Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Power - Thematic Photography

I was surprised how many of my photos would fit the 'Power' theme although that was not the reason for taking them.

The latest that have come to my attention stand at least four miles away with the North Yorks Moors behind them.

Wind Turbines
The eagle-eyed among you may just make out the line of pylons part of the electricity power grid. Just to make it easier for you here is a shot of the moors to the right of the turbine photo.

Power Pylon backed by North Yorkshire Moors
As an example of power in use I just have to include a shot from our lounge.

Electric fire in use
Of course there are different forms of power; one of the earliest can be seen here.

Horsepower on Saltburn Beach
It's also possible to generate power using the waves, but beware that sometimes water takes control.

Waves from the Fowey Estuary in Cornwall very much in charge
River barrages, like the ones on the River Tees enable control to be regain of tidal waters as you can see here when the river is in flood and the flow to the sea is controlled.

One gate of the River Tees Barrage
No power shoot would be complete without a reference to the motor car. Of course the petrol companies try to get in on the act in their advertising campaigns,

V-Power Performance Fuels
For which they charge extra of course.

Missing from this power collection is nuclear power so there is a note to myself to go out a take a shot of our local nuclear power station at nearby Hartlepool.

When all else fails there are times when

Only Manpower Works
Not forgetting the woman behind the camera and behind the wheel.

The Driving Force - power on!
To see other power uses (and misuses?) check in with Carmi at Thematic-photographic-268.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That's a nice range (!!) of shots, Bob!


And you reminded me: There's a nice big stone fireplace in the basement that I've been making a fire in every day for a few weeks now that I can shoot for my next post.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice pictures

You should see the wind farms all across southern Texas. They're amazing

21 Wits said...

Awesome power post! Of course horsepower and Bob Power rules in my eyes! Now this was an exceptionally pretty display of power.

aw said...

An amazing mix interpreting this theme, Bob. Trouble with power is one tends to cancel out another. Recent powerful storms have cut our electricity power twice and we live in a fairly quiet area for weather. Have you suffered yet this year at all?

Bob Scotney said...

Ann - Lots of rain and a few strong winds that's all. No power loss.

Jo said...

I love the wind turbines although lots of people claim they affect their health. Great pictures as usual. Particularly like the horsepower.

photodoug said...

Bob - piggybacked on your wind turbine idea. Like your take on manpower. Thanks for sharing.

Gilly said...

That's a fantastic set of powerful shots! I love the way your mind has worked, and your photographic ability has made them great!