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Tehachapi, California

Nikon D50
1/2000s f/5.6 at 200.0mm hide exif
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Date/Time15-Nov-2006 10:13:26
ModelNIKON D50
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Focal Length200 mm
Exposure Time1/2000 sec
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maggie_falconi17-Aug-2011 20:47
Amazing capture!! V
Gerhard Ritsema08-Oct-2010 20:37
Brent Vermilyea22-Feb-2009 11:17
Fine job. A bit otherworldly.
omer1201-Jun-2008 20:12
I love that!
Monique Laguë29-May-2008 13:47
Very impressive. v
gilanuriel29-Jan-2008 05:43
Beautiful !
Fred Parsons27-Jan-2008 00:43
Please mail a wall sized copy to Ted Kennedy ! ;-)
sian02-Jan-2008 16:04
Fabulous! v.
Kathy Thompson30-Dec-2007 23:29
Monique Laguë23-Nov-2007 14:54
FrankB25-Oct-2007 13:10
Aud Elise Sjøsæther15-Sep-2007 20:56
I love it!
Mattias Backström25-Jun-2007 08:02
Wow...well seen :)
Steve Ainsworth05-Apr-2007 15:14
Great image, and you took advantage of the opportunity in capturing the jet trail. That's the cherry on top! V
SergeArthur12-Mar-2007 00:08
Vipin Mayer03-Feb-2007 11:06
superb as usual, looks like they are marching up the hill.
Andrew Cornick19-Dec-2006 09:18
Breathtaking picture. I love the space and simplicity of this. V
Yves Rubin18-Dec-2006 04:16
Fantastic Craig! I just found this image in the all time most popular images, so well deserved. You have sublimed the essence of the scene in this image!
Ali Majdfar11-Dec-2006 08:58
Adrian Reilly04-Dec-2006 00:45
sublime my friend. better l8 than never. big vote. one of your finest. the contrail just gives this image pure class
Greg Harp28-Nov-2006 21:55
Superb! Voted
Guest 28-Nov-2006 02:26
This one is truly a beauty and truly original too! Vote.
Eric Herbelin27-Nov-2006 07:40
a Big one!
Wenche Aune26-Nov-2006 22:55
Excellent. Vote.
Petros Labrakos26-Nov-2006 18:18
distinct work!
Candice Caballero26-Nov-2006 17:03
Really beautiful. This spot always captures my imagination when we pass it. You have done such a beautiful job in this, the lines are wonderful, the tones are beautiful (as always). really great!
Guest 26-Nov-2006 01:28
Brilliant! ~v~
Doug Kessler25-Nov-2006 23:42
Classic Persel stunner!
Big vote!
Michel CORBOZ25-Nov-2006 21:08
Wow, la Gaspésie ne sait pas ce qui lui pend au bout du nez...
Guenter Eh25-Nov-2006 19:45
An exhibtion shot!
JW24-Nov-2006 20:15
Stunning composition. Well seen. V
Rob Rosetti24-Nov-2006 19:00
Love it! Wonderful minimalism!
Dylan Cowan24-Nov-2006 04:17
Thats a very good, voted
Richard Calmes22-Nov-2006 18:22
Another of your master shots! Too bad I can only vote once!
Adalberto Tiburzi22-Nov-2006 09:16
Full of endless meanings...
Michael Todd Thorpe22-Nov-2006 03:15
Excellent. V.
Ed Goodnight21-Nov-2006 23:47
TimA21-Nov-2006 23:00
I too started off thinking what an incredible sight the windmills were on the landscape, with the added touch of a vapour trail - but the plane above made me think of it more as a celebration of aviation with all the propellers below. I've read the other comments about energy conservation etc. and it's a very valid point and take on the image - but I prefer to think of this one more as a joy. The silhouette also reminds me of wings. v.
Ray :)21-Nov-2006 20:36
There is certainly a lot of irony in this picture. The plane looks majestic whilst the turbines are seen by many as a blot on the landscape. But you know us photographers take a different view of the latter!
Kal Khogali21-Nov-2006 14:32
I was going to say full of minimal power, but then I meant the opposite ;-) Awesome Craig. K
emmanuel_fr21-Nov-2006 13:59
Très esthétique, très bel impact. VOTE.
Joanne Kamo21-Nov-2006 11:37
Super design with the added touch of the vapor streak. V
Steve H21-Nov-2006 11:34
Superb - this reminds me a bit of your classic shot of all the oil derricks, but this is much more soothing in its effect. Voted
Sheila21-Nov-2006 10:46
Martha Albuquerque21-Nov-2006 10:43
brillant composition again.. voted.
alexeig21-Nov-2006 09:18
Excellent. Another planet. Voted.
fred_il21-Nov-2006 09:17
A stunner!
Sharon Rogers21-Nov-2006 09:00
I love how they flow up and down over the hill
Stu Egan21-Nov-2006 08:47
Fantastic - my initial reaction was the same as Lawrence mentioned below - the contrast of the wind farms below and the plane above from an environmental perspective really stands out for me. I really like the sense of scale especially when you take into account the fact those windmills, while doing some good for the environment overall, are dominating the landscape yet nowhere near offsetting the emissions of that little dot in the sky. Great one.
Eckhart Derschmidt21-Nov-2006 08:37
It is a matter of debate as to whether these windmills spoil the landscape or not. But aside from this aesthetic discussion, they certainly are a powerful symbol for a change of paradigm in energy production (the plane, on the other hand is pure old-school). And as such, I see them very positive.
Love the almost perfect symmetry! GMV
Guest 21-Nov-2006 08:25
splendid, really!
ltolksdorf21-Nov-2006 07:07
Great composition. Vote.
Lester Weiss21-Nov-2006 07:07
very nice composition, craig. and that sky writing is such a great punctuation mark. just the right amount of it to make the difference without going over the top.
AL21-Nov-2006 06:34
My first thought was gone with the wind! Perhaps it's the flow or curve of the hill, the windmills or the plane. Whatever it's, beautifully composed and timed. A truly great frozen moment that one could stand and look up and down, left and right, in awe. Voted.
Guest 21-Nov-2006 05:55
Very cool shot and strangely beautiful. Funny that my initial reaction is that the landscape looks polluted (visually), yet in reality this is the exact opposite of what it is. The plane above does make me wonder if this was included for purely aesthetic effects, or whether this is a statement about energy use and conservation
JD21-Nov-2006 05:26
Very elegant, perfectly composed and timed with this plane in the sky. Superb treatment. Vote.
Christina Conroy21-Nov-2006 03:11
Stark and beautiful! v
Dave Wixx21-Nov-2006 02:57
Beautiful simplicity.
petem21-Nov-2006 02:45
Great composition - the plane really completes it
Kevin Sargent21-Nov-2006 02:34
Christine P. Newman21-Nov-2006 02:34
So pure. That plane line in the sky adds such a special touch.
Jill21-Nov-2006 01:58
The music of windmills conducting a symphony upon the hill. Wonderful image.
jude21-Nov-2006 01:51
I love these windmill - great view of them moving up and down the curves of the landscape.
We've just gotten some nearby (in and I've got to get out to a place about 50 miles away that shows them nicely.
Maybe next spring ;)
t t21-Nov-2006 01:31
Ann LT21-Nov-2006 01:21
Yes,stunning. V
laine8221-Nov-2006 01:08
Bravo !!
Guest 21-Nov-2006 01:07
Wonderful, good job!
faye white21-Nov-2006 01:01
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