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A Week of Twiddling 1/3


Almost every weekend Astrid and I take a car trip to somewhere here in The Netherlands.
A couple weekends ago we drove to Hoorn on the IJsselmeer, 35 km NE of Amsterdam.

PAS OP!  (= Pay Attention)
It'll be the same image all week, this being the original.



A Week of Twiddling 1/3


Almost every weekend Astrid and I take a car trip to somewhere here in The Netherlands.
A couple weekends ago we drove to Hoorn on the IJsselmeer, 35 km NE of Amsterdam.

PAS OP!  (= Pay Attention)
It'll be the same image all week, this being the original.



comments (54)

  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jun 2010, 00:27
Nice Twiddle, I shall Pas op! :p
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, SAVO. I love that Dutch expression, Pas Op! smile
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 7 Jun 2010, 00:36
What a view from there, so beautifully captured, I like this version with the nice tones, looking forward to see other versions of twiddling smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, JJ. This is a beautiful part of the world!
I'm looking forward to the twiddling, and that's no twaddle! smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! That brings a smile, Larry. Thanks.
It was interesting to read that Hoorn was home base for the Dutch East India Company, Ginnie.
Looking at this wonderfully captured nautical scene makes me imagine what these same waters would be like in those days with the large sailing ships coming to port loaded with their precious cargo.

Love what you've done with this one and, no doubt. tomorrow's twiddled image will not disappoint either.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Beverly. You have drawn attention to a great part of Hoorn's history in the Dutch East India Co. In August the Tall Ships will be coming to Amsterdam, which isn't too far away from Hoorn, so what you have pictured will happen once again. Thanks.
  • alex
  • United States
  • 7 Jun 2010, 03:19
what a beautiful old ship, Ginnie. Maybe it's not old, but I can imagine it being. Interesting mix of the ships (old world feel) and the wind turbines (much newer!)
Ginnie Hart: It looks old to me, too, Alex, but it probably isn't You usually don't see that many sails unless it's a bigger ship. Astrid is gonna check on it for me. It sure did grab my attention! Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Jun 2010, 04:02
They seem to be sailing in a field of grass, Ginnie...and that idea makes me smile!
Ginnie Hart: A sea of grass. I know those seas, Ray, and that would be something to see. A smile for me, too. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Jun 2010, 05:32
I never get tired of looking at boats/ships.
That two mast-boat is a delight, love the light on the white sail of the smaller boat.
Ray's comment did make me smile....indeed it looks like grass, but it isn't.
I have seen the IJsselmeer in rough weather, than it is better to stay ashore.
...en ja, ik zal ook oppassen wink
Ginnie Hart: I just learned something about pas op. HA! One word that can be split in two. I'm having to pay attention, too. I love it. I'm a lover of sailboats and know you are also. I can hardly wait till the Tall Ships come to Amsterdam in August. smile Bedankt.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Jun 2010, 06:16
I am happy to pas op at this charming picture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: So sweet of you to say so, Chris. smile
wow that's some boat, i didn't know they made 'em like that anymore... is the s silent in pas op? great shot, Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: I didn't know they made them like that anymore either, Elaine. We're tryiung to find out about how old it is. And NO, the 's' is not silent, so in English it would sound like "pa's oop" (like dad's oop). smile Thanks.
An image of freedom, one that prompts a sigh.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Odd. Those who like to sail must live in their own world!
what a wonderful photo Ginnie perfect horizon and shade... very lovely
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, dear Fabrizio.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jun 2010, 07:02
"the original"? -wel met een beetje bewerking ! Ja, Hoorn is een prachtig stadje en je kan er nog voelen de grote adem van zijn belangrijke, grote geschiedenis (s. Beverly)! A beautiful picture - I feel the fresh wind and I smell the salty air - maar nu is het IJsselmeer (lake), vroeger was het de Zuiderzee (sea)! Nice contrast of the stabile modern wind turbines and the sailing boats, going, changing with the wind!
Ginnie Hart: What I should have said, Philine, is that this is the image without any textures added! smile This is an area of Holland I am getting to know and will see a lot more of it over time, I'm sure!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Jun 2010, 07:20
Not so original smile Already twiddled a little. Looks very dutch.
Ginnie Hart: What I should have said is that it has no textures added. HA! I guess it'll make more sense after you see the next ones. smile Thanks, Louis.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 7 Jun 2010, 07:26
Eagerly await the rest of the series, what a beautiful old ship
Ginnie Hart: We plan to see the Tall Ships in Amsterdam come August, Tony. I can just imagine what those will look like. This definitely whetted my appetite. Thanks.
Did you lighten that yacht, if not good timing to catch the light.
Ginnie Hart: It was that time of the day when magic happened, Nigel. I was very lucky. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jun 2010, 07:39
I'm curious where your twiddling sailing trip goes to! Yes, ik pas ook op of let op elke verandering - elke wissel van de wind - I'm a lover of sailboats, too, they are always evoking such a feel of longing (Sehnsucht) in me, but sadly, I cannot manage sailing a boat!
Ginnie Hart: Pas Op en Let Op. Yes, Philine. I'm learning all these things and am having so much fun. Today I started my 4th week of school and can't believe how much I've learned. Astrid is so patient with me, answering the myriad questions about this, that and the other. smile And SHE, by the way, has done lots of her own sailing in her time. I'm sure she would love to take us out for a ride. smile
Twiddling eh? I shall put my serious critical head on thensmile

