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photoblog image A Fish Out of Water

A Fish Out of Water

 

From the baptismal font in the Cunera Church.

(another from my unassigned bin)

 

Rhenen, Netherlands



A Fish Out of Water

 

From the baptismal font in the Cunera Church.

(another from my unassigned bin)

 

Rhenen, Netherlands



comments (47)

  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 29 Jul 2011, 01:00
I am pleased you are rescuing these beauties from the bin, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. I'm starting to see their value once again, I guess. smile
Oh perfect title Ginnie... It's probably the light... but he almost looks like he's covered in gold leaf.
Ginnie Hart: Well, you know those churches, Jacquelyn. Many of them ARE covered with gold leaf. Not this one, however. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Jul 2011, 05:03
You did a wonderful job with this fish, indeed almost gold.
I would not mind catching such a fish.
I totally agree with Ray... great to have a bin we can jump into, every once in a while wink
Ginnie Hart: This was the church where that guy kept talking to you, keeping you from taking your pwn pictures. I'll never forget it. I guess I was lucky I didn't know too much Dutch back then because I had an excuse to bow out. sad

Anyway, hartstikke bedankt, MLMAMV. It's FRIDAY...and I decided this would work for Boat Friday. grin
Looks exactly like the golden fish from 'the 10th kingdom' that will turn anything in to gold once it touches its lips grin
Ginnie Hart: That must be the one, Marion. smile Bedankt.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Jul 2011, 07:17
Oh, at the first sight this fish looks a bit frightening - but it has been carved only from wood, fine wood - I see it is not the only one fish - a fine idea to ornate a baptismal font! Your refined processing gave this big fish a golden, fairy tale- like look, indeed!
Ginnie Hart: I believe there were 3 of these fish, Philine, as I recall, holding up the baptismal basin. They did indeed catch the eye. smile Bedankt.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Jul 2011, 07:20
This is wonderful Ginnie: no doubt the church is near the sea or a river?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, near the River Rhine, Chris. You're very observant! I was thinking of Boat Friday. grin
WOUAH ! kiss my Ginnie, bon week end...
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thank you, dear Pierrot. Merci.
Where are the chips?
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHAHA! Why didn't I expect that! grin
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 29 Jul 2011, 08:17
Some thing I have not seen before
Ginnie Hart: It's a beauty, Vintage. smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 29 Jul 2011, 08:28
carved from wood and yet it looks so golden Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Vintage. It must have been the sun shining through the windows. smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 29 Jul 2011, 08:52
well he looks like a beautiful fish, as a matter of fact he's prolly still in there lololol
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're so funny, Elaine. grin
He reminds me of flounder from the little mermaid smile ..event the color is almost the same!
Ginnie Hart: HA! A fine fish, then, Nik. smile Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jul 2011, 09:13
LOL at Bill - the chips were flying when the carpenter did those fins I suspect. Wonderful use of the light.
Ginnie Hart: I knew there'd be chips one way or the other, Mike. grin Thanks.
I thought this was gold also. Is it your treatment that gives the rich , metallic look? Very nice!
Ginnie Hart: Maybe the treatment a bit, Mary, but more likely the beautiful sun shining through the windows that morning. Thanks.
ncie worn out look, all scratchy and faded kind of
Ginnie Hart: It makes me wonder how old it is, Ayush?! Thanks.
Looks like a golden one too
Ginnie Hart: Nice, rich wood, Chantal. I love it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jul 2011, 10:58
How would they associate the fish with baptism? I see there is another fish in the background - maybe something about the fish and bread next the the lake of Galilee.
Great picture.
Ginnie Hart: I recall 3 fish holding up the baptismal basin, Louis. It struck me, too, wondering what the significance was. Your idea is very likely. Or the fish symbolizing Jesus Christ and following him in baptism? Thanks.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jul 2011, 11:40
Beautiful golden tones, the light certainly makes this on glow, gorgeous smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Linda. It was a singular moment. smile
Oh what a lovely detail Ginnie. It goes without saying that I would like to visit this church, looking at the link.
Ginnie Hart: You would love all our church photo-hunts, Brian, as we would yours! Thanks.
Ha ha... That's a mudskipper! (I think so)
We have tons of them in Malaysia. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! A fish with a name. I should have known. smile Thanks, LC.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jul 2011, 12:25
