It is with great sadness I learned the other day that the subject of one of my best Karoo windmill shots in the Karoo had passed away. Exposed to the elements for who knows how many years, rust and metal fatigue got the better of it, and it has since started falling to pieces.
The windmill is a classic icon of the Karoo and every farm has at least one windmill. Luckily Touwsberg has numerous windmills, and I will have to start a new relationship with one of them, and work towards getting another classic shot. Not sure it will be easy. The old windmill above was very photogenic!
Hopefully in the next couple of months I can go visit the spot where it once stood, and possibly even photograph its remains.
Below is a selection of other windmills that I have spotted around the reserve.