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And yet still touched by the light!

Grote Kerk in Den Burg, Texel Island, Netherlands



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And yet still touched by the light!

Grote Kerk in Den Burg, Texel Island, Netherlands



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Interesting photo Ginnie! I love the 3D effect with the sun and the chairs.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frances.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Nov 2011, 03:51
Your eye remains outstanding, Ginnie.
This is a gorgeous Light study.
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind and generous, Ray. Thank you!
Your title make me laugh Ginnie... Love the chair backs reflections on the floor.
Ginnie Hart: That title takes me back to my Baptist Church days, Jacquelyn. HA! Thanks.
Oh Ginnie that's so great!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Elizabeth.
Beautiful image. I love the way u used light to make such a beautiful image.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Rags. Thank you.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 18 Nov 2011, 05:39
A lot of chairs.

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Ginnie Hart: Did you try counting them, Paule? grin
Ginnie, cool lighting.
I guess someone from above was your lighting assistant? smile

Grote Kerk is a church yes?

I see writing on the tiles in the floor, is that what I think? Crypts? or do I just have an over active imagination?

The video on YouTube totally tripped me out. Change my whole demeanor about churches.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcVXfcIUyLU&feature=player_embedded
Ginnie Hart: That "someone from above" often comes through when we least expect it, John, right?! smile Thanks. And yes, whenever you see engravings on the floors of these churches, it usually means someone is buried underneath. It always feels strange to walk on top of them, to be honest.

That video is great! It's of a cathedral in Den Haag and is typical of the huge churches we see over here. They blow my mind. This one in my image is tiny in comparison.
What a fantastic representation of light... shape and shadow Ginnie....there are so many different angles in your shot... great composition....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Peter!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Nov 2011, 06:52
Fabulous play of light and a wonderful composition.
Absolute an outstanding picture.
Amazing what 'just' a few chairs and sunlight can do.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. It was a wonderful, small and cozy church to explore together on your beloved Texel Island.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Nov 2011, 07:28
Yes, a wonderful study of light- and- shadow- play -and the geometry of chair-rows -I like the toning, too!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Philine.
perfect repetition, clever photo Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fabrizio. Grazie.
This is excellent Ginnie and I would love to see it as a straight b&w
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bill, and B&W would probably work well, especially if you did it. smile
Nopw those chairs are being very well behaved.
Ginnie Hart: Trying their best to shape up, Richard! grin
But? Why this church is empty? The altar wine must not be served, in my opinion... kiss nice Ginnie, good weekend...
Ginnie Hart: We were there on a Saturday, Pierrot, when the church was open for visiting, as well as the tower, which we climbed. It was so lovely with the light pouring through the windows. Merci.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Nov 2011, 08:13
What a fantastic picture! Wonderful light, patterns and shades, love it! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Anne.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Nov 2011, 08:18
Very good Ginnie: the shadows are terrific
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Nov 2011, 09:30
Lovely light Ginnie, but I would think an hour in one of these would test anyone's faith ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mike, and...yes, maybe so! Actually, this was a Saturday morning when the church was open but no service. It would be easier to sit for awhile then, perhaps, than during the Sunday service? smile
And if I had to choose, I'll stay on the last chair to watch the golden light! A wonderful image Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Mathilde. smile Merci.
what a great way to keep the patterns, nice shadow too
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Chantal.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 18 Nov 2011, 10:35
I like the the light
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Vintage. Me, too.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 18 Nov 2011, 10:48
That looks a lot of basket work to me Ginnie. This makes a great picture.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Those are cane chairs, I think, Chad. smile Thanks.
Absolutely stunning, G!
The light, lines are just wonderful.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, LC.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Nov 2011, 11:21
Well seen and shot, those shadows are really nice.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Nov 2011, 12:16
Take a seat! They all look too close to comfort from my liking. You've got a lovely light to this.
Ginnie Hart: Take a seat, indeed, Alan. Thanks.
Good light and shade Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Nov 2011, 13:23
Well, how do you know they are backsliders? Given human nature, you are probably right.

