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Old Aug 17, 2013, 1:03 AM   #1
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Default Sunset In Lancaster, CA

Trying to find a good sunset picture when you are on the wrong side of the mountains is not easy.
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 11:59 AM   #2
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Woah - Very interesting framing
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I agree with NHL about the framing. This reminds me of some windmills I shot recently in Wyoming. These kinds of pictures speak to our advancements in power distribution. The sunset and mountains in the background make it interesting. Nice shot.
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These electrical towers are eye-sores and normally look terrible. Thank you for making them nice to look at against the sunset.
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Thanks all for the comments.. We are lucky that the power lines can't be seen from our house. As the place is only a mile from house.
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As mentioned . . . power lines aren't always the first thing to come to mind when thinking "sunset", but the shapes and lines do add to the nice pallet of colours!

Love it!
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Hey, is that Lebec back there somewhere? It looks like your out near the Poppy Reserve. I remember seeing the grid pass nearby that area last time I was there.
I can't tell you how many shots I have taken that end up either having power lines or poles in them. Thank goodness we can remove them after the fact.
You did good making a nice photo of one of my photographic enemies. I think you get really nice sunsets out there in the Antelope Valley.
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Hi Mike,
The Poppy Reserve would be about six miles as the Crow flies north west from where I'm standing. I was shooting due north in this shot which is about a 1/2 mile from my house.
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I think i see what you were aiming for here, but for this kind of image, some symmetry works best.

Right now there is no symmetry as on the left there is a thick pole carrying the cable whereas in the center and right its a pylon.

If you took this so that there was both a pylon to the left and the right so that the image almost looks like its a mirror, with the wires leading off into the central point in the distance it would work a lot better.
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