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Smal boat and Mill A-III

Smal boat and Mill A-III
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24394 W: 523 N: 40801] (175578)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-03
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200/2.8 L IS USM, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/16, 1/400 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pictures 2010 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-30 23:38
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Points: 198
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© 2010 - All rights reserved. The photos taken by photographer John Maenhout are registered and copyrighted. Use in any form (web, paper publication, public exposure, etc.) is strictly forbidden without the written permission of the photographer. To contact with photographer please use johnmaenhout@yahoo.com

This picture has been taken during a visit one month ago to Kinderdijk.
My second picture out of the series of these lovely area

Kinderdijk is a small village at a distance of only 10 miles of Rotterdam and a little bit less than 7 miles of the city borders of the oldest city in Holland, Dordrecht.
Never the less in the village unique for it 19 windmills dating from the 16th century
The windmills of Kinderdijk are since 1997 on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 19 windmills are divided into a row of eight mills to Nederwaard (these are the round stone mills), a row of eight thatched eight Kanters the Overwaard, along with a wipmolen, the Blokweerse wipmolen the polder Blokweer bemaalt and in the polder New Lekkerland two thatched octagonal windmills.

I used a monopod

I hope you like it.

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Dag John,
een mooi zicht opde windmolen geplaatst tussen water en lucht. De details van de kleine molen envan het bootje vullen de foto goed aan.

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  • tober Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 18 N: 683] (8797)
  • [2010-08-31 0:08]

Hello John, simple yet very characteristic, very Dutch! The partly cloudy sky makes a nice background to the windmill. I can even see a baby one in front:) Best regards, Tolga

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2010-08-31 0:24]

Hi John! Excellent prospective with an architecture overview and a clean atmosphere!Frame and The colors and lighting management add! Perfect composision with the windmill and clouds in sky makes a nice Holland, scene!Bravo

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13692 W: 295 N: 27269] (109493)
  • [2010-08-31 0:30]

Good morning John,
spectacular the view of the mill with the boat to looks so tiny in contrast to it,as the great quality of the image with the details of the mill to be so characteristics.I like the POV as the created perspective with the colours to be so vivid and alive.Well done.

Have a nice day,Danos

Hi John,
Hi John,
Very interesting windmill. Original POV and composition. Very good shot. Well done

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11746 W: 126 N: 21116] (108775)
  • [2010-08-31 0:41]

Hi John,an impressive sharpness,a beautiful sky and the best point of view...these are secreta of this beautifull pic,a perfect portait of this very nice windmill...i like it!!Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-08-31 0:43]

hi dear John
critique in slovenian language
stric google bo poskrbel za dober prevod.
kar zavidam vam za tako lepe motive, kakor je mlin na veter. imate jih v bližini in verjetno je vsak drugačen. z vašim profesionalnim pogledom skozi objektiv, lahko dobesedno zažari v svoji lepoti.
izjemna ostrina in lepe naravne barve so pravi magnet za oko. izjemno nebo je lepa podlaga za lopatice od mlina na veter. TFS!!
moje čestitke
s spoštovanjem
p.s. ali za vse datajle poskrbi RAW format?

Hello John! Amazing windmill, excellnt colours, superb saturation, good exposure, very good contrast and sharpness. Well done!

attention donquichotte arrive!!!!
très belle!

Hi John!
That always beautiful dutch windmill!
A very attractive picture, indeed!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, colors, pp, contrasts, large vertical format, black & white borders and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats!
Best regards,

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6076 W: 277 N: 11708] (90355)
  • [2010-08-31 3:24]

Hello John ,
Le bateau parait bien petit , à l'ombre des grandes ailes de ce superbe moulin !
Un cadrage parfait et un ciel magnifique .

Hello John
Great composition very well framed.
Very interesting windmill.
A beautiful sky and the best point of view.
Perfect sharpnessand light managment,too.
Nice colors and contrast.
Excellent presentation.
Perfect job.

