You may remember that I showed you a couple of photo sequences taken from my car window a couple of weeks ago (look here and here). Those pictures showed fields and trees.
Here, on the same day, and only maybe 5 miles away, is another kind of landscape. A more urban scene. I did the same thing as with the field scenes – just snapped photos as we went along, some from the side window and some from through the front.
It was a warmish day for the end of February but the snow on the ground made for a misty foggy look on this gloomy day. I thought it was beautiful.
Here are some selected images, not in an order, but all taken around the turnpike interchange and Germantown Pike in Plymouth Meeting, PA.
“The music of cables” – those were the words that popped up in my head when I saw these photos! I think grey days are excellent for capturing cables and traffic lights. On sunny days, cables risk to disappear under the yelling blue sky and the sweet clouds…
Thank you. Yes, I think so too. Wires like these and the patterns they make have always interested me and I look for them in cityscapes. My favorites are the towers and the heavy wires carried for powering trains.
I really like the photos you’ve captured with the yellow lines. It is as if a graphic designer set out and drew theses images deliberately selecting the yellow to catch the eye.
Thank you. I have found this technique of snapping photos kind of at random has revealed so much to me. I realize I edit out or reject images to photograph for no good reasons (such as these, I would not have stood there and thought, oh this is a good picture). I also find that there is much order and visual beauty in how things are arranged – such as those yellow lines you mention – that is not easy to figure out in the cacophony of visual richness we live in!
What a moody and atmospheric sky. Particularly love the dark branches spidered across the sky.
Thank you. It was an unusual day weather-wise – we had so much snow on the ground and yet it was about 60 degrees for a couple of days, so there was snow fog and the overhanging sky. Really beautiful.