Thursday, January 08, 2009

South Farm Road 1788 Sunset

"South Farm Road 1788 Sunset"
Near Midland, TX

We photographers are supposed to hate telephone poles, highways, and, for good measure, invasive species like the Salt Cedar in the foreground. But if you think about it, it's contrary to our real lives not to have these in our photos. One day, some member of the Jetson family will see our photos, see the old highlines, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and think, "How quaint was life back then.'


Bobbie said...

I don't know how you do it but you do. You take a picture of telephone poles and make them interesting and even artistic. The color in this picture makes me feel as if I were there watching the afterglow right before sunset.

-K- said...

That's a photo that seems impossibly close to being a painting. I still don't quite believe it. Just amazing.

The Artful Eye said...

Fantastic perspective here. I hope quaint never goes away or the Jetson's show up long after I'm gone.

I was excited when I saw insulator's still on the poles along the Dalles Dam near the Columbia River Gorge in Washington State.

John said...

I feel the wind and the quiet, here.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Stunning. So calm and warm. I can feel the soft breeze and hear it whisper its secrets.

I love it when a photo can take you far, far away.

Nicely done Debi!