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A Light Unto My Path

 

As seen on 21 January,

the day I picked up my new 5-year residence permit for Holland.

 

Scheveningen lighthouse

near Den Haag, Netherlands.

 

 


A Light Unto My Path

 

As seen on 21 January,

the day I picked up my new 5-year residence permit for Holland.

 

Scheveningen lighthouse

near Den Haag, Netherlands.

 

 


comments (54)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 Feb 2011, 00:23
Stunning photo well done with the permit
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage, on both counts!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2011, 01:10
a memorable day for you then.. smile nicely captured.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Very memorable, Rian. Very. And what a relief. smile Thanks.
really beautiful, Ginnie! love the texture smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Feb 2011, 02:18
A most impressive beacon, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Ray. Right on the beach! Thanks.
Beautiful photograph Ginnie! I love the brilliant red against the blue-gray sky. Wonderful way to commemorate a memorable day.
Ginnie Hart: The sky was doing a great number on us at that moment. It was spectacular, Doug. Thanks.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 2 Feb 2011, 05:36
Seems odd to see the lighthouse from behind that structure.
Ginnie Hart: If you stand in front of it, Sherri, on the beach, it stands alone with a small house in front of it. Over time all these other buildings have been built up around it...a playground beach for the rich and famous!
  • Paule
  • US
  • 2 Feb 2011, 05:51
Cool colors.

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Ginnie Hart: The sky was wonderful at that moment, Paule, making the lighthouse really stand out. Thanks.
Congratulations for your permit! Lighthouses are holy.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pekka. I agree about lighthouses. I love finding them wherever possible.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Feb 2011, 07:03
A smart looking structure Ginnie. I am sure you will be considered permanently permanent in Holland now!
Ginnie Hart: I think I have to wait 5 more years before that, Chris. In the meantime, 5 years helps us breathe more freely. smile Thanks.
splendid viewpoint Ginnie lovely presentation
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Fabrizio. Grazie.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Feb 2011, 07:21
That, my dear LL is a wonderful picture.
I love what you did with it.
Congratulations with the 'another 5 years' it will be more, I just know wink
Ginnie Hart: You're always my biggest and best fan. Hartstikke bedankt, MLMAMV. I have a feeling I will stay here forever if we both wish it. smile
Bravo for the permit Ginnie! This means that you love this country! I like the tones of this image a bit unreal! Sky accented by a beautiful treatment!
Ginnie Hart: This was early afternoon, Mathilde, on a very gray winter day (the same as my last post), but suddenly the sky did its thing and it transformed everything! Merci.
A treasured possession that 5 year permit.smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Bill. It takes a lot of pressure off Astrid in particular, as you'd imagine. Maybe in 5 years she'll be able to retire? We'd both like that!
Splendid, beautiful, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Roland.
ONLY 5 years? but you are married, shouldn't it be forever? weird country lol lovely picture tho, something fairy taleish about it smile
Ginnie Hart: The first permit was for only one year, Elaine. The second permit is for 5 years. After that I think it may be 'forever.' It's the same system for everyone! But I do think it helped that we were married the first time around, for sure!
Good news on the new permit Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. We're happy campers! smile
Ho, I am crossed(spent) in this corner(place) there, and I also made photos of this lighthouse, kiss Ginnie, your photo is very beautiful...
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Pierrot. Merci.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 2 Feb 2011, 09:34
Years...wow...congratulations Ginnie (and Astrid) and very well done. What peace of mind this must give you.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Chad. Astrid can relax about her job now. Maybe in 5 years she can even retire? We'd like that. Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 2 Feb 2011, 09:38
5 year residence, what does that mean?
Ginnie Hart: It means I have permission by the country to stay here for 5 more years, Chantal, without being asked to leave. My one-year permit (the first they give) was set to expire on 11 February. So now we can relax a bit! smile
Absolutely love this shot. Be a good girl for the next five years and you'll have no worries.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mary. I promise to be on my best behavior forever...in case I get to be here that long. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Feb 2011, 09:53
Wonderful shade of red against the slate blue sky. I'm sure you'll get your permit extended when the time comes.
Ginnie Hart: I never feared for one second that I wouldn't get it, Ingrid, but Astrid knows it depends on her job, so it's now a big relief for her. I think they know we're married and I bring in my own money, so that's all they care about right now. I won't be a drain on their system. Thanks.
  • didier
  • france
  • 2 Feb 2011, 11:04
superbe !!
and congratulation !! a beautiful sky !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
Love this shot with the texture Ginnie..and the news sounds good for you both.
Ginnie Hart: We're over-the-top excited, Ron. Thanks!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Feb 2011, 12:03
an interesting lighthouse architecture, in competion with the uniform modern buildings I'm sure it will win for ever! I feel the sky deserved to be brightened by some sunshine after you have received your 5-year residence permit- good news for yourself and Astrid! (I thought as married person you would be considered permanently residing in Nederland now.)
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Philine. I'm guessing there are many foreigners who come here and get married "out of convenience" just so they can stay here. That's probably why the government has to keep checking. Besides, it's a source of revenue for them each time they require a new permit! sad
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 2 Feb 2011, 13:06
I love this image, Ginnie! Great work and use of textures. Like how you cropped this too.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Sil. Grazie.
A beautiful photograph Ginnie with amazing colours.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Laurette.
The blue and red look great together, lovely image and congratulations on your permit, great news smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Linda. We are thrilled, of course. smile
Very dramatic, works very well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 2 Feb 2011, 14:36
Super picture - framed and processed to give a strong impact.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, George.
  • Didier
  • Belgium
  • 2 Feb 2011, 14:39
Wonderful ! The sky texture is splendit and reinforce the red of the firelight. Great work, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Didier. Merci.
Good news then Ginnie, and a great picture to lighten your way forward.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Brian...and thank you!
Wonderful dramatic shot Ginnie. A light for the next five years at least and congratulations
Ginnie Hart: I appreciate it, Janet. We're thrilled, to say the least. smile
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2011, 15:07
A bright image, a theme that suits the lighthouse. I can only imagine the view from inside up top. Good news about your permit. How does that work?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rob. I wonder if they allow people to go up to the top? I never even thought of that.

