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Old Jun 20, 2008, 3:39 PM   #1
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These wind turbines are part of a wind farm located in north central Oregon about 40 miles south of the Columbia River.



The angry sky is included at no charge. The day this photo was taken, we managed to stay about 20 minutes ahead of the storm. It was a dousie!

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Old Jun 20, 2008, 4:49 PM   #2
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That is one angry sky! Where the turbines stoppped because of the storm or did you manage to freeze them with your shot?


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Old Jun 20, 2008, 5:31 PM   #3
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Apparently, you've never seen a wind turbine operating. They only rotate about ten rpm. At that speed you could stop them with a box camera!! Each blade is about 20 feet long. If they rotated any faster, they would self destruct!

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(oops) I didn't answer your question. Yes, these turbines were operating. Out of a field of about fifty of them, I think only two were stopped.
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Old Jun 20, 2008, 9:15 PM   #4
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Ahh your right! I forget just how massive those things are. I keep wanting to compare them to a windmill on a farm. But they are two completely different animals.


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Cal. A very nice shot framed by the turbulent sky.

In the high desert east of Los Angeles there are hundreds of those on both sides of Interstate 10. An otherworldly sight.
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Very impressive!!!
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Cal,

Lovely shot. The contrast of the white trbrines and the dark turbulent sky makes the shot.

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Nice image, Cal. It's amazing you didn't get any lightening in there, too. That sky looks awful angry.

Walter, where on Interstate 10? I haven't been down that way in a while, but don't remember seeing any. I know there are some up north between Stockton and San Francisco.

You don't see them out here in New England much.

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Very nice picture. The contrast between the white and grey is awesome.
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Beautiful composition and color.
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