"At this point they caught sight of thirty or forty windmills which were standing on the plain..." Thus begins chapter VIII of Don Quixote. In Cervantes' time windmills were quite common. This view is undoubtedly the characteristic landscape of Campo de Criptana, presenting its silhouette from the Sierra de los Molinos and the Cerro de la Paz. A 19th century land registry drawn up at the behest of the Marqués de la Ensenada shows 34 windmills in existence at that time, each clearly marked with the name of the mill and that of its owner. Through archaeological remnants, we know that they had once been far more numerous.
Today, ten windmills can be seen from afar, some very well-restored with their original structure and machinery preserved. Visitors can tour the inside of the mills and listen to a presentation about their function. Other mills have been converted into museums: the Inca Garcilaso is a museum celebrating the working of the land, the Pilón is a museum of wine, the Quimera is dedicated to Vicente Huidobro, the Culebro to the actress Sara Montiel, and the Lagarto to poetry. The Poyatos windmill houses the Office of Tourism. Every Saturday one of the restored mills is put into operation.
In 1978, the entire group of windmills was declared a Monument of Historical-Artistic Interest, which today is referred to as a Cultural Heritage Site.
Nombre de archivo Madrid 2011 Febrero22 2 147.jpg
Nombre del modelo de cámara FinePix S6500fd
Hora y fecha de disparo 10/02/2011 13:25:56
Tv (Velocidad de obturación) 1/320
Av (Valor de apertura) 5.6
Compensación de la exposición 0
Velocidad ISO 100
Tamaño de la imagen 800x736
Espacio color sRGB
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Cricri (123694) 2012-06-12 11:48
Hola Manu, mon voisin du soir!!
Une vue plus original des moulins avec les bâtiments ou le bleu et blanc ce copie a celle des moulins sur le fond bleu du ciel, une lumière et un POV intéressant
rbassin (24117) 2012-06-12 12:13
Jolie compo en bleu et blanc, il s'en dégage un bon graphisme.
On regrette la présence de vie dans cette ruelle.
bema (26425) 2012-06-12 12:17
yes indeed blue painted and colored capture here..
was one of the first book´s which impressed me a lot, the story of Don Q. and his friend Sancho..
thanks for sharing, see you around, muchos saludos, Bernd
Jeppo (17645) 2012-06-12 12:21
parece de estar en grecia para los colores y el paisaje
siudzi (34141) 2012-06-12 12:28
I know that you really feel this subject. This is another great shot executed with strong saturation and color contrast. Very well done, tfs!
carlo62 (53186) 2012-06-12 14:02
bella inquadratura degli splendidi mulini circondati dalle abitazioni bianche e blu come il bellissimo cielo.
Ottima nitidezza e profondità.
Sonata11 (33971) 2012-06-12 18:45
wonderful architecture and windmills beautifully executed with perfect quality. Colors, sharpness, pov, dof, exposure are fantastic. Perfectly well done. Love it. Awesome job.
All the best,
Hanssie (10886) 2012-06-12 22:36
Great view and foreground, fantastic strong colours too !
annjackman (21901) 2012-06-12 22:38
This is a very striking picture with strong lines and that wonderful rich blue colour. The shapes of the windmills are beautiful. Lovely quality.
Kind Regards, Ann
jjcordier (79297) 2012-06-12 23:03
Joli cadrage de ce village blanc et de ses moulins sur fond de ciel bleu.
emka (104172) 2012-06-12 23:09
Original composition here, with these white mills with blue elements it reminds the views from Greece. Excellent capture.
JFS (32459) 2012-06-13 0:44
Qué bello encuadre amigo! El juego de sombras es muy efectivo en este panorama blanco y azul. Otro regalo para la vista!
Gracias y un abrazo,
jhm (157802) 2012-06-13 4:51
The Greek color get we also in Spain, wonderful found.
Perfect perspective and depth image.
Also very pleasant colors.
Excellent composition, good selected angle.
Sharpness and clarity are nice.
Well done, TFS.
m00n (2259) 2012-06-13 6:11
Nice work! I like your cadres, the colors and the light is great.
Well put together and well thought out photo. I would like to go there maybe someday I will be able ...
timecapturer (49288) 2012-06-13 6:59
love this! Such fascinating shapes and attractive blues. Super sharp detail and light that you have managed perfectly. A beautiful image and presentation.
Regards - Brian.
npecanhuk (76857) 2012-06-13 18:02
Very beautiful place!
Truly attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors (mostly blue), chosen pov and composition are all excellent and really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
gezimania (6166) 2012-06-14 0:13
It's such a beautiful place with blue-white houses and windmills.. And you've photographed this place perfectly , the POV and comnposion is great
dale54 (8766) 2012-06-14 2:02
i like this contrast between blue and white,it makes this shot take off!beautifull scene,light&POV! TFS!dr
yquem46 (38752) 2012-06-14 2:05
I like a lot your shots from this place with the blue/white contrast and the obvious heat and strong light
ikeharel (76041) 2012-08-12 0:39
Nice contrast of white ands two blue's: sky and part of the walls.
The old windmills arise beautifuly behind, gave good DOF on image.
- Copyright: Manuel Mayorga (ManuMay) (36287)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-02-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Fujifilm S6500fd, Kenko Circular Polariser 58mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-12 11:39
- Favorites: 1 [view]