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Lake and wind turbines

By Lakkou  
Thank you for looking.

While taking photos of this landscape I did not notice that there was a fog, it was raining so I used a bag of freezing to protect my camera, is this the source of this fog in the middle of the photo? is it considered as a fault?

Tags: Wind turbines Landscape and travel

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Robert51 13 7 127 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2018 8:28AM
This looks like low cloud to me as the bottom of the image is clear. It's strange how many things we miss in a shot until we get them on screen. I have to admit I'm not a great lover of wind turbines in our landscape.
Toobi_Won 10 77 8 England
19 Jan 2018 10:51AM
Get rid of the b*****y bird mincers!
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.1k 2476 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2018 1:08PM
At the risk of a public lynching, I look across our valley to a line of wind turbines and I love them. They are sculptural, elegant and a constant reminder of the power of nature.

OK, your question first. I don't think the haze was caused by your use of a plastic bag. It looks to me as though it follows the lie of the land. It's clinging to the hillside, from the crest of that little hill and beyond. And the sky matches. And I would imagine that this wasn't fog as such, but simply the effect of looking through distant rain merging into low cloud. It creates a sort of veil.

Two points jumped out when I opened this. The turbines seem to tilt rather alarmingly; and the water is overexposed because of light bouncing off it - particularly on the right.

I've uploaded a suggested rotation to straighten the turbines, and then a suggested crop to get rid of a chunk of the water. I also did some very gentle dodging of highlights, burning of shadows, on the foreground to give a more 3-dimensional look. I really like the atmosphere, the difference between here and there.
banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4282 Canada
19 Jan 2018 2:27PM
If I read this correctly, you used a freezer bag? This is usually quite a heavy plastic, at least heavier than the average plastic bag.

So it likely a bit too heavy. Yiu have discovered though how to make a diffusion filter for your camera! The misty area may be the light being diffused (spread out) by the plastic. This will lower contrast and soften the area. Ive added contrast here in the mod

Next time, leave a hole for the lens to look through. So its only a fault if you did not want that effect. Otherwise you can be considered a genius!

Like Moira, I think these are quite amazing structures, and are a testament to out will to survive on this planet.

It does need to be rotated to get it level, and Ive also uploaded a mod.


mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.1k 2476 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2018 2:57PM
Ah, I assumed that you used the freezer bag to protect the camera body, to shelter the lens not to enclose it! A bit like this - I use something similar. If the plastic is in front of the lens then yes, it will create a filter effect!

Either way, I like the result. I might even try it...
Toobi_Won 10 77 8 England
19 Jan 2018 4:17PM

Quote:At the risk of a public lynching, I look across our valley to a line of wind turbines and I love them. They are sculptural, elegant and a constant reminder of the power of nature.

Eco crucifixes, Moira.
They destroy wildlife and the grounds they are built on, how many thousands of tons of concrete have been poured into their foundations, usually in high peat areas, a finite resource, altering drainage patterns , leading to flooding, etc. How many miles of access roads have been built to service these inefficient eyesores, that only work, of a fashion, when the wind blows at certain speeds? Just wait until the first real cold spell with a blocking anticyclone over the UK (no wind and not enough conventional backup, because they made CO2 so had to go) power cuts will be the least of it. Those with smart meters will discover, to their cost, the real reason for the push to have them installed.. The only thing that these things generate are subsidies for the companies who own them and those whose land they pollute all paid for by the hike in our energy bills and they have further to go yet! I know a little bit about these things having spent 30 years as a power station control engineer.

dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1894 England
19 Jan 2018 6:05PM
The question is whether the freezer bag was over the lens... If not, it is unlikely to have caused the fog, though water or condensation on the lens might have done.

However, if you kept the camera in the bag, took it out to shoot, and then put it back in the bag, condensation on the lens is a very likely cause. So - did you use it like the camera cover Moira linked to, or as a bag to keep everything in except when shooting?

As to wind trubines... I'm with Moira. Conventional power stations involve quite a bit of concrete... And carbon dioxide is kiling us. Renewable energy is the shape of the future, I suspect, and is, at present, in the earlier stages of development. Conventional power stations are 150-odd years in.

And, of course, we can all help by using less electricity.
Lakkou 4 Tunisia
20 Jan 2018 10:18AM
Thank you all for your comments and mods,

Actually I did a small hole on the bac k of the bag but I can not say if there was a portion who covered the lens or not as I moved it many times.

I will try some other shots when it's not raining to see if this effect is not made by the freezer bag.

I did the same mod of Moira (rotation).

Wind turbines some people like it others not, I like it because I believe that everything has a side effect so I assume the side effect of these turbines. in another hand I believe that they are interesting structures for photography.


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