"Don Quixote's Greatest Challenge"
©David A. Ziser
The wind farm near Palm Springs is amazing [link]. There must be hundreds of wind turbines all over the mountains. We passed these turbines coming into Palm Springs, CA this past Sunday.
It was pretty dark and I didn't know if I was going to be able to capture the photograph. I wanted to give it a try though because I loved how the turbines seemed to be guarding the hill side, just like an army of soldiers, in defiance to the onlookers.
This was definitely a "drive by shooting" shot. We were stopped for a stop sign with a car approaching from the rear. I asked LaDawn to roll down the window, I grabbed the camera and took the shot. A small amount of tweaking in Lightroom 3.2 gave me the final result.
Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 18-200mm IS lens at 165mm, F5.6 @ 1/60 second, ISO 3200. Enjoy! -David