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Diligent Since 1879


De Vlijt = Diligence


This still-working De Vlijt windmill is in Wageningen, Netherlands.


Diligent Since 1879


De Vlijt = Diligence


This still-working De Vlijt windmill is in Wageningen, Netherlands.


comments (58)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Sep 2010, 00:45
Unique and interesting perspective, Ginnie.

I wonder if it is like my 30 year old black work shoes...replaced heels, soles, laces, stitching as they wore out, but still have the original leather uppers...
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, Ray, this place is in tip-top shape. I really didn't do it justice by 'distressing' it so much. I was just in that twiddling mood, you know. smile
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 27 Sep 2010, 00:59
A wonderful crop...a nice post processing.
Perfect fit for this image !
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Sidney. Thank you.
  • Paule
  • US
  • 27 Sep 2010, 01:36
Another great vintage shot!

Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Paule.
Gorgeous processing, and a great perspective. Haha, I just realized you were "tilting at windmills". smile
Ginnie Hart: Always tilting at windmills, Mark...one of my favorite pasttimes. smile Thank you.
Great angle and wonderfully processed Ginnie. The tones and details reminds me of something medieval. Fascinating work.
Ginnie Hart: Medieval sounds about right, John. smile Thank you kindly.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Sep 2010, 06:36
I am always impressed how the twiddle can turn around the 'real' image.
Lots of drama in this one and a I can remember it was a beautiful day.
Love the angle and the crop, great picture, the sail on the sails do make the picture.
Ginnie Hart: You really can hardly recognize this from that day, I'm sure, MLMV. When I saw the date of the windmill, I suddenly went into over-the-top twiddling mode, I think. But it was so fun. grin Hartstikke bedankt.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Sep 2010, 06:44
Very nice Ginnie: plenty of power & character in your shot. Does it still work?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. It not only still works, it has it's own shop selling its wares on the interior. smile
strong contrast and clever framing, very brilliant Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Sep 2010, 07:01
a very fine detail of this beauty of mill/molen -De Vlijt - I like the names of these old, diligent personalities- "Vlijt" sounds like "Fleiß" in German -a value, a virtue we miss often, sadly!
Ginnie Hart: I think the name is what caused me to really twiddle this, Philine...to show what all it's been through and yet is still going strong! Diligence really is something so lacking these days. But when companies no longer value loyalty, I often wonder if diligence follows suit?

As always, thank you for your thoughtful comment!
  • Leanne
  • Australia
  • 27 Sep 2010, 07:21
I really do like your processing, this suits it perfectly, lovely details.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Leanne.
  • Elaine-
  • Germany
  • 27 Sep 2010, 07:47
love the close up and great work with the texture, girl!!! and seals are big posers anyway, and so are some dogs lolol
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear friend. So many posers, so little time. grin
  • Tracy
  • UK
  • 27 Sep 2010, 07:55
This is one old girl Musketeer..I'm saying girl, because if it were male it would have retired long agogringrin
Lovely treatment and crop.smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHAHA! I love it, Musketeer. Good point. grin And thanks, as always.
I looooooovvvvvvvve windmills, I always dreamed of living in one of them!
Ginnie Hart: We have seen many windmills here that are homes, Jojo, and I often wonder what they look like inside. My guess is they're very dark inside, unless they've added skylights. But what a novel idea...almost like living on a houseboat, but not quite. smile Merci.
Some mornings i feel as if I have been working since 1879.

