Power Lines

Using a rather different pallette to recent adventures, here we have twin electricity pylons which stand near to the village of Haddiscoe. Due to their position next to a waterway (called the New Cut) they are rather tall – exactly how tall I’m not sure; I haven’t climbed them, and won’t be doing so any time soon. Of course, on the Norfolk skyline such a construction is visible for many miles around, so these have never really been far from my eye, but I kind of like pylons and their weird, ominous presence, so this isn’t an issue for me.

That personality was the focus of these developments. The sketch came from wandering around the area in Google Street View, just out of curiosity really, after a local news report of some weather damage to the railway embankment there. There’s just something about the way these pylons have stood so tall in the remoteness for so long, effortlessly looming over the space.

Though the sketch from Street View goes some way to depicting the atmosphere, I feel these more graphic pieces better capture their “power”.

    • Jacob said:

      Thanks! I thought the same about the bottom ones. A happy accident after playing with gradient maps in Photoshop.

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  1. Brandin said:

    ive always loved the design of these things no idea, i remember c4 used to have little clips before shows of these powerlines sometimes, great work jay!

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Brandin. Yes! That was one of my favourites of the 2004-2015 C4 idents.

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  2. Carne Gray-Roberts said:

    Hey Jay,

    would I be able to drop you an email about licensing some of your stills for a TV broadcast?




  3. Robert said:

    Some label them blots on the landscape, I admire them as sculptures that provide for society.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jacob said:

      Absolutely! I’ve always thought they have a powerful presence.

      Liked by 1 person

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