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Windmill in the Water



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36 Comments | Report
eelcovanroden PRO
 
eelcovanroden July 20, 2015
Great shot!
AnnuO
AnnuO August 03, 2015
Thank you!
Flosno
 
Flosno August 02, 2015
Fabulous reflection
AnnuO
AnnuO August 03, 2015
A big smile for you, Louise, for your comment :D
Flosno
 
Flosno August 02, 2015
Hope you've framed this.....if it was mine, it would have pride of place!!!!!
AnnuO
AnnuO August 03, 2015
Not yes, this is fairly new one. This place in Belgium, Damme, is very inspiring and having the spirit of old Europe. I love it!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana August 14, 2015
Nice reflection!
AnnuO
AnnuO August 17, 2015
Thank you!
acglock PRO+
 
acglock August 19, 2015
Water color in the truest sense! Very creative!
AnnuO
AnnuO August 19, 2015
Thank you for this more than kind comment :))
reneesutton
 
reneesutton August 19, 2015
This is my favorite of all the photos I have seen today!
AnnuO
AnnuO August 22, 2015
Thank you so much for this comment, Renee.
Flosno
 
Flosno August 22, 2015
I adore this entry.....of course I voted!!!!
AnnuO
AnnuO August 22, 2015
So glad you like it! And thank you for your support, Louise!
SuzMDixon PRO
 
SuzMDixon September 12, 2015
Fantastic - what a great point of view!
AnnuO
AnnuO September 12, 2015
:)) Thank you.
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis December 01, 2015
Awesome reflection..love it:-)
AnnuO
AnnuO December 01, 2015
:D Thank you. I think this is one of my best ones...
theresamurphy
 
theresamurphy December 07, 2015
What a stunning photo!! Well done Annu!
AnnuO
AnnuO December 07, 2015
Many thanks, Theresa :)
brucesharock
 
brucesharock January 19, 2016
That is very effective how you captured the wind mill in the water then turned it around. Great photo! Thanks for the Peer Award for the sunrise at Willows Beach! Have a great day!
AnnuO
AnnuO January 19, 2016
Thank you, Bruce, and you are very welcome :D
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle January 30, 2016
Great reflection! You captured the essence of it very well!
AnnuO
AnnuO January 30, 2016
Thank you. Glad you like it :)
giuseppedip50
 
giuseppedip50 February 04, 2016
Great capture!Wonderful reflection!Best regards from Rome..
AnnuO
AnnuO February 04, 2016
Many thanks! Glad you like it :))
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography February 08, 2016
nice one!
AnnuO
AnnuO February 08, 2016
Thank you :))
GoddessDigitalArt PRO
 
GoddessDigitalArt March 18, 2016
Has a very 'painterly' feel--brilliant!
AnnuO
AnnuO March 18, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words :))
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic April 06, 2016
Special photo indeed! Voted in Proud Of.
AnnuO
AnnuO April 06, 2016
Many, many thanks :))
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic May 17, 2016
Comming back to this one! Voted in Creativity.
AnnuO
AnnuO May 18, 2016
Thank you! This is a very special photo for me.
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 August 08, 2016
Awesome!!
AnnuO
AnnuO August 08, 2016
:D Thank you!
Dalecga PRO+
 
Dalecga October 14, 2016
What a beautiful reflection shot!
AnnuO
AnnuO October 17, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind comment :)
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic October 28, 2016
wow Love it! Voting for this one everwhere! :)
AnnuO
AnnuO October 30, 2016
Thank you for your kind comment and support :)
terrysigns13
 
terrysigns13 November 24, 2016
Congratulations on your WIN!!! "Your Best Shot" Contest
Well deserved!
Hip, Hip, Hurray!!!
AnnuO
AnnuO November 24, 2016
Wow! Thank you! I am over the moon :)
Flosno
 
