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Canal Reflections


This is a series of pics from Weesp, where Donica works, a 10-minute train ride east from Amsterdam, Holland.  I had 2 hours of wandering around there last trip, on September 13.

One of the smaller canals off the Vecht River in Weesp is cozy and ready for a Friday!
Are you ready for the weekend?


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Canal Reflections


This is a series of pics from Weesp, where Donica works, a 10-minute train ride east from Amsterdam, Holland.  I had 2 hours of wandering around there last trip, on September 13.

One of the smaller canals off the Vecht River in Weesp is cozy and ready for a Friday!
Are you ready for the weekend?


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (38)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 12 Oct 2007, 00:24
There certainly is no shortage of color in Holland if this shot is an indication.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Martin, it is an indication! Thanks.
  • ChaCha
  • United States
  • 12 Oct 2007, 01:04
Nice Framing Granny...I like the reflections on here
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, NaCha. Thanks.
Great reflection photo. I almost want to stand on my head.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Guess we all could do that. smile Thanks.
Very nice - I like that the reflections are at the top of the photo and aren't a reflection of the other stuff in the photo. It's a great way to frame it.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jewlya. It was a real eye-opener when I first saw it.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 12 Oct 2007, 05:17
The reflections in the water and the pastel colors gives this an impressionistic feel.
Don't you love Holland and all it's colors and water?
Ginnie Hart: YES YES YES, Kathryn. I love this country. We just went to the Van Gogh Museum yesterday, so I agree about the impressionistic feel to this!
Very nice Ginnie: love those colours & reflections!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Chris.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Oct 2007, 07:01
Kathryn is right: like a painting of Claude Monet, I love the shades of green and blue , especially the leaves of the waterlilies, and the reflections in the gracht- looking at this peaceful pic I have the feeling to have yet leisure time full of joy if life, although it is raining and the sky is gray "verhangen", but in my heart is....
Ginnie Hart: The heart i where it most counts, Philine! smile Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Oct 2007, 08:07
This is my kind of place Ginnie. This shot is fantastic, the reflections are outstanding, I can almost read the writing on the landrover door. This as got to be a likey for mewink Pity there were no frogs on the lily pads!!smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! If I could find a frog, I'd fetch one just for you, Tracy. smile Thanks.
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 12 Oct 2007, 08:26
AWESOME. I love the reflection of the upside down houses. Also the color is fabulous!
Ginnie Hart: It was a winner for me, Helen. Thanks.
  • Judy
  • United States
  • 12 Oct 2007, 08:28
Ginnie - This is BEAUTIFUL!
Ginnie Hart: Judy...it's like you're right here with us!!! smile
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 12 Oct 2007, 08:28
Lovely colour and I like the reflections too.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Shakara. It all just jumped out when I saw the color of the boat.
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Oct 2007, 08:31
i'm always ready for the weekend!
i love this shot for the colour - wonderful!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I bet you are, David. Thanks.
Gorgeous! Beautiful reflection, and lovely colour. I`m facsinated to know what`s on the prow of the boat. Butterflies? Snails? (:o)
Ginnie Hart: That's a really good question, Roz. I never got close enough to see but if I had seen them to begin with (good eye!), I would have checked them out! Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 12 Oct 2007, 09:59
Love that green, great balance with the boat and lily pads. And I like that you chose not to include more than the house reflections in the frame. Very nice. smile
Ginnie Hart: Amy and Angie were up here in the living room when your comment came through, Ruth. That was fun to "feel" your presence with us. smile Thanks, as always, for your comment.
Nicely done Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bridge.
Indeed, you have reflections too. What is it with the date today? Nice coloured boat; is it called "Freddie"?
Ginnie Hart: It may be Freddie, Wim...or Eddie. Can't believe I didn't check.

