Last Week’s Instagram

Once a week—or every so often—I will display one of my photos captured and/or processed with Instagram over the last week. It’s a way for me to show photography that usually is quite different from my regular work. The pictures are displayed without any comments, hoping they will stand on their own. But I still very much appreciate any comments you may have.

42 thoughts on “Last Week’s Instagram

  1. That’s an odd photo! At first I thought the black spots were birds. Then I opened the thumbnail to see that they look like, what? Huge dust balls? Bird nests? I can’t imagine what all that does to the transmission lines.

  2. I love the busyness of all the lines and power post. Usually photographs are all clean and tidy with the church only. This is a wonderful perspective that shows there are many ways of seeing the reality of it! Someone told me early on in my photography life when I posted a photo with power lines in it that it would be much better if I had taken that line out. I’ve slowly gotten over that and leave power lines in most of my photos if they’re there.

    1. No doubt, sometimes power lines can destroy an otherwise good composition. If you don’t do like I try to do, make them part of the composition and the “story”. Thanks for the feedback, Angeline.

  3. I like the way you made the power lines part of the image. Power lines are often in the way of otherwise beautiful photos. Sometimes, I include them as part of showing “what’s there”. A few times, I’ve brushed them out. Here they add another layer of interest to the image.

  4. Immediately I thought of the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds. But on closer look, saw those puzzling spikey balls attaching themselves to the “high tension” power lines in front of a traditional and familiar place of faith. Overall psychological impact – puzzling, unnerving and creepy! Perfect as we (in the US) approach Halloween (October 31)!

  5. Ha! That sure looks like ball moss (Tillandsia recurvata) on the wires in that photo. It grows in the American south, and it’s everywhere down here in Texas. It’s actually an epiphyte, and related to Spanish moss. It prefers living in places like oak trees, but it’ll set up shop wherever conditions are right. Since it only needs light and moisture, and doesn’t require soil, power lines and such often get ‘decorated’ with it.

    As far as I know, it only grows in the south — although it might grow in other places you roam outside of the US. That sure does look like a Louisiana church, though — one of the many modeled after St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans — and it looks like the ball moss is in bloom. The flowers are extraordinarily tiny, but this is what they look like.

    1. Thanks for the useful – and fun – information. Of course, you would be the one to know what it is. I had thought it might be a epiphyte, but was wondering how they manage to survive on telephone or power lines. Usually epiphytes suck energi out of their hosts. Kind of hard from metal covered in some insulation…

  6. This is like the town I live in. The wires are ubiquitous and you have to find ways of incorporating them into the photos. Well done!

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