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Motionless by Meowgli Motionless by Meowgli
Went out shooting yesterday looking for spots of interest in the area and found this old windmill on a hilltop with commanding views, surrounded by wheat fields bathed in some rare summer sun. I wasn't the only photographer with designs on this location and bumped into a fair few about the fields! This shot was taken just as the sun re-emerged underneath the low band of cloud near the horizon, in that 20-minute burst of light before day's end..

The mill is called Chesterton Windmill and was built sometime around 1632, possibly with assistance from an apprentice of Inigo Jones. It is a Grade I listed building and has been restored a few times over the years, although the mill itself is no longer functional. Suggestions abound that it was originally built as an observatory rather than a windmill, though this point is up for debate. This must be one of my local area's most celebrated and famous landmarks and apart from there not being many clouds I couldn't have asked for much nicer conditions for my first time seeing and photographing it...
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Motionless, an expression of lack of motion and frozen atmosphere.

I liked how the title contradicts with the image itself, and it's a positive thing like an expression of "Silent but Screaming" or "Uncomfortable Silence can be so Loud" as when I look at the image, I see a video of simple movements, the air startling the plants and the mill slowly moving back and forth in an unstable motion with the air and the sound of the air moving through the aisles.

that feeling mixed with the colors and the atmosphere that the static image portrays yields a totally beautiful and one-of-a-kind photograph which is final cut that you presented here.

great job and hope to see more from you,
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Tuesdaysangel Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:blowkiss: Featured here: [link]
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 19, 2012   Photographer
Thank you for the feature!
Visiologic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
This is one stylish mill.
Even more stylish the pic itself, though ^^
Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   Photographer
thank you :aww:
Rudeman911 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
A stunner. Right place, right time. Congrats.
wandereringsoul Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
I like this...really appeals to me
Meowgli Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010   Photographer
thanks Eddie, glad you like it! I like this one too but my current personal favourite of this place is probably [link]

been meaning to get up there for a night shoot for ages, hopefully get my arse in gear and get that one done before winter comes!
ZanaSoul Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Very serene, gorgeous mill :clap:
silvergate08 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
this is a great capture
Meowgli Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010   Photographer
Thank you for the comments!
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