This image was inspired by a comment I made in relation to my last blog post on windmills.

Dark and Foreboding

18 Comments CherryPie on Jan 3rd 2011

18 Responses to “Windmills – Part 2”

  1. I love the effect!

  2. Claude says:

    A bit ominous…

    • CherryPie says:

      The original photo reminded me of ‘Dark Satanic Mills’ and the industrial revolution and the the cotton mills in Lancashire. Which just cried out for a bit of photo manipulation to express the thought :-)

  3. Don Quiscottie says:


    Oh, So trying to comment with the word above, I get told “your comment was a bit too short please go back and try again”. Weird, but ok, here goes:

    Horribly horrific

  4. Ruth says:

    Happy New Year Cherie.
    Great photo :-)

  5. jameshigham says:

    … which of course related to the one some posts before, which was a comment on the one on Dec 15th.

  6. kath says:

    I have no idea whether there are any windmills in SOmerset, you have made me want to find out now :-D
    Happy new Year Cherie x

  7. Chrissy says:

    This looks like painting, I love it :-)

  8. Great photo. Great work!

  9. Janice says:

    Oh Cherie… the processing is awesome on this delightful windmill- absolutely love it!
    I’m working with HDR imaging and next few posts will show my attempts at accomplishing this :)

    • CherryPie says:

      I am so glad you like it :-) The original was almost a silhouette against a plain sky. When I played around with it in Corel Painter it picked out details in the sky not seen in the original photo. I got a more colourful but less dramatic version but I liked the darkness and contrast of this one more :-)

      I am looking forward to seeing your HDR posts, it is something I have not tried.