Flosno November 24, 2016
I've ALWAYS known this would be a winner........CONGRATULATIONS and CELEBRATIONS Annu......so well deserved :)
AnnuO
AnnuO November 24, 2016
Thank you, Louise! This is such nice surprise and gives me a great boost to continue with my hobby.
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle November 25, 2016
Congratulations on your win! Love it
AnnuO
AnnuO November 27, 2016
Thank you, Kathy. Very happy about it!
janland PRO+
 
janland November 26, 2016
Congratulations Anna on winning my challenge Best shot with 100 to 200 Peer Awards! This is a beautiful creative capture and composition! Regards, Jan
AnnuO
AnnuO November 27, 2016
Thank you so much, Jan, for this award! I feel very attached and humble about it. With a happy smile, Annu :))
olastas
 
olastas November 27, 2016
My congratulations! Great capture!
AnnuO
AnnuO November 27, 2016
Thank you! Feeling very happy about it :))
joecas
 
joecas December 28, 2016
love this!
AnnuO
AnnuO December 29, 2016
:0)) Thank you!
margaretgosiakossowski
 
margaretgosiakossowski April 16, 2017
Great image
AnnuO
AnnuO April 17, 2017
Thank you :))
tracyburroughsbrown Premium
 
tracyburroughsbrown June 01, 2017
Cool shot.
AnnuO
AnnuO June 02, 2017
Thank you , glad you like it :D
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson June 05, 2017
Brilliant reflection. Congratulations.
AnnuO
AnnuO June 06, 2017
Thank you very much :))
annbowman_2734
 
annbowman_2734 March 08, 2018
Incredible image!
AnnuO
AnnuO March 09, 2018
Thank you for you kind comment :D
bobtoye PRO+
 
bobtoye March 11, 2018
As nice a shot as I’ve seen today. Love it!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz March 20, 2018
Wonderful......congratulations on another Challenge Win.
AnnuO
AnnuO March 20, 2018
Thank you Eileen. Very happy about it :D
eelcovanroden PRO
 
eelcovanroden March 20, 2018
Congratulations on your Challenge Win!
AnnuO
AnnuO March 20, 2018
Many thanks Eeclo. Makes me smile :D
terrysigns13
 
terrysigns13 March 20, 2018
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AnnuO
AnnuO March 21, 2018
:D
noreenmdavis
 
noreenmdavis April 08, 2018
Love this one I painted this windmill
AnnuO
AnnuO April 08, 2018
Wow! Thank you.
CAphotos PRO+
 
CAphotos April 08, 2018
Love this shot. It's wonderful One of my favs.
AnnuO
AnnuO April 08, 2018
:D Thank you for your kind comment

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in a little place called Damme in Belgium. It is a very picturesque place with its canal and windmill. I am an amateur photographer and I am always looking for something that catches my eye for an photo opportunity.
Time
The end result of this photo came by lucky accident. I was spending a day at Damme with my family, walking along the canal and enjoying the fine early April spring day. It was just before two o'clock in the afternoon and this great finely rippled reflection of the windmill caught my eye. I took couple of shots of the reflection, free hand, and hoped that there wouldn't be that much shake since I did not have my tripod with me that time.
Lighting
It was a beautiful sunny day with slowly passing white puffy clouds. For this photo the sun light was coming from the right direction, right angle thus making all colours bright and beautiful. I love natural colours and was so happy to catch them is here.
Equipment
I took this photo with my Nikon D3200, hand-held, and with my 18-55 VR2 lens. Flash was not needed since the light was just perfect for my purpose.
Inspiration
I have been visiting Damme several times since there seems to be always something new to discover as photo target. This windmill is one of the most photographed in the world and no wonder why. For me on that day all things just clicked together, good mood, sunshine, warm spring day, pleasant company of my family and beautiful surroundings. I wanted to have a bit different, out of the box and upside-down, souvenir from that day and thus took this photo of the reflection of the windmill.
Editing
While doing some light touches in sharpness and vibrance, I somehow accidentally flipped the photo around realising immediately that this way it was even better, a bit more mysterious and fun. Lucky accidents can happen and this was truly one of them!
In my camera bag
For photo walks I always take my Nikon D3200 with me, polarisation filter and the lenses of 18-55 VR2 and 55-200 VR2. I have also quite often with me my tripod, a little pocket Nikon and my two GSMs, iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S4.
Feedback
For me the photography is most often capturing a moment, carpe diem. My eyes are constantly scanning my surroundings for photo opportunities. Very seldom I go for hunting a certain kind of photo since I cherish more those moments or items that come unexpectedly to me or catches my eye for their colour, different nature or just for fun. I like to be surprised by the nature by its varied beauty. The best this is to be vigilant and keep eyes open. Sometimes also a good deal of patience is needed especially in crowded places. I have a quite vivid imagination and I might have a name or caption for a photo way before I find a target for it. For me it is playing with ideas and then making then true with my camera.

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