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A chimney sweep in Dordrecht, Netherlands.

This is a stepped gable façade.

(from my unassigned bin)



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A chimney sweep in Dordrecht, Netherlands.

This is a stepped gable façade.

(from my unassigned bin)



comments (46)

A dying trade Ginnie, typical of today's tradesmen though to be using a mobile phone whilst on a job.
Ginnie Hart: A dying teade, especially without the top hat, Les! grin My guess is no tradesman would be without his mobile phione these days, in case of an emergency!
Wonderful tone & texture, Ginnie. I'm guessing he doesn't sing & dance on the rooftops like the Disney sweeps in Mary Poppins.
Ginnie Hart: That movie was one of my favorites of all time, Beverly, so you KNOW I was hoping for a song and a dance. grin Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 27 Jul 2011, 01:05
...a bit busy right now, maaaate...can I call yer back in a jiffy?


Love this shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ray. grin
  • rian
  • United States
  • 27 Jul 2011, 03:06
that's a long way down.. *probably what he was thinking.. smile nice candid shot..
Ginnie Hart: HA! I´m sure, Rian. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Jul 2011, 05:00
'My dear, I will be a little late at home, some idiot stole the stepladder'
Great composition and texture, wonderful candid!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Only you would think of that, MLMA. grin Hartstikke bedankt.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 27 Jul 2011, 05:11
Cool shot.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Paule.
LOL! he looks like he's really busy sweeping the chimney.
Ginnie Hart: That´s how some people work these days, KWB: all show and no go. smile Thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 27 Jul 2011, 07:05
this looks a little bit like HDR, Ginny... hope it's not haha, anyway, charming shot!!!
Ginnie Hart: Well, a bit of ´fake´ HDR, Elaine, and let´s leave it at that. HA! Thanks.
I'd go through that bin more often, it delivers great shots! wink
Love the trapgeveltje and the guy looks like he has lost Sinterklaas somewhere down the chimney grin
Ginnie Hart: Now that the administators have updated our Archives, Marion, I´m finding some pics from long ago that may start popping up. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Jul 2011, 07:13
Oh, Ginnie, this looks dangerous, and I have the feel you did follow him, nana - formerly the chimney sweepers wore dark clothes, hats, ladders... and when we met them we had a wish free that would be surely fulfilled -do you know this custom, too? I like your picture, the angle, and the some dirty toning!
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Philione. There was a chimney sweep at our apartment building in Hannover a few years back, who actually looked the part, as seen here:
http://ginniehart.shutterchance.com/image/2006/11/25/chimney-sweep/
Hartstikke bedankt.
  • remla
  • France
  • 27 Jul 2011, 07:15
encore un joli traitement des couleurs !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rem. Merci.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jul 2011, 07:33
Lovely texture and tones Ginnie, He sure looks busy!grin Great candid smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Linda. I didn´t see the soot all over his face till I got home...having no idea why he was up there. HA!
The lengths you have to go to sometimes to get a decent signal!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! So true, Bill. So true. grin
i find this gable very typical of there. the details have come out very well.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Ayush. Very typical of the Netherlands. smile Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 27 Jul 2011, 08:06
Great angle and tone
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Vintage.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 27 Jul 2011, 08:15
But what is he doing outside the chimney? He also looks way too old.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I have no clue about such things, Chad. grin
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Jul 2011, 08:36
Very good Ginnie. Sweeps were common in my childhood but I haven't seen one for years now
Ginnie Hart: So, how do chimneys get cleaned nowadays, Chris? I have no clue.
Aah, a good old chimney sweeper, a dying profession
Ginnie Hart: So I hear, Chantal. I wonder how they're cleaned nowadays???
Love the face on the facade. He does look like he's thinking that it's a long way down.
Ginnie Hart: I like that little face, too, Mary. One of the reasons why I love European architecture! Thanks.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 27 Jul 2011, 10:08
This one is very good Ginnie! It's very sharp and bright, it's as if you're standing on the scaffold near him smile
Nice processing.
Have a beautiful day, the sun is shining here, I hope it's shining where you are smile
Ginnie Hart: Hartstille bedankt, dear Fooko. The sun is NOT shining here but at least it's not raining. I just got back from a nice walk with my macro lens. smile
So Flemish. smile
Oh, should I say Dutch? ;p
That's a staircase to heaven.
That poor chap, he's probably got stuck in limbo.
See, he's calling God for help. Ha~
Another rubbish story, hope you like it. grin
Ginnie Hart: A good story, LC, and one that's believable! smile I love it. I am very partial to these stepped-gable façades.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Jul 2011, 10:17
A modern gargoyle? How do I know? He has a cell phone to his ear!
Great texture you have brought in here.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Louis. This was taken and processed a year ago May when we were at Dordt in Stoom. That's how long it's been sitting in my archives. HA! When we were recently upgraded, I started pulling some of them out. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jul 2011, 11:44
Does he need some help? Has someone removed the ladder? He certainly looks concerned! Well seen Ginnie. Always look up ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Practical Astrid immediately noticed the ladder was gone. That must have been it. HELP. smile Thanks, Mike.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Jul 2011, 12:16
"Help! Someone has taken the ladder; please bring another one!"
...
or..
"Is that the Samaritans?".

