By Megan LaManna
It looked like something out of a science fiction film. The giant wind turbines, set in soybean fields just outside of Westboro, Mo., sliced through the chill nighttime air with elegance.
These structures generate energy for the electrical power system. We craned our necks to see the top, and what we saw was a futuristic structure and a dark, star-speckled sky. With each turn, the blades whooshed past us with graceful force. The impression it made was grand.
The turbines made a surprisingly quiet sound for their size with just a dull hum. Standing so close to such an enormous structure was humbling. It felt like another world in that field; a cold, futuristic world.
— Edited by Sonja Gjerde