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Third Mill - Kinderdijk

Third Mill - Kinderdijk
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24623 W: 523 N: 41333] (177614)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-03
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon EF 70-200/2.8 L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Water Mills,Windmills, My best of 2011 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-02-18 23:09
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This picture has been taken during a visit previous year to Kinderdijk Netherlands.
My third picture out of the series of this lovely area with 19 mills very close together.

The windmills of Kinderdijk were built, because there were difficulties with the drainage of the Alblasserwaard. This area was extensively mined. Through ditches and watercourses, the water drained. First there were more natural waterways, but in the end this remained only Alblas and Giessen. Originally it was the water released into the rivers (including the Lek) runs, but sounded the soil drainage, and problems arose when the river was high.
Peat can such effects be one meter per century decline, and that happened here too. The water boards should work together and so were two major drainage units.

I wish all visitor a nice weekend

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 0 N: 1619] (9669)
  • [2011-02-18 23:11]

very very beautiful schot from holland i visit kinderdijck in august 2008 fantastic site

Bonjour John
Un superbe cliché de ce moulin, emblème des Pays-Bas. C'est net, clair et lumineux. Bravo.
Merci pour cette belle image et bon week-end.

Hello John - what a lovely windmill; the detail you have captured of the mill is really good. It looks like it is inhabited as I can see washing on the line and a lovely planted garden. Best regards and nice weekend, Rosemary

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25981] (125665)
  • [2011-02-18 23:40]

Hi John,

What a shot from Holland! It could be a poster inviting to your country. Beautiful old mill near the pond or canal with water lilies, nice flat landscape and fabulous sky. Gorgeousview.

WArm regards


Hi John!
What a fantastic view of a windmill!
But what I love more are the details: the stuff drying in the wind, the little reflections, the well mantained garden.
Have a nice Sunday!

mooie plaat john,
fraai genomen deze zomer foto, prachtig van kleur goede balans, mooie lucht, fraai fotowerk.
goed weekend John.
gr. jaap

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2011-02-19 0:27]

Hi John,
Beautiful and crystal clear, it looks like a painting! The sky prints charanter to this lovely shot.

Haver a good week-end!

Hi John,
a great capture, light and sharpness are superb, p.o.v. and colors perfect.
ver nice the building.

Hello John,
bellissimo mulino e spettacolare immagine per mostrarcelo.
Il formato quadrato lo trovo molto appropriato.
Bello il cielo con le nuvole a pecorella. Arricchisce la composizione.

Well done and TFS!

Nice shot of the representative endemic species of Kinderdijk ;) I like the composition with the house.


Bonjour John
Superbe ce moulin dans le format carré.Tous les ingrédients étaient réunis pour une très belle réalisation.

Hello John,
Superb composition, excellent POV, lovely light and colors, beautiful windmill, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast, wonderful view.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.

Bonjour, cher ami John,
L'on a beau dire, mais, vraiment les éoliennes ne remplaceront jamais ces magnifiques moulins qui possèdent une beauté exceptionnelle.
L'image est réalisée, comme à l'accoutumée, avec grâce et talent.

Hello John,
A beautifully lit composition featuring this handsome old windmill, which stands resplendent against that lovely Dutch sky. The composition is perfectly framed and has lovely natural colours and excellent sharpness.

good composition and fantastik shot...it's clear and has nice colors. congratulations

Hi John,
What a picturesque scene. Wonderful capture, the colors are perfect...and the clothes on that wire are bringing the life into your composition. Well done, enjoy a beautiful afternoon.

Namaste John,
love the composition. The windmill is superb to watch at. The colours are nice and you composed it nicely with a fine sky at top and the river at FG, excellent framing. Great depth and perfect light. Excellent presentation. Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes.

Hi my dear John

So fantastic, great and gorgeous shot by perfect light control! Very well considered and calcurated sequare framework is admirable and remarkable indeed. Clear presentation in the twilight is so marvelous as usual. Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a good Saturday and best regards,

Takero from Tokyo

Hello John,
A great capture, light and sharpness are superb, p.o.v. and colors perfect.