What a wonderful carving! The colouring and the lighting together with your editing had made this look gold-coloured. Very nicely done.
Ginnie Hart: I love wood carvings, Alan. This one really caught my eye. Thanks.
Hi Ginnie. A wonderful picture. Great subject.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frances.
  • Bandoras
  • United States
  • 29 Jul 2011, 13:16
Love the treatment on this Ginnie. It accentuates the wooden textures !!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bandoras. I'm such a glutton for wood carvings.
  • the dude
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jul 2011, 13:19
cool photo.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Dude. smile
It's a miserable looking devil, isn't it smile I suppose anyone would feel like that, out of water!
Ginnie Hart: Not quite in its element, Tom, I guess. smile Thanks.
I have always observed that most representation of fish don't look particularly happy. This guy looks a little worried...
Ginnie Hart: But no doubt it's a fish, right, JP? grin Thanks.
Your treatment gives this a very rich & opulent feel, Ginnie. I can't get over how much this wooden fish resembles the metal one we have sitting on the rocks of our pond.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Beverly. This one sure caught my eye.
WoW! Nice scalpture, nice colour!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, RS!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 29 Jul 2011, 17:06
What a gorgeous sculpture. Such stunning light...and - why is it that I resonate with this poor guy?!?!? smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I know what you mean, Marcie. smile I've always been such a glutton for carved wood images like this.
Be honest you whittled this up one afternoon while waiting for Astrid to come home from work.Its now sat in the front palour and you are wondering what to do with it.Nice light in your palour by the way.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You sure have a good imagination, Mick, don't you. grin Thanks for the smile.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 29 Jul 2011, 19:59
I'd like to poke my head into your bin, I'm sure it would be like going to Disneyland for me.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. What a sweet thing to say, Maria. You've just made my day. smile Thank you.
Very good, you've made it come alive, witchcraft perhaps smile
Ginnie Hart: Hopefully no withcraft, John, but thanks for your generous comment.
Nice bit of carving and a good light, well caught Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Les. I'm such a glutton for carved wood of any sort.
i would have a hard time getting him on my fishing line Ginnie....great shot and treatmentsmile....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Hard and heavy, Peter. grin Thanks.
The bounty of the sea, or symbol of Jesus? Amazing photograph of this beautifully crafted wooden fish. I love to see details like this :^)
Ginnie Hart: I thought of the Jesus Christ symbol too, Doug, especially because of the significance of baptism. Great minds thinking alike, of course. smile Thanks.
I had no idea the Dutch were so good at these decorative carvings...
Ginnie Hart: I see wood carvings everywhere I go, Larry, so they clearly know what they're doing. Adtrid says it may be a European thing since you see it also in Austria and Germany, etc. Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Jul 2011, 18:43
I love the detail and it looks like gold smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Cherry!
Beautiful; I like how the wood below is worked to look like waves in water also, as if the fish is floating on the water.
Ginnie Hart: You're very observant, Mark. Thanks for your added 'detail' to make this image come more alive for me!
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 31 Jul 2011, 06:09
Big fish.

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Ginnie Hart: Especially out of water, Paule!
What an amazing piece of workmanship.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Michael. I love the work of wood carvers! Thanks.
Kiss of Sunday my Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Aww, shucks. Merci, Pierrot.
  • Krunal
  • India
  • 31 Jul 2011, 09:00
a gold fish!!! superb
Ginnie Hart: HA! Yes, indeed, Krunal. smile Thanks.
Ginnie, Very interesting photograph I love the color and the angle at which you took the shot is perfect. frances smile
Ginnie Hart: You're very generous, Frances. Thank you.
  • crash
  • United States
  • 31 Jul 2011, 16:24
cool find!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dennis.
excellent tones and textures!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 3 Aug 2011, 19:11
superbe rendu des textures et jolies couleurs.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Marie.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 4 Aug 2011, 14:27
Isn't it nice to look at a picture with "new" eyes and actually see that it's a good one. I like this Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Frida. I've been discovering all kinds of goodies in my unassigned bin. grin

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