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9345] (52961)
  • [2010-08-31 3:46]

Dag John,
mooie klassieke compositie in goede sterke kleuren,
Een echt Hollands plaatje.
Groeten, Gerrit

Hello John,
A very fine composition of this windmill. The square frame suits the subject perfectly and I like the backdrop provided by that lovely Dutch sky. Beautiful natural colours and exceptional sharpness. Splendid piece of photography.

Olá john,

Wonderful calm atmosphere and beautiful light.
Excellent composition and great quality of the picture is outstanding, as usual.
The monopod was very helpful :)


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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2010-08-31 4:02]

Hello John,

Tu nous présentes là une image très bien composée avec une icone de ton pays en vedette. J'aime beaucoup l'aspect calme de l'image avec ce bateau qui semble attendre son propriétaire.
Une belle image.



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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2010-08-31 4:18]

Dag John. Er staan zelfs 2 molens op je foto: een grote en een kleintje. Het kleine bootje lijkt naast die molen nog kleiner. Weer een hele mooie foto; heel goed evenwichtig opgesteld en mooi van kleur. Dit is wel een van de meest gefotografeerde plekjes van Nederland denk ik.

Hi john,

THe mill is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing with precision the details and the colors of the wind mill. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi John,

Another photo, another lesson... I´ve beem so many times to The Netherlands but I could never see those wonderful places. probably because I was always working... Looking your photos makes me want to go back, this time on hollidays. Wonderful !!!!

Cheers, Maurício

Ciao John, beautiful composition with lovely windmill, wonderful natural colors, solendid sky full of clouds, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ola John ,
Fantásticos os moinhos na Holanda espero um dia a fotografar alguns :), bela diagonal junto deste canal com, este moinho e o pequeno barco , muito belas as cores , bons detalhes, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

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  • bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1347 W: 122 N: 2844] (13739)
  • [2010-08-31 7:44]

Hi John,

A very pretty mill. I like the green here. Here in Brazil this kind of structure is not common. I think I never saw on here. When I visit Holland (hopely soon) I will take photos of all mill I see.


Dag Best John,

A square Carper's format very well selcetd for this excellent presntation of a famous Dutch windmill. Excellent POV with the canal which give depht. Good balance with the windmill well off-centred on the right. An another excellent photowork.
Have a nice evening,

Hi John
This is another splendid image from you, thks for sharing. The main star is captured in great detail, sharpness, and strategically placed dominating the space. there are lots of complementary elements to enjoy, the green foliage add life and the quite dramatic clouds make this image so picturesque.
Your technical execution is impeccable. A great photographic and artistic work
Warm rgds

Ciao John,
image très belle et équilibrée, magnifique la netteté et les couleurs, la qualité celle excellente toujours. Tu complimentes

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2010-08-31 11:04]

Dear John,
great sharpness and clearness. i love your balanced composition too. have a nice evening.

Hello John,
Wonderful windmill, lovely colors, excellent light management, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast, beautiful atmosphere, very nice POV.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2010-08-31 11:55]

Hi John,
windmills are very popular for photos and i can see why. They are a attractive element in the landscape especially when they are close to the water as here. There is a fine Pov here and excellent sharpnes and colors, well done !
Have a nice evening.

Bonjour John,
Joli moulin bien mis en valeur.
J'aime bien ton cadrage et le format utiliser pour l'image.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9583 W: 157 N: 15497] (123957)
  • [2010-08-31 12:52]

Witaj John!
I love the windmills.
Next beautiful windmill.
Good frame and superb colors.
Well done.
Best regards

Hi John,
Well fraùed, good composition fron this angle, well the light and colors, good complement with the small boat, well done.

Hello John,
It's look like a carper'shot! Excellent framing for this beautiful mill, excellent sharpness too, very good work.

