The Isle of Anglesey has many windmills being an island that is somewhat windswept given its proximity to the sea with no natural barriers like mountain ranges to act as windbreaks. Many have been converted to houses, some left in ruins (like the one in the image) and some are being promoted again as part of the island's "energy island" strategy.
In contrast to these old windmills there are many wind turbines on the island too. These can be the focus of controversy for some but I find them strangely beautiful and relaxing, hypnotic even and certainly ethically preferable as well as aesthetically more pleasing than electricity pylons.
But hey... this isn't the forum for that debate so please cut and paste the following link for more on the history of windmills on Anglesey:
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rbellemare (2109) 2012-09-01 8:36
Thank for your presentation note. It is a interesting story and debate. I'm all for wind turbine as well. They are beautiful.
Nice POV for this picture. The new house seem to be on top of every thing (hill) and rise to the blue sky and white sky.
Nice contrast and sharpness.
Highmountains (2251) 2012-09-01 21:10
Like your really low POV to get this fantastic shot. In first sight - I was surprised by the sharp and bold step at the forfront / bottom of the photograph. Usually I wuld have cropped that section. The gradual elevation of the path is very well captured. The deep greenery on either side serves as a contrast ot the pathway and also creates a diagonal line across - from the bottom left corner to the right. The old windmill has neat white walls and has the light blue-purple sky as the backgroung.
The picture is sharp with hightened contrast. The colours are deep with appropriate saturation.
Thanks for sharing.
dkmurphys (42633) 2012-09-02 1:03
Lovely composition from the picturesque place. Well taken, artistic work!
Royaldevon (21525) 2012-09-02 1:04
Windmills have always been a popular subject on TE. I would imagine most people find them attractive.
I like your use of the textured path, guiding succinctly to the strongly positioned mill, where the light on its facade helps to create a very 3D effect.
Have a lovely Sunday,
kathryn_weir (1746) 2012-09-02 8:38
I like your central placement of the windmill with the gentle sweep of the gravel path leading us in from your low POV works very well. The afternoon light is lovely and the highlight on the face of the stone work quite a feature
Thanks for sharing
Noel_Byrne (13458) 2012-09-02 9:50
Fascinating note, thank you. Its amazing to think this is a ruin, its one of the most pictureque I've seen. Your composition allows the path way to lead us right up to the door and makes it a very inviting journey. I can see why people would convert these to houses, what an amazing place this would be to live!
karacabeylis (1379) 2012-09-04 12:50
very effective. vivid colors and a great angle. nice shot indeed.
fritzi007 (63) 2012-09-12 10:02
wirklich eine super Perspektive, gratuliere!
- Copyright: Michael Wright (mjw364) (6142)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-14
- Categories: Nature, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
- Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-01 3:51