Cleaning up the harddisk I found this
old picture from Kinderdijk.Not a pricewinner
but still worth a post,I think.
Kinderdijk has the worlds highest population
of windmills ;-))) and this is only one
of them,Click on Kinderdijk above if you
want to see more of them.
Taken with a Contax RTS II and a Zeiss Planar 1,4 50mm.
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Ghostrider (22) 2005-08-03 12:48
Good composition on this, the reflections are also very good and i like the rich warm tones running across the evening sky.
wishnugaruda (1305) 2005-08-03 12:53
Das Photo spricht mich sehr an, dieses tolle Motiv, der Weiher davor, das Licht, die romantische Stimmung durch die Spiegelung im Wasser, da kann man ins Träumen geraten.
Ein perfekter Moment für eine perfekte Aufnahme. Gratulation und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-08-03 13:09
this picture is really elegant. Nice frame and beautifull light.
I like the shadow and tyhe reflect.
Very well done
carper (96) 2005-08-03 13:29
schitterende compositie, goede kleuren, uitstekende, details, mooi dat tegenlicht effect. Echt een om van te genieten. Goed werk Hermann. Het lijkt me toch wel dat je met je kennis in de toekomst nog maar eens langs moet gaan daar.
jhm (156580) 2005-08-03 14:36
Deze foto in Jaap zijn regio maar o zo mooi gemaakt, nochtans met tegenlicht maar zo mooi samengesteld, ik houd asoluut van deze mooie foto, heb u nog veel dergelijke goede foto in de aanbieding!
Tue (40858) 2005-08-03 14:36
Great capture of one of Holland's prides. Wonderful reflections in the water and colours in the sky. It really is worth posting it indeed, very well done!
jbweasle (9395) 2005-08-03 14:38
Beautiful colours, great silhouette of the windmill and a pleasing reflection in the water. Definitely worth posting!
apazevedo (5469) 2005-08-03 14:49
I don't know if this one would be a pricewinner, Hermann, but it is a favourite for me, that's for sure!
Really beautiful, everything excellent. Great shot!
Jeppe (18654) 2005-08-03 15:18
Wow - a fine image from this "overcrowed" windmill place ;-)) - I like the fine reflections and golden touch in the sky and water - thanks Hermann - you did a fine job - price or not :-)
Ina (2687) 2005-08-03 16:01
Lovely scene... Colors and light is exelent and the atmosphere in this picture is sure in top too... The reflections in the water looks great...TFS...Ina...
anesugur (18789) 2005-08-03 16:22
Very good composition and colors.I like this picture. Good job.
joseelias (0) 2005-08-03 16:44
I don’t know if I agree that this one is not a prizewinner… In fact it’s one of the best mill images of this place I’ve seen. The contrast between the warm sky and the cold greenish bottom part is great and unusual. The reflection is great, and the whole image seems to glow, like a good print in extra brilliant paper. And I love it.
Zepi (22848) 2005-08-03 17:04
Très belle image !
J'aime beaucoup ce genre de paysages qui fourmillent de détails!
Les couleurs sont ici superbes,
Très belle composition
Merci pour le partage
jjbach (9324) 2005-08-03 17:13
Beautiful sunset scene Hermann, with amazing colours and lighting. The position of the mill according the position of the sun creates a wonderful composition. Nice reflections too!! Very well done!
recepyuksel (17808) 2005-08-03 17:25
Superb cadrage and compo.
Very nice reflections.
feather (51130) 2005-08-03 18:31
Simply beautiful; the composition. the colours , the reflections all wonderful. Well captured
sayzey (2358) 2005-08-03 20:25
You can never have too many windmills I dont think! I think they are beautiful things to photograph and this just proves it! I dont think we could ask for a more photogenic scene, the windmill, the trees for silhouettes AND swans!!
The sunset is a bonus too! Great shot Hermann!
PS how are you enjoying parenthood? :)
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-08-04 3:11
Superb this is a "tableau" the colors are great and this sum is a very nice one.
Good balance of elements.
huynt (5079) 2005-08-04 3:12
Itis really very nice shot. reflection and light and color all is too perfect. Thanks.
hdl (7035) 2005-08-04 7:10
thanks you for cleaning out your harddisk; this shot is really marvellous. Great compo and colours. Did you see carper over there.
ChrisJ (116676) 2005-08-04 7:55
Superb reflections in the lake, & excellent graphism & silhouettes of the windmill. Ilike the subtle visibility of the green grass. Good work!
timotey (119) 2005-08-04 8:07
Good idea to clean up your disk Hermann ! This picture is really amazing ! Colours are very rich and warm providing a beautiful contrast to the overall picture. YOu've composed it so well with this windmill perfectly placed in the frame and the reflexion play their role of giving a beautiful artistical symetry. Very well done !
naxius (16685) 2005-08-04 8:24
This is great!
