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Kinderdijk Dutch Windmill © Roderik van Nispen - www.fotograaf.org by Roderik van Nispen

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Nowhere in the world you will find as many windmills as near (the Dutch village) Kinderdijk. Around 1740 no less than 19 sturdy mills were built here. They have been well preserved to the present day.
The mills drain the excess water from the Alblasserwaard polders - which are situated below sea-level - after which the water is sluiced into the river Lek (the Rijn).
The powerful mill sails serve to transmit the force of the wind on to large paddle-wheels which scoop up the water. Nowadays power-driven pumping engines do the job, including one of the largest water screw pumping-stations in Western Europe.

In 1997 the mills of Kinderdijk were put on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. A brief description states:

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GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.1.0160 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 3519 megapixels (108684 x 32380 pixels)
Input images: 171 (19 columns by 9 rows)
Field of view: 171.8 degrees wide by 51.2 degrees high (top=37.6, bottom=-13.6)
Settings:
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.00169 c2=-0.00939
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model: NIKON D800
Image size: 7360x4912 (36.2 megapixels)
Capture time: 2013-01-16 10:01:19 - 2013-01-16 10:17:22
Aperture: f/14
Exposure time: 0.0125
ISO: 160
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 200.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 23.9 to 37.3 percent
Vertical overlap: 29.2 to 33.8 percent
Computer stats: 16384 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 33:45 (12 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 4:31, Projection: 7:31, Blending: 21:44
(Preview finished in 19:14)

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