Saturday, February 28, 2015

More Power to You

Although I would never take 
 for granted 
the digital camera that captured this 
shot from a speeding train—or want to give up the 
camera or the train—it would be fun to travel back
time just to see what this beautiful Virginia
countryside looked like without the power lines
(and some of our other not-so-attractive mod cons).

[To see more of The Weekend in Black and White,
visit Dragonstar's meme.]


  1. Fantastic picture. I often wonder what my home town would have looked like before all the modern buildings and stuff.

  2. I know what you mean. I love my digital!

  3. Great b&w photo!
    My post at:

  4. For that reason I like the paintings of Albert Bierstadt. Your caption also reminds me of the R Crumb take on our U.S. History (also at the above link), albeit in reverse (from then to now, rather than from now to then).

    At first I thought that the electric pylon was rather short, then decided the bulk of its base is beyond the rise in front of it. I like the way the window reflections add a few sharp edges to the clouds.

  5. Where I grew up in the midwest, there were miles of these that came from the southern part of the state (where coal was mined). As a kid, I thought of them as giant robots marching across the countryside.

  6. Those power line wires do lead our eyes into this rural scene. I like the composition of this shot.


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