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Lovin' Windmill Livin'
Lovin' Windmill Livin'

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Challenge: Country Life III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
Date: Sep 28, 2010
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2010

A small farmhouse in an 400 year old windmill powered water pump in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands - where are the horses? Don't worry, they are in the field behind the chickens.

Place: 67 out of 96
Avg (all users): 5.0461
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 4.7209
Avg (non-participants): 5.1264
Views since voting: 612
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 217
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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10/08/2010 12:55:10 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

First Impressions:
My first impression was this is by someone who isn't from around here!

Technical (Comp, lighting, color, focus):
I think it's just a little dark, but that's not always a bad thing and I can see where it can work for this picture. If your wanting to present a gloomy cloudy day. You have good depth and focus. The fence is good as a leading line but for some reason my eye is first drawn to the trees in the background. As I look closer maybe that is because of that circle thing which I can't really tell is attached to the fence or if it's a hay ring in the background.

Yep, life in the country includes chickens and you've got those babies in there. I'm glad to know (by reading your notes) that there are horses around there somewhere.

Artisticly? It's a good photo with nice leading lines. I think color is a major aspect that is missing in this photo (as the comment just below says,...."too bad it wasn't a blue sky."). Of course we can't control the immediate condtions under which we shoot, but we can go back are re-shoot. Since color is missing maybe it would have done better as b&w or sepia?

In my opinion there is no WOW factor here. DPC voters like WOW! Other than that it's a nice photo. :-)

I see that you've entered two challenges thus far. I hope you continue with here at DPC and I look forward to seeing more images from the Netherlands :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2010 07:03:39 PM
Good, but too bad it wasnt a blue sky.
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09/30/2010 02:52:56 PM
Very nice composition
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09/30/2010 10:50:05 AM
What a great scene! I noticed the chickens first because they are close and colorful, then the cool fence. Then - surprise! - the windmill at the end. Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore!
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