Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Lines and Angles

A few years ago, while I was still working rotating shifts at the Golden Gate Bridge, we put a portable light tower on top of the South Anchorage for security lighting. Four 1,000 watt vapor lamps cast broad shafts of light in every direction and illuminated the structural steel members of the Approach Towers like a scene out of a Film Noir mystery.

Whenever I made my weekly light check on Swing shift I took a few photos and over the years I collected some interesting images in both color and black & white. This one reminds me of a bare root rose, or perhaps a tree trunk, albeit one that is almost 200 feet tall.

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b&w night tower_text

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  9 comments for “Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Lines and Angles

  1. January 29, 2016 at 12:06 PM

    Now you’ve got me thinking about bridge images. This one is just enough asymmetrical for a bit of tension, yet it somehow softens the sheer strength of those beams. Cool image.

    • January 29, 2016 at 1:50 PM

      Thanks, Tom. Bridges are all about balance between the Tension and Compression loads.

  2. January 29, 2016 at 9:07 AM

    Erects set or tinker toys come to mind. Wait a gaint praying mantis. Evocative late at night. Did you run into Scully or Mulder?

  3. January 29, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    I would only assume you would show us some great angles and lines on a bridge 😀 Wonderful entry Allan.

    • January 29, 2016 at 8:59 AM

      Thanks, Cee. I have a quiver full of these shots.

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