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Electricity Pylon, Deeside, North Wales #1

Electricity pylon in silhouette at dusk

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I was driving home from work one day on a cold, clear winter's evening along the A548 through Deeside, North Wales.

The sun had just set, leaving a beautiful orange glow on the western horizon, which transitioned to the blue of twilight higher in the sky.

The light was so lovely that I had to pull over into a convenient layby to admire the view and hopefully capture a photo or two of the contrasting colour gradient.

Needing a structural element to hold my image's composition together, I settled on an electricity pylon on the far side of the dual-carrigeway, which provided a dramatic and stark shape in silhouette set against the evening sky.

Maybe not my usual photographic fare, but an eye catching combination of colour, light, shape and structure nonetheless.

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Filename - pylon electricity 01

Camera - Canon EOS350D DSLR

Lens - 55-200mm zoom @ 147mm

Exposure - 1.6 sec @ f/11, ISO100

Filters - None.

Location - Deeside, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Tripod, mirror lockup and remote release used to prevent camera movement.