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This picture has been taken during a visit to Kinderdijk Netherlands.2010
My 5th picture out of the series of this lovely area with 19 mills very close together.
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 drained. First there were more natural waterways, but in the end this remained only Alblas and Giessen. Originally it was the water released into the rivers (including the Lek) runs, but sounded the soil drainage, and problems arose when the river was high.
Peat can such effects be one meter per century decline, and that happened here too. The water boards should work together and so were two major drainage units.
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jjcordier (79297) 2012-09-10 23:08
Une jolie photo de ce lieu si particulier où les moulins se succèdent. Il est si agréable de se promener le long du canal!
TopGeo (38216) 2012-09-10 23:08
Hello John! a beautiful photo of this imposing windmill and bridge.Perfect scene. I like the composition and the attractive lights the architectural details are splendid, superb colours and the POV is excellent,
besnard (56030) 2012-09-10 23:09
Une belle prise de ce moulin, emblème des Pays-Bas, avec le petit pont et les cyclistes qui donnent de la vie.
Bravo et bonne journée.
lgir (7293) 2012-09-11 0:17
I love this landscape, where the walk should be pleasant in such a setting.
The image, well designed, is a beautiful invitation.
Thanks for sharing
Royaldevon (37563) 2012-09-11 0:20
Good Morning John,
Low land can easily have drainage problems; there are similarities in our fenland regions which have been reclaimed. However, what we have visually is a most attractive scene. You have composed the shot well, placing the elements strongly in the frame and using the the small, angled bridge as a very natural lead from the watery f/g into the greenery and, ultimately, the focal windmill.
The cyclists add both colour and animation without taking too much attention from the mill,
Have a lovely day,
Silvio1953 (139811) 2012-09-11 0:55
Ciao John, lovely composition with beautiful windmill, fantastic sky full of nice clouds, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mirosu (16031) 2012-09-11 1:37
Very well composed photo, nicely presented in square format. The deep depth of field is perfect. A well presented crop allows eyes to remain fixed on the wind mill. The green foliage, the blue-white sky and the cyclists behind the water also lends a lovely contrast to the scene. Nicely done.
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-09-11 2:16
magnificent photo,but also very interesting note about why the wondmills were built in this area at all.The composition is delightful and well-considered.The iamge has superb clarity,beautiful well-saturated colors and excellent contrast.Very pleasant and tranquil scene.
Have a nice day
snunney (96721) 2012-09-11 2:31
A well composed image featuring this attractive windmill. The little wooden pier makes a fine lead line directing us toward the cyclists before the eyes go on to take in the rest of the scene. The square format is well chosen and the technical presentation is first class.
mohammad_H (9896) 2012-09-11 3:14
Beautiful windmill landscape view for the motherland
What attracted me the most, is the straw around the beautiful cloudy sky background
Light with a very good record
Clarity, transparency, light, well done
Have a nice day
ikeharel (69179) 2012-09-11 4:05
Marvelous scenery along the canal, those bikers suer enjoy the beautiful surrondings with the old mill.
Fine shot, good light and clarity collected.
dkmurphys (57033) 2012-09-11 4:10
Another lovely scene with two main elements of your area; canal and the windmill. Great atmosphere and colors, well taken.
wolf38 (31296) 2012-09-11 4:16
Hello John. Windmill on water and bridge. An idyllic motive. One can not present better the Netherlands. The people in the picture to make the picture more vivid. Overall, a good shot in the usual quality.
Best regards, Wolfgang.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-09-11 4:20
iconic Dutch image and composed so attractively. The light and detailing here are so irresistible and your lead in just perfect. Beautiful greenery and an eye-catching presentation.
Regards - Brian.
jacquest (18927) 2012-09-11 4:28
Excellent presentation of this mill and it's surroundings greenery. It is well placed in the image with the small bridge. The people add life. The colors are well rendered and the sharpness is good.
pierrefonds (64768) 2012-09-11 4:31
The vegetation is framing well the mill. The distance between the bridge and the mill is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the mill. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
sacimar (26205) 2012-09-11 4:33
good image of this mill, I like the composition with the bridge and the people around, the green area is also a good element here, well done,
Nicou (138998) 2012-09-11 5:02
Avec le petit pont de bois quelle compo et iamge quelle vue et captage ce beau moulin en bord de l'eau avec des cycliste qui passent on voit bien le vent souffler sueprbe iamge.