Dag John,
Prachtige foto in vierkant formaat. De wieken steken mooi af tegen de witzwarte wolken.
Maar wat zit er daar in het groen verscholen ? Een kleine windmolen ?
Vele groeten, Paul

Hi John,
A very specific Netherlands image with the calm and beautiful atmosphere. I like your scene with strong colors and dynamics. Well done.

Hello my dear John

Great shot. Outstanding superb postcard !
Perfcet framework and well organized composition as usual. Very comfortable and reasonable thick color arrangement. Blessing on your best work and thanks for sharing. Have a good day!, best regards,

ciao John

un classico ma ben fotografato,definizione da urlo e colori al top,bravissimo !!!

ciao e buona giornata,

Bon choix de format et très beau ciel pour immortaliser ce beau moulin de Kinderdijk....qui a l'air d'avoir fait un petit enfant depuis mon passage là bas -)

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2010-08-31 23:30]

Bonjour John,
un grand classique photographié avec beaucoup de professionalisme. Juste deux petites choses à dire, la présence debruit dans le ciel et un sharpen un rien trop poussé.
Les couleurs sont magnifiques.

Mooie sfeervolle foto met een prachtige Hollandse lucht op de achtergrond. Doet me denken aan een schilderij van van Ruysdael, uit de 17e eeuw.
Mooi formaat.

Hi John!
Very beautiful one, with grass blowing in the wind and the great clouds. Perfect colors, and a truly lovely composition. Fine work, regards,

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 74 N: 2487] (11785)
  • [2010-09-01 3:11]

A classic photo of a windmill John, especially with the small blades at the base. Great colour and composition.

  • riclopes Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6857 W: 151 N: 10359] (35577)
  • [2010-09-01 3:25]

Olá John, I don't have a tripod but I sometimes think of adquire a monopod which seems much more practical. It seems you use it frequently. Gorgeous windmill, great approach, seems like a giant rising up to those wonderful clouds. I see there's a baby windmill at its foot ;-) Simple but striking image to enjoy.
best regards,

Hi John,
A magnificent sight on this impressive windmill, which you have caught with all its richness of details and of textures, in a photo with a great sharpness.
Its elegant shapes and lines fill the image, but the sky, the clouds, such a green vegetation, and the small boat in the canal, are very important elements to add a splendid beauty to this work.
Friendly regards,

Bonsoir, mon bon ami John,
Ce qui compte dans l'homme, c'est le moulin à vent.
[Yvan Audouard]
Dire que c'est une réussite serait une platitude.
Je suis sous l'émerveillement (c'est quand même autrement plus beau qu'une éolienne, cette position n'engage que mes propos).
Magnifique !

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  • guytoc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 14 N: 491] (3614)
  • [2010-09-01 13:46]

Good evening John,

This is a typical view of a dutch landscape but so effective on the way you realised it! Everything is perfect, from the framing to the sharpness and that little boat on the left side which brings a pretty answer to the impressive mill. Job absolutely well done.

Hi John,
a beautiful photo of this windmill with attractive composition, the atmosphere is nostalgic, very nice colours and details, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
György (George)

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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2010-09-01 15:06]

Merhaba John,
Atmosphere, color, clarity, and image frame with a very nice, great view. Exposure and excellent presentation. Congratulations, Greetings

Hello John.
One of your excellent windmills.
Great shot, fine sharpened, well enlighten.
Best regards.

Fantastic angle and what a composition..
Very well balanced with the little blue boat making the equilibrium of the big wind mill.

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7884 W: 56 N: 6322] (45351)
  • [2010-09-02 3:21]

Nitidez está excelente para mostrar o bonito moinho de bem escolhido pov. Fotometria de primeira.



Wonderful picture John,

the mill is so pretty but the clouds around it make the image so more interesting and picturesque. I like most the colour of the green vegetation which is like a crown for the mill.

Hello John!

Typical Dutch subject but always beautiful, and especially impressive when photographed by a great photographer like you! Great use of the square frame, great composition, excellent light management!


