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Wind Turbine & Boat

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 4 April 2009 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

I'm showing a series of photos for the next week or so that I took for a fantastic UK company called 'Wildcat Marine' who specialise in providing personnel transfer vessels to windfarms and other offshore operations.

The photos were taken at an offshore windfarm in the Irish Sea off Barrow in NW England.

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

The boat that is docked up against the turbine is Wildcat Marine's purpose designed 11m long catamaran.

NIKON D40 1/320 second F/7.1 ISO 200 45 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

cette énergie est notre avenir !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 Apr 2009 6:10am

Marie LC from France

Toute aussi excellente que la précédente

4 Apr 2009 6:35am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

It's nice that you've landed yourself some work and I'm looking forward to seeing more of the set. I've been given the job of photographing an album cover which I'm looking forward to. It feels good to be taking photos for a purpose other than just personal enjoyment. It's interesting how different people see things differently and frame things differently. With your photo, applying rules of thirds I'd have put the windmill/turbine further over to the left of the frame. For Wildcat Marine this may have worked very well as it would have left a large amount of space to the right of the frame which could be useful for adding text.... Ideal for an advertising poster. Tell me to shut up if I'm talking utter rubbish :)

4 Apr 2009 8:42am

@Mike: Mike, it's literally only in the last 3 or 4 months that photographic composition has become an instinctive thing for me so I'm not yet at the point where I'm thinking about leaving space for print etc :-). Maybe that will come in time with more practice. At the moment I'm just happy enough that basic good composition has become instinctive enough so that I was freer on this series to concentrate on the technical side of things like making sure my shutter speed was high enough (I'd never photographed one moving boat from another moving boat before!) Good luck with the album sounds really exciting! from Wemmel, Belgium

Wonderfull scenery, well done!

4 Apr 2009 9:09am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

absolutely beautiful!

4 Apr 2009 9:58am

Ajay from Pune, India

Love this soul soothing shot with perfecting balance colour composition.

4 Apr 2009 10:01am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Superbly composed! Lovely soft background complementing the clean lines of the subject!

4 Apr 2009 11:54am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The boat sure makes the turbine look impressive.

4 Apr 2009 5:36pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Neat! Again, the boat docked there helps put this into scale. These things are enormous.

5 Apr 2009 2:02am

Mike Paulison from United States

This made for a really beautiful photo. Plus it's interesting as I've never seen one of these in the water before. Very well done!

5 Apr 2009 1:56pm

Robin from Sweden

Good catch! :-)

5 Apr 2009 6:15pm

deceptive from United Kingdom

Good shot, never realised how big these things are.

22 Apr 2009 8:41am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

very neat

29 Apr 2009 7:53pm

1/320 second
ISO 200
45 mm (35mm equiv.)