I have done a workshop so see if that is better
I have always wanted a good picture of this type of windmill and this one is on my doorstep. It is of a medieval design and has an upright post in the centre so that the whole windmill can rotate into the wind. In the medieval period serfs, villians etc (poorer people of a manor) had to use the mill and pay the lord for the right and they couldn't use next doors mill if it was cheaper to grind their wheat. It is better in Black and White as the forground has been ploughed and the colour did not look right against the greenery. The soil type for this area is probably a Hanslope series derived from glacial till which still remains on the flat hills, hence all the small stones. They put the mills in these places to catch the best winds.
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nbj (2089) 2006-11-26 5:24
nice perspective, very dramatic sky, good light. i would have included a little more sky for balance, but well done anyway.
limaz (406) 2006-12-01 19:38
I like this shot of the windmill. It stands out against the darkened background and foreground. Even though the whites are blown out I think that is what makes the shot good. I agree with your WS about cropping but I think cropping it the other way, thus taking away the burnt out cloud would be better.
bebep (2089) 2007-01-21 21:19
powerful b&w, seems an Ansel Adams photo, I like this of ws much more.
- Copyright: Simon Damant (sadeik) (3264)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-08-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon F-801, Nikon 35-70mm f2.8, Fujichrome Provia100
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Windmills, South West Cambridgeshire [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-26 4:28