Look Up

Taking time to look up – another lesson photography has taught me. It’s how I discovered my “pies” – by looking up and seeing geometry in all its triangular beauty. And then there is my obsession with affinity for lampposts. So much to be seen, by turning our gaze skyward.

Like this common telephone pole, with its attached street light, and myriad electrical wiring. A miracle really – a tribute to mankind’s ingenuity, its electrons buzzing and bouncing, powering our lives. Here transformed into an abstract of line and shape and space.

Created through the simple act of looking up.


Texture Tuesday Processing

  • Add text (Allura font); set  opacity to 25%
  • Process Pioneer Woman Photography Old West action; set opacity to 58%
  • Add Serendipity texture and desaturate; blend mode set to Linear Burn and opacity to 54%
  • Add Confusion texture and desaturate; blend mode set to Multiply
  • Add a Levels adjustment to increase overall contrast

Linking with Texture Tuesday, hosted by Kim Klassen

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Posted on October 16, 2012, in Photoshop and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. It is amazing to think that something most people don’t even stop to look at can hold so much interest.

  2. Such wonderful shapes..silhouettes..shadows. Love how you’ve processed this one to further add to the magic of the mood!

  3. So in love with this image . . . you’re like the queen of looking up!

  4. There is beauty in everything around us..even in the most mundane of subject matter! Nicely done!

  5. I love the composition on this! Perfect!! The wonderful use of textures makes this image timeless!!

  6. I have never seen a telephone pole look so lovely! : )
    perfect and beautiful texture work!

  7. Looking up can certainly be a treat, I love this perspective in photography.

  8. Great shot. Love the lines and, of course, the lampost! The tones and texture work are gorgeous.

  9. Inspiring! Great words & reminder.

  10. powerful rendering ….

  11. I would never have guessed a utility pole and light. I was thinking along the lines of an old ship prow. Excellent work. Well seen. Well created. Amazing.

  12. The perfect texture to show the stark beauty of this image. I am always fascinated by wires and light poles myself.

  13. You are just so good at making the ordinary anything but, superb shot.

  14. So beautiful. I love the texture of the background, combined with the web of stark, black lines. Wow!

  15. I’m right there with you–I love these darned things. This image though, is second to none. Wonderful composition and texture for a superb result

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