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!