Project Athena - Day 177 (Threes)

Do We Really Need Alternative Fuel Sources?

During the long, but beautiful drive home from southern Utah back into Colorado today, I was super excited  about the photo I was planning to take at the National Wind Technology Center just outside of Boulder. Little did I know, the entire front range was socked in with thick smog like I have never seen before. The brown cloud was so disgusting, I just wanted to turn around and drive back to Utah. (Just kidding, kind of). As we descended I-70 into the west Denver, my eyes began to burn and it was even difficult to breath. I felt my energy drop, and a huge amount of stress in my body.

Despite the fatigue and disappointment, Lara and I took the short detour to see if there was a shot to be had anyway. By the time we got there, I had a pout-pout face. (yes, I have reverted to 2 and 3 year old vocabulary after my week with the kids) and I wanted to call it a bust but Lara encouraged me to make it work.'s not the picture I imagined for 12 hours in the car but I guess the irony of the clean energy against the choking brown cloud is photo worthy.

Tomorrow is another day. I hope it's windy!

Wind Generator Against a Smoggy Horizon

Nikon D3200 • Nikon 55-200mm lens • 200mm • F/9 • 1/1250s • ISO 100