Bravo et amitié
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-09-11 5:17
Ola John ,
Muito belo o moinho de fundo parece enorme pela escala das pessoas em primeiro plano , gostei do contraste do verde com o castanho do moinho , bom primeiro plano com esta ponte branca , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-09-11 5:22
Another construction picture, very clever. Good balance and interesting subject. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Sergiom (76276) 2012-09-11 5:25
Je ne sais pas pourquoi, mais cette photo a quelque chose de vintage. L'image est bien construite avec les cyclistes sur la gauche et le moulin sur la droite.
cornejo (40859) 2012-09-11 5:25
Hi John, very nice picture of this interesting and beautiful mill this charming place. Very good framing, sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Sounds like a nice job and very well done, so I give my congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
saxo042 (37794) 2012-09-11 9:23
The windmill is perfectly positioned in the photo and the diagonal along the wing leads down to the biking persons. They add life and activity and they are also a good balance to the mill.
serp2000 (43582) 2012-09-11 9:25
Good evening, John,
Thanks for you kind words. Another interesting report from Holland! I really like this view, good presentation of traditional windmill. Perfect quality! TFS!
holmertz (50766) 2012-09-11 10:39
A windmill, a canal and bikers, could anything be more Dutch? Also a lush green landscape, all very well captured with perfect light and sharpness.
pajaran (59045) 2012-09-11 11:53
Dobro vece, gospodine.
Dobar tekst i istorija.
Lep pogled na mali most i mlin.
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija i trenutak sa belim oblacima koji osvajaju nebo.
Lepo mesto sa biciklistima i stari mlin.
Dobar tekst sa podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Goede tekst en geschiedenis.
Een mooi uitzicht op een kleine brug en de molen.
Goede scherpte en contrast, mooie kleur.
Goede compositie en timing met witte wolken die de hemel gewonnen.
Mooie plek met fietsers en oude molen.
Goed artikel met informatie over de gebruikte techniek en beeldelementen.
Goedenavond en al het beste.
Gerrit (51935) 2012-09-11 13:30
mooie samenstelling in het vierkanten frame. Goed de wilerenner en andere fietsers in het landscap teru te vinden.
Ziet er uit als een perfect wilerpaadje.
zoomer (6) 2012-09-11 13:50
Greetings,lovingly composed picture.All the elements produce such a desirable environment.All the best,Wlf.
mauro61 (52855) 2012-09-11 13:53
caratteristico mulino a vento colto con una perfetta definizione in mezzo a tanto verde.
Perfetto l'inserimento umano ad arricchire la scena,
papagolf21 (98590) 2012-09-11 14:00
Bonsoir, cher ami John,
Une image de 2010 qui n'a pas pris une ride quant à son charme et sa beauté.
Une composition très maîtrisée et réalisée avec maestria.
Un vrai plaisir à contempler.
Sonata11 (33753) 2012-09-11 19:30
What an impressive and beautiful windmill and bridge. Wonderfully executed with fabulous colors, perfect sharpness, clarity to let us see so many details. Fantastic shot and fantastic presentation like always. Love it. Thanks for sharing.
aliabazari (16154) 2012-09-12 2:05
La composition de ce tableau est très bien fait, avec une excellente exposition. Bonne profondeur.
Merci de vous inscrire pour cette belle photo
Kielia (24077) 2012-09-12 5:32
an outstanding composition, this new POV works excellently and is giving us a great impression of a wonderful heritage. I like the atmosphere of summer in this fantastic light a lot. My compliments!
Fis2 (95497) 2012-09-12 6:23
I love windmills, bridges also.
Excellent composition and frame.
I like colors.
Photo has climate.
Have a nice afternoon.
raszid62 (18515) 2012-09-12 13:37
These windmills always remind me of the Netherlands. Windmill is really great. and under the building, hidden in the green cycle path and the channel - there is even a bridge for fishing. Wonderful colors and sensational focus.
carper (96) 2012-09-12 13:55
tjonge john dat je deze zo lang in je archief hebt gelaten.
mooie foto en de fietsers zijn een bonus mooi fotowerk.
abmdsudi (52377) 2012-09-13 4:01
A famous icon and beautiful landscape with lots of delicacy, fine texture, colors and so well composed although I feel the lghting is a bit flat. But there is enough stunning specks of colors to trigger the eyes into the picture. Fine work, Congrats, TFS
chrisvek (7001) 2012-09-13 4:53
Very well composed with splendid colors and saturation.The lightning is also amazing.Perfect POV too.Well done!TFS
Have a nice day
ourania (43556) 2012-09-13 6:50
a very attractive image and I believe that its beauty lies in the exquisite balance you have achieved in the composition, sense of space and lighting. The placement of the windmill and the trees, the perspective of the sails and the bridge, the well considered depth make sure we find interest all over the frame. The cyclists add vividness. I love the rendering of the lovely colours and atmosphere, the sheen on the water and the great range of hues in the sky. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-09-13 9:38
When I hear the word Netherlands this is the image that first come to mind, I guess I'm stereotyping but it is a beautiful image. Balance composition with good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
mkamionka (35568) 2012-09-13 12:30
beautiful presentation. I like this typical Dutch windmill. Your composition is very well thought through. The white bridge makes a nice foreground, even the people add some color here. Lovely scene, very well done,
COSTANTINO (63675) 2012-09-14 3:34
I chose this shot because of the windmill
your notes are very useful about windmills
natural colors and natural landscape
with freshn ess and beauty,the Nature
is always Nature,a walk would be very
pleasant in such a place
mjdundee (4663) 2012-09-14 5:06
A perfect Postcard from Holland.