Well seen.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Alan! smile Thanks.
This has your trademark looks to it that says Ginnie Hart even in the thumbnail. What a great find Ginnie, mobiles get everywhere these days.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Brian. Thank you. smile
Excellent treatment, Ginnie/1
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tom.
I associate chimney sweeps as an old-fashioned occupation (Mary Poppins!), so it amuses me to see one going about his business while chatting on the phone smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I ALWAYS think of Mary Poppins when I see a chimey sweep, JP. grin So fun. Thanks.
Very interesting! Somehow this gives me the impression of a giant climbing castle walls.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Mark, I see it. smile Thanks.
Man at work, the way it is, the curse of the mobile smile Nice image and great treatment Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Does anyone remember what we did without it???? Thanks, John.
A great treatment as usual, I love it. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Val. Merci.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 27 Jul 2011, 17:52
vraiment magnifique !
Les tonalités de couleurs sont superbes.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marie. Merci.
Has your husband gone yet my little fruit cake.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! You make me laugh, Mick. grin
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Jul 2011, 20:33
Lovely photo smile

Rather him than me, looking down from that height though!
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're not afraid of heights, Cherry, are you?? smile Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 27 Jul 2011, 21:59
nice texture, but i aprecied really the contraste in the two buildings, are fantastic!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Oscar, and good observation. Gracias.
wow,splendid photo Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland. Merci.
Even chimney sweeps have cell phones....what is this world coming to.... good shot and treatment Ginnie....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: I know, Peter! Thanks. smile
Bet he gets better reception up there... smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! And I bet you're right, Larry. smile Thanks.
Wow, Ginnie. This is a great shot. Love the tones and the way you processed this with that textured sky. Excellent work, my friend. smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Jimi. smile Thank you.
That is superb processing. The sky looks great.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael!
'Ummm. How do I get down!?'

Nice shot and great texture.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Shahzeb. And thanks!
wow can be so dangerous drink beer!!!!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Fabrizio. smile Grazie.
This is a wonderful shot Ginnie. I love the point of view, the geometry, the texture, and the angel face detail in the brick. Plus, a chimney sweep seems so unusual these days.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Doug. His face was a dead give-away, wasn't it. smile
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 28 Jul 2011, 15:44
Whenever I hear chimney sweep I think of top hats and Charles Dickens. I imagine the cell has made his job easier to communicate with someone down below for assistance.
Ginnie Hart: I think of the same, Rob...or of Mary Poppins and Bert. smile Thanks.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 28 Jul 2011, 17:43
I hope that's not a bottle of beer he has in his other hand.

Quite a find Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: One would be concerned about that for sure, Maria! sad Thanks.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 1 Aug 2011, 13:25
A magnificent image - and a magical sky effect.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, George. smile Thank you.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 4 Aug 2011, 14:29
I love the stepped gable we only have two stone buildings like this worth mentioning. One is about 10km's from here on Arnö Island.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Frida. I'm such a fan of Dutch architecture, as you know.

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