The Remains of the Day..

A week or so ago, this windmill appeared on my horizon.  I say my horizon, this is the view from my patio.  The wind turbine is about half a mile away so that should give you some idea as to the size of this thing.  I can’t say I mind it particularly.  It’s certainly preferable to the landscape being smothered in solar panels..

This is an HDR image made using Photomatrix.  There are 4 exposures combined here with exposure times ranging from 1.3 seconds to 30 seconds, all at f/8 and ISO-100.  The focal length was 66mm.  I hope you enjoy the sunset as much as I did.. :-)

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36 responses

  1. Zara

    Absolutely stunning! Beautifully captured:)

    June 19, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    • Thank you Zara! :-)

      June 19, 2014 at 10:19 pm

  2. V. Alarcón-Córdoba

    Isn’t technology the proverbial ‘two-edged’ sword? It cuts pollution, then cuts up the landscape. But look at the bright side – imagine instead a smoke belching chimney suddenly popping up on the horizon.

    June 20, 2014 at 2:23 am

    • It is indeed! As you say, definitely preferable to a smoke belching chimney. Thank you for your comment!

      June 20, 2014 at 7:28 am

  3. Oh, the color! Stunning!

    June 20, 2014 at 2:27 am

    • Thank you Elena, it was a beautiful sunset. The photograph was taken when it was quite dark, the best colours always come well after the sun has gone down.

      June 20, 2014 at 7:34 am

  4. Great shot. Personally, I think the windmill looks so much better than the old power lines and pole! It was a sleep sort of beauty to it.

    June 20, 2014 at 3:17 am

    • Thank you Gunta. I think so too. :-)

      June 20, 2014 at 7:36 am

  5. Great sunset and composition…….and I quite like windmills, they are very photogenic 😊

    June 20, 2014 at 5:53 am

    • They are Mark. I’ve been meaning to get up close and personal with one of these beasts for some time. With this one on my doorstep I have no excuse. :-)

      June 20, 2014 at 7:36 am

  6. Amazing colour! And I love windmills too – close by they can be noisy, but they have a kind of serene power to them.

    June 20, 2014 at 8:04 am

    • They do indeed Anna, thank you!

      June 20, 2014 at 9:16 am

  7. Beautiful Adrian.

    June 20, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    • Thank you very much Edith!

      June 20, 2014 at 5:20 pm

  8. Very well done, and a gorgeous picture too.

    June 20, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    • Thank you Shimon! :-)

      June 20, 2014 at 5:20 pm

  9. As others have said, the colours are amazing, Impressed that you could freeze the movement of the windmill with those exposure times. Great work.

    June 20, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    • Unusually the blades weren’t turning last night. That was probably the only time that’s likely to happen. The best colour comes well after sunset but as it’s quite dark, longer exposures are essential. Thanks for your comment Ben!

      June 20, 2014 at 5:26 pm

  10. Absolutely beautiful! I love the colours in the afternoon.

    June 20, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    • Thank you very much Isabel! :-)

      June 20, 2014 at 7:29 pm

  11. A great view from your patio, Adrian, windmill and all. The sky colours are astounding. :)

    June 20, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    • Thank you Sylvia. I just needed to apply the HDR technique to bring out the colours that were there, despite it being quite dark by the time I took the picture. That is often when the colours are at their finest. :-)

      June 20, 2014 at 8:07 pm

  12. Amazing photowork

    June 20, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    • Thank you very much Lou! :-)

      June 22, 2014 at 12:47 pm

  13. They are popping up around my summer cottage too, but I don’t mind them either. Great pic!

    June 21, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    • Thank you Ullis! :-)

      June 22, 2014 at 12:46 pm

  14. Love those colours, Adrian! The problem with wind turbines is that they just appear willy nilly. There is not a planned programme to compliment the national grid. The manufacturer’s, the owners of the turbines, and the land owners, all make a lot of money, whilst the rest of us have to pay higher prices to fund their profit.

    June 21, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    • Sad but very true Malcolm. The turbines are a big con that the tax payer funds unfortunately. :-(

      June 22, 2014 at 12:46 pm

  15. RK

    I love the time between day and night when the sun goes down and is painting such beautiful colours in the sky :)

    June 23, 2014 at 11:48 am

    • It is an absolutely brilliant time, especially for us photographers. :-)

      June 23, 2014 at 5:21 pm

  16. It’s gorgeous, Adrian…even with the human presence so very evident in the image. What a magical view… very nice. :)

    June 24, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    • Thank you Scott. :-)

      June 25, 2014 at 8:48 am

  17. So beautiful!

    June 26, 2014 at 9:21 am

    • Thank you Hans!

      June 27, 2014 at 7:26 am

  18. I think windmills are quite beautiful, especially through your lens!

    June 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    • Thank you Karen. I’m quite pleased this one has appeared on my horizon. :-)

      June 30, 2014 at 6:30 pm