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Full Critique Chesterton Windmill

Mike Singh

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Hi All
Here is a photo of Chesterton Windmill. 2 exposures blended in PS. I would appreciate your CCs.

Chesterton Windmill Landscape.jpg
 

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That's a cracker Mike... wonderful light.
 

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Wonderfully taken Mike.
Only thing I got- a smidge more foreground. Other than that? Cracker, Belter and every other good word!
 

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Spectacular scene and that light is gorgeous, one question is what does the windmill drive? Never seen one on legs like that.
 

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Spectacular scene and that light is gorgeous, one question is what does the windmill drive? Never seen one on legs like that.
Thanks Ryan. It’s not working now but historically it was a corn mill.

That's a cracker Mike... wonderful light.
Thank you!
Wonderfully taken Mike.
Only thing I got- a smidge more foreground. Other than that? Cracker, Belter and every other good word!
Thanks. The foreground was a monotonous wheat field. Hence I did not include a lot of it. I was setup to capture the emerging sunset in the background.
 

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This is great, Mike. It's got gorgeous light.
 

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Very nice ,I wonder how the miller gained access to the working's ?
 

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That light and subject are very nice. Well done.
 

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Mike, that's an ace photograph! No criticism at all.
 

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I suspect I would have been so fasinated by the structure that I would have forgotten to take any pictures. This is such a photogenic scene, that it would be hard not to come up with a great shot, but you definately took it up a notch. The light, the composition balance and the sky all contributed to create a shot worthy off anyone's wall.
 

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I suspect I would have been so fasinated by the structure that I would have forgotten to take any pictures. This is such a photogenic scene, that it would be hard not to come up with a great shot, but you definately took it up a notch. The light, the composition balance and the sky all contributed to create a shot worthy off anyone's wall.
Thanks Bill. See the link above which explains the structure’s history and workings.

Mike, that's an ace photograph! No criticism at all.
Thanks Pete.
 

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Really nice shot. I'd be well pleased with that.
 

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Wonderful light and composition.
 

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As others have already said, it's a wonderful shot. The light and shadow works well on the Windmill.

Just a couple of very minor detractions - the shadow on the grass could be lightened up for my tastes, and the foreground looks a little blurred to me (on my laptop screen anyway) Is it movement blur maybe - was it windy?
 

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Wonderful light and composition.
Thanks.

As others have already said, it's a wonderful shot. The light and shadow works well on the Windmill.

Just a couple of very minor detractions - the shadow on the grass could be lightened up for my tastes, and the foreground looks a little blurred to me (on my laptop screen anyway) Is it movement blur maybe - was it windy?
Thank you. I did burn to shadow in the wheat to bring out some depth in the foreground. There was a gentle breeze blowing and I accepted that there will be some motion blur at that shutter speed.
 

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Saw this on my phone last night and thought it was a nice shot but now I am seeing it on the pc all I can say is Wow, it is even more beautiful!
 

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Saw this on my phone last night and thought it was a nice shot but now I am seeing it on the pc all I can say is Wow, it is even more beautiful!
Thanks Sharon.
 

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No cc needed Mike, lovely shot.
 

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Lovely shot. Got the timing just right with the light.
 

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That's an amazing shot, well done
 

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I love everything about it, Mike- comp, light, subject...well done!
 
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