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    After a few beers we decided to head for a trip to the Whitelee Wind Farm; the largest in Europe apparently. It's something we'd spoken about for ages but never actually gotten round to doing.

    After some changeable weather, and when we were a bit into the middle of the whole thing, the heavens opened and we got pelted with hailstones the size of large grapes.

    I felt like the guy in 127 hours. Trapped in that god forsaken weather, being smashed with millions of 'frozen bullets'.

    It was so bad that we had to walk backwards to get back to the car.

    Horrific.

    This is Al.

    Whitelee Wind Farm, March 2011
    Hasselblad 500CM - Kodak Portra 400NC (expired)

    K9_Kirsty☂, freedomyears, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Digitalis alba 68 months ago | reply

      Haha :) Welcome to good old EK weather :P

    2. K9_Kirsty☂ 68 months ago | reply

      Really love this picture. It really conveys the sort of lonely, haunted feel I experienced being at the wind farm recently (also in sh*tey weather).

    3. vukr 68 months ago | reply

      Windmills (and pylons) are a lovely landscape feature, never been up close and personal to a windmill though.

      Does the hassy come weatherproofed?

    4. StephenMcleod - International Man of Mystery 68 months ago | reply

      vukr ahem... It does not. The Canon thing I had with me as well got some serious abuse though. The Blad just got minor abuse that day.

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      Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)

    5. al roney 68 months ago | reply

      Brrrrrrrrr.

    6. Ross.McCullagh 66 months ago | reply

      Great shot Stephen!

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