We just started a Mercury Retrograde phase, which has to do with reflection, so that's my story! smile
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Oct 2007, 10:13
The colors really stand out Ginnie. Wonderful shot
(bTW I sent you an email re next week).
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Scarlet. Yes, I got your e-mail and just need a moment today to respond to it. The last two days I've been a tour guide. smile But I think I might have some time alone today. We'll see. But I won't forget you, trust me.
wonderful composition ginnie
nice colourful shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, DrAW.
  • Johnnyg
  • Liverpool Street
  • 12 Oct 2007, 10:58
Sorry I haven't been around much to leave comments sweets but I have looked in and I have to say I'm lovin this current series. This one has all of the elements that I like in a canal shot except there's no birds smile Great colors here, you and the new camera of yours have upped the game.

J
Ginnie Hart: Come when you can, Johnny. I know you're busy! Thanks for stopping by, even if you don't leave a comment. I always love it when you do, of course. Thanks.
'nice reflection and fresh green'
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, Chantal. Thanks.
The most stunning place. love the colours of the boat, water lillys & the refelction.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Gale.
  • Aussie
  • On days off
  • 12 Oct 2007, 13:36
Terrific reflections, Ginnie. I'm working so I guess I'm ready for the weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Yup. It's almost here for all you working people out there! Thanks, Aussie.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 12 Oct 2007, 14:04
Sometimes it's hard to talk about perfection...
Ginnie Hart: Lina, Lina, Lina...!
Absolutely gorgeous colors and composition. I love this one. You keep getting better all the time. Also especially loved the first shot at the amusement park on your other blog.
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very kind, Ted. Thanks!
wow...your compostion here is rock solid.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you very much, Dotun.
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, USA
  • 12 Oct 2007, 17:06
Looking at this, I'm thinking: "Ginnie was born one hundred years after her time. Instead of a camera, her tool of self expression will be a brush. She'd rub her shoulders with Claude Monet and Paul Cezanne..." That was my thought, when I was looking at this shot.
Ginnie Hart: You don't know how timely (and humbling) this comment is, Viktor, because yesterday we went to the Van Gogh Museum and saw not only his work but a couple of pieces by Claude Monet. You have some good ESP there, my friend! Thank you kindly.
Lovely... Just as an experiment try cropping differently so the image is dominated by just reflections...I reckon the wide narrow crop would be seriously yummy... well for me anyway. smiles richard.
Ginnie Hart: Good idea, Richard, especially if the boat is nowhere to be found. I saw the boat before the reflections and fell in love with its colors. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Oct 2007, 18:21
Ginnie lets go on a fishingtrip with this boat, we invite VZ to do the rowing, but honest Ginnie, this is again a wonderfull picture of you, bravo smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Let's do it, Astrid. I'm sure VZ will be game. smile Thanks.
Lovely reflection shot and the little dingy is just the right colour too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bill.
  • Les Auld
  • Birmingham today, Cambridge tomorrow
  • 12 Oct 2007, 18:47
Good clours in this, and the reflections in the background add interest, as well. Well seen.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Les.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Oct 2007, 19:22
Very strong and I like that you only have the reflections of the buildings in the frame.

It looks as if someone shot holes in the bow of the boat.
Ginnie Hart: You're right about those "holes." But maybe they're bumblebee decals. smile Thanks, Louis.
  • chris
  • Somewhere south of the border!
  • 12 Oct 2007, 22:07
I could sit there and let life pass me by for a while Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Chris. I'll sit there with you!
Lovely colourful shot, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Karen!
That's so pretty... and it goes well with my last photo!
Ginnie Hart: I am sooooo glad you drew attention to your last post, Kim, which I totally missed. Please don't ever let me miss you, because I will always want to comment! Thanks.
Beautiful shot. Nice work. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Dave.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Oct 2007, 23:51
Magical, glorious, eyecandy, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: As you can guess, it was definitely magical for me, Ray. Thanks.
Oh! Is an pleasant collection of colors and reflections. How pretty! smile
Ginnie Hart: I couldn't resist the colors here, Jose. Thanks.
  • chunter
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Oct 2007, 08:43
This has great impact. Super image, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Colin. The colors were irresistible.

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