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The old mill in winter.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 17 January 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Made a few HDRs on Monday afternoon after we'd had a dusting of snow, I went up on Cleadon Hills in South Shields to shoot at the old mill as she stood there in fields of white. As you can tell a lot of folks got there before me!

I'd been waiting for weeks for some snow, a little more would have been better, it makes a pleasant change to the landscape and inspires me to get out shooting again after weeks and weeks of rain.

The usual three hand held frames and Photomatix, followed by a few little tweaks in Photoshop.

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wcamille from Burlington, Canada

The grey sky makes a great backdrop.

17 Jan 2013 5:17am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Nice pic of the old mill. Snow says that it was not very warm.

17 Jan 2013 5:19am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A lovely transformation . . the snow and the process work together well here in giving a oneness to everything.

17 Jan 2013 5:40am

Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain

Bonita composición, me gusta el paisaje nevado.

17 Jan 2013 5:58am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Beautiful photo. I'm happy to see you finally got some snow!

17 Jan 2013 6:33am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe paysage hivernal

Bonne journée

17 Jan 2013 6:35am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent compo and process

17 Jan 2013 6:49am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautiful image Curly beautifully processed, we're still waiting for some of the white stuff down here

17 Jan 2013 6:53am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love the dusting of snow. Really fine composition - I like the way our view follows the tracks leading to the mill.

17 Jan 2013 6:54am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

I wouldn't have guessed it was a wind ? mill !! Nice to see the footprints. They lead to the center of the picture.

17 Jan 2013 7:30am

@Veronique: There are some great stories and legends surrounding this old windmill, I'll try and gather a few together for a future post eh?

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Should be more than a dusting now, the snow does transform the scene

17 Jan 2013 7:31am

@Christine: We've hardly had any more than a couple of ten minute snow showers since Monday Christine, all melted away and replaced with some hard icy pavements.

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful composition! Have a nice day.

17 Jan 2013 7:56am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Looks very bleak.

17 Jan 2013 8:02am

@Nigel: It felt very bleak under that grey sky Nigel, and the wind pierced your flesh as good as any knife.

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

The footprints lead us in so nicely, but they seem to go over the hill, not to the mill. So the question is ... what's on the other side? ;D

17 Jan 2013 8:54am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Just the route to the gate, you will see that in a couple of days.

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An amazing feeling when I saw your image. I think painted silver. Excellent! A hug, Adela

17 Jan 2013 9:11am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful treatment..

17 Jan 2013 9:26am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Very nice processing, Curly..

17 Jan 2013 9:42am

Antoine from France

Superb composition under the snow. Great work. Have a lovely day. Amicalement Antoine.

17 Jan 2013 9:47am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Magnifique cadrage, superbe traitement. Bonne journée.

17 Jan 2013 9:48am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Ripe for renovation I'd say. Nice :)

17 Jan 2013 10:41am

Didi from Orléans, France

Hi Curly
Very nice winter scne and good perspective
Vell done
Best regards

17 Jan 2013 10:44am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!!!

17 Jan 2013 10:46am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Interesting scene with the snow, looks really good

17 Jan 2013 10:51am

Basile Pesso from France

Wonderful !

17 Jan 2013 11:03am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great Curly!! I love it!

17 Jan 2013 11:18am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great composition! Superb framing! I love this wintry mood!

17 Jan 2013 11:42am

outsidersworld from everywhere, Germany

The old windmill works in light snow, even without wings, very impressive. I do like the light silver back ground too, and the entire view.

17 Jan 2013 12:04pm

Z from Shanghai, China

The snow turns the stone tower into cast iron ;) Beautiful snow!

17 Jan 2013 12:15pm

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

Really nice compost ion, like it.

17 Jan 2013 12:37pm

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Nicely done Curly, classic British winterscape.

17 Jan 2013 1:02pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Stunning HDR !

17 Jan 2013 1:14pm

Ann from Nelson, New Zealand

wonderful mood and I can FEEL the cold

17 Jan 2013 2:09pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

Wonderful image, really a stunning winter scene. Love how you caught the light on the old mill, beautiful!

17 Jan 2013 2:47pm

Marie-Line from Lille, France

Very nice angle shooting... very beautiful shot !!

17 Jan 2013 4:39pm

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

I can see why you waited for the snow...it works well with that lovely soft sky and makes the stone mill really pop. Nicely done!

