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Morning Mist

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 3 April 2009 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

A photo from an offshore windfarm in the Irish Sea in NW England.

It's difficult to get a real idea of the vast scale of these turbines from this particular photo - they are 3MW generating capacity and about 120 meters tall (quite a bit taller than Big Ben on the Houses of Parliament in London)

NIKON D40 1/200 second F/7.1 ISO 200 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

MAGNIFIQUE IMAGE ***************************

3 Apr 2009 5:19am

@Jean-François: Thanks Jean-François!

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful composition Very beautiful photograph

3 Apr 2009 5:41am

@Didier DE ZAN: Thanks Didier! from Wemmel, Belgium

Beautifull minimalistic image ... well done!

3 Apr 2009 5:55am Thanks very much!

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

Wow! I`ve never seen a windmill on water.. The image is so clean and light... Great!

3 Apr 2009 6:29am

@Nataly: Thanks Nataly!

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Congratulations on your first professional booking - and what a unique and amazing series of images (I watch your Flikr account). You must have loved the unbelievable still waters and low mist - it really makes these things look like something from a sci-fi movie set. Would love to hear more about how it all came about?

3 Apr 2009 8:14am

@IanSmith: Thanks Ian....I've been using Flickr for about a year and use it to experiment a little more than I do here at Aminus3. The opportunity to take these photos at the offshore windfarm came about after I took some interesting photos of cockle fishermen at work on the sands of Morecambe Bay about a year ago. As a thank you to the guys for letting me photograph them at work I sent a set of the images to their office. The owner of that company also owns a company called Wildcat Marine which provides personnel transfer vessels to windfarms and he asked me if I'd be interested in doing a bit more photography for him. I was very lucky with the weather and the light which was perfect for photography and I had a really great time. The guys on the 2 boats that we used looked after me really well and I'm absolutely delighted with the photos I took. Actually I'm trying to appear cool and professional about it but it was a dream assignment and I didn't stop smiling the whole time!

MARIE from Australia

This is such a great photo, great job.

3 Apr 2009 8:55am

Philip from Joburg, South Africa

I saw one on my trip to the Netherlands they are massive great shot :)

3 Apr 2009 9:40am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

beautiful photo - love the repetition of the yellow in the boat and the yellow on the turbine

3 Apr 2009 10:38am

Jim (365,000 words) from Hunnebostrand, Sweden

There is almost a surreal look and the sense of scale is lost between all the elements, which makes it an even more interesting shot. Very well done.

3 Apr 2009 11:51am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Impressive. I find these to be wonderful subjects. This is outstanding.

3 Apr 2009 11:59am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Such a beautiful simplicity, Ian. I love this frame...a fave at VFXY.

3 Apr 2009 12:37pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

wow, we have windfarms here, however, I've never seen one in the water! beautiful capture!

3 Apr 2009 1:34pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

These are graceful land/sea sculptures, far nicer looking than oil platforms. You have taken a really nice shot of this one. I notice the nearby boat is dwarfed by its size.

3 Apr 2009 1:40pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Your trademarks are all here: fine attention to detail in the composition, a broad, soft expanse of space dominated by a few, elegant spare elements. The boat inthe background is just captivating.

3 Apr 2009 2:04pm

Marie LC from France

Très jolie photo très épurée aux couleurs très douces. Le reflet de l'éolienne est très bien vu

3 Apr 2009 2:32pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

MArvelous capture

3 Apr 2009 3:58pm

Frida from Sweden

Hi Ian, this is a super composition so simple and yet so good. I like the orange detail as the "color" in the picture. Very well captured!

3 Apr 2009 9:44pm

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Impressive image... like that the boat has the similar color to the windmill.
Great composition.

4 Apr 2009 5:10am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

I particularly like the reflection and the wash from the boat on the otherwise dead calm sea. One slight point, you'd have thought whoever erected the turbine would have planted it upright. It's definitely listing a little ;)

4 Apr 2009 8:48am

@Mike: Thanks for that Mike....well spotted! I've now straightened it and uploaded the amended version. It should lokk ok now?

daina from New York, United States

Delicate and nuanced color and the water movement gives it a momentum that reads so differently than many “peaceful” images and the spot color is surprising – lovely image.

4 Apr 2009 4:13pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Love it!!!

6 Apr 2009 7:20am

Paolo from Udine, Italy

surrealistic, spectacular, I love the absence of the horizon

6 Apr 2009 4:16pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Congratulations on the've managed to make wind turbines look visually stunning and mean feat in itself...congrats again!

13 Apr 2009 8:04am

1/200 second
ISO 200
24 mm (35mm equiv.)