The De Gooyer Windmill.
Currently towering over the Nieuwevaart Canal, Molen De Gooyer was built in 1725. The structure, just one of Amsterdam's many windmills that were built in the 18th century, replaced an older windmill of the same name. The mill was moved to its current position in 1814 when barracks built in 1811 obstructed the wind. It was operational until the beginning of the 20th century, when the city of Amsterdam purchased the building and promptly restored it between 1929 and 1930.
A 1972 storm caused extensive damage to the windmill but historians saw to it that it was rebuilt by 1976.
Its location in the eastern portion of Amsterdam's downtown area has made the structure quite popular with both locals and tourists.
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lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-07-28 4:22
A nice shot of the windmill with all the details captured well A well composed image with nice colors and sharpness. A very informative text about the windmill.
asajernigan (21427) 2011-07-28 5:33
This is a nice upward view of this windmill. The upward view gives the windmill a towering appearance. The windmill stands out nicely against the great sky. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2011-07-30 11:34
a beautiful view... Razor sharp presentation. Great composition with superb colours. The chosen low POV created nice atmosphere. Like the beautiful windmill at FG with blue sky as backdrop. A very nice one indeed. Tfs.
jhm (156594) 2011-07-31 3:05
You shows us these mill on a wonderful way, taken out of the low position.
Sharpness and clarity be superb, also the colors are realistic
We get an excellent depth creation.
Lovely presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
jemaflor (100223) 2011-08-01 8:36
Nice windmill, tfs, good idea with this angle of pov, perfect colors and light management, good result, tfs.
bayno (18344) 2011-08-04 5:35
Hi Ranjan, beautiful composition, the mill creates a good contrast with the sky color, excellent POV, nice light.
Angshu (56760) 2011-08-20 23:12
You're a well travelled man! Nice picture of this windmill against the blue sky. Maybe inclusion of a bit of surroundings would have given this picture more appeal...that of course in my humble opinion!
wolf38 (31296) 2011-08-22 2:25
Hi Ranjan. I've just seen your gallery in the beautiful windmill. Of course, you see those relics of past times, especially in Holland. Photo and text fit together perfectly. Well seen and realized. Rgds, Wolfgang.
prasun984 (5590) 2011-08-29 4:24
I go through your gallery...I like this picture most...nice picture of wind mill under the texture blue sky with a nice chosen pov...like the textures of the wall...
good exposure controlled in day light...nice color tones & sharpness also...
V good shot with nice information...
Longroute (19396) 2011-09-09 7:32
Fine and impressive!
This windmills are world famous and you have framed it well. The close up view create a fine perspective towards above and allows to appreciate the architecture details. Lovely blue sky makes it stand out better.
serp2000 (45072) 2011-09-24 1:53
The sharpness is not perfect, but I like this presentation of Holland. A windmill is one of symbols this country. Good pov and very good saturation.
axiotea (21651) 2011-09-30 5:11
your shooting angle gives the impression the windmill is very high and so the vertical format worked well!
Pleasant luminosity and sky on which the mill stands out well!
Fis2 (102462) 2011-11-01 15:11
I love windmills ;)
A very curious windmill.
Interesting POV and composition.
Good colors and light.
jmdias (66403) 2011-11-03 6:23
very nice image showing the mill from a lower pov that make it more powerful. good light, framing, sharpness and details.
sacavem (18620) 2011-11-17 3:18
Good work to capture of this windmill. Fine details to go with them.
kiks (12739) 2011-12-09 1:55
I like this aproach. It gives an intersting perspective. I think you can win some sharpness with a simple PP work.
Noel_Byrne (32544) 2012-07-03 6:14
A beautiful point of view of such an iconic structure. The detail captured is superb and the blue sky is perfect.
Great note too!