The wind turbines at Altamont Pass are a sight to behold even if the wind is absent. These structures, old and new, are sentinels watching over the hills.
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Once again, the post processing is through Nik Silver EFex Pro 2 with the intention of creating a high contrast photograph to invoke a mood, primarily a sense of gloom and doom. The fence line towards the bottom of the composition is intentionally dark, giving just a glimpse of the metal T-posts when it catches light off the sun. The clouds have been reduced to the point where they appear as smoke trails appearing from the right, off image.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, ISO 200, 38mm, f/8, 1/100 sec
Altamont Pass (CA), Turbines, Clouds, High Contrast, Monochrome. Altamont Pass, Livermore, California. February 05, 2011. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.