Wind Turbine Landscapes

Wind Turbine Near DeKalb, IL


Earlier this summer we rode the Windy 60 bicycle tour of the DeKalb, IL area. It included roads that passed by an area south of the I-88 corridor where wind farms had been installed.

These turbines are massive and yet have a delicate beauty that is winsome. I visited them again today with the idea of recording them with the Nikon 1 V1 camera. The images are largely made with the 30-110mm Nikkor lens. A very few were made with the 10-30mm Nikkor lens for that camera.

In addition I took video clips that show the motions of the turbines. They are quite graceful to watch. I have read that you can actually turn them by hand which is a tribute to their manufacture and extremely well balance design.

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