Last Sunday it was a strange weather.
The clouds were very dark and the sunlight
was very bright (even in your back, it hurt
in your eyes).
I know this is certainly not my best picture,
but the pictures have something.......
I hope you share my opinion..
Canon 5D MarkII * 17-40mm L4
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macjake (72539) 2012-04-16 23:03
I had to stop by and take a second close look at this one.
you're right, thats a pretty amazing collection of mother nature's light!
love the water reflections, the peaceful mood and atmosphere, and the climate.
great shot, be proud of this one.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-04-16 23:09
Hello Robert - Magical light, the kind that I find so attractive. I love the dark brooding sky against which the windmill bathes in rich sunlight. The two smaller mills add good balance as they occupy a slice of brightness. You say not your best, maybe not but a lovely shot and a pleasure to see. Warm regards Rosemary
annjackman (21903) 2012-04-16 23:15
The menacing dark sky and the sunlight are a special combination in this picture. A very beautiful, crisp image that is full of atmosphere.
Very well done.
HimalAnda (10671) 2012-04-16 23:17
What a wonderful light! You were lucky to be there at this moment. The composition is perfect and the half-panoramic format is a good choice.
danos (103108) 2012-04-16 23:35
Good morning Robert,
moody the atmosphere with the foreground light to makes the scene so effective with the reflections on the calmly surface of the canal complete the charmy image.I like the creates perspective with the elements of the image to are placed perfect in it.
Have a good day,Danos
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-04-16 23:50
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dta (82364) 2012-04-17 0:40
Hello Robert ,
A great suject , a wonderful light , increasing the contrast with the dak sky . And the reflections are so fine . You ve chosen a panoramic format and half for the sky , why not ? I should have liked to see the same picture with 2/3 for the splendid cloudy sky .
sabermonajati (11387) 2012-04-17 0:53
the windmills exist excellent perspective and paysage and you captured splendid frame from them.
besnard (57228) 2012-04-17 1:01
Un ciel menaçant qui donne une luminosité particulière et intéressante sur ce paysage typique des Pas-Bas.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
willperrett (11810) 2012-04-17 1:09
Good crop and great light, as you yourself point out. Was the sky really this menacing, or have you given nature a P'shop boost? Either way it's impressive, and also well composed.
Nard (6972) 2012-04-17 1:15
I agree with you the light here has something special and the result is absolutly magnificent. I like the contrats between the dramatical sky and the golden grass. The picture is also well framed with this perspective lines made by the mills.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-04-17 1:26
Magic light, very good job.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-04-17 4:23
Iconic Netherlands and captured exquisitely. I love the drama and light here - it is so special, it brings out wonderful warm tones and brushes the fg vegetation so tantalisingly. Your usual immaculate execution and artistic presentation.
Regards - Brian.
PS in respect of your comments on my recent post - Yep! you won the towel!! B.
cargus (10566) 2012-04-17 5:19
Spectaculaire composition, de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!
Sergiom (88277) 2012-04-17 5:24
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. La construction de l'image est impeccable et profite d'un temps très gris en arrière plan et d'une belle lumière sur le moulin.
federico (4517) 2012-04-17 8:13
hi robert great shot, wonderfull colors with a perfect lighting, the subject also is classic but interesting
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-04-17 10:49
I wish I could make a picture like it. The composition is very cleverly done, with many attractive and harmonious elements, such as mills and reflections. The light, colors, sharpness and depth are exceptional. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
Jeppo (17645) 2012-04-17 12:54
I like the contrast between the dramatic sky and the vivid colours of the mills. the reflection is a great plus to the compo
abmdsudi (57680) 2012-04-17 21:04
Expressive and astounding shot in extreme contrasting colors as the threatening dark sky is shading the brightly lit mid and fg, an exceptional moment captured. Such a dramatic atmosphere and you are blessed by the magic light which turns this to such a fabulous shot combined by numerous elements to catch the eyes and your timing is right. Picture of pure brilliance TFS, Congrats
prasun984 (5590) 2012-04-17 22:52
a great POV and landscape composition that is technically perfect. It is enticing and beautifully executed. I love the light and shadows all set against a beautiful stormy sky. Excellent!
jjcordier (79297) 2012-04-18 1:33
Très belle photo, magnifiquement composée et où tu as exploité de la plus belle des façons cette lumière splendide créant un fantastique contraste avec le ciel très chargé.
jimkil (1706) 2012-04-18 1:35
Excellent light colours and contrasts, these moods are always great to see and capture.
