Photographer's Note

The Faithful Watchman

For my 200th picture from The Netherlands I stay a little closer to home again, this photo was taken near the village of Tienhoven in the province of Utrecht. The mill you see here is called De Trouwe Wachter (The Faithful Watchman) and was built in 1832. It got its name during the Second World War, when the miller used the sails to pass on coded messages to people hiding in the area. The mill is a so-called post mill (Dutch: wipmolen), the oldest type of windmill in The Netherlands.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1000 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 676/100 mm
Date Taken: 2016-05-08 13:04
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 6337 kb

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Additional Photos by Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10857 W: 57 N: 18783] (70234)
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