Power Lines, Mojave Desert VI

Picture of power lines in the mist, Mojave Desert, USA

Power Lines VI, Mojave Desert, USA

Been a while since I posted one of the Power Lines series.  If I’ve done this correctly, clicking on the picture will take you to a bigger version – I know, I don’t normally do that, but you really can’t see the detail in this picture at the embedded size, so I hope you will all forgive me the extra click.

I entered one of these Power Lines pictures into a photography comp a while ago, and I’ll never forget the feedback from the judge: “That would have been a really nice landscape, but it’s pity about the power lines, they spoil a great image.” Hmm.  Apparently the subtle title didn’t give him a clue about the subject of the picture!  Or maybe I’m the only person who find these structures are strangely attractive, an alien army standing sentinel in the desert…

(See more pictures from the Power Lines series on Journey Photographic here)

Power Lines, Nevada

Picture of Power Lines along the highway near Las Vegas, Nevada

Power Lines, Nevada

Driving along the highways outside Las Vegas, the austere landscape is dominated by power lines.   It was rapidly obvious that taking a photo without them dominating was impossible, but the more I looked the more they became interesting features of the landscape in their own right.