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Hitch Your Wagon to a Star

 

i.e. Always aspire to do great things; do not set pessimistic goals.

(From Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay, "Civilization.")

 

 At the Haus Stapel castle in Münsterland, Germany, on 7 November.

Hitch Your Wagon to a Star

 

i.e. Always aspire to do great things; do not set pessimistic goals.

(From Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay, "Civilization.")

 

 At the Haus Stapel castle in Münsterland, Germany, on 7 November.

comments (45)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Nov 2010, 02:59
Very, very funny, Ginnie.

That wagon is a fertiliser spreader...

[guffaw]
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Ray. Astrid just informed me the same thing about this wagon. I had no clue. It makes Emerson's quote that much more meaningful, then. smile Thanks.
As always, you have captured the tones and textures so wonderfully Ginniesmile Have a great weekendsmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pavan. You, too, have a great weekend.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Nov 2010, 05:23
Great quote, I know you mean long term goals, we talked about that last night.
For today my goal.....get it 4.30 PM as quickly as possible and still be in one piece..... grin
One day I will post the back of this 'fertiliser spreader', if I knew you would post this one today, I would have done another B&W for today.....
Beautiful tones, great mood, but than it just stopped raining.
TGIF smile
Ginnie Hart: I had no clue this was a fertilizer spreader, MLMA. I was ahead with Mechtild and you were behind with Philine. We were so lucky not to get rained on that day. It was muddy but we sure had fun. Hartstikke bedankt. After 4:30, it's the weekend!
Abandoned(Given up) the material(equipment), the sadness in my heart, so forms the past full of kisses Ginnie, good day...
Ginnie Hart: My guess is it's still very useful, Pierrot, but still very much a part of the past, yes. smile Merci.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 26 Nov 2010, 06:15
Love the tones & textures Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Kala. Happy Thanksgiving weekend. smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 26 Nov 2010, 06:18
pretty!! even if it is a fertilizer spreader smile tho please don't hitch it to a star lol
Ginnie Hart: It does take on a new meaning, Elaine, doesn't it! grin
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Nov 2010, 06:30
Best picture of a German dung spreading cart I've ever seen Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: HA! Philine will then be proud of it, I'm sure, Chris. smile
Hi Ginnie, I'm totally a fan of this style of picture! puddles the very texture of the image equally interesting that the tone! Ginnie and you're right to love these bad times and gray! The beauty of the image is always possible. Good day.
Ginnie Hart: You're so very kind, Mathilde. Merci.
We call them muck spreaders or dung spreaders and both are very minging indeed when in use. This one looks well used.
Ginnie Hart: Muck and dung. And to think I had no clue. I would have looked inside, Scotia, if I had known. smile Thanks.
I subscribe to the mushroom principle of being kept in the dark and fed on manure...British Industry in a nutshell
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm guessing it couldn't be better said, Bill. grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Nov 2010, 07:24
Oh, Ginnie, what all your vivid eyes discovered during our visit in the Münsterland! It is amazing! (I photographed the refelctions of Haus Stapel in the puddles, too!)
Ginnie Hart: I would love to see what YOU saw, dear Philine. Even I didn't get the castle in a puddle! It amazes me how we all can witness the same thing but come away with so many different interpretations.
A perfect illustration to your title Ginnie! Great capture.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. Merci.
Some nice textures here Ginnie.

Everything needs nourishment to grow, even dreams and ambitions, so from that point of view a fertiliser spreader fits the title.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Sheila. After I found out what this was, Emerson's quote really seemed appropriate, especially about not setting pessimistic goals! Thanks.
the contrast, I think the real strength in this presentation, I like the color tones
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Fabrizio. Grazie.
  • Maxou
  • France
  • 26 Nov 2010, 09:14
Bonjour Ginnie. Superb photo avec a beautiful texture. Have a lovely day Ginnie. Maxou Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Antoine. Merci.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 26 Nov 2010, 09:15
Love the quote. So perfect!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Marcie.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Nov 2010, 09:32
Oh, I see Ray has already informed you grin This is very funny.
Ginnie Hart: And Astrid informed me before I saw Ray's comment, so now I know for sure he's not wacky. grin
  • Chad Doveton
  • where latitude meets longitude
  • 26 Nov 2010, 09:37
I would hitch it to Wayne Rooney, it would improve his fitness and do him good.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I just Googled and get your point, Chad. Sigh.
I love this one Ginnie,the clapboard background contributes a lot.I would like to know how you achieve the slightly aged finish with these images
Ginnie Hart: It was a dreary day, Martin, but we saw many interesting things, like this wagon. Thank you kindly.

