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The Dark Side of the Shadow

 

What can I say:  I love bikes, in or out of shadow.

 

Gouda, Netherlands.

 


The Dark Side of the Shadow

 

What can I say:  I love bikes, in or out of shadow.

 

Gouda, Netherlands.

 


comments (45)

Or in AND out of shadow! Love the image Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: In AND out of shadows, yes, Elizabeth. Thank you. smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 20 Jul 2011, 06:10
Come out of the shadows and ride in the sun
Ginnie Hart: Just give me a sec, Vintage, and I'll be out! smile Thanks.
  • ahmad
  • United States
  • 20 Jul 2011, 06:25
Great composition and colors !Is this your grandpa bike ? [;-)] Nice capture.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ahmad. Now you have me wondering if my grandpa ever had a bike?? smile Sadly, I don't know that part about him.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Jul 2011, 06:31
This bike is lurking Ginnie. They become ever more popular in the UK
Ginnie Hart: Lurking is a good word, Chris. Lurking in the Shadows would have been a better title! Thanks for that idea. I always love seeing more and more bikes...and people getting their exercise, let alone saving gas!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Jul 2011, 07:04
a fine study of light and shadow -and some sepia toning - the Dutch brickstones are wonderful (we love the brickstone architecture also in Münster and -in general- in the northern parts of Germany).
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Philine. This bike was parked against the Sint Janskerk, as I recall, with all its nook and crannies. You know me and architecture...and bikes. smile
I've always hated bikes, and in particular riding one as I usually have to do that during rainy weather and end up looking like a drowned cat. They make great pictures though!!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Marion. When I had to ride my bike to school, I hated the rainy days and wondered about all the kids and older people who were used to doing it. And with cars rushing by! No need to say I'm glad I stopped school.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Jul 2011, 07:21
This is a wonderful picture, you made the bike into something to be proud of.
Ready to go where ever we need to go.
Love the brick-work, great tones.
Love your title smile
Ginnie Hart: I believe this is the Sink Janskerk, MLMA. All those nooks and crannies are perfect for parking a bike. Bedankt!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 20 Jul 2011, 07:24
i've seen quite a few lovely bicycle pictures lately, i recall right when i first started my photoblog i took the most frustrating to process picture of some bikes, and i never made that mistake again lolol this is nice smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thanks for your compliment, Elaine. I know what you mean about some bike pics. I leave them for Astrid. grin
what a great capture, I like how parts of the left are so dark...
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal. This is at the Sint Janskerk, I believe, which has so many nooks and crannies, perfect for this kind of shadow-play.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 20 Jul 2011, 09:31
If you love bikes then the Netherlands is a good place to be...or Cambridge in England. I like your title by the way.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Chad. No better place to be than where I am! smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Jul 2011, 09:31
Must be yours - looks like it suffer some bumps grin But Astrid say you are now proficient.
Ginnie Hart: Mine has been sitting in our bike garage for a long time, Louis, since I walk everywhere, now that I'm no longer in school. But I wonder if anyone ever forgets how to ride a bike, once they've learned how?! smile Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain
  • 20 Jul 2011, 09:58
A fine study of light and shade Ginnie. I love the richness of the colours.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ingrid.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jul 2011, 11:13
I like this one in the shadow and its own shadow.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mike. It did seem worthy of a snap.
What a good chance for a picture in the first place and a fine presentation at the end.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
Excellent picture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Bill.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 20 Jul 2011, 12:59
Or - perhaps - it's the bright side of light?? Me too - I love bikes. Love your processing here!
Ginnie Hart: I much prefer the bright side of the light, Marcie, since my glass is almost always half full instead of half empty. But suddenly I thought of Debbie Ford's book, The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, and changed the title a bit for this image. HA! The poetic license we sometimes take, right?
  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 20 Jul 2011, 13:39
Very well seen...you have a wonderful eye, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you very kindly, Ray.
  • Debb
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jul 2011, 14:54
Lovely photo - the colours, the simplicity and the composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Debb!
Nice image as ever Ginnie, good,to see a well sprung Saddle.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martin. It's always important to have good shock absorbers. smile
I suspect that Freud would have had a thing or two to say about this image, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Truly for sooth and verily henceforth to wit, Tom. Indeed. grin
ohhh love the lighting Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Gale.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jul 2011, 18:24
Bikes are becoming more popular in the UK, too, especially for commuting. I like the lighting here.
Ginnie Hart: And so I've been hearing, Alan. I like that idea. Thanks.
Nicely captured, and suggests a story, always a bonus smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, John. Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 20 Jul 2011, 21:45
the dark side of the force! smile The Sith monastic is better than Jedi
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Oscar. Gracias.
Ha, you don't see Gouda cheese in Gouda but bikes and brick walls. wink

