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Dutch Dusk

By conrad  
When driving along the motorway after a day of continuous dull grey skies, I finally saw a break in the clouds just after sunset. Immediately got off the motorway and went to one of my favourite locations, and reached it just in time to catch these colours and silhouettes.

There was a third windmill in this shot, but so far to the right that it didn't help the composition at all, so I cropped it out. Apart from that only minor tweaks, noise reduction and some cleaning.

Tags: Sunset Netherlands Holland Windmills Dusk Architecture Kinderdijk Landscape and travel

Voters: brownsilent, tomcat, JouŠo and 43 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


AnnaBanana 13 119 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2006 8:29AM
Beautiful sky and lovely silhouettes. Wonderful work!


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JouŠo 15 56 Finland
28 Aug 2006 8:34AM
Great shot, Conrad!
Beautiful silhouetted windmills...

Tandberg 16 1.2k 2 England
28 Aug 2006 8:53AM
Lovely and silhouetted!! Good colours
DiegoDesigns 13 117 6 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2006 8:57AM
Lovely colour and the silhouette works very well indeed. I think you could have cropped the top quite a bit without harming the overall effect. Smashing shot anyway.

conrad 15 10.9k 116
28 Aug 2006 9:10AM
Hmmm, Dave, I think you just might be right about the crop. Thanks!

And thanks, everyone else!

Sezz 14 619 15 England
28 Aug 2006 9:20AM
I like the silhouetted windmills and the band of golden colour.

Sez Smile
colin 15 697 5 Scotland
28 Aug 2006 9:32AM
Great colouring and silhouettes.
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2006 11:03AM
Lovely colour to this. The silhouettes are excellent.

paulcr 14 1.5k 9 Ireland
28 Aug 2006 3:00PM
Nicely taken Conrad, great silouhettes. Paul
28 Aug 2006 4:25PM
Very nice scene Conrad the colours and silhouetted windmills look great and the heavy cloud adds atmosphere, well taken, Adrian
kinfatric 15 550 9 Scotland
28 Aug 2006 5:52PM
this is excellent Conrad I like the silhouettes and composition with the low light
lynsfiona 15 5
28 Aug 2006 6:07PM
Wonderful silhouettes! Great capture. Lyns x
bumbleb3 13 358 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2006 6:38PM
great silhouettes.wonderful sky colours
nanpantanman 15 24 1 England
28 Aug 2006 6:42PM
It's all been said. Wonderful.

robway 14 318 Wales
28 Aug 2006 8:55PM
Great sky and sihouettes. The area of cloud adds to the whole composition to create a great scene.
helenam 13 21
29 Aug 2006 10:56AM
amazing depth to this shot !
conrad 15 10.9k 116
30 Aug 2006 7:44AM
Thanks, everyone!

anthhope 13 1 England
30 Aug 2006 8:56AM
Great colours and calm!
Coleslaw 14 13.4k 28 Wales
30 Aug 2006 11:48AM
happy to be 30th
conrad 15 10.9k 116
30 Aug 2006 1:17PM
Thanks, both!

And thanks for that 30th click, Cole - just what the picture needed, LOL!

georg 14 4 South Africa
30 Aug 2006 4:24PM
brilliant sunset.
jjwithamlao 13 5 1 England
30 Aug 2006 5:09PM
Superb silhouettes.
Jaye 13 3
1 Sep 2006 2:33AM
Great timing the colours are excellent good capture..Judith
conrad 15 10.9k 116
1 Sep 2006 7:30AM
Thanks, guys!

park my ferret 15 1.0k United Kingdom
1 Sep 2006 10:09AM
great sillouette shot.
conrad 15 10.9k 116
1 Sep 2006 6:14PM
Thanks, Paul!

rhiw_com 13 24
2 Sep 2006 3:31PM
Brilliant work Conrad, one great capture.
Rg Tony
Fletcher8 10 10 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2008 6:59PM
Hi Conrad
Thanks for the feedback! I thought i would take a look at some of your work, I guess I have a lot to learn.
Good use of colour, the silhouette of the windmills is superb.
conrad 15 10.9k 116
27 Dec 2008 7:08PM
Thanks, Tony.

You're welcome, Fletcher. And thanks for the compliment.
12 Jan 2009 8:19PM
lovely windmills there at kinderdijk, nice composition
conrad 15 10.9k 116
12 Jan 2009 8:23PM
Thanks, Elco!
RogerMann 9 10 2 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2010 4:14PM
Quite wonderful, great mastery of a low light level.
conrad 15 10.9k 116
17 Dec 2010 4:14PM
Thanks, Roger!

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