Monday, August 12, 2013

Wisps and Windmills

Layers of wispy clouds trace patterns against the blue skies in the fading light of an August day. This wind turbine, near Grand Bend, Ontario, stands silhouetted against a watercolor tableau.

The strong, straight lines of windmills contrast with the softness of the skies. Photos of windfarms have a graphic punch that comes with the juxtapostion of something so mechanical as a windmill and the natural landscape of a rural area. Like the barn silos and church steeples of the last centuries, windmills now stand as  a symbol of rural life.

Copyright 2013
Wanda Hayes Eichler

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