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Norfolk Notebook 3/14

I said yesterday that wind farms, wherever they are, do not please me greatly but while I was on the Norfolk beach near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, this vessel came along and I was able to take several shots of it making its way through the windmills. This one I felt was the best composition of those I took, and I did wonder if it is some sort of maintenance vessel for the wind farm.

 

Norfolk Notebook 3/14

I said yesterday that wind farms, wherever they are, do not please me greatly but while I was on the Norfolk beach near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, this vessel came along and I was able to take several shots of it making its way through the windmills. This one I felt was the best composition of those I took, and I did wonder if it is some sort of maintenance vessel for the wind farm.

 

comments (25)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Nov 2012, 00:41
I think it is harvesting the power-packs, Brian...if they are not picked regularly then the gulls spoil them.

Love the dune grasses in the foreground.
Brian Walbey: I wish it would knock them all over, they weren't even revolving! There is quite a nice beach below that path actually.
It actually does make a very good composition - seems so odd though- like you've spliced a lovely seascape image with something industrial... Hmmm! smile
Brian Walbey: I took several as the boat went along but I thought this the best as it was opposite the path.
Definitely a maintenance boat but could also be used on the gas rigs further out in the north sea.
Brian Walbey: Yes I never thought of that Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Nov 2012, 06:52
A bizarre scene: I am not a fan of those things either
Brian Walbey: Yes they could all be dumped under the sea for all I like them!
GReat composition Brian, love it!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Fred.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 7 Nov 2012, 07:43
An enjoyable image Brian with lots of interest, such as the vessel with its colours. It looks like it will crash into those turbines. I also like the path that leads the eye through to the ship.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Nov 2012, 08:05
To be honest, Brian, these wind turbines really "turn me on" just like cranes do. Since we can't get rid of them, let's make them part of our art. Besides, I love what they stand for and getting away from our dependence on oil. We are seeing them all over the Netherlands. YES.
Brian Walbey: You seem to be in a minority of one among the people looking at this and yesterdays images Ginnie, but what the heck, we are democratic on SC aren't we. Last night at my club our speaker took us on a photo tour which included a steam train through a canyon in Colorado, Monument Valley, the Arches National Park, and an area he called canyon land, excluding the Grand canyon, it is magnificent countryside isn't it.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Nov 2012, 08:36
They look stuck on don't they - seems a shame to me that we have to loose our environment to save it!
Brian Walbey: I agree Mike, but I'm not a great subscriber to the "Green" genre in the first place to be honest.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Nov 2012, 08:42
Certainly strange colours - warning colours - for a vessel
Brian Walbey: Yes I guess they are some sort of warning colours.
It might be Brian. You said they were all switched off so perhaps it's something to do with that. Makes a good composition
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet. I'm not sure if I remember seeing any of these turning all the time we were there.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 7 Nov 2012, 10:04
For something that is so green they are not good to look at
Brian Walbey: Couldn't agree more vintage.
I also like the way the path leads the eye down to the ship. I would be proud of this shot as well.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila.
I guess they are not place in the water here because our water freezes but I think it is a great idea to have them here rather than on land. Fine shot, Brian.
Brian Walbey: The bases of these things go right down to the seabed, goodness knows how they manage that, but if we do have to have them, and I'm not convinced, then in the sea is better than on the land IMHO.
I am not a fan of theses things. Perhaps the boat had come to torpedo them

The picture is well composed so that's a good thing
Brian Walbey: I would have had great fun watching that torpedoing Bill. Thanks for the composition comment, I am half tempted to try this out in a club competition in 2 weeks time.
I like it, good composition. Looks chilly as well!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Juan, it wasn't cold being late June but there was quite a stiff breeze off the sea.
Striking markings, Brian! The composition is very good smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, it has been suggested the markings might be for safety purposes.
You shot this at exactly the right time, Brian. Even with the windmills, your composition makes for a very pleasing image.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Beverly, I took several as the boat went along and this seemed to be the best of the bunch.
A very pleasing composition of these monsters if you can't beat 'em shoot 'em.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin. Bill suggests the use of torpedoes on these awful things!
Mmm - does that captain know what trouble he could be in? smile
Brian Walbey: I wonder Tom, actually it is a bit dodgy having those things out in the sea isn't it.
A fine timing and framing Brian. The colours of this vessel are terrific!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
Nice shot and positioning Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Nov 2012, 20:17
I love them Brian and love this shot.
Brian Walbey: We must beg to differ over the windmills sally, but thanks for liking the shot.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Nov 2012, 21:01
A fine composition (of vertical and horizontal lines) -and there are so many things to be observed- I especially like the clouds sailing along the sky. I thought that the wind farms w/should be a bit further away from the beach.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. The windmills area fair distance from the beach but my medium telephoto setting has drawn them in a bit closer, there is actually quite a bit of unseen beach below the footpath.
The line of clouds is terrific, Brian. The line of turbines is a monstrosity. The picture is excellent.
Brian Walbey: Thanks, I agree, and thanks Graeme.
This is a wonderful composition and you captured the ship perfectly... i realize that windmill farms are not very popular but they do provide clean energy... but i wouldn't want to live close to one of themgrin....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter. I'm just not a lover of these windmills, there efficiency factor must be very low, they have to be turned off it it gets too windy!

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