Friday, September 24, 2010

09/14/10 Winds of Change

Harvest time at this local
wind farm near Camp Grove, IL

Over the last two weeks I've visited local wind farms east of Bradford, IL and near Camp Grove, IL. I ended up with a few stellar photos to my liking. I don't know why some people are such downers on wind energy. Heck, some can't even stand to even see them in the horizon. I'm not one of those people though and enjoy photographing these wind farms whenever I have some down-time. Anyhow, since it's "harvest time" I figured it was a perfect opportunity to get into these Illinois farm fields and right up next to these wind turbines. These wind farms can be quite photogenic on a daily basis if your passionate about photography. I've posted many photos below:

One of my favorite shots!
Wind power at work along this Illinois prairie
Harvested farm field (perspective shot)
Soy beans (foreground) providing a
spectacular fall landscape

On the road to renewable energy...
Farm field showing tell-tale signs
of the recent change in season

Hard to believe I took this shot here in Illinois...

Here I took two photos that were just average, but look at the results you can gain by goin' black & white. I rarely do any black & white photos, but here are a couple that can also be compared to the original "color" photo.

Original photo, but while taking this photo I pondered
what this would look like in black & white...

That's "old-school"!
An awesome original photograph...
Made even better!
One last portrait shot of the wind farm

That's all for my wind farm photos over the last couple of weeks. I'm hoping to post fall foliage photos again this year. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for that future post here on my blog.