Ola John ,
Que lindo este moinho Holandês tem uma arquitectura magnifica , a tua foto parece uma pintura com as nuvens de fundo , tem um belo contraste de cores, bom enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Bom fim de semana

Ciao John,
vos images toujours spectaculaires, la composition de haute qualité, détails et couleurs parfaites, sujet très intéressant.
excellent travail

Hello John,
A beautiful picture of a windmill against a fabulous sky. Everything about this image is just very pleasant. Very well done indeed. Best wishes.

pleasant paysage and splendid windmill you captured.

John cordials greetings. A wonderful mill, i like much. A wonderful photo, very well compound and executed. Excellent work, congratulation. Have a nice weekend, thanks for sharing, one hug.

Dag Best John,

Excellent presenttaion of this beautiful windmill in a square Carper's format. Superb managment of light which give very good contrast between the natural colors. Superb blue sky with plesant clouds
An another excellent pice in your gallery.
Goed WE,

Dobar dan gospodine.
Holandija, zemlja vetrenjaca i lala ...
Lep pogled na mesto i lepu vetrenjacu ...
Dobar snimak i kompozicija.
Odlican prikaz, tekstom, lepim bojama i mnogo lepom fotografijom, moje cestitke.
Prijatan dan i lep vikend.
Sve najbolje.


Goede dag meneer.
Nederland, een land vetrenjaca en Tulip ...
Mooi uitzicht op de plaats en de prachtige windmolens ...
Goed schot en samenstelling.
Uitstekende presentatie, tekst, mooie kleuren en veel mooie foto's, mijn complimenten.
Leuke dag en mooi weekend.
All the best.

Good day sir.
Netherlands, a country vetrenjaca and tulip ...
Nice view of the place and beautiful windmills ...
Good shot and composition.
Excellent presentation, text, beautiful colors and many beautiful photographs, my congratulations.
Nice day and nice weekend.
All the best.

Hello John,
A remarkably well taken photo. Although the focus is on the windmill, the spectacular sky attracts my eyes the most.
Kind regards,

Hi John,

The mill is well placed in the frame. The point of view is allowing me to see the details and colors of the architecture of the windmill. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a good weekend.


Typical pumping windmill on the canal, John.
It is very well presesrved, and the surroundings are marvelous.
Enjoyable scenery, superb color's.

Bonjour John

C'est probablement le plus beau moulin qui existe encore. La forme de sa base ressemble beaucoup à un champignon. Tout est parfait au niveau de la technique et de la beauté de l'endroit.

Bon samedi


Bom dia John

When I was a child I dreamed to live in a windmill like this. Perhaps because some fairy tales that I used to read.
Marvelous picture. I loved it. Congrats and TFS

Gr8 shot showing the windmill, lovely colours of the sky and ripples in the water. regards.

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  • lukas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 61 N: 285] (2067)
  • [2011-02-19 6:42]

Dag John,
Ik volg Carper, de specialist van dit onderwerp, dus die kan het weten! Prachtig fotowerk, uitstekende kleur en belichting.
Prettig weekend,

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6092 W: 277 N: 11813] (91052)
  • [2011-02-19 6:43]

Bonjour John ,
Certains trouvent ridicule de photographier les moulins ! Pourquoi bouder son plaisir ? Le sujet est magnifique . Et celui est de toute beauté , capturé à la perfection dans ce format carré , avec un très joli ciel .

Hi John,
Beautiful composition and presentation of this lovely old winmill,
Excellent point of view and details,
great tone of naturel colors and light,
Beautiful sky too.

Hello John,

The famous Dutch mills presented in artistic way. Perfect exposure, sharpness and contrast. Fine work!

Have a nice week-end!


ciao John,
bellissima composizione ben bilanciata nei suoi elementi con una perfetta luce.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9865 W: 157 N: 16061] (126491)
  • [2011-02-19 9:38]

Witaj John!
I love windmills!
Next wonderful windmill.
Excellent frame and colours.
Very well done.
Nice sunday

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2011-02-19 10:00]

Hi John,
a very beautiful impression of this fascinating windmill! This characteristic sky is very attractive and the light is fantastic.
It was also a pleasure reading the interesting note and I agree to you, this is a lovely place. My compliments!
Warm regards

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  • bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1287 W: 106 N: 2865] (13817)
  • [2011-02-19 10:07]

Hi John,

I think I have tell you already, we don't have here in Brazil this kind of mills and always that I saw one I be impressed. Great colors and sharpness.
Best regards

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  • vladic Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 118 W: 37 N: 299] (4563)
  • [2011-02-19 10:55]

Bonsoir John,

Très joli moulin, un des nombreux moulins de Kinderdijk ,dans ce paysage typique hollandais. Une composition soignée comme toujours et parfaitement cadrée. De très belles couleurs, un ciel superbe.
Merci pour les infos détaillées.


