I’ve mentioned before that I have a bit of a thing for windmills and the Australian landscape. They add a piece of visual interest to a spreading landscape, and at the same time communicate a strong sense of place and time.
Therefore, almost any time I see a well-placed windmill, I experience the urge to photograph it. Sometimes it’s too impractical to do-so (because I’m doing 100kph on the highway, or because there’s a fenceline in the way), and I wrestle with deep frustration. Often, there are ugly features in the way, like watering holes or power-lines. And from time to time I’m able to take the time, hop out of my car (or whatever) and line up some shots.
I came across this one travelling near Geelong (there’s a few out that way; I should re-visit) and had a few minutes to spare, so I was able to wait out the sunrise and snap off a few shots. I share these ones with you.
They are certainly not the classic windmill shot I am looking for. That quest continues. When I find it, I’ll share it with you. But it’ll have to do for now while I keep my vision alive.
*Yes, yes I am perhaps a little obsessive about windmills.