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Still Hunkered Down

 

...waiting for the first signs of Spring...and Boat Friday.

 

Near where we live in Holland.

 


Still Hunkered Down

 

...waiting for the first signs of Spring...and Boat Friday.

 

Near where we live in Holland.

 


comments (51)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 28 Jan 2011, 00:31
Great use of light Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
It is a painting.... beautiful colors.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fabio, for stopping by and commenting. Welcome to SC!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Jan 2011, 04:42
smile before they know, they will set sail.
Wonderful picture, love the tones, sun and shadows too.
Ginnie Hart: With this new cold spell, I wonder how much longer it will be. That's okay. I still have a lot of winter left in me. smile Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA.
  • Peter
  • USA
  • 28 Jan 2011, 04:58
Great contrast and beautiful photo Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Peter.
  • Paule
  • US
  • 28 Jan 2011, 05:35
Always good to think about spring. Snow waist high in New York again.

Paule
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www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Paule. I just heard about your new snow and saw pictures on CNN Int'l yesterday of Central Park. You'll remember this winter for a long time!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Jan 2011, 07:10
Your picture says WINTER to me Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chris...with an ever-so-thin sheet of ice.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 28 Jan 2011, 07:36
Spring always seems a long time coming Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Chad. But today the sun is shining brightly, making the mid-20 temps feel not nearly so cold. smile
i'm going to post a picture of the Titanic one of these Fridaysgrin
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! I can see it now! grin
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 28 Jan 2011, 08:30
but last week you wanted to skate, make up the mind Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh, I still want to skate, Chantal. That doesn't change one bit. It's the boats that are hunkered down, not me. smile
It looks cold and shut down, makes me shiver.
Ginnie Hart: We're in the mid-20s today, Sheila, but the sun is shining brilliantly. It feels so much warmer when the sun shines. smile
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 28 Jan 2011, 10:03
Beautiful processing here. You're lucky if you live near the lakes.
It looks like spring today, but it feels like winter. The best of both worlds today smile
Have a great weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Fokkio. It has dropped back into the mid-20s again after several days closer to 40. But the sun was shining gloriously all day. It was beautiful.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jan 2011, 10:28
The brown colours and low light are very reminiscent of Dutch painting.
Ginnie Hart: I guess it's becoming part of me, Ingrid! Thanks.
The photograph is well returned and contrasts, photo very pleasant and quite good, cheer! Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland. Merci.
It looks cold and well shut down, the lighting realy makes this image
Ginnie Hart: It was the mood of the day then, Martin. Today the sun was shining brilliantly bu still in the mid-20s F.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 28 Jan 2011, 12:34
Lovely color combo on the boat facing this way. It almost looks like a miniature. So shiny. Great light in this.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sherri. Today the sun was shining brightly but still very cold, in the mid-20s F.
Certainly has a chilly feel to it Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Today has been in the mid-20s F, Brian, but the sun was shining! My kind of day. smile
Love the colours and light Ginnie. We are having another cold snap but spring is just around the corner.
Ginnie Hart: We're having another cold snap, too...back down to the mid-20s F, down from the mid-40s. But the sun was shining almost all day today. smile Thanks, Janet.
They look really snuggled up in the warm glow, but soon to be out in the spring air to blow the cobwebs out of their sails, beautiful tones Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: That will be the day, Linda. For now, I'm content with winter. Still enough left of it in my bones. smile Thanks.
  • tede
  • France
  • 28 Jan 2011, 15:50
Is rest, the boats are hibernating! Very beautiful light and always a pleasant processing. Ginnie good day.
Ginnie Hart: Everything needs it time of rest and hibernation, Tede...indeed. Merci.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 28 Jan 2011, 17:09
Superb photo. Textures are very beautiful. Great work Ginnie. Have a lovely week-end Ginnie. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Antoine. Merci.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 28 Jan 2011, 17:29
Spring may be months away but this scene has a warm feel about it. Hope for an early spring.
Ginnie Hart: Our temps just dropped back into the mid-20s F, Rob, but the sun was shining brightly all day. It made spring seem not so far away. smile
A nice warm picture with ice everywhere..Great photo Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It was quite frigid that day...and today also, Ron, in the mid-20s F, but with lots of sunshine this time around. Thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 28 Jan 2011, 18:01
ooooh cool, looks like a very aged photo, i love it!!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Elaine. Thank you.
A great composition, and (esp.) mood. Well done Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Wim. Een fijn weekend gewenst.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 28 Jan 2011, 20:58
Lovely mood image that enhances the title. Gotta say Ginnie I feel much the same as the boats - hunkered downm!
Ginnie Hart: It's been one of those winters, George, but I'm glad to say there's still a lot of winter left in me. I love the cold weather, especially when the sun shines brightly, like yesterday (Friday). Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 28 Jan 2011, 21:42
an ambience of mystere
Ginnie Hart: You're feeling what I'm feeling, Oscar. Gracias.
How did you make this golden hour shot so golden, Ginnie?

