Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Coachella Skies


This area of Southern California is consistently one of the windiest. It's called the San Gorgonio Pass, and is the gateway to the Coachella Valley. Look closely and you will see a cluster of wind generators. Beyond the wind turbines and to the right is the Morongo Valley Casino. If you were to turn and look in the opposite direction, you would see wind generators for as far as the eye can see!
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46 comments:

  1. a wondrous photo enhanced by your spare words about Place.




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  2. I remember the winds there very well - and what a good use of wind power - there are so many areas of the country with good winds that should be used for wind power. Fabulous photo of the clouds.

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  3. Gorgeous photo! I know those winds well...

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  4. Wow great sky. One day these wind generators must work to make sweet water from seawater and better early than late otherwise big trouble over there.

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  5. Wow - that is a gorgeously dramatic sky!

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  6. Well, they should definitely produce a lot of electricity. Very unusual sky!

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  7. What a terrific sky/cloud capture!

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  8. Beautiful scene!!!! Nice to see all those wind generators "cranking out" the power. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

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  9. Seem to be one angry sky :) But so beautiful.

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  10. Oh, WOW!!! What awesome, dramatic skies and what a terrific capture for the day!! Truly breathtaking!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  11. I just have to say wow! totally speechless!

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  12. What a moody shot - it certainly looks windy!

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  13. Awesome seeing wind generators as far as the eye can see. I like how the image is moody, mystical, magical.....excellent job!
    JM, IL

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  14. Great shot, so many things going on. Lots of MW's in the aggregate with all the wind generators scattered all over the country.

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  15. many years ago i rode there with my bike and had a crash because of the strong wind...
    beautiful shot!

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  16. Good to see the wind being harnessed. It looks like a very dry area.

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  17. The sky is simply magic. I fear that the wind generators are going to ruin more than a few landscape photo opportunities.

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  18. Yes I would agree that there is a good chance that you will have a windy day there.

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  19. Yes I would agree that there is a good chance that you will have a windy day there.

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  20. Wind turbines are everywhere here where I live in England we look out to sea and there are dozens of them. Thats a beautiful picture even with alln those wind turbines. Thanks for sharing. XX Don

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  21. Oh Great! WOuld loved a timelapse here

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  22. This is a very dramatic sky! I'm glad the wind is being harvested for clean, non poluting power!

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  23. Incredible drama of cloud colour and shape in this beautiful scene.

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  24. Very dramatic sky.
    Thanks for dropping by.

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  25. I've only driven through here once, but remember it as a very dramatic landscape, even without that fabulous cloud formation!

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  26. Awesome, dramatic sky. With all the wind turbines I imagine it does get pretty windy. But I'm wondering if it was also one of the windiest places in Cali before the turbines were there?

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  27. Wonderful painting ... Er photo, but it could be the former! We've been through many times, but not recently enough. The first place we ever saw wind turbines...years ago. More common now. I have mixed feelings about them, but none at all about your great picture!

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  28. What a dramatic sky! Nice shot! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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  29. Wonderful image with so much to look at... the ominous clouds are somewhat offset by the red tinge on top; the darkened landscape in the foreground is also offset by the bright patch of light on the hill at the left; and the wind turbines lend some sense of scale. Wonderful shot full of atmosphere.

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  30. Crazy looking landscape / lightscape - I remember seeing huge numbers of wind turbines in California many, many years ago - I wonder if they were these?

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  31. Awesome photo, those skys are amazing

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  32. Awesome sky! Great photowork!

    Happy Easter!

    Irene

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