Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sunday Stills-Powerlines

This week the Sunday Stills challenge involved powerlines and landscapes. I had just been complaining to the husband that I hated powerlines. He stated he would cut them down so I could take a decent photograph. I told him I didn't think that would be a good defense in court. "Yes, Your Honor, that's right...I did it for the sake of my wife's photography." Yea, not thinkin' that would fly to well!

So I took a picture of the neighbor's windmill that I drive by every day, wishing the powerlines didn't surround it.



You see those stupid powerlines! Argh! Well I tried another shot and look what happened...





They disappeared! They were on the viewfinder on the camera when I took the picture. But I had the aperture set at 1.8 so maybe it blurred them completely out of the picture?! When I go out intentionally trying to get powerlines in a shot, I can't even manage to get them! I amaze myself sometimes.

28 comments:

Jen Mo said...

That is great! Just love them!

fernvalley01 said...

that would be murphy's law my friend !

Homestay Mama said...

I hate power lines, too! There are great views of mountains all around where I live, but no matter where I try to take a picture there will always be a power line right where you DON'T want it!

That second shot of the windmill is really nice!

Dusty Devoe said...

Great pictures. Love the second one!

WildBlack said...

WoW! Way too cool! Haha!Your camera dont like them either!! lol!
Great work! :D

threecollie said...

Nice results there. I hate 'em too except I like to play on the computer and have lights and all. I had to force myself to take a shot and not try to avoid them. lol

lisa said...

I love the windmill! Wish I had one in my yard, minus the powerline.

J and J Acres said...

I love the windmill! I agree about powerlines. They always seem to mess up a perfectly good landscape!

Pete said...

Although they get it the way, I like how they cross the field and give a line parallel to the crop.
Besides, where would that bird sit.

This DVM's Wife's Life said...

The joy having a lens with a 1.8 aperture.
Love that windmill!

Sydney said...

Agghhh.....


I envy your lense. Next week for sure I'll have mine. I can't friggn wait!!
I hope they don't stop me over the border about this passport BS though.

Ed said...

Very nice! You also learned my secret for zoo photography and how to shoot through the fences..:-)

thecrazysheeplady said...

I've learned something! Thanks for sharing :-D

Martha said...

Yep, that's pretty amazing - the disappearing powerline trick! Both are nice shots :-)

Regular Guy said...

Nice shots, like that windmill. Looks like we all may have learned something from this.

Tony McQueen said...

Great shot's have a good week!)

Tatersmama said...

I love the second photo... even if you wanted ugly old power lines in the shot.

If you keep doing stuff like this, I might just have to develop a close personal relationship with my parcel post guy... and the picture framer!
Something tells me, that I'm gonna need a bigger house, if you keep this up!! ;-)

MariesImages said...

Nice shot, you don't even notice the powerlines..;)

flowerweaver said...

Our neighbor has a windmill, and I'd like one too. Neat shots!

Neas Nuttiness said...

Yep - you've got talent, all right!!!

Lori Skoog said...

I love windmills. Great shots.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Ba Ha Ha!! That is crazy!! Love the picture though!!! Really cool!!

moresecretwhispers said...

loving that windwil, very cool
& there's a birdy on the powerlines! :)

Patches said...

HA! Funny how that works, isn't it? Great shots!

Annette said...

I have not heard the 'stink eye' comment in quite awhile. LOL Makes me laugh every time I hear it. =)

Great shots - you are indeed talented!

CTG Ponies said...

How cool is that!!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

You cracked me up! The magic of photography. I've not messed around with my Canon PowerShot, point and shoot camera's settings at all. I wonder what magic I could create if I set it to Manual? Scary!
I might have to drink a margarita beforehand. (you know...liquid courage and all that? hah!)

Your picture turned out great. I love old windmills.
And your hubby is sweet for wanting to help you in photographic endeavors. hehe!


~Lisa

Far Side of Fifty said...

Just like magic they disappeared..that is really interesting. Excellent photo! :)