There’s lots of wind farms in Ireland these days but this one hold a very special place in my heart because I played a very small part in getting it built. Now, when I say small I really do mean it. My Dad developed the project in his spare time and I helped him erect the measuring mast on the site and clambered up and down that mountain more times that I care to remember to collect the data from the mast. The wind farm I’m talking about is Owenreagh in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. You can see it very clearly as you travel from Armagh to Strabane along the A5 just after you pass the Ulster American Folk Park.

Owenreagh Wind Farm
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For those of you interested in such things here are some of the technical details of the original shot:

  • Camera: Nikon D40
  • Lens: Nikon DX AFS 18-55mm (D40 kit lens)
  • Exposure: 1/500 sec
  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Focal Ratio: F11
  • ISO: 200
  • Camera Mode: Auto
  • Exposure Compensation: 0.0

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