Windpower: Switch off the mind and let the heart decide, Rampion Wind farm what are its artistic merits?
We noticed a Facebook post earlier today on Brighton Skies where one of their followers was basically asking if photographers considered the new Rampion windfarm, now prominent on our sea horizon, as a thing of beauty or an eyesore? Is it to be embraced or avoided when it comes to taking artistic photos of our area?
Coincedently a few days ago after we were out taking photos on a walk over Telscombe Tye, we got back to view our picture bounty and saw amongst them a rather uninspiring shot of the wind farm out at sea.
We discussed between ourselves how we could make something more interesting of the image. So we decided to have a bit of photoshop fun on our computer and tried to turn the image into a fake retro pop record sleeve.
The song that sprang to mind to work from was the 1980s synthesizer hit Windpower by Thomas Dolby, below is the result of our endeavours, which took all of 15 minutes! Not brilliant by anyones's imagination but it did (like the Brighton Skies chap) get us thinking about the artistic merits of the Rampion wind farm.
So what do you think?
Do you point your lens at or away from our newest sea feature?
Thank you Yvette
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