The first go-around was for one year; the second go-around is for 5 years. I think they want to make sure you're not a drain or threat to the system. After these next 5 years, I believe it'll be then for life (or another 5 years and then for life). Needless to say, its a relief.
  • tede
  • France
  • 2 Feb 2011, 15:54
It is this lighthouse and superb tone image format is splendid. Excellent processing. Ginnie good evening.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tede. Merci.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2011, 16:20
Lovely pic! Congrats on getting your permit!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart to stop by and comment, Kanyi. Thank you. I was just thinking about you the other day, wondering where you are and what you're up to???
Great red against the blue
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard!
I think lighthouses come second to windmills in the fascination stakes. Lovely.
Ginnie Hart: You may be right, Sheila. I do know that I collect them both. grin
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2011, 17:43
Lovely illustration Gin,
Looks like it belongs on a precious stamp or postcard smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, DrAW. Thank you. Good to see you again. smile
Superb photo with a beautiful texture. I like it. Have a great evening Ginnie. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Antoine. Merci.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 2 Feb 2011, 20:55
Congratulations for your permit Ginnie take them five years at a time.....grin Lighthouses are Penny's passion and she will love this one.....it is a magnificent photo.....and i like it too...petersmile
Ginnie Hart: We will definitely take these 5 years one day at a time, Peter. We're thrilled, as you can imagine. Thanks. I love lighthouses, too, but don't see them here nearly as often as windmills and water towers. smile
Lovely shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Tom.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 2 Feb 2011, 22:16
wink nice sky!
Ginnie Hart: This is what I love about Holland, Oscar...how the skies are constantly changing! Gracias.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Feb 2011, 22:49
I think that was sending you a message. It is a perfect beacon of light smile
Ginnie Hart: It sure made my day, Cherie. Thank you.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 2 Feb 2011, 23:19
Lovely Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Etomi.
Oh congratulations!
Welcome to the land of Gouda. smile
Personally, I prefer Poffertjes.

I decided to use poffertjes to propose instead of a wedding ring! Ha ha...
Ginnie Hart: You're so funny, LC. Makes sense to me. grin Thanks.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 3 Feb 2011, 05:11
Wonderful composition and texture. And yay! for the new permit my blogging friend.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, dear Kala!
That is way too freakin' good, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You sure know how to start off my day, Michael. grin
Ginnie est un peintre!
Tu travailles tes photos comme des tableaux de peintures. Tu es très attentive aux textures, au cadrage et aux jeux des couleurs. Comme des petits tableaux que l'on pourrait imaginer dans une galerie. Huuummmmm ça cache quelque chose... Je serai curieux de connaître ton activité professionnelle... ;-)
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Olivier. Merci. Would you like to be my marketer? grin
Wonderful composition and colors Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Pavan.
Wow, what vibrant colours! Congrats on the new permit!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, JP. smile
What a wonderful image to have as a reminder of such a happy day for you, Ginnie. Congratulations!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, sweet lady!
Me gusta la foto y la edición te ha quedado genial.

Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Bernardo.
  • mikka
  • Japan
  • 7 Feb 2011, 21:49
That's beautiful! I love the texture, and the color of the lighthouse, it looks like a painting.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mikka, for stopping by and commenting here.
Génial!! I love the framing, colors and your treatment. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Valérie. Merci.

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