17 Jan 2013 4:50pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Be sure what you wish for! Beware the ides of Saturday!

17 Jan 2013 5:00pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

You have more snow than we got, this winters been rubbish so far.
Nice work, nice old mill you have near by.

17 Jan 2013 5:29pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful winter scene Curly! The footsteps lead the eye deep into the shot! Well done! ;-)

17 Jan 2013 6:53pm

k@ from Paris, France

I like the ascending feel for the eye, superb mood, mysterious.

17 Jan 2013 7:00pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

The sky is amazing really brings the image towards you!!

17 Jan 2013 7:12pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

beautiful composition with the tower

17 Jan 2013 7:14pm

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique paysage d'hiver!!! amitié

17 Jan 2013 7:33pm

franz from Baden, Austria

so you've got some snow, too, at last, as did we ...
love your pov and angle and your proverbially perfect processing! plus, i find the white frame around the two window holes most fascinating !

17 Jan 2013 7:51pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

interesting pp, it has a model like feel to it and reminds me of Gerry Anderson.

17 Jan 2013 8:08pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really nice image, very good HDR.

17 Jan 2013 8:09pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Curly this is just fantastic - I love this one :-) And what a beautiful mill tower (I hope I termed that correctly) ...Just a phenomenal scene and masterfully conveyed as always by you :-) Gorgeous!

17 Jan 2013 8:18pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous HDR! This is just beautiful! I love the angle. This is such an artistic image!

17 Jan 2013 8:31pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love the HDR in this one

17 Jan 2013 8:40pm

STEED from D, France

I Love Completely: Angle,perspective,mood and treatment.....Great,Friend !!!!

17 Jan 2013 8:49pm

Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Nice shot Curly, Can I see it in B&W. I think it maybe obe of those shots that work in both colour & B&W

17 Jan 2013 9:03pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

wonderful image, well done!

17 Jan 2013 9:07pm

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fabulous POV, lovely feel to the whole thing

17 Jan 2013 9:23pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful winter scene; a very attractive photo!

17 Jan 2013 9:52pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very beautiful image.

17 Jan 2013 10:28pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful photo of this wonderful winter scene !!! Great treatment ...

17 Jan 2013 10:45pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful standout against the sky! I love the textures the light dusting of snow provides. I wish we had THAT MUCH snow. It looks like early March here.

17 Jan 2013 11:03pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful work! the exposure is so well balanced across the frame - superb processing! textures and detail are also superb!

18 Jan 2013 12:58am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful! That's a dreamy almost fairy tale image!

18 Jan 2013 3:08am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

beautiful scene - with great subtile tones!

18 Jan 2013 7:18am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

I really like the composition of this image. In fact, I guess I actually prefer this to tomorrow's post.

18 Jan 2013 8:47am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Very nice and excellent photo processing, the scenery is beautiful.

18 Jan 2013 10:21am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

wonderful frame - excellent pov

18 Jan 2013 4:04pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

j'adore cette teinte sur cette tour

18 Jan 2013 4:20pm

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Wonderful landscape and treatment!

18 Jan 2013 6:27pm

Florence from Paris, France

This one is not bad but I think I prefer the one posted today.

18 Jan 2013 7:10pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I like this one, too.

18 Jan 2013 8:36pm

Emilio Garcia from Pleasanton, United States

I really like how HDR works for you. Sometimes it can look so "fake". Your is just delightful and comes across as "real".

18 Jan 2013 11:08pm

@Emilio Garcia: I must admit that enjoyed making the surreal HDRs in the past, a very adventurous period, but now I prefer to try and go for "extreme" realism!

Marilla from Turku, Finland


19 Jan 2013 10:08am

Monik from PARIS, France

L'effet HDR est bien dosé , j'aime aussi beaucoup la composition .

19 Jan 2013 10:18am

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Very nice capture and processing Curly !
Have a nice weekend.

19 Jan 2013 2:08pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Very nice capture! In the stillness of white winter, the mill and the traces of those gone on a quest....

25 Jan 2013 1:42pm

James Alan Drew from Cardiff, United Kingdom

Really a very good thought out photograph

27 Jan 2013 12:28pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Lovely photo...nice lead in...you got snow there?

28 Jan 2013 6:50pm

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