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wind energy

2010/10/06

Over the past years I’ve focused on the topic ‘renewable energy’, particularly wind and solar energy. Though it seems to be simple to shoot those high rise giants, it is not. It requires a lot of fine tuned logistics, calculation of the sunrise/sunset, azimuth, angle as well as scouting several days before the actual shot to check the best possible access to the sites. In many cases it is necessary to shoot from a distant location, which means you have to search a way to cross the deep ravine next to the wind park, either with the offroader or by climbing. That means that one single photograph might require 2 or even more days work. Hard work and precision craftsmanship.

[ wind park in Padul · Granada ]

— photograph © 1999-2010 by jens g.r. benthien —

[ off the beaten track with my offroader on location ]

— photograph © 1999-2010 by jens g.r. benthien —

[ just to demonstrate the dimensions of the base of a wind turbine versus my offroader ]

— photograph copyright © 1999-2010 by jens g.r. benthien —


[ close up with an extreme wide angle lens, distance to the base approximately 5 meters ]

— photograph copyright © 1999-2010 by jens g.r. benthien —

‘in the middle of nowhere’ – the giants embedded into the sierras ]

— photograph copyright © 1999-2010 by jens g.r. benthien —

As always there are more images on my server. Or contact me if you need more samples. Thank you!