Day 79: Energy boost

A piece of advice for you: if you’re going to try and find something that you’ve spotted through the long end of your zoom lens, be prepared to travel further than expected. I spotted these windmills whilst I was out looking for a shot last week. They didn’t look that far away. They turned out to be twice as tall as I had thought, and almost ten miles from home. They’re pretty new, with the result that they don’t appear on any of maps. Which is why I ended up trekking through woodland to get a decent view of them.

I know that a lot of people don’t like them, but I would rather see a hillside covered in wind farms than pylons and overhead wires. These ones in particular have a very elegant appearance, with the slight curve on the blades.

Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm @ 130mm; ISO 160; F/13; 1/4s. VC off.

Another shot after the jump…

The setting sun created a lovely glow through the mist in the trees on the walk back to the car. It’s surprisingly difficult to photograph scenes like this, but the autumnal colours help to pick out the details.

Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm @ 55mm; ISO 160; F/9; 3 seconds. VC off.


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