A windmill near Buitenkaag, Holland

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© Mike Olbinski
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On my bucket list of things to shoot whilst in Holland was a nice looking windmill. Actually, come to think of it, that was probably the only thing I really wanted to come back with. Ironically, it wasn’t until about 24 hours before I had to get on a plane home that I finally was in position to snap a few photographs of these beautiful structures.

Even more lucky is that we just turned off the freeway to look for a place to eat in a small town and ended up next to a place with about 30 windmills scattered over miles. If we hadn’t of turned, I never would have gotten a shot.

You may ask, “Why didn’t you just make an effort to find some?” I dunno really…sometimes I like things to happen more organically. Like I’ve said before…most of the shots that end up being my favorites are those I don’t plan. They just happen.

This windmill was at the end of a long, skinny road that ran for about 1/4 mile. People still live here and operate the thing. The skies were great this day, lots of puffy, billowing clouds with rain falling in random places. You can see the grass blowing from left to right in the photo.

Yet another beautiful place in a very beautiful country.

8 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (20 Jul 2010):

    I am so glad you found this. It is so beautiful. I can't imagine that a trip to holland would be complete without capturing one.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (20 Jul 2010):

    Once again, I am absolutely blown away by the beauty of your shot. I have run out of superlatives!!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (20 Jul 2010):


  • Ron Sellers

    Ron Sellers gave props (21 Jul 2010):

    awesome shot - 'bout time you went international!

  • Kim Bramson

    Kim Bramson gave props (25 Jul 2010):


  • Effy B.

    Effy B. said (28 Jul 2010):

    This is such a great shot! Love the sky and the dramatic tone of it.

  • Kelly Maize

    Kelly Maize gave props (6 Aug 2010):

    Great shot.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (23 Dec 2010):


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