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hydro…electric…?

farm sprinklers and electricity pylons

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20 responses

  1. Clever . . . . Frozen Hydro-Electric?

    February 28, 2013 at 6:56 am

    • Yes, that, too…frozen.

      March 3, 2013 at 12:54 pm

  2. victoriaaphotography

    What ARE those circular things laying on the snow. I’ve never seen anything like them before.

    Such an interesting maze of lines in this image.

    February 28, 2013 at 7:04 am

    • Those are used to water fields in what are usually arid areas with little or no rain. They typically turn around a central feed, propelled by the water they disperse.

      If you look at Google Earth’s images for many areas of the west, you will see many circular patterns dotting large areas. Try Nebraska, and some northeastern parts of Colorado.

      February 28, 2013 at 7:09 am

      • Thank you for the explanation, Emilio…and yes, Victoria, kind of interesting with all of those lines and such….

        March 3, 2013 at 12:55 pm

  3. This is a beauty! You know I’m still new out here in the west – flying over the west I’ve seen those circles & wondered so many times – thank you. I think I get it now. And I just love the look of those big spoke-y wheels, esp. in the snow. With the towers. And the wires. Linear, like writing.

    February 28, 2013 at 11:04 am

    • Thank you, Lynn…some pretty cool stuff out West. πŸ™‚

      March 3, 2013 at 12:56 pm

  4. An awesome and intriguing image. Love this.

    February 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    • Thank you, Meanderer.

      March 3, 2013 at 12:56 pm

  5. Love the play on words…. imaginative shot and the title to go with it.

    February 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    • Thank you, Gunta…I do to play with words sometimes. πŸ˜‰

      March 3, 2013 at 12:57 pm

  6. Nice juxtaposition. Those watering wheels would puzzle an alien if he landed there πŸ™‚

    February 28, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    • Thanks, Finn…I would love to have been able to get the irrigation pipes and wheels without all of the wires and pylons, but it seemed to have worked ok with them in there. And I agree…the alien might wonder what the hell was going on with all of it. πŸ™‚

      March 3, 2013 at 12:58 pm

  7. I love this pic. The mix of man’s creation and nature’s. Great shot Scott!

    February 28, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    • Thank you, Nancy…might have to go back later in the year when those sprinklers are busy and doing their thing….

      March 3, 2013 at 12:59 pm

  8. Hydro electric on ice (for the winter). wonderful composition, Scott!

    March 1, 2013 at 11:59 am

  9. Grass farms use them here. These are large, lots of them, and look like iron wagon wheels! That’s what I thought they were at first glance. A very interesting image! πŸ™‚

    March 3, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    • Thank you, George…we see them across our Utah, too, north and south and many points in between. I love watching them work, too, especially if the sun is rising or setting off in the distance.

      March 5, 2013 at 7:06 pm

  10. what a cracker the title amplify’s the subject

    May 28, 2013 at 3:27 pm

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