Friday, October 17, 2008

Exploring Bangui Wind Mills in various angles

I got fixated with the idea of capturing the Bangui Wind Mills in its most unusual stance that I have exhausted my effort in getting it in various angles. The task was exhausting but how will I achieve something if I didn't explore, right? Some things are worth giving a shot even if it means being pooped at the end of the day.

after the downward slope

The road leading to the Bangui Wind Mills

My first day at the wind farm, we went by the Burgos town proper and headed for the Bangui Bay via the first directional marker we spotted. We passed through a gravel road all the way to a downward slope going down to the beach. From inside the car, I could already see the wind mills. The first thing I did was to capture the wind mills from the car, the road leading to the beach.

from the view deck

The Bangui Wind Mill from the observation deck

On my second day, we proceeded first to the Bangui Bay observation deck. The marker is easy to miss but since our driver knew where we are heading, it was easy to track which side of the road we’re gonna set off. From the viewdeck, the spaces between the 15 turbines are easy to notice. There’s not much room for creative shots here because the angle is very limited. Either you take from each side or the center. Or could be that I wasn’t just being creative enough.

from the east side of the beach

The Bangui Wind Mills from the east side of the beach

From the viewdeck, we passed by the Baruyen Bridge wherein another marker is in placed. We headed for the beach to get a closer encounter at the windmills. We passed by this one big house surrounded by a long line of fence. On the left are the colossal windmills grinding their blades with the wind.


comparing sizes

David and Goliath. I asked Jay to stand beside one of the windmills to compare sizes.

Standing underneath the windmill felt too good to be true. It’s so huge. I asked Jay to pose at the base of the windmill for size comparison. Going through some Internet searching, I found out that each of the 15 turbines is 70 meters high which is roughly equivalent to a 23-storey building.. Each blade is 41 meters long which is almost the size of an Olympic sized pool (which is 50 meters long).

6 comments:

the donG said...

i like the second photo! never seen those mills from that view. ganda talaga.

similar view when you travel the hills of nasugbu.

kyels said...

What are the wind mills for actually? I'm just wondering. By the way, is it hard to get to Bangui from Manila?

;)

Photo Cache said...

this is a good one-day trip. do they allow picnic on that beach?

Sidney said...

Quite an unexpected view to see those huge windmills in the middle (of what seems to me) the middle of nowhere!

I agree with Dong... the second picture is perfect.

And your friend Jay has room to grow...

pieterbie said...

I agree with you, once there you need to get the best possible angle, the best possible picture.
Good shots!

my gulch said...

dong:
thanks. the view of the windmills is fading, must be the distance and too much spread of light.

hi kyels:
these wind turbines are actually used for wind power which are generated into electricity. the converted wind energy from this source are also use directly for mechanical purposes like for pumping water or for grinding grains. wind power is a renewable resource and plentiful too so, it's very useful and environment-friendly since as i've said, it reduces greenhouse gas emmissions because it replaces the consumption of fossil fuels.

From Bangui to Manila, it's quite far. If you're going to Pagudpud, going to this town is a good inclusion to your itinerary.

photo cache:
i believe so. they have a hut for rent there which is big enough for a family. we never tried it though since I only came there to take pictures.

Sidney:
yea...so much room to grow. thanks!

Peter:
thanks. no pain, no gain.

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