Windmill, Windmill- every where you look there are windmills!

Erik & I spent the day this past Sunday up on San Jacinto Mountain outside Palm Springs.  It was our first trip up, but won’t be our last- we found many hidden treasures everywhere we looked- one of which was captured with a macro of a cut down tree trunk.  As you can see, Erik was able to capture quite a few textures and the main thing he noticed while taking the shot was how much the crack in the middle of the trunk looked like the windmills on the side of the freeway.  Of course we had to take a comparison to show you… now a little about the windmills-

Wind energy development in the San Gorgonio Pass area was formally studied through the San Gorgonio Wind Resource Study EIR (1982), a joint environmental document prepared for the U S Bureau of Land Management and Riverside County. The document assessed three scenarios for wind energy development in the area, and included criteria for the development of wind energy on both a countywide basis and specifically for the San Gorgonio Pass area.  Since 1982, and the approval of wind energy development in the San Gorgonio Pass, numerous wind turbines have become part of the landscape. The narrow turbines range from 80 to 160 feet in height.

The San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm is a wind farm located on the eastern slope of the San Gorgonio Pass in Riverside County, just east of White Water, CA. Developed beginning in the 1980s, it is one of three major wind farms in California.


6 responses

  1. such wonderful capture

    April 23, 2012 at 10:11 pm

  2. Nice work Guys, love those windmills

    April 23, 2012 at 10:41 pm

  3. Thanks Chris & Namie!

    April 24, 2012 at 5:50 am

  4. doephotog

    Love that place. Those windmills look so huge up close and personal. Have you ever stood under one when it’s on?

    April 24, 2012 at 9:27 am

    • They were running like crazy when we were there- Erik took some motion blur shots of the ones running- but the sun was just so bright at the time of the day that you just can’t see the blur. Next time- later in the day!

      April 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm

  5. Great post you guys, really enjoyed this one!

    April 25, 2012 at 11:36 am

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