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A Shadow Cast


Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
--Marther Luther King, Jr.

As seen from the tower of the
Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Delft, Holland, on March 2.

A Shadow Cast


Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
--Marther Luther King, Jr.

As seen from the tower of the
Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Delft, Holland, on March 2.

comments (54)

A superb shot. I love photographing shadows.
Ginnie Hart: I know you do, Michael. They tell us so much about their subjects, don't they! smile Thanks.
  • alex
  • United States
  • 12 Mar 2010, 01:19
Yet another of your bicycles, Ginnie! I love the brickwork.
Ginnie Hart: Yup, Alex...one of those things I love to collect! smile Thanks.
amazing you found somewhere with just one bike Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Derek, you are right, especially at the market square. It was late morning on a work day, so I'm guessing there wasn't a lot of lazing about going on.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Mar 2010, 01:22
This is a HOT shot. The detail in the floor is awesome
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, SAVO. The ground brick-work reminds me of a woven mat.
That brickwork looks like a woven mat--great shot! fine quote, too.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Larry. When you're up close, you don't see the mat effect but I saw it when I got it up on the screen! Thanks.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 12 Mar 2010, 04:46
It took me a few seconds to realize it was a bicycle from a distance. I'm sleep deprived again. Really nice. I love the brick walkways.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sherri. I know you've been through an emotional time with your tornadoes. Please take care of yourself!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Mar 2010, 05:59
smile I think you stole Mike's heart with this fabulous picture, he loves long shadows too.
The shadow does make the picture, prachtige compositie and 'so Dutch', this lady uses her bike to get the daily groceries.....
I love the brick work on the ground.
It is amazing that this 'simple' picture of the bike keeps my attention so long, there is so much to see.
TGIF IHVJ MAWIIMH JLJA
Ginnie Hart: Bicycles have become almost as soulful to me as windmills here in Holland, Astrid. They certainly are plentiful, which is part of the charm. When I can find one that is solitary, like this one, it feels like magic. One day I'll have my own bike.... smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 12 Mar 2010, 06:37
The brickwork is magic Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Tony. It totally surprised me when I saw it on the big screen! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Mar 2010, 06:57
Yes, very fine details- je oogjes hebben dit ontdekt en deze fijne observatie voor ons vastgehouden- heel bedankt!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Philine. Hartstikke bedankt.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Mar 2010, 07:24
Lovely stuff: well done Ginnie - you have the eyes of a true photographer
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very humbling, Chris. Thank you.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 12 Mar 2010, 08:07
a wonderful shot Ginnie... i'm sorry for making you cry
Ginnie Hart: Tears cleanse the soul, Elaine, so never be sorry. Tears help us feel the pain of others! Thanks for stopping by again, midst your grief.
A play on light and shadows, now where have i seen that today.Love the brick patterns and the shadows.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Mick. Nothing new under the sun, ever. smile Thanks.
This shadow fall is great Ginnie.

Have a nice weekend
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Chantal. Jij ook.
brilliant Ginnie a very exelent paly between shadoes and light, great framed
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. Gotta grab it when you see it. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Mar 2010, 09:10
LOL a great quote to accompany this photographic proof of a lamppost riding a bicycle ;o) I've just read Astrid's comment - and she is so right. Whilst looking at the photo, I was working out how I would process it ;o)
Ginnie Hart: It would be very interesting to give eeveryone the same RAW image, Mike, and see how differently we would all process it. Wouldn't that be fun! Hmmm. That sounds like a good idea, if you ask me. It could be done, you know.....
  • chad
  • wherever I hang my mask.
  • 12 Mar 2010, 09:58
Charming image Ginnie. I can see why you were attracted to this.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chad. Shadows seem to appeal to us all.
A lovely shadow play Ginnie. Well spotted and captured!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard. Merci.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 12 Mar 2010, 11:05
Well put. I love the simplicity of this image.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Kanyi. Thank you.
Simple, sencilla y perfecta con ese toque tuyo tan especial, me encanta!!
Saludos!!
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, MA, como siempre. smile
Nice capture, Ginnie - would it be possible to clone out that water mains cover? Couldn't do it myself but your PS skills are better than mine!
Ginnie Hart: I actually was tempted to do that, Tom, and then decided to just leave it since it's part of the real landscape. I'm not sure I could have done a seamless job if I had tried?! Thanks for your vote of confidence nonetheless. I had another almost exact image that had a woman walking into the frame from the right and opted for the simplicity of this one instead.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Mar 2010, 11:50
I think you may steal Wim's heart with this marvellous photo, too- hij houdt ook van de reflecties en de schaduwen! - The processing-photograph-idea you pointed out to Blackdog is great! Has it been possible to take the whole lamppost - a fine old one- together with the bike and its shadow?
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure I could have done a portrait image of the entire lamppost, Philine...or even a landscape view with a much smaller image of the shadow. I'll have to go back and see if I have that possibility! smile Thanks for the idea. And yes, maybe I'll have the courage to pick a photo and see who all is interested in doing their "interpretation" of it. smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 12 Mar 2010, 12:12
Great brick texture
Ginnie Hart: I didn't notice it till it was on the big screen, Vintage. Then it became like a woven mat! Thanks.
  • kimera
  • spain
  • 12 Mar 2010, 12:12
beautiful comp, light and shadow
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Kimera.
It's so like a mat Ginnie. It takes a while to adjust to the fact that it isn't.
Ginnie Hart: I feel the same way, Janet. Exactly. Thanks.
Very well seen Ginnie, I love the patterns in the paving. I really would like to go in that church, it looks lovely.
Ginnie Hart: I have thought of you so many times, Brian, inside the churches we've been seeing. Thank you.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Mar 2010, 13:01
Superb, Ginnie. I like the long shadow here. The surface looks like a table mat!
Ginnie Hart: It was pure delight for me, Alan, to see this on the big screen. Thank you.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 12 Mar 2010, 13:03
Extraordinary study of shadow and light. Great eye!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Marcie. thank you.
Great shadow, they do look good, the path looks like a hessian weaved mat. so well spotted Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: i loved the "mat" once I saw it on the big screen, Linda. That's one of the things I love about photography...what you see AFTER you take the picture! Thank you.
You were wise to take this shot from the tower, Ginnie. You've captured the shadow in all its glory from above.

