Improving your photographic knowledge goes beyond knowing the technical stuff. Making images has never been enough for me. I always want to know more about the people and places I'm photographing. Driven by curiosity. I'm convinced that photographers who understand their subjects make better pictures.
Having knowledge and understanding adds depth to your images. It gives you a point of view which you want to show and communicate.
About this image: De MoerenThe polder was drained in the 17th century by the Flemish Renaissance architect, engineer, painter, antiquarian, numismatist and economist, Wenceslas Cobergher, using a network of channels and twenty windmills.
The original wooden mills were later replaced by stone mills that used an Archimedes screw to draw water up and feed it into the drainage channels. The stone mills have now been replaced by modern pumping stations.
I'll be uploading more images taken during this trip. Here is a picture of one of the famous stone mills, which was saved after an extensive renovation project.
It's a fascinating area and well worth a visit.
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