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I was browsing older shots today, and came across this one from 2010. I suspect the thumbnail will not be particularly appealing, but I like the mood and feel of this.
Once your eyes settle an extremely detailed image Nigel. Perhaps a comment on wind farms with those birds passing by unharmed !!!
I like this a lot, I'm still trying to work out why. I guess it's the sense of distance and emptiness.
Thanks Ron and Moira. I have read that birds are killed by these turbines, and I have also read that they are not, so I don't know what to believe. I have no doubt though that anything can be put forward as a "fact" if it supports a particular argument. We live near(ish) to a ten turbine farm. From a visual viewpoint, we do not consider them to be a blot on the landscape (fairly flat farmland). I wouldn't like to see them in the Lake District or North Wales though.
I agree with everything you've said about wind turbines. They are everywhere in Spain and I like to see the hills there covered in them. However, as you say, never in the Highlands, Lake District or Wales. Love this atmospheric image and, once you look in, there's a lot of detail.
PS I don't know whether the arguments for or against them are correct but I'm pleased to see these birds flying by them.
Well I'm in the against camp Nigel, they have started s[routing all over Scotland and I don't like it. Skye is peppered with them, They seem to get the go ahead to build them almost anywhere.
Now back to your image, the birds for me are a good bit in front of the turbines and not in any danger as I see it.
The mood of the image is a delight and the misty light is wonderful. Should look really good on your wall.
Once the eye adjusts to this image - you can really appreciate the quality and detail. It's subtle and minimalist and refreshingly different and I could see this printed very large in a gallery.
Well spotted opportunity Nigel - it says a lot about your photographers eye.
Quote: I like this a lot, I'm still trying to work out why. I guess it's the sense of distance and emptiness.
have to agree
Thank you Ann, Dougie, Chant and Brian for your comments and votes. Big thank you to Dougie for your user award, and Pete for the HC award. The comments and awards have made my day
Dougie, I should have included the Highlands and Skye in my list above. like you, I certainly don't agree with them being sited there. I hope they don't have a negative effect on tourism.
Had to pop back and congratulate you on the HC .
Fully deserved and not in the least bit surprised!
Quote: Well spotted opportunity Nigel - it says a lot about your photographers eye
I know you can't tell from the thumbnail Chant, but he does actually have two ... I've met him, so I know
Nicely done Nigel, has a great graphical quality to it, me likey ... congrats on the HC too!!!
Thank you Chant, Paul, Tom and Jeremy, and thank you again Tom and Jeremy for your User Awards. Much appreciated
Unusual shot, Nigel. Works very well.
A subtle image that works very well. We are in the Highlands and small (5 - 10 turbines) windfarms seem to be popping up everywhere.
Congratulations on the HC award.
Brilliantly subtle...or...subtly brilliant.
Perfect with one bird/turbine so mooody with the mist
Thank you Conrad, Cliff, Bill and Peter. Thanks too Peter for your user award, much appreciated
Very imaginative image Nigel.
Thank you Ron
Really like this Nigel !,like others have said this will look amazing in print and hanging on the wall ,they have just put 24 of those turbines in the sea at Redcar and they are an eye sore (rant over)
ps congrats on the HC and awards
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