Friday, June 1, 2007

From our window...




One of the reasons we chose our house in Wassenaar was the view onto the Molenplein (roughly translated: windmill square). In this composite photo, you can see the Windlust windmill to the left. In the center of the plein are two large trees (in spring the ground is filled with daffodils; in late spring the trees flower). Right in front of our window is a large tree, from which we can hear the blackbirds and chickadees.

This collage is my first attempt at a "photomerge" ... you can probably tell that I am a photoshop novice. I probably should have adjusted the exposure of each image so that they made a cleaner composite, but I kind of like the "prism" effect and decided to keep it as is.

Check out the other cities participating in June's theme day of "a view from my room:"

Seattle (WA), USA - Manila, Philippines - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Toruń, Poland - Baton Rouge (LA), USA - Seoul, Korea - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Vantaa, Finland - Madison (WI), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - Cleveland (OH), USA - Chicago (IL), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Omaha (NE), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Stockholm, Sweden - Grenoble, France - Lubbock (TX), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Arradon, France - Hyde, UK - Joplin (MO), USA - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Kansas City (MO), USA - Naples (FL), USA - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Manila, Philippines - Sydney, Australia - Stavanger, Norway - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - London, UK - Chandler (AZ), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - Singapore, Singapore - Hamburg, Germany - Sydney, Australia - Tenerife, Spain - Moscow, Russia - Lyon, France - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Villigen, Switzerland - Anderson (SC), USA - Oslo, Norway - Evry, France - Hayle, UK - Mumbai, India - Kitakami, Japan - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Los Angeles (CA), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - La Antigua, Guatemala - Paderborn, Germany - San Diego (CA), USA - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - Madrid, Spain - Lyon, France - Selma (AL), USA - Shanghai, China - Baziège, France - Cologne (NRW), Germany - North Bay (ON), Canada - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Stayton (OR), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Austin (TX), USA - Hong Kong, China - Trier, Germany - Joensuu, Finland - Paris, France - Greenville (SC), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Cork, Ireland - Bastia, France - Vancouver, Canada - Brookville (OH), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Mainz, Germany

13 comments:

Z said...

Oh, how nice to have your "own" windmill to look out onto! I think the prismatic effect works well.

Olivier said...

bravo, beau montage et superbe idee


cheer, beautiful assembly and superb idea

Abraham Lincoln said...

The effect you got is neat. I like the Windmill as something to wake up and see.

Wouldn't it be different if you woke up in my house and looked out the bedroom window? My site shows what you would see.

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Sally said...

I love your view - and congratlations on your first attempt at photoshop. I haven't even started on the first stage - getting it!

don said...

nice shot (mooi plaatje)

Lothiane said...

I like the work you've done on this! :) And what a lovely view, the windmill is so charming!

Greetings from
Oslo, Norway

Keropok Man said...

That's a real windmill right?

Beautiful. We also have a windmill in Singapore, but it's fake, or replica. haha... And the windmill is at this place called Holland Village. (hey, don't laugh!) LOL

Happy Theme Day!

Nathalie said...

You did well in keeping the collage the way it is, it's stimulating and quite beautiful.
I love the windmill of course, it screams Holland!

alice said...

I really like your view and your collage!

RamblingRound said...

You did a good merge job. Nice view, and I really like the windmill.

denton said...

The prism effect is very nice. I like your explanation as well. Personally I would enjoy the trees and flowers the most followed by bird song which you mentioned.

Ben said...

Very nice! Complete with windmill, it's perfect!

Tomate Farcie said...

I like it too! Cool special effects :)