Gulliver's. I really like that, Namaki. I like how your mind works. smile
  • martie
  • United States
  • 12 Jun 2009, 05:45
Isn't that just one of the most fun places ever?! I went there as a child and a few years ago was able to take my youngest daughter there too. She loved it - and I discovered I still did too. Excellent capture!
Ginnie Hart: I think you would see something new every time, Martie! Thanks.
  • kiji
  • France
  • 12 Jun 2009, 10:25
Very nice details smile
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Kiji. Merci.
  • Thomas
  • Australia
  • 12 Jun 2009, 15:50
Beautiful color tones and lovely details. Cool composition as well. Overall a beauty Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: i love this place. It would be fun to go back and see the things I didn't see the first...or second time! Thanks, Thomas.
great perspective, superb shot ...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mohammadreza.
There is a place in San Diego called Lego Land. They do stuff like this. It always amazes me.
Ginnie Hart: Lego Land places do the same thing to me, Christopher. Totally mind-blowing! Thanks. I lived in San Diego for 7 years, back when my kids were born in the early 70s. I don't remember any Lego Land there then. We would have gone often!
  • martial
  • France
  • 13 Jun 2009, 10:22
You may go to same park in france ginnie, just to show the differences in the state of the art !
Poor deutch people surrounded by water but with a strong willingness for fighting and winning some landscape.
Ginnie Hart: Where in France, Martial?? Maybe someday I WILL go there! The Dutch must be admired for all their hard work to reclaim the land, for sure! That technology still blows my mind!
Love it! ISn't it your special day today or something??
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Jen. Today (actually, Saturday the 13th still) is my day...a bittersweet day after saying Good-Bye to Astrid at the airport. What a birthday gift...to have her here for 2 weeks! I'm the luckiest 64-year-old in the world! smile
Nice capture, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kunle.
  • Ilan
  • Israel
  • 14 Jun 2009, 11:34
I looked at it for few minutes and tried to realize what's going on. I thought that maybe you used a tilt-shift lens to create this effect of those strictures appear as miniatures.
Only due to the bubbles in the water I got the idea smile
Nicely done !
Ginnie Hart: Yup. You can fool some of the people some of the time, Ilan! grin
a great sequence and perspective; look at the little pipe with the water peeing out wink
Ginnie Hart: You, Chad and Philine all had the same thing in mind, Wim. smile That's why I have posted Mannekin Pis today (Monday)!
This is fantastic! I agree, the miniature world is truly a fascination. This image is wonderful and I love the tones and colours.
Ginnie Hart: You're so kind, BC. Thank you very much.
  • Marc
  • France
  • 19 Jun 2009, 13:36
I like your treatment here, like on your last picture, the tones are really nice, and the picture very sharp. Great work
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Marc. Thanks again.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 21 Jul 2009, 22:10
With you every tiny detail in every mini-thing becomes a huge fantasy for the eyes.
Ginnie Hart: The whole place was a fantasy, Lina, which is why I loved it so much! smile Gracias.

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