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Vanishing Lines

Mar 23

In On Location at 8:44am

Power lines in Saudi Arabia, shot yesterday, disappear into the vastness of the desert.

D800E, 200-400mm.

More tk…

 

23 Responses to “Vanishing Lines”

Ryan Hodges says:

on March 23, 2013 at 8:54 am

Thats a lot of power..

Turki Shahel says:

on March 23, 2013 at 8:56 am

Love the shot. but who took it? and when/where in saudi arabia?
Thanks.

Jennifer rotterman says:

on March 23, 2013 at 9:13 am

Nice shot joe!!

Simone says:

on March 23, 2013 at 9:25 am

simply awesome :-|

NW Johnston says:

on March 23, 2013 at 9:30 am

Love the phone lines. How are you enjoying the 200-400mm?

Lee says:

on March 23, 2013 at 9:39 am

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.

Joe A says:

on March 23, 2013 at 11:42 am

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.

Henk says:

on March 23, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Hmmm, when I saw the title I was thinking you found a new way to use a beauty dish… Then I saw the photo :-)

Alex Tremps says:

on March 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Interesting view,
Regards

El Yami says:

on March 23, 2013 at 4:48 pm

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!

Nikolay says:

on March 23, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I love this image, especially the uniform balance and patterns of the seemly random details. It reminds me of musical notation list.

edelmar says:

on March 23, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Now let’s play one of those stupid “how many triangles?” games.

marcin says:

on March 23, 2013 at 7:16 pm

i love it

Stu Elwing says:

on March 24, 2013 at 8:46 am

“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.

chairaqiaa says:

on March 24, 2013 at 10:15 am

Thats a lot of power..

Ian Pack says:

on March 24, 2013 at 12:06 pm

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 ;-)

Vincent says:

on March 24, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Very Miro-like. I like the floating nature of it.

Michael says:

on March 24, 2013 at 5:56 pm

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.

Vic Peek says:

on March 24, 2013 at 8:48 pm

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.

Sam says:

on March 25, 2013 at 1:32 am

Could be mistaken as a technical drawing. Really nice Joe! Well seen.

Simon says:

on March 28, 2013 at 4:03 am

Nice shot. I love it.

James says:

on March 28, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Looks like a page out of Da Vinci’s notebook. Sweet.

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