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Koelewei Mill XI

Koelewei Mill XI
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24277 W: 523 N: 40588] (174734)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-05-20
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
Exposure: f/13.0, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-06-04 10:28
Viewed: 1074
Points: 66
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Nevertheless, the bad weather is the picture successful.

The mill is a reconstruction of the Bosterhout mill. This was originally in Meulebeke. The mill was built in 1765-1766 and continued to function until 1958.
For the construction of a new road, one would move the mill fifty meters. Once the mill had been dismantled, however, the plan went on and the mill was sold to the city of Bruges. In 1996, the city of Bruges rebuilt the mill and called him the Koeleweimolen

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Hi John,

Then presence of the persons has an effect of scale. The point of view is showing the details of the wind mill. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colours. Have a nice day.


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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9001 W: 57 N: 15106] (55970)
  • [2017-06-04 10:43]

Hallo John,
De molen steekt mooi af tegen de bewolkte lucht. Het is een mooi oud exemplaar, dat wel wat weg heeft van de molens in Heusden. Mooie compositie ook, waardoor het stel aan de rechterkant er ook nog op staat.

Hallo John,
Kijk de wieken hebben ook hier de Nederlandse kleuren :)
Een goede compositie met de diagonaal van het pad dat naar de molen leidt en met beide personen aan het begin van deze weg.
De zwaarbewolkte lucht wordt mooi weergegeven. Deze foto nam je nog voor het prachtige weer begon in onze streken.
Vele groeten, Paul

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 894 W: 0 N: 1293] (12345)
  • [2017-06-04 11:13]

hello john...well timed to have these 2 in your shot,beautiful lite light work! tfs dale

Dobro vece, gospodine.
Lep pogled, opasan i lep trenutak, dobar tekst ...
dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i stari mlin, dobar kontrast i persspektiva, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa posetiocima i oblacima koji dolaze i donose nevreme.
Lepo mesto sa zelenilom i starim mlinom.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc sa lepim snom, sve najbolje.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11636 W: 126 N: 20917] (108071)
  • [2017-06-04 11:59]

Salut John,c'est le moment des moulins sur TE et toi nous donne un belle vue,perapective gagnante et details super,bien fait! Belle soiree' et merci,luciano

Dear John,

Nice composition, the two people create a good counter-balance to the wind-mill.

Best Wishes,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14151 W: 1033 N: 28239] (134648)
  • [2017-06-04 12:39]

Hi John,

With the bright sun and the thick cloud it is hard to tell if the person with the umbrella is sheltering from the sun or the rain. Good sharpness & the big windmill makes an obvious focal point. Tfs!

Dear John,

The composition is first class — the mill standing on a high mound, and the two individuals on the opposite side adding a counterpoint. The murky sky certainly adds to the moodiness.

Warm regards,


Hello dear John and have a nice time
and a happy new week
simple capture of the windmill
during a raining day
the grey cloudy sky makes a dynamic
contrast adding mystery
welldone and wellseen

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 157 N: 15246] (122929)
  • [2017-06-04 13:25]

Witaj John!
I lowe windmills.
Beautiful windmill.
Excellent frame and colors.
Persons add flavor to this composition.
Good night.

Good to see the city reconstructing this fine old mill my friend. It's a lovely, moody sky and good to see people in the shot, they give the mill scale...

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3853 W: 2 N: 6383] (32138)
  • [2017-06-04 15:20]

Hello John,
Interesting capture of the windmill.I like a very interesting perspective, good composition, excellent clarity and natural colors.
Nice presentation

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9989 W: 144 N: 25031] (122263)
  • [2017-06-04 23:41]

Hello John, Nice composition with this one of some mills in Bruges. The weather was not favorable that dat but for sure your bike ride was pleasant anyway. Nice including of the couple.

