Stills V3

December 21, 2008

Highline Road 1

Filed under: Anita Jesse — anitajesse @ 00:17



  1. I think I am the photographic equivalent of a pedant and therefore the lean of the power poles is the thing I am stuck with.

    Comment by Rex — December 21, 2008 @ 19:03

  2. I think that this might be a part of a Christmas ‘don’t drink and drive’ campaign. :-)

    It is interesting quite how clean and dry that tarmac is.

    Comment by Colin — December 22, 2008 @ 18:03

  3. The scenery is pleasant and lots of depth to be seen here. With that light dusting of snow, I can almost feel the cool atmosphere.

    Colin’s comment brought a laugh, but have to admit that the tilt of the horizon is effecting me, too. I just really want to straighten it!

    With this labeled number 1, is it safe to assume we will be seeing more of this road?

    Comment by Christina — December 22, 2008 @ 21:42

  4. It’s mot so much the tilt of the telegraph poles (they tilt the other way in the distance) as that of the silo-like building at the foot of the mountains.

    There’s a lot of description in here that I like: the Italianate trees and the way the land is parcelled up; delineated better by the dusting of snow.

    Comment by John Ellis — December 23, 2008 @ 07:53

  5. I have to confess the first thing I did was to drag this on to my desktop and then get the poles vertical in PS!!

    There are a lot of subtle hints of life in this image which paint a picture of the environment. The light on the mountain has revealed the texture and shape beautifully. The road does lead me in to the foot of the mountains probably due to the line of trees.

    Comment by Rex — December 25, 2008 @ 09:09

  6. I have only seen this type of scene once in Australia driving from Katoomba to Mudgee, actually there was a lot more snow then but this reminds me of it. I’d love to see that type of scene again in person.
    It does feel like some tilting happening here, more from the area in front of the hills than from the poles.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — December 28, 2008 @ 10:41

  7. Plenty of interesting elements to keep me interested but the lean makes me feel a bit seasick – I actually can’t stand to look at it for very long. I also get a weird sense of a lot of pin-cushion distortion (no idea why, though) which adds to the queasy feeling.

    Comment by doonster — December 31, 2008 @ 18:47

  8. Given the obvious ‘slope’ of this I guess it is deliberate and rightly so. That first pole is near enough vertical to hold this together. I have no sense of this picture sliding off the plate to the left as it were. The angle of the central yellow lines front right are also strong enough to balance this out. Unlike doonster I can look at this for long periods of time as there is so much detail and interest from front to back. Sloping horizons can be a hit and miss affair but this one for me is in the hit column. A straighter horizon would have left this much more unbalanced, not as satisfying and left with a shot of an incomplete telegraph pole. A lot to work with in this.

    Comment by akikana — January 1, 2009 @ 06:18

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