What to do about the Wires?

Sometimes wires can make a photo.

Other times these are a nuisance.

Here, a modern highway overpass near Marsh siding on Canadian National’s Wisconsin Central line offers a pleasant vista.

Exposed digitally using a FujiFilm XT1 with 27mm pancake lens.

Unfortunately, high voltage wires running parallel to the road complicate composition.

So do you pick someplace else, shoot through the wires, or try to pick an angle that minimizes the visual intrusion of the wires passing through the scene?

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3 comments on “What to do about the Wires?

  1. DAN SMITH on said:

    Had to look hard to see the wires. Picture does not need editing really.

  2. The wires are so inconspicuous, particularly since none of their supports are in the picture, that I feel it is ok to use software to remove them. Almost always, I am against removing *anything* from a photo because everything in it helps establish the context. Today’s image, for me, is the rare exception.

  3. Anonymous on said:

    On the image as displayed in “Tracking the Light”, I didn’t notice the wires until I read your observations, and even then, I had to enlarge the image!

    I could live with the wires – the picture is very nice in every other way.

    Michael Walsh

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