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Wooden Windmill


Most wooden windmills have been replaced by the modern metal versions; so I was thrilled to see this one in New Mexico.  We were traveling home along the long stretch of Highway 87 between Raton, New Mexico and Dalhart, Texas.  The scenery consists of what I call rolling plains and lots of sky.  The sky was full of storm clouds and I could see lightening every once in a while.  I was practicing with my 70-300 telephoto lens when I spotted the windmill.  I took advantage of the few minutes I had to capture the photo.  It’s not as sharp and crisp as I prefer; but I decided to share it anyway.  It’s not everyday that you spot a wooden windmill.  The next time I travel this highway, I plan to make time to stop and take another photo.

Monochrome Madness Challenge

“Wooden Windmill (MM)” is my entry for his week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge.      You can join the Monochrome Madness challenge and see more entries over at Leanne Cole Photography. You can view my other Monochrome Madness Challenge entries by clicking on Monochrome Madness.



4 thoughts on “Wooden Windmill

    • Unfortunately, the windmill was quiet a ways from the highway. I only had a few minutes to get the photo; so I just took a quick shot. We will be back that direction & I will be better prepared. Hopefully it won’t be storming then, also.

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