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A Long Winter's Nap

 

Somewhere in Münsterland, Germany, on 7 November.

 

Have a great, relaxing weekend.

 


A Long Winter's Nap

 

Somewhere in Münsterland, Germany, on 7 November.

 

Have a great, relaxing weekend.

 


comments (57)

  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Nov 2010, 05:17
wouldn't that be nice to snuggle into a long winter's nap....mmmmmm... no complains from my side.
Wonderful picture, love the sun and shadow.
You saw more of this place than I did, but than, next time we take the whole tour.
TGIF.... what a week.
Ginnie Hart: Notice that they were backed in so they could look out at the windmill. smile I love that thought. We had so much fun that gorgeous day!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 19 Nov 2010, 05:20
Wonderful light on these old relics. I thought maybe you captured this one at Ruth's farm.
Ginnie Hart: No, not at Ruth's farm, Sherri, but it sure reminded me of that. If we had had more time, I would have wanted to go inside to meet them and find out their names. They both looked different from what I'm used to. Thanks.
He(It) is going to need to clean all this, poor man machinne abandoned(given up), kiss Ginnie, good day...
Ginnie Hart: It's okay, Pierrot. Just taking a wee little nap before having to be put to hard work again. smile Merci.
Go go, a little of courage, we shall make him(it) together, kisses...
Ginnie Hart: Soon they'll be off to the races again, Pierrot. smile Merci.
You have captured splendid light here Ginnie. They look quite old and well used tractors and your processing highlights this superbly well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Scotia. It was mid-morning, just before 10a, when we stopped by to see the German windmill on display. The gate wasn't even opened yet, but I spied these beauties nearby and snapped the picture.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 19 Nov 2010, 06:21
tractors hibernate? hehe lovely shot yet again, Ginnie!!!
Ginnie Hart: Nothing left to do, Elaine, till next spring, I assume? smile Thanks.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 19 Nov 2010, 06:45
Tractors! Nothing quite like an old tractor shed on the farm.
Ginnie Hart: I concur whole-heartedly, Rob. smile Thanks.
What a great image, Ginnie. Love the light warming the scene. Two workhorses enjoying a day off. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Roz. My guess is they can rest till next spring...unless they need to plow some snow in a couple months? smile
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 19 Nov 2010, 07:24
The light and framing is gorgeous.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Kala.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Nov 2010, 07:41
Oh, Ginnie, it is amazing what all your vivid eyes discovered in the Münsterland: clogs, tractors, wheels, all things you especially like as we know from previous pictures -and your processing is beautiful and so appropriate - yes, Hanomag is an important county machines factory - and I remember to have sat as child on just a tractor as I was allowed to help on a farm - lovely memories (also of ons weekeind tesamen twee weken geleden!)!
Ginnie Hart: I should have known you'd figure out the name on that one tractor, Philine: Hanomag. I have never heard of that brand, so I'm getting my education. From YOU, of course! smile I love it. We had so many wonderful memories that weekend. I have finished my pictures and will now get them into collages for my other blog...for Monday. smile
mmm lots of light and textures to take in.
Ginnie Hart: It was one of those Kodak moments, Nigel...with my Canon. smile Thanks.
I get the urge to hibernate in winter!

