About a month into working at Motion Media out of Fort St. John, I got the chance to photograph the Dokie Ridge Wind Farm. The wind farm is located outside of Chetwynd, BC and stretches a long way along a ridge.
Of course, I don’t have those picture anymore to prove it, but I do have this video.
The farm was nearing completion of its build. There were numerous wind turbines standing over 100m tall and when you would stand beside them, you were nothing.
When I was driving back to Yellowknife, from Fort St. John, I saw the same turbines being trucked north. I had no idea what they were for at the time. I half jokingly said they are probably going to a mine, apparently I was right.
I guess the news broke a while ago, but the local Yellowknife paper did a piece on what and how the turbines will be used. They will be heading to Diavik Diamond Mine and will help power the mine. THIS IS BRILLIANT.
I can imagine how amazing it will look. In the middle of nowhere, literally in the arctic, a mine and giant free-standing windmills. Epic.
Back when I was working with Motion Media I wanted to get up in a helicopter and shoot the Dokie Ridge Wind Farm again, but that never came around. Maybe I can get in somehow to shoot this them, when they are built. 😉 Wouldn’t that be something.
It’ll be interesting to watch the project come together.