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Dog Days of Summer


Grab them while they last!

This week I've had a series of 3 images from Holland, Michigan, on the west side of the state
and on the east side of Lake Michigan, from when I was there in early June.

The farm wedding of my niece on August 1 was on the east side of the state near Detroit, 120 miles away.

Have a great weekend!

Dog Days of Summer


Grab them while they last!

This week I've had a series of 3 images from Holland, Michigan, on the west side of the state
and on the east side of Lake Michigan, from when I was there in early June.

The farm wedding of my niece on August 1 was on the east side of the state near Detroit, 120 miles away.

Have a great weekend!

comments (42)

  • Arin
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2009, 00:03
Oh wow! I've been to Holland just once and unfortunately I didn't get to see this part. Great capture
Ginnie Hart: This is in the Holland State Park, Arin, with the Big Red lighthouse to the left of this image. It's well worth a visit. But the fact that you've been to this Holland at all says something. smile Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2009, 00:09
Amazing processing. Someday you would have to teach me this technique.

Happy weekend. Keep cool.
Ginnie Hart: Do you have PS CS3, Maria? Let me know and I can teach you. smile Thanks, as always. You're a sweetheart.
  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 21 Aug 2009, 00:32
I didn't realise there was a holland in the US.
Do they have windmills?
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Aussie. They have a Dutch Village (where the windmill is) and every spring they have a great festival with clogging, Dutch costumes, etc. I hear about it every year because of my relatives who live there. My brother married a lady who was in her mommy's belly coming over on the ship from the "real" Holland!
http://www.dutchvillage.com/
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Aug 2009, 01:13
You have turned a drab, utilitarian structure into a thing of beauty, Ginnie...you have a great eye, and the skills to make it happen.
Ginnie Hart: You always know how to make my dear, Ray. Thank you kindly!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 21 Aug 2009, 01:18
nice pic!!! i really like your processing ginnie!! well done you! and nooooo my doggie's not for sale lol
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Elaine! smile
Very nice Ginnie. I like how this came out smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Debola.
That is a super shot but I am not sure I would walk bare fooot on the boulders.
Ginnie Hart: Me neither, Michael! I have very tender feet. smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2009, 04:10
A wonderful capture. I love the blue throughout this and I can never get over how much the great lakes look like the sea.
Ginnie Hart: The Great Lakes ARE the sea, Sherri...to us who grew up there! The state is full of little lakes everywhere, so when we go to a Great Lake, it feels humongous!! Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 21 Aug 2009, 05:06
Love the tone. Were those people swimming of the break water? Enjoy your weekend.Hope you get to "HOLLAND" again soon
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Vintage, there was a place where they were climbing down into the water from ladders off the side. I didn't see anyone diving in, thankfully!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Aug 2009, 05:32
MLS, we did have a great day out there in Holland, I saw Aussie's question, Holland does have a windmill and a 'Dutch Village' http://www.dutchvillage.com/
To be out there at the harbour and beach was a really nice experience, you did a great job at this picture, one day I will show you the Dutch beach...(I agree with Vintage)
Have a great weekend.
Ginnie Hart: I have said this before but if we ever lived there, MLMA, you would easily find a job because of your Dutch native language. There are plenty of people there who would love the experience of speaking with a real Dutch woman! smile Who knows...one day that may happen. Before that, however, I will see a real Dutch beach!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Aug 2009, 05:50
It's flat - just like the other Holland
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chris, it is. grin
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 21 Aug 2009, 05:51
Superb tones Ginnie, l am with Mroy one day you will have to share the technique
Ginnie Hart: As I asked Maria, do you have PS CS3, Tony? If so, I can tell you everything! smile Thanks.
Curiosity abounds! I know jetties and I know navigation lights, but what's the purpose of the blue "thingies" down the center? Are they part of the jetty construction, or something else?

And that seems to be a woman at the far end on the right, with a long skirt. Was that simply her choice for the day or are there Amish or Mennonite communities in the area where such dress would be typical?
Ginnie Hart: I have absolutely no clue whatsoever, Linda, what those bluish thingies are! At first I thought they were hooks for the ropes of big boats/ships. But they're not the right shape, are they! Maybe they're for us to hang on to in case we dare venture out there on a stormy, wave-tossed day. smile