Love this shot of these old tractors, it is sort of cosy smile
Ginnie Hart: Spoken like a true bear, Bill. grin Cozy is a good word for this. That's what it reminded me of. Thanks.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 19 Nov 2010, 07:58
Super! I love the old feel an colr is this picture.
Have a great weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Fokkio! Jij ook.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 19 Nov 2010, 07:59
... and color in this picture, I mean smile
Ginnie Hart: Of course, Fokkio. As I often say to Astrid, I know your English. grin
  • Aussie
  • rocky
  • 19 Nov 2010, 08:00
Your processing is spot on for this image, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Aussie. Thank you.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Nov 2010, 08:11
Fine title, indeed! Yes, Astrid is right -the next time we have to visit the Mühlenhof Open-Air Museum! (http://www.muenster.de/stadt/tourismus/en/walking-tours_family.html)
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, bedankt, Philine, for that link. We at least got our appetites whetted! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Nov 2010, 08:30
They could be waiting quietly for spring Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: That's what I'm thinking, Chris.
I love these old tractors Ginnie. You captured them so well.
Ginnie Hart: I love them, too, Richard. Good ol' work horses. Merci.
This looks more like a museum.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Chad, you're right. They were at the Mühlenhof Open-Air Museum in Münster. smile
  • Maxou
  • Bourges
  • 19 Nov 2010, 09:27
Wouha. Superb. It's a very nice photo with a excellent texture. Have a lovely day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Antoine. Merci.
Wonderful image! Love the colors and the processing! This is really a great composition
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Nazzareno, for stopping by and commenting.
thanks Ginnie nice w/e to you too, photo in clever in proportion between elements in light and others in shadows
Ginnie Hart: This was mid-morning on Sunday, Fabrizio, when the world was starting to wake up. smile Grazie.
Very nice old style country life
Ginnie Hart: Down home on the farm, Chantal. smile Bedankt.
What class your photos!
Very nice.
(Olivier)
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Olivier! Merci.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Nov 2010, 10:36
A beautiful old Hanomag. I like the way that the natural light is reaching in towards the tractors. Great picture - and don't relax too much this weekend. Keep MLS happy smile
Ginnie Hart: Between you and Philine, I'm getting my education on these tractors, Louis. I had no clue what the last letter/s might be on that Hamoma-. Astrid will get a kick out of your comment. She'll enjoy the good laugh. So, bedankt. I do my best at keeping her happy, trust me. grin
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Nov 2010, 10:50
gobsmacked
Ginnie Hart: You're too generous, Ray, but thanks. smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 19 Nov 2010, 10:53
Is this an old tractor museum? Beautifully processed Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It IS the Mühlenhof Open-Air Museum, Frida, so perhaps these tractors are part of it? I hadn't thought about that but you may be right. We were there for only 5 minutes before we were on our way elsewhere, so I didn't really find out about the tractors...only enough time to take a picture. Thanks.
Lovely play of light and shadow...beautiful tones and mood...so rich in detail..I love it Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pavan. It was such a beautiful day.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 19 Nov 2010, 13:03
I do like the light and shadows in this photo have a good weekend
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. You and Ginny have a great weekend, too.
Great shot Ginnie, so much atmosphere and I bet it's getting the tractor fans all wound up.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love winding up the tractor fans, Brian. smile Thanks.
Treasure in the barn. The location looks like the setting for a fairy story. Great capture.
Ginnie Hart: I love barns, John. There always seems to be treasure there! Thanks.
No doubt they'll undergo a fair bit of maintenance during their off season!
Ginnie Hart: You're probably right, Tom...unless they're part of the Open-Air Museum?! I haven't a clue.
  • Antoine
  • Bourges
  • 19 Nov 2010, 17:45
Superb photo. I like it. Good evening Ginnie. Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine. Merci.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 19 Nov 2010, 17:59
If I hadn't read the caption, I would have thought this was in the barn in Michigan - the one that you featured before.

