My visit to the wind farm

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  1. invisible

    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    This trip to St. Leon, Manitoba, was inspired by a photo by tb2. (Yes, a single photo by a fellow poster made me drive 150 km and back. Hopefully TPF will appreciate my devotion and send me a gas card :D)

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    This wind farm is the first of its kind in Manitoba and one of the largest wind energy developments in Canada. There are sixty three 220-tonne wind turbines here, each 80 metres tall with a rotor diameter of 82 metres, capable of powering approximately 41,000 homes.

    Below is an image captured with a wide-angle lens I'm testing. If you consider that the rotor diameter is actually larger than the turbine's height, there's some pretty noticeable distortion here, no?
     
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    really like them.. all! #2 if i really had to chose one.

    Ha! yeap, a good amount of distortion there. almost looks like the rotor blades are laying horizontal.
     
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    First was my favorite, but all very neat. Nice subject and great lighting.

    The distortion is wild. My god I just noticed the car. Good lord those things are big.

    What lens were you using?
     
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    Beautiful colours!
     
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    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Sigma 10-20. Don't know if I like it or not yet. The AF seems exasperatingly slow in any lighting. The colour rendition is stunning, though. I'll keep testing it.

    Thanks everybody for your comments!
     
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    MissMia TPF Noob!

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    Gorgeous shots! I love my 10-20 - funny I've never used the AF on it! :lol:
     
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    icassell TPF Noob!

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    Love my 10-20 too. AF is very fast on mine.

    Great pix -- especially #1.
     
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    Thanks, guys! I had read that the 10-20 had a super-fast autofocus, but I've found myself losing lots of time (even a full minute!) waiting for this thing to focus. Of course you're not going to shoot birds or bugs with this one, so it's not that I've been missing out on photo opps, but still...

    Maybe my copy is bad and I just need to change it for a good one.
     
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    I'd be rather proud of #1 had I taken it myself. It's well composed, well exposed, has nice colors, and the subject is appealing/interesting. It stands out from the rest clearly as the best shot, to my eye. I find the great planes fascinating, so maybe that's part of why I am partial to it. Nicely done.
     
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    nice pics love it..
     
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    Thank you for your nice comments, guys, much appreciated.
     

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