Posted on Aug.04, 2010, under Michigan

Stover Windmill - Greenfield Village

(Nikon D700, 70-300mm at 270mm, ISO 250, Exposure 1/2000 sec @f/5.6)

The image above shows a Stover Windmill which is on permanent display at Michigan’s Greenfield Village. The Village was created by Henry Ford as a place to showcase American industrial achievements. I was visiting the Village to attend their annual ‘Motor Muster’. I’ve been to the Village several times and I have always liked the look of this windmill. It is quite large and I think it looks nice against a blue sky.

The windmill itself was manufactured by the Stover Manufacturing & Engine Company. The company was started in the 1860’s by Daniel C. Stover who invented and manufactured machinery of various kinds. At one point the company was a supplier to Sears Roebuck & Company. The company shut down in 1942

Processing of the image was minimal. As you can see from the original image below, the main change was to create a square crop focusing on the blades of the windmill.

Stover Windmill - As Shot

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One Comment

  • yvonne says:
    and the museum is another gem! i especially love the evolution of the camper section. love your photos and perspective! thank you for sharing!

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