De Adriaan is a windmill in the Netherlands that burnt down in 1932 and was rebuilt in 2002. The original windmill dates from 1779 and the mill has been a distinctive part of the skyline of Haarlem for centuries. The windmill is fully functional, and is capable of grinding grain. However, it is not often in use - it works for tourists, mostly on Saturdays and holidays. Inside the windmill is a small museum, and the interior can be seen.
Haarlem is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands. It is the capital of the province of North Holland, the northern half of Holland, which at one time was the most powerful of the seven provinces of the Dutch Republic. Haarlem lies in the northern part of the Randstad, one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe.
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dta (74789) 2012-06-15 6:00
Hello Asa ,
Ce célèbre moulin bénéficie d'un magnifique ciel "hollandais" en toile de fond . Le cadrage et la composition sont parfaits .
jacquest (18927) 2012-06-15 6:22
The sky is just splendid in this image and the windmill stands proudly over it. The elements are well placed in the photo with well rendered colors and excellent sharpness.
Miguel82 (27277) 2012-06-15 6:46
A nice view on that windmill and city around
Fine colors and excellent sharpness
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-06-15 8:00
beautiful picture of this typical Dutch mill.But what I like the most about your superb composition is the amazing cloud formations,which make really fantastic background for the mill and the architecture.Excellently composed picture with good clarity and superb colors.
Have a nice weekend
Budapestman (82620) 2012-06-15 8:08
a picturesque view with beautiful architectural details, the composition is superb and I like the attractive clouds and the lovely POV, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
josepmarin (58325) 2012-06-15 11:41
With this fantastic photo of the windmill you celebrate your 400th photo published here. Congratulations!
I like the aesthetical power of the clouds in the sky, and the space that they occupy in your framing, in a composition with a great graphical wealth and a good structure of its elements.
The result is effective and very attractive.
cargus (10053) 2012-06-15 12:20
Spectaculaire composition, de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!
pierrefonds (63290) 2012-06-16 6:32
The subject is well framed. The wide angle point of view is showing the details and colors of the boat and of the architecture of the windmill and of the houses. The late afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
lgir (7277) 2012-06-16 6:50
judicious framing of this mill in a beautiful part of heaven and with this boat that completes the picture.
willperrett (9401) 2012-06-16 8:01
What a majestic structure: very impressive for what is after all, domestic, vernacular architecture. My great-grandfather painted (and sold) many pictures made in and around Haarlem, including this windmill. Although he was English, he signed himself Louis Van Staaten, presumably to make his Dutch paintings more "authentic"! Like you have managed here, he always looked for the dramatic sky. Your photograph reminds me very strongly of his work, several examples of which we've got hanging around the house. Good work and thanks!
sacimar (26205) 2012-06-17 1:48
good image of this windmill, I like the composition with this fantastic cloudy sky, the architecture catch my attention, well seen,
Silvio1953 (136633) 2012-06-17 7:20
Ciao Asa, lovely composition with beautiful windmill, superb sky, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
ktanska (26793) 2012-06-17 11:32
Quite attractive old windmill perfectly placed by the water. Together with those boats it creates definitely Dutch feeling. Background clouds look good too.
jhm (148678) 2012-06-22 3:57
Congratulations for your 400th picture on TE, I hope that you yet a lot years can pictures places.
A Dutch mill with truly Dutch weather, but splendid clouds and nice area.
Excellent conposition, nice colors too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Weekend,
gunbud (34066) 2012-06-25 15:43
Love those magnificent clouds in the background for this lovely bit of traditional Dutch architecture to stand out against.
Very informative note rich in history to go along with this fine image.
kordinator (20453) 2012-07-01 1:03
Lovely watermill,fantastic sky,amazing colorful details.
ChrisJ (109450) 2012-07-06 4:01
Good graphism of the darker Adriaan Windmill against the lighter bg sky. Well framed and positioned on the 1/3 axis too with impeccable sharpness overall, and nice fg reflections in the canal. The clouds add to the tonal range and the boats add focal points. Tfs!
adramad (43103) 2012-07-06 9:40
A superb composition, I like the POV with the beautiful windmill shifted to one side allowing you to see the charming houses next to it, a fabulous sky is a great complement to the image.
Perfect management of brightness and sharpness with a palette ideal. Well done.
Have a nice weekend.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-07-08 7:44
Lovely sky and powerfull clouds. Gorgeous rich colours. Idyllic scene very well managed. The windmill is magnificent. Quality work.
Have a nice week,
delpeoples (56722) 2012-08-29 2:53
Hello dear Asa
What a lovely characteristic scene, so symbolic of the Netherlands. The colours and shapes are beautiful and you did really well with the light and the sky. I think you could increase the contrast even more here, but that's just a question of personal taste.
Thanks for sharing
Sergiom (73346) 2014-07-08 5:20
Quel bel endroit. Le moulin à vent est gigantesque et prend littéralement possession de ce quai. La contre plongée utilise parfaitement les nuages comme arrière plan.
Herquin (7785) 2014-07-16 23:37
il à fier allure ce moulin et qui plus est bien situé le long du halage où il doit faire bon flâner .
berek (47240) 2014-07-23 7:59
I have always loved the netherlands. a country founded by toys. spectacular clouds and very successful framing. congratulations.
ourania (41166) 2014-08-07 2:59
the skyline of Haarlem shown in this view is interesting and pleasant, composed by several different structures. The most attractive of them is the windmill, I like the way you placed it in the frame and how it is a central point of reference for the whole area. The light must have played hide and seek, you captured it shining with an intriguing intensity upon the moody colours. The sky is so dynamic, absolutely fascinating. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
clic (16600) 2014-08-24 7:39
I see a narcissic windmill that took a dominant elevated site for showing over town its second youth, judiciously located on a vertical tiers line for a perfect visual balance compared to lower buildings.
Of course, the clouds bought VIP tickets for this spirited inaugural ceremony!
Tigerlily (3375) 2014-08-30 2:54
A beautiful shot. The sky added on more drama to the image, the dark colored mill made a perfect contrast to the background. Wonderful landscape.
- Copyright: Asa Jernigan (asajernigan) (21427)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-01
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Tamron AF18-270mm F3,5-6,3 DI II VC LD, DIGITAL Circular P.L.D. 72mm
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-15 5:44