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I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

 

Based on how much snow we've already received and what more is expected this week,

we should have a white Christmas here where we live in Holland,

the first apparently in a long time.

 

First snow of the season on Sint-Jankathedraal in Den Bosch, Netherlands.

Taken on November 27th.

 


I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

 

Based on how much snow we've already received and what more is expected this week,

we should have a white Christmas here where we live in Holland,

the first apparently in a long time.

 

First snow of the season on Sint-Jankathedraal in Den Bosch, Netherlands.

Taken on November 27th.

 


comments (56)

  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 20 Dec 2010, 00:18
Beautiful composition and treatment Ginnie.....it is nice that you have snow this year.....we have had it since the second week of Nov.....best of the season....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Astrid says this will be the first year in she doesn't remember how long. We're both loving it...as long as she can still get to work. Thanks, Peter.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Dec 2010, 01:44
Sure looks promising, Ginnie.

I have just spent 2 weeks working in Beijing, where it is cold enough for snow but no sign of precipitation...darn...if I am going to be that cold then I would like to at least have some fresh snow to be silly in!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Ray. Might as well snow if it's gonna get that cold, indeed! We'll be lucky this year. Thanks.
  • crash
  • NYC & Weehawken, NJ
  • 20 Dec 2010, 03:45
wow! right out of a movie!
Ginnie Hart: That's what it felt like that day, Dennis. Thanks.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 20 Dec 2010, 03:47
Gorgeous composition and texture work!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kala. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Dec 2010, 05:14
I think I've only experienced a handful of white Christmases in my life Ginnie: and we're going to get one this year for sure. That looks a mighty church!
Ginnie Hart: We're supposed to get some more snow by Wednesday, Chris, so I'm cerytain we'll have a White Christmas. Living in Atlanta for 25 years without snow makes this very special! And yes, that's a magnificent church. Thanks.
  • Paule
  • Germany
  • 20 Dec 2010, 06:27
Very nice. Looks like a white Christmas. The photo looks so much like those old vintage postcards you find at the old street vendors in Paris near the river.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Paule. I love those old vintage cards!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 20 Dec 2010, 06:52
Fantastic processing Ginnie.

Dont laugh but l got sunburnt / windburnt today, wind was up to 33 knots here today and way to strong for this recuperating lad to chance. Spent to long in the sun waiting for the wind to drop sad
Ginnie Hart: I promise not to laugh, Tony. You'll have your day, and so will we. smile Enjoy it while you've got it. We will, too. Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 20 Dec 2010, 06:59
Excellent capture and processing
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Vintage.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Dec 2010, 07:05
That is a beautiful shot of the impressive St. Jan.
The snow in the picture only lasted for a few hours.
You were at the right place in the right time.
Love what you did with the PP.
Snow is fun as long as it does not keep me from going to work... wink
Ginnie Hart: This was the snow that whetted our appetite for the season, MLMA. I was like a little kid again. I'm so glad I took the picture when I did because it all melted very quickly. So far so good on your work. Just stay safe! Hartstikke bedankt.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 20 Dec 2010, 07:08
that happened to us when we first moved out west, we had the first white Christmas in 75 yrs, nice shot, kinda eerie
Ginnie Hart: I love the snow, Elaine. After living in Atlanta for 25 years without it, I'm like a little kid again! Thanks.
How does she make all these photos?

Snow on the ground on Christmas Eve is good! The reindeers that pull Santas sledge don't have to work so hard.
Ginnie Hart: smile You're very kind, Pekka. Thank you. And yes, the snow has to help someone out!
  • Mroy
  • USA
  • 20 Dec 2010, 07:16
I like the treatment you applied on this one. It looks like something that came out of a treasure box. Did you apply some sepia here?

