Columbia Gorge Wind Power (Photo of the week)

The white spires of a wind farm stand out against a darkening sky, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
The white spires of a wind farm stand out against a darkening sky, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

On my way through the Columbia River Gorge last month, I was passing some of the new wind farms in eastern Oregon and decided to get a few shots. The sun was setting and the lighting was very flattering for the massive turbines. Although it is a crowded market, the demand for alternative energy stock photos is large, and it was little effort on my part to stop and take a few shots. In fact, all of the photos below were taken from a moving car on the freeway (don’t worry – I wasn’t driving)!

Silhouetted wind turbines stand out against an Oregon sunset, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
Silhouetted wind turbines of a wind farm stand out against an Oregon sunset, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
Wind turbines line the cliffs along the river, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
Wind turbines line the cliffs along the river, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
Wind turbines line the cliffs along the river, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
Wind turbines line the cliffs along the river, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon