Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sunday Stills

"If you can’t beat it use it, since power lines are a photographer's worst nightmare let's use this to our advantage. So find a cool landscape, sunrise, that would look great except it needs the dreaded power lines to mess it up, and throw in a billboard too, they are just as bad.. :-)"



Miss Aria in the morning fog earlier in the week. I ain't so much on the power lines, but I suppose if you look hard enough, you might like the symmetry between the two lines and the two fences.



Panning right, you've got your basic power lines and the "power lines" on the ground. Equally offensive, but very effective for sheep pasture rotation ;-).



Here is one from the archives. As soon as Ed posted the challenge, I immediately remembered this picture. I love this valley - just up the road - but was frustrated to see the shot ruined by the power lines. Little did I know, just a few months later, I'd be happy I took it ;-).



But still, I like this cropped view better. Wouldn't be nice if we could just crop out all the ugliness in the world? (As always, click to biggify.)



And here is a shot of the sunrise over Stella's house back last winter. Until I started looking for power lines, I'd never noticed the criss cross in this picture.

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23 comments:

Jen Mo said...

Great shots! Really like the first one even if it does have powerlines in it!!! LOL

Quinn said...

Even the lines don't ruin the first one, it's too lovely to notice them!

Alice said...

Great photos for this weeks challenge. The valley picture is all sliced up with the power lines that are all assymetric and really cuts into the beauty of the sloping valley. Conversely, the photo with Stella's house on it shows the grid-like wires and it looks like she is living in her own little spot in the universe. I rather like it even if it does fit the challenge. Interesting contrast.

Sherri said...

Really love that last shot of the sunrise. It is so lovely, I had to really look for the obstruction. :)

WildBlack said...

WoooW!! Amazing shots! I love the last one! Its Magical! :D

flowerweaver said...

Cropping can improve lots of photos. I like the second one with the fencing because of the curves and lines juxtaposed. The last one is beautiful too. Very peaceful.

Pete said...

Like how the arc in the fence works off of the straighter direction of the poles.

Ed said...

Very nice, glad ya kept the pics???

The Wife said...

Great shots. I love the color in the last one. The line pattern is very intruging.

zulluzoe said...

The poles in your misty shots give it a more country fee. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to crop all the lines out of every shot, well done :-)
I think the crisscrossing of the lines in the last one have done a good job of filling the void in the sky. Beautiful shots!

moresecretwhispers said...

what a lovely place! great landscape & use of powerlines; you make powerlines look good lol

thecrazysheeplady said...

Thanks everyone! This ended up being an interesting challenge - not my initial expectation.

Patches said...

Great shots! Love the foggy pastures and the sunrise!

Shelley said...

I'm sending you a photo of the place we got married. SEVEN YEARS AGO TODAY! I made the program and I have a shot of the front of the church (former Catholic church in Versailles)and the power lines really aggravated me. I didn't have software at the time to magically remove them!

CTG Ponies said...

Great pics! I love the shots in the fog.

Barbara's Spot on the Blog said...

Great photos. Yes, you could photoshop the power lines out but then the photos wouldn't be so realistic.

MariesImages said...

They kinda add to all your lines in your images....Ü
NICE~

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

You did an excellent job meeting the challenge. Great shots all. I like the first photo the best. And you made me laugh at the sheep pasture rotation powere lines. hehe!

Great job!

~Lisa

dibear said...

Great choices, loved them all.

Stacey's Treasures said...

I do like that winter shot, even with the power lines.

DayPhoto said...

I am assuming the lines really don't criss-cross, I asked Terry DH (retired line-forman) and he said you did a good job of capturing the square, but it is just an illusion.

Ha, so he says---it's there in color!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

thecrazysheeplady said...

He's right - it's an illusion. I think because the lens I was using compressed everything and where I was standing. I actually looked up yesterday when I was walking up to the barn and tried to figure out exactly where I had been.

I need orange said...

If only we could crop out the ugliness *and it would stay cropped out!*

(Looking back through the posts that have the Aria tag, from your chaps post.)

I spent some time, once, shopping the rust off a pic of our old aqua Taurus. The next time I saw that side of the car, I thought "Hey! I got rid of that! What the..?... Oh. Wait. Yeah. [sigh] Got rid of it on the photo. Not on the car. Bummer."

:-)

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