Hart & Soul

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On Pleasing All the People All the Time


It's my turn at Vision & Verb again...where you can see what I'm talking about.


This windmill is "outstanding in its field" 10 km from our home here in The Netherlands.


On Pleasing All the People All the Time


It's my turn at Vision & Verb again...where you can see what I'm talking about.


This windmill is "outstanding in its field" 10 km from our home here in The Netherlands.


comments (50)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Aug 2010, 00:28
Picture perfect, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Well, that's kinda what the V&V post is about, Ray...because it will NOT be "perfect" to many. But thank you anyway. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Aug 2010, 00:41
Very vintage postcard look, just perfect smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherie. It has certainly stood the test of time in that spot!
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Aug 2010, 00:42
This windmills are delightful smile
Ginnie Hart: They're part of my soul, Savo, as you surely know by now. smile Thank you.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 23 Aug 2010, 01:12
So happy that you finally found your windmill heaven in Netherlands grin
Ginnie Hart: You can say that again, Maria! Thank you!
A stiff breeze seems to be rustling the leaves so I can just imagine the windmill blades catching the wind. Your processing here is superb, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: The sails weren't turning that day, Beverly, but I'm sure they do sometimes. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Aug 2010, 05:34
It was a delightful day and you always surprise me with how you 'see' these windmills.
This could be hanging in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam in the hall 'Dutch Masters'
Fabulous processing.
Ginnie Hart: You know how these mills are part of my heart and soul, MLMA. I become speechless when I see them. This one was a particular surprise that day! Thank you for your support (even if sometimes you're way over the top! smile ).
Beautiful. Like an old postal card. I love the treatment. A+ VAL
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Valérie! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Aug 2010, 06:41
You are turning into an "Old Dutch Master" Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I'll just leave it at Old and Dutch, Chris, and that will make me happy enough. smile Thank you.
your result is awesome, impressive processing for a very interesing subject, nice day Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. This particular windmill is one of the most fascinating I've seen thus far.
  • Elaine-
  • Germany
  • 23 Aug 2010, 06:54
oh it's lovely, it looks like a REAL old photograph, not a post processed old one hehe, great work!!!
Ginnie Hart: We can always fool some of the people some of the time, Elaine! grin Thank you kindly.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 23 Aug 2010, 06:58
love the windmill portrayed here. i like the textures as well!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Liang. What is it about windmills!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Aug 2010, 07:23
I completely agree with Astrid and Chris ...- a classical picture in your fine 'Old Dutch Master' style indeed - a joy for the eyes and balsam for your "heart and soul"! (we all have our own Nederland-images and our favourites, my personal interest and love for this country is rooting in its history, its literature, and language)
Ginnie Hart: Definitely a balsam for mijn hart en ziel, dear Philine. Thank you for knowing this. I can see how much you love this country's history, literature and language. One day I hope to know at least a TENTH of what you know...and I will be happy!
lovely sepia, very postcardlike, Hallmark eat your heart out, Ginnie rules!
Ginnie Hart: Well, you're very kind, Chantal. If you could get Hallmark to buy some of my images, I'd be a happy camper. grin
I will catch up with V&V later and then come back!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
This should be made into a postcard Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe one day I'd see if I can find a market for my Dutch scenes, Mick. Wouldn't that just make my day! smile
You can't please everyone all the time. I like it though.

Off on a tangent... what are the handwritten words (near the top left-hand corner and near the center, between the mill and the tree)?
Ginnie Hart: I'd learning my lesson, even though late in life, Odd, about pleasing everyone all the time. Impossible.

I'm not sure what the words are, to be honest, but they're part of the texture I used...and I'm not sure which one it was! Weird, I know.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 23 Aug 2010, 07:43
10km? that's still close.. smile you've got some great places to shoot there.. smile
Ginnie Hart: There's one even in our backyard, Rian, less than a block away. But this one stands out in the middle of a field and has the charm of everything soulful in the world to me! Thanks.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 23 Aug 2010, 08:01
Heartfelt V&V Ginnie

great processing Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Tony!
It must be awesome to live in a place where such a short drive can take you to wonderful places like this. Is this one still working?
Ginnie Hart: Everywhere I go in this country feels very close (by USA standards), Navin, and it IS totally awesome. My guess is this one IS still working. There wasn't anything to show otherwise. They don't always operate all the time, of course.
Una imagen preciosa con un procesado excelente. Felicidades.

Ginnie Hart: Muchas, muchas gracias, Bernardo.
Nice one Ginnie. love the texture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marion.
A grand subject for texturing Ginnie, works really well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Les. As I recall, you were my inspiration and mentor! smile
A nice phrase here Ginnie in the low countries.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I hadn't thought of it in that context, Chad, but you may be right. smile
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 23 Aug 2010, 10:33
Wonderful capture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Vintage.
I understand exactly what you are saying in the Vision & Verb piece today. I have similar feelings but, like you, I will now post images which I like, but I know will have limited appeal to fellow shutterchancers. Radical post processing is not for everyone, and I do sometimes really enjoy pushing it as far as I can go.

