The Vijfhuizer mill was built in 1874 and was used to keep the Vijfhuizer polder dry. It is situated along the Ringvaart. The mill is still operational, but will be used on special occasions only.
I drove by the mill late yesterday afternoon as I had to go somewhere. I deceided to take a small detour though because of the beautiful light and look for some photo opportunities.
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pat0500 (21561) 2007-02-02 10:22
Excellent point of view of the beautiful mill..!
Very good sharpness and wonderful reflection on water..very good shot..!
Have a nice weekend
guifav (353) 2007-02-02 10:23
Great POV and composition of colours, looks like painted.
The kind of picture I love to see from Holland.
snunney (81817) 2007-02-02 10:27
Excellent pov looking towards this windmill, that so well suits the square frame. Perfect perspective looking down the canal. Very good tones and soft lighting, resulting a pretty reflection. Very successful work.
thierry37 (669) 2007-02-02 10:31
it was a good idea to take a small detour. It gives us the oportunity to see a splendid picture.
The colours and the POV are great.
I like it
Glint (6165) 2007-02-02 10:40
this is an attractive composition. I like he reflections and the tranquility.
GilbertB (12246) 2007-02-02 10:57
Hi Harko, very nice shot and lovely reflection on the water. Regards.
eshirey (325) 2007-02-02 11:30
Beautiful sharpness and reflection...the warm colors are lovely. Good work.
markstaples (15670) 2007-02-02 11:50
And thanks for your visit. The light in this shot is beautiful. The shot is nice and sharp and the reflections are nice too. The mill is well placed in the frame. Nice work.
Emiel_Skyfreak (3002) 2007-02-02 11:53
Mooie foto, goed licht en een mooie reflectie in het water. Het riet aan de oever loopt door van het begin to ver in de verte..dat is mooi, want het creëert mooie diepte in de foto. De keuze voor een bijna vierkante presentatie past hier ook, vind ik! Goeie compositie door de windmolen wat meer naar links te plaatsen.
mesutilgim (82284) 2007-02-02 12:10
Great capture ! Wonderfull compo and colors.
Thanks for sharing
mirko_ninkovic (488) 2007-02-02 12:47
Beautiful shot! Great composition and perspective, excellent reflection and colors, very clear, fresh and sharp picture. Looks idyllic. Goes to my favorites...
dkeus31 (27735) 2007-02-02 13:41
Nice composed view. I prefer a more contrasty sky, but the reflexion in the water is fine.
pboehringer (770) 2007-02-02 20:26
Perfect image, Harko. The placement of the windmill in your shot shows that you did some active work when you composed it. The reflections are truly beautiful. The whole scenery reminds me a lot of old netherland painting.
isabela_sor (47583) 2007-02-04 3:47
So beautiful your pic!!Warm colors,great reflection and most important excellent POV
A nice weekend
Wanda1 (14980) 2007-02-04 4:39
A beautiful shot of this classic Dutch landcscape. The light is wonderful and reminds me of the old Dutch masters paintings. Nicely composed and a great reflection.
kensimage (8561) 2007-02-04 11:34
This is beautiful, Harko, very much like an old Dutch painting, with the golden earth tones and subtle sky colors. It was well worth the detour you took. Landscape shots are more difficult where it's flat, but I guess you get a lot of practice with that where you live, and this shows the practice has paid off! Regards, Ken.
danyy (0) 2007-02-04 14:50
l'image est bien cadrée, il y en a qui aurait coupé le reflet ce qui aurait été une erreur vu qu'il est splendide.
Des lumières pas faciles, il commence à faire sombre.
De belles couleurs de saison.
thebecky (688) 2007-02-04 19:05
The ubiquitous windmill shot. The light you have caught here made the detour worth while and technically it is very nice.
asajernigan (21090) 2007-02-05 14:50
Great lighting and color with nice sharpness. I like the reflection it add character to the photo. The eye is led through the photo by the waterway. Nice composition with good lines and angles.
Pascale (10456) 2007-02-05 15:38
Une magnifique composition pour cette photo avec des couleurs superbes.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-02-09 8:39
Excellent picture of something typicall in Netherlands: the windmill and the water.
The reflection, obviously, are lovely too.
jcdurka1 (1950) 2007-02-15 5:55
Many details are very attractive in this picture. A very good composition, a very nice light, a nice reflect in the water, a nice sky with different tones. And the square format use for the result.
It's very well done,
Stepan (27210) 2007-02-15 16:06
Looks like a master painting. Cool and beautiful, with a good realization : square frame, off-centering, light. Good shot.
fraggance (380) 2007-02-15 16:15
Les couleurs sont superbes ! Et le cadrage met bien en valeur le moulin et son reflet dans l'eau!
AROBN54 (11471) 2007-02-21 22:59
Hi, Harko. I ws looking through your photos and BAM! this one hit me in the eye. I LOVE the composition with that mill in a
perfect spot with a perfect reflection. Those warm reddish colors are wonderful and you chose a GREAT spot to shoot it. This is wonderful. Best regards,
MichaelTrezzi (3347) 2007-02-22 15:36
Hi Harko, excellent wind mill picture - like from one of the old Dutch masters, Perfect composition, colors, crop. Well done. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Michael
snowfalken (1116) 2007-03-06 13:58
What a simple and effective composition! You created an excellent symmetry dividing the picture into two halves and made sure that it doesn't become boring by placing the wind mill off the center. The reflections in the water are smashing and the river receding towards the horizon line creates a great perspective. Very beautiful! Congratulations and TFS!
With Friendly Regards,
Traczewska (14) 2007-03-31 15:32
You took picture of the same mill I did! Another weather condition, another side.. mill looks so different.. I like it a lot!
With kind regards, Agnieszka
magalik (6103) 2009-09-03 11:12
Very nice. Excellent POV and good handling of light : very pleasant tones and softness.
A very enjoyable photo.
MarinaBlue (65) 2009-10-05 13:09
This photo doesn't look like a picture taken by camera but a canvas of a good old master....It really caught me by surprise! POV and the reflection in the water makes the impression even stronger! Amazing :)
mafegan (8624) 2009-10-11 6:00
Excellent light with the sun setting on this beautiful scene. Perfect scene with the reflections and distant boats and housing. Very nice. Tfs, Marlene
- Copyright: Harko Pilot (TravelerNL) (3011)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-02-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alfa DSLR A100, SONY 3/5-5.6/18-70
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Dutch river and polder landscapes [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-02 10:13
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