Hi John,

Very beautiful windmill shot very nicely. Love the colors, clarity and the angle of view.


Hello John,
the beauty of the windmill is incredible, you placed it perfectly in the scene.
The colors are marvelous, the cloudy sky is superb.
The quality is, as always, excellent.
Congratulations and happy WE.

Très belle photo de ce superbe moulin. La lumière est parfaite et le ciel splendide.

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2011-02-20 0:19]

Hi John,
Impressive clearness all the time. I love atmosphere and soft colors.

Hello John,

This is a typical image of Netherlands. This windmill is very nice and the picture has a good sharpness, great colors and a perfect square format.


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14073 W: 0 N: 16143] (171698)
  • [2011-02-20 0:35]


Quel image, quel beau moulin splendide image et compo dans un ciel mouvant bougeautn, ces belles ailes, grandiose.

Bravo et maitié


If there's ever an image which reflects the general view of the Netherlands then this would be it my friend. It would grace any tourist brochure; it's colourful, detailed and beautifully composed. A superb capture John, very well done.

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2011-02-20 2:19]

Bonjour John,

Un joli format à la Carper pour nous présenter ce splendide moulin sur un ciel sous les meilleurs auspices. Une petite brise semblait souffler ce jour-là en voyant le linge sécher. Une très belle photo avec une qualité d'image irréprochable, merci John.

Avec toutes mes amitiés et un excellent dimanche,


Hi John,

Excellent shot, very high quality image. I like the box framing and the windmill is perfectly placed within it and your point of view couldn't be better here. Very well exposed, colours are well saturated and very sharp too. Thanks for sharing.


Helemaal in de Carper stijl John,heerlijk landlijke fotot met de witte hemden en kakens nog an de lijn,tijdloze opname.
Je hebt geluk met zon mooi weer en wolkenlucht,dat zien we laatste tijd helaas veel te weinig...;]]]


Hello John,


Colorful and sharpness in this balanced exposure, the sky and clouds is very special compound the theme. Opportune framing.

Best Regards

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2011-02-20 8:02]

Hey John,
What a composition from Holland country ! I like colours tones details! clarity, and sharps nice atmosphere! Beautiful old mill near the canal with water lilies, nice flat landscape with strong frame and perfect clouds in blue sky.

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2011-02-20 8:16]

Hi John,

What a marvellous shot. Lighting condition seems to have been really good at this occasion. You photo is perfect in all respects. TFS and have a nice Sunday evening!



Hi John,
How nice that this tradition still keeps in Holland.
In my country they are quite few windmills,which are no more in use and are disapperaing every day.
Very good quality capture and perfect notes.
TFS and best regards

what a lovely capture ,beautiful old windmill
excellent sharpness and lightness,
pov and colors are perfect
the little reflections add beauty
the blue sky majes the contrast
with the white small clouds
running into
have a nice new week

Hi John,
a simply wonderful photo!
You have caught skillfully the plastic beauty of the windmill by means of a really effective framing.
The image has a great sharpness and a high chromatic quality, I like its luminosity and its graphical wealth.
A great work, my friend.
Best regards,

Merhaba Dear John
A photo like fairy tales. A four-stanza in all respects.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2011-02-20 12:29]

Hi John, A real classic from Netherlands. Very fine composition with off-set main subject. The blue skies are the ideal backdrop. Interesting to see such traditional technology still working in a totally sustainable way today. The more things change, the more they stay the same. TFS. Murray

Hi John.
Beautiful and unique composition of great beauty. Great POV chosen with the mill a bit to one side of the frame, leaving room for the green landscape, the canal water in the foreground adds beauty, to say the sky .... since his beautiful clouds and colors compliment this wonderful precious image.
As in all your works a razor sharp picture, perfect light and beautiful colors. Well done.
Have a good week. Best regards.

