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Turbine View from Church Tower
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

June 23, 2014: To help understanding of the visual impact of the Heane Farm Turbine on Hatherleigh town we scaled the heights of the church tower Sunday morning ('thanks' Ruth and Mark for your collaboration) to photograph the view to the west from the parapet. The image (left) is an approximate 110 degree panorama made from three separate images taken at 45 degree intervals either side of the lightning conductor on the south west corner. Click to see a larger image. The Vee shows the location of the turbine.

This panorama is unlikely to stand scrutiny by experts and was not taken at the recommended focal length (so the turbine looks smaller here than in reality) but it clearly shows the context for householders. The higher parts of the town (on the left) are exaggerated by the lens corrections during photomerge. However, a quick drive around the town later showed that the turbine will be easily seen from ground level in Higher Street and Park Road at least and therefore from upper windows it is likely to be seen widely.

An existing turbine can be seen on the horizon to the the right, giving an idea of the 'whiteness' of the eventual Heane Farm turbine.


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