Uphill

PHOTO INFO
At last, the fog is back! As the weather moves from winter into spring, there should be a lot more of it.

These photos were taken in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, right over the Delaware River from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. There are some fairly steep hills just east of the river, and anytime it rains, the fog (or clouds) perch themselves nicely on those hills. And I run over to take photos. :)

The Volendam Windmill has an interesting story: It was built in 1965 by the late Dane Poul Jorgensen, a shipbuilder fascinated by Dutch windmills. After retirement, he went to the Netherlands to study their design. He then created a 20-year plan to build (by himself) a technically perfect, functioning grain mill at his home in Holland Township, Hunterdon County.

The windmill was originally intended to mill grain, but because of permit problems with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, it became a tourist attraction instead, with Jorgensen and his wife offering tours to anyone who stopped by. Apparently the tours couldn't support the mill, though, and it fell into a state of disrepair over the years. (Notice the missing sails on the arms.)

Jorgensen and his wife both died in their 80s. Their nephew created a non-profit organization to acquire grants to repair the windmill and to re-open it for tours, but he's been unsuccessful. Apparently the state wants nothing to do with it.

These shots were post-processed with multiple curves adjustments, and I deepened the reds & yellows with the selective color tool. I also took out some of the overall blueness with a curves adjustment to the blue channel. Added a bit of grain, too.

--Kathleen

Comments:

No power cables, so obviously the image falls short?

Nice and eerie, just the way I like it.

Posted by tobias at September 14, 2005 3:35 AM

Ohrenenno krasivo!!! Nichego luche esche ne videl )))

Posted by GOblin at September 23, 2005 7:23 AM

Wonderful image.

Posted by Therese at December 17, 2005 2:26 PM

absolutely beautiful. very dark and dreary--love it.

Posted by amanda lynn at December 23, 2005 1:22 AM

I have a serious case of photo envy.

Posted by Betty at January 24, 2006 7:33 PM

that's amazing ! i love so much your pictures, do you use photoshop or another software to change your photographers ?

Posted by Inès at May 17, 2006 1:12 PM
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