I have been into more than one church in the Netherlands, where they have buried people in the church walkways. This was only in the real old churches. Funny feeling to be walking on the graves to a seat.
Although this may not have been a rule allover, there was a tendency for the benefactors being buried inside and the rest outside.
Ginnie Hart: This reminds me of my Baptist Church days, Louis, when we always jokingly said the ones sitting in the back were the backsliders. smile I'm sure there is many a story to tell about those buried inside the church vs. outside!
Very interesting and nice picture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank youy kindly, Victoria.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Nov 2011, 14:41
Amazing light and shadows with great composition Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Linda. smile
Great shapes and shadows and lines in this Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Brian. You and I have an affinity for such places. smile
Fabulous composition Ginnie. Great light, shadows and title
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Janet.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 18 Nov 2011, 16:08
Such wonderful light to work with!
Ginnie Hart: It almost took my breath away that Saturday morning, Rob! Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 18 Nov 2011, 16:21
i dunno why, but i find this scene quite eerie.. i like that it leaps out at the viewer.. nice capture..
Ginnie Hart: Eerie? Well, it's a church and some do find that eerie, I'm sure. But actually it was a very pleasant feel that sunny morning. Thanks, Rian.
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Nov 2011, 19:19
What a striking picture, Ginnie - a study in regularity and light
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth!
  • noel
  • France
  • 18 Nov 2011, 19:36
very interesting photo with great colours and nice angle
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Noel. Merci.
Wonderful symmetry and light going on here!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fred, for stopping by and commenting here!
  • Jany
  • Germany
  • 18 Nov 2011, 21:54
Superbe,j aime bien cette couleur qui lui donne un côté rétro....Jolie prise de vue. Bon week end..
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Jany. Merci.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Nov 2011, 23:04
I so love the way the light source is casting shadows and light.

You have framed the effect perfectly smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Cherry. Thank you.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 19 Nov 2011, 08:46
Fantastic capture, Ginnie! Great light and comp too!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Sil. Grazie. smile
de belles lignes où s'y asseoir aussi ne fait qu'aligner mon esprit vers des questions
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear l'Angevine!
  • 'Lara
  • India
  • 19 Nov 2011, 13:01
Beautifully interesting grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, 'Lara.
  • Fokko
  • The Netherlands
  • 19 Nov 2011, 16:54
Great light and framing!
An exciting and interesting photo.
Have a good weekend Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Fokko. Fijn weekend ook voor jou en Karin!
  • Penny
  • back home at last
  • 19 Nov 2011, 17:10
Beautiful shot, Ginnie - a study in shades of brown.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Penny.
Wonderful light here!
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Wim. I thought so, too.
  • micha
  • 19 Nov 2011, 23:51
so beautiful! I love the way you see and portrait the world around you!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Micha. Thank you.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 20 Nov 2011, 04:47
Fantastic perspective and I love that golden light shining!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Kala.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 20 Nov 2011, 15:16
where is the public? the show is finish?
Ginnie Hart: HA! This was on a Saturday morning when the church was open to the public and we could climb the tower, Oscar. It was kinda nice to see a quiet, empty church, full of light. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 20 Nov 2011, 21:29
Oh..I just love this. There's something about the repetition of shape and form..and light. Something so peaceful and expectant. Wonderful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. This empty church on a Saturday morning gave me more pause than what I remember on most Sunday mornings as a child and young girl growing up.
No prie-dieu? Or are they constructed as part of the chair? I'm looking and looking and can't quite decide. But perhaps this is a Dutch Reformed church?

I love the feel of spaces meant for people when the people have gone - there's always a presence that remains that's as ineffable as the light.
Ginnie Hart: Definitely a Dutch Reformed church, Linda, so no prie-dieu. smile

As I just told Marcie, this empty church on a Saturday morning gave me more pause than what I remember on most Sunday mornings as a child and young girl growing up. I loved the feel of that "presence that remains that's as ineffable as the light." Thank you for those words.
that's a cool pic! nice light and grains
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Travis
  • United States
  • 17 Oct 2012, 17:24
I haven't check for a while, but I've taken a few moments to review your recent archive of images. Amazing stuff!
Ginnie Hart: That's very kind of you, Travis. Thank you.

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