kiks (12759) 2012-04-18 3:04
hallo Robert idd heel wat anders dan wat we van je gewend zijn. Maar jij hebt het 'vreemde'licht goed vastgelegd hier.
jadesgran (5431) 2012-04-18 3:04
Hello Robert,a super shot with such intense colours.
faubry (35447) 2012-04-18 13:04
Wonderful landscape with a nice light and reflections in the water, i like it
golus (2893) 2012-04-19 0:03
Good Morning Robert,
With its beautiful windmills, this is a typical dutch scene. Despite it is under the effect of a highly threatening sky, this scene evokes me tranquility. The light management is absolutely masterful, perfect balance of lit and shaded areas, very well exposed. The crisp clear refelections are the other aspect I loved very much. A great work, very well done. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes,
jhm (159991) 2012-04-19 3:14
Wanneer ik goed uw tekst lees spreekt u van niet uw beste foto, maar voor mij is het een zeer goede foto.
U creëerd zeer goede diepte en schitterend perspectief.
De dreigende wolken zorgen voor een excellent contrast.
Scherpte is goed kleuren zijn mooi wat wil u nog meer, o ja de weerspiegeling dat goed overkomt.
Mooi foto werk Robert, bedankt.
Over de 50/50 spreken we niet.
Cricri (125832) 2012-04-19 11:19
Quel contraste merveilleux tant dans la lumière et les couleurs, bien cadrer avec les reflets, le deuxième moulin sous un fond nuageux, bon format et réalisation
zanzi (13690) 2012-04-19 12:03
You have played beautifully with the light in this shot. The alignment of those three windmills is superb.
PS-why did you place your car in the shot ? ;-)
sacavem (18620) 2012-04-19 14:00
Very beautiful landscape with strong colors. Amazing tones, very good sharpness and very well framed.
TFS and greetings,
pajaran (65746) 2012-04-20 6:35
Lepo mesto i trenutak ...
Lep pogled na kanal, vetrenjace i strasne oblake, dobra kompozicija.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, perspektiva i prikaz lepim bojama.
Dobar rad, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Lepo mesto za odmor i ribolov.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje za vikend.
Mooie plaats en tijd ...
Mooi uitzicht op het kanaal, windmolens en verschrikkelijke wolken, goede compositie.
Goede tijdregistratie, contrast, perspectief en mooie kleuren.
Goed gedaan, mijn complimenten voor de vastgelegde moment.
Mooie plek voor vakantie en vissen.
Een mooie dag verder van rust, het allerbeste voor het weekend.
Nice place and time ...
Nice view of the canal, windmills and terrible clouds, good composition.
Good time recording, contrast, perspective view and beautiful colors.
Good work, my congratulations for the captured moment.
Nice place for vacation and fishing.
Have a nice day of rest, all the best for the weekend.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-04-20 10:37
Very nice shoot of this brilliant landscape.Amazing warm colors and superb background.Splendid POV and great frame.TfS
Have a nice weekend,
Waylim (25436) 2012-04-20 12:32
Another beautiful shot, and from what I know and see in your gallery, you are the person are in search of light, the very special light. You have found it and the reward are evidence here in this shot and many other in your gallery.
Compositionally this is not an easy one. The windmills and barn are a little too far apart. I think you did the best making it a semi panoramic to include all of them. The only other possibility is to avoid the barn and get just the windmills.
Excellent as always. I hope all is well.
josepmarin (58359) 2012-04-20 13:21
there is a great beauty in this image, because of its graphical quality and the structure of the composition.
I like the strong effect created by this threatening sky, very dramatic, and its contrast with the wonderful architecture of the windmills and the reflections on the water of the canal.
The ensemble is very aesthetic and attractive.
siudzi (34141) 2012-04-21 6:21
Amazing image of this beautiful and moody scene. Excellent lighting and color contrast achieved. Like it very much. Great work.
Have a nice WE!
Kielia (24077) 2012-04-21 8:59
what a spectacular sky - you are presenting the April mood per excellence. Wonderful light and very natural and moody colors, this image is together with the next one a wonderful lesson in Mother Nature's tempers. My compliments!
bebbetto (40) 2012-04-22 7:19
What a fascinating atmosphere ! The dark clouds threatens a storm. The windmills in series are a beautiful landmark.
Splendid light and framing
korbee (6619) 2012-04-22 13:19
Nee Robert,dit is geen vreemd weer,dit is het allerbeste weer wat er bestaat!
Ik word er soms helemaal gestoord van,wnnat ineens ziet het er perfect uit net als dit,vervolgens spoed je jezelf naar een locatie,en dan is alles weer weg,ok dan jammer denk je dan,terug naar huis maar weer.
