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Harley Day

 

This coming Sunday is Harley Day in Breda, Netherlands...it's 22nd time since 1989.

It will attrack 12,000 motorcycle riders (9,000 of which are Harley riders) and 90,000 visitors.

 

This is a picture of a life-size wooden Harley I saw inside a Breda shop on July 24.

 


 

Harley Day

 

This coming Sunday is Harley Day in Breda, Netherlands...it's 22nd time since 1989.

It will attrack 12,000 motorcycle riders (9,000 of which are Harley riders) and 90,000 visitors.

 

This is a picture of a life-size wooden Harley I saw inside a Breda shop on July 24.

 


 

comments (57)

A work of art Ginnie, almost as good as the real thing.
Ginnie Hart: Almost, Les. I wanted to sit on it so badly! grin Thank you kindly.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Aug 2010, 05:30
It took you many many hours tongue and finally you said.....'I love doing this', well MDTSLL, I already saw by the look on your face and the sparkling eyes that you love this kind of 'fiddling around with pictures'
That Harley was solid oak, I had to touch it..... wink
an amazingly fabulous piece of art, you did her proud, a great picture.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, this one took awhile to do, getting all the shop paraphernalia out. It was fun. smile I sure did want to sit on it but was too chicken to ask. No signs that said don't. It would have been better to ask for forgiveness than for permission! Thank you, mijn vrouw, for all your gracious words.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Aug 2010, 05:43
Good heavens Ginnie: what an unexpected thing!
Ginnie Hart: grin Sometimes it's good to switch things up and surprise people, Chris. grin
An extraordinary image! What originality! The tones are superb! Bravo!
Ginnie Hart: This was a fun one, Mathilde. smile Merci.
  • rem_la
  • france
  • 13 Aug 2010, 06:18
un superbe engin !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Rem.
What a cracking picture! 12000 is a lot of bikes!!
Ginnie Hart: You've got that right, Bill...and a lot of noise! Astrid and I do NOT plan to attend. Thanks.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 13 Aug 2010, 06:45
Fantastic work Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tony. This one was fun. smile
An expensive log! Clevery takensmile
Ginnie Hart: Can you imagine carving this, Nigel??!! Thanks.
I love this one, the dark edges and the slightly lit motor, perfect tone Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal. The cycle was pointing towards the window where the light was. I was inside the shop looking out.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 13 Aug 2010, 07:28
I like de harley! nice.

Super ligthing set
Ginnie Hart: Who doesn't like a Harley, Oscar! grin Gracias.
This is Super Real. The color is wonderful, and so is the soft light. A beautiful image, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Odd. It was fun seeing this inside the shop, catching the light there.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Aug 2010, 07:40
Hahaha- I thought of the three stooges who will be meeting each other in order to eat three bacon butties - after having seen three ladders on Bill's blog and three ways-lines on Chad's blog! Oh, I'm sure you will be happy on Harley Day- together with Lief-ASTRID- and surely you will be luistering naar de organ in de Grote Kerk want het is Zondag! Wow, you are a powerful lady -if sitting on this power-machine or not! Brrrrr-off! What a Geknatter!
Ginnie Hart: You have brought me a big smile with your comment, Philine. Astrid and I do NOT plan to attend this biker rally, actually, because of the crowd. But if the weather is nice, and after all these fun comments, Astrid may change her mind. You never know. grin
A woody harley ! Very nice
Ginnie Hart: A Woody, indeed, Calusarus. smile Merci.
  • MAMYNI
  • Belgium
  • 13 Aug 2010, 08:21
An extraordinary sculpture, that all the amateurs of Harley would like to have!
Ginnie Hart: Can you imagine having it in your living room, MaMyNi, and sitting on it any time you needed to meditate! smile What a thrill. Merci.
  • Sunder
  • India
  • 13 Aug 2010, 08:43
I can only say, WOW.!! Ginnie..
Lovely angle,lighting and texture...
I must say you are becoming an automobile photographer...smilesmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I sure have spent a lot of time on transportation images lately, Sunder, so, yes, you may be right. smile Thanks.
Wow that does not look real Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It does or doesn't, Chad? smile I sure did want to sit on it...and it looked huge!
Its a fine twiddle Ginnie and a fine machine too.You have to go to the meet, all those shots to be had.Plus you might be able to get your tatoos done there.......
Ginnie Hart: Maybe at the loast minute Astrid will decide we just have to go. She's not a big one for crowds, which I totally understand. But if we go, I'll definitely pay attention to the tattoos, in case there's anything interesting to ponder for a future date. smile
  • Amir
  • Iran
  • 13 Aug 2010, 09:14
so nice dear friend so nice.
great background. light is in the bast wae.
Ginnie Hart: You're very sweet, Amir. Thank you.
spetacular presentation for this "easy rider" shot, also very interesting meeting
Ginnie Hart: Easy on the eyes, Fabrizio, right?! smile Grazie.
Ginnie!!! how have you been? I decided to join SC again...just a free account tho...i have missed those of you who always took the time to send feedback and be kind =)
how have u been? how was ur move?