Hi John,
Very beautiful landscape with mill in holland,
well presented and composed,
Excellent point of view and details,
great colors and light..
nicely sky too.
all my compliments

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  • lgir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 71 N: 1652] (7363)
  • [2010-09-02 7:16]

Hello John,

very nice POV on this mill, where the light and contrast are very nice.
Very good work

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13800 W: 0 N: 16043] (169174)
  • [2010-09-02 7:26]


Les pieds dans l'eau ce moulin, merveilleuse compo et iamge, ce belle ailes de bois dans ce ciel, la verdure qui le bord, grandisoe.

bravo et maitié


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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2010-09-02 8:48]

Hi John
Classic compo in square format with big wind mill well placed in the frame.
Colours and sharpness are impeccable.

Namaste John,
excellent perspective. Nice view of the windmill under the nice sky. Like the warm colours. Like also the green line placed diagonal in the frame. Very well captured shot. Tfs.
Best wishes.

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2010-09-02 9:59]

Hello John,
Both of the two main compositional elements of the picture, small boat and big wind-mill look very nicely here. The beautifully clouded sky makes a good background for this wonderful scene, so typical for the Netherlands. An excellent composition and skillful capture!
Best regards,

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2010-09-02 11:13]

Hello John,
very beautiful image of the windmill,
excellent framed and composed,
clarity and sharpness,also colors and lighting,all are really superb!

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2010-09-02 12:51]

Hello John,
The square format gives special importance to the mill, enhances it.
Great perspective with beautiful colors and excellent definition.
Best regards,

Hi John
you show us here a powerful and strong subject
its great how the 4 blades are widely projected outwards making it appear larger than life.
wonderful colours, and the addition of the boat to the left is keen.
attractive lines, colours, and clarity.

Dobro jutro gospodine.
Poceli su hladni dani sa vetrom koji je dobro dosao za vetrenjacu.
Prelepo mesto, voda, zelena obala, mocna vetrenjaca i plavo nebo sa kisnim oblacima, odlicna kompozicija.
Dobar trenutak snimka i tekst, mnogo lepa fotografija, moje cestitke na odlicnom radu.
Uzivanje je gledati i odmarati sa pogledom na mesto i vetrenjacu.
Imajte dobar uspesan dan sa lepim vremenom, sve najbolje, srecno, zeli vam Paja.


Goedemorgen meneer.
Ze begonnen de koude dagen met wind, die was goed gekomen voor windmolens.
Prachtige plek, water, groene oevers, krachtige vetrenjaca en blauwe lucht met wolken, regen, grote compositie.
Een goede tijdregistratie en tekst, een heleboel mooie foto's, mijn complimenten voor het uitstekende werk.
Geniet van het uitzicht en ontspannen met het oog op de windmolens plaatsen.
Houd een goed geslaagde dag met prachtig weer, al het beste, gelukkig, wensen u Paja.

Good morning sir.
They began the cold days with wind that was good came to windmills.
Beautiful place, water, green banks, powerful vetrenjaca and blue sky with clouds, rainy, great composition.
A good time recording and text, a lot of beautiful photos, my congratulations on the excellent work.
Enjoy the view and relax with a view to place the windmills.
Keep a good successful day with beautiful weather, all the best, happy, wish you Paja.

Bonjour John,
J'aime ce paysage traditionnel avec le moulin, le canal et le bateau. La composition est très soignée et met ce moulin en valeur. Les couleurs du ciel sont superbes.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2010-09-02 23:55]

Hi John,
very nice windmill. Good presentation. Friends all told You. I like this photowork also. Well done.
Have a nice day.

Hello John,
Wonderful view of the mill. Perfect composition and angle of shot! Exposure is good with perfect lighting conditions.
best wishes,

ciao John,
sempre belle queste tue immagini per l'ambientazione e i colori.
ottima la resa e perfetta inquadratura con il mulino in riva al canale,
un caro saluto

Hello John,
A world know symbol of holland, the windmill. well taken shot, clear details and beautiful scenery.
Windpower is the future energy if we want a cleaner world - and even in old time people knew how to use.
Enjoy your weekend.

