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One year ago we made a small trip to the wonderful mill place Kinderdijk, in Netherland.
I have already four mills out of these region placed, this is a totally other type than the previous.
This is the region of our best friend "caper" or Jaap another member of TE.
He has a lot lovely picture placed on TE of these nice area.
It was very good weather with clouds, this gives more dynamic to the picture.
These picture is made during a trip with a boats on the river.
Thanks for viewing and critique.
The windmills of Kinderdijk were built, because there were difficulties with the drainage of the Alblasserwaard. This area was extensively mined. Through ditches and watercourses, the water was drained. First there were greater natural watercourses, but ultimately these were only the Alblas and Giessen on. Originally it was the water released into the rivers (including the Lek) runs, but came through the drainage in the soil, and problems arose when the river was high.
Peat can these effects be one meter per century decline, and that happened here whatsoever. The water boards should work together and so were two major drainage units
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mesutilgim (79882) 2011-08-01 5:58
Hi dear John, my neighbour !
Another nice windmill with unusual architecture and interesting details.
Very good and interesting notes as well.
TFS and best regards
npecanhuk (60774) 2011-08-01 6:01
Always a pleasure to see those windmills!
The picture is truly beautiful with special regards to the chosen pov, composition, colors and exposure!
TFS - congrats,
snunney (79421) 2011-08-01 6:03
A well composed shot of this windmill, whose dark colour stand out splendidly against that lovely sky. I like also the contrast offered by the dark green tones of the vegetation. The image is well presented with good light, colours and sharpness.
digbymerry (3998) 2011-08-01 6:09
Good composition and POV. Nice sky for the background. It looks a windy spot too.
bj40 (6) 2011-08-01 6:10
Hi John,Impressive windmill on displayed here you low angle approached has further increased its stature,its been well positioned to catch the wind judging by the way the foreground foliage is being blown,composition and presentation excellent as always. Thanks Tom.
batalay (34689) 2011-08-01 6:29
The closeup of the lush vegetation and the traditional windmill in the back — this is a photograph that is deservedly dedicated to, Jaap Polak, one of the best photographers Trekearth has seen. I wish the 'Modern Dutch Master' would make an occasional visit to his friends.
dta (62822) 2011-08-01 6:30
Hello John ,
A perfect composition to present us this fine wind mill . The sky is splendid and clouds are harmoniously placed . Like the effect of the wind in the grass in the FG .
besnard (51975) 2011-08-01 6:32
Il est superbe ce petit moulin, emblême de ton pays. Une belle photo estivale remarquablement construite.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
Nicou (116090) 2011-08-01 6:58
Merveilleuse iamge de ce moulin superbe compo et iamge quel rendu sur les ailes au bord de l'eau avec le vert les reflets, grandisoe compo.
Bravo et amitié
ingvar (2086) 2011-08-01 7:05
Hello dear John,
I will not be surprising if I say that the picture is balanced in a wonderful way. The subject, colors, the depth of the shot are great!
I wish you a good day, dear John!
Gerrit (43951) 2011-08-01 7:05
een prachtig hollands plaatje met dito lucht.
Goede diepe kleuren.
bona (12225) 2011-08-01 7:11
Hi John, another wonderful mill photo. Love the colors and details. I like these mills that are not common here in Brazil.
Thanks for share.
pierrefonds (54864) 2011-08-01 7:23
The distance between the canal and the windmill is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the windmill. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
wolf38 (30276) 2011-08-01 7:41
The Netherlands and windmills - that's one. You have skillfully captured the windmill with your camera. Really very nice. The very informative text pleases me well. The photo is again a good contribution to TE. Rgds, Wolfgang.
serp2000 (37831) 2011-08-01 8:05
Yes, this windmill looks not so far. An interesting rural composition, nice colours and good sharpness. An interesting note add more information to this photo.
vasilpro (40723) 2011-08-01 8:44
Wonderful composition, beautiful windmill, excellent light management, lovely colors, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast, very nice presentation with square format.
