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Double Your Pleasure

 

A windmill.  A weathervane.

I collect them both!

 

Seen in Wageningen, Netherlands.

 

Today is my turn again at Vision & Verb...on What We Collect.

 


Double Your Pleasure

 

A windmill.  A weathervane.

I collect them both!

 

Seen in Wageningen, Netherlands.

 

Today is my turn again at Vision & Verb...on What We Collect.

 


comments (53)

  • Leanne
  • Australia
  • 20 Sep 2010, 00:46
very nice light and shadows, it's a fantastic weathervane. lovely use of texture as well.
Ginnie Hart: Astrid says it's the first windmill weathervane she's ever seen in her 50+ years, so I guess that says something, Leanne. We stopped on a dime when we saw it. Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 20 Sep 2010, 05:09
Two for the price of one great work Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, Vintage. Lucky me. Thank you.
  • rem_la
  • france
  • 20 Sep 2010, 06:04
c'est par la, tout droit !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rem. Merci.
which way will the wind blow
Ginnie Hart: That's the thing about the wind...only it knows for sure, and probably not all the time. smile
  • Paule
  • US
  • 20 Sep 2010, 06:32
A timeless and beautiful image.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Paule. smile
Where does the wind? Beautiful composition and treatment. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Where the wind comes from and where it goes...nobody knows, Valerie. smile Merci.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 20 Sep 2010, 06:52
Bonjour Ginnie. Superb capture with a very nice texture. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a lovely day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: As always, Antoine, Merci. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Sep 2010, 06:55
I think it says this way to the windmill: in which case it should be pointing everywhere!
Ginnie Hart: HA! And that would be about right, Chris, because there most definitely is a windmill everywhere you go here in The Netherlands. grin
Difficult to translate into English! I remember these vanes of our childhoods! we saw at the top of some buildings! And round and round! not to lose the North! A superb treatment! Nice day Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You can just imagine how thrilled I was to see this, Mathilde. Astrid says she has never seen a windmill on a weathervane in all her 50+ years here in The Netherlands. It's a treasure for me. smile Merci.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Sep 2010, 07:04
We say in German: "Doppelt gemobbelt" or "Doppelt hÀlt besser!"/Dubble holds better- een nieuwe grappige ontdekking -Nederland is your new country of discoveries idd- and we can share your pleasures!
Ik moet nakijken waar Wageningen ligt- sorry, nooit gehoord- and later I'll read/look at your V&V posting (at the moment a bit busy with some duties).
Ginnie Hart: The full phrase is "Double your pleasure, double your fun" from a Doublemint gum commercial, Philine. smile Thank you. Here's a link of the trip we took to Wageningen:
http://ginniehart.blogspot.com/2010/09/wageningen.html
It's a wonderful little city not far from us.
This is very innovative
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. It was a treat to find this.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 20 Sep 2010, 07:10
Very nice capture of this rare weathervane. I have never seen one. Nice processing too.
Ginnie Hart: Astrid has never seen one either, Fokkio, in her 56 years here. What a treat for both of us. Hartstikke bedankt.
I bet you could barely contain your excitement when you spotted this Ginnie tongue
Ginnie Hart: You know me to a 'T', Bill. Astrid had never seen one, so it really was a double pleasure in that regard, too. Thank you.
I love a well done silhouette, and this one is.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for your kind words, Odd.
nobody put it up to the chimney today, it's a sorrow!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Jojo. What a shame. smile Merci.
A superb treatment Ginnie. Well done indeed!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard. Merci.
A good read to go with an exellent image Ginnie,me i collect memories.
Ginnie Hart: Memories make sense to collect, Mick. Many of them cost almost nothing. smile Thanks for reading.
east or west home is best!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. So true, Paradise. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Sep 2010, 08:51
...erm...just got out of bed and I am right awake now.
This just is fabulous, I never saw it when you took the picture, we drove through a small village and I stopped on the dot when you said something.
This is you, windmills and weather-vanes... and a windmill-weather-vane is the utmost we/you can get.
Love the treatment, almost as if the trees are in the fog....
Wonderful picture MLS.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for stopping on a dime when I saw this, MLMA. What a treasure for both of us, since you had never seen one like this. Will wonders never cease?!
I hope that windmill generates electricity Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It sure generated electricity for us, Chad. grin Thank you.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Sep 2010, 09:11
You must have been hopping with joy when you saw this one Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Still hopping, Scarlet. Have you ever seen such a thing here in The Netherlands? See what I mean. smile Hartstikke bedankt.
I truly like the texture, and I am a sucker for silhouettes, so I love this picture, and the story at V&V as well wink
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Marion. Ontzettend bedankt!.
  • Elaine-
  • Germany
  • 20 Sep 2010, 11:36
how cool, a windmill weathervane, only in the neatherlands!! great shot ginne!!! and thanks for the nice comment smile
Ginnie Hart: Only in The Netherlands and maybe hardly there, too, Elaine. Others who have lived here all their lives have never seen one. I feel so lucky. smile Thank you.
Un buen contraluz, me gsta el fondo que has escogido para enmarcarla Ginnie!!

