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The Sands of Time


Is it possible January is almost off the 2011 calendar?


Scheveningen beach near Den Haag, Netherlands.


The Sands of Time


Is it possible January is almost off the 2011 calendar?


Scheveningen beach near Den Haag, Netherlands.


comments (54)

  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Jan 2011, 01:08
Time flies by far too quickly...
Ginnie Hart: And the older I get, the faster it seems to fly, Cherie! Thanks.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 31 Jan 2011, 01:16
Imagine that Ginnie, soon it will be december!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Etomi. I know! smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Jan 2011, 02:12
Time gallops...
Ginnie Hart: It does indeed, Ray.
The truth of life
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Ankur! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Welcome to SC.
  • Paule
  • US
  • 31 Jan 2011, 04:53
This is one of those story book shots.

Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Paule. Thank you.
Time fades away! They meet again in the summer behind the hill! It's time to be both! Ginnie great day.
Ginnie Hart: Except for their coats, this could also be summertime, Mathilde. I like the thought that they will meet here again then. smile Merci.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Jan 2011, 06:19
smile ....two....
I saw you taking this picture, love it.
Great tittle and yes 'time' is as sand running through our fingers.
That's why we try to keep up with time and try to hold onto it....we both know that is almost impossible.
Love the 'almost' B&W.
Ginnie Hart: It was such a wonderful day there at the beach, MLMA. Thanks for taking the day off to go with me to pick up my new residence permit. Another 5 years...that, too, will fly, I'm sure!
Beautiful romantic picture, j'aime beaucoup. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Valérie. smile Merci.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 31 Jan 2011, 06:32
I know Ginnie - I can't believe that the 1st of February is this Tuesday!
Ginnie Hart: 1/12th of the year is already gone! smile Why does it always surprise us, I wonder???
I sometimes think we shouldn't let time control our lives ... fat chance
Ginnie Hart: I know, Richard, but it does. We hang the entire year on time pegs...months, days, holidays, anniversaries, birthdays, etc. Sigh.
It's strange how the days have more and more content while the weeks fly past.

Now I don't know what the building behind the dune is but the wind power plant is a promise of a future to the couple.
Ginnie Hart: I don't know what that smokestack is either, Pekka, but the low masts are from the fishing harbor nearby. Lots of fishing industry in that area of Scheveningen, just off the beach. Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Jan 2011, 08:36
Those people look like they've had to endure a hard month Ginnie. Personally I'll be glad when it's over
Ginnie Hart: They had just had a walk on the beach, Chris, and were headed for the fishing harbor. It was very cold that day but nice for a walk on the beach.
Not nearly enough sun this month, December was much better even though colder. Time and tide waits for none of us smile
Ginnie Hart: You're so right, John. Winter is winter, no matter what we wish for. Time will march towards spring when its good and ready. HA! Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 31 Jan 2011, 09:20
What a wonderful moody image. I can feel the smallness of these two..and how they are holding themselves and each other together.
Ginnie Hart: I like how you said that, Marcie. Thank you.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 31 Jan 2011, 09:26
I do like the subtle tones here Ginnie, clearly the best photograph on SC today.
Ginnie Hart: You are way too kind, Chad, but I do thank you.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 31 Jan 2011, 09:28
Mooi van achter gefotografeerd, dit is respectvol Ginnie...

PS Ik oefen je Nederlands maar eens...
Ginnie Hart: HA! Hartstikke bedankt, Chantal. Lucky for me, I understand more Dutch than I can write or speak. But I do like the practice of reading it, so thank you! smile
It does look as you say..COLD..but they look to be enjoying there walk Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It was a wonderful day for a walk, Ron, even with the temps just above freezing. The walking kept all of us warm. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Jan 2011, 09:50
Perhaps they were thinking of some time in the distant past when they used to walk on the same beach when there were no wind turbines there! Nice image.
Ginnie Hart: You could be right, Ingrid, of course. It makes sense that it's the look of the future, especially on the beaches where there is so much wind from the sea. Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 31 Jan 2011, 10:12
Great image of a loving couple
Ginnie Hart: It was a '[Canon] moment' for me, Vintage. smile Thanks.
Une image charmante et agréable du couple. Photo presque intime.
Ginnie Hart: It felt the same for me, too, Olivier. Merci.
Great "beach in winter" shot. It captures the mood perfectly
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Janet. It was a special moment in time.
Very good shot! Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Roland. Merci.
A beautiful candid shot which captures the mood perfectly. Well done !!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Laurette, for stopping by and commenting. Welcome to SC!
neat one for sure. Because of your title it does seem they've been together a while. ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Heather. I always love making up stories of the people we see. smile
  • Beat
  • Switzerland
  • 31 Jan 2011, 12:13
impressive work. very powerfull expression on this great shot.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Beat. Thank you.
I have no idea what has happened to this month. Nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: i know exactky what you mean, JP. Thanks.
Fraid so Ginnie. It goes in a blur.

I like this picture with the two brave souls striding across the beach
Ginnie Hart: I know, Bill. It gets blurrier with each passing year, it seems! Thanks.
I went to Scheveningen in 1966 but fortunately these turbines hadn't even been thought of then. But that is how quickly time flies Ginnie, that was about 2/3rds.of my life so far ago. What a frightening thought!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I know what you mean, Brian. The oldeer I get, the faster time flies!
When you get to the end of January, Ginnie, you get a little closer to Spring.

