This windmill ar Skerries in north county Dublin, Ireland, is known as " The Great Windmill of Skerries".
This mill was was probably built towards the end of the 18th century. Wind mills were used for grinding corn. The "cap" or pointed roof of this wind mill was turned, using the long pole on the right, so that the arms or "sails" could always be pointed into the wind.
Today, Skerries Mills is a tourist attraction open to the public. There are two wind mills on site, as well as a water mill. Certainly worth a visit in you are anywhere north county Dublin.
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Zolive (5935) 2007-09-23 7:26
wonderfull windmill, colors and light are very good.
Buin (42468) 2007-09-23 10:34
This one is an eye-catcher - even as a thumbnail! A striking picture with big areas for the single colours and many clear lines. I like this buildup very much. A really beautiful scenery ...
Greetings from sunny Germany - and have a nice week!
ThierryA (6686) 2007-09-23 12:10
Beautiful colors on this picture. The white of the wind mill is nice on the blue of the sky, i like your framing, weel done !
I wish you a good evening,
pedroseco (198) 2007-09-23 13:32
Perfect postcard picture! Excelent colors make this photo very special and interesting!
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2007-09-25 16:15
I'm just trying to imagine people hauling on that pole every time the wind changed! It probably didn't change too often, then.
Very evocative picture, with good use of a few strong colors and shapes.
tabora (0) 2007-09-26 13:13
J'ignorais qu'il existait des moulins a vents en Irlande,il est aussi joli que ceux de la hollande,les couleurs sont belles.
darrasin (2860) 2007-09-27 22:19
Hello Tim! This one is well seen, wonderful warm saturated colors and great sharpness. Technically perfect and the compo is very good too!
mbasil (2129) 2007-09-28 8:38
I love the saturated colors and simple lines here, Tim. I am especially struck by the clean lines of the rope fence in the fg. Nicely composed. (Though I hope you got a "head-on" shot, too).