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Delft's Oude Kerk


Today is my turn at Vision & Verb again.
It will tell you why I was in Delft, Holland, last week....and got to see this Oude Kerk (Old Church) from 1246.


Delft's Oude Kerk


Today is my turn at Vision & Verb again.
It will tell you why I was in Delft, Holland, last week....and got to see this Oude Kerk (Old Church) from 1246.


comments (55)

  • Esther
  • Malaysia
  • 10 Mar 2010, 00:23
Hi Ginnie! It's been too long! And hey, I was in Holland last month! For 2 weeks smile Pray tell, why were you in Holland? I loved it, loved the snow (for a change) and love buildings such as these. Great image, as always, Ginnie. Have a good day. Esther
Ginnie Hart: It's a long story, Esther, and is a back-story if you find the right images...but the main one is from February 5 when I married Astrid, a Dutch lady, so now I live here in the country I have learned to love. Life is definitely a Journey, isn't it! smile Thanks for stopping by again.
http://ginniehart.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Get_Me_to_the_Church_on_Time_/
  • rian
  • United States
  • 10 Mar 2010, 00:36
i absolutely love how this scene looks.. very nice toning.. smile
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Rian. Thank you.
I love the jagged lines your composition makes against the sky...
Ginnie Hart: I was so excited to get so much of the one church in the same image, Larry. grin Thanks.
  • linda
  • United States
  • 10 Mar 2010, 02:24
Can't wait till your "today" arrives so I can see you V&V post! But till then a quick hello and compliment on another wonderful shot - you have an amazing eye for the contrasts and textures in a photo. Thanks for sharing your visions with us!

peace to you Ginnie and your beloved...
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, Linda...a real fan. smile You humble me. Thank you.
  • alex
  • United States
  • 10 Mar 2010, 03:11
I agree Ginnie, great tones here. I love how your pics are always so sharp!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Alex.
Wow, 1246, and it still looks like that. They certainly knew how to build them to last. Love the tone of this image, Ginnie, the color of the sky highlights the Church beautifully.
Ginnie Hart: Numbers like 1246 are what I go crazy about in Europe, Beverly. They still blow my mind. We'd never see something this old in the States, right?! Thank you.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 10 Mar 2010, 03:54
a beautiful church structure and great angle you've caught here!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Liang.
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 10 Mar 2010, 04:15
I like the perspective. Good work Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: I was so glad to get so many parts of the huge church in one image, Julian. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Mar 2010, 05:33
...sigh....I wished I could have been there with you, I never was in Delft....
When this opened I just stared and said WOW.....
Great angle and great composition.
Ginnie Hart: As we often say, sometimes it takes someone from the outside to come show us what's in our own backyard, Astrid. We'll go together one day before long! You'll love it. It definitely wasn't the same without you....
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 10 Mar 2010, 05:40
un ángulo fabuloso, y un cielo de miedo! muy bonitos los detalles.
Ginnie Hart: There is so much to this church, Oscar, it's almost impossible to get it all in up close. It was fun to figure it out. Gracias.
vertical depth with perspective unique, i love church in gotic style and dark brick,typical of northern europe, well done Ginnie
have a nice day, hallo!!!
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. I can never get enough of these old, old churches!
Just goes to show that sometimes things work out better than you think they are going to!
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that the truth, Bill. That's why it behooves us to remain optimistic, right? smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 10 Mar 2010, 07:27
Great colour tone Love the clock face
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage. That clock face was one to die for! smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 10 Mar 2010, 07:35
what a gorgeous old church, i'm off to read your vision and verb if my new whiney dog will give me a chance lol
Ginnie Hart: Magic words: NEW WHINEY DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 10 Mar 2010, 07:40
Fantastic POV Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Mar 2010, 07:48
A nice angle Ginnie: this kerk looks quite oude to me
Ginnie Hart: HA! You got it down pat, Chris. grin
Quite a busy building, lots of angles and lines to play with.
Ginnie Hart: It was so busy, Nigel, it blew my mind.
I did a simular one of the same church a few years back
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Like minds, Chantal. I'd love to see yours....
Lovely story to go with the pic Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Mar 2010, 08:16
Oh, Ginnie, Delft is one of my favourite Dutch towns and I stayed there once for some days- Yes, de Oude kerk is a national sanctuary for the Nederlanders- and the carillon sounds so beautiful ovder the square -but, sorry, de hemel is veel te donker- maar ik zie hoe laat het was toen je/jullie waren erbij! Oh, I have to return to Delft one day! I'm sure you read the novel by Tracy Chevalier, The Girl with a Pearl Earring! It is a must, too!
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Philine. Whenever I process a gorgeous, sunny shot like this I always think of you and how you will not like it. smile I hope you can forgive me whenever I do it? It's my way of drawing attention to the architecture, I guess. I have NOT read Chevalier's book but I have seen the movie with Colin Firth that came out in 2003. And I DID take a picture of Vermeer's two stones inside.
  • Theys
  • Belgium
  • 10 Mar 2010, 08:55
Superb image, beautiful visual angle of this church, beautiful color, good day with you.Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland. It was a gorgeous, sunny day when I was there!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Mar 2010, 09:01
And very fine it looks in the sunshine, although that grey sky looks threatening. I would nip home before it starts raining!
Ginnie Hart: It was a totally blue sky, Mike, as you can see in some of the images from my photo album. It's funny how PPing can change the look of everything!
http://picasaweb.google.com/ginnie.hart/DelftNetherlands#
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 10 Mar 2010, 09:24
Gorgeous!! Love the up-close-and-personal view of this church. Your day's 'lemonade'!!!
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Marcie. It was so refreshing! smile Thanks a million.
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 10 Mar 2010, 09:30
I am still a fan of your toning. It really lifts the images from the screen
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Brian. Thank you kindly.
Excellent angle of view Ginnie, it sounds like you had a very successful day out in all respects.
Ginnie Hart: In all aspects, Brian, yes. And what's funny is that the 3 hours I was there was enough for my "hart and soul!" Thanks.
Nicely composed and processed Ginnie. It looks like a beautiful church
Ginnie Hart: It's the kind of church that takes my breath away, Janet. Thanks.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Mar 2010, 12:12
Nicely processed, Ginnie. The different shapes and angles really stand out against the sky.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 10 Mar 2010, 12:52
Beautiful old building and you have captured it so well against the sky
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aussie. You know all about these old beauties, I know!
  • martie
  • United States
  • 10 Mar 2010, 13:13
It looks like you had one of those grey days that Europe is so famous for in the winter - but I am so glad. It is the perfect back drop for this stunning church. I love how the white is brought out in it! And those top bits (haven't a clue what they are called) are magnificent! 1246 - I can't even imagine!!
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Martie, this was a spectacularly gorgeous, sunshiny day, but in my PPing, this is how it turned out! You can see from this photo album how blue the sky really was!
http://picasaweb.google.com/ginnie.hart/DelftNetherlands#
The tones really make it pop off the page. Cool.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Christopher...and good to see you again. smile
Such a lovely perspective here, and of course your processing brings out the beauty of the architecture. A gem.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Paul. Thank you.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 10 Mar 2010, 14:08
I see your life has taken an upturn for you, Ginnie! Great image!
Ginnie Hart: Life is always a Journey, Jennie, isn't it! Thanks for commenting again.
  • Cherise
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Mar 2010, 14:37
What a great angle! I'm not big on Delft but this sure is a nice capture, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: I guess you could say I'm big on AGE, Cherise. We just don't see it like this in the States! Bedankt.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Mar 2010, 14:57
Classic Ginnie masterpiece.
Ginnie Hart: You know how to make my day, Ray. Thanks.
  • Diane
  • Canada
  • 10 Mar 2010, 15:31
great image with excellent and crisp detail.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Diane!
Superb Ginnie, the church looks fantastic with the sky.
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like it, Linda. It seemed to work. Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 10 Mar 2010, 16:35
I just love the buildings.
Ginnie Hart: And to think it's all one church, Kanyi!
That is amazing brickwork. What a super shot.
Ginnie Hart: A LOT of bricks, Michael. smile Thanks.
Interesting toning again, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You know me, Tom! smile
The right sort of toning for this one Ginnie..I love it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Excellent picture. Lovely Ginnie toning and composition of triangles.

I wonder if the church authorities have shares in a brick factory?
Ginnie Hart: HA! So many bricks, so little time. I love it, George. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Mar 2010, 22:02
One day you can teach me how you did this. Great picture.
Ginnie Hart: Louis...do you have CS3? Let me know and I'll tell you what I do.....
Back on the clock towers Ginnie, great looking clock and a fine building.
Ginnie Hart: You know me and clock towers, Les! Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Mar 2010, 22:06
Oh yes, and congrats on the ID card. The speedy reply really saved a lot of worrying.
Ginnie Hart: I think it saved Astrid from an ulcer, to be honest! smile Thanks, Louis.
beautiful building Ginnie nice angle of view as well
Ginnie Hart: It's what I love about Europe, Derek. Thank you.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Mar 2010, 22:56
Oh! Wow! another reason to be glad for that slight complication in life ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, CP. Exactly!
A beautiful angle and choice of this part of the church. Delft has some nice parts!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Wim, and yes, it does. I was thrilled by what I saw.
You captured it under a great angle Ginnie. Light and tones are superb!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Richard. Merci.
  • chad
  • wherever I hang my mask.
  • 11 Mar 2010, 15:17
You say you saw it from 1246 but the clock shows it to be 1044, now which is it Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! I guess there IS a difference between date and time, right?! grin
are you shooting from the ground level for this one of from another building?
Ginnie Hart: I was definitely standing on terra firma for this one, Heather. smile
I like the classic Hart treatment. Lovely tones as usual. Are you now based in the Netherlands?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kunle. And yes, I am now living in the Netherlands with my wife, Astrid. We were married here on February 5. If/when America allows emigration for Astrid, we will move back to the States.
  • Andy
  • Germany
  • 11 Mar 2010, 20:08
What a beautiful old church! Love the deep colors in this shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Andy. It is definitely a beautiful old church!
Wow! This is spectacular Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pam. It really is an amazing church.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 11 Mar 2010, 23:39
Oh, I love the black sky. Very dramatic image.
Ginnie Hart: In real life, Sherri, it was the brightest blue. It amazes me what clicking on a couple buttons will do! Thank you for your faithful comments.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Mar 2010, 10:28
amazing sky, well captured
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Petra.

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