PS This is very nice
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bill. I will trust you to be very serious. smile
Lovely capture Ginnie. I'll pas op for the coming ones!
Ginnie Hart: Good for you, Richard, and merci. smile
They are so beautiful, must be thrilling to sail on these boats ! I have a look daily Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: I can imagine why people are addicted to sailing, Flo. Catching the wind just right would be a thrill! Merci.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 7 Jun 2010, 09:47
Good one Ginnie shame it's not Friday lol
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, lets just say it's leading up to Friday, Vintage. smile Thanks.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Jun 2010, 10:08
Great original, wonder what is coming next.
May I be so bold: I think
LET OP! would be better, pas op is more like 'be aware' like: be aware of the dog
Ginnie Hart: AHA! I love the language lesson, Petra. THANK YOU. Now that I have heard this, it makes sense. I'm sure Astrid will confirm this later when we talk about it tonight. Hartstikke bedankt.
A nice landscape. I like the treatment of your phot, between sepia and desaturatred color.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Hoveeto. Merci.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 7 Jun 2010, 10:23
Really beautiful apture Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sil. Grazie.
This is a super capture Ginnie, I can hear the breeze on the sails, great toning and I shall look forward to the other versions smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Linda. Of course, now I've set myself up for who knows what! HA!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 7 Jun 2010, 10:35
Okay...am looking forward to seeding what twiddling you're going to do. Wonderful scene and gorgeous light in this!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. I hope I haven't set myself up for disappointing y'all! smile
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jun 2010, 11:33
Very pleasant Ginnie, I look forward to seeing what you can do with it.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Les. I just hope I haven't set y'all for a disappointment.
  • Nadiuska
  • United States
  • 7 Jun 2010, 12:25
love the tones smile
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedanke, Nadiuska.
Very nice shot. You'll love the Tall Ships. We've seen them in Dublin and Liverpool.
Ginnie Hart: My photographer brother saw them in NYC years ago, Bernie, and even rented time on a helicopter to take pictures from above. I'll never forget that. I'd love to swing that myself for Astrid and me, if possible!
Very nice Ginnie...Dont tell they are going to get even better!!!..Its going to be interesting.
Ginnie Hart: I realize I have set myself up, Ron, to possibly disappoint. sad Ugh.
The mind boggles at the twiddles to come.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I just hope I don't end up disappointing you. Oh well....
A beautifully captured image...the tones and details are lovely
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, nazzareno, for stopping by and commenting.
Lovely shot, Ginnie - reminds one of those Dutch seascapes in the galleries smile
Ginnie Hart: That's very kind of you, Tom. I sure enjoyed seeing this!
Oh, I love sailboats, and that one is truly majestic. I like the windmills too; more modern than the Dutch windmills of fame.
I like the muted processing here; very nice for the subject.
Ginnie Hart: I love sailboats, too, Mark, and Astrid even knows how to operate them. Maybe one day she'll sail one for me...with me in it, of course. smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 7 Jun 2010, 15:05
Another gorgeous shot of a beautiful scene. I feel as if I'm viewing the wind...(yes, I know - "the wind goeth..."). I see your main focal point is on the left. I tried that a week ago and cut of the left side...lol. The wind is really making the water choppy. Gives a wonderful texture.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Just as I thought, Sherri. Sometimes I DO focus on the left side of the frame. smile Thanks for drawing that to my attention. The Netherlands will never have a loss of wind, based on what I have seen. Therefore, sailboats will be a-plenty here for a long time.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 7 Jun 2010, 16:16
I just love how the light falls on the small boat to the right of the image center.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Frida. It surprised me, too, when I saw it. Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 7 Jun 2010, 17:11
must be nice sailing in one of those classy sailboats.. very nice toning here too.. nice shot! smile
Ginnie Hart: The Netherlands has so much wind and water, Rian, I'm guessing it could be the sailing capital of the world! Thanks.
Lovely shot Ginnie. It will be interesting to see it in various stages of twiddledom.
Ginnie Hart: I hope it's as interesting as I want it to be, Janet. smile Thanks.
Great idea! Hard to improve the original though.
Ginnie Hart: Well, I'm not saying the twiddles will be an improvement, Albert! grin
Funny but that does not look much like water though it obviously is Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Ray said it looked like a sea of grass. You and he are clearly in the same boat, Chad. smile
Beautiful achievements, balanced well, well with you.Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Roland.
I await, with baited breath, to see what you are going to come up with Ginnie, it is certainly a good shot as it is. (On your blog the day out at the Steam and Boats festival looked like just the ticket for some of us men and our interests.)
Ginnie Hart: I just hope I don't end up disappointing everyone, Brian. smile So you saw my pictures at my other blog. Wow. You sure know how to surprise me. You'll see some of them again here in one form or another. It was a great day. Thanks.
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 7 Jun 2010, 20:03
Wonderful shot ... It makes me want to go for a stroll ...
Sincerely