If you have PS CS3 or higher, please let me know and I'll be glad to send you what I do. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Nov 2010, 10:02
It may be a humble muck-spreader but it does perform a very useful function! I like the image with its subdued colours.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ingrid. Sometimes we need to be surprised about how the mundane things of life spread so much...joy?! smile
Well, not sure this wagon will still run smoothly
Ginnie Hart: By the looks of it, Chantal, it has many good years left, I think! smile
  • E Etomi
  • London
  • 26 Nov 2010, 10:32
Lol, the fact that its a dung spreader makes me giggle
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Etomi. And to think I had no clue. smile
Love the textures in this shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 26 Nov 2010, 11:55
You work this tone very well Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
It seems photography can be very educational, Ginnie. We learn so much from our fellow SC'ers comments. Love it!

This is another timeless image, superbly captured. I am a bit intrigued by the round hole in the barn, just above the rear end of the wagon.
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Beverly. I learn something new every day, it seems...even from my own posts! smile Thank you so much for your generous comments. I, too, wondered about those round holes, black and white. I have no clue whatsoever!
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 26 Nov 2010, 13:53
That's a nice quote of Emerson.
I love the style you make your pictures in.
Have a nice weekend Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Fokkio. You, too, have a great weekend.
It looks as though this might still be in use Ginnie but what a fine old truck.
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure it has many good years left, Brian. Indeed. smile
The colours work very well, but best to stand downwind smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Gotta always know where to stand when you're on the farm, John. grin Thanks.
That's a well-used bit of farm machinery!
Ginnie Hart: It sure is, Tom...and with many more good years left, I'm sure. smile
Complements the tractor picture perfectly, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Graeme. smile
Gorgeous colors here, Ginnie. This old trailer has seen a lot of use over who knows how many years. I like the logo on the front that is almost visible.
Ginnie Hart: I like that logo, too, Mark, and would love to know what it is. I have a feeling this wagon has many more good years left! Thanks.
great image
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Derek.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 26 Nov 2010, 22:26
Love the quote together with this wagon ;-) Great tones and textures Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It was a gray, dreary day, Frida, but it did seem to beg for the photo op. smile Thank you.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 27 Nov 2010, 05:31
That is a great shot of a s---t spreader Ginnie...i like the processing....i also like his quote...petergrin
Ginnie Hart: And to think I had no clue what it was, Peter, until Astrid told me. It looked like one of the wagons we would use in the States for a nice hayride! A rite of passage. smile Thanks.
wonderful tones there. you captured a mundane item and made it look truly eye catching
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ayush, for stopping by and commenting.
  • tede
  • France
  • 27 Nov 2010, 13:16
Superb Ginnie your car, it is how many horsessmile Always your splendid pictures and I like the processing. Nice day and weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe 2 horses, Tede? grin How fun. Merci.
  • jess
  • USA
  • 27 Nov 2010, 16:47
Ha ha! At one point this wagon was quite optimistic. Now it's just picturesque. smile
Ginnie Hart: And I bet it thinks it can still be quite productive for many more years, Jess! smile It really IS optimistic. Thanks.
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 27 Nov 2010, 22:32
Lovde the peeling green paint! Great processing as always too!
Ginnie Hart: That paint was what drew me to this, Andy. smile Thanks.
it looks like boot weather.
i don't like to wear boots.
mostly, i don't care for mud
although when i was wiser
i'd put my boots on and play
splash look at my reflection
and walk on my face and still
somehow feel gloriously happy.
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Sera. Not too long ago Astrid helped me buy a pair of boots for places like Texel, a tourist island off the NW coast of Holland. They sit in the hallway next to hers and I see them every time I come back home. One of these days I want to wear them...and go splash around with abandon in mudpuddles and boggy places. grin
I like the textures in this Ginnie..and the tones suit the subject well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ron.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 28 Nov 2010, 11:08
Love the grungy look of this! Great capture and treatment. Ciao!
Ginnie Hart: It's so good to see you back, Sil. Thanks for stopping by!
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 28 Nov 2010, 11:13
Descansando y recordando viejas glorias de los desfiles...
Ginnie Hart: I like that, Oscar. smile Gracias.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2010, 17:31
You have managed to make a fertiliser spreader look very attractive smile
Ginnie Hart: And to think I didn't even know that's what this was when I took the picture, Cherie. grin Thanks.
Lovely capture. Everything thing about this is just rural and past its prime. The puddle really makes it too. Nice work on the post processing.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bob. I always appreciate your visits.
don't you love coming home and finding your boots in the hallway aren't lonely?
Ginnie Hart: It brings a smile to my lips every time, Sera!!! smile

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