Monday, July 25, 2011

Industrial Landscape

The recent discussion of MSTI got me thinking about power transmission lines and the landscape. The large towers are 500kv Bonneville Power Administration lines as they pass north of Boulder by the Pegasus Gold Mine. One of the proposed MSTI routes is to run a new 500 kv line just like these parallel to it. I have grown up my whole life with these lines so I am used to them being part of the environment, however I took these picture to try to imagine two of these running parallel across the landscape.
The smaller lines pictured here are the old transmission lines connecting connecting Great Falls, Helena, and Butte.


Tyler Busby said...

I really enjoy the last two photographs something about the power lines being secondary to the landscape, the subtle touch of man. As a whole could be a very strong project.

John Schlepp said...

The first 2 are cool. Good job engaging the edges on that second one and keeping the power lines from flying off of the image. Though, what's with the giant black boarders?

Brian H said...

I don't know why, but I always do that with cell phone, and F11 scan JPEGS. I need to rescan these myself, but my scanner is still in a box.