great shot btw...nice light and editing ...=)
have a great weekend!!
Ginnie Hart: Wow, Sarina. Good to see you back. Can you bekieve I've just celebrated my 8th month here in The Netherlands...and my 6th month of marriage! smile Thanks for getting in touch again.
What a great lighting & wood !
Ginnie Hart: It was the kind of thing we wanted to wrap our bodies around, Karine. smile Merci.
Wow, amazingly skilled craftsman must have been working on that bike.
And your photograph compliments his skills. Awesome light!
Ginnie Hart: I can't begin to imagine what it took to make this, Marion. I'm still so amazed. I wanted to get right on it and stay there awhile, meditating on life. smile Thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • Germany
  • 13 Aug 2010, 10:44
is that a WOODEN motorcycle?? how cool!! wouldn't mind riding that one, would be safe at least lolol most excellent shot, so dark and brooding!
Ginnie Hart: Wood, indeed, Elaine. We saw oak but I don't know if the whole thing was oak. It was mammouth. And yes, very safe, especially inside the shop. smile Thank you.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 13 Aug 2010, 11:01
Good use of light Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage.
This has great detail Ginnie and beautifully lit, someone has put a lot of work into this smile
Ginnie Hart: I can't imagine what all went into making this, Linda. I'm sure we'd all be shocked. Thanks.
  • xavi
  • Spain
  • 13 Aug 2010, 12:20
WOOOOOW It works? smile
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Xavi. Wouldn't that be fun if it DID work! smile
What a wonderful model, where on earth in the house would you keep it.
Ginnie Hart: Right in the middle of any room, Brian. You pick! I'd be riding it night and day. grin
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 13 Aug 2010, 13:20
A wooden Harley?? That's awesome Ginnie.. how fast would it go smile
Ginnie Hart: I think it will go as fast as you want, Scarlet, when you use your imagination. smile
Great shot ginnie, wish i was going to that, it sounds great
Ginnie Hart: At this point, Derek, we're not planning to go because we don't like huge crowds. It was enough to get this shot ahead of time. smile Thanks.
Ah! Fandom knows no bounds - crazy folk!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Isn't it fun, Tom! grin
I lookekd at this and immediately thought World War !! antique. Absolutely wrong, I'm sure, but at least it shows that you have created an evocative image.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sheila. Now I wonder who did in fact make this...and when!!!
Wow- what a work of art! Lovely capture, Ginnie, great angle and lighting. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: I wonder if it was done by one person? Now I wish I had asked about it because it really is incredible. Thanks, Roz.
  • mariana
  • United States
  • 13 Aug 2010, 15:32
Perfect image . These tones, and light are stunning !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Mariana.
This is a great resulting image Ginnie, well worth the effort which I gather you thoroughly enjoyed. I agree with you about crowds. Not really my thing either.
Ginnie Hart: The fact I was able to see and capture this piece of art is enough for me, Janet. I don't need to see/experience anything more. smile Thanks.
  • tede
  • France
  • 13 Aug 2010, 16:12
A work of art that bike just like your picture really great. Nice day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tede. I just wish I knew now who made it!
Wonderful..It looks as costly as the real thing Ginnie..You've made a great picture out of it.
Ginnie Hart: I bet someone would pay as much for this as the real thing, Ron. It really is a work of art. Thank you.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 13 Aug 2010, 16:16
How cool it would be if this actually worked. It would be a great place to visit I'll bet. I sure would like to be there smile
Ginnie Hart: Now I want to know all about this work of art, Frida, and would go back just to ask about it...when all the crowds are gone. smile Thanks.
It is amazing how much work goes into something liker that. Wonderful shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Michael. I wish I knew more about who did it and and how long it took, etc. Thanks.
Not a fan of the Harley, but an awesome piccy.. Superb!
Ginnie Hart: I don't really know that much about Harleys at all, Dave, but I know that those who do are real suckers for them. smile Thanks.
Wow, what a machine...
Ginnie Hart: I know, Larry. It looks like a monster.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 13 Aug 2010, 18:04
Superb photo. Texture is very nice. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Antoine. Merci.
  • Paule
  • New York
  • 13 Aug 2010, 18:36
Thank you for the comment. I will also never forget about visiting the East Side Gallery. I'm trying to put together a portrait project of people who came over/under the wall to be re-united with people. That was the reason for my visit.

