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Old Jun 28, 2007, 5:05 AM   #1
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I don't have to go as far as bill43210 to photograph poppies. In fact I don't even have to get out of bed, though I'll have to struggle out even to attempt to emulate his wonderful shot earlier of the poppies & the hairs on the barley.

This is the view through my bedroom window a few moments ago. I'm privileged to live in such a lovely place, bu it's a pity about the spurious power & telephone lines...
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 5:12 AM   #2
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...I have a bit of trouble with them getting the way. In a rural location, how does the street manage to look more like one in a US or Japanese townwith the clutter?

My excuse for this horizontal format is the large number of verticals to be seen. If I want to display shots near home, I often have to use PSP's 'trowel' to remove cables.
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 6:48 AM   #3
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Lovely first shot.

I also have the same problem in my area with the power lines. And, I live right next to the distribution lines to add to the problem.
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 11:14 AM   #4
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I love the first shot.

Utility lines and poles are a nuisance but they are a part of modern life. This makes me wonder if we as photographers should accept them as part of our world. Now, that second shot would be an exception but I think an occasional power line in a photo is OK as long as it is in the background. The effort to remove it in the editor is great and the results not always satisfactory.

Obviously, if you can choose a different shooting angle or location to avoid the wires, that would be great. However, since that is not always possible, don't avoid taking the photo because of the wires. You may never have an opportunity to get that shot again.

I'm rambling again. Must be a sign my age (62) is catching up with me.

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Old Jun 28, 2007, 6:09 PM   #5
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i think you are right calr, imo, we have to accept them (the pole and wire) for me it does not detract from the photo, infact with the chap walking along the road, it brings man into the picture so we can expect his clutter also. Both are very nice shots and if you get out of bed Alan you can also get a poppy close-up :lol:
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I agree with Cal. Power lines are a fact of life. They may not be attractive but they exist like pigeons.

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