Rural landscapes: Wind birds
WIND TURBINES, NEAR PINCHER CREEK, ALBERTA
With the lack of sunshine, I didn’t think I could get very good photos, but was pleasantly surprised with this one, photographed about two hours’ drive south of my home in Calgary, Alberta.
The key (besides utilizing a tripod, of course, to get the composition exactly right) was using a two-stop hard-edge graduated density filter to significantly darken the sky. Without it, this would have been a very bland scene. Nikon D90.
Southwestern Alberta, by the way, is one of the windiest places in Canada, so it’s littered with hundreds of wind turbines. I love seeing how they can be used in photography.
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Great composition Frank, love the track that leads in to the image, and the line of “wind birds” across the horizon. The touch of blue sky on the right really makes the skyline.
Thanks, Adrian. This picture worked out even better than I expected. 🙂
There’s considerably more color than you might have expected on an overcast day. It is an interesting shot. I am glad you shared 🙂
Thanks for the kind words, Kyle. 🙂
That’s a great shot you got there.
Thanks, Rob. And thanks for following this website, too. You rock! 🙂
No problem Frank 😉 Right back at ya!
Beautiful light..and the clouds are the icing on the cake.
Appreciate the kind comment!