‘Zaanse Schans - Visit of the pre-industrial era’’
Different TE-members have posted already lots of beautiful pictures of the Zaanse Schans.
With my two pictures here I made an attempt to show you the well known landscape with the windmills from another POV and in a composition different from the previously posted photos.
The Zaanse Schans is a neighborhood of Zaandam, not so far from Amsterdam. This outdoor attraction, an interesting excursion from the Dutch capital, was established with the aim to preserve the historical heritage.
Between 1961 and 1974 a few windmills and several beautiful old houses from the region have been brought to the Zaanse Schans by huge trailors. Here they were restored to their former glory.
A visit lets you get acquainted with the history of the pre-industrial era.
Information found on Wikipedia.
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seres76 (780) 2013-07-04 22:27
Nice picture. Thanks...
mohammad_H (9206) 2013-07-04 23:41
Beautiful landscape of windmills
Depth look beautiful
Have a nice day
adidas5nb (5241) 2013-07-05 0:40
like the country side shot of netherlands.the elements such as the wind mill and the man on bicycle,give a very nice feel and flavor of the place.great pov.
carlo62 (31488) 2013-07-05 1:19
il cielo è un po minaccioso, ma che importanza può avere di fronte ad un simile spettacolo.
Sono pronto, io, la bici e la fotocamera, non chiedo altro.
sandpiper (6788) 2013-07-05 3:21
Beautiful composition and excellent sky, great PP work and I like the workshop scene too.
claudeD (32121) 2013-07-05 3:31
wonderful picture with a very good composition , excellent colors and light managment. I like the atmosphere very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
macjake (55614) 2013-07-05 4:29
as you have mentioned, many TE members have posted shots from this area and its easy to see why...I probably would too :)
Not sure how the others look, but your photo has a sweet atmosphere to it fromt those dark large clouds threatening to rain down on the people below.
adds a nice touch, as does the green areas and how the windmills stick out into the skyline.
Sergiom (58770) 2013-07-05 4:37
Une très belle composition. J'aime l'aspect que le ciel très gris avec de gros nuages donne à ce beau paysage pré industriel. Les promeneurs apportent beaucoup au charmes de l'endroit.
Romano46 (17554) 2013-07-05 5:03
sembra di vedere un quadro impressionista se non fosse per l'abbigliamento un po' più moderno dei soggetti.
Ottima nella composizione ed eccellente nei colori bel dosati in postproduzione.
Bello anche il contrasto reso molto morbido.
Un eccellente lavoro in una foto già eccellente all'origine.
Ciao e buona giornata
ikeharel (56104) 2013-07-05 5:56
The place had change a bit since lst timewe were there on 2/2002, Paul. And must admit changed for the better.
Spring time view on this location is marvelous in light green lawn around, with tourists always strolling on.
Lovely taken photo.
mesutilgim (83056) 2013-07-05 11:53
Hello dear Paul,
Great "masterpiece" from Van Gogh's country!
Perfect pov and layout but the final brushstroke is been done with this amazing sky, wich puts every detail very fine to our eyes.
Intteresting notes makes it a perfect TE entry.
TFS and have a nice weekend
limielski (0) 2013-07-05 11:58
It looks like an oil picture of famous painter. A very picture square landscape.
Wonderful windmills and the sky that looking dangerously, soft colours, theme gives a charm.
Warm regards, Leszek
SnapRJW (30911) 2013-07-05 12:20
Hello Paul - This epitomises so much that I associate with Holland. The canal, the windmills, the bicycle path, the flat landscape. A superb shot packed with detail. I love the inclusion of so many people; their presence here gives an indication of popular pastimes. A pleasure to see. Warm regards Rosemary
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2013-07-05 22:59
Hello Paul, cloudy day but what a very beautiful picture this is...wonderful colors and amazing scenery!
all the best,
jhm (138280) 2013-07-06 0:45
De vakantie is aangebroken er zal even meer tijd zijn om uw fototoestel te gebruiken.
Ik ben zelf daar in de streek geweest en ik zou geen beter titel kunnen bedenken, inderdaad de klok wordt daar stevig terug gedraaid.
Het weer was niet fraai, maar de wolken hebben hier een mooi effect op uw foto, ik hou zeker van dergelijke type foto's.
Heel mooi gedaan, het is werkelijk aangenaam. bedankt.
Prettig en zonnig weekend gewenst uit Oost-Vlaanderen,
krzychu30 (15496) 2013-07-06 2:51
beautiful scene,that has so unique and kind of relaxing atmosphere.And I think no matter how often we see pictures from this region we will still delighted seen another excellent composition showing its charming character.Apart from the well chosen POV I really like the way you processed the image.It looks like HDR with so lovely,vivid colors and well increased contrast.
Have a nice weekend
chrisvek (7001) 2013-07-06 6:32
Excellent photo with amazing composition and splendid lightning usage and so interesting atmosphere.Very good framework and Point of view.Very good result
Have a nice weekend
saxo042 (37270) 2013-07-06 6:36
The three windmills are well positioned in this composition. All the people are adding life and colours to the capture. The curving roads are also strong parts here. Interesting clouds.
