Sunday, November 16, 2014

Power Parts 11.16.14

Utility poles are everywhere. Often chastised for supporting those wires that interrupt our views (especially in photos - they seem to be accommodated more easily in reality), these power parts have become a source of dependency. Viewing the solid rectangular bars of the crossarms, the discs of the fused cutouts, and the not-so-straight lines of the wires provided me with a perfect opportunity for compositional framing with geometry in mind. 
Subject & Background - Check! The sky was a cloudless canvas for the power pole
Balance - The contrast of the lighter background and fused cutouts balance the dark lines and crossbars, but I also think the various weights of lines and shapes create a nice equilibrium
Point of View - Yep! Went right below the pole and shot straight up...of course, not sure I had another choice!
Simplicity - Despite the pervasive lines, there grows a simplicity with a neutral background. 

Simplicity is a bit of an oxymoron to me. It seems that the simple things, upon closer examination, are quite complex. There are intricacies in even the simplest of forms which are often ignored and/or dismissed. Maybe it's time to rethink that definition/interpretation? ;)
Golf Dr, Naples, FL

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