25-35,000 ft. Above the West

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    I shot these photos on the way to Vegas. Because of near perfect early morning conditions, the right side of the plane, a clean window and far enough in front of the wing, they are better than I have ever been able to get before. I used a Nikon D70 with only 6 megapixels and no polarizer. What an amazing country we have.

    T.Boone's wind generators in west Texas.

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    South Eastern Grand Canyon

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    Those wind generators aren't T Boone's.... He doesn't have any yet he just wants to have some. Or, he did until the bottom fell out of oil prices!

    That picture you took is right near my abode!
     
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    Great shots Sit----thanks for sharing !
     
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    So beautiful! You are right, our country is amazing!
     
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    I've flown that trip many times and that was the first time I noticed the wind generators, I assumed they were new and Picken's. I have seen many part of wind generators heading up I-45 through the Houston area, I also figured he was responsible for them. Are those Green Mountain Energy's generators?
     
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    Are they in the Abilene area? Seems I remember some up that way .
     
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    I am not sure exactly where you were when you took that shot, great shot by the way. I have no idea who's those are but I know they're not T-Bone's.

    By the way, he and other oilmen LOVE windfarms, they use a hell of alot of oil! Each turbine requires 2 barrels of oil twice a year for the gearbox, the transformer at the base of each one needs four barrels, changed every four years. Start multiplying that by millions of turbines and look at all the oil sales!

    They also leak and sling this oil, great for the groundwater but, who's complaining? It's "GREEN ENERGY!"
     
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    First generators I saw were on the tundra of alberta!
     
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    we have many in south central washington!
     
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    Of course, I realize it's nuts but, as an inhabitant of a temperate rain forest, I look at all that land and wonder where all the trees are.

    This truly is an amazing country.
     

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