Well seen and done.
The bridge however looks like a never come back experience. ; )
Have a nice WE,
kato (11630) 2012-09-14 8:07
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see huge windmill and ditches for controlling river's watercourses. I think that the technology of irrigation is employed efficiently well in this area. It is a good rural landscape.
Have a nice day.
Graal (102446) 2012-09-14 9:54
nice place and view here. I like the windmill and a small bridge. Very good quality of photo. Also interesting comment in note.
Have a nice evening.
fabbs99 (17133) 2012-09-14 11:43
Truly a magnificent view of the windmill.The cyclists and the white bridge add more colors to the scene.The greenery is also very thick and helps make this photograph memorable. Excellent composition, lovely colors coupled with nice light management and presentation.TFS.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-09-14 12:06
Besutiful mill, great sharp picture, splendid composed, excellent light - colour and contrast, realy good photo.
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-09-14 19:32
I like the balance between the tree and the windmill. Very nice contrast of light and dark.
Alco (7293) 2012-09-14 22:20
Another beautiful shot of these nice windmills.I like your composition with all that greenery around the mill.Also that canal in the foreground add a touch of freshness to your picture.The cyclists add life to the picture.TFS.
Have a nice weekend.
Gigidusud (20717) 2012-09-14 23:18
Splendid composition with nice light,beautiful place.I like it!
Thanks for sharing.
baddori (20119) 2012-09-15 0:16
A typical image of your gallery.
Campaign and movement.
Small bridges and plenty of water channels.
A world to live in perfect joy.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-15 2:34
a beautiful photo of this picturesque view, the composition is very nice, splendid details and the POV is excellent, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Buin (42460) 2012-09-15 3:18
That's Netherland for sure ...
Kinderdijk must be a fascinating and most worth visiting place - and an eldorado for photographers. The bikers are a nice additional detail in the composition.
Greetings from cool and rainy Westphalia! Summer has gone ...
Have a nice weekend - and take care!
photoray (13981) 2012-09-15 16:24
An impressive Nederland windmill for its classical setting and impressive setting, with bicyclists hidden in the plants.
We are investing and building thousands of modern day windmills to create electricity in California.
Have a fine weekend, and keepup the historical and excellent photo works,
halikarnas (7580) 2012-09-16 2:03
İnsan fotoğrafta olunca bir daha başka oluyor kompozisyon.
Netlik harika,bulutlar daima güzel ortadaki beyaz korkuluklu küçük körü fotoğrafın ağırlık merkezi.
claudeD (37772) 2012-09-16 6:12
This is a very fine picture from The Netherlands because its contains very typical subjects for this country: water, mills , bridges and biker's.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
cyborg83 (4669) 2012-09-16 8:37
it is very interesting photo and beautiful place,
Netherlands are famous for its windmills but every picture from that country is unique.
Great composition, nice colors,
rychem (33967) 2012-09-16 10:43
Excellent photo of a beautiful windmill, excellent light and color management, great composition
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-09-16 11:08
I see that the mills are one of your favorite theme. I appreciate the good composition and the atmosphere.
dale54 (7257) 2012-09-16 14:43
john hi,wonderfull windmill,super scene,love the light in this,beautifull! tfs! dr
danos (96059) 2012-09-17 8:59
very nice the close up view of the place with the windmill to dominates the image with the tree on the left to creates balance in it.
The small wooden bridge adds depth in the scene with the s to add life in it.
tedesse (25135) 2012-09-17 11:04
Excellent POV, great view of the beautiful windmill.
Great colors and good sharpness.
ciakgiak (30429) 2012-09-17 13:56
A really pleasant composition, very well captured as usual, with an interesting windmill that is the main subject, but all the rest is so nice and beautiful, well done.
Angshu (56750) 2012-09-18 4:29
Nice picture from Kinderdijk & a different picture at that! Good lead-in thanks to the small bridge. The 3 cyclists animate the scene & provide good idea of scale
s_lush (16134) 2012-09-18 7:31
Among compositional elements in your picture, besides traditional for Netherlands a windmill and a bridge, I see such interesting for me elements as bikes and cyclists. With them your composition seems to be completed and full. A very masterful presentation of a typical Dutch scene!
gildasjan (43434) 2012-09-19 2:19
Ils sont toujours photogéniques ces moulins de Hollande.Ici une image bien composée dans ce carré.
sacavem (18620) 2012-09-19 8:01
Landscape lovely for strolling, cycling ....
