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From Our Skegness Hotel Window 1/2

Now some of you will know that I am far from being an enthusiast for wind farms, be they off-shore or on the land. The east coast of England has quite a few off-shore ones and this one could be seen from our bedroom window at the hotel we stayed in at Skegness. I took this with my new Panasonic TZ60 on a moderate zoom setting, I am very please with it as a camera.

 

From Our Skegness Hotel Window 1/2

Now some of you will know that I am far from being an enthusiast for wind farms, be they off-shore or on the land. The east coast of England has quite a few off-shore ones and this one could be seen from our bedroom window at the hotel we stayed in at Skegness. I took this with my new Panasonic TZ60 on a moderate zoom setting, I am very please with it as a camera.

 

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailanddy plu
  • 15 Jul 2015, 04:02
I don't have a big aversion to them, Brian, and this is a fine shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, I just wish these things could be put totally out of sight somewhere, like perhaps under the water smile
Too bad, Brian. But at least you got a really cool photo out of it!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. Neither Maureen or myself are fans of these things, it's where the authorities want to put them that upsets us and thousands of others. Just imagine if the Arizona authorities wanted to erect a line of them along the rim of the Grand Canyon, well what would you people feel about that, unfortunately things like that are being done over here.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Jul 2015, 05:56
I am not a fan of these darn things, I was in Cornwall last week and was dismayed to see dozens of them. The TZ60 is, I believe, a wonderful little camera..
Brian Walbey: Maureen and I abhor the bl***y things, I see they want to put a load up just of Swanage, I can't think of anything more daft! I know Chad has a TZ60 and Bill the TZ70 and they both like them, I find I am not taking my DSLR out quite as much now I have the compact.
I think that I agree with you Brian.
Brian Walbey: I'm assuming that is on both my feelings about windmills and the TZ60 Chad.
I have actually grown quite appreciative of these wind turbines, Brian, but don't ask me why. They're sleek, beautiful in the sun, and...SUSTAINABLE as an energy source. I understand they're even making them now without blades, but I'm not sure I understand that one! Anyway, like cranes, I've just learned to accept them! They're actually better than cranes! smile

In the meantime, happy camera. It's amazing how these little gadgets keep improving.
Brian Walbey: I'm really pleased with the little camera, it is the same as Chad's and I find I don't take my DSLR out as much as I used to. I won't say I don't like the shape of the wind turbines Ginnie, and to a certain extent the purpose of them, as long as they are actually in motion producing power, it is the places that the authorities allow them to be erected that upsets me and thousands of others. I remarked to Elizabeth as to how people would feel if a number of them were erected on the rim of the Grand Canyon, well similar sorts of things are being done over here!
I don't like them but agree that Panasonic make fine little cameras
Brian Walbey: Ten you and I have the same feelings about both Bill, I find I am taking the DSLR out quite a lot less these days.
I like your shot of the wind harnessing machines. The camera performs well.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary, it is a nice little camera, I find I am taking my DSLR out quite a lot less these days.
Yes Cornwall seems to be filling up with solar farms and wind turbines. Good to see them out at sea Brian
Brian Walbey: Chris remarked that he wasn't impressed with seeing them in Cornwall last week. I wouldn't mind if they were erected under the water!
i suppose if they have sufficient winds, they should be able to redeem themselves with the clean energy they provide. great shot nevertheless, Brian
Brian Walbey: Trouble is I'm not a subscriber to all these modern ideas regarding producing energy with less pollution with the way that they are trying to do it with windmills, most of the time over here they seem to be standing still instead of rotating!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Jul 2015, 15:15
A fine composition - interesting to see the wind farm off-shore. Ii's a pity that just you must view on these thingies!
Brian Walbey: Neither Maureen or I are fans of these windmills wherever they are erected. One day, with our politicians so wrapped up in all this global warming business, this country will end up with next to nothing to generate our power fro only windmills and solar panels, they seem to be shutting just about everything else down!
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Jul 2015, 16:52
I prefer them to nuclear power, Brian!
That's a great shot. When you get up close they have a beauty of their own.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pauline, the only angle I could get from our bedroom window. I would prefer we didn't have these things but if we do have to then I do wish the decision makers would take a bit more notice of the population as to where they ought to be situated.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Jul 2015, 20:42
As much as I detest these things on land, I'm more tolerant of them offshore. I still think that some are just electric motors to give the impression of wind generation. Looks like there is a fair breeze blowing judging by the white horses.
Brian Walbey: Yes it was quite windy that day, this was a short while after I took Tuesdays beach photo. I believe they now want to put these things in the sea off Swanage and that part of the south coast, have these people got nothing between their ears!!
They look like strange white birds here. I like the composition.
Brian Walbey: I wish they were birds Jacquelyn, perhaps they would fly away smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Jul 2015, 22:27
I read in my birding magazine about research that indicates how many birds are killed by these things. Even more by solar panel farms. Apparently NY city is in a migratory path and at night hundreds and thousands of birds meet their end against the high buildings, per year. But then, we will soon have wind farms. We also have 'load shedding' because of a shortage of generating capacity or just call it mismanagement. Today we experience no power for three hours. The result is that I sit here tonight. Never mind.

I believe that the Panasonic TZ60 is quite a camera. Enjoy it.
Brian Walbey: Pretty soon we will be relying more on wind farms and solar panel farms rather than power stations for our electricity supplies but sadly our politicians won't listen, even to the power companies who say they will come under pressure to supply power 24/7, they never learn but always know best!! Anyway the TZ60 so far is turning out to be quite a useful camera, i find I am taking my DSDLR out quite a bit less these days.

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shutterspeed 1/500s
aperture f/5.6
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 41.4mm
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