7/13/19

from a bygone era

 Hubby is quite happy to stop, back up, or turn around for me to shoot something when we are out riding around; but today was the first time he honestly looked confused when I told I wanted to go back to take photos of old power poles :)

We had passed quite a few of them around the little town of Tahora--minus wires, covered in lichen and moss; so, I decided to get photos, maybe the last ones of them ever.




They were just placed here and there except those along the roadside--not at all, in the straight lines we see today--but I thought they had a lot of personality, each one a little different. Sepia seemed appropriate.




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14 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I appreciate these more than you know Betty - my father spent his entire life in the power distribution industry and I grew up watching poles such as these (and a great many pylons) being designed and built! YAM xx

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

I love these kind of finds! I like the lichen too. So wonderful of you to capture them. Sepia was a perfect choice.

-Soma

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Those are so interesting! and the growths on them!!

kiwikid said...

Beautiful photos

Amy said...

lol you don't see many of them left now, power is underground but I do the same to my other half and he probably looks equally as confused.

Mikael Bergman said...

old things can be very nice to photograph

Rose said...

I so love these! I have never seen any covered with lichen like that.

Angie said...

Betty - you weren't kidding when you wrote that some of them are covered with lichen! Around here, people would have climbed them to take the fixtures from the poles - they are popular in antique stores. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday - lovely to see you back again!

EricaSta said...

Happy MosaicMonday... I love the Sepia Fotos so mich 🤗

riitta k said...

I remember seeing similar poles as a child - a very long time ago :) These are historical!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the lichen and moss are wonderful. At first I thought there were some bird's nest on top! Great photos. Have a happy day and a great new week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love seeing something unusual to photograph too! Nice to take your time and get those pics! Happy MM!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You truly have the eyes of a photographer., I would never have thought of what good subjects these are ...

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I would've had my guy turn around, too, for shots of these poles. They certainly have personalities. Awesome shots!