More power!

January 07, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Electricity in the North of Sweden is quite fascinating, it's such a vast and sparsely populated area up here and yet the power infrastructure is immense! To me there's a real majesty in the huge pylons cutting through the surrounding forest.

There are some great facts about Swedish power, there hasn't been an outage for many years and hydroelectric power accounts for the majority of the production, most of these hydro power plants are located up here in the North. The Swedes are justifiably proud of their stable power grid and it's a real benefit to big business moving in to the area.

From a photographers point of view, the juxtaposition between nature and the hand of man is beautifully represented in these main power lines and I am scouting locations for the perfect shot to represent power within nature.

Once sunlight returns to us here, I think there may be something in this location, this is a test shot from a scouting visit earlier this week

A second shot from this morning, I found where the lines cross the river. I really like the combination of river, trees and power lines, taking a long exposure shot smoothed out the water and contrasts nicely with the trees. I think with a low setting sun this location will be great.

 


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