The best known, in addition to cheese, a symbol of the Netherlands. This beautiful windmill. After drying the laundry, you believe that someone lives here. Beautiful composition with excellent quality.

Hi dear John,
what a wonderful presentation with large framing..very impressive scene..a great ambiance with very famous mills of Kinderdijk..amazing details and colours,like a perfect painting..TFS


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  • hispic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1191 W: 368 N: 1784] (9652)
  • [2011-02-20 19:29]

Hello John,
Everybody's favorites including even laundry display brilliantly with an excellent framing. i like nice depiction of puffy clouds so much. Marvelous work.
Have a nice day

Hi John, again a masterpiece ! What can I say about this shot? A perfect composition, as always , a wonderful sky, and I liked small details on the right side of the mill.... :-))
My best regards for my friend !

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2011-02-20 23:42]

Hi John,
friends all told You. Superb photo and presentation of windmill. All I like here. Good photowork and interesting history in note.
Have a nice day.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2011-02-20 23:50]

Bonjour mon ami John,
du 100% typique et hollandais, le moulin, le ciel côtier, ce canal très naturel. La beauté est immédiate et bien relayée par une photo de qualité.
Mes compliments.

Hi John. A windmill in the typical environment. Absolutely a classic motif of photography. Fine composition, light and colors. I note the laundry right in the picture as a fine image detail. Rgds, Wolfgang.

Hi John!

Is a classic, but it's always a pretty sight and that is appreciated ...

The composition is really good, and in this particular case, the choice of square format gives strength and focus the subject. Extraordinary definition and color, and some contrasts very well treated ...

Best regards ...



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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2011-02-21 3:43]

Hello John,
a wonderful photo of the windmill,excellent framed and composed,
amazing colors and good light management,

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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2011-02-21 4:17]

Hello John,

Une très belle photographie typique de ton pays.
Ce moulin est magnifique dans cet environnement verdoyant. Le cadrage nous permet d'aller jusqu'au ciel et ses nuages qui terminent une très belle compo.

Bravo !



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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2011-02-21 11:55]

Merhaba John,
Colors, clarity, detail, depth and excellent exposure. Framing is very beautiful, peaceful, beautiful place. Table like, perfect.
Tebrikler, selamlar

JohnUn lavoro eccellente nel tuo stile ...
Particolari in evidenza e "complesso" nitido e tirato a lucido .
Freschezza e "un gusto antico"

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2011-02-21 18:42]

Hello John,
Very nice shot of that mill.Very sharp details and superb colors.I like all those pound lilies near the mill in the foreground.Very well done.

Hi John
Absolutely beautiful shot fill with sense of peacefulness. Details, textures and sharpness are superb and water ripples is amazing, Very well composed in beautiful light, rich colors and good technical quality. A delighful image.
Best rgds

Hi John,

That's a lovely shot from the Kinderdijk, starting with a well chosen windmill - you had some choices... :-p))

The light is generous, the sky irresistible and the colours are popping up.

A real postcard, in the noble sense that is.



Hi John,
Beautiful photo of the mills.
Nice POV colors and frame.Light and sharpness are superb.
Best regards

Hello John,

This is something we don't have on my side of the ocean. Windmills are so beautiful to see in the landscape and this one is a beauty. You have captured it very well under this nice sky. Good colors and sharpness.

Best regards


Namaskar John Maenhout,
Wow...ooo It is realy, realy a good Picture. Nice Frame. Nice colour, contrast and sharpness. Nice POV. TFS.
Nilotpal Patra.

Great capture of the symbol of the Netherlands. I like your pov and it has a good dof with sharp details. Very nice colors. Well done, tfs.

Hello John,
The framing is superb, and the effect of depth is amazing. Very nice photo taken with excellent quality, with sharpness and color. Congratulations.
Have a nice day

Hi John.

Again, a typicall view from Holland! Excellent colours and lovely sky!

Rgs, Oscar

Hello John
Another lovely windmill you captured.
Fantastic motive,excellent light and colors.
Excellent composition and presentation.
High quality imyge.
Great job.
Best regards

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2011-02-23 1:02]

Good morning John,
very nice and picturesque the view of the landmark of Netherlands,the windmill.I like the clarity and the sharpness of the scene the great light and colour management as the way that the windmill outlined against the blue sky.Well done.

