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Most Spanish windmills described in the Don Quixote can be found in the community of Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain. The best examples of restored Spanish windmills are found in Consuegra where several mills stand on a small hill, giving a spectacular view of the 12th-century castle and of the town.

As it is just around 1.5 hours drive from Madrid, I would strongly recommend visiting this spot if you are in Madrid. But try to stay overnight at the accommodation just next to the windmills - the El Retiro de la Mancha - they have newly built 3-bedroom townhouses that are quite well equipped. Being close means you can enjoy the sunset till blue hour when the moon comes up, and just drive or stroll back to your accommodation.

This shot is my favourite although I had taken many, many shots. I like the wild and ruggedness of this windmill in this light and perspective. I was lucky to have some dramatic clouds to adorn my windmills; and searching for the right angle to play with the strong setting sun, with the use of an ND filter, create an interesting effect.

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