This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Movement. I’ve passed the Benton and White County (IN) wind farms several times traveling to Chicago. They are certainly different from the traditional farms of Northern Indiana. There is an eeriness to the giant turbines, whether you are following a huge trailer trucking the pieces to their destination, passing them in daylight on Interstate 65, or seeing them as they appear on the horizon from a country road as daylight breaks. At night or in fog, they look almost alien, the red lights on the tips of the blades slowly arcing across the sky. During the day, their slow, deliberate motions remind me of a mesmerizing ballet.
I’ve never had the opportunity to stop to photograph these. This shot was taken from a car window. I tried to capture the eeriness and the movement by adding the blur and the sepia tone, but it wasn’t as successful an outcome as I had hoped. Maybe some day soon I’ll venture back up north to photograph these, from some backwoods lane before a farmer shoos me off his land.
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