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Over the River

 

Looking from Gorinchem across the river to Woudrichem,

there's enough water for all our boats today.

Merwede river, Netherlands.


That's the Nooit Gedagt (= Never Thought) windmill next to the St. Martinus church in Woudrichem,

our sister city across the river from us.

 

 

Over the River

 

Looking from Gorinchem across the river to Woudrichem,

there's enough water for all our boats today.

Merwede river, Netherlands.


That's the Nooit Gedagt (= Never Thought) windmill next to the St. Martinus church in Woudrichem,

our sister city across the river from us.

 

 

comments (51)

I like what you have done to this Ginnie. Great picture.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frances.
nice textures and effects!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Dennis!
water looks a bit high Ginnie, treatment works well.
Ginnie Hart: The water right now is very high, Les, after all our rain. It comes almost up to our citadel wall! Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Jan 2012, 01:01
This is a very fine image, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Ray. Thank you.
What a lovely view! and it's very cool what you've done with the sky!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Elizabeth. I see this view almost every day when I take my walk but the water isn't always this high.
Great textured photo Ginnie. I like it.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Jacquelyn.
It looks so cold - a winter's light we rarely see here. And so much water - what a beautiful sight.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Linda. We've had so much rain all winter, so no wonder the water level is high.
Lovely image Ginnie. O love the texture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you twice, Richard! smile
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jan 2012, 07:29
Is this all river, or is some of this flooding, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Yes and no, Elisabeth. The river isn't usually this high but it can stand being even higher. At least it's not too low, like it is elsewhere in Europe...until the snows melt.
It doesn't look very inviting ginniesmile Time to stay in with a good book smile
Ginnie Hart: It looks very cold, Bill, and isn't something to fall into by accident these days. But I do enjoy seeing it on my daily walks. Staying in with a good book also sounds nice. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Jan 2012, 07:58
a wonderfully processed photograph -it captures the Dutch atmosphere very delicately! ('Nooitgedagt/Nooitgedacht' is een vaker gebruikte bekende naam voor windmolen, b.v. de eigenaar had nooit gedacht dat hij ooit een molen zou bezitten, maar het kond ook de achternaam 'Nooitgedagt' van een bekende Nederlandse fabriek zijn die houten heeft geproduceerd.)
Ginnie Hart: I'm getting my education, Philine, thanks to you!!! Bedankt.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jan 2012, 08:12
Looks like some flooding? A good test of some wellies, I think! I like the lighting in this.
Ginnie Hart: It's from all the rain we've had this winter, Alan. Better than being too low, if you ask me! Thanks.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jan 2012, 08:16
Beautiful silhouettes with silver and golden light, lovely treatment! You have great views on your walk with the windmill in the background smile
Ginnie Hart: I love looking across our river on my walks, Linda. Whenever I see the church and the windmill, I feel like all is well with the world. smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Jan 2012, 08:28
And a lonely boat
wending its way
seeking, searching
to find the Rhine
Ginnie Hart: EXACTLY, Louis. Some of the big rivers east of us are dangerously low, so I do hope the snow melting in the spring will fill them back up again.
General agreement on this Ginnie, I should use my car's rear window for a similar effect smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! You do that, Juan Carlos, and then post iot for us all to see. smile Gracias.
Very nice photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Victoria.
you are into PS nowadays! Good on you
Ginnie Hart: I'm ALWAYS into PS, Chantal...almost every day. smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 20 Jan 2012, 09:08
I like this treatment Ginnie as if this has been etched onto metal.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Hmmm. I hadn't thought of that but I like it.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 20 Jan 2012, 09:18
What a gorgeous scene! Love the outline of the distant windmills. Beautifully rendered!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. I see this almost every day on my walkj. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Jan 2012, 09:36
I like this Ginnie: I take it the river is in flood?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. Astrid says it's not that it's at flood stage, just very full. It HAS flooded in the distant past, mind you, but not now, thankfully.
I love the silvery and golden blues in this.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mary.
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jan 2012, 09:51
Great panorama Ginnie & intriguingly effective treatment - curious to know how you achieved this!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fred. After my normal PSing, I added a couple of textures (which ones, I have no clue!) and Voilá. It surprises me every time! smile
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 20 Jan 2012, 10:25
Fantastic work, Ginnie! Really love the mood and light.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sil. Grazie.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 20 Jan 2012, 10:30
