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The Dash Between the Bling-Bling

 

Will you love me in December as you do in May,

Will you love me in the good old fashioned way?

When my hair has all turned gray,

Will you kiss me then and say,

That you love me in December as you do in May?

--James Walker

 

From Zeeland Province, Netherlands.

 

Today is my turn again at Vision and Verb

where I talk about the week between Christmas and New Years.

 


The Dash Between the Bling-Bling

 

Will you love me in December as you do in May,

Will you love me in the good old fashioned way?

When my hair has all turned gray,

Will you kiss me then and say,

That you love me in December as you do in May?

--James Walker

 

From Zeeland Province, Netherlands.

 

Today is my turn again at Vision and Verb

where I talk about the week between Christmas and New Years.

 


comments (43)

I can get back to V&V as well now, having my internet connection finally sorted out!!!

Lovely image again, you are really very good in using textures now, perfect 'clearing up' done on the mill and fence.

Will read the V&V tomorrow!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for your texture affirmation, Marion. As you'll see in my V&V post, I went way "over the top" for a reason. smile Take care, stay warm, and thank God the the internet!
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 27 Dec 2010, 01:15
gorgeous textures on the windmill. hope you had a wonderful christmas!
Ginnie Hart: Our Christmas was wonderful in every way, Liang. Thank you. And thanks for your faithful support here.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Dec 2010, 04:54
Yes, I will.... smile
Wonderful picture, perfect texture.
I remember seeing more rain on that day, than there would be normally in a month.
The week between Christmas is for me a 'normal' working week, working early shifts.... and maybe Friday half an hour early home.
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes it can be so dreary and blah during this week at the end of the year, between Christmas and New Years. Maybe this year it'll be different. I just wish you didn't have to work. (sigh)
  • Paule
  • US
  • 27 Dec 2010, 05:07
Beautiful photo.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Paule.
  • Peter
  • USA
  • 27 Dec 2010, 05:29
Great shot Ginnie! It gives such an old time feel. I like it. I hope you had a great Christmas!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Peter. It's one of those gray winter days when everything seems so blah. But our Christmas day was bright and sunny, spent at Kinderdijk, surrounded by 19 windmills. I was in heaven. smile
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 27 Dec 2010, 05:44
Wonderful treatment Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear, Kala...meant to represent those gray, blah winter days.
Are you sure you are not a reincarnation of Merlin?
Ginnie Hart: You are too kind, Pekka, and I love it. smile Thank you (blush).
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 27 Dec 2010, 06:41
James Walker knew his way with words, like you do with the camera
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Chantal. Hartstikke bedankt.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 27 Dec 2010, 07:09
Perfect! A fence and a mill in a beautiful composition with a great treatment. I love this.
Have a nice day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Fokkio. Because our temps are now above freezing, I have a feeling it's gonna be this kind of day today! But we did have snow for our 2 Christmas days! YAY.
  • grapf
  • Germany
  • 27 Dec 2010, 07:50
this special idyl of the good old things, that should never change, but nevertheless do - and only remember to our better memory.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Grapf, you're so right. Nothing quite like the good ol' days! Thank you.
Another beautiful windmill, I'm definitely a fan of your processes and treatments for your photos. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Valérie. smile Merci.
I'll catch up with V&V later. Nice picture though
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
looks like it's raining, i can feeeel it in ma bones lol... will you still love me? smile great shot!!!
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely raining that day, Elaine. Your bones do not lie. And yes, I'll still love you. smile Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Dec 2010, 08:48
You've got a lot of atmosphere in this Ginnie: I must ask you one day what software you use to get this effect. And I'm sure I can think of at least one person who will love you for ever!
Ginnie Hart: It was raining that day, Chris, so I tried to add to the dreariness. smile I just use PhotoShop and textures as overlays from freebie sites. Adding textures is half my fun these days. smile And yes, that one person does insist she'll love me forever. So far so good. grin Thanks.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 27 Dec 2010, 09:38
What a charming verse Ginnie. Fine photograph today I must say.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. smile
What a texture! It's what I would call antiquing with a photograph.
Ginnie Hart: A bit over-the-top dreariness that day, Mary. But some days are like that. smile Thanks.
Clever stuff Ginnie, it looks like a very old photo.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Alan
  • Moto services, Nottingham
  • 27 Dec 2010, 10:40
A fine images, Ginnie and well edited, too. Very atmospheric.
Ginnie Hart: Definitely something going on there, Alan...called rain and dreariness. smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Dec 2010, 11:03
After seeing Astrid's picture, I was expecting to see a snow laden molen on the Kinderdijk - at least.
The texture is not over the top, it adds atmosphere.
I have read the V&V as well. Interesting - one always plan the napping route but end up doing bling-bling dingaling.
Ginnie Hart: You've given me quite the smile, Louis. You see, going to Kinderdijk was Astrid's Merry Christmas surprise to me and I had already had this image up, especially since it tracks my V&V. I am, however, working on said Kinderdijk photos as we speak...for the New Year. smile Bedankt, telkens weer, for your support!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Dec 2010, 11:08
Nobody could glorify the old mills in a more beautiful way than you! This has to be done with love- and yourself have been filled with this! Later I'll read/ look at V&V! I didn't know your title, a lovely expression! In German we use also a nice phrase saying "zwischen den Jahren"/between the years to describe the time of this last week/Altjahrswoche/old-year-week.
Ginnie Hart: You are way too kind, Philine, and I love it. Thank you. Bling-bling is a term we use for anything that dazzles...jewelry or, in my meaning, festive occasions, like Christmas and New Years. This week in-between is the dash...a time to settle down and maybe take a nap. grin Hartstikke bedankt.
I really do like the way you chose textures to compliment the images.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, JP. Thank you.
Yes this sums up your V.& V.I think Ginnie, it is dull as dishwater over here today but at least the drizzle is clearing that wretched snow.
Ginnie Hart: Dull as dishwater. Exactly, Brian. A perfect description of this image. smile Thanks a million.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Dec 2010, 13:07
Lovely shot of the windmill, and the textures enhance it nicely.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mike.
Perfect shot for your V&V submission, Ginnie. You've echoed my sentiments on the week between Christmas & New Years to a tee.