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  • Ailed (35)
  • [2010-09-04 8:39]

tres jolie photo. magnifique moulin. beau point de vue

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  • silah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 288 W: 0 N: 252] (2798)
  • [2010-09-04 14:01]

Beautiful colours and compositoion as usual. I like the way of you look. Wellcaptured.


Hi John.
Stunning image that highlights the magnificent structure of the mill, the image quality lets you enjoy all the details of the mill, a magnificent color, good use of light. In short, a great, and excellent photo.
Have a nice weekend.
Best regards.

A magnificent old mill on the banks of the canal. I like the old windmills. Great composition, wonderful natural colors and perfect sharpness.

Hello John,

simple but a lovely photo with well managed light and colors...


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  • lpi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 335 W: 0 N: 42] (4857)
  • [2010-09-05 2:51]

Bonjour John,
Superbe ce moulin, la compo est excellente.
Bel endroit, merci pour le partage.

hij is fraai John, erg mooi genomen, zeer fraaie verdeling, goede kleuren en details, zeer fraai fotowerk.
prettige dag verder.
groet jaap

This is a finely composed shot of this windmill and it's surroundings. The water creates a nice diagonal through the shot creating a sense of direction. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness. The clouds are great and you have captured them with skill.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2010-09-05 7:21]

Dag John
Fine shot, IMHO better than the other picture. Like a calender picture, with good colours and the windmill strong as a subject. The clouds in the blue sky creates a good backdrop. Very nice!
With Warm Regards

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2010-09-05 10:58]

Bonsoir John,

Je me demande à quoi peut bien servir ce petit mouvement à vent à la base du moulin, en tous les cas voilà un format carré qui met bien à son avantage ce superbe symbole de la Hollande. Le ciel donne beaucoup de relief à ta composition. Effectivement le bateau semble vraiment minuscule à côté de ce géant. Bien vu John.

Avec toutes mes amitiés et une très bonne soirée,


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  • leo61 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 4168 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2010-09-05 11:01]

Hi John!
A well composed photo with the diagonal of the canal and the little blue boat.Good sharpness overall and great contrast between blue and green.

Ciao dear John,
the small boat allows us to appreciate the proportions of this interesting mill, in an absolutely pleasant composition. As always, the photographic quality is excellent, especially the sharp and the definition of the details. Compliments, dear friend!
Ciao, have a nice week!

Hello John,

As always, light management and the details are perfect!
Good point of view across the canal, an impressive windmill in superb shape...
A well balanced composition of course, and the colours are rich and natural!

Pablo -

Hello John,
great POV and excellent depth in this colourful picture. I like also the shaded clouds in white and grey against the blue sky. It must really be a lovely landscape in this area. TFS
Have a fine evening

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2010-09-07 15:53]

Hi John,
So very Dutch with teh iconic windmill standing proudly against the lovely pastel sky that contrast so brilliantly with the lush green foliage.
Excellent sharpness, detph and clear crisp colors.
Regards, Tom

Maestro John,
Yeşil,mavi ve beyaz aheng içinde.
Klasik bir yel değirmeni fotoğrafı ile belgelenmiş.
Bir fırça darbesi gibi solda duran tekne ve kırmızı ile mükemmellik yakalanmış.
Usta işi böylece tamamlanmış.
Tebrikler,Sağlıklı günler.

Hi John,
classic view but what a beauty!
Everything is perfect here. Most of all the square frame allowed to get closer to the scene and see more details.
Fantastic composition: the river with the green bank and a boat at the pier could be a separate theme by itself. The windmill beautiful so well preserved.
Sky could not be better. Well now when I think about it I would maybe try to filter out the noise -it would smooth out the sky.
Excellent work,

Hi John

A very beautiful mill and excellent composition. Just makes me want to hop on a plane and go see it for myself. TFS


  • xuaxo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4896 W: 319 N: 4862] (6854)
  • [2010-09-11 13:12]

Very good composition for the mill of the well known Kinderdijk complex.