Have a nice month, Vasilis.
humayun (2917) 2011-08-01 8:53
nice view and good pov........
pajaran (48303) 2011-08-01 9:35
Dobar dan-popodne, gospodine.
Dobar tekst ...
Neiscrpna tema vase zemlje, kanali, trska i vetrenjace vodenice ...
Lepo mesto sa mlinom i belim oblacima koji osvajaju nebo, dobar prikaz lepim bojama i fotografijom.
Prijatno popodne i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Lep pogled i secanje na poseti mestu i dobrom sniomku.
Goed artikel ...
Een onuitputtelijke onderwerp van uw land, kanalen, windmolens en suikerriet molen ...
Leuke plek met een molen en witte wolken die de hemel, een goede weergave van kleuren en prachtige fotografie won.
Gezellige middag en al het beste in de nieuwe week die begon.
Zeer mooi uitzicht en de herinnering aan een bezoek aan de plaats en een goede schot.
Good morning-afternoon, sir.
Good article ...
An inexhaustible subject of your country, canals, windmills and cane mill ...
Nice place with a mill and white clouds that won the sky, a good display of colors and beautiful photography.
Pleasant afternoon and all the best in the new week that started.
Very nice view and the memory of visiting the place and good shot.
cornejo (27903) 2011-08-01 9:45
John greetings. A beautiful and bucolic scene well composed and taken, with a very good technique and refined. A good shot and excellent work, congratulations. Have a good day, thanks for sharing.
Sonata11 (33123) 2011-08-01 10:08
what the impressive windmill. Great composition with fantastic POV, super colors, sharpness, clarity. Marvelous composition and framework as well. A very peasing composition. I love it.
All the best,
corjan3 (2025) 2011-08-01 11:54
Pragtige foto van een van die ikone van Nederland. 'n Baie interessante gelaagdheidseffek, tot selfs in die lug, wat jy hier gekry het. Wonderlike rustigheid en 'n groot plesier om te aanskou. Welgedaan.
bayno (18342) 2011-08-01 12:36
very beautiful light and the mill in the frame perfectly, beautiful composition with very well managed exposure, very nice colors too, i like the green grass.
mauro61 (52623) 2011-08-01 15:14
inquadratura da maestro come sempre e buon risalto dato dai colori all'immagine.
Perfetto il POV con l'angolo di canale e i piccolo mulino protagonista,
Charo (51210) 2011-08-01 15:45
It's very interesting to see the different architectures of the mills scattered around the world.
Very good view from the canal, with excellent definition, high contrast colors.
Alco (6550) 2011-08-01 21:04
Excellent picture of that small mill.It looks like a mill trying to catch the clouds behind it.The nature in front of the mill is very nice and full of natural colors.I like the various blue tones of the sky.Superb composition.TFS.
jjcordier (73144) 2011-08-01 21:45
Un de ces nombreux moulins de Kinderdijk que tu as très bien mis en image dans cette jolie composition avec un très joli ciel en arrière plan.
rmajum (1083) 2011-08-02 0:23
What a nice shot of this windmill with
other fine details in your picture. The vegetation along the river and part of the river gives it a good ambience. And so is the blue streak of sky with floating clouds in the upper part.
Very well seen, excellent clarity.
dkmurphys (46140) 2011-08-02 2:51
Simple and attractive capture. I almost can feel the wind along the river. Great scene, well captured.
Have a nice day.
PaulVDV (20365) 2011-08-02 4:16
Het vele groen langs het kanaal, de waterplanten en het golvende water zorgen voor een prachtige voorgrond voor deze mooie opname van de windmolen. De voorgrond toont aan dat er veel wind is en dat deze molen bijgevolg op de juiste plaats staat.
Het zicht naar boven toe geeft veel ruimte aan de prachtige lucht dat een schitterend decor vormt voor de molen.
