As the sun sets, the wind power turbine at the Trolleberg Manor - just outside Lund - continuous to produce electricity.
This is a privately owned wind turbine (a shared ownership) made by Enercon with an effect of 1500kW. It stands 67 meters high and the three-wing rotor has a diameter of 66 meters.
There are about 700 wind power units in Sweden - mostly in the southern parts along the coasts and at the island Gotland in the Baltic Sea - making us a small wind power country compared to our neighbors Denmark and Germany.
Production is only 0,6 TWh per year, out of a possible 25 TWh.
Some expansion is planned - mainly at sea - to reduce the need of nuclear power. Which together with the hydroelectric power, produced by the rivers in the northern parts of the country, are the main sources of energy today.
Post pro: Adjusted contrast +5 and saturation +15, increased extra in cyans +30 and reds +10, resized for TE, ran NeatImage, framed and saved for Web.
This is a break from the Scav Hunt, as I've been hunting a "mocking" bird. Well, it's a heron that escapes me... ;o)
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torben (3100) 2004-07-03 16:09
The motion blur adds a bit of of personality to this photo that I otherwise find a bit cliché with centered composition, sunset sky etc.
elroyie (2750) 2004-07-03 16:20
Nice picture with very good composition, the motion of the turbine is very good and the colours are good. I think that you should do some levels work on the picture, I will send workshop with an explanation.
waskahegan (0) 2004-07-03 18:00
Picture with great effects, I like the feeling of towering above everything else. Wind power is a great idea but the picture tells us also not to forget the source of wind power: the sun that is just setting.
jiherka (4538) 2004-07-03 18:09
Quietness and action. Good picture to represent them. Nice colours from the blue to the red.
Well done Kaj.
pamastro (7290) 2004-07-04 3:09
Very beautiful capture, Kaj. The motion blur is excellent. Captures that speed. I know the ones I saw can get up to over 100 mph at the tips of the rotors. So I imagine this is similar. It's a very beautiful sunset, too. Really lets the tower set itself against it beautifully. I don't mind the centered composition. With the rotors sticking out it would be hard to get it to one side from this angle and not cut off a rotor. I also like the big sky moving from warm to cool and the thin strip of trees in the distance really emphasizing the height of this thing, especially since it is in its own environment without anything to scale it. Very nicely photographed. Great job.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-07-04 14:27
Good idea to present this wind turbine against the setting sun, Kaj, if a bit centered as Torben mentioned. The low horizon and the motion blur of the wheel give it quite some impact though, and as always your note is very informative. I also like Elroyie's WS. Well done.
maphoto (8082) 2004-07-04 23:24
A simple subject taken at a good moment, it is nice to see the power line in the back since we are talking electricity here, the blur is just perfect for the situation, a nice vertical view, well seen Kaj.
Lolydodia (580) 2004-07-13 9:59
A beautiful horizon with nice details. I like the blur on the edges of the wings. It shows us some small motion.
Jonathan_Tree (0) 2007-08-28 6:28
Hello Kaj! Wonderful picture. Regards!
- Copyright: Kaj Nordstrom (kajenn) (2426)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-10
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Olympus C-750UZ, JPEG ISO 50
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/160 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): windmills, Windmills (In memory of), Wind Power - our future [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-07-03 15:51