Saturday, September 18, 2010

Ben Lewis singing at the Wayside Sept 2010

One of my favorite people and performers, Ben Lewis "tearing it up and entertaining us at the Wayside" :)

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Hatchet Ridge windfarm, Burney Ca.

My husband and I had the opportunity to photograph the Hatchet Ridge wind farm September 13th 2010 in Burney Ca.   It was built by Pattern Energy Group, LP.  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  North American Wind Power for the October/November issue :)

 I think this outhouse (on top of Mt. Burney) has got to be one of the best "outhouse" views ive seen lol  And with the super high winds it surely could be an exciting potty adventure :)
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 :)

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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.