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Wind Farm Sunset by johnchamilton, on Flickr

We saw the most amazing sunset last weekend, driving home to the Twin Cities from my mom's house in central Iowa. This is a wind farm visible along I-35 near Clear Lake, IA. In 2010, wind power accounted for about 15 percent of electricity generated in Iowa.

I didn't do too much Photoshop work on this frame. That riot of color is pretty much how I found it. A thunderstorm had just passed by, with skies clearing in the west, which accounted for the light show. I shot at a shutter speed of about half a second to give the windmill blades a little motion blur. In Photoshop, I used Nic Dfine to dampen the noise a bit, plus a little sharpening. Enjoy!
 

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Whoa - I know the "Red at night..." but purple at night?

Beautiful picture! Reminds me of my new favorite word - empurpled.

~ Jenna
 

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When in Iowa or elsewhere in the Midwest, I'd rather see purple sky than green sky. :)

(For some reason, when conditions are right, the really severe thunderstorms that can spawn tornadoes seem to have a tendency to add a green cast to the lighting.)
 
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