Welcome to our weekly artwork of the week series that showcases our most unique and popular wall art products and digital downloads. This week we feature one of the many framed artworks in our store: Foggy Windmill
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What does this artwork show ?
This artwork can be purchased as a framed print.
This photo depicts the windmills of Kinderdijk during sunrise – a very cold, very foggy sunrise.
Kinderdijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌkɪndərˈdɛi̯k]) is a village in the municipality of Molenlanden, in the province of South Holland, Netherlands. It is located about 15 km (9 miles) east of Rotterdam.
Kinderdijk is situated in the Alblasserwaard polder at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers. To drain the polder, a system of 19 windmills was built around 1740. This group of mills is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands. The windmills of Kinderdijk are one of the best-known Dutch tourist sites. They have been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997.
In the Alblasserwaard, problems with water became more and more apparent in the 13th century. Large canals, called weteringen in Dutch, were dug to get rid of the excess water in the polders. However, the drained soil continued to subside, while the level of the river rose due to the river’s sand deposits. After a few centuries, an additional way to keep the polders dry was required.
How was this Foggy Windmill artwork created ?
Just like last weeks artwork, Kinderdijk is all the way on the other side of the country, I had to drive very early winter morning to (what I hoped was a) sunrise. When I arrived there, I could hardly see the windmills from the parking lot and it the temperature had dropped so much my batteries didn’t work very well. I used my Benro Tripod, Nikon D810 and 28-300 mm lens and took a long exposure. I later did some conversion to black and white in Lightroom, but it’s not that there were a lot of colors to begin with !
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Why buy this Foggy Windmill artwork from us ?
With the black and white, it will look great on your background, and as a print, it fits pretty much everywhere, independent on the style of your house ! On top of this, this artwork will help the animal rescues in Arizona. Win-win !
Artwork with a mission.
Progress Through Photography is a social enterprise. This means we make profit, but utilize this profit towards our social mission: ending animal homelessness. Therefor, 25% of this work and all other works is donated to Lost Our Home Pet Rescue in Tempe, AZ.
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