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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:47 am 
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Hi guys,

Recent landscape shots below:

Manly beach, Sydney

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Dull Sunday Morning @ Manly Beach, Sydney by twelveichie, on Flickr

Murrays Bay, Auckland

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Dawn on Christmas Eve @ Murrays Bay Beach, Auckland by twelveichie, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:23 pm 
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Wow, I really liked the feel of the second shot, good job! I like the kind of mirror image that is formed in #1, maybe if the post from the sign were dead center, it'd look better. Good job anyhow :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:33 am 
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The "bay" of Green Bay - yesterday...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:30 pm 
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Now that looks cold Xnavy. Here's an English Lake District version from early yesterday morning, taken with my little Sony RX100. It was a grey morning but the camera did quite well really. Unfortunately it also shows a scoping mast to the left where someone wants to plonk three 433ft high wind turbines. They will be quite a bit taller than the scoping mast so won't exactly blend in quietly.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:08 pm 
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Great shots guys! Warth man, it would be a shame to have the landscape ruined with those turbines :?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:42 pm 
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Hey WM.
Similar thing happened to our view towards N.Yorks Dales a few weeks ago. :evil:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:02 pm 
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I really hope they don't get consent. What an eyesore they would be. As it is, if you look closely, there are five or six being erected on the hill beyond and to the right of this scoping mast. Welcome to South Lakeland!

Is that the new view from your home carlos? I hope not!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:01 pm 
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I also hope they don't get consent, WM. It's unbelievable the difference they make to the vistas, especially in areas of natural beauty!

It isn't as though they're cost-effective either. :evil: (didn't the govt recently speak about tightening up on these monstrosities?)

The pic I posted is the view from a bedroom window (cropped) luckily it is about 3 miles away, so not immediately intrusive for us :roll:
(use my pic as an example to the 'planners' to show just how wonderful they are!!!! :wink: )

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:03 am 
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oldCarlos wrote:
It isn't as though they're cost-effective either. :evil:


Someone once remarked to me that one of the multinational corporations who actually manufacture these wind turbines did not actually seem to have any installed at any of their facilities as they weren't cost effective!

From a photographic view point I find them both good and bad in that the turbine itself can be a good subject, but that it can also ruin the landscape view (if that makes sense :? ).

There are only two sites anywhere near to me, one is a major ship dock, so maybe add interest to the scene, the second is on the Mendip hills, where it is more of a blot on the landscape.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:13 am 
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In isolation they are not, but when they are placed as a field of turbines then they can be very efficient. The problem lies in being able to construct a economic field large enough, hence this is why the off shore fields are more productive.

Also the government subsidises most energy sources but renewables attracts less money and as such more money is pumped in to R&D of oil and gas (currently fracking) than it does renewables such as wind, solar or wave. If the technologies and battery or storage of energy could be invested in more and developed then they would be more efficient. Efficient storage is the key.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:17 am 
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One from Sunday's outing. Cuddle Back Dry Lake. We would have driven across the lake and traveled the road on the far side but for a bit of mud along the lower edge. Being stuck there would produce a very long walk back to the road.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:48 pm 
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Wow, Cliff - nice picture! Seeing that little line does make one wonder where it leads. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:33 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:01 am 
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MrCliff, Rob really good shots to capture.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:57 pm 
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Great shots guys! :D
Sad to hear that they did that where you live as well oldCarlos

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