Wednesday, April 22, 2015

W/Alphabe-Thursday

 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!

 Cropped


 Inverted


Angled strokes

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62 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You've had a lot of artistic fun with this fantastically useful water mill EG.

Revrunner said...

Who knew there could be such artistic use of the old windmill? :-)

Andy said...

This windmill is much more pleasing to the eyes than the colossal ones the government is placing throughout the countryside.

Jacquelineand.... said...

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!

Mersad said...

I love windmills. These shots are fantastic.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Kathy said...

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.

see you there! said...

That's a lot of water! Enjoyed the various ways you altered the photo. That last one makes a terrific abstract.

Darla

VP said...

That thing becomes stranger and stranger... very good work!

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Annemor said...

From something real to something beyond reality.
Nice work.
Have a nice day.
Mormor

Sandra said...

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

Jeanne said...

Very cool shots of this and love your processing. Always so fun to try out this digital art!

bj said...

ahhh, I always just LOVE your photos and these are amazing. Such a great subject to photograph...full of personality.

John's Island said...

Great old windmill and I like the inverted too. That third one though ... hmmm :-)

Aimeecakes said...

These are great shots! I love the way you've played with them - very artistic

TexWisGirl said...

don't see many working ones anymore. *sigh*

Andrea Priebe said...

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

Debbie said...

i really enjoy seeing these...nothing says rural/farm like one of these!!!

William Kendall said...

Ah, so that's what this variation is used for. I like what you've done with it.

Sylvia K said...

You have such fun with the simplest of shots and I love them all!! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!!

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting facts and varied images.
MB

RedPat said...

That is a lot of water pumped up, EG!

DeniseinVA said...

I love to see these beautiful old windmills, a rare sight in my neck of the woods. Great shots and effects.

Gillian Olson said...

Great looking windmill and hard working too, love the effects.

Halcyon said...

Good choice for W. I like the old-timey look!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful and beautiful photography for W!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Bob Bushell said...

I love it, it is the best.

Margaret Adamson said...

I really like both your edits.

Fotolosopher said...

The last treatment is my favorite! Great job!

Ginny said...

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.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Tina,
Happy Earth Day!
The angled strokes are very pretty.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

eileeninmd said...

I love the old windmills! Great shots and I love your edited images.. Well done!

Rose said...

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!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Happy Earth Day...Terrific manipulations on an iconic subject♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/weird-bolls/

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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!

NatureFootstep said...

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!

Gill - That British Woman said...

love the way you have played with the photos.

Linda W. said...

I just love windmills, especially the old-timey ones! Interesting special effects you've added to these photos.

Bethany Carson said...

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.

Stephanie said...

Love all the shots you post edited on.

CountryMum said...

I do so love windmills. They are so quintessentially country! Wonderful capture.

abrianna said...

I like it!

Carola Bartz said...

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?

Michelle said...

Nice artistic rendering!

edenhills said...

Great shots of the windmill. I do wish my windmill still worked.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love your experimental pics.

Kate said...

Don't see too many of these around anymore, which is one reason why I enjoyed all your photos today.

NC Sue said...

Very cool! Great shots.
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Randy said...

The last one looks like a wonderful painting.

Kay said...

These old fashioned ones are becoming very rare. I like what you've done with the techniques; the last one is my favorite.

Jeevan said...

Simple yet amazing mechanism! Interesting angle of shot and post effects

José Mendonça said...

You can still find similar windmills here.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Very cool shot and post!

Annesphamily said...

Amazing and interesting and I do imagine, very useful. Thank you for sharing.

jeannettestgermain said...

Am so used to the Dutch windmills that I didn't realize this one also could create energy!

orvokki said...

Very beautiful photos of windmills.

Jim said...

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.
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Jack said...

I wish I knew where to find one of these. It would work for the May 1 "revolution" theme.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Great, great GREAT photos! You caught its power.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Those sails are so beautifully converted into fascinating art.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Interesting processing!

Ruby Manchanda said...

I enjoyed the variations with the windmill

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