Yust looking for beautiful winterscenery, but not found.. not what I espected. As riding around I thought I could make some more windmill images. I’ve got about 250 different mills, but there are a lot more here. These are made in the surroundings of Groesbeek and Kleve in Germany (a few kilometers on the other side of the border) These were rather special at least, the first one is new rebuild I presume, south of Lottum, on Google-maps there is no mill to find on that spot…, and it was not on the road map. The second is a normal Belt-mill standig between Heijen and Afferden, the third (Groesbeek) has a special wingsystem, the fourth, standing in Donsbrüggen near Kleve has a very special pair of wings and has a self setting mechanism to put the wings in the wind. And the last one in Keeken, on the other side of the border near Millingen aan de Rijn has a house underneath it in the “belt” or hill.

The precise place I can find since three days because I’ve attached a GPS module to the camera which writes the data in the EXIF. Its a Geomet’r from Macsense. Simple, but it works (only on professional Nikon body’s) Just under 100 euro.

Ice and -skating at Kinderdijk

Kinderdijk is the worldfamous place where a lot of ancient windmills are grouped and saved. In winter its a fantastic place to ice-skate but in the Netherlands most years its impossible to do because of the warm winters. This year is different :-).

Some strange ice-fun too. Someone has rebuilt his litlle brother’s skelter with “skates” and mounted a prop on it… its said he can reach about 100km/h with it (but he didn’t..too many skaters) And a very old slaigh.. just as it was when the windmills had to pump the water out of the polder behind. (1600-1800 and later but then steam- and later diesel- or gaspumps did the work)


Erg somber weer vandaag. geen foto gemaakt.

Aan het begin van de maand kreeg ik een zoekvraag naar molens in de Vechtstreek. Die had ik wel (ik heb ca 300 molens in Nederland gefotografeerd), maar opeens werd het zulk mooi weer dat ik er toch even op uit gegaan ben. Hierbij de molen t Haantje in Weesp. De enige standerd-stelling molen in Nederland. En de tweede molen is Delphine aan Het Gein bij Abcoude. Als het goed is staan de molens uit deze aanvraag in februari in een tijdschrift.

Dull weather today so I show some windmills from an assignment shoot earlier this month. These will probably published in Februari 2008. You never know which images the art-director will choose.