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The size of Seagen, Strangford lough

The size of Seagen, Strangford lough

Sorry - this is the last of this beasty. I posted it because it is a little different and maybe the state of things to come. The cross arm is 40 metres across. This shows one half, with one turbine. The swirling water is the tidal flow past the column. The arm has been raised above the water for some initial work prior to commisioning. Just beyond the column is Angus Rock Lighthouse.



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Date: Fri May 30, 2008
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No need to apologise, its good photography and of interest to lots of people I would think. Dec
#1 Fri May 30, 2008 9:51pm

Thanks Dec. I am fascinated by marine engineering - and this is certainly amazing. Viv
#2 Fri May 30, 2008 9:57pm

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Very interesting, and a great angle, focus is spot on -Dean
#3 Fri May 30, 2008 10:07pm

Truly amazing. Smile
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#4 Fri May 30, 2008 10:32pm

I was so caught up looking at the blade I almost forgot that I also wanted to say the white sailboat against the blue backdrop is very pretty. I hope you got more shots of that. It looks like the perfect light and calm water for a nice atmospheric type shot with the lighthouse in the background. Smile
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#5 Fri May 30, 2008 10:34pm

Thank Amanda and Dean. Amanda I hope to get lots more shots like that - if the weather stays as good as it has been these past weeks Smile Viv
#6 Fri May 30, 2008 10:39pm

Ooooh I like this shot.....fabulously sharp with beautiful light and mood.....I think channel markers will probably be erected to keep everyone safe.....SmileAlan
#7 Sat May 31, 2008 12:14am

Nigel C Young
It is, indeed, of great interest.
#8 Sat May 31, 2008 12:19am

Beautifully framed Viv....The DOF is great too and I was checking up to see what aperture you used....surprize....What happened to the big 40D??
We're off to see the Lizard~~the wonderful (sic) Lizard of Oz~~
#9 Sat May 31, 2008 12:39am

Nothing more to be said. This is really cool. Smile
#10 Sat May 31, 2008 3:00am

Thanks all. John these are Gil's shots - he would not dream of using my 'orrible 40D Smile. Alan there will be no markers - it will be raised only rarely and when it is down the column itself is marked by two black balls in the day and lights at night. Don't think they have thought out what happens if the arm is lifted at night or in fog (a common occurance here) Sad . Viv
#11 Sat May 31, 2008 10:16am

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Awesome - but wait! The UK and NI will be ringed by wind-turbines soon, as we head towards 10% of our power from renewable enery. The Severn Estuary development will perhaps be the biggest/most powerful. If we can achieve this figure and not kill thousands of rare birds as the blades scythe throught the sky, I am all for it. Wind-farms in Aragon, northern Spain, made me think of Don Quixote... Smile jOhN




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#12 Sun June 1, 2008 5:44pm

Lol John!! Actually water turbines are far more efficient than wind turbines - which is not hard as wind turbines are VERY inefficient! Viv
#13 Sun June 1, 2008 7:57pm

This shot certainly illustrates what could happen to sailboats. Fastinating piece of engineering! Thanks for sharing these shots with us Viv! Smile Daenna
#14 Sun June 1, 2008 11:42pm

Lol Daenna - you have hit it in one. The tide in this shot is only a neap tide - at spring tide the flow is greater - and yachts and small power craft are not fully under control - there is potential to hit this thing! Viv
#15 Mon June 2, 2008 9:57am

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