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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.

Statistics
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.

Challenge:
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.

Artistic/Emotion:
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?

Summary:
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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