Thanks for the critique David.Have you seen the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher? They built quite a reputation for themselves by cataloguing industrial structures of all kinds in a very straightforward way, using large format cameras. Many people like their work very much.
May I suggest that you have made a kind of passport photo here. There's nothing wrong with it at all.
It's a very interesting and unusual structure. On the other hand, there's no context. Perhaps if you stood back a little to show the situation of the windmill, or chose a less confrontational viewpoint... Or perhaps some revealing side-light...
I'd also suggest that in this particular case, the windmill is competing with the stormy sky for attention. And there seems to be some mysterious figure crouching in the middle – axe murderer; monument; fugitive camel?
Let me add that it's very easy to sit in a comfortable chair in a warm room, dishing out advice. I know it's quite different in the field.
We had the privilege of going to see an exhibition of his work, along with some of Ansel Adams'. They might not look impressive in a book or on screen but, when you see them printed to around 8ft long, they are simply awesome!Yes David, I have looked at John Davies, once, when he gave a talk about his work. I have to say, his photographs did absolutely nothing for me...
Thronobulax interesting article on the semi stand development process, which I have heard of with people doing with Rodinal, when they have a film that they are not sure of how it's been shot, thanks.
And there is nothing wrong with showing something as it if is that's the intention. In a book showing the designs of windmills country wide that would be great. However in the original post @Irv_b says he wants to be interesting and unusual, so that would suggest he would prefer something with more pizzazz than a 'record shot'.“He just showed it as it was.”