If you are having snow, we have been halfway to what is to be a 7 straight rainy day. Today we even had thunder and lightning, very rare around here. Snowing heavily in the Sierra Nevada. Can't wait to go to Lake Tahoe.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Maria. To be honest, I don't remember if I added sepia to this shot. I think not. It already had almost no color. If you want snow, I do hope you'll get it. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Dec 2010, 07:17
oh, what a gem of cathedral! Yes, I remember - and the snow and your processing do enhance this nostagic feeling - I imagine now the white trees - winterland wonderland in Europe! -dreamy indeed - warming up the strings of my heart!
Ginnie Hart: Europe in winter is just double the pleasure for me, Philine. I'm a little kid all over again! BTW, I just finished my post on In Soul of our Santa Run on Saturday: http://ginniehart.blogspot.com/2010/12/gorinchem-2010-santa-run.html. We had so much fun. smile
Looks like it will be white here too. It doesn't happen very often!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Bill. What you're experiencing there is similar to here. This is how I remember winter as a child. I love it. smile
Your treatment is just fabulous Ginnie! A beautiful image indeed! Merry Christmas!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so very much, Pavan.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Dec 2010, 08:53
Excellent composition.

Don't dream, go out and experience.
Ginnie Hart: No more dreaming, Louis. It really is here to stay...with more on the way! smile Bedankt.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 20 Dec 2010, 08:57
I am not sure it will last until the weekend, but the start is nice, although too cold for my body and handicap
Ginnie Hart: Ours will definitely last till the weekend, Chantal, with more on the way by Wednesday. And it's also very cold. Brrr. I love it.
powerful vertical depth, amazing composition in snow atmosphere, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Grazie.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 20 Dec 2010, 09:08
A beautiful picture of a beautiful church. I like the detail.
I think here in the north we had a white christmas last year.
Enjoy this one Ginnie!
Have a nice day.
Ginnie Hart: I do believe you northerners get much more snow as a rule, Fokkio. Maybe that's soon to be changing! smile Hartstikke bedankt.
We are expecting more rain and wind. It looks like a green Christmas for us but there is still time for that to change. It is safer for travelers though - always try to find the good.
Ginnie Hart: It's amazing how different places are swapping weather this year, Mary. What a switch for you, I'm sure. But I do wish safe travels for all.
Great job. Greetings!!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pedro, for stopping by and commenting. Gracias.
The lines of trees is excellent in the frame along with the top of the church, love the compo & your always gorgeous tones.
Ginnie Hart: ...and your always generous comments, Karine. Thank YOU.
  • Chad Doveton
  • where longitude meets latitude.
  • 20 Dec 2010, 11:45
How exciting Ginnie. Did you get many white Christmas' in America?
Ginnie Hart: In Michigan where I grew up, Chad, I always remember a White Christmas. But the last 25 years in Atlanta, never. So I'm feeling like a kid again. smile
Very nice! I like the combination of the building and the bush.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, JP.
A good shot Ginnie but lets get rid of the snow. Our daughter and her fiance are stuck in Kuala Lumpa since Sunday en route back from Perth. They will be there till at least Wednesday they have been told.
Ginnie Hart: UGH. That's the only part I hate about snow, Brian, when it really screws up travel plans. I'm so sorry. Please, evceryone be safe.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 20 Dec 2010, 12:46
Fantastic work, beautiful composition!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rob.
Nice shot, Ginnie, but I'm no fan of textures - I find them distracting smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your candor, Tom. I know not everyone likes textures. Actually, sometimes I find them distracting, too. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Dec 2010, 12:59
Looks like an old-time Christmas card. I can't imagine snow in Holland for some reason!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ingrid. Apparently this part of Holland doesn't get this much snow usually, so this is a surprise even to Astrid.
The texture is really good on this Ginnie, great composition smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Linda. You're a sweetheart.
Beautiful ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Toni.
In the bleak midwinter, snow takes one back in time for some reason.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it does me, too, John. It seems like we had so much more snow back when I was young.
Nicely put together Ginnie..and maybe a white Xmas too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ron, and I'm certain it'll still be white by them. More coming on Wednesday!
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 20 Dec 2010, 15:39
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas too.

White sand, palm trees, and a cocktail when the sun's over the yard-arm!

