Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My Home Town

Last week the theme for the 52 Week Photography group that I am in this year was My Home Town. So I thought, what would signify Holland, MI? Then I had a little time before my yoga class and decided to take a drive out to Windmill Island. I haven't been to Windmill Island since Mallory was very little, or maybe even longer, which is kind of sad since it is at the east end of downtown and easy enough to get to. This is what I love about Walk and Click Wednesdays, it makes me go places I wouldn't normally go to.


Nothing says Holland like a windmill, and yes this is a real one . The De Zwaan is the only authentic, working Dutch windmill in the United States. Brought over from the Netherlands in 1964. 


Love how this one processed with the sepia tones, it looks very vintage.


I want to go back and take some more pictures of this door.


This was a great old piece of farm equipment near the windmill, heavily covered with frost.





Finally, here is the photo I entered in the 52 week photography group.


Have a great week :)






14 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to visit MI and Holland looks like it will be at the top of the list of places to stay. Love your frost shots.

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  2. I know that windmill! Really nice photos and processing Sarah

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  3. Sarah, I love your windmill pics. The sepia toned is beautiful as are the others. And I especially like the frost on the gears macro. Nice job, my friend. Thanks for joining Walk and Click Wednesdays!

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  4. The frost in wonderful on the wheel. Very nice photos. I agree it is fun to play.

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  5. The frost and rust is a lovely contrast.

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  6. Beautiful photos and the frost on the old machinery is so delicate. Like peach fuzz and you captured it beautifully.

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  7. Wow you could be in the Netherlands wonderful captures I love the frost on the machinery and the bright blue door......Want to come and visit...

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  8. So hard to pick a favorite. The close up of the blue door and the frost is awesome. You make me want to explore more. Need to work on my laziness I guess.

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  9. Oh, what a great place to take photos! Yours are beautiful. I love, love, love that door!

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  10. Oh, what a pretty set of photos...I love the close-ups of all the textures and frost! That door is gorgeous!

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  11. How beautiful, I'll have to show your post to my BF. He is 3rd generation Dutch but has never been to Holland nor Holland, US :-) I love your detail shots too.

    Visiting from pret-a-vivre via Walk and Click Wednesday

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  12. what a marvelous photo walk! how wonderful to have a windmill in your area, a REAL one, at that! I'll be back.
    your rain boots drew me here! please visit me and see the Wellies I got for Christmas.

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  13. These are wonderful images! What a great place to go on a photo shoot! I love the windmill, of course, but the frost on the rusty parts is amazing!! I'm visiting from Kat's new class! Can't wait to spend time with you!! You have a lovely blog!

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  14. Hi Sarah,
    These are absolutely beautiful shots. I love the windmill and the blue door held my attention too! So glad you made a trip out to the island :)

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