Thuis gekomen komt de zon weer terug (gvd,k.t)
Tja en soms heb je ook zo een gouden moment als dit te pakken.
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-04-23 22:59
Hi Robert, You certainly have captured the moody stormy light in this super scene, great low Pov, over the reeds and skimming the water on to those beautiful windmills. I must agree with Waylim, that if the Barn and car were cropped out then the windmills would v to the right and be more in aliment. Anyway their are two cracking photos here, Fantastic, Cheers Iain.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-05-06 4:44
hey, "not the best?" you've got to be kidding me! This is phenomenal! Love the atmospheric and lighting conditions in here as it brings out an interesting feel and captures your viewers thoughts! I love the lighting and the feeling of calmness in this scene. Lovely image! Fantastic work! Kudos!
see you around!
ebingul (1984) 2012-05-14 8:39
Wonderful composition of this classic scenery from a good POV.Amazing colours and light management.Very beautiful almost black sky.Stunning perspective and reflections.
Congrats and best regards.
tedesse (25135) 2012-06-01 12:14
A beautiful Dutch landscape.
Fantastic POV, great sharpness and colors.
Have a nice evening
papagolf21 (109276) 2012-06-04 0:04
Je tiens à vous féliciter pour votre album. Vous avez un art consommé pour nous offrir des photographies de grande qualité.
J'admire et j'applaudis.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-06-14 8:30
A wonderful composition with excellent technique and hifh quality. Sharpness and clarity are magnificent.
All the best,
sacimar (28677) 2012-07-19 9:28
this is another interesting image, the light plays an important role here, you managed it very well, the low angle creates a good composition, nice job,
quovadis (1867) 2012-08-25 5:52
Hi Robert !!!
WoW, you know very well how to find the right spot at the right time. Simply superb quality and professionally presented.
I think, many of your photographs deserve a commercial print as postcards.
Also enjoy your personal web site a lot !!!
thebest (4276) 2012-10-29 3:00
You are truly a wonderful photographer!!!
This is a great photo of the windmills - nice reflections & light management - clarity & perspective all EXCELLENT.
mirosu (16273) 2012-10-31 23:01
Extra high quality photo. The clarity and deep depth of field is perfect. A well presented crop allows eyes to remain fixed on the wind mills. This is a really excellent photo, and is a good example of perfect landscape mode. The excellent light and the water reflections also lend a lovely contrast to the scene. Well done.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-11-06 17:46
Hello Robert, this picrture is taking to an imaginary journey to the Netherlands, so typical but yet so dramatic and extraordinary. The stilness of the water and the reflection of the windmill are amazing.The sky is majestic and the shades of the darkness very well represented!
jcpix (13948) 2012-11-12 19:30
Classic Dutch appeal. The lighting is fantastic, the dark clouds and the soft, warm golden hour glow work together perfectly. I think the choice of a panoramic style format works to this images advantage. Nice atmosphere created, impressive photo!
UlfE (14641) 2012-11-30 12:15
As always you have you have made use of the lighting to take a beautiful photo. The photo is well-composed, but perhaps not in the same class as some of your other photos. The photo is still top-class though.I realize that sometimes in might be impossible to find a better better POV in mashy sourroundings like this. I would not be surprised if this after all was the best composition possible. TFS and have a fine weekend!
jmdias (68661) 2013-02-02 15:20
if this isn't a perfect image I don't know what this mean.
fabulous job, the contrast between the dark sky and the golden light created a fabulous mood. the mills are fantastic. very beautiful compo. TFS.
Urs (14082) 2013-04-15 3:11
That is the greatest show on earth, nature, the sun set the highlights in your landscape while the clouds added the drama to it. Superb light management, vibrant colour hues and high sharpness. Well done
ikeharel (78289) 2013-04-18 7:32
Good evening Robert,
Beautifully composed photo, with the windmills in juxtaposition along the wide canal, added depth to the whole.
i admire windmills, it gives an idea about how people knew already more than two centuries to employ wind for energy - so why not do the same in big scale nowadays? goverments should subsidise projects alike.
Fine shot, regards,
bayno (18344) 2013-04-23 7:38
these are the climatic conditions where light becomes very special, moment really well taken...love it, nice cut too...best regards,
adramad (49512) 2013-07-07 10:13
After my vacation and some problems with my internet connection, I'm finally active again in these pages.
Superb composition with this beautiful line of mills, the light is special and adds beauty to the image, ideal those quiet waters are a wonderful mirror for the beautiful setting.
Sensational both the brightness and sharpness, a delight this magnificent colorful.
I wish you a happy Sunday.