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19 Apr 2021 10:07AM
Fine mono Kath, looks very peaceful,
DaveRyder Plus
7 5.5k 9 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2021 10:12AM

Some people really hate them.

I think I'm in that camp, a blight on the landscape (tidal power much better).

However, they do add to the rather well, very nice B&W landscape.
(but I'm not changing my view....)

Also like how you've developed the sky.
19 Apr 2021 10:20AM
excellent tonal work again.. love the velvety blacks
did you know that more than half a million birds are killed by wind turbines every year ... painting one fin black can reduce bird deaths by over 70%.
19 Apr 2021 10:33AM
Dramatic view Kath, your B/W work is very intense great shot...Alan
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1861 England
19 Apr 2021 10:41AM
I've always rather liked these stately and elegant constructions, and I've been up close to a couple - including a massive one near Reading and the M4 in a very high wind. It was scary standing immediately under the blades, but even then, not terribly noisy. In no case did I see the piles of birds that the Jeremy Clarksons of the world assure me are to be found by every wind turbine!

Rather nicer to see than places like Drax... and there is some sort of irony in the way people driving past the Lake District on the M6 complain about turbines spoiling the landscape...

And I love your tones here!
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2021 10:55AM
I've grown used to the turbines now and appreciate their place in saving the planet but I've noted Leo's comment re the bird deaths. If they were painted black they would look worse I think but that doesn't help the birds!
Excellent panorama Kath.
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
19 Apr 2021 10:56AM
Dramatic Kath, with lovely deep tones and reflections. That sky is really something else!!!

19 Apr 2021 10:58AM
Excellent mono reflections and a wonderful sky...Lin
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1861 England
19 Apr 2021 11:19AM
It's easy to speculate, and lots of people do. What we really need is someone who lives near a wind turbine and spends time watching it and the local bird population. Think of the number of species we've lost through the disruption caused by fossil fuel extraction and use... And the fish affected by large tidal schemes (though not all tidal power involves damming rivers and creating lagoons, of course).
19 Apr 2021 11:19AM
A fine mono here Kath. We have them behind us here, you get used to them. Lovely reflections here, the windmills look like daleks striding along the skyline.

Dave 🙂
19 Apr 2021 11:54AM
Great mono capture, I'd rather like these elegant sculptural structures, and you do get used to them ,much better than coal mines and slag heaps, and great power stations.
20 Apr 2021 1:42AM
I am not aware of bird deaths because of them. No more than airplanes have killed birds. We need to do something or they, along with us won't be able to breathe.
capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2021 7:03AM
The triffids are coming.Smile
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2021 7:29AM
Morning all! Well I did place lots of comments and clicks before Ivor's The Day of the Triffids happened on Ephoto!

My comments on here were lost but basically...

Man should never have eaten that apple! It's where it all went wrong! Whether it's wind turbines, tidal barrage, nuclear or the dreaded fossil fuel, we are always in a race for power in every sense of the word!

Personally I would rather have wind turbines and tidal than another Chernobyl or Fukushima, one fire and another Tsunami. Man's creations wrecked by Nature at a terrible environmental price!

Thank you to all who have commented and voted on the image, very much appreciate it and as always, healthy discussion!

Thanks and be safe.
gpimages Plus
10 66 2 England
20 Apr 2021 7:39AM
The landscape as it is Kath. I find that I am drawn to the small white house on the far shore as much if not more than the turbines.
Graham Wink
clevercloggs Plus
17 251 15 Netherlands
20 Apr 2021 7:39AM
great panoramic shot... i like that it takes a bit before you see the house in the centre of the frame and then you realise the scale of it all.
The clouds came out nice too.
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2021 7:42AM
Thanks Graham and Robert! Much appreciated.

dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1861 England
20 Apr 2021 7:58AM
I have a feeling that the triffids confiscated my UA yesterday. Have another for the aesthetics of the picture. And I possibly need to add, on the ecological side of things, that I switched my electricity supplier to a smallish English firm that keeps planting wind turbines, several years ago now.
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2021 8:13AM
Thank you so much for your award John! I saw it and then it went! Do you think all our Wind and Water blew the EPZ fuses?WinkWinkWink

Take care and you will like today's image!

20 Apr 2021 9:05AM
Smashing shot, Kath and in excellent light.

cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2021 9:08AM
Thank you John!

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
20 Apr 2021 12:10PM
Well, I like 'em, they're far more photogenic than pylons! 😃 A lovely panoramic capture here, Kath 👍
Trev 😀
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
20 Apr 2021 2:48PM
A great image Kath !!
We have them here too.
The real negative to them here is that they kill resale values on the houses that they are in the sightline of.
There are a couple of developments about eight miles from my house, where it feels as if the windmills are in their back yard.
The owners of those houses, when they go to sell, find that they can't give their houses away because of that.
(A couple who own one of those houses are friends of mine. The devaluation of their house has just about canceled their retirement plan to sell and move to Florida.)
I like them for what they do as far as producing non-impactful energy.

cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2021 4:03PM
Thank you for the comments and clicks Trev and Glenn and also your award Glenn.

Sorry they have affected your friend's house price. They must be close. Here they tend to be on the moors or out at sea. Think we are used to the sight of them and I like the ecological value of them.

Take care both.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2021 4:28PM
Excellent panoramic composition, love those beautiful reflections...
Isabel GrinGrin
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2021 6:16PM
Thank you for your comment and the click Isabel!Smile

21 Apr 2021 12:03AM
Stunning mono. Absolutely love the reflection.
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2021 12:31AM
Thank you Nathan. Hope you're good.


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