Wind turbys – Ugly or lovely?

Wind turbines , black and white

© Mhairi Carroll
These ones can be seen driving towards Perth from Dundee

Are wind turbines ugly or lovely? Are we falling in love with them in the same way as other icons of industrial change such as water wheels or old (not new) chimney stacks?

My view is that they can be iconic and majestic in the landscape. They do represent an industrial and energy revolution that will be kinder to the environment and create some community benefit. So long as no one plans to put them in landscapes that are appreciated for their wildness and natural beauty we should be sensible about it. If anyone put one in Glencoe in front of the Buachaille then a thousand landscape photographers and artists will be in the vanguard of resistance. Seriously some new things like renewable energy are worth celebrating with iconic imagery.

Anyone wanting to be controversial and supply a stunning image of a nuclear reactor?

Wind Turbine

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About photographicviewscotland

Photographers of Scotland's landscape and remote places and arts and craft makers. Mhairi is also making needle felted animals under the name of the Woof in the Wool. We live in Abernethy in Perthshire, Scotland.
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