Fine picture and treatment Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: HA! All that wear-n-tear around the edges, Bill...to keep you diligent. grin Thanks.
As good as the moulin rouge...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Nathanael, for stopping by and commenting. Merci.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 27 Sep 2010, 08:41
The processing you did here is so beautiful. Very creative., I like this very much.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Fookio.
I like this close up dynamic shot of a windmill Ginnie. They normally are shown from far away.
Ginnie Hart: The closer I get, Chad, the more I love them. smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Sep 2010, 09:34
Excellent distressing job, as is the composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Louis. When I saw the 1879, I immediately went to twiddling. grin She looks much better than this in real life, of course.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Sep 2010, 10:00
Ginnie, je kan een tochtje door de molen maken ...http://www.molendevlijt.nl/
Ginnie Hart: I love the link, Philine. YES. We happened to be there while the mill was open, selling their wares. I'll never forget it. Later I'll be showing an image from the inside. smile
  • tede
  • France
  • 27 Sep 2010, 10:29
A wonderful details of this mill, the processing is great. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: I'm in love with these mills, I guess you know by now, Tede. smile Merci.
Lovely textures, and you've given it your own Ginnie-twist again. Great details!
Ginnie Hart: I do love these mills, Marion. I guess you know by now! Thanks.
Captured under a great angle Ginnie.
Another wonderful processing!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard. Merci.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 27 Sep 2010, 11:57
Excellent Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
look the tight view here, really shows the detail well and of course the old processing sets in well
Ginnie Hart: The closer I get to these mills, Derek, the more I love them. Thank you.
A great close-up Ginnie and a fine presentation.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. You know me and mills!
  • mariana
  • Canada
  • 27 Sep 2010, 13:11
Fabulous image ! Outstanding tones, texture !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mariana. There are few things in the world more soulful to me than windmills! smile
Cheers for this shot. The processing is great.
Ginnie Hart: Thnaks, Calusarus. Merci.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 27 Sep 2010, 15:54
WOW! Love this up close and personal viewpoint. Awesome 'machine'!!!
Ginnie Hart: The closer I get to them, Marcie, the more I love them! smile Thank you.
nice perspective and the textures are so beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Joshi.
Lovely angle for the windmill. And nice processing too. Its been working for a long time - I wonder how long before someone decides its due for retirement.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Sheila, the mill is in tip-top shape. You'd never believe it wasn't anything but a young chick. Still grinding grain and selling all kinds of goodies inside. I have an ineterior shot coming up one of these days soon.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 27 Sep 2010, 16:57
Bonsoir Ginnie. Superb photo with a excellent framing. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine. Merci. smile
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 27 Sep 2010, 17:25
Fantastic image! The texture for this is perfect.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rob. I can't resist stuff like this. smile
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 27 Sep 2010, 17:38
Amazing shot love the perspective and detail, and the processing is top notch, love this
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, as always, JJ, for your support. smile
Oh now that is a pure impressive & original angle ! Wonderful details, bravo ! Never saw one from this side !
Ginnie Hart: The hubs of theses sails have always fascinated me, Karine, so I often take pictures of them like this. I especially like the signs where you can read the name and date of the mill. smile Thanks.
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 27 Sep 2010, 18:38
Love the way this fills the frame. Incredible structure!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Andy. You know me and these mills! smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 27 Sep 2010, 19:24
i think the toning and textures complement each other perfectly.. wonderful shot! grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rian.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 27 Sep 2010, 19:49
Wonderful processing that complement the image so well. Well done Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Frida. You know how much I love these mills!
  • Scotia
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Sep 2010, 19:51
Fantastic detail Ginne and angle.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Scotia. Can't you just see Hamish wondering what these mills are?! grin That day the sails were even turning with the wind. He would have been enthralled.
An amazing contraption Ginnie and still going strong. Nice composition
Ginnie Hart: Still going very strong and selling its wares inside. smile Thanks, Janet.
Love the perspective, Ginnie. I like the treatment. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Roz.
  • Olivier
  • Belgium
  • 27 Sep 2010, 21:19
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Olivier. Merci.
  • Peter
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Sep 2010, 21:31
Stron composition, and beautiful treatment of "our" Dutch windmills, Soons I'll place a small one on my blog (I read you know the most importent Dutch expressions)
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Hartstikke bedankt, Peter. Thanks for stopping by and commenting here. Yes, I'm starting to know all the important expressions. But I'm trying to learn more. smile
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 27 Sep 2010, 21:37
super close-up,with a magnific texture!
Ginnie Hart: Gracias, Oscar. You know me and these mills! smile
Its a fine twiddle Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mick. You know me and twiddling...and mills. Have to mix them up sometimes. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Sep 2010, 23:11
Lovely angle and textures smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Cherie.
That is excellent processing and a fine shot of the details.
Ginnie Hart: Thank, Michael. You know me and these mills. smile
Your killing me with these images lately! So utterly unique!
Ginnie Hart: That makes my day, Heather. smile Thank you.
J'adore. I love it, the colours, the textures, the composition, everything. "J'adore". A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Valerie. Merci!
  • Laurent
  • France
  • 28 Sep 2010, 07:49
Very nice old textures !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Laurent. Merci.
Espectaculares todas como siempre, me gusta mucho el fondo de donde lo has sacado yo quiero uno para mis fotos!!

Me encanta Ginnie!!


PD: llego tarde pero llego!!!
Ginnie Hart: YES, MA, you always come and with such a smile for my day. Muchas gracias!
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 28 Sep 2010, 12:06
Great angle and composition Ginnie....this one has been around a while....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter, and yes...it's been around a long time. smile
  • Sunder
  • India
  • 28 Sep 2010, 17:46
a nice angle and POV.
Great processing as always..Ginnie
Have a good day.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sunder.
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 28 Sep 2010, 21:42

I love the framing and image processing

Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, LoLO. Merci.
The picture looks like a very old, very faded, postcard Ginnie. Lovely details.
Ginnie Hart: I'm glad it looks like I intended, then, Ellie. smile Thank you kindly.
  • grapf
  • Germany
  • 29 Sep 2010, 09:03
Wonderful photographic work, Ginnie!
Just as if one of the great old masters would have painted it.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Grapf. Thank you.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 30 Sep 2010, 11:32
Such incredible detail of your favourite subject. Diligent and dedicated - like the photographer!
Ginnie Hart: That is so sweet, George. Thank you. You just made my day. smile
  • petra
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Oct 2010, 18:33
this is excellent. Love the angle and the processing fits so well
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Petra. Bedankt.
  • Arash
  • Germany
  • 2 Dec 2010, 23:26
looks like painting!
Ginnie Hart: You're the one that is awesome, Arash, for backtracking to all these images. Thank you indly.

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