We found this nice mill on our way to visit some friends living nearby in Leeuwarden and decided to have a look at the mill along the way. Weather was really nice but enough wind to let the mill work at pretty high speed.
The Hempenserpoldermolen was originally build in 1863 and renovated in 1989. The mill is still working and used to pump the water out of the polder, but only during weekends. When the mill is not working an electro motor is used.
Inclueding the blades the height is 23.80m.
The mill is situated south of Leeuwarden, near the N31 highway. Usually it is working during weekends when there is enough wind (and not too much). When working it is also possible to visit the mill.
For more technical information and exact location see http://www.molendatabase.nl/nederland/molen.php?nummer=145 (in Dutch).
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pauloog (11751) 2009-09-07 13:20
Foto's van windmolens zijn dikwijls onweerstaanbaar en dat is ook het geval met deze gebracht in heldere kleuren en met een goed gekozen lage horizon en de molen in profiel tegen een mooie lucht.
gneufeld (15890) 2009-09-07 14:42
A fine capture of this historic windmill. Excellent composition with crisp clarity and good depth. Very well seen and TFs. Gerald
PixelTerror (0) 2009-09-07 22:32
Super day for a hike, as a result a luminous and typically dutch image
Have a nice day jY
danyy (0) 2009-09-07 22:59
un pays et une région côtière que j'ai appris à apprécier avec la Zélande et maintenant, je rêve déjà d'aller plus dans le nord et ce genre de photo, champêtre, renforce cette envie.
Elle est d'une clarté et d'une netteté exemplaires.
alin-m (3716) 2009-09-08 3:09
Yes,this must be Holland!Green graas,wather chanel and of course traditional windmill.Nice picture.Regards.Alin.
kiks (12643) 2009-09-08 3:26
Heel Hollands en heel erg mooi gedaan. Mooie compositie en kleuren.
Greg1949 (9011) 2009-09-08 5:05
Nice one Harko, the color and detail are awesome and I love the saturation levels you are using. The couple adds scale and interest in their thoughtful staring at the mill, fine work.
coco (30439) 2009-09-08 6:20
Good work with the composition and the square format. The light and exposure is also good.
hay_kes (31435) 2009-09-08 11:55
Very beautiful postcard vith great colours, light and sharpness.TFS.
skippy007 (12510) 2009-09-08 15:37
Hello Harko, A beautiful well composed & balanced image where every thing seems to be in the correct place, colours , detail & clarity are excellent, postcard quality. A lovely old working mill with a name that is also interesting & for me unpronounceable. ;-) The blades contrast very well against the clear blue sky.
Clementi (52514) 2009-09-09 0:39
the mills are a characteristic of your land, this is very beautiful you have found an exceptional light and of the beautiful colors.
gilou530 (34) 2009-09-09 2:06
magnifique ce moulin, bien typique dans un espace verdoyant avec un ciel qui donne du relief bien vu les personnages pour donner l'échelle
belido (19934) 2009-09-09 5:01
this is very Netherlands. Composition is top quality. The windmill is perfectly positioned in the frame and the human inclusion brings size reference to it. I also like how you cropped the photo. Great job indeed!
macondo (19564) 2009-09-09 5:07
Your photo of this large old windmill has a high quality about it - a beautiful gradient in the sky, and all the details very sharp and clear. I think your composition with square proportions is delightful, and the people in the picture make the mill seem huge. A lovely presentation, well done.
elihesamian (26149) 2009-09-09 11:45
What a beautiful scene with a nice pleasant weather and sky !
like the way you composed the view and elements and this mill.
also the real colors are fine and it's a great point here.
like it,nicely worked.
delpeoples (58356) 2009-09-10 1:06
Hi Harko, this photo is something your countrymen Henk or Jaap would be proud of. I love the framing and the DOF. The couple next to the windmill give us an excellent idea of scale and perspective. My compliments, Lisa.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-09-10 2:31
Nice picture with the typical windmill! I like the people there to give us a perfect scale.
jemaflor (98109) 2009-09-11 4:16
Well managed with this windmill and the bridge above the stream; nice light, colors are superb on your shot, good choice for sqare format.
toto (0) 2009-09-11 15:09
belle photo de ce superbe moulin qui donne un aspect travailleur.
Jolies couleurs, bonne netteté de l' ensemble.
Belle voilure bien restaurée, bonne netteté des bras.
Ce petit pont désert de fort jolie façon ce moulin de toute beauté.
carper (96) 2009-09-12 9:55
Hij is mooi ..... Harko,
heel goed genomen foto in mijn favoriete formaat, goede horizon, uitstekende compositie, zeer fraai werk. prettige avond.
Yves-triga (5149) 2009-09-16 8:49
very nice this mill into the blue sky,these two people make the photo more dynamic.
very nice shoot,
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-09-17 1:04
Beautiful perspective of this typical windmill of your country
Excellent colours and contrast. Fine inclusion of the people, they give us a scale.
I was looking your gallery and found very interesting pictures
TFS and have a nice day
JCG (35129) 2009-09-20 3:58
Very good framing of this superb typically Dutch mill. I like much his development in the landscape. The inclusion of the small bridge on the left balance well the image. The natural colors and the light are well managed and I appreciate also the good clearness of the photograph allowing us a better reading of the details. Harko cheer and thank you for the interesting comment.
With all my friendships and very good Sunday,
pajaran (61268) 2009-09-20 10:18
Pozdrav sa balkana iz Srbije.
Divnom fotografijom pokazali ste lepotu ovog objekta.
Dobre boje, ostrina i trenutak snimka.
Prijatno vece i uspeh u daljem radu, Paja.
darek1978 (13361) 2009-09-27 3:29
Very nice picture. The subject is interesting here but it's not what impressed me the most, it's the exposure control and clarity of it which is absolutely superb. Well done!
InasiaJones (31566) 2009-10-04 17:46
Good light in good direction brings nice colours and good contrasts.
The slick landscape have many nice catchy and photogenic elements, from the curvy gate, the white bridge, the narrow river, the flag, the puffy clouds and the piece de resistance, the windmill.
- Copyright: Harko Pilot (TravelerNL) (3011)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alfa DSLR A100, SONY 3/5-5.6/18-70
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Dutch river and polder landscapes [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-09-07 11:17