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  • Through my work at the Island Institute, I became involved with the creation of a 4.5 megawatt wind farm on Vinalhaven Island, out in the middle of Penobscot Bay.

    It was an audacious effort on the part of a handful of islanders who were determined to beat down the exorbitantly high price of electricity on their offshore home. I will spare you any further details, but suffice it to say, the project was a great success and the three beautiful turbines are, as I write this, out there churning away in the milder, yet fairly steady, winds of approaching Spring.

    The day I made these two photographs, I needed to fly downeast to photograph a friend’s home on a small island off Mount Desert Island. As the small plane cleared the trees, I could see an incoming sea of fog obscuring much of the bay in the muted pre-dawn light. We almost aborted the flight then and there but it was a gorgeous morning and the light, thanks in no small part to the encroaching fog, was exquisite, so on into the rising sun we flew.

    Sentinels was made on the outward leg of the flight, as the first tendrils of fog began to cover sleeping Vinalhaven in the muted colors of pre-dawn.

    (continued, as "Prophets")
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