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Walking on Water


One of many art sculptures here in Gorinchem, Holland.

Just when I thought it was too late to show this, we have had another weekend of cold and snow here in Holland.
(but this image was taken in January)


Walking on Water


One of many art sculptures here in Gorinchem, Holland.

Just when I thought it was too late to show this, we have had another weekend of cold and snow here in Holland.
(but this image was taken in January)


comments (53)

what an interesting sculpture! nicely captured smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Charles.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 8 Mar 2010, 01:28
that sure is one cool sculpture.. nicely captured & toned.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. It just sits there like it owns the pond. smile
i wonder what ducks think when they see something like this? with a little modification, it'd make a great nest?
Ginnie Hart: I wonder the same thing, Seraphine. smile I'm sure they never even look twice, like we do.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Mar 2010, 01:52
It looks wonderful with its snow cap, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ray. I like the way the pattern still shows through a bit. And as I write now, it's snowing, leaving a soft blanket like in this image
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Mar 2010, 05:51
Beautiful shot of that well-known sculpture.
Great reflection and yes it did snow a little this morning, it can snow here until half April.
Wonderful colours, this picture and all of your pictures of Gorinchem should go in some tourist guide of the town......(and not only the the town-guide/magazine)
Ginnie Hart: I wonder if it has a name, Astrid. Hmmmm. I'll have to Google it. BTW, it's snowing right now as I write this and you are at work. It wasn't too late for this image after all. smile I do love this city, as you know. If ever they would want to use my pictures, I'd be honored.
I love the processing. It makes a wonderful shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael. And it's snowing as I write this reply! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Mar 2010, 06:47
Astrid has said it all- and a funny title! Yes, we have a slight layer of snow and freezing cold here, too! The winter doesn't want to say farewell- but the sun is just a a little warmer and I feel a fine smell of spring in the air!
Ginnie Hart: We had a lovely walk yesterday under sunshuny skies, Philine, though still freezing cold. Right now it's snowing as we speak! But then...it IS still winter. grin Thank you. Spring is definitely in the air. I have already seen crocuses outside!
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 8 Mar 2010, 07:13
wow, la conjunción de una escultura pseudo-modernista junto con la naturaleza es sorprendente, con ese pequeño plus de la nieve!!!
Ginnie Hart: Si, Oscar. I love stuff like this. smile Muchas gracias.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Mar 2010, 07:27
It's a very striking thing Ginnie. Cold here too - minus 4
Ginnie Hart: Still snowing here, Chris, with a nice ground covering. Who would have thought! Thanks.
Looks like a demented b&w rubix cube collection
Ginnie Hart: HA! So THAT'S why I like it, Bill. grin Thanks.
a geometric figure very interesting, game with a nice perspective and lines that intertwine, good camera angle, which allows to exploit the beauty, good job Ginnie!!! hallo.
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. Makes me want to get a board game out and play. smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 8 Mar 2010, 07:58
Looks fantastic with that covering of snow
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing it has another one right now, Tony, because it's been snowing all morning here in Gorinchem! smile Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Mar 2010, 08:25
Certainly benefits from its snow cap. I like the reflections.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mike. It's been snowing all morning thus far, so I'm guessing it has another snow cap today!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Mar 2010, 08:56
The white of the snow contrasts so well with the black and white abstract pattern and the delicate tracery of the branches. Lovely composition.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: We have had more snow today, Ingrid, so I'm guessing it looks like this right now, too. It was very striking to me as well. Thanks.
  • Tinuke
  • Nigeria
  • 8 Mar 2010, 09:18
Very nice Ginnie! Definitely frame worthy.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Teekay.
  • chad
  • wherever I hang my mask.
  • 8 Mar 2010, 09:35
Geometry within the sphere of nature. An interesting piece Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Chad. Thanks. smile
Very nice in this sepia tone, the reflection is also great. Gorinchem has nice places
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal. I have been thrilled with this citadel city!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 8 Mar 2010, 09:45
Super capture of art
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Theys
  • Belgium
  • 8 Mar 2010, 09:57
Your photograph is really,good!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Roland. Thank you.
Nice sculpture ginnie, my only dog died last night
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought I had read, Elaine, and my heart breaks for you. I am so sorry.
Mmm... not sure about that sculpture - it looks completely out of place in that setting, but the image is great!
Ginnie Hart: It does take you by surprise, Tom, when you see it, but interestingly, it really does mesh right in with the setting in real life. Thanks.
  • Cherise
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Mar 2010, 10:36
Ah the dutch and their awkward art haha, nice tones! smile
Ginnie Hart: And they get away with it, Cherise. grin Bedankt.
Quite an interesting sculpture Ginnie. Very nicely captured!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
I rather like this sculpture, Ginnie. A lovely shot
Ginnie Hart: On a gray, winter's day, Paul, it does seem to blend right in. smile Thanks.
  • david
  • United States
  • 8 Mar 2010, 11:29
strange. makes for a great shot though!
Ginnie Hart: Lots of strange art around here, David. You'd have a heyday! smile Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 8 Mar 2010, 11:32
Nice reflection
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aussie.
I expect the ducks wish they had incorporated a duck doorway right now Ginnie. Most unusual sculpture.
Ginnie Hart: Speaking of ducks, Janet, every time I have walked by, there are hoards of them on the lawn in front of this sculpture. There must be an affinity? smile
The snow adds an extra "layer'. LOL
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Mary. I'm sure it's there again today since it snowed all morning here.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Mar 2010, 12:25
Looks like some Ikea sofa (do you have Ikea in the Netherlands; I know you do in the US). I like reflections in the water.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Alan. I do believe Ikea is all over Europe, especially since it started in Sweden. It's the world's largest furniture retailer! I like that idea for this image. Thanks.
Possibly influenced by the legacy of the Op Art era back in the '60s.