But it's only a dream!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, dreaming never hurt most of us, George. smile Thanks.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 20 Dec 2010, 15:42
Really beautiful shot and treatment! I'd really like to have lots of snow for Christmas. Looks like we're having tons of it in Central and even Southern Italy but almost none here in the Alps where I live... sad Wishing you and Astrid a Happy Snowy Christmas and a wonderful 2011!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Sil. No snow in the Alps? Almost sounds unbelievable, doesn't it!
  • rags
  • United States
  • 20 Dec 2010, 16:32
my ignorant self thought that it always snowed in Holland. I guess i was wrong.
Ginnie Hart: Join the crowd, Kanyi. I had no clue!
  • tede
  • France
  • 20 Dec 2010, 16:42
The snow is a symbol of Christmas. Magnificent image processing. Ginnie good evening.
Ginnie Hart: I think of snow and Christmas, too, Tede...simultaneously! Thank you kindly. Merci.
Nice to see a winter shot of a cathedral, instead of the usual summery sunshine ones.
Ginnie Hart: I was just glad I was there at the right time, Sheila! Thanks.
  • Didier
  • Belgium
  • 20 Dec 2010, 20:23
Very nice composition with the diagonal of trees. Texture and color treatment are wonderful. Have a nice evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
A grand bit of texturing Ginnie, really shows it's age smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. I love this church!
  • puna
  • us
  • 20 Dec 2010, 20:45
this is just gorgeous Ginnie. Just gorgeous.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Puna. Thank you!
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 20 Dec 2010, 21:13
beautiful! must be so cold and snowy... thats the xmas spirit! merry christmas ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: It's very cold right now (20F), Liang, and we got some more last night. It's now Tuesday morning. Thanks.
Je n'ose même pas imaginer la taille de ta vieille caisse de photographies anciennes que tu caches dans ton grenier... ;-)))
Bonne semaine à toi Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Those external hard drives sure do come in handy, Olivier. grin Merci.
dont worry Ginnie if you run out of snow we have plenty spare smile
Ginnie Hart: Well, after reading the weather forecast for the rest of the week, saying there will be several days of rain and above-freezing temps, I may have to take you up on that, Derek. How can the forecast change just like that, in the blink of an eye!
  • Sunder
  • India
  • 21 Dec 2010, 00:38
What a lovely shot...
Awesome architecture...
We have never had snow in this part of the world...Thanks for sharing this with us.
Ginnie Hart: I guess it would really be cause for worry if YOU had snow there, Sunder. So, let's just leave well enough alone. smile Thanks.
I love the texture layer. Composition is really good too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Much success for your year ahead!
Love the medieval feel to this image Ginnie. Really like the way you composed and framed this shot along with the perfect textures. Beautiful work!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear John. It was such a breath-taking view when we got out of the car off the church square and saw this beauty!
Such a wonderful composition + sepia effect!
Timeless and nostalgic!
The snow is added bonus.
What else can I say, Ginnie?!
You're so talented!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, LC. Thank you kindly.
Wonderful processing, Ginnie. This is a winner.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Michael. Thank you.
beautiful vintage shot, Ginnie. We are getting lots of snow here in Chicago as well smile I hope I can fly out on Friday!
Ginnie Hart: I have had many a trip from Madison, WI, south to Chicago around Lake Michigan to my home town near Lansing, MI, Charles, when I saw lots of snow. In fact the worst blizzard I ever remember was on that trip for Thanksgiving weekend one year! Well, enjoy it because Chicago can really be beautiful in the snow. smile
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 21 Dec 2010, 10:17
Bonjour Ginnie. Superb composition. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a great day Ginne. AntoineMaxou
Ginnie Hart: Always thank you, dear Antoine. Merci.
the textures make this image look so outstanding and wishing you a merry Christmas grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Joshi. I'm glad you like it. Best of holiday wishes to you as well!
Wonderful image, the composition and the processing - great work!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, F&S.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 21 Dec 2010, 22:47
gorgeous and fantastic!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Oscar. Gracias.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 22 Dec 2010, 12:56
Such a beautiful image..magical! Just as I imagine winter to look like in Holland!
Ginnie Hart: Magical is what almost everything looks like to me here, Marcie. It's really wonderful. Thanks.
that should be so fun then! I love this aged processing. Hope you enjoy the holiday!!!
Ginnie Hart: This weekend for us here in central Holland is the 6th Christmas that they've had snow in 100 years, Heather, so it really is something. It's been wonderful. We're having a great Christmas weekend.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 23 Dec 2010, 21:38
I love the composition and your processing Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Frida!

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