Windmill at a local farm
W is for WINDMILL
This is actually a windpump, a type of windmill used for pumping water as the blades spin in the wind.
In one hour, a 4.8-metre diametre windpump is capable of pumping more than 6050 litres of water from a depth of approximately 30 metres when the wind is blowing between 25 and 30 kilometres per hour.
Did you get that? Well the important to thing to know is they can pump a lot of water!
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You've had a lot of artistic fun with this fantastically useful water mill EG.
Who knew there could be such artistic use of the old windmill? :-)
This windmill is much more pleasing to the eyes than the colossal ones the government is placing throughout the countryside.
I grew up with this type of windmill, or 'old clacketys' as my grandfather called them. Love all the things you did with the original photo!
I love windmills. These shots are fantastic.
Mersad Donko Photography
What are the cup like objects? I live in a very wet area of Texas so windmills were not not prevalent and today they are mostly decorative. The same does not hold true for drier, arid parts of the state and through the Southwest and you see quite a few of them in those environments.
That's a lot of water! Enjoyed the various ways you altered the photo. That last one makes a terrific abstract.
That thing becomes stranger and stranger... very good work!
From something real to something beyond reality.
Have a nice day.
the last one is GORGEOUS... i can see it on a canvas and hanging on the wall. love it. and not only can these pump lots of water, to me they are beautiful against the sky
Very cool shots of this and love your processing. Always so fun to try out this digital art!
ahhh, I always just LOVE your photos and these are amazing. Such a great subject to photograph...full of personality.
Great old windmill and I like the inverted too. That third one though ... hmmm :-)
These are great shots! I love the way you've played with them - very artistic
don't see many working ones anymore. *sigh*
You are certainly evolving as a wonderful artist as well as a photographer. These are beautiful and I love the subtle suggestion of the windpump in the last one. I also enjoyed the reflections in the anemometers. Love all of this ECG ...
Andrea @ From The Sol
i really enjoy seeing these...nothing says rural/farm like one of these!!!
Ah, so that's what this variation is used for. I like what you've done with it.
You have such fun with the simplest of shots and I love them all!! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!!
Interesting facts and varied images.
That is a lot of water pumped up, EG!
I love to see these beautiful old windmills, a rare sight in my neck of the woods. Great shots and effects.
Great looking windmill and hard working too, love the effects.
Good choice for W. I like the old-timey look!
Wonderful and beautiful photography for W!
Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol
I love it, it is the best.
I really like both your edits.
The last treatment is my favorite! Great job!
Wow, I love your edits of this Windpump. I have never heard of it. But we have a lot of windmills around here, maybe one of them is a pump.
Happy Earth Day!
The angled strokes are very pretty.
Have a Beautiful Day!
I love the old windmills! Great shots and I love your edited images.. Well done!
I have not did the conversion to our American measurements, but just thinking of the 2 litre coke bottles gives me some idea...that is a lot of water in one hour!
Happy Earth Day...Terrific manipulations on an iconic subject♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/weird-bolls/
Oh certainly not I have all those facts memorized ))). It is very interesting and I will remember your summary statement. Lot of water. Water very important. Just ask California! And the windmill makes a beautiful picture!
wow, you turned an important and historical object into a great piece of abstract art I could hang on my wall any day. :) Nice work!
love the way you have played with the photos.
I just love windmills, especially the old-timey ones! Interesting special effects you've added to these photos.
Awesome shots of the windmill! There's a similar old one not to far from our house, but the new electricity-generating windmills have really taken over the area.
Love all the shots you post edited on.
I do so love windmills. They are so quintessentially country! Wonderful capture.
I like it!
6050 liters an hour is a lot of water! I love the different pictures of the windmill/pump, especially the inverted one. It is so much fun to play around with them, isn't it?
Nice artistic rendering!
Great shots of the windmill. I do wish my windmill still worked.
I love your experimental pics.
Don't see too many of these around anymore, which is one reason why I enjoyed all your photos today.
Very cool! Great shots.
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The last one looks like a wonderful painting.
These old fashioned ones are becoming very rare. I like what you've done with the techniques; the last one is my favorite.
Simple yet amazing mechanism! Interesting angle of shot and post effects
You can still find similar windmills here.
Very cool shot and post!
Amazing and interesting and I do imagine, very useful. Thank you for sharing.
Am so used to the Dutch windmills that I didn't realize this one also could create energy!
Very beautiful photos of windmills.
This is a nice windmill, Ms. TG. My friend has one beside the little pond on his property. I helped him erect it.
The raising of John's windmill
Dad had one on his farm until he replaced it with an electric pump after we got electricity.
I wish I knew where to find one of these. It would work for the May 1 "revolution" theme.
Great, great GREAT photos! You caught its power.
Those sails are so beautifully converted into fascinating art.
I enjoyed the variations with the windmill
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