Hey, did you eat all the Gouda cheese?

Ha! Now I know why... grin
Ginnie Hart: This was definitely AFTER we had had our fill, LC. grin Thanks for the smile.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jul 2011, 23:02
I love the way the shadow and light play in this photo. I am just wondering what is just out of sight in those shadows...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cherie. I believe this is the Sint Janskerk, so I'm very sure much is lurking behind those doors. grin
Me too, Ginnie. The brick textures and colours are fabulous
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Pamela.
I love cranes, you love bikes, it's all the same... mmm, Gouda!
Ginnie Hart: I love cranes, too, Larry, don't forget! grin Thanks.
Nice one, Ginnie. It's amazing how a simple subject can provide such a great photographic experience.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jimi. Bikes do seem to have that power. smile
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 21 Jul 2011, 05:29
Lovely image and contrasts of light and shadow. It also helps to have as bicycle in the photo. I too enjoy bikes.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rob. A bike always seems most photogenic!
I love those golden colours. Sweet shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Michael.
I have a great love affair with my bike! It is he who is always with me during my photo walks! But your image Ginnie! a play of light sublime! between honey and caramel! I leave my computer for a few holidays and I wish you a great summer full of emotions photo! A very bienôt Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Mathilde. Have a great holiday, full of everything you need, plus lots of R&R!
Beautiful image Ginnie, like a Caravaggio still life with deep shadows and bright sunlight. You envisioned this one wonderfully :^)
Ginnie Hart: You're vewry kind, Doug. Thank you!
  • Aussie
  • Rocky
  • 21 Jul 2011, 12:49
I really like this one.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie.
It looks like it's about to sneak around the corner...
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, JP. Thanks.
  • Scarlet
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Jul 2011, 16:09
Just had mine fixed (at great expense I might add). It's so good to have a bike again smile
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE how you Dutch are born and die on bikes, Scarlet! It still thrills me to see it.
  • tede
  • France
  • 21 Jul 2011, 17:40
Magnificent set of light and shadow and splendid tones. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Tede. Merci.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 21 Jul 2011, 19:36
Hi Ginnie, I love them too but I don't bike as much nowadays.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Frida. After I stopped school last November, I haven't ridden my bike since! It's too easy for me to walk everywhere, without worrying about getting hit by the passing cars! smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 22 Jul 2011, 04:14
i like the mood you captured here.. that bike looks like it's just lazily leaning against that wall.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. Almost all bikes I see look very lazy when they're parked, waiting for their masters. smile
Love the shadows and the tone in the image, excellent composition!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Shahzeb.
Oh, almost forgot, thanks a lot for stopping by and welcoming me to Shutterchance, you have a wonderful photoblog smile
Ginnie Hart: You're very welcome, Shahzeb. So glad to have you on board! smile
I missed this one Ginnie....you have captured a great contrast of light and shadow very well....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks for backtracking, dear Peter!
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 23 Jul 2011, 05:49
Nice composition.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Paule.
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 25 Jul 2011, 12:07
So vintage...i like this picture.

Bz LoLO
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear LoLO.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 27 Jul 2011, 17:53
superbe composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Marie. Merci.

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