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Title • the wind and the sky

I found this strange device down by the South Shore (Blackpool). It's a sculpture of sorts – that's wind activated – and seems to work on much the same principle as a church organ. Oh, and as I didn't include any foreground detail it's a bit difficult to judge the scale – I'd estimate that it's between 40 and 50 feet high.

As always, let me know what you think. And I would write more, but it's one minute to midnight and I hate back-dating stuff (i.e. if I don't put this up now it will be tomorrow ;-)

Update: this is version two of this shot (I changed it after quasi's comment below). The original one that I put up had two white balance settings applied via a mask, the first (the device) was set 'as shot', and the sky was altered to a more natural shade of blue. However, I think, on this occasion (especially since I cleaned my sensor earlier this evening and didn't do a particularly good job of it), that I probably pushed this image a bit further than I should have done. So here's a 'straighter', but weirder version.

Update #2: I just put up a copy of the original if anyone's interested:


capture date
focal length
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
9.12pm on 8/12/04
Canon 20D
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
24mm (38mm equiv.)
2m 0s
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