Vele groeten, Paul
ikeharel (52121) 2011-08-02 4:28
You where saying this was a small one, yet I find it most impressive, and typical use for draining canals in Holland.
good depth and perspective along with all other details as always.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-08-02 4:53
It is always nice to see a windmill. It is almost like a national symbol. This windmill is technically very complicated one. The head of the mill can change its direction with the wind, I think. It is a very pleasant image to see, very calm and peaceful. Thank you for this serene photo.
Very Best regards, John
josepmarin (57473) 2011-08-02 5:27
Though the windmill is a bit dark, its contrast with the blue sky and the clouds is fantastic, creating a very powerful image.
The green tonalities of the grass in this beautiful Dutch landscape, and the incorporation of the canal in the framing, increase the harmony of all the elements of the composition.
The chromatic level is very high and the image is very attractive, I like the almost square format, in a true Jaap's style.
sacimar (25975) 2011-08-02 7:27
this is a different and small windmill, I like the composition with the beautiful sky, good perspective and details, well seen,
eldancer1 (25067) 2011-08-02 9:01
So Netherland! I expect the blonde girl in ponytail to come out anytime. Great capture with good pov and dof. Great details with wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
lgir (6787) 2011-08-02 10:15
In this scene well done, this mill appears very dark as a mechanical monster between the clear sky and the green grass.
Very good work on the composition
peppe59 (14551) 2011-08-02 10:57
immagine bellissima di questo vecchio mulino, perfetta l'inquadratura con il soggetto principale decentrato a destra, belli i colori intansi e perfetto il taglio.
halikarnas (6481) 2011-08-02 11:56
Gene usta işi mükemmel bir fotoğraf.
Yeşil renklerin dayanılmaz cazibesi insana sevinç veriyor.
Suyun yansımasi,aradaki siyahlık harika.
Yel değirmeninin mavi fondaki ihtişamlı duruşu ile
zevkle seyrettiğim eserin için seni tebrik ediyorum.
Fis2 (81814) 2011-08-02 12:41
I love windmills!
Beautiful and interesting windmill.
I like frame and colors.
claudeD (30397) 2011-08-02 13:29
Very good picture with a fine composition andd colors.I like the perfect sharpness and your perfect note.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
baddori (19157) 2011-08-02 16:17
Un luogo con molti mulini a vento .
Un vero set fotografico per noi .
Forse la luce non favoriva il frontale ...ma preferisco questo scorcio in cui la meccanica è evidente.
danos (82991) 2011-08-03 0:28
nice the view of the local windmill with the green grass to surrounded.I like the good placement of the windmill in the frame, as the excellent light and colour management.
Have a good day,Danos
anokutan (15097) 2011-08-03 5:04
A perfect composition to present us this fine wind mill. The sky is splendid and clouds are harmoniously placed .
robertocordeiro (341) 2011-08-03 7:47
Bela imagem e ótimo registro.
O enquadramento ficou perfeito, com destaque ao grande moinho.
Beautiful image and great record.
The environment was perfect, especially the large mill.
janusz2054 (2) 2011-08-03 12:40
Very nice shot of this windmil.
Excellent composition and gorgeous colours. Splendid work.
paololg (31448) 2011-08-03 13:12
Ciao dear John,
This beautiful sky is the BG more appropriate to emphasize the nice silhouette of the windmill, with an interesting architecture. The POV from boat allowed you to capture an image absolutely pleasant, with your usual perfect photo quality. BRAVO!
Ciao, have a nice day!
siolaw (38050) 2011-08-03 21:03
Classic "windmill compo", with nice watery and thick reeds foreground.
The clarity and general quality are excellent.
SWEETFREEDOM (21586) 2011-08-03 23:11
attractive landscape, i like the lush green in fg and the nice little windmill. difficult light well managed.
mkamionka (29155) 2011-08-04 1:34
beautiful composition with the windmill. Everything seems perfect here. I like the lush vegetation in the foreground along the river. The windmill is very impressive and nicely asymmetric in the frame. The sky could not be better with wonderful clouds and yet leaving some blue spaces to improve light and color.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-08-04 6:49
This "small" mill with the gigantic wings is planted well in the grassy landscape. The light, the colors, the sky, the neatness are excellent. Another beautiful image of an exceptional country. Bravo.
