Blue Windmill 2009

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mainufo on September 25, 2009

Holland windmill of Stove

The windmill stands two kilometers away from the Baltic coast close to Wismar.

Holländer Windmühle von Stove

Die Windmühle steht zwei Kilometer entfernt von der Ostseeküste in der Nähe von Wismar.

Faintlightofdawn on September 25, 2009

Very beautifully composed summer shot! Best wishes from London, Fai

Manos Spyridakis (Mά… on September 25, 2009

Very good composition with so nice blue flowers!

Greetings, Manos

mainufo on September 25, 2009

Thank you for your friendly remarks and wishes.

Fai from London /UK (Many thanks),

Manos from Greece (Σε ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ).

Greetings from Frankfurt, mainufo.

max441 on September 26, 2009

Traumhaft schön! Zum Hineinlegen!

J. Kolman on September 28, 2009

Very nice camera view. Brilliant colors! Greet, Jos Kolman.

☆☆☆RM-Photography☆☆☆ on September 28, 2009

Schöne Farbgebung! Schade dass der Himmel im Hintergrund nicht auch noch blau ist ;-)!

Viele Grüße,


mainufo on September 28, 2009

Thank you very much for your kindly coments. I am glad that you like this photo.

Max (Vielen Dank),

Jos (Hartelijk dank),

Michi (Vielen Dank, der Himmel war leider zu blaß).

Greetings from Frankfurt, mainufo.

Wilf Ratzburg on September 28, 2009

mainufo, do you know why it is called "Holländer Windmühle"? Were people brought in (immigrants perhaps) from Holland to reclaim wet lands? It would be interesting to know the history.

Cheers, frtzw906

mainufo on September 28, 2009

Hi Wilf, Holländer Windmühle means the construction of this kind of mill. Whereas the German "Bockwindmühle" turns totally into the wind the Holländer turns only the head with the wings into the wind. On this photo only the green top is turning, the rest of the mill ist fixed on the earth. Of course the Holländer is the more efficient typ of mill. No wonder, the Dutch know more about this topic than oters. They used the Holländer not only to mill grain but also to pump water from land under the sea level into the sea.

The Germans and others learned from the Dutch and copied their mills. There had been also some immigrantion from the Netherlands in many parts of Germany, England and other parts of the world. Especially in East Anglia there are many areas with former wetlands, where Dutch immigrants build canals and windmills. The wellknown Mr. Vancouver, born in this region, has obviously a Dutch name.

Greetings from Frankfurt, mainufo.

Wilf Ratzburg on September 28, 2009

Thanks mainufo. There is a region just outside of Vancouver - Pitt Meadows - that was successfully worked, sans windmills, (Pitt Polder) by Dutch immigrants.

Cheers, frtzw906

mainufo on September 30, 2009

Pitt Meadows is a wonderful country, Wilf. It looks a little bit like the Netherlands. The delta of Fraser River and Pitt River is obviously a similar landscape.

Greetings from Frankfurt, mainufo.

pinkdaisy on October 1, 2009


mainufo on October 1, 2009

Vielen Dank für Deine netten Worte und für Deine Stimme, Rudolf. Ganz besonders freue ich mich über Dein "Goldgeschenk".

Grüße aus Frankfurt nach Papenburg, mainufo.

mainufo on October 1, 2009

Thank you very much for your kind comment and for voting, pinkdaisy. I am glad that you like the photo.

Greetings from Frankfurt to Turkey, mainufo.

D☼≈≈YmAc on October 1, 2009

Wonderful composition and color! VOTED!

Greetings from SoCal, Donny

乾龍 on October 2, 2009


Warm greetings 乾龍

Holger Bauer on October 2, 2009

Hi mainufo, fine shot. Voted!!!!!!

Thanks for voting and checking out my gallery. I appreciate your nice comments a lot, and
I am glad you enjoyed it. My appreciation for your attention. Have a nice day.

Greetings from Germany Cheers pivatana

janatim on October 2, 2009

Splendid photography. ¡Regards from Spain!

caterina armento on October 2, 2009

very beautiful picture...Voted.


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 25, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by mainufo
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A100
    • Taken on 2009/06/29 11:50:54
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 75.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash