As I was photographing the wind turbine the blades were rotating slowly, so I had time to watch them take up different profiles against the sky. It occurred to me that in the ‘two blade up, one straight down’ position it reminded me of a shape I’d seen somewhere else – on a statue in Scarborough, (North Yorkshire).
Back home I looked up one of the images I’d taken of the statue and could see straight away that my memory was somewhat flawed, nevertheless I found it an interesting reminder how our memory can be triggered by our perception of shapes.
I love those wind turbines, I know people hate them, but I love how graceful they seem to be, so much prettier than those ugly electricity pylons.
Interestingly, now I think about it, I rarely see pylons any where near turbines……
You recorded the simple beauty of the wind turbines, so often denigrated as ugly in the landscape. I make sense to me that their shape reminded you of the silhouette of the swimmer on the point of jumping. Some of the photos remind me of angels, or Mercury, all messengers of the gods, making their arrival on Earth. Quite beautiful.
If we take time to pause and look, sometimes we see. 😉
PS: oh sorry: I mistyped in the 2nd paragraph. It should read: IT MAKES SENSE TO me… etc. v.
🙂 – I got the drift.
I tried to comment last night but WordPress wouldn’t let me. I was trying to say that wind turbines add to the landscape from a photographer’s viewpoint, even though many people think they are ugly. These are great images as well.
I don’t mind them at all.
As you know Stephen, because you’ve seen mine.. I love Wind Turbines. I can absolutely see why that final shot reminded you of the statue.. tilt the turbine forward and you have it !
I’m not sure I’m particularly comfortable explaining why I took a particular photograph – probably because I might struggle in thinking of a reason! – we just do.
more than that we just have to !