So another year begins
Happy New Year!
I hope that you and your loved ones have had and enjoyable and safe festive season as I have. It has been almost 12 months since I started this blog and I would like to take the time to thank everyone who has visited this site, even if it was by mistake, and especially a big thank you to all who have made comments throughout the year. Your support and wisdom is something I have always appreciated and will continue to do so.
2010 rolled in pretty quietly for us with my wife being 5 weeks from giving birth and me being a bit too old and boring for hitting the town. Mind you with our first baby due to drop in the next month it has been anything but quiet in preparation.
My first photo for 2010 was actually taken about 3 months ago but it has seriously taken me this long to get it to a position where I am happy with it. It was partly through laziness and partly through trying to prefect how I imagined the scene at the time but it is now done, its amazing how you can knuckle down and get things done when you have a deadline for it being ready to be printed for a customer!
This is the Capital Wind Farm taken from the Lake George Lookout. The farm comprises of 67 wind turbines and when operational will supply electricity to 90,000 households during its 25 year lifespan. Whilst these turbines may look small in the picture they are actually really quite massive as this shot was taken from about 2 km’s away. The biggest challenge to getting this photo was avoiding camera shake as with the storm coming in the wind was very strong and meant I had to block as much as I could by setting up behind a near by hill.
Shot with Nikon D90, Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 @ 145mm, f11, 1/4 sec. 12 shots stitched and cropped to about 8.