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Devon Windfarm #1

Wind turbines in a field at sunset, Devon, England

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The story behind this image

Driving back to our holiday cottage after a day my wife Liz and I spent exploring the dramatic Atlantic coastline of the Hartland peninsula in North Devon I just had to pull over into a farm gate to photograph this beautiful sunset.

Ordinarily I wouldn't have bothered to get my camera unpacked for a sunset against a flat horizon, but the presence of two large wind turbines in a field next to the road provided that extra 'oomph' to the scene that changed my mind.

So much so that I also filmed a few seconds of video of the rotating wind turbines silhouetted against the glowing sky.

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Image data

Filename - devon windfarm 01

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm

Exposure - 1/50 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - 2/3 stop neutral density reverse graduated filter used to darken the sky along the horizon.

Location - Hartland Peninsula, Devon, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image underexposed slightly to preserved highlights.