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Goede Maandagmorgen

Good Monday Morning!

Yup.  As I am out-n-about this citadel town of Gorinchem, I count my blessings.

Goede Maandagmorgen

Good Monday Morning!

Yup.  As I am out-n-about this citadel town of Gorinchem, I count my blessings.

comments (42)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Dec 2009, 00:30

Love the saturated colour and high contrast aspects of the presentation.

It looks like a peaceful and lovely place, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It's funny, Ray, because I first processed this in my normal B&W/sepia way and it just did not look right. Thanks for confirming my choice. It IS a peaceful place and very cold right now! Brrrrr.
And a happy Maandag to you too, my friends!
Ginnie Hart: Ontzettend bedank, kind sir. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 14 Dec 2009, 01:12
What a beautiful idyllic scene. Gorgeous color and light.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. Yesterday we took a walk by this same spot at a different time of the day when I took this a few days ago...and it did not look the same. I am learning where and when the light falls here in this delightful place I now call Home.
What's not to like? The morning sun glow is brilliant!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Heather. Yesterday we took a walk by this same spot at a different time of the day when I took this a few days ago...and it did not look the same. I am learning where and when the light falls here in this delightful place I now call Home.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 14 Dec 2009, 02:48
Just beautiful. Such sunny skies.
Ginnie Hart: Sunny but very cold right now, Sherri. This is gonna be a winter like I remember from Michigan in my youth...not like Atlanta! Thank God my camera can stand the cold! Thanks.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 14 Dec 2009, 04:38
I feel like a broken record, but I really love the way you apply the postprocessing on your images.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Maria, and can sound like a broken record any time you want. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Dec 2009, 05:49
Een prachtige foto, this is what it is all about, water, boats, marina, shipyards.
Great light and een goede Maandagmorgen voor jou ook.
Ginnie Hart: Have a good day at work, MLMA, after a full weekend. We did a lot! I guess you'll have to use your workweek for resting up for the weekends! smile When we went by this spot yesterday, the lighting was so different...and that's what I will learn about this place, as the sun rises and sets each day. This is the fun of a new place...of THIS place, which I now call Home.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Dec 2009, 06:02
Ditto to Ray's comment.

You must have been up quite early here. Brrrr, time of the year.
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, Louis, dawn is just now breaking at 8:30a, so the morning Magic is closer to 10:30 or 11a, as in this image. The afternoon Magic starts around 3p. So it's all within a doable time range at this time of the year. It'll change later, of course! Bedankt.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Dec 2009, 06:16
You have a lot of blessings to count Ginnie. What are these things?
Ginnie Hart: More blessings than I can count, Chris! And I am a very grateful person, trust me. These things? If you're referring to the pilings, I assume they are for the boats as they go in and out of the harbor. I'll have to ask Lady of the Polder tonight! smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 14 Dec 2009, 06:49
Lovely light Ginnie, looks nice and peaceful
Ginnie Hart: It was indeed very peaceful that moment when I took this, Tony. Peaceful and cold. smile Thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • canada
  • 14 Dec 2009, 06:53
lovely shot, actually reminds me of my home smile when i used to live on a boat!
Ginnie Hart: You used to live on a boat, Elaine??? When was that and for how long? I would love that! smile Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 14 Dec 2009, 07:14
I think you are really lucky to be in such a place. Why did you decide to move?
Ginnie Hart: I am very lucky, Kanyi. I feel like I have come Home. I moved because Astrid and I are planning to get married, which is legally allowed in the Netherlands. Once our marriage is recognized in America, we will move back to the States, God willing and the creek don't rise. I hope that will happen within our lifetime!
What are those things sticking out of the water Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: I will have to ask Lady Polder tonight after work, Bill, but I assume they're pilings in the river guiding the boats into the harbor...without crash landing! smile
Maandag sounds a bit like Cockney speak Ginnie. Fine photograph btw.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Cockney speak here in Holland, then, Chad. I like that. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Dec 2009, 08:12
Wim sometimes writes: "Goeiemorgen"! Ja, Ginnie, ook jou en Astrid een goede week toegewenst! A fine, typically Dutch scenery, ik mis alleen maar de vogeltjes, the sea-gulls sitting on the top of the poles (?), oh, beautiful is the light, the morning sun glow (as I read, I like this word), it must have been a wonderful winter- weather- day!
Ginnie Hart: I have not seen seagulls here yet, Philine, now that you mention it. Hmmm. I'll have to ask Astrid about that. We HAVE seen lots of geese, however! smile It has suddenly turned very cold this week (2° C) and is reminding me of when I grew up in Michigan. Atlanta never got this cold! Yesterday we walked all around the citadel walls and loved every minute of it. I am loving my new life!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 14 Dec 2009, 08:12
That's some beautiful light. I love when the morning or evening sun makes everything look golden and casting long shadows.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Frida, and am learning when and where the Magic light comes this time of the year to this delightful little city. Thank you.
Unusual tones from you Ginnie. Light and colours are superb!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Gotta mix it up every so often, Richard. grin Merci.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 14 Dec 2009, 08:31
Superb capture.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine.
Good Monday morning to you as well, I was going to put your title , but didnt want to get it wrong.... lovely morning glow and colours.
Ginnie Hart: As you know, I have to learn this Dutch, so might as well practice on y'all. smile Thanks, Linda.
That is not far from where I live...
Ginnie Hart: Wacht. Gorinchem isn't far from where you live, Chantal? About how far?? Feel free to write me in a private mail: [email protected]
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Dec 2009, 10:21
Now that you mention it- I think Gorinchem is a bit too far away from the sea- yes, it is as cold in my home town as in your one, and today I'll wear my winter coat and my woolen cap! Maybe, the sea-gulls will come if it is getting frostier? I can imagine how wonderful it may be to discover your new empire- together with Lief-Astrid! Yes, the light is a special one, often magical, in Netherlands- think of Wim's and Astrid's pics!
Ginnie Hart: I will remember to as Astrid tonight about the seagulls, Philine. She'll know, of course. She does keep reminding me, however, that this is a new city for her, too. BUT she did visit it many times while living nearby!
And a good morning to you Ginnie. Nice window on your new world and I get the impression you are very happy with it.
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Janet. I'm in heaven. smile And I know you'll be able to tell it over and over again. I believe I was made for Europe!!!
I reslly like the posts ... and a good post from you as well Ginnie.

Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Good word-play, Richard. Thank you kindly.
That is such a beautiful scene, and the colours and detail pop from my screen. A jewel, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Paul. I fell in love with this place before I arrived! smile
So let me get this right Ginnie, you go out taking great pictures like this whilst Astrid slaves her fingers to the bone working to put food on the table then, sounds a great arrangement to me smile
Ginnie Hart: Well, kinda sorta, Brian, but not exactly. Let's just say Astrid earns the bacon and I cook it up! grin But it IS a very nice arrangement, if you ask me! (She'd be the first to tell you, however, that I already paid my dues!)
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Dec 2009, 12:42
Good to see that you're settling down and taking time to explore your surroundings. How's your ice skating skills.. the canals will be freezing over soon!
Ginnie Hart: I used to ice skate all the time growing up in Michigan, Alan, but canal skating is different altogether and with different blades. Since I have a bum knee that my new int'l health insurance will not cover, I may have to forgo any ice skating while here. We'll see. I may decide it's worth the risk?? or not!
Beutiful lighting Ginnie. I hope you are enjoying your new adventure.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bernie. And OH YES, I'm MORE than enjoying my new adventure. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 14 Dec 2009, 13:44
i like how the early sun lights up this scene you captured.. very nice shot.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Rian. The light that morning made my day...since we haven't had a lot of sun since I've been here! smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 14 Dec 2009, 13:57
Gorgeous image Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, sweet Aussie. Maybe one day you'll visit us here?!?! smile
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 14 Dec 2009, 16:19
Ginnie, what a amazing morning light .. looks so candid.
Ginnie Hart: Well, it was candid, Klaus. grin Danke, as always.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 14 Dec 2009, 17:38
jolie lumière dans cette scène.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Marie.
Very nice shot with beautiful colours and contrast!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, RS.
superb light lovely shot i really mich like
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fabrizio. Grazie.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 14 Dec 2009, 19:33
hi Ginnie, if I understand correctly, you have changed Atlanta for Holland? I think it's a good change. Welcome to the old contient, Europe.

Good colours in this image.

Ginnie Hart: You are very correct, Oscar: I have just moved from Atlanta to Holland...a very good change. I feel so at home in Europe and love it here. It's the OLD continent that feels so Home to me! smile Muchas gracias.
I feel like I can go down town and see the same type of scene here in Victoria. Isn't it just a beautiful thing to do!

And what a beautiful photo!
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Jen. You have harbors all around you on Vancouver Island. We just Skyped last evening with Astrid's brother who lives there, probably not too far from you! It's a small world after all!!! Thank you for rooting us on, btw.
  • Caroline
  • United States
  • 15 Dec 2009, 04:25
Fantastic shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Caroline!
The light is so beautiful there ....wow !
have a nice day
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci. smile
Nice compo' with the posts Ginnie..and I do like these contrasty pictures.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you on both counts, Ron. One thing I will see a lot of is these posts in the water all over Holland, I'm sure.
I like the lovely colours. You are one lucky young lady to get to be there. Sweet shot.
Ginnie Hart: I feel like the luckiest woman in the world, Michael. This is the world where I feel so at home! Thank you.
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 17 Dec 2009, 17:55
Wonderful harbor shot! Love the way the Pillars go through the frame!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks you, Andy. I'm guessing I'm gonna see lots of photogenic harbor shots all year long! smile
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 18 Dec 2009, 01:54
Really wonderful shot, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Julian.
So now your Dutch photos have started with a place (former) of veneration and of water here to signify change. I hope to see a lot of your photos here Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Ja, inderdaad, Wim. Both last week and this week my photos have been of here in Holland now. The present. Nothing like it! You will see a LOT of my photos from here, YES!

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