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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