Wonderful processing. We actually have -6C today and some snow. Looks like a good day!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frida. We're back up to around 6 C these days, after a couple days closewr to 0 C. I wonder if we'll ever get winter???
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jan 2012, 11:07
Looks a beautiful view Ginnie! I like what you've done to the sky, at first site I thought you'd photographed a picture made on waxed paper, that had been etched, until I scrolled down and saw the sharpness. Very clever wink
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin. Sometimes I really get carried away with textures, which I've grown to love! smile
  • Fokko
  • The Netherlands
  • 20 Jan 2012, 11:32
Wow! What a sight. Is it still this high over there?
We had a lot of water here too lately. I love the sight of it.
Greetings from Roden, Fokko
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Fokko. Yes, we've lad LOTS of rain all winter. Do you think we'll ever get winter this year???
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Jan 2012, 11:50
Great view to Woudrichem, I never get tired of that view.
Lots of drama in here and it is not even 'high' water yet.
Fabulous picture.
Ginnie Hart: You know me, MLMA. I never tire of this place either! Bedankt!
A moody sort of picture, with the flavour of an old painting. If that's what you were aiming for, you succeeded. If its a by-product of other processes, well congratulations.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Sheila. Sometimes I just get carried away. smile Thank you.
No quick way to the church then Ginnie ..lovely image.
Ginnie Hart: You got the picture, Richard. smile
This makes an interesting image, not short of water over here today.
Ginnie Hart: Like I said to someone else, Martin...enough water to sink a ship. grin
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jan 2012, 14:33
Fine mood to this, floods reclaim the land to their watery domain.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, John. And Astrid says this isn't even high water! smile
je vois que tu as choisi un traitement car le ciel me plaƮt avec ce gris-bleu du lac aussi
Ginnie Hart: You know, me, l'Angevine...I love playing with textures. smile Merci.
I like this Ginnie, I guess the waters are not too far from flood point. Your windmills are to me like our Tudor buildings are to you, oh how I would love to see one for real. Also Woudrichem sounds as though it would be just the place for me to visit, lots of churches.
Ginnie Hart: You would love Woudrichem, Brian, because it's a quaint Dutch village that really caters well to the rare tourist who finds it. And not far from where we live! smile
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 20 Jan 2012, 17:32
Superb photo with a nice texture. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a lovely evening. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Antoine. Merci.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jan 2012, 18:24
A beautiful panorama - it looks as though it could have been unchanged for centuries.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ingrid. I think it HAS been unchanged for centuries!
I like your use og texture here Ginnie, and it's not the first time wink
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sir Aksel.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 20 Jan 2012, 19:35
a fine silhouette shot of the trees and shore.. the texture is a fine addition to it too.. well done.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Rian.
Absolutely wonderful picture! I love the colors, the mood, the scene, the texture you used... Wonderful, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Jozica. Thank you!
I love it Ginnie... but i have so few hours online at a time... and here you give me another coded message to read with your treatment... i didn't like the three X's but the handwriting is lovely lol....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! One of these days I'll tell you I haven't sent you a coded message, Peter. grin
  • Kala
  • 20 Jan 2012, 21:47
Gorgeous composition and I love the texture treatment Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Kala.
The texture gives the shot a mystical look to me.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. Sometimes it feels that way to me when I look across the river. smile
fantastic atmosphere, fantastic picture. Bravo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Foto'S. smile
  • Arash
  • Germany
  • 21 Jan 2012, 20:55
Awesome view with a neat processing, Ginne!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Arash.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 21 Jan 2012, 22:06
Beautiful photo.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Paule.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 22 Jan 2012, 14:11
Great shot, and better texture
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Oscar!
loved this one!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
wonderful your interpretation in post, awesome panorama
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Grazie.
great work, postprocessing, Ginnie ...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Klaudia.
i like this treatment. never thought? i would be curious to know the origins of such a name of the windmill.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. I often wonder myself about the names of these windmills. I have no clue whatsoever!
A excellent photo!
I add the link to your page in my challenge.

http://photo-weeks-challenge.blogspot.be/
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Roland. Now I'm trying to figure out how your link works....!

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