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Only 2

In the wind of life, two remain static, still, solid and secure.

all the best. mal

Only 2

In the wind of life, two remain static, still, solid and secure.

all the best. mal

comments (40)

  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 24 Oct 2007, 00:09
Nice composition and lovely sky.
Not sure I will help you if you are going to romanticise ugly wind factories!! wink lol
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 24 Oct 2007, 00:35
They make a lovely couple smile Great work making something ordinary look extraordinary!
This seems a photo with message!
It is thus?
I like much, as they emphasize those enormous silhouettes against sunset! smile
P.D.: Eii! Mal, I request to you that you visit this:
  • Otto K.
  • Atlanta, United States
  • 24 Oct 2007, 03:22
This is beautiful, Mal.
Very nice composition and colour. The sky is incredible.
  • Lesley
  • Montreal, Canada
  • 24 Oct 2007, 04:01
Very nice image, love the composition and sky. Something about the image and your description makes me think of the two solitudes, a common theme/metaphor in Canadian literature.
Cracking sky and unusual silhouettes. Very striking. (:o)
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent United Kingdom
  • 24 Oct 2007, 06:14
Quality image, mal, really like this. I actually really like wind turbines, although David from Skye will not be impressed with that! Always confuses me that at every wind-farm, there are always some not working - why?
  • Roland
  • France
  • 24 Oct 2007, 07:51
What can I say Mal ? A likey for me ? BRAVO !!!
Unlike David, I've always thought wind turbines were very beautiful objects. Of course they have to be sited well, just like anything else.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2007, 09:09
This is an outstanding shot.wink
Residents living near these would not see the beauty but since I am not one of them, I do. Lovely shot!
Beautifully balanced mal.
They are rather beautiful to look at but they make a horrid noise! I wouldn't like to live near a wind farm. You have brought out their strange beauty very well against the beautiful background.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 24 Oct 2007, 12:17
Mal, the sky is such a lovely colour.
A beautiful pair Mal! There's something quite majestic about wind farms. And I'm loving that sky.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Oct 2007, 13:09
As is the inclination of those, like me, who were born and raised within shouting distance of Australia's Murray River, I am likely to regard the River Red Gum as one of the world's great trees. Along the Murray's flood plains, these trees grow to be huge monoliths...solid and secure.

River Red Gums are safe and solid giants...when there is some breeze to create some up-lift and to vary the stresses on the fibres of the trunk and branches.

When it is still, calm and unchanging, then things become unpredictable...massive branches will detach, without warning, and come crashing to Earth.

I feel our lives might be a little like this, too. There is a lot to be said positvely about our environment when we live with change and perhaps a measure of turbulence.

You have presented a beautiful image, mal, and do I see the promise of a little healthy stormy weather in the clouds!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Oct 2007, 14:15
I have read ray's comment and am deeply touched - somewhere in his comment my question to your comment and title is provided.

An excellent picture again. Always worth waiting for.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Oct 2007, 15:36
Did you shin up the mast to get the pleasing angle - top marks if you did? ;o)

I personally think they are a good thing on this scale, but was quite surprised just how noisy they are. There is quite a big 'farm' on Exmoor and it is like having a 6 lane motorway nearby.

Great shot btw ;o)
very strong image mal

by now you know i'm always looking forward to your posts

all the best to you too
Fab capture, Mal. All the best, Dave.
very nice mal. Another great shot.
Beautiful sunset Mal. The color is lovely. Well composed.
Yet another cracking image Mal - and plenty of well deserved plaudits. David.
very nice, love the sky color
  • BeakerSt
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Oct 2007, 20:35
The tones and the angles do give it a lovely serenity. Nice one, must be you in a touchy feely mood??
  • Ellie
  • online but without any pictures
  • 24 Oct 2007, 23:50
Well, they say groups of three things make the best composition, but in this case three would certainly have been a crowd!
  • padraig
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Oct 2007, 09:20
Beautiful shot. I don't know what all the fuss is about wind farms/turbines, there seems to be a certain elegance to them and of the is a feeling of reassurance rather than the foreboding you might feel while looking at Dounray for example. Something here that I will have to try (like so many of your pictures)
hi mal...simply stunning shot mate!
  • BobC
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Oct 2007, 10:28
Lovely balance and the colours are quite stunning.
if only we used more. fabulous COLOUR shot mal.
  • Zeus
  • from the inner depths of Londonium
  • 25 Oct 2007, 21:41
I've been staring like a zombie at this pic for a good ten minutes, but it's my bedtime now so I've added it to my likeys so I can come back to it later! Very cool. Cheers, H.
  • aitor
  • Spain
  • 27 Oct 2007, 08:29
Great sky.....
Lol, no chance of this on Barra!
Lovely image Mal.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Oct 2007, 21:02
Strikingly beautiful!
Absolutely wonderful shot, one of the best i've seen today!
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Oct 2007, 19:19
very different for malwalker...beautiful...
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 30 Oct 2007, 12:53
They do have a certain femininity to them. The analogy is great. The two objects moving independently of one another carried along by the wind or life and there would be moments were perfect synchronisation is achieved. wonderful
  • Sysagent
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Nov 2007, 18:47
Great framing and the placement of the rotors really help this shot out, not too mention that great sky..

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