Quixote's Nightmare

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'Quixote's Nightmare' On Black and Large

Is this the stuff of Quixote's nightmares? I tried getting the windmills to synchronize their dance...but they weren't cooperating. The rows and rows of windmills in the distance is a tad bit daunting, no?

The North Palm Springs windmill farms off Interstate 10 and Indian Ave.

Wind energy accounts for 1.5% of the state's gross energy production. The San Gorgonio pass, home to the Palm Springs windmills, creates a perfect wind tunnel, allowing for energy production upwards of 300 days a year. Enhancements in windmill technology have increased dramatically, and maybe this will be a common site in the future as we look towards perfecting various forms of renewable energy sources.

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Palm Springs, California
May 19, 2007

_CarmenLilly_, Ernie :+), Rafał S, and 353 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. movimente 87 months ago | reply

    wow! Fantastic light and composition, congratulations!!!!

  2. chirgy 84 months ago | reply

    Jumped out at me from Mr Trona's fave mosaic - just cracking (and better for the unsynchronised nature of the blades). I love these things - can't see why people always seem to have them put up within a hundred mile radius of where they live (in the UK at least).

    Lastly, if you'd like to add this to Flickr's Best Titles, that'd be great!
    Found in a search. (?)

  3. craigkohlruss 83 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called California Pictorial, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  4. photoyear2008 83 months ago | reply

    This photo may qualify for the 2008 PhotoYear issue. If interested, please visit: photoyear.googlepages.com.

  5. etravus 82 months ago | reply

    love your shot

    did this a few years ago
    Down Wind

  6. Mr. Mark 82 months ago | reply

    hopefully he'd be up to the challenge...

    great shot

  7. itsthatgirljess 81 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Orange Lovers, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  8. LightPainter80 [deleted] 81 months ago | reply

    You’re invited to post this image to the group
    HOT or NOT

  9. neetulee 79 months ago | reply

    Sunset in windmills!!

  10. tizianoc [deleted] 79 months ago | reply


  11. hey joh 77 months ago | reply

    Amazing shot!!!
    Absolutely spectacular... and the colours1


  12. Emília Couto Della-Porther 73 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called IMAGES OF THE WORLD (Imagens do Mundo), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  13. Danyela999 71 months ago | reply

    Beautiful photo! Compliments

  14. Luz mas Luz. 71 months ago | reply

    Simply reason and feelings.

  15. Just Add Light 69 months ago | reply

    ridiculously inspiring! this is incredible!

  16. ~XANE~[AWAY] 69 months ago | reply

    Wonderful Shot!!!

    You are invited to post this photo in Beautiful Capture Contest of Windmill

  17. tallawah75 66 months ago | reply

    impressive shot and great title...

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