Have a nice day
geoant68 (2751) 2011-08-04 8:37
the small windmill is placed perfect in the frame with its characteristic style to dominates the image and to outlined against the sky.The quality of the image is fine as the variety of the colours.
TRB (13559) 2011-08-04 12:43
Clouds, mill, creek, and very beautiful with the green image. Excellent exposure and composition. I loved it, nice work
UlfE (14639) 2011-08-04 13:06
Perfect use of the exciting lighting conditions. I like the backlighting that makes the windmill stand out against the sky. I also like the mood and I think it proves that one can take very excellent photos when it is rather cloudy. The composition is really great with the windmill positioned to the right and some water in the foreground.
bukitgolfb301 (34472) 2011-08-04 14:51
Hi my dear John
Great iamge indeed as usual and always as you!
Yes this is typical your shot, I am sure, perfect everthing. I like very much windmill image, as that is one of the symbol of Europe. Thanks for your sharing with nice work and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
Budapestman (82620) 2011-08-05 1:02
a picturesque view with beautiful composition and details, the POV is very attractive, the attractive clouds adds a lot to the photo, a nostalgic and peaceful amosphere, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
kordinator (14831) 2011-08-05 5:15
Hello dear John
Nice work with your melancholic in the Netherlands and boating.
Fine article on the mill and the windmills and the natural conditions in this area.
Very beautiful composition, you know you love your windmills in the photo.
I sometimes try to with my photos when I want to feel that some work from some old times and usually receive treatment in a workshop with lighter shades.
And anyway I like a darker picture.
Excellent work and fine text.
abmdsudi (39426) 2011-08-05 7:47
Wow, another great icon well captured. I love in particular the superb detailed rendered in subtle light and colors. The textures of the long grass and the water ripples. The splash of light further beautify the effect and you are blessed with those super fluffy clouds. A pleasing image that really soothes my senses! Another quality shot worth sharing, My compliments
adramad (35247) 2011-08-05 11:12
Backlight that offers this wonderful old mill, the sky has clouds beautiful ideals, the master POV showing a little canal in the foreground and the tall grass. A fantastic composition with great sharpness, good color and proper light, as always a job well done and presented.
Have a nice weekend.
P / D: When you tell me a tile, always associate as a work typical of my country, I want to talk to you about my country is Spain and these tiles are characteristic of Portugal which is where they are made.
williewhistler (12353) 2011-08-05 13:21
Hello John,the square format suits the chunky windmill very well,the colours are crisp and clear without being over powering.
Best wishes Les.
Graal (95343) 2011-08-05 23:14
typical view from Netherland. Another interesting windmill by canal. Nice composition. Good photowork. I like Your web site also.
Have a nice day.
sandpiper (6788) 2011-08-06 0:39
Another awesome windmill shot from your extensive collection. Perfect composition and capture. Great work my friend.
macjake (51956) 2011-08-06 0:50
thats what this scene is, a real classic.
looks like a windy day there, love the addition of the tall greenery, and the large clouds.
all fits perfectly together.
vladic (4323) 2011-08-06 2:05
L'été est sans doute la plus belle saison pour apprécier l'architecture de ce moulin à vent . Très jolie composition végétal autour du moulin forme un excellent 1er plan. C’est assez spectaculaire de voir cela »en vrai«.
Amitiés de Pologne,
Silvio1953 (115803) 2011-08-06 4:51
Ciao John, lovely composition with beautiful windmill, wonderful sky, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
dip (23516) 2011-08-06 5:14
I always like pictures of windmills,they are photogenic objects,
your image is excellent framed and composed,amazing bright greens and beautiful sky,
have a nice weekend!
Kielia (22913) 2011-08-06 10:32
a very beautiful impression of this characteristic mill with a fantastic atmosphere. Very nice light and pleasant colors. The composition is excellent – as usual. My compliments!
