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Man vs Nature

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Challenge: 240 Pixels (Standard Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony Alpha a7 III
Lens: Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS
Date: Sep 1, 2019
Aperture: 13.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Sep 3, 2019

[Sep. 10th, 2019 10:30:48 PM]

This is an example of why it would be nice to be able to include a story.

People will see the power lines as a distraction and something that brings down the value of the photo. But in this case, the power lines are the reason for the photo.

Skilff's Creek Powerline

Powerlines vs Scenic Vista

Skiff's Creek Permit Revoked

Skiff's Creek Powerline Stays Up -- For Now

Cant ignore reality -- grapples with after the fact assessment

People didn't want the power line. The James River is home to Jamestown Settlement and Jamestown island. A very important part of our history.

There were many hearings/court cases, etc. against the power line. Yet when there was a quick lull in the action, before things were really settled, they built it anyway.

Then the federal appeals court withdrew their permits and said they needed to do an environmental impact study.

AFTER it was almost completely built.

Amazing how quick things can get done when you're trying to sneak them by, isn't it?

I adore this photo. I think it speaks to the whole issue. I was hoping for more comments -- but I greatly appreciate that the one I receive hit it right on the mark without knowing it. Thanks for the comment!

Place: 24 out of 55
Avg (all users): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8824
Avg (non-participants): 6.2000
Views since voting: 126
Views during voting: 97
Votes: 54
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2019 11:13:13 AM
Like it but not the power lines.
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