Old turbine beside the hydroelectric plant

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Larry Workman QIN on November 24, 2008

Hello Marilyn.

This is a very nice composition and a very interesting image to explore. I like it.


pingu57 on November 25, 2008

very interesting picture. I like this one. It's very neat. Is the snow already gone?

Tamás Borbély on November 25, 2008

Really spectacular and beautiful photo, dear Marilyn ! My best wishes, Tamás

skida on November 25, 2008

Nice engineering detail with a peek-a-boo landscape as a bonus! Well observed Marilyn.

Amelia Royan on November 25, 2008

Wondeful Marilyn. I like the offset point of perspective on this photo. I must open my eyes even wider. Mvh fra Norge. Amelia

Marilyn Whiteley on November 25, 2008

Thank you, Lina, Larry, pingu, Tamás, Keith, and Amelia. I'm glad you share my interest in the rusty turbine.

The snow is not gone already. I took this on the first of November, before it came. There was a chain-link fence between me and the retired turbine, so I as restricted in photo angles, but nevertheless I took lots of pictures. I was slow in posting this because I had a hard time deciding which one I liked best.

Greetings, Marilyn

Daniela Brocca on November 25, 2008

One of your very original shots, Marilyn.I like it a lot.Very nice lights and shadows and the window, of course. Cheers, Daniela

Hank Waxman on November 25, 2008

A very interesting perspective, Marilyn. Wa sit inspired by circumstance or the release of the new James Bond flick? (Sorry, I couldn't help it).



Marilyn Whiteley on November 25, 2008

Thank you, Daniela and Hank, with extra thanks to Hank for the morning smile.

It just occurred to me that this shot was made possible in part by the primitive nature of my equipment! The zoom on my ultra-zoom compact camera (aka "point-and-shoot" but I resist that classification) is so small that I can stick it out through one of the openings in a chain-link fence.

Cheers, Marilyn

MaryKnapp on November 25, 2008

This is a masterful shot, Marilyn. You have used one of your motifs that I admire, the window, in a fresh and technically complex way.

Greetings from Miami,


© Pano=Rapi ( ) No2V… on November 25, 2008

You have the nead of a sparepart, then go to ....


Marilyn Whiteley on November 25, 2008

Many thanks, Mary, for your comment. And yes, Rapid, they might have just what's needed!

We went for a drive along a road that was once very familiar to us. There used to be an interesting flume between the road and the generating station. It let logs bypass the station, but there is no more logging upstream, so the flume is gone. But what is there is this old turbine, just waiting for someone to come along and explore its photographic possibilities! Thus I feel little credit for the picture. All we had to do was notice it, stop the car, and walk along the fence!

yves floret on November 25, 2008

Hello Marilyn ! Interesting subject and very nice photo, well done.

Greetings, Yves.

Larry Workman QIN on November 25, 2008

Hi again Marilyn.

I just had to come back and give this a Y*. You captured it very well.

While it is a technological manifestation, it has this organic quality to it that is very attractive to me.

Best wishes, Larry

Marilyn Whiteley on November 26, 2008

Thank you, blai and Yves. I appreciate your comments.

Larry, I am honored by the Y*. I understand what you mean by organic quality, because the last time I looked at it, "flower" popped into my mind.

Best wishes, Marilyn

MaryKnapp on November 26, 2008

Yes Marilyn I'm sure it was there, just waiting for your creative eye to see it. Greetings from Miami, Mary

© Pano=Rapi ( ) No2V… on November 26, 2008

Yes, they throw the old stuff away and wait for oxygen is doing the rest! ;-)

Luca Rigato on November 27, 2008

Ciao Marylin. Beautiful and orginal photo! Great idea. Luca, Italy.

My contest photos

Marilyn Whiteley on November 27, 2008

A quick thank-you as we leave for our next trip! Cheers, Marilyn

Eva Kaprinay on November 27, 2008


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Photo taken in District de Limbour, Gatineau, QC, Canada

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 24, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/11/01 14:25:16
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 7.08mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash