Bettys Hope Details Part 2

Sugar Mills, Bettys Hope, Antigua

Sugar Mills, Bettys Hope, Antigua

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Bettys Hope Details Part 2

In the last post we started to look at some of the details of the Bettys Hope windmills.  (click here to learn more about life on a Caribbean Sugar Plantation). We left that post with a view of the entrance into the windmill to where the mechanism for grinding the sugar cane can be found.  As we see in the image above, this appears to be in very good condition and, if there were full sails on the vanes of the windmill, would probably work.  The vanes, though, now consist of just the main strut with no ability to move with the wind.

Sugar Mills, Bettys Hope, Antigua

Sugar Mills, Bettys Hope, Antigua

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The housing at the top of the windmill has a control rod which connects the back of the housing to the ground.  At the end of this rod is a wheel which would have allowed the housing to be turned to better catch the wind and grind the sugar cane more efficiently.   The rod and wheel are still there, as can be seen below, although as with the rest of the windmill, this is no longer operable.

Sugar Mills, Bettys Hope, Antigua

Sugar Mills, Bettys Hope, Antigua

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10 Comments

  1. These are awesome images Mark. The textures and tones are killer especially in the first image.

  2. These are fantastic Mark. I love your decision of getting in tight with these images. Just fabulous.

  3. Pretty cool shots, very interesting, love the first one

  4. Excellent shot, Mark. Really digging these and the detail they are showing. Good stuff.

  5. What a terrific conclusion to this series, Mark! I just can’t get enough of the great textures and details you’ve brought to life, not just with your compositions but also with your processing. Really sympathetic to the subject matter, really well done!

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