Monochrome Monday – Power lines

It’s a bit disheartening to see these power lines midst such spectacular natural surroundings but I suppose it’s the price we pay for having electricity in remote places.  Can you just imagine though what these workmen had to go through in order to put up these towers and string the lines?  How long ago were they put in place I wonder.

Tonto National Forest.  Apache Junction, Arizona.

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  1. #1 by Nancy on February 8, 2016 - 8:38 am

    It always amazes me when I see them out in the middle of no where! Let alone on top of mountains!
    You showed me this shot on your camera …and it works perfectly in black and white!
    You cease to amaze me girl!

    • #2 by imagesbytdashfield on February 8, 2016 - 8:50 am

      Awwwwwwww shucks! Thanks, Nancy. Hopefully one day the 3 of us can go out on a photo expedition and help each other.

  2. #3 by Timothy Price on February 8, 2016 - 9:46 am

    Nice shot Teri! We have an army of towers much larger than the one in your photo that look like robots marching across northwestern NM from the Four Corners power plant.

    • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on February 8, 2016 - 9:53 am

      Again, messing with the beauty of nature but what can we do if we want to have power to run our computers 😉

      • #5 by Timothy Price on February 8, 2016 - 9:56 am

        It’s a compromise. The towers are more interesting and not as intrusive as some of the ugly buildings that get built all over the place.

      • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on February 8, 2016 - 9:58 am

        I hear ya!

  3. #7 by milfordstreet on February 8, 2016 - 12:46 pm

    Nice…Isn’t it fun to make art from mundane objects? Cheers!

    • #8 by imagesbytdashfield on February 8, 2016 - 2:42 pm

      The towers may be mundane but they’ve got a great view 🙂 Thanks

  4. #9 by A. Blake on February 8, 2016 - 1:21 pm

    Reminds me of an old Twilight Zone episode.

    • #10 by imagesbytdashfield on February 8, 2016 - 2:41 pm

      Wonder which one?

      • #11 by A. Blake on February 8, 2016 - 4:45 pm

        remember the one with the stage coach and the father went in town looking for medicine for his son?

  5. #12 by infraredrobert on February 8, 2016 - 3:05 pm

    One word for you…helicopter (and linemen with no agoraphobia)

    • #13 by imagesbytdashfield on February 8, 2016 - 3:07 pm

      They be a fearless lot!

      • #14 by infraredrobert on February 8, 2016 - 3:10 pm

        Not only the height, but the high voltage…I knew a lineman for a time.

      • #15 by imagesbytdashfield on February 8, 2016 - 3:14 pm

        I knew a bunch of them in a former life. They were a rowdy bunch but electricity is no joke!

  6. #16 by ChgoJohn on February 8, 2016 - 10:08 pm

    Great shot, Teri, made better by your use of B&W. By the looks of them, those towers have been there for a while. I think that style, for lack of a better word, is being phased out, at least around here.

    • #17 by imagesbytdashfield on February 9, 2016 - 7:41 am

      When I see towers like this I always think of a monster movie and the lines exploding 🙂

  7. #18 by Indah Susanti on February 22, 2016 - 2:06 pm

    I always wonder if these power lines being checked regularly. Power lines here sometimes located in the middle of nowhere! Great use of BW tones, Teri!

    • #19 by imagesbytdashfield on February 22, 2016 - 3:33 pm

      Thanks, Indah. I wonder too when they check on those lines other than if they go awry.

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