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Wire We Here

By ChiliMan
To clone or not to clone?

Sheep aside, let's talk 'photogenetics'. Specifically, the cloning out of wires/lamp posts/pylons which happen to be standing there enjoying the same sunset I am.

Would some scenes/moments look much better without 'em? Certainly. But would I forego grabbing a sunset or cloudscape just 'cos of some wires and stuff? No. Would I then spend 2 hours cloning out said stuff? Nooo.

Here are my contributions to 'Wire We Here' - a collaborative effort conceived by LynneJoyce, titled by Walter (gajewski), with annettep38, Irishkate, SimonFletch, GarrathE and myself riding alongside as we head off into the wiry sunset. Yee-HAW!


PS Not easy to find overhead wires in Singapore now (which suits me juuust fine) but what're always in shots are street lights. Or trees. Always always always.

Tags: Streetlights Pylons Wires Humour and fun Thingummybobs Wire we here

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Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 3:42PM
Incredible looking skies Andrew, especially the night shots. Me, I would keep the wires in. Mainly if I attempted to clone them out I would probable bog it up.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
4 Jun 2014 3:57PM
The wires are easy on the eyes here, those sun sets are magnificent!
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2173 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 5:05PM
They're a part of our world. Life ain't a chocolate-box lid... I rather like the strength of the lines in V1.
Perfect exposure for the sunset, that's the important thing.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
4 Jun 2014 5:10PM
Some beautiful skies here, Andrew, but I am not a lover of electric wires at all. I see a glorious sunset every evening from my verandah, but its beauty is marred by strings of electricity cables and crooked poles Sad Carol
andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 5:57PM
wonderful set andrew brilliant colours and tones v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 6:01PM
Very impressive skies in this lovely set Andrew, such a change from the relentless grey we have here at the moment.

No need to ask for my opinion on wires Andrew, I am all for keeping them in, even making a feature of them as we have done today. I have, in the past, spent hours cloning them out (a b*gger of a job) but as Moira says, life isn't a chocolate box lid and wires are a part of the scene. Sometimes they can even be the main feature.
gajewski 15 10 9 United States
4 Jun 2014 6:07PM
I love these dramatic skies -- this series is a great contribution to our little excessive in exploring wires in our environment.
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 6:09PM
well I think the wires spoil that beautiful sky...
But as I said to Moira I would never had taken that sky with the wires in the viewfinder
It all depends on what you are photograhing to me.
For me I would just move around till I only had the sky without those distracting wires
Each to his own I say
annettep38 8 219 42 Germany
4 Jun 2014 6:23PM
Wonderful skies and blimey, you are short of wires? Really? What about trains and stuff?
And yes, I love how you place those wires in the sunset. Cause it gives us all something to talk about. I am far too lazy to clone much these days, I spent 10 hours at work and some more doing other stuff.. I rather take photos than clone Smile
4 Jun 2014 8:16PM
Not sure Andrew. If I tried to clone I'd be like Peter (Mollycat) but I also agree with the above comments. Love the colours of the night shots. Cathy
SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 8:27PM
Superb colours and captures and yes I'd take them wire's out. Smile
janlea 8 3 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 8:51PM
Wonderful skies Andrew, especially like V1 with the awesome colours Smile
SlowSong Plus
11 8.7k 30 England
4 Jun 2014 9:52PM
Wire would we be without them?

(Groan, sorry).
GarrathE 11 4 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 10:57PM
I hear you about lamp posts! Some of the best vantage points for sunsets near our Spanish home are beset with them.
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
4 Jun 2014 11:08PM
Another fine wirey set to go with the theme Andrew.
And a colourful set too !!
Irishkate Plus
9 41 118 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2014 2:27AM
Your wires are quite modest compared with some of today's uploads!
V3 is actually a very appealing image.
I's been an interesting exercise and I would normally clone wires out but
in the future, I'll look for images where they can be a feature.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
SimonFletch 6 3 2 Scotland
5 Jun 2014 4:03AM
You definitely get the prize for the most colourful 'Wire We Here', Andrew..!!
V1 is a corker of an image - makes me want to Sing...
Flash, bang, wallop, what a picture
What a picture, what a photograph....

bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
5 Jun 2014 11:33AM
Not a line man Andrew but it's a great sky in V1. Personally,speaking for myself,my own point of view Smile V3 is a stand out image.
User_Removed 7 920 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2014 1:30PM
Love V1, but V3 is awesome!! Get that uploaded on its own GrinGrin
AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 4:54PM
Good to see you indulging yourself with these amazing clouds. Aren't they great?! Smile
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
7 Jun 2014 3:50PM
What a fantastic set of skyscapes, v1 and v3 are particularly impressive.
Quote:Some beautiful skies here, Andrew, but I am not a lover of electric wires at all. I see a glorious sunset every evening from my verandah, but its beauty is marred by strings of electricity cables and crooked poles Sad Carol
But without those you'd have no internet and you'd have to find something else to occupy your time as you are on here virtually 24/7!WinkGrinTongue

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