Not so far from big neighbour amsterdam but certainly as historic and interesting,Haarlem is a lovely,old pictoresque province town.
Home of many museums,painters(Hals,van Ruisdael)and several writers and musicians.
The 1778 mill "De Adriaan" along the Spaarne river is one of my favourite spots.
It was used for several jobs untill it burned down by a big fire in 1932..
The local politics was not interested(money)to do and finance the reconstruction.
In 1991 the "stichting(foundation)Molen de Adriaan was formed by the local Haarlem and business people,they convinced the Haarlem council and raised 900.000 guilders of the total 2.500.000 guilders(about 1.130.000 euro ;]]!)needed for the rebuilding of this fantastic monument in 1999.
The opening was in 2002!
I was lucky to see it in this Jacob van Ruisdael light.
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Bartleby (13512) 2010-10-17 9:35
definitely an interesting light! That's beautiful.
dta (62866) 2010-10-17 9:37
Hello jan ,
Wonderful effect of the evening light , enhancing the beauty of the sky and the colors of this so typicaly dutch scenery . The empty benches in the shade in the FG create a nostalgic atmosphere .
JFS (32459) 2010-10-17 9:43
Beautiful shot over Haarlem, the light is absolutely superb. TFS
bartekp (4746) 2010-10-17 9:48
Very good shot, i like that view and colors. Red buildings with red sunset look good.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-10-17 10:04
Nice city corner featuring a splendid windmill and a very nice warm light to get the most of the scene
Have a nice day JY
gabrielpat (7163) 2010-10-17 10:39
wonderful light with warm colors,intresting shadows from the cloudy sky.
anesugur (18789) 2010-10-17 10:53
An amazing photo.
I like the composition with the POV and colors.
Very good job.
Thanks and best wishes. Uğur
DRAKOLIMNH (1224) 2010-10-17 12:00
nice view and warm light -the sky is great too,well done
yquem46 (38380) 2010-10-17 12:21
Delicate light on these red houses and mill together with a an attractive cloudy sky
Well composed with the benches in the shadow at the FG
have a nice evening
guytoc (3614) 2010-10-17 12:47
A great strong shot, particularly in line with dutch painting: sweet light which makes fantastic contrasts between lighted areas and shadows, under deep colours and smooth atmosphere. Good job, for sure.
Gerrit (44005) 2010-10-17 13:16
Ja Jan, het licht is hier onwaarschijnlijk mooi. Het is ook een heel mooi stukje Haarlem aan het water. Dat helpt ook.
PaulVDV (20385) 2010-10-17 13:46
Mooie compositie met de lege banken op de voorgrond en de wieken heel hoog in de lucht.
Prachtige avondkleuren, zowel op de boten, de huizen als op de wolkenmassa's.
hispic (9619) 2010-10-17 20:05
Windmill De Adriaan in a magical light is beautifully rendered with an excellent composition. Beautiful indeed!
Best wishes, Hisashi
samson (1355) 2010-10-18 2:44
This is really interesting. You have boats, houses and windmill in one picture.
peppe59 (14551) 2010-10-18 10:01
a fantastic light on this splendid landscape, complimeti great quality.
SWEETFREEDOM (21586) 2010-10-19 10:33
you had and managed very well an extraordinary light, the houses facades and the cloudy sky are very nice.
Cretense (68685) 2010-10-21 11:10
Very beautiful place and photo, great POV, great framing and composition! Magic warm light, beautiful, intense colours, wonderful, "heavy" sky!
stevesaba (8135) 2010-10-22 1:08
A very beaufitul photo of this Dutch town in such wonderful ight too! Very expertly done, and very pleasing. Warm regards,
ManuMay (34357) 2010-10-22 13:45
A wonderful moment of ligh, great colours and an optim point of view to compose this amazing image, great light management and wonderful colour tones...Excellent work!!
Royaldevon (26449) 2010-10-23 2:44
Good Morning Jan,
This site is certainly living up to its ideal, for me.
I have learnt so much about the world this morning, through photography!
This is just amazing!
The light, as you say in your notes, is the light of artists! The composition, with the focal windmill in such a strong position in the frame, is excellent.
I love how the f/g is in shadow whilst the light radiates in the m/g. You really have handled the light well.
I think this shot needs to be added to my favourites!
Have a good w/e,
jhm (135058) 2010-10-24 3:31
Nederland bezit veel van deze mooie plaatsen waar molens de aantrekkingskracht bezitten om veel toeristen te lokken zoals Kinderdijk.
Prachtie foto, goed gespeeld met licht and schaduwen.
Prettig samengesteld mooi gepresenteerd, hier hou ik van. Bedankt.
Prettig zondag verder,
magalik (6101) 2010-10-24 12:21
Very nice composition with a perfect quality and a typical mill. Impressive to see how these houses are concentrated, difficult to exploit more the space.
Beautiful light which bring warm colors to this lovely place.
bukitgolfb301 (34474) 2010-10-24 13:22
Hello my dear Jan
How are you? We have no contact so long time.
What an impressive architecture/secnery shot indeed!
Perfect framework and matured composition as usual. The usage of great sun light is so attractive and professional. Congratulation on your greatest job and thanks for sharing, have a good day!
macjake (52014) 2010-10-28 3:47
you captured the perfect time of day to immortalize the buildings and windmill.
love the soft light, and the overall combination of shadows of light in the FG.
very charming and picturesque.
what else could you ask for
Longroute (19392) 2010-11-21 1:37
I appreciate here your style in reproducing the pre-sunset atmosphere in Holland: that warm light on the houses is so fine.
A lovely reflection and sky complete this charming photo.
COSTANTINO (51242) 2010-12-01 12:18
excellent capture like a real postcard
your notes are very useful
the colors are unique,the windmill is
fantastic and the warm light of the sun
patdeph (35748) 2010-12-12 5:08
the colors and the light are ,and the mill brings a great interest to the picture.Magnificent
kordinator (14831) 2011-01-12 1:14
Splendid windmill you capturedand a very nice warm light to get wonderful colorful scene.
Amazing buildings all around,nice water and dramatic sky.
Vasa (16736) 2011-04-16 16:56
you made a toil on canvas like your famous Flemish artists! I am staying with admiration in front of that photo-star. All compliments friend!
dale54 (6277) 2012-11-30 11:56
jan hi,what a lovely scene,super late warm light,and great color too! love it! dr