For a Norwegian an old windmill is as exotic to experience as the mountains is for a Danish up here.
Hope you like it then this detail of a windmill in Kjarrebek on Sjalland ;-)
(What the arrangement in the back there is? Haven't the faintest idea....)
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avis2avis (4264) 2004-09-14 4:19
Beautiful! Excellent composition, colors and detail. Very original point of view for this shot. Well done Jack!
papagolf21 (100944) 2004-09-14 4:53
Superbe photographie Jack. Les détails sont nombreux et parfaitement mis en valeur.
Une photo majestueuse. Très belles couleurs.
Very well done.
Magnificent photograph Jack. Details are numerous and perfectly highlighted.
A majestic photo. Very beautiful colours.
Very well done.
joso (2417) 2004-09-14 5:44
The light and shadow even accentuate your "exotic experience", Jack.
Could be the overdimensionated lance of Don Quijote?
hdl (7035) 2004-09-14 7:21
Ha Jack, you have touched a weak spot in me here... me and mills. By the way, Don Quichotte will be impressed. Good details and colours and for me, a bit strange construction especially the top. There are quite some differences to the ones you see here.
The arrangement in the back is, to my opinion, used for turning the top of the mill. In order to turn as efficiently as possible, the wings of the mill must be facing the wind. As you know, wind directions change now and then, so the mill has to be able to turn his wings in the wind. As you can see it is attached to the top in two places with a large wooden pole, to make it turn better. You can turn the top from below and the long poles are used as kind of a lever to make this turning easy by hand or horse. They use grease (oil derivates nowadays) to prevent friction between the hood (top) and the tower; before they used animal grease (from pigs in our area). A+
jhm (152232) 2004-09-14 7:58
Very sharp details, Jack to see, the note of, hdl, is a very well answer, he is a specialist of wind mills, beautiful picture and great composition.
dsidwell (9783) 2004-09-14 9:44
The sharp focus, bold colors and point of view really work well together here, Jack. You can give us many more mills if you want!
ephemere33 (9743) 2004-09-14 11:39
super ...merci beaucoup pour ce partage,car j'adore les moulins...je les collectionnerais bien comme les phares...j'aime bien la prise de l'angle de cette photo...bien osé...j'ai posté une photo de moulin tout à fait de travers et je dois dire qu'elle rend bien de la sorte...les couleurs sont extras...la texture de la matiere de ce moulin est bien originale, on dirait de minis tuiles...le bois qui se marie avec lui est du plus bel effet...bravo...amicalement BI
carper (96) 2004-09-14 11:48
I like the shot Jack,
The mill and the good clours of the sky,For a Norwegian a nice windmill, I think you must come to our land for the mills and not only the Kinderdijk. very good job Jack
baska (0) 2004-09-14 15:54
Beautiful blue sky! Very well done.
Rockyboy (20598) 2004-09-14 16:00
Very good angle for this mil and wonderful colors. Very well done, Jack!
avigur_11 (22099) 2004-09-14 22:17
TThe point of view from the back is special and interesting, Jack. The structure is used for turning the mill to face the wind for the best effiecency.
Sharpnes and colors are excellent. Well done, Jack.
maphoto (8082) 2004-09-14 22:21
Another mill, another beautiful close up, very nice perspective Jack, colors and sharpness are excellent, very well seen.
pamastro (7290) 2004-09-14 23:39
Very sharp and crisp. The lighting on this was great. And the colors are beautiful. The lines of the wood poles spread outward opening up to the sails which give this a nice expansive circular feel. It's a very nice composition like this to create a strong focal point. The detail of all the shingles is my favorite part. So much to see and so detailed and they are great evidence of the age and weather this has endured. Very good work.
ChrisJ (113257) 2004-09-15 3:22
Wonderful blue sky with good graphism.
bazal (7900) 2004-09-15 3:41
Excellent DOF and contrast for this shot. Textures and colors are nice, but the crop is maybe a little too tight. Good work!
Vagabond (5848) 2004-09-15 6:36
Great perspective added by very good definition and nice colours. A wonder for eyes ..
jean-marie (3088) 2004-09-15 7:19
Qu de détails sur cette photo, joli piqué ! et bel angle
c_kyr (1810) 2004-09-15 21:38
Impressive photo taken from a great angle.
The contrast between the mills color and the sky is great.
Very well done!
jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-09-17 4:07
A very beautiful POV of this mill. Very good blue in background and beautiful details.
gepall (1830) 2004-09-17 9:28
Very beautiful perspective with great color of the sky.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-09-19 8:47
Lol - yes your right Jack (About the mills /mountains)- and your good at spotting those old mills. Very fine details and angle you got as well.
About the arrangement - this a "real old" mill which not able to adjust the wings toward the wind automaticly. If you got the whole structure its properly possible to get a horse attached (not sure about that word ;-) and turn the top of the mill to the best position
Thanks for sharing - too bad - I have the slow down a bit on TE ;-) but I be back ever now and then.
(Oh - I can see Hendrik came first :-)
Hanssie (10790) 2004-09-20 15:40
The colours, very nice and very full, sharpness is wonderful and I like the composition, great blue sky too, a nice shot, Jack !
- Copyright: Jack R Johanson (jrj) (34843)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-02-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
- Exposure: f/7.6
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Mills, windmills [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-09-14 3:47