The colors, the light, the shadows of the mill, the reflection on the water!!!
Everything is perfect here.
weswang (18223) 2005-08-04 10:39
Hi Hermann, What a beautiful color combination in this photo. I like the strong contrast of the golden sunlight and green ground color. The reflections on the water are beautiful especially with the ripples on the water. A well taken picture with sharpness and details. Well done.
apache (1426) 2005-08-04 14:21
Excellent compo. Nice picture with beautiful colours of the evening sky. I like the reflection of the trees on the water. Nicely taken
dsidwell (9783) 2005-08-04 16:22
This is a real masterpeice, Hermann. It may be just a bisschen oversharpened: with so many fine details, you might not want to sharpen at all. Lovely light and composition. Dieses Photo is ganz shoen!
hugolef (4909) 2005-08-05 3:40
we often see the mill of Kinderdijk this time ... but it's nothing because all the compo are beautiful. nice POV and frame, the sky is very nice, but i find the lower side a bit to green, and the sun too centered ...
but to keep this nice reflection and the swan in, you didn't have any alternative ...
Sorry, green later
PixelTerror (0) 2005-08-05 5:04
I remember we got some nice pearls out of Norbert's hard disk, it seems yours is rich as well ;-)
I like this very beautiful view of Kinderdijk, the water with the reflections on it adds a great clarity further enhanced by the colors thrown by the setting sun, the mill silhouette sets the place at once, the elements are well placed, it's a hit Hermann, please keep on cleaning !
Have a nice day,
Hanssie (10886) 2005-08-06 7:16
Like a painting and gives a fine mood.
Colours and especially the reflections are nice !
KevRyan (22956) 2005-08-07 6:42
Fantastic - a classic picture - like the ones we have painted on plates - very beautiful capture Hermann - the orange in the water is a very special colour especially!
best wishes Kev
nerve (10231) 2005-08-07 7:35
This is beautiful Hermann..
i love your composition here, tonal range, pov,
shadows and reflections are all spot-on..
Great work, congratulations my friend.
oochappan (16173) 2005-08-07 13:28
Dee mag ik zeker niet missen, prachtig die kleur weerspiegeling in het water en die roos opkleurende wolken, mooi in tegenlicht genomen deze molen.
mumek (20202) 2005-08-07 18:20
Your shot reminds me old masters oil paintings.
Super composition, fantastic colours and shadows, great light. Very well done.Congratulations
Michael_Gan (2776) 2005-08-08 2:29
Hello Hermann, I missed this picture so I'm glad your involving it in the battle. Beautiful evening shot, superb reflection of the windmill and the sunset in the surface of the water, with a few wrinkles to add to the fun. The presence of the swans is great! They seem to be heading to the mill, as if it is their home.
Luan (12971) 2005-08-09 4:07
Splendid composition Hermann, this sunset over this landscape and windmil is beautiful, very cozy atmospher and perfect framing.
jazzmai (391) 2005-08-11 8:46
Splendid colors, great composition - what a calm evening.
Unfortunately, the glow around the windmill really disturbs me. Looks like some "sloppy" Photoshopping - quite unreal for my taste.
Still, great pic!
letuananh (2543) 2005-08-11 10:49
Great POV and reflection. Great exposure, colours, composition and mood, one of the best sunset shots I have seen.
Thank for sharing!
jrj (34843) 2005-08-12 8:00
I almost missed this one. Really one of the best windmills shot I can remember H. All details in perfect place. Excellent disposed compo. Top work, very, very good.
CliffW (2377) 2005-08-18 1:19
Here I've been away and you've posted what I think is one of your best that I've seen. The colors are just fantastic and yet they work best because they're a stage for the centerpiece. What drama!
greg64g (11193) 2005-08-26 15:58
Wonderful picture, i love it a lot, i guees you play with the fabulous tool from photoshop shadows/hihglight, but the radius make a halo around the windmill, i prepare a ws to see what you think !
fayeulle (27827) 2005-08-29 4:21
Excellent composition and colors.
One of the best shot of The Netherland !
banyanman (7789) 2006-03-08 10:38
You are too modest, Hermann. This could well be a prizewinner! Although there are hundreds of 'classic' windmill scenes like this on TE, whats sets this one apart from are the lovely colours that you have captured in the sky combined with the interesting reflections of the trees in the water (and maybe I should add the swans as well!) Cheers . . . David