Good colors, but (the green a bit too saturated)and the POV is excellent.
mesutilgim (93912) 2012-09-21 4:33
Hello dear John,
Another perfect capture from South Holland.
Very good pov.
Nice the bikers partly visible at the shore with green plants.
Good light management and nice framing.
TFS and best regards
siudzi (34141) 2012-09-23 10:19
A nice summer presentation of this beautiful place. You took a really interesting composition from this selected POV. Very well done. TFS.
marcan44 (6307) 2012-09-24 9:51
grande tecnica, tripode e diaframma molto chiuso (f/22) per avere la massima profondità di campo (DOF) e nitidezza su tutti i piani focali.
Peccato solo per la giornata un po' nuvolosa.
A nice evening!
kennyblack (4207) 2012-09-27 12:01
Beautiful Image of a day of celebration with the windmill in the background. I really like the light management that creates beautiful shadows. Beautiful and natural colors and very detailed. Thank you for sharing.
Regard's .... Marino
josepmarin (58343) 2012-09-28 2:27
I like such a bucolic and pleasant composition at sight like this one.
In this good framing you show us the beauty of the typical Dutch windmill, surrounded with an exuberant green vegetation, under the weak light of one partially cloudy day, and with a great chromatic wealth.
The presence of the people walking with their bicycles along this calm place is a good vital complement and a good reference in the ensemble.
It is a beautiful photo, my friend.
SWEETFREEDOM (24510) 2012-09-29 1:59
nice shot with the bridge in fg and the bikers on the left.good colors and details.
jmdias (62901) 2012-09-30 14:13
Here I am after my vacations.
very nice this view with the windmill, so typical of this region and including people and the canal. nice job
lpi (4857) 2012-10-01 8:58
Un endroit charmant pour se promener!
La composition est excellente!
Très bon shot!
branley (3681) 2012-10-03 7:07
A wonderful composition with the bridge giving good foreground interest and the people, well placed in the image, to give it scale. It's well balanced with the tree left and the house on the right. A fine and near perfect shot my friend.
Didi (60586) 2012-10-21 9:47
Bonjour mon cher John
Une scène campagnarde sous une bonne luminosité ambiante.
Une scène vivante grâce à la présence des cycliste
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-10-28 3:40
Register nicely done. Exposure is good. Beautiful architecture with impressive color. With respect
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-11-23 19:53
Hello John, marvellous picture of a traditional windmill in South of Holland!Great detail, sharpness, colors, the grass around the mill gives a very natural look, I would rather not have a y people in the picture, especially the man on the left. Then your picture would be immaculate!
jcpix (13908) 2012-12-24 15:14
This image gives off such a nice, serene setting...a place to sit back and relax, or take a leisurely stroll on foot or bike. Love the mood on this one, simple in nature, but plenty of atmosphere. Merry Christmas!
thebest (4276) 2013-01-14 16:23
Interesting notes & photo.
I love the image of the old windmill & the cyclist enjoying a nice relaxing ride along the river.
I like the POV capturing a bit of the river & the little jetty.
Nice colours & Excellent clarity.
Miguel82 (27670) 2013-03-17 4:52
Nice picture wind mills are associated to an idea of Netherlands landscape
Interesting view of a sport path
Great colors and the sharpness is excellent
Have a good sunday
Urs (14082) 2013-06-29 4:17
Very pleasing POV with typical windmill and canal, shot which is only possible in your country. Vibrant colour tones with high sharpness and good framing. Well done
What I commented about your interior shots was honest. Fine when getting older, there is the problem of a stable hand and sharp eye, but you did these shots perfectly.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-01-28 1:20
namaste John, a nice composition here. I like such views with these wind mills. Great composition. Good depth and sharpness. Very good light too. Excellent photography.
omid266 (6735) 2014-07-05 21:26
Salam , Hi John,
Dear my friend,
Thanks for useful notes and critiques and comments wrote for me,
A pity that your football Team went out only with 1 goal, the students of Marc Wilmots have a great show in the festival 2014, a marvellous Team,
This picture is another excellent shot from Holland and Windmill with tower,
very nice shown and Thanks!
** Best Happy wishes, **
Matyas (0) 2015-02-15 0:59
Hello John! Fantastic legendary Holland windmill. Fantastic landscape. Excellent picture. Perfect job. High quality. Splendid work. Fantastic effect. Good luck!
Karolina999 (0) 2015-12-05 2:01
fine mill, fine bridge, amazing cu, perfect format, ideal frame, interesting info.
Thanx for sharing.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (150742)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/22, 1/250 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-10 22:57