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  1. 30 th January 2014 View Count reached 1,000
  1. 30 th January 2013 Achieved its first feature in the group Dutch Touch
    Camera: EOS 5 d Mk ii   ||     Lens: Zenitar 16mm Fisheye f/2.8 M42 manual focus on an EOS adapter.   ||     Bracketed Exposure: f/16, at 1/400th, 1/1600th and 1/6400th at ISO 400 × 30

Kinderdijk is a village in The Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Nieuw-Lekkerland, in the province South Holland, 15 kilometers east of Rotterdam and 10 kilometers from Dordrecht, the oldest city in Holland.

This image is 90° wide – and about 110° in height the equivalent of the view of a 10mm rectilinear lens. See Method below for how it was created.

Kinderdijk – which is below sea-level – is on the Alblasserwaard polders at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers. The 19 windmills around Kinderdijk were built in the 1740s. They use the power of the wind to pump the water out of the polders and into the Lek river. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997.

This is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands, and is one of the best known tourist sites in The Netherlands.

The windmill in this picture is open to visitors during the tourist season, and was operational on the day we were there.

(The name Kinderdijk is Dutch for “Children’s dike”. It comes from the legend of the Cat and the Cradle about a baby floating in a cradle after a flood being steered and kept afloat by a cat.)

History of this Image on RedBubble

  1. 30 th January 2014 View Count reached 1,000
  2. 27 th March 2013 View Count reached 500
  3. 1st November 2012 View count reached 200.
  4. 19th October 2012 View count reached 100.
  5. 7th October 2012 Uploaded to RedBubble
  6. 6th October 2012 This 90°x110° image was cropped from the Equirectangular panorama.
  7. 10th October 2012 The source-images were blended together to create a full 360° panorama
  8. 14th September 2012 Source Images shot at Kinderdijk in The Netherlands

Method
A high dynamic range (HDR) rectilinear panorama was created from 30 separate images. The source images (see below) were stitched and blended together using Hugin, which in turn invoked Nona, Enblend and Enfuse to combine the images and achieve the HDR effect.

This image is a quarter the width of the full panorama – 90° wide – and about 110° in height – in order to give us a 10×8 aspect ratio. It is the equivalent of the view of a 10mm rectilinear lens.

Photographic Details
    Camera: EOS 5 d Mk ii
    Lens: Zenitar 16mm Fisheye f/2.8 M42 manual focus on an EOS adapter.
    Bracketed Exposure: f/16, at 1/400th, 1/1600th and 1/6400th at ISO 400 × 30

Comments

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 2 years ago

  • Valerie,
    Thank you. Your Tradigital work is pretty amazing and I suppose you are familiar with windmills in your part of the world also! :-)

    – George Row

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 2 years ago

    Yes I absolutely love Windmills George and I have one next door. Am always photographing & painting it. Such a delight ;~} x

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago

    Very cool work..

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Derek,
    Thank you.

    – George Row

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

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