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02-20-08 – Windmills

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  • #1217
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Old ones, new ones, big ones, little ones, metal ones, wood ones: photograph windmills.

    #14931
    Morningbreath
    Participant

    I am pretty pumped for this one. there are a lot more windmills in my area than I realized.

    #14932
    Flavivirus
    Participant

    do spinning wheels count? (the toys you like blow on and stuff)

    #14933
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Well, those strike me more as pinwheels, but maybe wickedfish could make a call on that since he suggested the theme.

    #14934
    shep.1972
    Participant

    would windmills ‘in process’ count? examples being a large aeroshell being molded, raw materials or the like? what about the construction of a turbine tower? at what stage is it a ‘windmill’ for the purposes of the contest?

    #14935
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    I’m not sure why they wouldn’t count, though you might have to explain it, and sometimes explanations detract from the photo.

    #14936
    corsec67
    Participant

    There will be an eclipse on February 20th (10:00-10:51 PM EST), so after posting my picture(s) for this theme, I will be going outside to look at the moon.

    (Just an FYI that there is going to be a nice eclipse that night, with the next one being in 2010)

    I still have to look for a little windmill in a shop and take a picture of it…

    #14937
    soosh
    Participant

    Alaska has shit for windmills. I doubt I’ll have an entry for this one.

    #14939
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    do spinning wheels count? (the toys you like blow on and stuff)

    Just realized we never heard from wickedfish on this one. If you check in before Wednesday, can you clarify if pinwheels are ok by you?

    #14940
    corsec67
    Participant

    do spinning wheels count? (the toys you like blow on and stuff)

    Just realized we never heard from wickedfish on this one. If you check in before Wednesday, can you clarify if pinwheels are ok by you?

    Just to throw this out there:
    I think that a pinwheel would be fine according to the definition of a windmill:

    Windmill
    1 a: a mill or machine operated by the wind usually acting on oblique vanes or sails that radiate from a horizontal shaft; especially : a wind-driven water pump or electric generator b: the wind-driven wheel of a windmill
    2: something that resembles or suggests a windmill; especially : a calisthenic exercise that involves alternately lowering each outstretched hand to touch the toes of the opposite foot

    From m-w.com

    Specifically, under 1b, just the wind-driven part is also considered a “windmill”. So, if it is designed to spin on a shaft that is almost horizontal just by wind power, that would be a windmill.

    Of course, if you want to restrict it from that definition, it wouldn’t bother me.

    #14941
    schnee
    Participant

    would a politician count?

    #14942
    Uranus
    Participant

    would a politician count?

    hell no. the buggers can’t even read….

    #14943
    staplermofo
    Participant

    Hey miller, there is some delicious cake in that huge kite. You can trust me!

    #14944
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Specifically, under 1b, just the wind-driven part is also considered a “windmill”. So, if it is designed to spin on a shaft that is almost horizontal just by wind power, that would be a windmill.

    Of course, if you want to restrict it from that definition, it wouldn’t bother me.

    No, I think that sounds fine, and maybe that will open this up to more people. Unless Wickedfish jumps in with strong objections, I think anything that fits those definitions should be fair game.

    Politicians are more windbags than wind[/b]mills[/b], methinks 😉

    #14945
    U-Man
    Participant

    Alaska has shit for windmills.

    Innovative. Bet they don’t work very well.

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