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Some people don't like these things, so thought I'd do a shot that makes them look quite intimidating and oppressive.

What better than to get one that's really dominant in the foreground, as tall as the image, then have an army of them marching behind.

the sun to the left and the distant clouds made this shot for me really.

sometimes you sit back and think - yeah, that one works

this is one of them

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:70-200 f2.8 L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Ovenden Attacks
Username:ade_mcfade ade_mcfade
Uploaded:17 Nov 2008 - 8:44 PM
Tags:Architecture, Halifax, Landscape / travel, Ovenden moor, Wind farm, Wind turbine
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woodrow
woodrow  7153 forum posts Scotland
17 Nov 2008 - 8:57 PM

colour fest or not! lol the toned/mono image works for me, a stark/different composition - good work

rgds

Paul

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HarryStan
HarryStan  950 forum posts Australia
17 Nov 2008 - 8:59 PM

Prefer this one Ade...good comp & tones

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edrhodes
edrhodes  9521 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2008 - 9:05 PM

Brilliant, good to see a different take here. I've seen many from here(including myself) but none like this, well seen.

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2008 - 9:11 PM

Version one for me Ade, I'm with Mr Rhodes...it's different. Love the hint of light on the left side of each turbine
Mike

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fatherpie
fatherpie  6 England12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2008 - 9:11 PM

I agree ... I can see these from my doorstep too (if I stand on tiptoe and it's a clear day)
Dave

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comma
comma  6101 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2008 - 9:39 PM

The first version works really really well and achieves what you set out to do, superb work. The second version doesn't have the same edge, although it is still a great image.

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sitan1
sitan1  6514 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 - 9:44 PM

I like both versions, they are both great shots with there own qualities.
Simon

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EamonnM
EamonnM  5 Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2008 - 9:49 PM

I really like the colour, tones and crop of the 1V, well captured
Eamonn

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challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2008 - 9:52 PM

Shew...Excellent!

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Gary_Macleod
17 Nov 2008 - 10:04 PM

fantastic work..V1 for me

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014844 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2008 - 10:10 PM

cheers folks - you've restored my faith in the world Smile

I geuss the people who would love the second shot have not looked at the first cause the thumbnail would not be colourful enough Wink

Lots of comments too - often says a lot when that happens Wink

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Barrynic
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17 Nov 2008 - 10:14 PM

V1 is a good original take on these modern monoliths. Smile
Barry

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heffalump
heffalump  6 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 - 10:29 PM

I'm one of the people who don't like these things, but I do like this picture (Version 1). It all works!

Chris

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2008 - 10:34 PM

I like them both for different reasons. I like the side lighting and mood (menace?) of 1, and the colours in the sky on 2.

Nigel

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JamesBurns
17 Nov 2008 - 11:21 PM

Sometimes mate, you're just a bit of a ****ing cynic, aren't you? Wink

I like it.
But then, I'm just a miserable **** at heart.
Grin

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pmorgan
pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2008 - 12:18 AM

Something very "Big Brotherish" about V1, and I don't mean that sh*t on TV! Kind of superior race if you know what I mean!

V2 is very pretty too Wink

Rgds
Paul

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8799 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1615 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2008 - 12:34 AM

I like the horizontal lines in the clouds with the vertical turbines against them, the composition of the turbines, almost in pairs, and the fact that they are all different sizes.

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DebbieBMP
DebbieBMP  533 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2008 - 8:18 AM

Great images both are brilliant - I like windfarms I think they add to our landscapes and are eco friendly hopefully Smile

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davart
davart  9 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2008 - 10:41 AM

Great pics Ade. First one is the best, with that brooding, menacing atmosphere. The limited colour palette works really well.

Dav.

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JohnParminter
18 Nov 2008 - 4:34 PM

I personally like them, when I look out my living room window I can get an instant indication of which way the wind is blowing, if at all...and that's from an engineer that has worked in every fossil fuel and Nuclear power industry there is. Smile
John
V1 for me Ade, not keen on the sky colour or out of focus image of V2

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ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014844 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2008 - 5:25 PM


Quote: out of focus image of V2

it may not have been sharpened after resize as I rushed it as a joke, but it's certainly not out of focus!!!!

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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
18 Nov 2008 - 5:29 PM

grand work!

Jouko

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Sandgrouse
Sandgrouse e2 Member 7407 forum postsSandgrouse vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2008 - 5:51 PM

Stunning work, really like V1
Rick

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monkeygrip
19 Nov 2008 - 5:19 PM

V1 is stunning love it.Stu

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steve allsopp
24 Nov 2008 - 11:42 PM

excellent work ade,
cheers

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2008 - 12:30 PM

love the moodiness of v1.lesley

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elkiebrooks
1 Dec 2008 - 12:00 PM

Prefer the 1st image. A lot more dramatic and it "feels" more real. The 2nd image is slightly over saturated.

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2008 - 12:31 PM

Gobsmacked this did'nt get a Pete Award so you'll just have to make do with mine. I don't care for V2 at all but V1 is certainly the best turbine shot I've seen in a long while.

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mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
1 Dec 2008 - 12:34 PM

Definitely the mono-ish shot for me (1). Far more interesting. The dark, brooding sky, the impression of cyclopean eyes all staring towards the horizon behind the point of view, and the good motion-blur on the blades all work together very well.

The brightly coloured one is, by comparison, just a photo of some wind turbines.

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Big Bri
Big Bri  1315605 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 - 1:44 PM

I like them both. The colours on the 2nd one are "nice", but the composition of the 1st wins for me

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Morpyre
Morpyre e2 Member 91622 forum postsMorpyre vcard Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2008 - 11:11 PM

there is no doubt - V1 is the best - it is outstanding, original, powerful, thought provoking and makes the viewer want to hang around and study it for a good length of time. V2 though good does nothing for me and makes me think of all the other sunset saturated bright coloured landscape shots that everyone flood the galleries day in day out. i love something original and different and V1 fills my needs 100% - the type of shot that should be getting the EC's, HC's and user awards - not the done to death style like V2.
if i took up landscape photography i would aim to achieve a V1 type image any time any day.

i hope i havent caused any offense, none at all was meant by my words and now i will shut up because i am waffling Grin

peter "morpyre" turner

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angej
angej  9477 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 - 1:37 PM

V1 is outstanding and achieves what you set out to achieve Ade.

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Quote: Quote:out of focus image of V2it may not have been sharpened after resize as I rushed it as a joke, but it's certainly not out of focus!!!!

I stand corrected Ade, should have read 'unsharp image of V2'.
Smile
John

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Melcatfish
16 Dec 2008 - 10:45 AM

Version two is a nice photo but version one is jam packed with mood, menace and feeling.

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jken
jken  81672 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2008 - 4:50 PM

Prefer #1 Ade.

jk

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