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Blot On The Landscape Or Modern Day Windmill

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by Craig20264, May 27, 2016.

  1. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Look what someone went and did to a Welsh hillside. I've no doubt these things have there place, but here? (Apologies for the dodgy composition)

  2. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    Why not there. They use power in wales don't they.
  3. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    It was more of a general question really, more aimed at beautiful locations than Wales in particular. Should have known someone would take it literally. :rolleyes:
  4. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I don't think they spoil the landscape, I think there'll always be places free of human structures, and I think I'd rather see wind turbines than nuclear power cooling towers, or belching smoke stacks. There are a couple of routes I drive which have open expanses and wind turbines on them, and sometimes in the sunset they just look incredible.
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  5. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Personally I dislike them. It is the scale really. They are so much larger than any other man made structure to be found outside cities and industrial areas.
  6. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I think those big windmills are quite handsome. If they make usefull contributions to our power supplies, so much the better.
  7. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    I feel that it depends where they are, some places they are detrimental to the landscape, in others they don't really matter and in some that I have seen they make their own kind of addition.
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  8. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    They are not detrimental to the landscape they are part of it.
    they are far preferable from an artistic sense than say power lines.
    As struture they are one of the more beautiful designs and act as a foil to nature. In much the same way as the sails of old corn mills did, or the water pumps of the fenlands. We have just not yet come to love their grace in the same way yet... but we will.
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  9. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    I take you are not a member of this mob then?

    Maybe Pylons should be a subject for the monthly comp/themes threads, just to see if you can be proved wrong... ;)
  10. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Terry,

    Quite. Remember this one about the henge?


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  11. Roy5051

    Roy5051 Well-Known Member

    I can accept one or two in a location, but it is the banks of them that annoy me, rows and rows of them. Then again, offshore, as at Great Yarmouth, they can be quite picturesque.
  12. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    We've got lots around here, in the sea, on land, singles, three or four together and whole farms. They turn slowly and gently, quite relaxing to watch.

    I like the things.

  13. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I hadn't heard of them but I think pylons are part of our landscape and they do have a certain majesty.

  14. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    I did not know they existed but I am not surprised.
    As structures pylons are extremely interesting and very complex in some instances. Some of the new designs are far simpler and might be thought beautiful.
    however the trouble with pylons is the sheer size of the network and the unforgiving nature of their route.
  15. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    There are banks on the Cumbrian coast, particularly around Siddick, these I don't find objectionable, I rather like them, ditto those on Blyth pier in Northumberland.
  16. Roy5051

    Roy5051 Well-Known Member

    Back in 2004, I took this panorama at Great Yarmouth with a Canon A70; I was horrified at the time, but have grown to accept it. great yarmouth panorama.jpg
    Last edited: May 28, 2016
  17. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    In time, these might change the shape of our landscape as well


    Although I quite like this idea (it's a bit narcissistic though)

  18. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    Strange this because my opinion of them has changed in a different way to most - to start off, I really liked them. A couple of weeks ago I took a walk on the moors and found that there was hardly a direction I could point a camera where there weren't windmills all along the horizon and since then I've found them annoying! What's that all about?

    Anyway, from the period when I liked them:

    [​IMG]Another Roof Shot 11 by Jeff Johnson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Scout Moor 2 by Jeff Johnson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Greenbooth 13 by Jeff Johnson, on Flickr

    Cheers, Jeff
  19. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I like them. And I like pylons, water towers and gasometers too. When I was studying at Clydebank College it was a relatively common sight to see the windmill parts being barged up the river Clyde. They were quite impressive close up.
  20. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    They have been the cause of death for quite a number of birds in flight, as they are unable to see the rotating blades.

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