>I see you ignored at least one rule: > > Do not shoot into the sun > >On the other hand you proved a principle of photography: > > Rules are designed to be followed by those who don't >understand the rules. > >Excellent photos. I wish I could think of these types of >shots.
Just a straight +1 on this! I wish I could "see" these types of shots but I guess these offer me encouragement to expand my thinking and vision for photographs.
Thanks, Ernesto. You know, I thought long and hard about cloning out those power lines, and I may yet do so. But on the first one, I was getting this Jimmy Webb "I Am A Lineman For The County" vibe, so I left them in. They also add a vanishing point type of perspective to the image. I call #3 "Solar Power", because of the melding of the sun star and the power lines. Both of these interpretation are admittedly stretches of significant proportions, but they seemed like a good idea at the time. And I will be the first to admit that power lines are almost always, if not exclusively always, a firm no-no. It will be interesting to see if after reading this, there is any love shown for those controversial artifacts of civilization. Thanks for you comments.
When I looked at the first image, I noticed the power lines, of course, and I liked their presence. They add an element to the image, and in this rare case, the power lines help to enclose the focal point of the image; does that make sense? The power lines also add an element to the void of the cloud.
In the third image I feel they do not add anything special and might be a bit of a distraction, although I must also admit that I didn't notice them until after the discussion on the power lines.