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  Mini#43 Best/Favourite Photo of 2019
Entry 6 of 35
P O W E R       ©2019 NEAT
Canon EOS 7D Mark II       6th place, 114 points
1/1600s, f5, ISO 2500, 79mm, Shutter Priority, Partial, no flash
Post-Processing: Detail extractror
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      Extra Info: I really struggled to choose an entry for this challenge. In the end I chose these turbines because of the profound effect they had on me when I stood a few metres from them. I知 not sure if anyone has done the same thing, but if you have you値l know what I mean. These amazing turbines are a bit like experiencing a tornado. Words can稚 describe the extreme emotions and force that is compelled upon you. Of course being in a tornado is nothing like standing underneath a turbine, all I知 trying to get at, is one has to experience one or the other to understand the sheer energy that you値l feel.

On a side note; Believe this or not I took this out of a fast moving car after a trip to the Palm Springs Tramway....they look so much more majestic at sunset.... and on another side note, I wasn稚 driving :-)
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Jan 7, 2020
    Congrats. I've been up close to these and the sense of power is awesome. I can understand how you felt. Beautiful photo. One of my favs.

Jan 7, 2020
    @ andzwe thank you, my sentiments too :)

Jan 7, 2020
    Often these modern windmills distract from the landscape they're in, but this is an example of how they add to it, in a sort of magical way.

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Jan 6, 2020
    Great shot!

Jan 6, 2020
    Amazing colour and excellent composition. I wish they weren't
such a blot on the landscape.

Jan 5, 2020
    Nicely composed - like the simplicity. I wonder some motion blur on the blades might enhance the sense of power.

Jan 4, 2020
    Very effective. Well chosen.

Jan 4, 2020
    This is beautiful

Jan 4, 2020
    Well I think you made an excellent choice. The subject is interestingly different and you've managed to create a very attractive shot featuring objects that are not intrinsically all that attractive. Well done.

Jan 4, 2020
    I love the abstractness of this image. I have tried to photograph similar wind turbines; however, none were as dramatic as these. Well done. In my TT's.

Jan 4, 2020
    @ysal, well you値l have to believe it, just look at the shutter speed, although that doesn稚 prove it you値l just have to believe me ;)

Jan 4, 2020
    Yes, I have stood close to one and it is eerie!!!!! I'm sure we are referring to the same effect. I love this shot, I don't know why but it looks to me like these are giant creatures marching over the hill towards me! Great colors and silhouette. And no, I can't believe you took this from a moving car!

Jan 3, 2020
    Very nice, in my top 10.

Jan 3, 2020
    Good shot, especially out of a moving car. I don't like being near these things at all. I find them a bit overwhelming and that feeling is reinforced by the awareness of the death rate for workers on these turbines.

Please take a look at the three opinion polls in the Forums under 'Site Talk'. They are only open for another three days. Even a vote for 'No Opinion' or 'None of the above' would be helpful. Thanks.

My apologies if you already received this invitation in the Main challenge. I'm simply trying to get everyone's opinion registered before the polls close in three days.

Jan 3, 2020
    very difficult to comment on a challenge where there is no defined subject just people's personal choice.......
well done and thank you for the entry

Jan 2, 2020
    I am relieved to hear you weren't driving! I agree, awesome shot. Of our times, and super relevant to this year.
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