Monday, November 30, 2009

train geometry

when I was a child my brother's erector set was off limits.
the power grid of trains is off limits to me, too.
but i am drawn to these structures just as i was once drawn to my brother's skeletal constructions.

24 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your description raises the question of whether the attractiveness is due to the structure of the joinder of metal or whether it is due to the fact that it is off limits.

brattcat said...

Interesting question, Dave.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Not much doubt. What is on the other side is the question.

siu said...

Another point is that this shot seems so physical and concrete, and at the same time almost abstract due to its lines and to the setting. It's Brattcat's skill...

brattcat said...

Thanks, Siu.

Rambling Round said...

Oh, it's no telling how many erector set pieces I lost! Those sets are really neat.

B SQUARED said...

I used my brother's Erector Set. I always seemed to run out of material regardless of what I was trying to make. I gave up on it and moved on to balls and bats.

Kate said...

I'm drawn to the lines and shapes. Very interesting, almost surreal photo!

Jacob said...

It would have been a lot safer to play with your brother's erector set than to fool with the train's power grid lines!

This is a superb photo, Brattcat...a work of art! The shapes, lines and colors all work together to create something new and bold!

Malyss said...

Whatever we think about those structures, they always make very interesting pictures!Geometry of the everyday life..

Sunny said...

Great lines and color, industrially artistic.
Sunny :)

Vogon Poet said...

I am sure your brother was less dangerous than this power grid...
The geometry and the colors of these structures are captivating. Beautiful image.

Anya said...

Very special structures !!!
(@^.^@)

Rob and Mandy said...

Amazing colors.

manuel nieto said...

bella composicion ,un saludo

Julie said...

Mmm ... quite a different turn for your photography. Your background here is inspired and adds much to the impact of the structure.

More please ...

Birdman said...

Easy answer for me. For sure the intrigue is/was the intricate design of the erector set pieces. The various combo pieces. Now, don't even start me on Lincoln Logs!!!

katztales said...

Your pics are always inspiring. Feeling in the mood to take pics down town. Thanks!

Clueless in Boston said...

It is a great construction and attractive even in raw metallic form.

Sharon Creech said...

Such an intriguing photograph--the design, the lines, the form--and your comment interests me: my brothers willingly shared their erector sets, but those cold metal pieces had no appeal for me. You, brattcat, can see something else there.

Aileni said...

I have taken the liberty of posting you on the Linky - this sepia is just the job for the theme.
Perhaps you will have less trouble linking in future.

awarewriter said...

I like your choice of the sepia tones. They reinforce the feeling of power in this fine image. I was the oldest so the erector set was my kingdom. Hah!

Leif Hagen said...

Cool structure! I took a photo of a telephone wire tower but haven't posted it yet. Thanks for following my Eagan daily photo blog! I seem to follow my comments after your comments oftentimes. Kind regards from Minnesota

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Saying "no" or "you can't" nearly always makes us want to do the opposite.
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