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A Mid-Week Break


Take time to smell the tulips!  :)

(Noordwijk, NL, on Monday)




A Mid-Week Break


Take time to smell the tulips!  :)

(Noordwijk, NL, on Monday)




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I don't think they could avoid smelling the tulips. Of course, if I was there, I would be in sneezing my head off.
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, Michael, I don't remember smelling anything! For some reason, I don't think of tulips as having any scent whatsoever. Weird, I know.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 22 Apr 2015, 02:09
now that is heaven on earth!!!! wish i were there right now
Ginnie Hart: It really was quite amazing, Elaine!
All I can say is...wow! Those are some tulips!
Ginnie Hart: You should have see the rest of them, Hollie! This was a HUGE field, with all kinds of colors and types.
I like the muted tones, Ginnie - Brightness is beautiful - but this is unexpectedly lovely!
Ginnie Hart: The field of tulips was so saturated on the screen without doing anything, Elizabeth, that I decided to calm it all down a bit. Thanks for approving. smile
Looks cross-processed. That image underlines how industrialised the whole process has become.
Ginnie Hart: You have no idea, Michael. These tulips fields supply the entire world!
miles and miles and miles of beauty Ginnie... this gives me such a warm feeling today...

some of our grass is showing through now and the spring runoff is underway....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: This is just happening here now, Peter. The daffodils and hyacinths have been up for a couple weeks now but we hit the exact right time for the tulips. I'm glad your place is finally waking up. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Apr 2015, 04:27
Wonderful POV and love the processing. We had great fun at those large fields with about 15 different kinds of Tulips....
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, MLMA. I was totally in heaven that day...seeing this after picking up my "for life" staying permit! It doesn't get better than that!
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Apr 2015, 06:28
I like the colouring you have created here for that sea of tulips, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Lisl. All my images seemed so saturated on the big screen, so I just had to tone this one down a bit. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Apr 2015, 06:42
Very Dutch Ginnie - lovely
Ginnie Hart: Are you ready?? "More Dutch you cannot get." Thanks, Chris.
It must be tulip time in Dutchlandgrin
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're good, Bill. grin
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Apr 2015, 07:02
Cripes, Ginnie...you have crammed the world's population of two-lips into a single image!
Ginnie Hart: And this one just one small part of the entire field, Ray!!! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Apr 2015, 07:15
I knew you would be on the same page as Astrid today - wonderful!
Ginnie Hart: We both decided we HAD to post something today about our special trip on Monday, Philine, yes!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Apr 2015, 07:34
But why did you treat the colours? - the intense red of the tulips is so amazing, sorry, in my view.
Ginnie Hart: There will be plenty of saturation on "In Soul" when I process all my pics from Monday, Philine. But to be honest, the colors on the big screen were almost too overwhelming after awhile. I needed to calm them down a bit in order to really "see" them, if that makes sense?
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Apr 2015, 07:58
Yes, I understand, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Philine.
A wonderful dream shot Ginnie! I really like your treatment.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard, a lot.
a splendid photo! Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 22 Apr 2015, 08:26
bel angle
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
Wow, truly impressive!
I've never seen so many tulips in my life. wink

>But I don’t remember seeing that church at all. Is it inside the square?

Yes, it's right inside the square.
Ginnie Hart: I do recall that church, LC, but because of the service, we couldn't/didn't go inside. Maybe next time?
You will think it is funny when I say it looks like home. We have a big tulip farm too. Wonderful to visit aren't they?
Ginnie Hart: Oh, wow, Mary. I never knew! Yes, they're wonderful.
  • Ptck
  • France
  • 22 Apr 2015, 10:25
I also had this last weekend - I have slept on Wassenaar - I have also visited the region through Lisse and Keukenhof - Very nice picture of tulips under a beautiful sky - I will put my photos in blog early May - beautiful day Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: YAY for seeing the same thing so recently, Pat. Wow. We could have had a meet-up. smile I look forward to seeing your images soon.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Apr 2015, 10:28
I've always wanted to see the bulb fields in Holland; one day maybe. I expect there are few tourists there now? I love tulips.
Ginnie Hart: One day you'll have to visit us at this time of the year, Alan. If you aren't at nearby Keukenhof and it's not the weekend, you'll have few tourists to bump into. We picked this field because it was so big and practically had it to ourselves. By the time we left there may have been 15-20 people?
wow Ginnie.. I can see what you and Astrid are doing! you guys are awesome.. deep breath now Ronke...
Ginnie Hart: It was such a perfect day, Ronke, and just after I picked up my "for life" staying permit. We couldn't have asked for a better day! Thank you.
Looking at some Tulips in our front garden the other day I remarked to Maureen that the fields round your way must be alive with beautiful Tulips by now, it seems like I was right.
Ginnie Hart: You were indeed right, Sir Brian!
What an amazing sight! What more can one say than WOW! Thanks for sharing with us!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Robin. More Dutch you cannot get!
What a wonderful show of tulips you have over there Ginnie. I believe we have some on Norfolk but I've never seen them
Ginnie Hart: There's a reason the Netherlands is known for its tulips, Janet!!!! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Apr 2015, 12:59
I am pretty sure tulips don't smell, except when invaded by a stink bug smile

For the first time in so many years, I see a picture which I believe is not fit for your signature conversion technique. A contributing factor, is that I first saw the striking colours in Astrid's picture.

Nonetheless, the two guys in the land, tulip fields and the farmsteads in the background, conjures great memories.
Ginnie Hart: You are right about tulips not smelling, Louis. The hyacinths that precede them totally stole their thunder in that regard.

I'm tickled by your evaluation of my conversion here, maybe because I was so saturated that day, I needed to calm myself down. It's funny how that happened. I can assure you, the color will come back in time. Maybe sooner than later. smile

I can imagine all the memories you have of this magnificent place on Earth!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Apr 2015, 16:14
It looks an amazing sight. I think we have a total of THREE tulips out in the garden at the moment ;-)
Ginnie Hart: HA! THREE is more than we have here at our apartment, Anne...but there ARE several out in the complex! smile This is the time.
magnifique cadrage et traitement!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, JP.
  • Sabrina
  • France
  • 22 Apr 2015, 20:07
C'est vraiment magnifique.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sabrina.
Mm I woke up and smelt the tulips Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Too bad tulips don't smell, Chad. Hmmmm. Don't you wonder why??? Maybe because it would asphyxiate the Dutch at this time of the year?
this is a spectacular shot smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
a gorgeous spread ahead of you (and us). absolutely flawless, Ginnie. and i like the human points too
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind and generous, Ayush. Thank you.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 23 Apr 2015, 23:31
I love this image. The two people contribute to a very inviting composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Beth. It was a real privilege to see this place "in action."
Wow Ginnie! This place looks so red! Must be really awesome to actually live around that... smile
Ginnie Hart: It's actually quite over-powering, Sudipto. As you see, I had to mute it a bit. smile
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 26 Apr 2015, 10:14
This is lovely.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Emily. More Dutch you cannot get.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 22 May 2015, 13:58
a field of flowers, great place for a stroll. smile nice catch.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Rian. Thank you.

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