The reflections are the icing on the cake OR do I mean the ice on the lake ... ;-)

richard
Ginnie Hart: The Op Art era. Hmmmm. Those were the days...when I was still in high school, Richard. grin The "ice on the cake"--I like that. smile
  • martie
  • United States
  • 8 Mar 2010, 13:46
What an unusual sight! This must be a fun place - but it still looks so cold! Love your mono processing.
Ginnie Hart: It snowed all morning, Martie, with a nice layer on the ground. But it has all melted by now (evening). It is still winter by the looks of it...but not for long, I assume! Thanks.
For some weird reason, Ginnie, this sculpture reminded me of the Piet Blom designed cube houses in the image you posted on January 18th.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. You are so right, Beverly. Thanks for remembering that!
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Mar 2010, 14:28
good capture
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Petra.
Not the normal sculpture you expect to see in a pond, but it definately catches the eye and it really suits the processing. Very nicely done Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Linda. The ducks really like this pond, as evidenced by the ones flocked there every time I pass by.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 8 Mar 2010, 15:48
That is one really cool sculpture.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Frida. smile
  • Diane
  • Canada
  • 8 Mar 2010, 16:44
Lovely image. So well captured: great composition, crisp and detailed, lovely reflections, and very nice choice of processing.
Ginnie Hart: A hundred Thank-Yous, dear Diane. smile
What a novel sculpture Ginnie. I guess that whatever else has chnged in your life recently the North European weather might well have come as the biggest shock to the system.
Ginnie Hart: To be sure, Brian, Atlanta is NOT as consistently cold as Holland this time of the year...though I understand Atlanta had one of the hardest winters in quite some time (which I missed this year!). But I grew up in Michigan, so I feel like I have gone back to my roots weather wise. smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 8 Mar 2010, 17:24
If we have sculptures in our area I'm totally oblivious, which very well could be the case. Sometimes we miss what's right in front of us. I like the reflections here. The snow was a little shocking. We're finally into the 60's and yesterday saw 71 degrees. Yeah! smile
Ginnie Hart: What you're having in Arkansas, Sherri, is what I was used to in Atlanta at this time of the year. It snowed here all morning and left a nice covering on the ground...which has all melted by now. It's a reminder that I'm not in Kansas anymore, HA!
Snow on the ground: very B&W.
Ginnie Hart: Snow on the ground again today, too, Wim, so the timing was right for this. I think it's all melted by now, however.
Very nice shot! Interesting sculpture indeed!
The reflection and the process is superb!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, RS.
it's never too late for showing beautiful things and nasty weather! Love it.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Heather. The weird thing is that it snowed all morning on Monday, the day this was posted, so I'm sure this was covered with snow again. Thanks.
  • Beat
  • Switzerland
  • 8 Mar 2010, 19:15
fantastic compostion with this combination of modern art and nature. well done
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Beat, for stopping by and commenting again.
There's some angles to be found on that Ginnie..Nice for the visitors.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Ron. Always fun to see.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Mar 2010, 22:06
Excellent in so many aspects. Especially the almost mono. I was preached to the other day by a fellow blogger that one should not be season bound. Well that is an opinion.
Ginnie Hart: Opinions abound on the Net, Louis, and we still have to do our own thing. It takes time to "just do it" and be one's own self. Good for you and thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 8 Mar 2010, 22:55
Such an interesting sculpture and installation. I think that you must have wonderful art in the Netherlands. Very creative!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. Some of the art is almost too modernistic for me but when I study it, it starts to make sense and I appreciate it more. This one really fascinated me.
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Mar 2010, 23:07
I do like pieces of public art such as this Ginnie, they seem to have no rhyme nor reason but just are, and so they become even more appealing. Well seen.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Les. Typically I'm not a big fan of modernistic art like this but I'm learning to appreciate it more and more. Thanks.
Wonderful sculpture that contrasts beautifully with the surrounding natural chaos. Well shot Ginnie.

Like the ducks too.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, George. The shoreline is usually packed with ducks every time I go by this place. I think it's a famous stomping ground for them. smile
holland is a great place, drive around the country and you will see all sorts of modern art, this one is good
Ginnie Hart: I'm starting to find that out, Derek, so I'm trying to keep my eyes wide open! smile Thanks.
  • crash
  • United States
  • 9 Mar 2010, 04:04
bizarre sculpture! reminds me of a rubiks cube
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Ryan. Thanks.
Beautiful capture, clear and clean with great reflections! Excellent photograph!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Andrei. And to think traffic runs by here all the time and people probably don't even look at it.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 9 Mar 2010, 15:43
Very cool piece of art. so is this the box version of Jesus walking on water?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Maybe so, Kanyi. I like that. smile Thanks for the smile.
Superb composition and very good framing. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Antoine. Merci.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Mar 2010, 18:42
What a fascinating structure smile
Ginnie Hart: I agree, CP. Thanks.

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