Progress is slow because of my project on atomic bomb Survivors. It was shown last month at the Nagasaki Peace Museum and I just got an offer to publish a book of the project. Most of my attention is with that project right now. I will hopefully one day get to shoot my project on the wall.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: That sounds like quite the project, Paule. I wish you the best as you work on it. Success!
  • TM
  • Iran
  • 13 Aug 2010, 21:55
wow..God..it's very unexpected shot ever..so cool and very well caught!!5/5*****
Ginnie Hart: It was unexpected for me, too, TM. That's the fun of it! smile Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 13 Aug 2010, 23:34
Oh..this is so very cool. Love how you've processed this!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Marcie. I had a lot of fun with this one. grin
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Aug 2010, 00:22
Amazing Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cherie. This one was fun! smile
I want one!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Me, too, Ian, but it has to be made out of wood. smile
Fantastically well made Ginnie. It will be a great day I'm sure!
Ginnie Hart: We aren't planning to go, Pamela, because we're not up to crowds on the weekend...or any day, mind you. But it sure was fun seeing this one before the big day. It was enough for me. Thanks. smile
Really a good photograph, day with you.Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Roland. Merci.
I can just imagine your excitement, Ginnie, if you were to find it under the Christmas tree this year.
Ginnie Hart: It would never make it into our front door, Beverly, let alone under the Christmas tree. grin But I love the thought nonetheless.
A very nice find, well photographed!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Wim. It was a pleasant surprise to see! smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 14 Aug 2010, 23:06
Well Ginnie, you have a great eye for finding these beautiful little cameo shots. And then applying the right treatment.

Masterful - or should that be mistressful!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. I like that, George...mistressful. smile Thanks for the smile.
Wonderful; it looks like it is made entirely of wood.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mark. I'm sure it IS made entirely out of wood, but Astrid saw that it wasn't out of one piece of wood. That would have been asking for too much, I'm sure. smile
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 15 Aug 2010, 10:08
Oh wow! I love Harleys. but I love this image more. Unbelievably wow!
Ginnie Hart: Those who love Harleys are fans forever, I think, Brian. smile Thanks.
amazing!!!!
Ginnie Hart: It sure was fun to see...even though we didn't go for the real thing. Thanks for commenting.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 15 Aug 2010, 18:43
woah, i bet it's gonna be a noisy event.. ;D this is one nice capture too.. smile
Ginnie Hart: We purposely missed the event, Rian, because of the crowd and the noise. But I bet those that went had a great time. I was glad I at least got this memento beforehand! Thanks.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Aug 2010, 09:00
Masterfully captured!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, SAVO! Thank you.
  • petra
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Aug 2010, 22:26
nice light and I like the way it looks as if there is no background (black on black)
Ginnie Hart: This took a long time to process, Petra, but was totally fun. smile Thanks.

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