Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Wires at dawn

The first thing that struck me that morning, was the dramatic sky with its hues of crimson and yellow. I had never seen anything like it before.

There was something in the air. There was magic in the sky.

But that was not what gripped me. The play of the silhouettes of the wires against the sky was what struck me the most. The sky was just a background today. A prop. The show stealer was the story that the wires had to tell. The way they were interwoven. How they delicately balanced each other. Their majestic and imposing presence.

The small buildings below looked on in awe at them.

Everything was still, like it was supposed to be.

Click.



52 comments:

Geetanjali said...

Oh lookie I'm actually here before you got 20+ comments! ;-) *score*

You know I'd never have thought of those wires telling a story - I just look at them and think how they are marring the view by criss-crossing all over the horizon.

mermaid said...

Patterns, possibilities. Which way will I go at dawn?

venus said...

there are two sharp contrasts here, the matrix of wires, and warm, the ost colorful dawn! are we trapped in this mesh to reach out to these colors?
very beautiful picture!

Aristocrat said...

My, I am in awe too. A beautiful mix of orange and red the sky is. :)

gulnaz said...

you are right, the colour of the sky is magnificent! glorious! most people, including me would have ignored the wires if not found them obtrusive but its wonderful how you see the beauty in the insignificant, the ordinary.

Extempore said...

Dawn is, perhaps, the most fragile part of the day. You have such a gift with fragility and stillness.

I must echo Geetanjali - am glad I got here so quickly. At least that way, I am robbed of speech by you alone. :)

jenn see said...

wow. vivid.

Dreamy Eyed Gal said...

wow...wires telling a story while the immensely beautiful sky acts as a mere backgrd...wonderful thot...really wonnnnnderful pic!!!...I love to c dawn...the sky like that but never thot abt the wires all that much...beautiful

Phal said...

Oh, totally feel cool, though not half as cool as geetanjali, cos not only did she get here before 20 comments, she got here first!!! HAW!

Those wires, they're sorta like the perpendicular lines i was talking about no?they meet once, then they go and meet someone else. They're probably like gossipy old hags, telling at one corner what was heard at the other...

Oh wow, I'm 9th!!! I've never been this close on your comments A!!!

Diva said...

You're an inspiration, A. You have such an artistic eye, and always wonderful words to match it. Perfect!

Casablanca said...

The red sky reminded me of The Lord of the Rings, where Legolas says "A red sun rises, blood has been spilt this night".

Free Spirit said...

Sometimes we see too much of the obvious that we fail to see the beauty of ordinary things.

Zee said...

hmm... i love the sky. :o)

. : A : . said...

Geetanjali, Phal, Extempore - Congratulations! Pass Go. Collect $200. :-)

mermaid - Any way is a good way.

venus, Aristocrat, jenn see - Thanks.

Geetanjali, gulnaz, mysterygal, Free Spirit - Thanks. You don't need to look too far or search too much for beauty. It is all around.

Extempore, Diva Drip - *bows*

Phal - Yes. Very nice perspective. Exactly what was going through my mind at the time.

Casablanca - Interesting take on it.

Zee - We all do.

Slice Of Life said...

when i look at wires it only narrates the story ..of how .the electricity agencies are mismanaging things and of the power theft that happens in this country.. and thus the indiscipline
ur pic is good
uma

Anne said...

The colours in that picture are just unbeleivable.
Why doesn't my camera work!! I am still saving to afford a new one, but I will be posting pics soon....

Łóòň Ġãĺ said...

Wow! i have never actually bothered to observe so closely the wires....

Plus the color of the sky just amazed me....i dont think i've ever seen it like that.

T'was Simply Wonderful!!!

Therez something in you that's too different from others...from the normal....from the ordinary....

elkenarra said...

great color! congratulations!

. : A : . said...

chennai pages - Interesting perspective.

Anne - Looking forward to seeing more pics from Paris!

Cheesy.Termite - Thank you.

elkenarra - Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

Phal said...

