Experimental image. Found this wind farm near the border of Utah and Nevada. A panorama set was required to capture all off the wind turbines, but it was a windy day and they were all spinning rapidly. Shot the panorama set as quickly as possible, using about 60-70% overlap between frames so I could fine-tune where each image in the set was stitched to the next. Click to see a larger version.
You never know what you will find on the back roads. I was traveling through farm country in Wyoming when something caught my eye – a mobile SAM (surface to air missile) launcher! Next to it was a radar and I found a sign saying it was a U.S. Air Force installation. But something about the missile launcher didn’t look right. I got a closer look and realized it was not real. It was a mock-up of a Russian SA-6 missile launcher. Then I realized what I was looking at – a training setup for “Wild Weasel” pilots. “Wild Weasel” is the name for aircraft that are designed to destroy enemy anti-aircraft missiles and guns. Anyway it was a geeky thrill for me, and another reason why I always try to take the back roads instead of the interstates on my journeys.
The mock-up missile launcher.
The radar is on the left, the missile launcher on the right, and it looks like a farmer’s tractor is parked in the middle.
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