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Dusk in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands



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Inhabited UNESCO site - Kinderdijk, a village in the the Netherlands' South Holland province, known for its iconic 18th-century windmills. Its water-manage...
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Inhabited UNESCO site - Kinderdijk, a village in the the Netherlands' South Holland province, known for its iconic 18th-century windmills. Its water-management network features 19 mills and 3 pumping stations, plus dikes and reservoirs that control flooding in the polder (low-lying land). Waterways, footpaths and bike trails crisscross the area, leading to the main visitors center and museums in preserved working windmills.

Nikon D750, Nikkor 24-120mm f-4G


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15 Comments |
giuseppebelcastro
 
giuseppebelcastro April 12, 2018
complimenti scatto bellissimo.
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KristinaOers April 12, 2018
Grazie Giuseppe, lo apprezzo molto :-)
iamAX
 
iamAX April 12, 2018
Desktop wallpaper Quality right there.. lovelyy
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KristinaOers April 12, 2018
Thanks very much Anmol! :-)
davidparkhurst
 
davidparkhurst April 12, 2018
Very good
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KristinaOers April 13, 2018
Thanks very much David!
eric_van_der_steen Platinum
 
eric_van_der_steen April 18, 2018
nice job
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KristinaOers April 18, 2018
Thanks very much Eric!
DebbieKMiller81 Platinum
 
DebbieKMiller81 May 04, 2018
Nice shutter speed for the wind mill
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KristinaOers May 06, 2018
thanks very much Debbie!
angelabravin PRO
 
angelabravin May 12, 2018
This is really superb Kristina! Love the blur of the blades that give movement to the picture and the pearly background of the evening (?) sky gives it a beautiful, dreamy quality. It's not often that one gets more than double peer awards than likes for a photo! Congrats!
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KristinaOers May 12, 2018
Thanks very very much Angela!!
gman176
 
gman176 April 13, 2019
Excellent image!
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KristinaOers June 04, 2019
Thanks very much!!
amelahajdarevic
 
amelahajdarevic June 03, 2019
Windmills ...always nice to see...one great image. Thank you.
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KristinaOers June 04, 2019
Thanks very much Amela!
annmor
 
annmor October 29, 2019
Excellent capture of one almost iconic view in Kinderdijk! Really GOOD JOB Kristina! Congratulations on all Awards! -:)
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KristinaOers October 29, 2019
Thanks very much Ann!! :-)
DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO November 06, 2019
great the place with the windmill photo
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KristinaOers November 06, 2019
Thank you very much! :-)
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen January 03, 2020
beautiful shot!
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KristinaOers January 04, 2020
Thanks Ellen!! :-)
mariesydney
 
mariesydney September 03, 2020
very nice
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KristinaOers September 03, 2020
Thanks Marie!
dkmaxwell Platinum
 
dkmaxwell September 29, 2020
I love that place. I found it hard to really capture great shots there. But every shot of windmills usually to turn out great. This photo is one of those great shots. The camera played a small part. 😂
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KristinaOers June 19, 2021
😂indeed! Thanks very much!
NatureLoverJJWal
 
NatureLoverJJWal October 29, 2020
I love this subject. Wind, is wind really expensive? 😍😍😍
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KristinaOers June 19, 2021
😃 wind has been used for eons to our advantage. It's a wonderful source of energy, as is flowing water ...
janvanpoortvliet PRO+
 
janvanpoortvliet June 18, 2021
Nice capture
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KristinaOers June 19, 2021
Thanks very much, Jan!
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Behind The Lens

Location

The photo was taken in The Netherlands, at Kinderdijk, a village in the the Netherlands' South Holland province, known for its iconic 18th-century windmills. Its water-management network features 19 mills and 3 pumping stations, plus dikes and reservoirs that control flooding in the polder (low-lying land). Waterways, footpaths and bike trails crisscross the area, leading to the main visitors center and museums in preserved working windmills.

Time

At dusk... I had planned, after a gorgeous day in Rotterdam, to photograph the mills in Kinderdijk in the most beautiful light of the sunset. When I left the city, I did not think that I would get there on time, but... luckily, I even had some minutes to spare :-)

Lighting

I had planned, after a gorgeous day in Rotterdam, to photograph the mills in Kinderdijk in the most beautiful light of the sunset. When I left the city, I did not think that I would get there on time, but... luckily, I even had some minutes to spare :-)

Equipment

Nikon D750 with the Nikkor 24-120mm lens, on the tripod, no flash.

Inspiration

The ambient light, the greens, yellows and blues and then the mill started moving. It was mesmerizingly beautiful!

Editing

The light was already perfect and the tripod made sharpness an easy task. In Lightroom, I cropped the picture quite a lot, night was falling rapidly, I had no time to run nearer. And I picked up the shadows a little bit.

In my camera bag

My Nikon D850 and a wide-angle lens (Tamron 15-30mm) and a telelens (Tamron 70-200mm G2) or, when I travel light I pack my alltime favourite Nikkor 24-120mm. Last but not least, I carry everything in a PacSafe shoulder bag that I have used for years now and love, it keeps everything safe, including a lenspen, cloth and spare batteries, a spare XQD card and SD cards. My Manfrotto tripod is never far away, in case...

Feedback

Kinderdijk is a very beautiful place with a lot of interesting history. It is definitely worth going very early or late to catch the most beautiful light of the day... Whether the mills are working or resting, it remains interesting, but the charm of the movement caught by the light of dusk did it for me...

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