Solar Energy 2

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Comments (16)

juan jose romero on March 13, 2008

wow!!!!!!!!!!! Ian at his best!! this is simply great beauty, COMPLIMENTS!!!

juan jose romero on March 13, 2008


Ian Stehbens on March 13, 2008

Thanks JJ. Again I am honoured. I took these pictures while driving from Sydney to brisbane for Christmas, and saw the water vapour rising from the coolers, and thought if one can possibly get into the right position, I wonder what it would look like if the sun was behind the vapour? Well here is the raw result, and as you know one could do all sorts of colour changes and satuaration variants in photoshop. But that can happen when I desire to print or display or publish! If ever.

Kind regards to you,


(I am having trouble with Panoramio tonight - I can't get these images in my folio, but when I go via your album I find they are there twice. I'll try to delete one sat, and hope one set stays!!)

EVA_L on March 13, 2008

Devour of a sun! Very symbolical and beautiful, as well as all Energy series, Yan! Best greetings, Eva

Ian Stehbens on March 13, 2008

Thankyou Eva.

As part of their public relations, the power station operators have erected a photographic sign beside the highway, with the words "WATER VAPOUR" on it so that people don't form the perception that this is smoke polluting the atmosphere! I guess that next we might see a sign saying "We are using Clean Coal Technology".

Kindest regards,


Tom Lussier Photogra… on March 14, 2008

Well done Ian. I like this new "Power" series of yours. This one in particular because of the rich colors and drama.

Regards, Tom

Craig Ward on March 15, 2008

Very nice Ian :)love the colors and patterns created by the water vapour and the silhouettes of the cooling towers,Cheers Craig

rosina lamberti on March 15, 2008

colors and patterns are amazing

Luud Riphagen on March 16, 2008

Wonderful shot Ian !! I like your Energie posts, beautiful colors and contrasts. Greetings Luud

© SisAnnick on March 16, 2008

Hi Ian, this is a wonderful image ! yellow star ... :-)

I was worried because i didn't get any message from panoramio about new pictures from contacts, no comments, no topic replies... then i check my favorites. You uploaded a lot of nice pictures; I was afraid that friends and brothers could forget me :-( Sisterly A.

Ian Stehbens on March 16, 2008

Hi Craig,

I glad that this catches your eye! It certainly made me stop when I was heading up the New England Highway that afternoon. Reminds me of your part of the world out around Morwell!

Thanks and regards,


Ian Stehbens on March 17, 2008

Dear Tom and Luud,

Thankyou both for the affirmation - for I am honoured by you two outstanding photographers. Such images are a cross between landscapes and graphic art, and that sort of creativity gives me real enjoyment. And both of you are especially good at that.

Kind regards from Australia,


Ian Stehbens on March 17, 2008

Hi again Rosina!!

Since you moved some of your wonderful images into the Red Bubble enterprise, I have been wondering how fruitful that has been for you. I note that you have recommended RB to others, so I presume that means you must be finding it helpful. It would be great to talk to you about it sometime.

And a very big 'thankyou' for your appreciation of this image.

Kind regards,


Gay Lohse on March 17, 2008

Hello Ian, Definitely awesome! Calender?


Andrew Eden on April 13, 2008

Very Special I love the way that one stack forces you to focus upon the other stack's delivery.


Ian Stehbens on April 13, 2008

Like you said about your Lime Trees shots, it is hard to mess up good ingredients.

Just one of those moments when you drive a familar highway yet again, about to fly by but then the realisation that I am a Panoramio contributor now hits! And so I need a little patience and the right spot and .... see what turns out.

Thanks Andrew.


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