I wonder what the age of this marvellous brickwork is and who designed the pattern? Could it be as old as the Kerk?
Ginnie Hart: Good questions, Beverly. Hmmmm. My guess is that the square is as old as the church and the town hall, facing each other. just LOVE age like this! Thanks.
  • Santi
  • United States
  • 12 Mar 2010, 16:22
Great composition and textures Ginnie. Well seen.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Santi.
  • Diane
  • Canada
  • 12 Mar 2010, 16:57
You are a super photographer. Great work.
Ginnie Hart: Coming from you, Diane, that means a lot. Thank you kindly.
200 plus steps and a long lens ... can't go wrong ... Lovely image Ginnie.

richard

Oh black and white for me though
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Richard. More like 356 steps, though. grin I told Mike/Blackdog it would be fun to have one RAW image sent to several of us to see all our diffrent interpretations...all up on SC at the same time. That would be fun, don't you think?
  • martie
  • United States
  • 12 Mar 2010, 18:31
Fantastic! At first I thought I was looking at a textured placement - and then I realized I was looking at patchwork street! Marvelous shadows and fantastic perspective!
Ginnie Hart: I love what we see AFTER a pictutre is taken, Martie, don't you! This was one of those times for me. Thanks.
Great picture Ginnie..The shadows..and of course your woven mat!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, thank you, Ron.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Mar 2010, 19:53
The cobbles have the appearance of basket weaving. Great shot. Thanks for sharing your 'trick' which I still have put to the test this weekend.
Ginnie Hart: I'll be eager to see what you come up with, Louis. Waiting on pins and needles.... smile
A brilliant observational shot, with great textures and details. This is superbly seen and captured, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Paul. Thank you.
  • Chinyelu
  • United States
  • 12 Mar 2010, 20:35
Love the Bricks! it looks like a Mat
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chinyelu, for stopping by and commenting. Welcome to SC!
  • hoi
  • United States
  • 12 Mar 2010, 21:24
great perspective. It almost looks like miniatures on a rug.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Hoi. It makes photography so much fun. smile Thanks.
What wonderful texture - it looks as if the pavement has been woven. The bicycle and highly detailed lamp contribute greatly to your excellent composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, George!
Die schaduw is fantastisch! prachtige foto!

Laura Abigail
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Laura.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 13 Mar 2010, 01:40
i do like how the sun's position made these tiles pop out.. very nice shot.. smile
Ginnie Hart: It was fun to see this on the big screen once I got back home, Rian. Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Mar 2010, 03:39
Like a woven grass mat...brilliant!
Ginnie Hart: I thought it was a woven mat, too, Ray, once I got back home and saw it on the big screen. smile Thanks.
  • Esther
  • Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
  • 13 Mar 2010, 17:22
Ginnie, your images amaze me. All of them! I simply love the detail of the brick work here!
Ginnie Hart: Tou're a sweetheart, Esther. Thank you kindly.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 13 Mar 2010, 20:14
wow,a fantastic shot! genial angle and colours
Ginnie Hart: It was fun to see, Oscar. Gracias.
Great quote, really very thought provocative. Your image is quite fascinating Ginnie, love the view point that allows us to see the captivating patterns here. Excellent off center placement of the pole and bike and of course the stunning long shadows. Very well composed image.
Ginnie Hart: I was glad for my 300 lens, John, because I was quite high up in that tower. This is what I love about photography. smile Thank you.
Una fantastica captura, una luz y textura excelente.
Enhorabuena.

Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Bernardo. You're a sweetheart.
Wow! Great imagination!
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Ricardo! And SALUD!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Mar 2010, 13:53
How lovely smile Great quote too.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, CP.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 14 Mar 2010, 14:40
excellente composition.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Marie. Merci.
Great shot, i like the texture and composition! Very good details, clean and clear image! Excellent work!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Great viewpoint Ginnie and the textures are fabulous
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Pam.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Mar 2010, 10:28
goed gezien, heel mooi
Ginnie Hart: I guess by now you know I love your country, Petra!!! smile
Meesterlijk, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, DB.
Nice abstract shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindluy, Laurens, for stopping by anc commenting.

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