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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 23rd December, 2012)

Wind Turbine


Wind Turbine
Nr Woodshaw, Wigan.

Photo: John Harrison  (Lumix G1, 160th on F8)
Views: 3,117

Comment by: Ben Cusick on 23rd December 2012 at 00:01

Nce picture john, at first I thought this was on rivington

Comment by: Ken R on 23rd December 2012 at 00:10

Controvercial method of power generation, good or bad, who's to say. Where near Woodshaw is this?

Comment by: Den S on 23rd December 2012 at 00:29

It'll never get off the ground.

Comment by: A Parr Adelaide on 23rd December 2012 at 01:35

Good shot John' Happy Christmas to all.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 23rd December 2012 at 01:38

Mechanical giants!!!!
Very strong statement John, well done!!!
Lovely gold and green vegetation, cheers!!!

Comment by: Gem on 23rd December 2012 at 02:33

nice

Comment by: peterp on 23rd December 2012 at 06:25

I know we need wind turbines but wht a blot on the landscape

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 23rd December 2012 at 06:35

As I am typing this post the temperature in down town Adelaide is 41.2degC we hope the leckie holds out or we will all be toast!!!
Cheers!!!!

Comment by: Helen on 23rd December 2012 at 08:38

Lots of controversy about wind turbines. We have them 20 miles out at sea where I live, about 80 or more of them. They are visible to the naked eye when the sun shines...they don't look that bad to me. A town near us has 2 turbines, they provide the town with its electricity, they love them. Uglier structures are radio & mobile phones masts, stuck in the landscape for all to see, sprouting all their aerials, antenna & dishes.
Interesting photo.

Comment by: Fred Cunliffe on 23rd December 2012 at 10:08

Over here in Durban they disguise some of the telephone towers to look like palm trees!

Comment by: Ron D on 23rd December 2012 at 10:59

Depends how you look at them .John has made a picture out of this one .Can't be bad .

Comment by: red rocker on 23rd December 2012 at 12:06

i wish it could take off .

Comment by: Ronny on 23rd December 2012 at 15:51

If enough of those turbines start up at the same time, they may speed up the spin of the Earth...tee,hee

Comment by: Janice on 23rd December 2012 at 16:43

Good idea Fred - I am sure in this day and age they could make them look more environmentally friendly! Nice image John

Comment by: John Morris on 23rd December 2012 at 16:59

Nice picture but wind turbines are a waste of time and money. They start to generate power when the wind blows at 4 metres per second which doesn't sound bad, but when you do the maths that is 9 miles per hour. On a cold clear winters day there is often no wind at all. If the energy companies didn't get subsidies I can't image any being erected!

Comment by: Ellen on 23rd December 2012 at 19:09

A lot of controversy,true and all over the world,it seems from today's comments. We are in the middle of issues regarding this matter in my little corner of Mid-Western Ontario. We already have a large Nuclear facility on our doorstep,as it were, but local farmers are up in arms about the proposed wind turbines in the works.
Thanks for the picture,John.

Comment by: bill MATHER on 23rd December 2012 at 20:18

Woodshaw rook. Aspull ?

Comment by: John H on 23rd December 2012 at 21:18

Reply to Bill Mather, If you go down Kale lane as fare has you can you can see the turbine off the Canal bridge [near the comershall pub thats now closed down].

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 23rd December 2012 at 21:46

Ellen, whereabouts in Ontario do you live? I have relatives in Windsor.
Wonder why the support needs to be so tall considering the size ot the propellor?
John, where precisely is it, what time and date?

Comment by: Ellen on 24th December 2012 at 00:21

Ernest, I live in a small town some 343 kilometers (according to Google), from Windsor, going N.N.E. We are a little over 30Km from the shore of lake Huron. I've lived here since 1986, but previously lived in Scarborough,Toronto.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 24th December 2012 at 11:30

How near are you to Southampton or Hanover then Ellen?
I`ve an official road map of Ontario 1990/91

Comment by: Ellen on 24th December 2012 at 17:37

Ernest, I'm in Walkerton, next town west of Hanover, where we do much of our shopping.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 24th December 2012 at 21:16

Thanks Ellen, my map gives the population of Walkerton 4687.
Was surprised, on my first visit to Canada in May 1965, to see the boundary signs with the population on.

Comment by: Ellen on 24th December 2012 at 22:08

Yes, Ernest- I imagine that if You had visited Walkerton in 1965,the population might have been somewhat less than that, it is currently a little less than 5,000,having risen by about 500 since we have been here. This is the County seat of Bruce County.

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