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Windmills at the Ringvaart
Windmills at the Ringvaart

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Challenge: Repetition (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Rustenburgerweg bridge at Rustenburg
Date: Aug 31, 2003
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/450s
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2003

Today I would have gone to this site with Kiwiness and Nastya, but because of the bad weather forecast we postponed the meeting. 70% rain they said, 2 cubic cm of it!
And what happens? Nothing! No rain, no meeting. Well, there was rain in the morning and there was a hard cold wind with some minor splatters in it. Enter swearword: HERE!!!!

Okay, back to the photo. This is the Ringvaart van de Heerhugowaard. At Rustenburg there are three fairly unknown windmills in a row. I thought they would be a nice repetition subject. Drive the other way and you'll find three other ones, often photographed by Jaap Hart (see photo.net). But you need to be there at the right time of day.
I used the full 210mm zoom of the 602 to compress the scene a bit. For the naked eye they are further apart. I would have liked to use 357mm with the teleconverter, but couldn't frame right.

Edits: Curves, more curves, channel mixing and a bit of curves. Cropped, unsharp mask. Outside dpc I'd like to dodge and burn at several areas as well as clone the powerline behind the third mill away.
Got two versions of this one, one with the boats in it and one with a much tighter crop. The latter looked so empty and just didn't feel right.

Better luck next time Gary! ;)

Place: 65 out of 140
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Votes: 132
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09/08/2003 10:08:09 AM
Hey Az I had a feeling this was your shot, what a pity our meeting didn't work out. Now I see what we missed. Next time it'll work out for sure.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/03/2003 08:29:52 PM
What a beautiful place!! Nice shot.
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09/01/2003 04:31:04 PM
such a beautiful country - my two visits were such pleasure. Could you think about cropping this to emphasize the blade of the windmills?
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09/01/2003 11:26:31 AM
Beauty! You are at an advantage living around such beautiful scenery.
Very good colors, composition, lighting.
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09/01/2003 07:01:32 AM
Good idea, and I nearly had something like this too :-) Anyway you got double repetition here. But I can't give you double the votes, sorry. Did you wait for those windmills to be lined up like that? - 8.
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