Our kids want hubby & I to join them at a New Year's party but we will probably do as we have for the past couple of years and just stay at home with some good food & bubbly and call it an early night. We will welcome the New Year in the morning.
Ginnie Hart: So glad you "got it," Beverly! I always appreciate that you read my V&V posts. Thank you. There is such a ruckus around our place at midnight with all the fireworks, we might as well stay up and greet the new year with our neighbors, which we plan to do. Then to bed!
I think I'd prefer it without the texture - spoils a nice pic in my view smile
Ginnie Hart: At least you're consistent, Tom. grin Thanks for your candor. I know textures aren't for everyone and this one even I have said is over the top (in my V&V post).
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 27 Dec 2010, 14:59
Fantastic capture Ginnie! Love the textured you used. Great looking windmill btw!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Sil. It seemed appropriate for the rainy day it was. smile
You managed it again: an image like it could have been made a century-and-a-half ago.
Great!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Wim. It was a bit over the top, even for me. smile
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 27 Dec 2010, 21:45
super texture! i love this
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Oscar, Gracias.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 27 Dec 2010, 23:53
Keep on showing your photos this way, I love it. Now I'll head on to V&V. Hi to Astrid.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your kind support, Maria. smile Astrid says HI.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 28 Dec 2010, 01:19
beautiful textured vignetting.. smile well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rian.
  • Sunder
  • India
  • 28 Dec 2010, 01:29
Love the compoition and processing esp..the textures......
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Sunder. Thank you.
That is so cool. My favourite.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Michael. Thank you.
lovely traditional image with great pp as usual
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Krunal
  • India
  • 28 Dec 2010, 15:39
Excellent processing
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Krunal, for stopping by and commenting.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 28 Dec 2010, 16:36
Excellent work, like a postcard from another era.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
The green popping out of the brown, i love that sublety, like layers of brush full of oil painting.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind and supportive, Karine. Merci.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 28 Dec 2010, 17:51
Good evening Ginnie. Superb capture with a excellent framing. Have a great evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Antoine.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 28 Dec 2010, 20:04
and if I'd been out till quarter to three,
Would you lock the door,
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four.

Nice to know there's a few lyrics for the old 'uns!

Amazing looking windmill.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, George. We need all of these we can get, don't we. grin Thanks.
stunning image as always, awesome treatment. looks like a faded photograph from someones wallet
Ginnie Hart: I like how you put that, Ayush. Thank you kindly.
  • Frida
  • Germany
  • 29 Dec 2010, 12:08
It is not everyones fortune to find that love. I'm grateful I have... Gorgeous image!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Frida, and I'm grateful, too. Sometimes it takes a few tries but in the end, it's worth it!
nice atmosphere!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Laurens.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Jan 2011, 09:05
Beautiful image, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Gloeb
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2011, 21:13
loving the post processing!!! great shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Glo.

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