Wild Grass and Turbine

Years ago, a local company bought this massive wind turbine from Holland. It arrived in seven or eight pieces by freighter ship. At the time, I was working on the Port of Cleveland as a longshoreman, and my job was to help get this thing to the build site. We loaded it from the ship onto several trucks with articulated trailers to accommodate the massive pieces.

The convoy of trucks had to be escorted by state police  just to get the thing to the site. Once completed, it was an impressive spectacle because it is situated at a busy suburban intersection. At the highest point, the top fin reaches a height of 443 feet. You usually only see turbines of this size way out in rolling fields, or some such rural setting.

Today I happened to be on a marginal road that runs between a major interstate and some railroad tracks. I saw the turbine in the distance, and I thought I’d try to remember something about the basics of photography composition. It turns out, I don’t remember much, but I still thought the picture I snapped was kind of cool.


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