As it happens, I do love your image today. I`m sure I would like the original, too, but I love that you have added the extra elements available to you. To me, this added atmosphere personalises the image and says something about you, too. (:o)

With regard to your suggestion a little while ago that I am `a woman of a certain age`, oh yes, Ginnie! I certainly am, and really feeling it at the moment. I would love to possibly send in a contribution to the site, which I really enjoy. Maybe not quite ready to do that yet, as I am still adjusting to my new `orphan` status, and am trying to clamber out of the `bleak` phase of mourning. I know it won`t last forever though, and once I have my equilibrium back, and put things in perspective, I may be able to make an interesting and insightful contribution. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Don't you wonder sometimes why we care so darn-tootin' much, Roz! (sigh) Just do what you love and want to do and forget about everyone else. Life is way too short! (HA! So easily said, I know.)

I will pass on to the V&V administrators that you are interested in writing for us. We would be THRILLED to no end!
The picture certainly pleases me Ginnie..It would look lovely framed..Well done.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Ron. Thank you.
  • Aussie
  • rocky
  • 23 Aug 2010, 11:12
My favourite thing from being in the Netherlands, besides the delight of meeting you of course. Gorgeous image.
Ginnie Hart: grin You are so politically correct and sweet, Aussie. grin I love it. Thank you.
A splendid photograph, really!
Good day with you,Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Roland. smile
Wow, now this is luminous & beautifully shot & processed, i love the mood and the gorgeous timeless toning ! clap-clap !
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Karine. Merci.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 23 Aug 2010, 12:56
This windmill is absolutely majestic!! Oh..how I'd love to see one of these in real life!!!
Ginnie Hart: When you come, Marcie, we will show you as many as you want to see! And THIS one is just a hop, skip and a jump away. smile
This is a fabulous picture, these windmills are so elegant and the texture is perfect again, lovely Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: I can't imagine them ever being ho-hum for me, Linda. They're so soulful. Thank you.
  • mariana
  • United States
  • 23 Aug 2010, 13:48
FABULOUS Ginnie ! Tones are marvelous !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mariana. Thank you.
Lovely shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Well I think this is a fabulous picture Ginnie, I really would like to come and see this lovely windmill, but as I won't your picture is the next best thing. We have a lady associated with our church who goes out to Peru twice a year for 2-3 months at a time working with these people http://www.peruchildrenstrust.org.uk/ and Maureen said they had a recent speaker at the ladies group who has done translating in Peru. Small world.
Ginnie Hart: I would LOVE to know the name of that lady, Brian. It's possible that I know her. It's a small world, isn't it! Thank you for your kind words.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 23 Aug 2010, 15:17
Read your post on V&V and an interesting read, I think far to often many people focus on pleasing others at the detriment of being true to themselves, I know for many years thats how I was, but have learnt slowly the error in my ways, not saying the two cannot often coexist but the key is which one you give priority to when a decision is needed

Love the processing on this shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JJ, for reading my post at V&V. And thanks for your comment here. It means the world to me.
Congratulations for this one. The processing is fantastic
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Calusarus. Merci.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 23 Aug 2010, 15:59
Superb photo. I like it. Texture is very beautiful. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Always a sweetheart, Antoine. smile Thank you.
I find windmills, and the different styles, are quite fascinating.
Ginnie Hart: These are different from France's and those are different from Spain's. Different strokes for different folks but I find them all so very soulful. Thanks, Sheila.
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 23 Aug 2010, 16:38
I just windmills. For a while there I wanted to live in one but it's really difficult to acquire one :-(
Ginnie Hart: Most interesting, Scarlet. Astrid says you need to be a miller if the mill is operable, because it's a monument of sorts. It has to be maintained. If it's not operable, I'm guessing there would be a list of people wanting one! But very cool! I'd perhaps need a few more windows. smile
A wonerful specimen of its sort, and well kept.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Wim. I do love how these old relics are kept up and maintained so well...as though they will live foreber.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 23 Aug 2010, 18:23
Wow, that's an amazing windmill. And the post processing is just right for the subject.
Ginnie Hart: Amazing is the right word for this windmill, George. Thank you for your kind words.
  • Sunder
  • India
  • 23 Aug 2010, 19:10
Superb shot...Love the textures, tones and sepia processing...
Just wondered if the top bit of that blade was included in the composition...Would it have made a difference?
Just a thought smilesmile

Look forward to more of your awesome shots...
Ginnie Hart: To tell you the truth, Sunder, that's what this image is all about...and that's what I wrote about at V&V. Sometimes we crop something in a certain way because of what's important to us, even though maybe the rules say we shouldn't. I have another image that includes the entire windmill here:
I have now read V&V and you are spot on. Puts me in mind of the old Rick Nelson song Garden Party

Ginnie Hart: That's my first time to hear that song from beginning to end, Bill. So perfect, you're right. THANK YOU for reading V&V. That means a lot to me.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 24 Aug 2010, 08:11
Very good day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: And always to you, too, Antoine. smile Merci.
A 'likey' for me for certain Ginnie. Fabulous subject and toning
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Pamela. Thank you kindly.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 24 Aug 2010, 23:30
Love how you present this. Beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Frida.
  • Paule
  • New York
  • 25 Aug 2010, 07:25
Looks like an old postcard.

Ginnie Hart: I take that as a compliment, Paule, so thank you. smile
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 25 Aug 2010, 07:30
Good day Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: To you, too, Antoine. smile
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 28 Aug 2010, 05:36
Awesome photo, I like your processing. is it textures?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Bob, I turned this to sepia and then added a texture. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
  • Arash
  • Germany
  • 2 Dec 2010, 23:40
Great shot indeed!
looks like an old painting from many years ago...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Arash, for backtracking like this. You've made my day! smile

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