Power lines are not the most desirable elements we want to have in a picture… in fact, photographers are trying hard to avoid them, by taking different angles or even alter their shots in post processing.
However, we have to admit that they are part of our daily life… ubiquitous – so to say, and depending on the photography, sometimes we have to accept them…
As a casual documentary (amateur) photographer, I often leave them there.
But sometimes I actually like them and take them in purpose. Just look up!:)
In the winter, when covered with frost and shining in the sun, they can be even artistic. However in an urbanscape, where there are power lines, the lampposts are present too… – Not too much to do about those either 🙂
I also like to see and photograph birds on power lines they look to me like musical notes… 🙂
I took this photo in a gray winter day in Ontario and this scene brighten my mood 🙂
Power lines can create interesting patterns, too.
Here is a more colorful image I took in Arizona – these pigeons where so nicely aligned on the power lines, popping against the blue background sky of the Mohave desert…
Next is a print from my Fine Art America’s galleries:
I took it while traveling Quebec in the golden light of the evening, and called it ” Bed Time” – I really liked the picturesque image of the power lines with the swallows aligned on them, over the french style barn.
But the power lines can hold many other things…, like old discarded shoes, for example 🙂
While the shoes are quite common, here is something you don’t see everyday…
These are Bromeliads plants growing naturally on power lines in Mexico and other tropical areas – aren’t they cute?
I have many pictures featuring power lines but this will be the last one for the post:
I called it “Technology vs. Nature” and I took it in the desert, near Death Valley, California. I just liked the contrast of the elements 🙂
For the fun of challenges, I posted it to:
Lens-Artist Photo Challenge: #13 Look Up
Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Week 4 Photo – black and white, power lines