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-07-06 10:15
I like your framing with these windmills and the road which leads view to them. Good cloudy sky. I like the light and the atmosphere. Well done!
rychem (22249) 2013-07-06 11:51
Very nice picture with the stereotypical Dutch landscape: windmills, bicycle and a canal, technically perfect photo, I like it very much
marina7 (8053) 2013-07-06 13:48
a very beautiful picture with a carefully chosen angle. Love the moody sky and the sharp silhouettes of the windmills. The people's figures though are looking a bit like mannequins, it often happens when the image is compressed and sharpened. Great light management on such a dark day.
abmdsudi (42690) 2013-07-06 21:37
Dark grey skies but you did your best to make this shot works with the famous icon in the backdrop, the effect is enhanced further by some nice colours in the foreground. I like this composition for it's simplicity, good exposure, detail tones and contrast. Well done
Thks for your critique, contents noted.
mkamionka (30220) 2013-07-07 5:33
wow, you got three of them in one shot. Beautiful view and captured at a very interesting light conditions with the foreground well lit and the sky so very dramatic. The paths make nice curves in the foreground.
Very well done!
josepmarin (57711) 2013-07-08 2:55
the threatening clouds give a strong dramatic effect to the sky, and complete a beautiful composition, as a painting.
I love the beauty of this Dutch landscape, the graphical power of the traditional windmills, and the vital atmosphere provided by the people strolling along these pleasant paths.
The ensemble is great, I like.
PiotrF (7526) 2013-07-08 14:07
Nice place. Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture
lousat (75622) 2013-07-09 5:10
Hi Paul,this pic is a great spectacle!! How i like your work in PP to transform this shot in a peinture,the people looks like actors in the scenery,and what a scenery!!Great perspective,soft details and pastel colors,a perfect masterwork my friend! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Royaldevon (28641) 2013-07-10 16:26
It matters not that people have already posted places and features, individual photographers somehow put their own style on the shot.
This is a fine shot with good leads and very well positioned features. There is an unusual sense of movement, maybe because there are people moving away from the scene and others moving into the scene. Whatever, it is very effective.
Despite the relatively poor light, you have achieved excellent details and very naturally saturated colours.
My warm regards,
Sonata11 (33225) 2013-07-11 22:27
magnificent picture of daily life scenery. This place have a special atmosphere and special mood. Wonderfully executed. Perfectly well done. Tfs.
dale54 (6605) 2013-07-19 11:37
paul hello..what a beautifull pic..love it,wow what a scene!great color in this pic too! dale
adores (36219) 2013-07-24 18:16
Good to see the windmills with so much life in foreground. It's surely a very nice composition, with all these people walking with their dogs or riding bikes. A very good pov and a very nice cloudy sky.
Periko (2619) 2013-07-26 22:44
What a dramatic scene with those clouds. The windmills are great. Well done. TFS
cornejo (30706) 2013-08-20 5:43
Hi Paul, lovely view of this beautiful and interesting place, very well composed and captured in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting image of a lovely place, very good sharpness, depth and quality. A nice, good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Cricri (105369) 2013-08-24 9:57
J'aime la présentation, le travail des couleurs, le ciel dramatique, le WS n'est pas mal non plus, un endroit ou il faut bon aller ce balader
Graal (96823) 2013-08-25 23:31
interesting place in Holland. Nice spring view of old windmills. Good composition. Also I like photo in WS. Well presentation.
Have a nice week.
GiovanniG (2548) 2013-08-26 0:22
Very nice pov with great colors and detail. Wonderfully captured with great detail in every pixel.
adramad (37377) 2013-08-30 9:12
Wow ...... that image so delicious, is the true image from outside of the Netherlands have, I love the perspective of these roads and the canal, separated by these gradients of greenery, the presence of people give a nice touch vital as finale the wonderful picture of those delicious mills and houses, with the dramatic sky as background ...
Fascinating colorful which makes the picture much more delicious.
Very good the management of the brightness and sharpness.
Enjoy a great weekend.
colibriav (2152) 2013-09-08 9:28
Magnifica la imagen tanto por el colorido como por su especial composición, el cielo gris, los molinos y todo lo demás la hacen una hermosa imagen.
Un saludo desde España.
bayno (18342) 2013-09-15 3:25
i love this one...also if the light was not the best....i like the drama sky and the beautiful scenery of the mils, the image is well composed with great details...and is not static...
have a good sunday...
tatadalou (6081) 2013-09-21 15:19
Beautiful point of view on these old windmills. Your picture is nicely. structured, the two ways in the foreground brings the eyes to the windmills. The dark sky provides a special light.
pierrefonds (56488) 2013-10-08 18:38
Les chemins envoient mon regard vers les moulins ce qui donne de la profondeur à l'image. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs des moulins à vent. Le ciel nuageux donne un bon contraste aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
jmdias (54579) 2013-10-24 1:09
excellent view with perfect use of these elements like the personages and the mills, even the dark and stormy sky is perfect here. TFS.
Oceania (4772) 2013-11-07 5:45
This spring field with Holland's landmark of windmills is amazing!!! The cloudy sky made the picture even more enjoyable. It's excellent in composition. Colors are rich and inviting.
- Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) (21965)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-04 20:06
- Favorites: 1 [view]