The ripe fruits of the Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) AKA blowball, Lion's Teeth -- producing seeds with parachutes to catch the wind. Shot with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 and M.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro. Raw conversion in Phase One Capture One Pro 8 via Lightroom 5.7. Post processing in onOne Perfect Photo Suite 9.
To the Windmills
Recently planted rows point to a new non-agriculture source of revenue in the Big Country -- wind turbines. The wind-powered generators in the background are just off Interstate 20 west of Abilene.
WIndmills in the Big Country
Wind turbines occupy cotton fields in the Big Country west of Abilene, Texas.
New Crop for Cotton Land
Cotton farmers and ranchers in some parts of West Texas are generating revenue from a new crop -- lease fees from companies operating wind turbines. This bare cotton field in the BIg Country west of Abilene is home of part of a large array of these electricity generation devices.
Windfarm in the Big Country
Wind turbines operated in a cotton field in the West Texas Big Country just off Interstate 20 west of Abilene, Texas. Processed in Lightroom 5, DxO Optics 8, PhotoLine 17, Topaz photoFXlab, Topaz Adjust and Topaz Detail.
WInd turbines on US Highway 87 just south of Big Spring, Texas. These turbines are among a recent group of installations, which continue to pop up in numerous parts of Texas where the wind blows often.