DPChallenge has some interesting challenges right now, all having something to do with the number 3, three equivalently strong subjects, 3 primary colors, 3 camera techniques. (The rule of three, where you have three equally strong subjects, is one of my favorite photographic compositions.) So today's goal was three subjects. I noticed the windmill farm as I drove home, fabulous subjects, but after more than an hour driving around to several locations, and walking around in some bitterly cold wind trying to find a shot I could frame just right, I came away with just one decent shot. (At one point I had driven on a road so rural that I ran into a snow drift my car wouldn't have made it through - so I parked and walked - brrrr - then there was no shot - bummer.)
But then as I finally made it home to Watertown I wondered what our local art museum might have. (It has a lovely outdoor area, and some nice trees.) I found one set of trees I liked and two shots later I had it...
Here was my best windmill shot. It was a lovely sky today, but I just didn't find the perfect angle or location to get three well-spaced windmills.