Saturday, April 5, 2008

Judith Gap Wind Farm

I'm working on a final project out at the Judith Gap Wind Farm. I had never been out there before and I've always wanted to see these giant wind mills. Even though I'm shooting my final in black and white with a 4x5, I took along my digital camera too. I had planned to go Saturday or Sunday, but it sounded like the weather was going to get worse. So, I went late Friday afternoon and it was pretty cloudy, but I think I like the effect. I was able to get permission to be on the land, so I could get pretty close. It was a pretty eerie feeling. I kind of like the images with the sun being diffused by the clouds. The one with the person in it is my husband standing and looking up at one of the turbines. I only wish the blade was above the sun instead of going right through it. I should have shot it again. Here are a few shots I like. What do you think?

4 comments:

Chris E said...

I really like the second image, the lighting effect really gives the image some depth (i like the blade cutting through the sun), and the inclusion of a person really gives a sense of scale that I otherwise didn't have. I think you could do some really creative things with motion blur, try playing with it on the digital and see what you can come up with.

Bayard said...

I think your first and third images work the best out of the series you've posted. Although, the composition in the second image is probably the strongest.

It would be neat to see the the windwills on a sunny day just before or after sunset if you're able to make another trip to Judith Gap.

christoalson said...

i would actually like to see you pull back a bit to show their presence on the landscape. its a pretty amazing place, even without the windmills but they add a whole other eerie effect.

Leslie said...

Thanks for the comments everyone!