Camera Test Among Wind Turbines
June 4, 2013
I don’t chase tornadoes, although I get the appeal. Adrenalin is the most powerful and seductive drug – speaking as a former street paramedic, I know.
What I do, though, is chase moments. Or, not so much chase, as wait for them to arrive – as they do every day without fail. All moments are good, but some moments are better than others.
I’m road testing the kit I’ll be taking to Greenland, which will include the Canon T4i, and happened to be in the right place, right time, the other day, in the middle of Michigan’s largest wind array, not far from my home. Click the pictures for larger versions.
We’ve had a lot of wet weather, I’m not sure if it’s a record, but it is remarkable. Flooded fields have kept a lot of farmers from being able to Â plant normally. Gratiot County, where these are located, has an average household income of just under $40,000, and a fair amount of that comes from farming.
Fortunately, the steady income provided to local landowners by these turbines helps buffer against the increasing impact of weather whiplash – extreme drought last year, extreme rain this year – keeping families on their land, and giving rural communities a development model more positive than just hoping for a new prison – a big rural growth industry of late.