Solar Farm - Waterbury VermontWhat happens when you combine a passion for photography, renewable energy and apple cider? For Rochester, NY photographer Michael Tomb it meant a chance opportunity to capture some amazing images, like the one we’re featuring here. Returning from a vacation trip in Vermont, Michael and his wife Marcia stopped at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury, VT to get some cold cider for the road. When he spotted the farm’s “solar orchard” out back, he says the simple abstract beauty got a hold of him and he spent some time capturing many dramatic wide angles of the farm’s 26 solar arrays (which have become a local attraction). Later, he made a stop at a wind farm in NYS to take more photos and he plans to create a series called “On The Grid”, with these and other images. Michael’s deep interest in energy began as a physics major in college, when he toured the Three Mile Island nuclear facility, a couple of years before the famous accident, and had an epiphany: “I looked at all the switches and gauges and said silently to myself – they have forgotten human error.” We’re delighted to share his passion for renewable energy with you and plan to post other images from his series in weeks to come.

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