Are you Midas? wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! You give me way too much credit, LC. It was actually just a texture that did it. Even I was surprised. smile Thanks.
I probably shouldn't say this, but in Charleston today it was sunny and 62. But we still have plenty of winter left. It snowed last year in Feb. I like the mood of this image Ginnie, and the earthy tones too.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean about your neck of the woods, Doug. I lived in Atlanta for 25 years! After growing up in Michigan as a kid, it's kinda nice to get back to some real winter again...even if we don't get that much snow here in midddle Holland. Thanks.
The golden light gives this image a great seduction! I'm still admiring your pictures made of Ginnie!
Soon the snow on my blog, the next picture is for you!
Ginnie Hart: You're so generous, Mathilde. Thank you. Merci. I LOVE your snow pictures!!!
Wow...the light, tones and mood are so lovely Ginnie! Fabulous!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear and kind Pavan.
A ray of hope and light of warmer days.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, John. Indeed!
I love the night light in this shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JP. smile
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 29 Jan 2011, 14:28
I'm longing for Spring too! I'm a Spring girl smile Really beautiful capture, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Sil, I still have a few more weeks of winter left in me but spring will also be welcome, when it comes. smile Grazie.
  • virginia
  • United States
  • 29 Jan 2011, 14:38
The light is amazing. Could be a painting by one of the masters! Hope you're well.
V
Ginnie Hart: I look at your images every Monday from Google Reader, Virginia, so I do stay in touch with what you're up to. Thank you so much for commenting here again! Merci. smile
And for a few weeks more, I'd guess!
Ginnie Hart: I won't mind that at all, Tom. It is, after all, still winter. smile Thanks.
Lovely colors and mood, Ginnie; it has that late afternoon feeling that it's time for tea by the fire and contemplate what a fine outing we've had.
Ginnie Hart: I'll go for that, Patrushka. On such cold days as we've had lately, that really sounds good! smile Thanks.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 30 Jan 2011, 02:35
What a nice scenery...such beautiful colors!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sidney. I love these cold, winter days...knowing it's just a matter of time before everything will wake up. smile
I love those golden tones. That is super.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Michael.
I like the lighting here a lot -- looks like it was made just for this shot. That one boat is all wrapped up like a present!
Ginnie Hart: I like how you said that, Mark...all wrapped up like a present. Someone will have lots of fun opening it in a few more weeks, I'm sure! Thanks.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 30 Jan 2011, 05:05
Magic time again Ginnie you know how i love waterfronts...i like your composition...they look all tucked in for the winter...petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. It all looked very cozy to me. smile
  • Krunal
  • India
  • 30 Jan 2011, 07:24
a fabulous night scene, love the tones
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Krunal, it was in the morning but I'm not really sure there would be a difference! The way I processed it did make it feel like they all were getting ready to sleep. smile Thank you.
Great shot Ginnie.. do they live there?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Gale. No, these aren't houseboats. Just for recreation. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 30 Jan 2011, 18:14
they all look like they're feeling cold.. grin nice shot..
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Rian. It was a very cold day then...and still is. smile Thanks.
The poor babies! I want to come and pat them on their little rudders and rails and tell them spring is coming!

Speaking of rudders - that appears to be two rudders mounted outside on the boat in the foreground. Is there a special name for such boats?

Beautiful image - evocative of Dutch painting, perhaps, but it reminds me more of JMW Turner, and his mastery of color and light.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Linda. With your up-close-and-personal knowledge of sailboats, your question doesn't surprise me! Astrid says they are leeboards for flot-bottomed boats with no keels. This link will tell you more:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeboard

Thankx you, again, for your very kind and generous comment.
Fine lighting and great subject, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Graeme.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Jan 2011, 23:05
It will return.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ray, you're right! smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Jan 2011, 23:49
Spring will soon be here smile
Ginnie Hart: With all the molehills around, I'm sure you're right, Cherie. smile
Une superbe ambiance accompagnée de belles nuances...
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Olivier. Merci.
the perfect amber glow going on here!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Heather. You're a sweetheart.
  • Didier
  • Belgium
  • 2 Feb 2011, 14:37
Marvelous light! I like this travel boat as people is living there.
Ginnie Hart: They may live there during the warmer months, Didier, but not during the winter. Still, it does feel cozy, doesn't it! smile Merci.
  • didier
  • france
  • 8 Feb 2011, 12:47
j'aime beaucoup le grain de cette image !!smile
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Didier!

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