I was chasing a hot air balloon across south east Lincolnshire trying to get close enough for a decent picture of it when I spotted some wind turbines at Deeping St Nicholas. The sun was going down so I decided to take some pictures of these instead (never did get close enough to that balloon) this is my favorite one of the series.

BTW I never appreciated just how HUGE they are, I managed to walk across the fields right up to one and climbed its steps… I felt like an ant next to it.


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  • jegustavsen
    jegustavsenover 6 years ago

    Beautiful, I love the reflection of the sun set bubble, the colors are awesome!

  • jlynn
    jlynnover 6 years ago

    Fabulous shot!

  • RebeccaLee86
    RebeccaLee86over 6 years ago

    That is an incredible picture! I love those random, unintentional finds that turn out really good! Great colors and love the silhouette of the turbines. Great work!

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghover 6 years ago


  • mesal
    mesalover 6 years ago

    Fantastic silhouette, wonderful vibrant sky

  • Phillip Moore
    Phillip Mooreover 6 years ago

    Awesome sky! I have done a few of my own windmill photos and I was the same as you. I never realized quite how huge they are till I walked right up to the base of one.

  • mawaho
    mawahoover 6 years ago

    I find these very photogenic and yours is a beauty!

  • Tanya B. Schroeder
    Tanya B. Schro...over 6 years ago

    Gorgeous sunset and beautiful wind turbine silhouette – this source of energy is in sore need of promotion! I like how in your descriptions you talk about being on the hunt (or wait) for a certain subject, but end up with a completely different image instead. I’ll bet a great many fantastic images are found in just that way.

  • Trevor Patterson
    Trevor Pattersonover 6 years ago

    Yes I think your right, (on both counts) Lincolnshire has a number of windmills (and I’m talking about the old style of windmill here) which used to grind wheat and other grains for bread. A millers job was considered an important one until the industrial revolution hit britain and flour was produced in large factories by steam engines, now it seems we need windmills again but for a different reason… or maybe it’s the same reason, after all those factories no longer run on steam. I guess in a way the windmill has turned full circle.
    As for expecting the unexpected, I think that most of my planned shots end up dissapointing me in some way or other, but the unplanned ones are always a happy delight.

  • Trish Mistric
    Trish Mistricover 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot. Great tones.

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