Power Lines

When we see power transmission lines against the majestic mountains, we often delete them from our vision. But I see them as a reminder that man is here. And man needs power. It was not always this way, but life was not always like it is now.

Sometimes it's hard to delete them from the landscape. The large swaths of trees that need to be cleared as they run up and down the hills show the sacrifice made to get power to where it's needed. And when looking closely at a power pole in all its man-made glory, we conclude that it needs to be there for our lifestyle to continue the way it is.

Power lines against the Fairholme range, OM-2n, HP5+, ID-11 1:3 Power lines running past a canyon at the base of the Cascades, OM-2n, HP5+, ID-11 1:3 Power lines running up to Bankhead and Lake Minnewanka, OM-2n, HP5+, ID-11 1:3 Transformers, lines, and surge tower at the power plant, OM-2n, HP5+, ID-11 1:3 Power lines against the Cascades, OM-2n, HP5+, ID-11 1:3 A transformer in the Industrial area, OM-2n, Arista edu 400, L76 1:1 Lines running from the transformer, OM-2n, Arista edu 400, L76 1:1 Power lines against Stoney Squaw, OM-2n, Arista edu 400, L76 1:1 Manual breakers, OM-2n, Arista edu 400, L76 1:1 A low voltage transformer, OM-2n, Arista edu 400, L76 1:1 Power lines changing direction, OM-2n, Arista edu 400, L76 1:1 Lines running to a transformer, OM-2n, Arista edu 400, L76 1:1 Power lines up at Johnson lake, OM-2n, Fomapan 400, L76 1:1 Power lines running up Sulphur mountain, OM-2n, Fomapan 400, L76 1:1 Power lines against the Cascades, OM-2n, Fomapan 400, L76 1:1 Power lines running past the surge tower, OM-2n, Fomapan 400, L76 1:1 Power lines running through a clear cut, OM-2n, Fomapan 400, A76 1:1 Insulated power lines, 35-SP, Fomapan 400, A76 1:1 powerlines21.jpg powerlines22.jpg An old power pole beside the tracks on Hwy 1A, 35-SP, Fomapan 400, A76 1:1 An decommissioned power pole replaced by underground cable, 35-SP, Fomapan 400, A76 1:1