Hello dear RB-friends!

Because it is grey and rainy weather here I show you a spring picture that I have made in a small village, Oud Ade (Old Ade), from this mill, the Vrouw Vennemolen (Woman Venne Mill).

Old Ade is a village in the Dutch province South-Holland, close to Leiden and belonging to the municipality Alkemade. Old Ade is a relative young village that lies in the Woman Vennepolder. Something at west of Old Ade is this mill, the Woman Vennemill.

The mill dates from the 17th century and has been built for the drainage works of the Woman Vennepolder. In 1835, the mill has been renovated. At the bottom of the mill is a house. In 1954, for the drainage works an electric mill has been placed. The Rijnlandse Mill Foundation is the owner of the Woman Vennemolen since 1961, and have restored the mill in 1997/1998. The mill manages the reduced level in the polder after the restoration.

Greetings from Zeeland, Netherlands,

1987 views on 29-09-2012

Also featured in Windmills, Watermills and Ferris Wheels

Camera Model=NIKON D80
Lens=Nikkor 18-135mm
Exposure Time=1/125 sec
Date Time Original=2008:04:23 09:45:49
Metering Mode=Center
Focal Length=22,00 mm
User Comment=©ADRI PADMOS


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  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosalmost 5 years ago

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 5 years ago

    Oh how colorful and beautiful capture Adri. This is so very pretty and wonderful writing to go with this immage !!

  • Thank you very much for your kindly support, Sean; always appreciated!

    – Adri Padmos

  • BCImages
    BCImagesalmost 5 years ago

    awesome work

  • Thanks S&L

    – Adri Padmos

  • John44
    John44almost 5 years ago

    Hello Adri

    very good POV. And yes, I agree with your choise.. it does look like painitng. :)


  • Many thanks John!
    Op deze grauwe dag had ik behoefte aan iets fleurigs……:)

    – Adri Padmos

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowalmost 5 years ago

    Sharp and full of color Adrian!!!! A beautiful scene and great information on this part of Holland!!! A fav for the color alone!!!!
    Have a great day… even though you are kept inside due to the rain!!!

  • Thank you so much for your kindly comments, Brenda!
    On this gray day I needed something colorful…..:)
    Kind regards,

    – Adri Padmos

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot Adri!

  • Thanks a lot, Torfinn!

    – Adri Padmos

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 5 years ago

    Super capture Adri of the classic Dutch icons!

  • Many thanks for your support, Bob!

    – Adri Padmos

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsalmost 5 years ago

    Superb composition Adri and really lifts the sprits, it’s cold and damp here also!

  • Friendly appreciated, David; many thanks!

    – Adri Padmos

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoalmost 5 years ago

    Ah, Springtime. Now there’s something to look forward to. Beautifully composed picture, Adri. Thank you.

  • Thanks for your fiendly support, Steven!

    – Adri Padmos

  • foppe47
    foppe47almost 5 years ago

    Mooie foto kleur en de schittering in het water erg goed

  • Bedankt voor je comment, Foope.

    – Adri Padmos

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