I drive by this windmill almost every day, twice a day, on my 40 mile commute to work in southwest Iowa. I kept waiting for the background and the lighting to be just right. I think today was it. This had some post processing in Photoshop. A little tweak to the color and contrast, but this is pretty much what I saw today with the setting sun hitting the blades of the windmill and bare cornfield.
Canon EOS 10D
1/80 at f16