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
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.
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