Solar

Draft night tonight, so I’m getting in early with something of a quota photo. And after our last two football matches being postponed due to adverse weather, I’m hoping for some sunshine. Hence this pic:

This is the Touwsrivier Solar Electricity Array, just off the N1 near… well… Touwsrivier.

It’s big. Check out the foreground in that shot of mine up there and you’ll note that there’s a full size railway line running in front of the CPV systems. Dwarfed by the panels behind it. Dwarfed.

The plant cost R1 billion to build back in 2014, covers 470 acres (190 ha), has a nameplate capacity of 44MW and a capacity factor of… er… 23%. Eish.

Inefficiency can like to be solar energy’s middle name.

Let’s hope for some decent weather today, not just so that Touwsrivier can make some much-needed electricity, but also so that we can actually get a match in before I choose some iffy EPL players to ruin my fantasy season.

Again.

Last minute quota photo because I’m making a phone farm

Yes.

This image of Industrial Matjiesfontein:

Because this.

(Or actually because I’m going to the pub with my wife to discuss making a phone farm.)

Fire

I spent so much time having fun today that there’s suddenly barely enough time to squeeze a post in before I turn into a pumpkin (or something).

So here’s a quota photo of a fire that I recently attended.

Just enough light to bring some colour in the leaves, and yes, a bit unbalanced perhaps, but I loved the light on the earth on the right hand side, and so I just couldn’t crop it out.

Bigger on black here (and this really is one of those images that works really well in this format).

Given that each of those plants was 5m (15ft) high, seeing this up close was quite an experience.

KRC reimagined

KRC being Kensington Roof Clutter, which I found here at BMNB.

I don’t know quite what it is with me at the moment, but I’m seeing everything through very photographic glasses, as in I keep seeing photos in everything I see. And when I see actual photos, I seem to be seeing them differently. Brian’s KRC image instantly screamed black and white at me, and so I black and whited it.

 

I really like the light and the definition in the chimney turbine cowls, and the large, almost comical, TV aerial on the left adds… something.

Roof clutter. Photogenic.

Impala

Whenever I hear the name of this antelope, I always start singing this song.

Because today was already rather busy, but suddenly just got a whole lot more hectic, this guy (whom I shot on Friday) (not in a biltongy kind of way) just became my quota photo of the day.

Thank you for your understanding.