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Stark Silhouettes

By conrad  
Five out of nineteen windmills at Kinderdijk (The Netherlands), taken during the Dutch Meet, on 7 May last.

This was just after heavy rain, which had only just stopped. The dark clouds were still there, and were just beginning to move away from us - with new ones rolling in...

Instead of making the image lighter, I decided to use the natural contrast the situation provided and make the most of that.

Any comments welcome - or mods.

Thanks for looking!


Tags: The netherlands Holland Windmills Kinderdijk Black and white Row Dutch meet

Voters: paulstefan, AngelaR, jkcuddihy and 8 more


14 May 2005 8:51AM
Very nice image.


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paulstefan 15 509 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2005 8:51AM
I really like the line of the windmills, Conrad.
cheers, Paul
AngelaR 15 155 United Kingdom
14 May 2005 9:17AM
Great idea showing them in silhouette, fabulous clouds show up really well too.
jkcuddihy 15 72 1 Ireland
14 May 2005 10:15AM
The skiy is a bit burned out of it, but what the hell - it works! Well done.
starliz 15 1.6k 3 England
14 May 2005 10:38AM
lovely silhouette image.
conrad 15 10.9k 116
14 May 2005 11:09AM
Thanks, all!

Johnny, yes, I suppose you're right. I was too busy looking at the nicer parts of the sky, and at the silhouettes, that I missed that. It is indeed a bit burned out. But I also agree that the image does indeed work. Thanks for commenting!

akh Plus
15 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
14 May 2005 12:42PM
Very moody shot - might have cropped a bit off the left so that the nearest windmill wasn't so central.
damianlinley 15 10
15 May 2005 3:42AM
Stunning work conrad, love this one
conrad 15 10.9k 116
16 May 2005 3:04AM
Thanks, Damian!

Tony - interesting that you would say that, because just today I saw a magazine with an almost identical photo, taken at the same location, and an explanation that although the front windmill is central, the image still works because the eye is led to the right by the other windmills. I appreciate your comment, but prefer the composition this way. I will, however, be doing yet another version of this photo, so watch this space! Thanks for looking and commenting!


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