Title: Batavia: The Windmill City

Top Photo:
Capture Date/Time: March 19 2006 12:29
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 24mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/8 - 1/250 sec
ISO: 100
Flash: None

Bottom Photo:
Capture Date/Time: March 19 2006 12:30
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 17mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/9 - 1/320 sec
ISO: 100
Flash: None

The town of Batavia, IL is known for manufacturing windmills until the 1940s. This giant windmill stands in one of their parks along the Fox River.

8 commentsAdd yours

03.19.06/11:16 PM Dennis Rogers said:

I love these old windmills. Always great subject matter for pictures. You caught these when the light was perfect and that sky is just awesome!

03.20.06/05:33 AM Ana said:

Perfect sky for a backdrop. I don't think I've ever seen one of these in person before. I may have to saunter over that way.

03.20.06/11:45 AM Peter said:

pic #1 is so 'powerful'... awesome!!

03.20.06/07:30 PM cristinamarie said:

Almost looks stormy in the first photo. I've never seen a sky that looks green before. Wait, I have. That was when I thought the world was going to collapse. Right.

03.21.06/08:07 AM MikesRightBrain said:

Cool shots, Archie. I forgot about the windmills here. I ran along the jogging path near these once.

03.22.06/11:29 AM Meredith said:

Really fabulous set...love the color and the dramatic sky.

03.25.06/03:29 PM mich said:

I love this shot, great mood

03.28.06/10:16 AM Jorge said:

Very cool shots indeed! heh, we must have similar tastes, because I was at that same exact spot, shooting the week before.