8th April 2007
Now I’m going to surprise some of you now..... I actually think wind farms are great.
I know a lot of people hate them with a passion but I think they are a lot more beautiful than a coal fired power station.
I also think that although they are unlikely to be the whole solution, They are a step towards dealing with the awful mess our addiction to fossil fuels has got us all into.
Lambrigg is not far from a spot where I spent a lot of time as a boy and it is this type of landscape that sparked my interest in wild places. It’s a place full of wind and weather in the raw so the idea of harvesting that bounty makes perfect sense to me.
The long exposure in the infrared spectrum allowed the clouds to sweep through the picture while a shorter exposure was blended in to clearly show the rotor blades.
While standing in such a spot, our eyes can quite naturally see the motion of the clouds but also discern the shape of the blades as the rotate. This is something that a single exposure is incapable of doing.
Such manipulation as mixing time frames in a picture is controversial amongst photographers but such photographers probably don’t like wind farms either.
I’m sure they’ll get over it eventually.