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Chilly Flock

A chill in the air decreases the spacing between the birds on the wire. Nearly a month ago, when the weather was warmer, fewer birds were more widely spaced.

Am I the only one reminded of aphids?

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Power poles on Cornell Road

On my bike ride today, the power poles called to me, “Take my picture.” With the clear blue sky for a background, how could I say no?

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Weekend Snaps

Saturday evening, I went on a bike ride to end the day. On the way back, I stopped at some favorite spots to take some pictures.

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Offset Wires

A few hundred feet from here.1

Am I the only one bothered by the two unused brackets at the top right of the pole?


  1. I have another view. I’m not sure which one I like better. Do you have a preference? 
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230 kV

Yesterday during lunch, I stopped at the BPA Keeler Substation to take some pictures of the transmission line tower on its front lawn. I used my cell phone’s camera because that’s all I had with me. Surprise — Transmission towers are huge! I couldn’t get enough of the tower in view.

I returned today with my Canon S100 point and shoot with its 24mm (equivalent) lens. Much better! :-)

When the sky is cloudless, I’ll try this again.

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High Voltage

I like taking pictures of infrastructure. This pole is a hundred meters or so from the power pole I shot a while back.

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Wired

I wasn’t looking for another shot of wires and pole … honest. I took a detour on the way home to shoot a stand of trees on the far side of a field. It looked good, but only in my mind. The scene’s dynamic range was too great and I didn’t have a tripod with me to make a good HDR shot. So I looked up. This is what I saw. Sort of…1 ;-)

Continue reading “Wired”

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Tension

No, it’s not Haystack Rock, or trees, or a sunrise.

It’s a power pole.

And I like it.1


  1. As I was driving with Ashley, I looked through the sunroof and said I wanted to come back and take a picture of this pole, though I’d need to stand in the middle of the street to get the perspective I wanted. Ashley reached up and opened the sunroof. Ah! Problem solved. Grabbing my camera, I took a couple quick shots while we waited for a green light.