Robert1969 (6858) 2011-08-06 12:18
Hele mooie standpunt hebt u ingenomen, want hierdoor is alleen de molen met de groene gewas (en uiteraard het water en lucht) te zien.
Ook leeft de foto, je kan de wind voelen, echt typisch Hollands, net als de lucht.
Verder is de foto heel mooi belicht en verdeeld.
Vriendelijke groeten en een fijne weekend,
branley (3681) 2011-08-07 1:48
This to me is the Netherlands in a nutshell John. The windmill is perfectly placed and we have a splash of water, a pinch of lush green grasses and a bowlful of cotton wool clouds. A superb image, one which Caper or Jaap would be very proud to have taken.
archimatica (20287) 2011-08-08 6:19
Perfect composition, excellent saturation and focus. I like the atmosphere watching the image.
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-08-08 9:17
Ola John ,
Está linda esta tua imagem com este moinho de fundo mas gostei mutio desta vegetaçã o junto do canal bem verde , o contraste de cores ficou magnifico , bom enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
subhendu_bagchi (25235) 2011-08-08 18:40
a beautiful presentation here. Like the windmill with the green layer at bottom and a superb sky as background. Great colours and perfect light. A very good one surely. Tfs.
jmdias (52448) 2011-08-10 7:40
very beautiful the graphism of this wind mill and the curious texture of the sky with white bars up and down and a rounded cloud in the central area. beautiful job.
carper (96) 2011-08-10 10:52
prachtige foto erg mooi tegenlicht
mooi gemaakt fraai fotowerk john
Hellas (6751) 2011-08-12 0:44
It's really a very nice photo!
The contrast of the silhouette of a windmill with the beautiful sky is great!
The reeds (if I'm not wrong) with water in the foreground "dress" beautifully the frame.
The colors seem to be natural and I like it!
Have a nice weekend,
Juntas (7958) 2011-08-12 1:45
Hi John. Very nice scene with one more windmill which are one of my favourites theme. The point of view was very nice and those beautiful clouds help you made a great composition. Good sharpness even with the strong wind we see on the leaves, great colors, fine work.
Have a nice weekend.
jimkil (1720) 2011-08-22 15:08
Fine square format presentation, the mil stands proud in the composition, love the booming clouds in the BG and natural colours.
Kia ora, Jim
DjoleEric (0) 2011-08-30 3:13
Beautiful pictures windmills.
As I said, your pictures are among najlčepsim on the site.
xramm (1831) 2011-09-14 7:42
good frame to take a picture of it. good POV nice details and tones.
maloutim (9627) 2011-10-20 7:50
Good day John,
Such a typical view of the Netherlands with a good contrast with the different emlement to enjoy !
The glittering canal, the contrast between the green reeds, the black mill and the brright sky.
Funny how the lower part of the clouds seem to follow the horizontal of the wing.
Angshu (54653) 2011-10-22 21:30
Dag dear John
Nice picture of one of the iconic Kinderdijk windmills. The FG adds interest especially the tall grass. The black colour of the windmill contrasts well with the blue of the sky
ChrisJ (94724) 2011-10-24 4:32
Good graphism of the windmill against the cloudy sky yet still with some patches of blue. Superb sharpness & nice fg reflections. Tfs!
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-10-29 6:18
Very Nice windmill..The blue sky and the scattered white clouds are really captured well here..POV is also the one of the key in this image.
jusninasirun (17156) 2012-03-27 19:39
Windmill is signatory to Netherlands and they are always beautiful in any landscape. This is nicely framed by the water with lush green bank. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
ourania (26214) 2012-11-10 7:38
a very elegant and charming composition to present the windmill in a detailed and appealing way. I love the perspective, the windmill's placement in the frame and the position of its wings. The light has been managed superbly to get great clarity on a moody day and excellent definition of textures and colours. The sky makes a rare and exquisite backdrop while the bold definition of lines and colours gives a graphic impression as well. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (135030)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-03
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon EF 70-200/2.8 L IS USM, 1 GB Sandisk Ext II, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-01 5:54