I'm here to collect $200.

Prerona said...

gorgeous! i have never seen the sky looking as resplendant as ur pictures make them :)

M (tread softly upon) said...

Loved the photo. The sky of course is beautiful but I thought the wires were beautiful too. The way they criss crossed across the sky weaving a story across the horizon, towering over the buildings below....very nice.
And thanks for visiting my blog.

Delphic Oracle said...

u r obsessed with natural, orange filter.....hmmmmm good one! meanwhile i am enjoying cheesy popcorns......

Sayesha said...

BEAUTIFUL.

Cecilia said...

Spectacular capture! Well done!

thoughts said...

Hey, ever see the view of the rail tracks in Germany? They criss cross to form one of the world's most complicated networks!repeating what the 24 comments hv already said - its beautiful :)

Extempore said...

Yeah! Show us the money (a la Jerry McGuire) :))

Russell Ragsdale said...

I'd hate to tangl with the spider who spun that! She'd be from the mists of legend.

stella said...

simple by design, intricate in purpose.
so much of our lives depicted in such a beautiful way.

chaos said...

.:A:.
you are simply great...
the composition is damn good...

once i thought you hv manipulated the pic... but looking closely... no way! this is original stuff!

carry on buddy :D

Sonia said...

you’re photographs are lovely. All of your pictures seem to have the reddish orange thru yellow with black colour combination. Which is my favourite!

the cowlick said...

You really have a thing for orange light glowing in the dark, dont you? It's brilliant. I can't believe it's not been "corrected".

transience said...

that was a gem of a snap. amazing...and even spiritual, in a sense.

Deez said...

looks like the web of life - high voltages running around, charges clashing and menadering.....in short power packed!

jaded said...

i am actually getting tired of posting about how good you are!
as usual, beautiful pic but this time the wires held my attention.....interesting to see how observant you are.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Gorgeous picture with a clever story

Geetanjali said...

Yes yes...me too me too! 200$ please, I'm in the mood to collect prize money! :-)

Geetanjali said...

Yes yes...me too me too! 200$ please, I'm in the mood to collect prize money! :-)

jason evans said...

The wires are a cage, separating us from the beauty beyond.

finnegan said...

How about the sky as "solid", with the linear hatching and earthbound stuff as "ephemeral"?

Paul said...

You really notice "little" things... I really do like this theme you're developing - like you're a nature poet of the city-scape...

gulnaz said...

the criss-cross of wires are the lines of fate on the palm of the sky

Mrudula said...

Sublime :)

Anonymous said...

Amazing, Gee!! When it comes to prize money collection, he's disappeared!!!

-Phal

. : A : . said...

Phal, Extempore, Geetanjali - I'm here. It's Monopoly money anyway. You can have all you want!

Prerona, Sayesha, Cecilia, stella, chaos, transience, jaded, Sue hardy-Dawson, Paul, Mrudula - Thanks!

M (tread softly upon) - My pleasure. Thank you.

DelphicOracle, Sonia, the cowlick - Just like the play of light in that context.

thoughts - Unfortunately, I have never been to Germany. Would lvoe to see them though. Do you have a pic?

Russell Ragsdale, Deez - :-)

jason evans, finnegan, gulnaz - Nice perspective.

Anonymous Poet said...

That photo is practically radioactive!

Gypsy Girl said...

That is an incredible photo. I have not seen such vibrant color against this patterned subject.

. : A : . said...

Anonymous Poet - Now, that is a new term to describe it!

Gypsy Girl - Thanks.

Brood Mode said...

i simply love those colors! what a pic!

patina said...

.:a:., this is such a grand portrait. you filled the frame with mood and magic. fresh perspective on the wires. incredible.

yvaine said...

this is absolutely breathtaking. reminds me to watch the sunset more and get burdened by everyday trivialities less.

. : A : . said...

Brood Mode, patina - Thanks.

yvaine - :-)