Renewable Energy vs Offshore Drilling

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An oil platform just off the Southern California coastline.


Renewable energy (energy generated from natural resources, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat) vs Non-Renewable energy.

As usual, I sat on the beach and waited for the evening sky to turn red. The sky was a little dull and lifeless for a while, then it lit up for a few minutes just before darkness came. This is one of my favorite things to do: hang out on the beach and wait for those red skies.

The title for this image might be a little unusual, but it reflects my thoughts while shooting this scene. I sat there and thought, one of these days, those oil rigs would turn into wind and wave turbines covered with solar panels. By then I could beach without having to remove all the tar on my feet when I get home. I’m sure the protected snowy plowers on this beach would love that too.


PS: I spent last weekend cleaning up this site. The four major sliding panels (navigation, flickr badge, exif info, and comment) now remember their state(open/close). I’ve been wanting to fix this for a while, but never got around to it. I also did a bunch of other smaller fixes and added preview thumbnails for the next/prev link on my onblack page.