My husband and I had the opportunity to photograph the Hatchet Ridge wind farm September 13th 2010 in Burney Ca. It was built by North American Wind Power for the October/November issue :)The trip to the top of Mount Burney for some shots was intense with the high winds and view! What a neat experience! And to top it all off... 3 of my images will be featured on the cover of
Unfortunately me and outhouses dont mix (its a long story lol) so I didnt get to take in the Whole... experience haha! But I am sure many have, including the ranger who has to be up there every day :)
The windmills total 44 and are about 300ft. tall. For more technical information visit Patterns page about Hatchet Ridge here.
Anyone can go visit the windfarm, you just have to sign in with the guard. Its a really neat feeling to be standing below one of them while they are spinning in the wind. Here is some video I shot of that :)
For larger view of images just click on them :)
This first panoramic you see below was photographed for a wall mural that is to be 19x9 feet. So it is comprised of 27 high resolution images stitched together. You can see the windfarm on the left and Mt. Shasta on the right, below is one of Burneys mills.
Some shots with Shasta in the background!
Another panoramic of 3 images stitched with Shasta in the background...
It took 30 minutes to drive from one end of the wind farm to the other end. So I took up a little shooting along the way :)
Here is a picture that Zach took of our full size suburban sitting below one of the turbines... (its dwarfed lol) and looks like a little peanut.
Location of one of our first pans from the side of Mt. Burney...
Location for another pan from a meadow...
My husband caught me shooting in the sun :)
And last but definitely not least... Zach and I winding down for a beautiful sunset (ridgetop style)!