Abrazos!!
Ginnie Hart: As always, MA, GRACIAS.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 20 Sep 2010, 12:00
Great image I love it.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Aussie.
  • Tracy
  • UK
  • 20 Sep 2010, 12:17
I bet you nearly peed your pants when you saw this Musketeer..grin
Your day would have been perfect I know smile
Ginnie Hart: Astrid, too, when she had to stop on a dime! grin What she does to keep her wife happy!!! HA! I love it. Thank you, Musketeer.
Well caught in every way then Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 20 Sep 2010, 13:29
Such an interesting wind vane, love the way you processed it very moody and intense
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JJ. It apparently is a rare sight, based on everything I have heard! smile
We rearly see two like that. wow, nice capture!
Ginnie Hart: It does appear to be unique, Sue. I feel so lucky. smile Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Sep 2010, 14:03
Great value...did someone know you were "hunting" in the area, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: If the owner noticed, I wonder if they have story after story of those who have stopped to look or take a picture! Thanks, Ray.
interesting backlight composition, i liked your idea,,,
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Fabrizio. I feel very lucky to have seen this.
Nice find Ginnie and great presentation
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, dear Janet. I feel very lucky. smile
A moody look, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You probably know how the Dutch skies can look like this...just about any time they want, Tom! Thanks.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 20 Sep 2010, 15:12
Feels very old, Ginnie. I like the distressed process for this.
Ginnie Hart: I'd love to know how old this one is, Sherri, now that you mention it. Thanks.
I love it! The light and shadow in the picture is just awesome! Btw, I have a question: How does a photographer market itself?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Charles. When you find the answer to your question, please let me know because I would love find a market...that isn't oversaturated!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Sep 2010, 15:52
So now you have become an e-Pack rat. Sort of a with it pack rat. Thinking about pack rats - I wonder if their finding and storing of objects is really senseless to them as well? So, can a rat make sense? OK, I will stop this line of thinking.

I always thought double your pleasure refers to a giantess.
Ginnie Hart: An e-Pack Rat. Now that's a good one, Louis. smile Thank you for that idea.

Remember Double your pleaseure, double your fun...with Doublemint gum?! smile
  • tede
  • France
  • 20 Sep 2010, 17:13
You could get itsmile) Magnificent processing. Nice evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Now if only we could remember where we saw it, Tede. grin Merci.
A lovely processing in the wind, Ginnie ! have a nice week-end (and thanks for the direction - straight on wink
Ginnie Hart: I love all the arrows everywhere that point the way, Karine. smile Thank you.
i have seen many windmills but not like this, very good and nice processing as normal
Ginnie Hart: I know, Derek...me, too. smile This one was especially fun to see. Thank you.
Oh you haven`t put one of these up for ages, Ginnie! This is a lovely example, and I love the presentation.

Nice piece on V and V, very `of the moment` for me, as I am determined to whittle down years and years of accumulated ... well you name it! I`ll let you know what I end up keeping. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, it was time for another weathervane, then, Roz, wasn't it. Little did I know I'd ever find one of a windmill! Thank you.

I do believe it's important for us to have a few soulful things around us that nourish the soul and inspire us. But whittling down never hurts once things get too "accumulated." Enjoy the process. smile
  • TM
  • Iran
  • 20 Sep 2010, 19:56
My friend the wind will come from the north
With words of love, she whispered for me
My friend the wind will say she loves me
And me alone, and me alone
smilesmileso nice
Ginnie Hart: This is what I love about the wind, TM. She has so much to say! smile Thank you for your precious words.
A delight for you Ginnie. It really is an unusual weather vane

All it needed was a sundial on the side and you'd have been even more ecstatic smile
Ginnie Hart: I was in heaven to find this, Ellie. So was Astrid, who had never seen such a vane. If there had also been a sundial nearby, I would have died on the spot. grin
  • Scotia
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Sep 2010, 22:20
Fantastic Ginnie I do love how you process these images well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Scotia. You're very generous.
This is an extraordinary piece. I love all that darkness.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. I sure had fun with this one.
  • ray
  • United States
  • 21 Sep 2010, 02:22
Your collection of photos are amazing!
Ginnie Hart: There's always something to capture, Ray...just like with where you live! I love it.
  • Sunder
  • Australia
  • 21 Sep 2010, 03:18
What a lovely shot..The lighting and the effects..

A superb lucky firn..a windmill on a weatherwane...Someone has been very creative and artistic...

It is always a delight to visit your photoblog. Keep them coming..
Ginnie Hart: I sure do wonder who thought this one up, Sunder, and why we don't see more of them around. What a surprise. Thank you for your generous words.
  • martie
  • United States
  • 21 Sep 2010, 04:23
And why not - when they are this artistic. And both together too. You do live a charmed life, Lady!
Ginnie Hart: Double the pleasure, double the fun. It's about time, Martie. I guess we're never to old to start, right?! smile Thank you.
  • Mark Johnson
  • United States (rural Colorado)
  • 21 Sep 2010, 14:32
great image! It would be too funny if the windmill actually had turning blades too!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Great idea, Mark. Now that would be fin! smile Thanks.
  • mariana
  • Canada
  • 21 Sep 2010, 14:57
Super ! Super light , texture, your processing !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martiana. Thanks.
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 22 Sep 2010, 17:13
Very cool shot and an awesome weathervane! Wow love this one.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Andy. After 56 years here Astrid says she's never seen one like this. I feel like I won the jackpot. grin Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 22 Sep 2010, 19:34
Two of your favorite collectibles found together in one image. Not sure I commented on the image itself - love it!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for your vote of confidence, Marcie. It always means the world to me.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Sep 2010, 21:03
It is lovely smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Cherie.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 26 Sep 2010, 00:01
Gorgeous processing.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for backtracking, Frida. smile

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