Have a good day,Danos

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2011-02-23 1:07]

gorgeous prospect and sharpness with other factors..great management and framing too!
Greetings dear John!


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  • silah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 288 W: 0 N: 252] (2798)
  • [2011-02-23 3:22]

Hi John.

Very well framed colourful shot as usual. Wisely selected POV and DOV make the picture more attractive and charmy. Very good perspective and capture.


Hello John!
I, unfortunately, I was only 3 days in Amsterdam, the Netherlands for the time being, left out. I am very interested in raising their water mills, once - if I succeed - I would like to see them. Specific things to the Netherlands, windmills, water-lifting devices, we have long ago, these grain-milling was used. The picture is nicely composed, the colors are very alive. The details are excellent. I desire you do, go here.

Hello John. A pleasure for the eyes to look at this beautiful mill. Great composition with amazing colors and very good sharpness that shows very well all the beautiful details. Great light and good depth well served by that beautiful blue sky. Well done.
Have a nice day.

Hello John

A very well taken rural scene with splendid colours and sharpness. A lovely composition with the mill well placed in the frame. The sky is attractive and contributes to a good depth effect. Very nice work! TFS. Have a nice evening.

Best regards, Erling

Hi John,
Well framed and perfect composition,as usual ... colors and light are well managed, a good shot, tfs.

Hi John
i can see why this photo is so popular for you.
looking at it, the colors, the sharpness, the overall clarity..just a pleasure to view.
you couldn't have picked a better time with those puffy clouds.

Hello John,

A beautiful windmill, so beautifully located by the canal!
A very picturesque scene and I enjoy the many fine details, for instance the waterlilies and the clothes drying in the wind...
A well balanced composition, wonderful colours!

Pablo -

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4788 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2011-02-24 4:19]

Hi John
Excellent presentation of the mill with vivid colours and sharp details. Off centred compo working well. I also like this dynamic sky.

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2011-02-24 4:51]

Dag John. Een prachtige foto van deze molen. Ik vind niets dat mogelijks nog zou kunnen verbeteren. Perfect van kleur, samenstelling, diepte,... en een heel interessant onderwerp natuurlijk ;-)

Hi John,
wonderful presentation of this typical Dutch windmill.
I like very much the processing emphasizing well the details and colors. Beautiful sky too.
Great POV across the channel.
Excellent work!

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  • lpi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 335 W: 0 N: 42] (4857)
  • [2011-02-24 10:14]

Bonjour John,
Il est superbe ce moulin!
Jolie composition avec une excellente lumière.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2011-02-25 1:47]


very beautiful view of this typical mill. I liked the sharpness and the soft light here, perfect composition.



This is a good shot of this fine old windmill. Your composition is nice here placing the windmill slightly off center. The canal in the foreground creates a nice border for the shot. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness.

Hi John, I will admit I find windmills fascinating, just there construction amazes me, this is a great photo of this one, excellent detail & wonderfully photographed in some superb light, the sky is beautiful, kind regards Wilson.

Hello, John,
This is one of my favorietes photos today. Superb view. I love the windmills, and this is one of symbols of Holland. TFS!
Have a great WE!

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 28 N: 3978] (26567)
  • [2011-02-26 8:51]

Hello John,

what shall i say after all those long row of critiques as: maybe the dutchest motiv ever!
perfect in all qualities..

have a nice weekend, see you around,


Bonjour John,
Ce moulin fait une très belle photo avec une composition au millimètre, des couleurs sublimes et un très beau graphisme. Le ciel est de belle facture.
Bonne fin de journée !

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2011-02-28 2:46]

Hi John

Wonderful this windmill, I like them a lot. It is fairytale scenery, the windmill, the water, and the greenery. So peaceful. Vivid color hues and high sharpness. Well done.

Warm regards

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  • Ricx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
  • [2011-02-28 3:00]
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Hi John, a superb image of the lovely and traditional Mill. I like the sharpness and the detail.

