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Long exposure shot of one of the world famous Mills in Kinderdijk. the Netherlands.

Long exposure shot of one of the world famous Mills in Kinderdijk. the Netherlands.
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13 Comments |
carolt55
 
carolt55 March 08, 2016
Outstanding shot! Welcome to Viewbug!
alexriemslag
alexriemslag March 10, 2016
Thanks :-)
CireTheMagnificent
 
CireTheMagnificent June 14, 2016
Magnificent capture, congratulations!
alexriemslag
alexriemslag June 14, 2016
Thank you Cire :-)
martinquintero
 
martinquintero June 18, 2016
i like this photo
motography
 
motography June 30, 2016
well deserved on this one!!!
thunderlake Platinum
 
thunderlake December 07, 2016
amazing work!!
alexriemslag
alexriemslag December 07, 2016
Thanks !
JTurk
 
JTurk December 07, 2016
Nice!
alexriemslag
alexriemslag December 08, 2016
Thanks :-)
JonENielsen
 
JonENielsen December 08, 2016
Perfect capture, well deserved. Regs. Jon
alexriemslag
alexriemslag December 09, 2016
Thanks Jon :-)
Forfarlass
 
Forfarlass December 08, 2016
Fantastic image , congratulations. xx
alexriemslag
alexriemslag December 09, 2016
Thank you very much !
debbiemilner PRO+
 
debbiemilner February 12, 2017
Wow
alexriemslag
alexriemslag February 15, 2017
:-) Thanks
scruffyherbert PRO+
 
scruffyherbert October 08, 2017
This really is a stunning shot. Even more impressive is that it's night time. Wonderful.
steve-barnes-photography PRO+
 
What a great shot!
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte May 23, 2018
Amazing
Pjerry
 
Pjerry April 20, 2020
Thanks for joining my Windmills challenge. Good luck.
Voting is open. Please vote !! Thanks.
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photo was taken last year in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands. Kinderdijk is famous for its mills, they are listed on UNESCO World Herritage list. There is an annually event wich takes place in September and during this one week event all Kinderdijk's Mills are lit in the evening. If anyone reading this should visit the Netherlands some time here is an very usefull link on the web (english) : https://www.kinderdijk.com/area/unesco-world-heritage-windmills-kinderdijk

Time

During evening time, 09.21 p.m. according to exif data. That is about one hour after sunset in September in the Netherlands.

Lighting

Nothing really special about this photo. The mills are lit and that's about it. Nothing but natural lighting.

Equipment

This image was shot with a Canon 6D with an EF 17-35 f/2.8L USM lens on a tripod. Exif data ISO 800, f 6.3 and a shutter speed of 5 seconds.

Inspiration

I like long exposure shots, but I also like out of the ordinary shots. While driving to Kinderdijk I was wondering if the wings of the mills would spin. If they did, I would be able to create what I had in mind, an image of a mill with spinning wings. Fortunately some mills did spin,and I was able to take the shot I had in mind An mill like a giant fan :-)

Editing

Some basic post processing in Lightroom, I also did some cropping to get a panorama look. That's about it.

In my camera bag

Let's see...(opening up my bag ;-) -Canon EOS 6D -EF 24-70 f/4L USM IS lens -EF 70-200 f/2.8L USM lens -Yongnuo speedlite YN560 IV flash with difuser -Yongnuo YN560-TX remote manual flash controller - HoyaProND 10 stops ND filter - Hoya Pro Circular PL filter - Cleaning cloth - Wireless trigger - battery packs (2*4) and last but not least my tripod (Velbon VS443-D) I also have a EF 50mm f1.8 prime, an older EF 100-300mm f5.6 and a EF 35-105mm f3.5-f4.5 but I don't use them very often.

Feedback

Practice, that is the best I can give as advice. Find tutorials on the net, watch Youtube for video's and go out in the field to practice. Find anything that is moving and be creative! Water, clouds, carnival, themeparks and mills ofcource ;-) With or without filters, there is always a way to be creative with long exposures :-)

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