LoLo
Ginnie Hart: Boats on the water have a way of doing that, LoLO. smile Merci.
  • tede
  • France
  • 7 Jun 2010, 21:10
Splendid this sailing and wonderful image with a superb tone. Nice evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Tede. The Netherlands has a LOT of wind and water, so sailing is a great sport for them. smile
Lots of interesting elements - the windmills on the far bank and particularly the way the smaller yacht sail catches the light.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, George. It was a splendid moment in time.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 7 Jun 2010, 21:18
i like the boats, and this is magnific! great shot ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: The Netherlands is a great place for boats, Oscar. smile Gracias.
  • Antoine
  • France.
  • 7 Jun 2010, 21:36
A superb monochrome with a excellent framing. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Antoine. Merci.
  • Foto'S
  • Poland
  • 7 Jun 2010, 22:01
Perfect! and I like it smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart. Thank you.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 7 Jun 2010, 22:08
let's beging the twiddling lessons.

have a lovely week.
Ginnie Hart: HA! No lessons, Maria...just messing around. smile
  • rags
  • United States
  • 8 Jun 2010, 05:03
Lovely image. Cant wait to see the versions of this image.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Kanyi. I just hope I don't disappoint you. smile
Peaceful picture that I could watch all day. A+ smile
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Valérie. There's something about the water, even when it's stormy. I'm always drawn to it. Merci.
  • lasiate
  • Thailand
  • 8 Jun 2010, 11:29
joli prise mais je crois que je l'aurais préféré au naturel
Ginnie Hart: This is pretty much the original, Lasiate, through the B&W/sepia filter...on an overcast day. Merci for your comment.
  • Andy
  • 8 Jun 2010, 22:34
Beautiful sailboats! Love the sepia feel to this image.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Andy. You nailed it. smile
  • Toni
  • United States
  • 14 Jun 2010, 02:38
Gorgeous shot, Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Toni.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 5 Jul 2010, 04:14
Hi Ginnie....i love this photo and would wonder why you would want to change anything..... someone asked about the scooner, the double masted ship.... The Cnadian ship The Bluenose a fishing scooner was built in 1921 and entered and won the International Fishermen's Trophy against the New Englanders,.... She has been on the Canadian dime for as long as i can remember....see i am pas op! ...petersmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Peter. That's why it's so fun to hear from people like you. We learn something new every day! Many thanks. smile

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