Good morning John,
very nice capture of the famous Netherlands's theme-windmill. Good details, bright colors, vegetation on the bottom gives additional attraction to the main object. Very livable and charming photograph.
Have a pleasant weekend.

Ciao John. Fabolouse dephting and detailed perspective with brigh colours and perfect details. Another mastrpiece for you!


Hi dear John,
a great and famous scene with wonderful windmill from Holland..an eye catcher painting..colours,light and sharpness are perfect..an another masterpiece work and presentation by you.charming atmosphere..TFS


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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2687 W: 0 N: 3017] (20592)
  • [2010-09-24 5:59]

Sorry for my delay to answer your kind words, John.
I see a piece of art featuring the grande lady of the Netherlands teaching the secrets of fine windmilling to her little child popping head out of greenery!
My best regards.

Hello John,

C’est l’atmosphère de cette photo qui m’a particulièrement marquée et séduite. Un véritable petit paradis pour moi. Une image nette, équilibrée, très bien réalisée. Félicitations pour cette superbe prise de vue.


Hi John,

Its a wonderfull Shut. Color and composition perfect.
With compliments.


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  • Corry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 0 N: 695] (4508)
  • [2010-11-02 18:03]

Bonjour John

Très belle photo de ce moulin à vent sur fond de ciel bleu parsemé de quelques nuages. Le bateau permet d'imaginer les dimensions du moulin. Bon cadrage et netteté.

Salutations !


I was left speechless when I started to look at your photos, I can not decide which is better all are excellent. Congratulations great job!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 966 W: 0 N: 1364] (7101)
  • [2010-11-17 22:35]

Hello John,
this is the view that everyone would like to take when they visit Netherlands.
How lovely to see the sky that render a pleasant background for the windmill.
A nice colour and lively perspective by the green bushes along the river.
Beautiful landscape shot.


Hello John
Are you well? Very picturesque scene and the square formatting works to show the scene. Lovely daylight and natural colourings with fine sharpness and detail. Looks like that weather will be long gone now.
Cheers, Jim

Hello John,
very picturesque and beautifully composed picture.
And that strip of greenery and beautiful clouds in the background create a great atmosphere here.
A tiny sailboat is a "dot over the i" in this composition.
Regards Tomasz

Hallo John,

Volgens mij was je precies op tijd om deze foto te maken, want als je kijkt naar de middelpunt van de wieken, zie je een vlag (iets met 100 erop) dat ze waarschijnlijk uit wilden hangen.

Deze foto heeft alle elementen waar vele buitenlanders zo gek op zijn: een molen, zeer verzorgde foto (mooie verdeling en belichting, idem goed scherp) en een toepasselijke Hollandse lucht erbij.

Samengevat: een mooie en verzorgde foto.

Vriendelijke groetjes,

Hello John,
an excellently composed photo with very well considered and effective use of depth and perspective. The large windmill looks very lovely and imposing and the backdrop that covers the larger part of the frame is magnificent. All the colours are vivid, natural and beautiful; the light is very pleasant. It's stunning how, in this rich and fascinating scenery, you've managed to render the little boat attractive and significant. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-09-13 15:32]

Hi John !!
I have taken the time to look at the many details of this windmill ..... it is so impressive.... it is the " Real " thing.
Quite tall and solid with lovely small windows.
You photo...... as always...... is excellent.
have a nice week end.

Hello John,
A windmill that would get Don Quixote all excited. Good composition, great colors & DOF.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15430 W: 159 N: 26989] (141616)
  • [2017-12-22 1:52]

Bonjour John
Un ciel superbe qui accompagne ce beau moulin a vent, bien mis en image
les couleurs sont très jolie
Belle journée

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