Scavenger Hunt #28 – Connected

My initial train of thought for the word “Connected” was to play with an “ET-like” image, with a finger and an Ethernet cable. And then, for the first “post-soft-lockdown” walk we did, I ran into (not literally) some power lines. Which means that I have a fair amount of power lines pictures in that roll 😉 I chose the one which was the most geometrically appealing to me. This is the original picture, with only minor RAW development operations:

CameraPentax K-1 II
LensHD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR
Focal length40mm
F-NumberF/9.0
Exposure time1/80 s
ISO200

The post-processing was a bit of crop&rotate, some exposure and contrast fixing, and obviously the B&W treatment. Nothing particularly fancy, but this is one of my favorite picture for this hunt 🙂

A friend of mine suggested I may have wanted to flip the image vertically, so that the triangles of the image would point up instead of down. This is not an option I had considered, and I’m happy he did for me 😉 I tested the image that way, and here’s how it looks:

I’m probably very biased because I don’t like being wrong, but I actually like it less that way. The cable coming from the bottom left of the image ended up coming from the top left, and that leading line consequently feels weaker. Somehow, the light on the right also feels weirder; I also like the pylon at the top more than at the bottom. All in all: I’m standing by my accidental choice 😉

For more interpretations of the theme, see the Connected Scavenger album!

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