A Photo for Friday (on Saturday)



October 4, 2020

Pike Road, AL

FILED UNDER: Photo for Friday, Photography
Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. CSK says:

    Somehow the power lines add to it.

  2. @CSK: Thanks–I think so too, despite the fact that usually, they are annoyingly in the way.

  3. CSK says:

    @Steven L. Taylor:
    It may be that the stratification enhances the color.

  4. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Steven L. Taylor: I think they are a counterpoint that enhances the fractal lines of the trees.

    Very nice.

  5. Michael Cain says:

    Having spent the summer looking at pictures like this (and once live) taken in the middle of the day, my initial reaction was “Which national forest fire is this?”

  6. de stijl says:

    The power lines annoyed me at first, but after I sat with it a bit, it grew on me. (I was initially attracted to the orange, pink, amaranthine sky – I admit to being a dramatic sunset aficionado.)

    The top line is very near the magical third for framing. The straight line contrasts with the fractal limbs and branches.

    The power lines are the discordant note that unifies the whole once you give it a minute.

  7. al Ameda says:

    The power lines really make this picture. Fine composition.