Happy weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Someone else wondered the same thing, Maria. Maybe that's why it caught my eye. Ruth's farm is so entrenched in me, yes! Thanks for the sweet thought.
Let's hope they'll be able to sleep all winter, and won't be needed to push snow ploughs
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Ellie...especially if they are in fact part of the open-air museum there. Thanks.
This is beautiful. Subdued colours, wonderfully lit, great texture and a subject full of interest.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Graeme, for stopping by and commenting.
  • john Eagle
  • United States
  • 19 Nov 2010, 20:23
Cool tractors... reminds me of home. They look to be in tip top shape. Lighting reminds me of an Autumn morning.
Ginnie Hart: It was indeed an autumn morning, John. Bingo. And yes, I'm guessing this reminds you of home and me of my sister's farm in Michigan! smile Thanks.
lovely little capture there, well spotted
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Derek.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 19 Nov 2010, 21:51
Una imagen magnifica, con unos tonos maravillosos, que evocan el otoño y nos anuncian el invierno
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Oscar. I love serene scenes like this. smile
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 19 Nov 2010, 22:06
Beautiful old tractors! Looks like they are safely stored for the winter! Love the warm tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Andy. I guess there are many things in the world that get to rest during the cold months! smile
i *love* the golden-yellow filter you applied to this photo. it shows off the age of the equipment, which i bet is beautifully maintained.
the old wheel and... what is that cylinder on the ground?... add to the antique feel of the image.
it's beautifully done, ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Sera. Thank you for your kind words. Astrid says the roller/cylinder is pulled behind a tractor to flatten/smooth the ground, especially after mowing. It reminds me on a small scale of when our roads are made in the States and they need to be smoothed before asphalt is laid.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 20 Nov 2010, 04:30
As usual Ginnie you have found another fabulous subject(s) to shoot....your framing and capture of the light/shadow is superb....have a nice weekend....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Tractors always made such good models, Peter. They are so obliging. smile Thanks.
Don't you just love old farm equipment. Beautiful shot.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Michael, I do. I never get tired of them. smile Thanks.
Live from the past. I love the light. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Valérie. The past and present live side by side. smile Merci.
  • tede
  • France
  • 20 Nov 2010, 10:09
Old tractors that must be retired! Treatment of all beauty, great shot. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: They Hev aged gracefully, Tede, and are a tribute to all of us who are retired. smile Merci.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 20 Nov 2010, 12:36
Lovely shot of two old antiques...reminds me of the summer when the tractor enthusiasts get together and, waving merrily, drive along our country road in their ancient machines.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, George, I know. Those who are tractor enthusiasts take great pride in their old workhorses! smile Thank you.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Nov 2010, 13:34
The sun seems to be waking them up out of their slumber.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Cherie. I like that thought. smile Thanks.
Love how you included the old wagon wheel propped up against the barn, Ginnie. It makes the tractor image even more appealing, if that's possible.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Beverly. I think you are one who notices everything! smile
  • Mark
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Nov 2010, 21:42
Really like the colours and light in that shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mark, for stopping by and commenting. That means a lot to me.
  • jess
  • USA
  • 21 Nov 2010, 04:07
Your rustic selections always make me feel like I just need to buy that house in the countryside, stock up on chickns and cattle and get to the roots of life!

Wonderfully composed! The surfaces and textures are just delightful.
Ginnie Hart: My sister who lives on a farm in Michigan agrees with me when I say that Farm is deep within all of us, Jess. It's like it gets back to the core of life. smile Thanks.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 21 Nov 2010, 04:32
looks very much deserted, but i'm sure it's getting much-needed rest after all the years of being used. smile
Ginnie Hart: When I first took this picture, Liang, I assumed these tractors were working tractors just in the barn for the day. Later I realized they're probably part of the Open-Air Museum and are there for show. Regardless, they're beauties, for sure...like so many of your own models. smile Thanks.
Very nice tones for this old times composition
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Calusarus. Merci.
amazing capture
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Olivier.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 21 Nov 2010, 16:44
So timeless! Love these old tractors..the rusting colors. Excellent!
Ginnie Hart: As Ruth and I have often said, Marcie, FARM is deep inside us! Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 21 Nov 2010, 18:07
they deserve the rest.. they look pretty old.. grin have a great weekend too.. smile
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, Rian, I think they're part of the open-air museum! grin That means they get to rest for a long time and still get polished. Thanks.
  • Marie
  • Turkey
  • 22 Nov 2010, 20:54
magnifique atmosphère.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Marie, for stopping by again.
  • Arash
  • Germany
  • 2 Dec 2010, 23:19
break time wink
Ginnie Hart: Yup. Everyone needs a good break from time to time. Thanks, Arash.

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