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Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
19 May 2011 6:29AM
These things are huge, at least the ones we seen in California. You can climb up inside the center of them. Nice shot...........Sandy
fatherpie 12 18 12 England
19 May 2011 7:08AM
Love the composition and great tones. Do agree with you though that a little bit of blur in the blades would really enhance the shot.
Dave
Richsr 13 91 223 England
19 May 2011 7:12AM
Great moody sky Dougie, just need the movment on the blades.
Was certainly windy last week in Skye.
Regards Richard.
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 7:35AM
As I live in the most green part of Germany, with the first green County Minister ever, I am not against these blades. I am against atomic power stations.
You captured this windfarm nicely, the windmills make a great subject against a sky like this.
Johanna
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
19 May 2011 8:16AM
A new " Wall " Dougie. Ron.
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 8:36AM
Moody skies are super. I have to say I quite like them.
Ann
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2380 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 8:50AM
Part of our landscape, Dougie, and a lot less menacing than having a nuclear plant next door. I find these rather majestic, sculptural, and a testimony to the power of nature.
As a footnote to Johanna's comment, we have close links with Schleswig-Holstein, which sources a third of its power from wind and is on target for 50%. There, turbines are held in trust for the local community, who get their electricity cheaply and share in the profits from the excess that is sold to the national grid. Villages are queueing up to have their own turbine. The approach is much less corporate, more community-related, and it works.
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 9:11AM
The pov and composition do rather suggest an approaching fighter squadron as in something like Aces High - a powerful image indeed against the threatening sky.
It's extremely windy here today but the only wind farm (more of a smallholding really) is five miles downwind of us Smile
Regards
Bill
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
19 May 2011 10:41AM
I like the way you have left very little ground but just enough to base them, Dougie: they are a bit of a blot on the landscape but looks like they are here to stay, and in ever increasing numbers.
Ronnie.
fraser 17 631 14 Scotland
19 May 2011 10:46AM
Whether I like them or not depends on where they're placed. They can look majestic where the landscape's a blasted wilderness, but they can't half spoil the view in some places.

Which one is this Dougie - has the look ofr my local windfarm at Whitelee?

Fraser
danbrann 16 640 17
19 May 2011 11:43AM
I have a touch of wind myself today Dougieand I feel about as moody as that sky.
dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 3:21PM
Looks so good against moody sky Dougie, and another impressive landscape image.
regards
Yung
JouŠo 16 56 Finland
19 May 2011 6:13PM
Quite a dramatic view, Dougie......

Jouko
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
19 May 2011 7:09PM
Great to see a different composition of windmills(and dramatic also), they are very common these days and growing in numbers also

Peter
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 9:08PM
Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you - superb picture Smile hope you had a great day Dougie
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 38 Wales
19 May 2011 10:53PM
Lovely, dramatic image. As you say a tiny bit of blur would be good but it still works really well as taken imho.
Alun
PhillipMinnis 10 94 4 Australia
20 May 2011 5:36AM
Yes, these things are a real worry! The Government, here, in Australia, is bending over itself to erect hundreds of these things everywhere. Many farmers and communities are complaining about them! It appears that the cost far outweighs the benefits of them!

Nicely captured!


Cheers

Phil
johnjrp 17 432 5 Australia
20 May 2011 6:54AM
Love the sky Doug and the insect like turbines. John
Alan_Coles 15 178 11 Wales
20 May 2011 7:14AM
Great combination with the stark figurine like turbines and that rather moody sky Dougie. Like the pylons I am one that will never get use to them I'm sorry although I don't think they look as ugly as the pylons.

I like the idea of harnessing the natural resources to provide power but think they should be putting more research into tidal and wave power to provide it...I have seen a project (in the menai strait I think?) where they have the turbines running underwater gathering power. Also when I was working one company from Scotland (called Ocean Power Delivery I think?) were developing a snake like structure that gathered energy from waves - I think they went under through lack of investment though.

PS Happy belated birthday greetings to you - if what Anne is says is correct Smile
20 May 2011 7:43AM
Another year older Alan, Ann's quite right.
20 May 2011 10:57PM
Like this. Been meaning to go out and take some off the turbines near Goole so this has just given me the inspiration to do so. The movement of the blades would make this great!
Baz72 12 30 Scotland
21 May 2011 9:47AM
Like this one Dougie...love the moody sky.
Brian.
andy210966 13 4 119 Wales
22 May 2011 8:41AM
A fine dramatic scene Dougie!

Andy
Portknockie 16 48 Scotland
22 May 2011 4:15PM
I like it Dougie....you can feel the wind from here....

Don
rhousham 13 435 United Kingdom
27 May 2011 9:06AM
Great picture, I love the backdrop of the clouds.
Richard
Caledonia 14 2 Scotland
21 Jun 2011 11:14PM
Skeletal ballerinas dancing across the moors! I love it!
Marie

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