Drone Hill...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...chasing some decent weather to the other side of Scotland.
I rarely photograph man made structures, this is an occasion that just popped up.
There should really be more movement in the rotors but I didn't fancy a 10 stopper in the middle of the road.

Tags: Scotland General Borders Landscape and travel Lowlands

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rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
22 Feb 2014 10:53AM
Good idea Dougie ( didn't want to end up as road kill Wink )

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22 Feb 2014 11:08AM
Soon won't be able to move for the things. I've heard that occasionally, provided wind speed is within a certain narrow band, they even produce some electricity ( those blades sometimes rotate, apparently )... Only it can't be stored.
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
22 Feb 2014 11:20AM
I read somewhere Dougie,
than when these infernal things are built,
they only last for 15 years.
Not long in the grand scheme of things I reckon !!
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
22 Feb 2014 12:39PM
You are love them or hate them, but they for sure make a statement on the landscape, Dougie.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1725 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2014 1:22PM
The turbines are lined up like a guard of honour to watch you drive past.
(I like them, I find them powerful, sculptural. But you can be lynched in these parts for saying that.)
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2014 1:43PM
I've never included a wind turbine in a photograph at all but believe the speed of rotation can be quite deceptive.
I like the perspective here. The road looks like one to attract speedsters . . .
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
22 Feb 2014 2:08PM
Lovely with the repetitions in the image, it is a pity that you cant take a break on the road to get pictures. Almost never possible to stop when it is needed

22 Feb 2014 6:05PM
Well taken, Dougie. It might convert well too.
22 Feb 2014 6:16PM
I saw a few farms from the train the other day and thought they looked quite nice
T think one by itself an eyesore
I do like this image
AnneB50 5 118 18 Scotland
22 Feb 2014 8:44PM
I love all the converging lines, brilliant sky too.

pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2014 9:08PM
In the right place as these are they make a good picture but you were risking life and limbWink
dudler Plus
14 562 1135 England
22 Feb 2014 10:44PM
I reckon there's a lovely panoramic to be had from this picture - the turbines, soem of hte clouds, and not so much road or sky...

That, of course, woudl be a very different picture.

Looks like it might be quite a quiet road much of the time, especially in Scotland. So maybe a tripod and a superfilter woudl be an option.

It's fascinating how much adverse comment wind turbines evoke... Do cooling towers or power lines cause the same hatred? If not, why not?
22 Feb 2014 11:40PM
Yes I was aware of the panorama opportunity, it's not a busy road as I understand because the A road is just a few hundred yards away.
As to the tripod and super filter, I'll let you have a go there first.
The power lines and cooling towers are of course hated too, but it's as ever a personal thing and if you like them, fine by me.
dudler Plus
14 562 1135 England
23 Feb 2014 11:06AM
I believe I own a tripod, though i use it little, for good or ill. The superfilter has yet to come my way...

But if I am ever there, I may have a go!
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
23 Feb 2014 12:04PM
Excellent composition Dougie.
saltireblue Plus
7 7.0k 33 Norway
23 Feb 2014 12:45PM
They look like powerful fans, remotely triggered by passing traffic and blowing them into the waiting trees on the rhs, Dougie!

@John - I think they attract attention as they are relatively new...power stations and pylons have been around so much longer and therefore more accepted.

derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 8:41PM
I am going to be quite controversial and say that I quite like wind turbines although around my part of the world they tend to be well out to sea rather than on land.
I really like your composition and agree that there seems to be lots of pano potential here Dougie.
viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2014 2:32PM
Looks like they were moving well from the look of the sky anyway Dougie.

brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 3:31PM
Even if the majority of Scottish people don't like them - they really can be worthy a second glance. With this sky as bg they really make this landscape special. This is my oppinion. I rather see these than the steam cloud of an atomic power plant.

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