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Øivind Tøien

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How do those windmills get there?
« on: October 21, 2019, 06:59:04 »
Some windmills already in place in existing park above Stokmarknes Sortland, Northern Norway:

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Rotor blades on their way to location in Northern Norway, here outside Lødingen:
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Stems on ship outside Tromsø:
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(From current location of this ship, it looks like final destination is Kvaløya outside Tromsø.)

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Re: How do those windmills get there?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2019, 07:13:11 »
Nice series, thanks for showing.

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Re: How do those windmills get there?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2019, 07:53:50 »
A huge operation.  Greatly documented.   Impressive light on the 1st one.

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Re: How do those windmills get there?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2019, 08:38:00 »
Impressive. Well documented!

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Re: How do those windmills get there?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2019, 10:06:51 »
Thanks Fons, John and Luc.
Yes, the dimensions of these things are really huge. Unfortunately that also calls for large transport roads  to be made in nature for the land part of the transport, a contributing cause of controversy.
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Re: How do those windmills get there?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2019, 10:52:08 »
This is indeed an excellent representation of the scale of the project.

I also like some sort of surreal combination of the grandiose nature and the unusually big artificial object.

Thank you for sharing!
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Re: How do those windmills get there?
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2019, 11:14:19 »
quite different to our long trucks with one wing each during nights on the highways
am I right, that due to kow humidity you have no real ice problems on the rotors?

great series - thanks for sharing
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Re: How do those windmills get there?
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2019, 12:35:57 »
Very nice images! Really nice pp ;)
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Re: How do those windmills get there?
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2019, 20:00:23 »

Thanks for the comments, Akira, Thomas and Erik.

This is coastal Northern Norway so humidity can be quite high. But it is usually not that cold, and there will typically be lots of freeze-thaw cycles with passing weather fronts though the winter.
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Re: How do those windmills get there?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2019, 20:54:47 »
Very interesting !

So far, I saw only lorries carrying windmill parts.
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Re: How do those windmills get there?
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2019, 00:03:17 »
Nice series, seeing those blades on the ship really shows just how massive they really are.

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Re: How do those windmills get there?
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2019, 01:10:08 »
Fantastic images, surprising to realize the scale of the mills, as I have only seen them from - now I realize - very far away

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Re: How do those windmills get there?
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2019, 08:03:50 »
Thanks for the kind words, Francis, Bear and Armando.
Yes, the  windmills did not look that big when viewed above the buildings at Stokmarknes Sortland. It is only when comparing them to the cell tower at the left in image #1 (captured with the 300mm f/4 PF) that the huge dimensions are realized.


105mm f/2.5 AIS at f/8 on D500

BTW, image #2, 3 and 4 were drive-by captures through the window of a bus with the 55mm f/3.5 micro.

Edit: I initially had a little brain fart regarding location of the windmill park. It has now been corrected.
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Re: How do those windmills get there?
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2020, 11:34:43 »
Levitating windmills  :o
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Re: How do those windmills get there?
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2020, 13:56:25 »
Erik, Erik, Erik   ;D