Nice to see them braving the cold for a stroll on the beach. Lovely shot!
Ginnie Hart: You couldn't have said it any better, Beverly! Thanks.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 31 Jan 2011, 18:00
Superb capture and very nice composition. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Antoine. Merci.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 31 Jan 2011, 18:31
times flies when you are romping around holland in your wooden shoes lol niiiice shot
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! I like that, Elaine. grin Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 31 Jan 2011, 20:34
i like very much, is fantastic backportrait. Bravo
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Oscar. Gracias.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 31 Jan 2011, 21:48
A lovely moody scenery... and yes the month of January disappeared way too fast :-(
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sidney. Here today, gone tomorrow!
Future is moving fast.
Don't let time steal it away!
But what's the point of stealing when nothing is worth taking.
It's cheap because it's the future...
Ha! History is more precious.
Ginnie Hart: You're brought a smile to my face with this comment, LC. Thanks. smile
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 31 Jan 2011, 23:04
Beautiful image, Ginnie. Love the toning. Yes, January already belongs to the past... Time flies!
Ginnie Hart: Here today, gone tomorrow. Grazie, Sil.
I absolutely love this photo! Everything about it is beautiful. It is unbelievable how fast January 2011 has come and gone... Time goes too quick!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million for stopping by and commenting here, TTL. smile And now it's February...our shortest month of the year. It, too, will fly!
  • Krista
  • Canada
  • 31 Jan 2011, 23:41
Wonderful! Looks apocalyptic!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Krista. I can see what you mean.....
Nice tones, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Graeme.
Yes Ginnie, time is relentless. This is an interesting image. I'm taking note of the wind turbine. Are there many of those there? And thanks for getting my Bugs Bunny allusion in my last blog. i made a link to the short cartoonsmile
Ginnie Hart: There were several wind turbines off in the distance (out of this image) but this one here was the only one close-by that I noticed, Doug. In fact, I didn't really notice it till it was up on the screen, to be honest! smile Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 1 Feb 2011, 03:25
nice capture.. yep, time flies so fast.. grin
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. Here today, gone tomorrow!
That is excellent. I like the way you allow the people to dominate the landscape.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Michael.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 1 Feb 2011, 05:24
Makes me happy January is all but done. This means we only have 8 more months of winter! wink

Interesting scene, I'm all for alternative energy sources; but could they build them more aesthetically pleasing?
Ginnie Hart: Hopefully you mean only 8 more WEEKS of winter, Rob...and maybe even not that many, if all the molehills around are any indication!

To be honest, I quite like the streamlined look of these wind turbines. They feel so futuristic...sci-fi...to me. grin But still, I know what you mean. They do take away the sense of timelessness from an image!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Feb 2011, 07:55
oh, a feel of tristesse pure while looking at your January picture empasized by your processing! - but the persons are met zijn tweeën and you got your new residence permit (in Den Haag as I assume)! - just a reason to have a dagje-uit and to be happy together in Scheveningen! (you know surely that S. is a favourite place for gay people?)
Ginnie Hart: It was such a special day, Philine, especially because Astrid took the day off to be with me. But NO, I did not know Scheveningen is a favorite place for gay people. I'll have to see if Astrid knows this bit of trivia! smile You can see more of our day out here:
Very nice your picture Ginnie, I like excuse my absences, too much occupied. Kiis for you, good day...
Ginnie Hart: Welcome back, Pierrot. This is a good photo for your return, then! smile Merci.
excellent mood and the low perspective adds to the beauty!
Ginnie Hart: I love how the sand dunes on a beach allow for this perspective, Joshi. Thanks for noticing.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Feb 2011, 13:03
sorry, yes, you are right (a homophil good friend enlightened me about such such "bits of trivia" and other details)- "the sands of time"- I have to think of the old symbol of transitoriness, vanity...: the sand- glass, zandloper, Sanduhr! But observing such a sand-glass, you may amaze how long even one minute lasts, longer than we normally would experience! We could time make longer lasting if we would fill it with impressive, intense moments!
Ginnie Hart: One of the few things I kept from my old life and brought with me, Philine, is a very soulful hourglass. You've just reminded me of it. You are so right about how if you watch it, it seems to take forever. Kinda like waiting for water to boil! smile Maybe one day I'll take a picture of it. Bedankt.
  • jess
  • USA
  • 1 Feb 2011, 13:08
Quite intriguing this image is; the treatment conveys an element of a dreary air, maybe one last walk together, or maybe it's just me... ;D
Ginnie Hart: It feels very much like a 'closing' to me...a farewell, a saying Good-Bye. Yes, I know what you mean. Thanks, Jess.
  • didier
  • Germany
  • 1 Feb 2011, 13:56
Et je t'emmenerai dans les champs d'éoliennes cueillir des fleurs de vent que je glisserais dans tes cheveux...

superbe souvenir de nos photos futures... smile
Ginnie Hart: I guess even Time has to get ready for the future, Didier. smile Merci.
January has flown, but Christmas and New Year seems a lot longer away than it is!Your image speaks the words smile
Ginnie Hart: Christmas and New Years. I bet you're not talking about the ones yet to come in 2011. smile Thanks, Linda.
A perfectly titled image...great viewpoint and tones, beautifully composed! Time really Flies Ginniesad
Ginnie Hart: Time waits for no one, Pavan. Sad but true! Thanks. smile
No, it doesn't seem possible. Where has the time gone - seems like Christmas was yesterday. smile
Ginnie Hart: I know, Sheila. I know! Thanks.
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 1 Feb 2011, 17:38
superbe composition !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rem. Merci.
  • Didier
  • Belgium
  • 3 Feb 2011, 14:41
Lovely shot with marvelous sepia treatment!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Didier!
I like the tones and moodiness of this capture. They seem to enjoying their walk smile

Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tomekha, for backtracking to this image and commenting. Welcome to SC.

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