I wonder if I could ask for some advice on my last posting- St Michaels Mount - I just find I dont have the sharpness opn the image and wondered if you could add your valuable advice at what I could be doing to improve it. Look forward to hearing from you.


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  • zanzi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 396 W: 103 N: 737] (13690)
  • [2011-02-28 11:47]

Bonsoir John
Just perfect !
The sky is awesome, the mill perfectly placed....

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 966 W: 0 N: 1364] (7101)
  • [2011-02-28 22:45]

Hello John,
such a lively capture! The sharpness of the windmill and the dramatic clouds and sky is very special. The reflection and the ripples on the smooth water is pleasant too.


hi dear.........
such a old times.........
good capture......
and good colors..........
pov is best..........
good composition...........

Bonsoir John!

Un classique de beauté, ici avec un cadrage très bien réglé! La lumière aussi très bien captée!



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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 3986] (27422)
  • [2011-03-03 0:58]

Parecw que cada pequeno detalhe contribui para o excelente resultado. Linda fotografia.



Hi John
I like this photo immensely. The windmill is nicely placed in the frame ,and the colours are complimentry.Beautiful sky.
Kind Regards Gladys

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  • MJR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 251 W: 69 N: 763] (3360)
  • [2011-03-03 14:18]

THE quintessential windmill picture ! Bravo ! What a brilliant composition, all the components required for a great expose of the canals and the windmills of the area. Even the wind is shown in the line of washnig !
If I were to be picky, there is a slight graininess to the colours, but that IS picky !

Olá John,

Great brand image of the Netherlands, always very nice to see. Good colours, definition and contrast. I love very of the mills and channels of the Netherlands.
Well done…

Hello John,
thank you for visiting my gallery and your comment.
It´s really beautiful presentation of one of the Netherlands famous landmarks.The framing here is excellent with nice symetry.Superb,lively colors and contrast.I like the way you positioned the windmill against the beautiful blue sky.You´ve created thereby really nice effect.
Have a nice evening

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2011-03-06 20:56]

Dag dear John
A fine shot of this famous windmill! Clarity & light is excellent which brings out the nice natural colours. Like the rippled reflection & the contrast with the blue sky! Fine presentation!
Best Regards

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1962 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2011-03-09 23:12]

Hello John,
This windmill of such a beautiful traditional architecture stands so proudly against the absolutely fantastic sky. Excellent presentation of this picturesque corner of the Netherlands!
Best regards,

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  • Corry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 0 N: 695] (4508)
  • [2011-03-12 5:21]

Bonjour John

Il est beau ce moulin du site de Kinderdijk. Le point de vue et les couleurs de la photo sont superbes.

Salutations !


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  • jmcl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 131 N: 4070] (14535)
  • [2011-03-12 17:50]

Hi John

Beautiful image .. wonderfully put together .. great composition with the placement of the mill and the dimension provided by the sky .. by the way that sky is just so beautiful a Dutch painter couldn't have come up with a better sky to put with this scene .. it screams Holland .. beautiful.

take care,


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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2011-03-24 23:21]

Hi Joh,
Classic landscape with the wind mill from your homeland. Excellent POV, great composition and the most special of all the beautiful sky with various types of clouds and very nice square format. I love it.

Hello John, A beautiful mill, no doubt in perfect working condition, it looks to me as though it is lived in, I can see washing on the line, I can also see what appears to me to be the remains of a children swing. Excellent work in capture e realisation, magnificent colour, light & details, my compliments.

Hi John, Love the Windmill and see its a house,well framed and great photo from near your part of the world. Cheers Iain.

Hallo John,

Zelf ben ik daar nooit geweest, maar
het lijkt mij daar een kleine foto-mekka.

Opvallend is de belichting, die is perfect
en de keuze om de horizon iets scheef
te laten lopen (in mijn ogen een hele
goede keuze, zo komt de molen zogenaamd
stoerder in beeld).
Ook de verdeling en kleuren zien er heel
verzorgd uit.

Vriendelijke groetjes,

nauwelijks te zien, maar pas op de
sensorvlekken. Zelf heb ik er ook
mee te maken (vanwege de kleine
diafragma's), vandaar dat mijn oog
erop viel.

