Sunday, October 31, 2010

Model 27

Challenge-TtV, originally uploaded by William 74.

The Challenge Windmill Company of Batavia, Illinois was one of the Midwest's largest windmill manufacturers, and it's said that something like a third of all windmills in the plains states came from this company.

Batavia is rightfully proud of this history, and has a good collection of vintage, restored windmills on display near the downtown area. This one's a classic Challenge Model 27, one of the company's most popular designs.

I've shot the windmill collection several times, and this particular shot was taken through the viewfinder of one of my Spartus Full-Vue cameras. I've been doing a lot of TtV photography lately. I'll be boring you all with it some more, rest assured!

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