Power lines in Saudi Arabia, shot yesterday, disappear into the vastness of the desert.
Thats a lot of power..
Love the shot. but who took it? and when/where in saudi arabia?
Nice shot joe!!
Love the phone lines. How are you enjoying the 200-400mm?
Nice but I wish the vanishing wasn’t at the bottom edge of the image. Also is there any way to recrop to get some of the desert in? Sorry but my eye is drawn to the vanishing point and I can’t help but wonder what they vanish into. If you had not said desert, I would not have known.
Ditto to Lee’s comment… My eye was looking for the horizon. Not necessarily to see desert, but to frame the infinity somewhat. That being said, this is still a keeper to me… I like the abstract art vibes that it gives. Thanks for sharing, Joe.
Hmmm, when I saw the title I was thinking you found a new way to use a beauty dish… Then I saw the photo
When I saw the other photo of pwoer lines on twitter I thought “damn, even Joe McNally made that shot!” because in the GCC countries power lines are shot to death… but never like this.. it’s a beauty cheif!
I love this image, especially the uniform balance and patterns of the seemly random details. It reminds me of musical notation list.
Now let’s play one of those stupid “how many triangles?” games.
i love it
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to perceive … ” with apologies to Sir Walter Scott (was it him who wrote the orginal quote?)
Joe, it looks wonderful, sort of like a blueprint, sort of like science fiction.
Nice one Joe. A great example of perspective compression with a telephoto lens. Don’t think you’d have got the same effect with an iPhone
Very Miro-like. I like the floating nature of it.
I’m glad that the desert wasn’t included as it gives a purity to the lines and looks almost ‘graphic artist’ like. The changing contrast of the black lines is what draws me into this picture not the vanishing point.
As a 40+ year utility professional I think that is a beautiful site. You might not agree but we have difficult time charging our camera/flash batteries without it.
Could be mistaken as a technical drawing. Really nice Joe! Well seen.
Nice shot. I love it.
Looks like a page out of Da Vinci’s notebook. Sweet.
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