While Michigan does have its share of Amish, I don't remember seeing one there that day, so I'm guessing there's a bit of an illusion, with two people in dark clothes merging as one?
I love how near in America is 120 miles...in the UK that is half way across the countrytongue
Ginnie Hart: It's almost way across the state of Michigan, Bill, but I expected it to be quite a bit farther in miles. I did a MapQuest and this is what it said. Geographical space can be surprising at times!
Where better to spend them than on or near the water. Fine shot with a perspective that works well!
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Wim. All those positive ions! Thanks. smile
A wonderful perspective composition Ginnie. Have a great weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Richard.
I would have centered the pier myself I think
Ginnie Hart: In this case, Chantal, I stayed with the rule of thirds for both the pier light and the fishers/swimmers.
Unlike Chantal I think the picture works better with the pier off centre Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Brian. I stayed with the rule of thirds for both the pier light and the fishers/swimmers. Thanks.
Ah the seaside and this beach looks a bit pebbley for me Ginnie. I like the colours.
Ginnie Hart: This was a jetty way out away from the shore, Chad, so you could have had your cake and eaten it, too. smile Thanks.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Aug 2009, 10:39
Lovely Lovely Ginnie. Have a Fab weekend too. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, SAVO, and I will. smile
Its all been said, lovely shot again Ginnie, have a great weekend,Cheers HC
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, HC. I see you are part of the Twisted Sister clan. smile
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 21 Aug 2009, 12:44
Hey Ginnie - where is this, I love this image but it looks like the top of a submarine.
Ginnie Hart: This is in Holland, Michigan, on the Lake Michigan shore, Brian.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2009, 12:59
a very nice place to take a stroll.. this is beautiful.. nice shot! smile
Ginnie Hart: This was quite a ways out from the shore, Rian, so it WAS a nice stroll...or a brisk walk, since we didn't have a lot of time there. Astrid was behind me the entire way. smile
This for me brings back fond memories of spending hours on end reading James Hadley Chase novels, on the rocks along the beach in Lagos (Nigeria). Many many moons ago smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh, wow, Fotografa. I love it when an image can conjure up good memories like that. Thanks for sharing!
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 21 Aug 2009, 13:37
A nice summer shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mary. With the summer getting away from us, I realized I needed to post it now. smile
  • alex
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2009, 14:48
looks like the place to be, ginnie. The lakes are always pretty cold, aren't they?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Alex, the lakes can be very cold. But they sure are beautiful! Thanks.
Nice one again Ginnie. It seems they are all making the most of the weather
Ginnie Hart: Absolutely, Ron. That's what you have to do at this time of the year! Thanks.
  • MARIANA
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2009, 15:33
Wonderful shot . Excellent framing and processing !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Mariana.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2009, 15:58
It looks like a space shuttle grin Very well composed, I like how the lines in this one draw your eyes up to the "launch pad", heh.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You are so right, Mia. I'm surprised I didn't think of that. smile Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands
  • 21 Aug 2009, 17:10
Looks like a rocket waiting to launch Ginnie.smile
I would love to be able to walk on the rocks without shoes, but my feet are tender and feel every piont and bumpsmile
Have a great weekend mijn vriendsmile
Ginnie Hart: It DOES look like a launch pad, Musketeer! My feet are tender, too, so I'm with you on not walking those rocks barefoot. But we both sure are drawn to the water, aren't we! You have a great weekend, too!
  • david
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2009, 19:16
i guess you living in holland means you just had to visit holland, mi, just like i had to go to london, ohio!!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, David. That sounds about right. grin Thanks! And congratulations on your new job!!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Aug 2009, 19:49
LOL at Chris and Chad. Not sure I'd want to walk on those boulders in bare feet. The light house looks an amazing structure for such a tiny little light.
Ginnie Hart: The real lighthouse is to the left of this image, Alan. This light, and another one on another jetty to the left of the image, is really more like a guiding light. I think one is red and one is green. That's why it's so small. But the stand it's on is huge, I know! My feet are too tender for those rocks, too. smile
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 21 Aug 2009, 19:51
Ya better enjoy it while we can! Here in MA this has been the hottest week of the summer with several days in the 90's!
Ginnie Hart: In a couple of weeks, as we get into September, we'll start to have wonderful football weather...my favorite time of the year, Andy! smile
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2009, 23:20
Another beautiful shot. this place was meant to be photographed!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it was, Liang. Thank you kindly.
  • kiji
  • France
  • 22 Aug 2009, 00:08
Hi Ginnie
Amazing life scene of sea side.

Have a great week end smile
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Kiji. The seaside seems to draw all of us to it, doesn't it!
very nice shot , i like the vintage tones, well done ! Enjoy your week end
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Jean-Luc. You, too, enjoy your weekend!
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 23 Aug 2009, 11:22
like the sharpness and the good framing .. well done Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Klaus. Danke.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 23 Aug 2009, 16:54
Wonderful scene. Love how you've framed and processed this.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Marcie.
  • Ilan
  • Israel
  • 23 Aug 2009, 20:39
I love what you did with the colors here, make the photo a bit nostalgic.
Signs of summer, the winter is around the corner.... smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ilan, lots of nostalgia! But before winter, I do want to see autumn, my favorite time of the year!!! smile
Tempting. When I am the US or Canada it is often only for the job :-(
Ginnie Hart: Some day when you come over, Romain, you'll have to take some extra days to vacation! smile
  • frisky
  • United States
  • 26 Aug 2009, 13:56
nice perspective here.
  • hoi
  • United States
  • 7 Oct 2009, 17:18
awesome composition and colors
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Hoi, for stopping by and commenting.

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