Picture taken a cloudy and sunny day last summer. I had to wait approximately 30 minutes for the sun to shine on the field of weat in front of the mill.
Hope you like it!
Färjestaden is located in the southern part on the island of Öland and is named after the ferries that used to be the only connection to the mainland. Nowadays the impressive car-bridge Ölandsbron connects the mainline with the island, and Färjestaden has had an impressive population increase, making it several times bigger than the town Mörbylånga.
The windmills of Öland, some 400 in number, have become the very symbol of the island. They are mainly post-mills, built to serve the needs of individual farms. All of them are now statutory protected ancient monuments.
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h2nl (314) 2009-01-31 3:59
First i thought you mispelled the title and that the photo was shot in Holland. Very interesting to see windmills on an island with this name.
Great shot als with nice saturated colors.
LeeLoo (0) 2009-01-31 4:22
Dear Peter Nilsson!
Very nice meadow.
biglad (437) 2009-01-31 5:06
Nice shot and I'm glad you waited that half hour as sahdy wheat in the front of the shot wouldn't have looked half as good. A nice simple but effetive composition, great sharpness and perfect exposure.
asajernigan (21427) 2009-01-31 5:10
This is a fine shot and well worth your wait! your composition is great showing the windmill from an angle that gives the scene nice depth and a sense of direction. The vertical format works well here allowing us to see the wonderful sky while allowing for good close up detail of the windmill. The lighting and colors are great with nice sharpness and DOF.
darek1978 (13361) 2009-01-31 7:49
This is really beautiful compo with amazing colours and excellent light. This lonely windmill looks very interesting. Wonderful place. Well done!
jonathan_hart (21274) 2009-01-31 8:06
beautiful mill, poppies, brightness, colors, good sky with clouds, great :)
dta (72007) 2009-01-31 9:06
Hello Peter ,
what a beautifull windmill ! With these summer colors , and this perfect blue sky ...
I like a lot the corn field in the fore ground , with some red poppies .
rey316 (24) 2009-02-02 0:39
I see a very nice summers picture. Beautiful summer colors. Swedish heaven perfectly
saxo042 (37724) 2009-02-05 9:39
A classic picture! A real postcard for all foreign tourists to send home to wherever they may come from. This is the ultimate picture of a Swedish wind mill. Just perfect!
Disparador (164) 2009-02-12 3:31
- Copyright: Peter Nilsson (Niebaotan) (300)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-06-21
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, 18 55 mm, CompactFlash 16GB, 58 mm Circ.polar + UV
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-31 3:53