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Old 27th September 2011
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Pylon perspective

I try and take a picture everyday. Sometimes just for the sake of taking one to say I have used my camera!

Most of the time they get deleted or never see the light of day. Occasionally I take one I quite like.

This is one below, not particularly an exciting subject but I just like it, don't know why but I just do

Am I losing the plot?


Pylon Army by Tim J Preston, on Flickr
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Re: Pylon perspective

Pylons are never going to make a beautiful subject, but in my book they are a valid subject because, like it or not, they are a ubiquitous part of the landscape. The challenge is to photograph them in an interesting way, which I believe you have achieved.

The grey sky suits the mood, looking a little ominous as the pylons seem to march remorselessly into the distance, looking powerful and threatening yet strangely graceful. Whilst looking at this Jeff Wayne's "War of the Worlds" came into my head; I wonder why.
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If you have lost the plot then all the better for it! Its a good image.

I have seen your F1 photos, great stuff. Can I ask what lens you used?
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Re: Pylon perspective

Thanks both! They are quite imposing and I see where you are coming from John.

The F1 pics were taken using my 70-300 and EC14
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Re: Pylon perspective

I can across this article in the Building Design, so who knows in the future they
might look better

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Thanks for that!

The 70 - 300 is now very much at the top of the list of "must have".
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Re: Pylon perspective

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Thanks for that!

The 70 - 300 is now very much at the top of the list of "must have".
It is such a versatile lens and it is undoubtedly the best item I have purchased. Keep an eye an on the for sale section they pop up regurlarly.

Combined with the EC14 it is superb. Great for distance and macro. The above picture was taken using this combo too, the nearest pylon was a good distance away.
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Am I losing the plot?
If so, lets start a sub group, because I too do things like this.

And with the same lens + TC
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Re: Pylon perspective

I concurr with Zuiko and there are actually quite a few OLD DESIGNs - I recall many being used in the "Peter the Pylon" Ads for Electric Share issues ! oooh before many on here were born I expect

Tim its a nice shot - and I was thinking of taking a few nr Fareham, Hampshire where a field full of 8 or 10 pylons is having a massive 3,000 homes housing estate built in the field UG! they know well the dangers of living near Pylons many years
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