Kind regrads Malgo

Hello John,
This is a very pleasant composition. I like how the two persons are placed near the corner with the narrow road connecting them with the windmill along a diagonal. They are also connected through the dark colours. In spite of the thick clouds the photo has an excellent light and clarity with a fine contrast between the grey sky and the green ground.
Kind regards,

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Difficile de faire mieux quant à la présentation de ce moulin. Les points forts sont respectés avec maîtrise.
Joli ciel digne d'un peintre.

Hello John,

It feels as if we should be adding 'Singing in the Rain'!
The bad weather may have removed a blue sky but instead we have a wonderful canopy of clouds and just enough figures (with umbrella) to give life to the scene.
As always, the photograph is masterly composed with an effective lead line and the main focal images strongly placed in the frame.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)
It has begun to rain here, too!

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2445 W: 34 N: 4388] (24669)
  • [2017-06-05 1:36]

Dag John

Mooie, beetje dreigende lucht hier. Ik hou ook van de strakke compositie met de molen, het groen rechts en het koppel (paraplu en fototoestel) perfect geplaatst. Heel mooie uitgebalanceerd werkje! Proficiat.


Hello John,
A well composed image with an agreeable balance to it. And, very successfully realised despite the bad weather. The couple are well included, making an interesting counterpoint to the windmill and enlivening the scene.

Ciao John, great view of lovely windmill, superb Grey sky, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Dag John
Samen met de diverse molenfoto’s die Lars ons de laatste tijd voorschotelt, geven jullie een mooi overzicht van de schoonheid van de Vlaamse en Hollandse molen. Zo’n regenbuitje en donkere lucht geeft toch ook een mooie sfeer aan de foto.
Groet Rob

BOnjour John,

Une très jolie carte postale. Le moulin à vent est superbe dans son environnement de verdure. La contre plongée lui donne de l'ampleur et le couple au parapluie balance bien l'ensemble.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3288 W: 0 N: 7482] (55057)
  • [2017-06-05 8:41]

Beautiful rainy photo, excellent management of light and a beautiful place with classic mill, a splendid photo
regards Ryszard

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10438 W: 174 N: 17656] (78427)
  • [2017-06-05 15:34]


excellent framing using well the mill and the personages. the weather was dark but I liked the humid mood of the compo, added a typical aspect too.



Hello John,
I like your POV that shows the path to the mill with the two people at the right edge of it, they seem to be balancing the mill.

Hi John
It's an evocative image and the hige windmill; who could be bored looking at this? Awesome framed shot of this interesting sight where everything seems perfect and a pleasure to look over and the couple make it happening! Beautiful capture, Congrats
Best wishes

Hi John
yes, the bad weather made your photo good haha
often the atmospheric clouds can do that, and it did so here for sure. those clouds, and the sails on the windmill are the main focal points. nice addition to have the two people in the lower fg. sweet shot. cheers

mooie molenplaat,
fraaie compositie mooi gemaakt John, goede verdeling en die mensen doet het hier goed.
gr. jaap

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13679 W: 0 N: 16021] (168114)
  • [2017-06-07 6:24]


avec ces deux personnages sur le chemin fantastique vue de ce mouline avec la belle verdure quel ensemble et dans ce ciel gris en fond le couleurs ressortent sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2683 W: 0 N: 2993] (20528)
  • [2017-06-10 13:49]

Dag John What a nice visual balance to the historic mill is provided by the partners standing under the trees! Their presence draws up a romantic scenery, as if thew were alone in a paradisiac environment masterly captured. Groeten

Hi John, very good photograph of this beautiful composition with the old mill, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy rest of week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15344 W: 159 N: 26871] (140816)
  • [2017-06-15 8:33]

Hi John
Bonne prise un peu en contre bas du moulin et du couple , bien placé dans l'image, belles couleurs sous le ciel nuageux, très jolie présentation
belle journée

Hallo John,
schönes Foto wenn auch ein bisschen feucht, sehr gute Bildschärfe und Farben, gratuliere!
ich fahre auch sehr gerne mit dem Fahrrad, aber noch ohne E-Bike
Einen schönen Tag

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