242Days #124 Power Lines
As I have mentioned before I have an aversion to power lines. I try to shoot around them and if that is not possible I will spend way too much time removing them in Photoshop. But when I saw this scene, I decided to quit fighting them. In this photo they are the star.
I also felt the gritty, grainy quality of the black and white added to the industrial utility of this photo.
This is what a similar scene looks like preserved in the color of the evening. I can’t help but like the symmetry of everything. The derricks perfectly aligned marching off into infinity, the perfectly draped power lines traveling hundreds of miles to power cities, towns, villages and homes.
What is your impression of these very non-natural photos? Do you have a favorite in composition? Do you prefer color or black and white? Comments are most welcome.