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We drive down Route 146 all the time. It’s near our home and a great access road to adventures beyond our studio walls. But as we were driving down the road – suddenly in our view was this great big turbine rising out of the horizon. Both Scott and I looked at it, then at each other, and he said loudly “Was that there yesterday?” I replied incredulously, “There was no way we could have missed that- that has to be new…” And we both stared at it.

 

Out of the Horizon

Out of the Horizon

 

 

 

 

“It’s kinda cool…”

“Yea, it really is… we should go up there and check it out.”

Then a few weeks later came a phone call from a wonderful Canadian company called Free Breeze Energy Systems. They needed some photos of the newly installed Turbine for their brochures and upcoming trade show. Would we be able to take some photos for them? Our answer was Yes. We’ve been meaning to check it out! And so we did, and they used many of the photos we took that day. It was an incredibly powerful piece of equipment and was a challenge to photograph. Below are a few of our favorite shots.

 

Wind Turbine on a white puffy cloudy day

Wind Turbine on a white puffy cloudy day

 

 

 

Back Lit Turbine not a Cloud in the Sky

Back Lit Turbine not a Cloud in the Sky

 

 

The best part of the whole experience of this photo shoot was working with the guys up in Canada at Free Breeze. They were very kind in giving us a bit of creative license in creating the images, answered our questions in an extremely timely manner, and were super nice both on the phone and via email. Basically a dream client to work for. I can only imagine how fantastic they are at installing these monster machines! You can also learn an awful lot from their web site. There is a huge FAQ section with all kinds of interesting tidbits. i was particularly impressed with the part about impact on community…

Community

Building a strong partnership with the community is critical to the success of every wind energy project. With community dialogue a vital component of our strategy, we start speaking with residents early in the project development process to introduce the project and solicit early feedback on our proposal. Our goals are to

* establish a cooperative relationship with the community
* listen to our neighbors
* share information and
* ensure our proposal fits the interests and priorities of the community.

The proponents also meet with elected and appointed officials, civic associations, environmental groups and other community organizations. They also periodically share new information, as it becomes available, to provide updates to the community about the project.

 

I would highly recommend you take a look at this very interesting company! Especially now that they have some very snazzy photographs of the newly installed turbine in Worcester MA.