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Peter Whitfield / 591 items
Cattel's Mill cap windmill.

This was taken last year in Cambridgeshire where I was staying. The grain mill was built in the 1800s and was working to the middle of the last century. It's now been partially restored.

It's a very interesting piece of engineering. The fan we are looking at keeps the whole white cap and the main windmill sails pointing into the wind. A very expensive wind vane!

I was wondering what to do for Sliders Sunday this week, and my mind was pretty blank, to be honest. So I thought I would do a series of colourful interpretations of this view using Nik Color Efex, partly as an antidote to all the monochromes I have been posting.

This is a properly processed version (to my mind anyway - hardly the most reliable). It's by way of an apology to folk who prefer photorealism. I'll post a set of others but I have to warn you they are pretty extreme...

Hope you enjoy some of them anyway. I'll post a link to the in-camera original so you can see how far we came...

Thank you for taking the time to look. I hope you enjoy the image :)

[Handheld in daylight on a beautiful sunny day.
Developed in Capture One for colour and contrast and to retrieve the shadow areas from the raw source.
Flipped horizontally because it seems to read better that way.
Processed in Affinity Photo with some sharpening and in this version a gentle dark vignette.]
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  • Taken: Apr 5, 2020
  • Uploaded: Apr 5, 2020
  • Updated: Apr 11, 2020