Hi John!
Many comments already, but I had to add mine. This is a masterpiece of work.....beautiful detail, and a lovely composition indeed. I love the laundry blowing in the wind! The two kinds of clouds seem to add a cheery feel. Very fine, warm regards,

i'm a beginner in photography...so i can't critique your photos,i only can learn from your paintings...cause in my opinion u're like a painter...this is stunning1
best wishes,

Hi John,
the view of this windmill is superb with the clarity and the sharpness to be superb.The brilliant light enhance the colours and the details of the image.


Hello John,

The first of all I would like to congratulate you with your accomplishment, You are the very first and probably the only one who broke the 100000 barrier. For me it is an unimaginable accomplishment. Impressive is the only word comes to my mind at this moment. It is simply admirable. I must pay my respect to you.

The windmill photographed here is still in a very good state. It is good to know that the tradition keeps on living strong. Overall atmosphere is quite peaceful. I quite like the puffy clouds in the sky, they remind me of old flemish paintings. And I see that the roof of the mill is still finished with thatch. It must be very difficult to maintain it. But from here it looks so charming. In Japan also, there used be quite a few of them left, but now very few of them can be seen today. Those farm houses with thatched roofs, they are disappearing at an alarming rate. But it's our problem.
I cannot speak for the others, but your photographs have healing effect on me. When I feel down and tired, I visit your gallery and take a good look at your photographs. It works, I feel quite at ease and refreshed afterwards. And I feel like I can keep on going again. I am certain that I am not the only one feeling this way. In the photo I see a few freshly washed laundry blowing in a gentle wind. There live a family of people with children, I see a swing to the left of the image. Different place and different life. Living in such a way is almost unimaginable from here, Tokyo.
The way the photograph is taken again reflects your personality as a person. Allowing myself to make a critique on your photographs is a pure pleasure. I thank you for sharing this image with us.

Very best regards and respect,

From here Tokyo, Nobu.

P.S: I thank you for your critique on my photo. I thank you agin.

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2653 W: 0 N: 3111] (20992)
  • [2011-05-25 7:40]

Thanks for your visit, John.
This historic piece of architecture of the Netherlands
that escaped to Don Quichotte's destructive raid of its imaginary rivals, appears in full glory on top of its own reflexions and over the glorious skies!
Why do magnificent sceneries always align themselves in front of your lens?!
My best regaqrds.

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2011-08-19 3:24]

Like travelling back in time. Besutiful peacful vieuw with well aturated colors and the laudry is a nice detail showing that someone live in this windmill.
Best regadrs

Hi jhm
Very beautiful image of the mill makes the viewer to remember the beautiful country of the Netherlands.
Many thanks you for your comment on my photos.

Hi John
Really very nice landscape shot
It has an excellent Composition,details and colors
I like the nice blue sky with the white clouds
Thank you for sharing these beautiful photo
All the best

I had to comment on this beautiful photo. Gorgeous presentation with masterful clarity, color, and light management. Your POV and the framing are perfect. Those lily pads on the water tell me there are fish in that water. I can see myself throwing a frog on the lily pads and seeing what's for dinner. Just a stunning photo John, most excellent for sure!!

TFS.........Your Friend from California.......Buddy

Hollandscher kunnen we het echt niet krijgen.......
Fantastische foto, John, de molen en al die dingetjes er omheen, heerlijk weer ook.
Klinkt vreemd maar ik ben hier nog nooit geweest,
moet ik echt eens doen

Hello John,
this is a magnificent image that captivates the viewer immediately and for a long time with the firmness and balance of the composition as well as with the very pleasant and well defined colours it features. There's a wonderful sense of depth and height and an almost 3D effect that invites us to wander around this beautiful scenery. Clarity is amazing and you've managed light, colours and contrasts in an extraordinary way to enhance the vividness of our experience. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,

Hi John,

what a beautiful windmills idyll. The mill seems to be inhabited. Linen flapping in the wind on the clothesline. The flowerbed looks well maintained.

A beautiful photo of a beautiful place.

Have a nice weekend


Hello John! What a wonderful windmill! Fantastic place. Amazing take. Perfect quality. Ideal contrast, sharpness, saturation. Good frame. Splendid effect. Regards!

Hello John,
This is a beautiful windmill by the water. I assume Don Quixote did not make it this far.

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