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Welcome to our weekly artwork of the week series that showcases our most unique and popular wall art products. This week we feature one of the many framed artworks in our store: Kinderdijk Windmills.
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What does this artwork show ?
Dutch Windmills 8×10
Frame: Silver Mine
This artwork can be purchased in two different frames – Silver and Black.
This photo depicts the windmills of Kinderdijk during 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 Kinderdijk Windmills artwork created ?
Because Kinderdijk is all the way on the other side of the country, I had to drive a whopping 1.5 hours to catch the sunrise. As always, the weather was an issue, but I was lucky that the clouds just moved out of the way to present this gorgeous spectacle. I used my Benro Tripod, Nikon D810 and Rokinon 14mm lens with a LEE Big Stopper to capture this with a shutter speed of 30 seconds to get the water nice and smooth.
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Why buy this Kinderdijk artwork from us ?
The sunrise colors will definitely wow your friends ! 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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