Thursday, March 27, 2008

Pesky Power Lines

Some of the best scenery in this area is nowhere near
McMurdo, but miles and miles away across McMurdo Sound.
Unfortunately, most of it can't be photographed easily
and without some major effort involved. The trouble is,
the one thing that makes McMurdo 2008 much different than
pre-McMurdo 1908 is the presence of power lines. Lots of
power lines. You can't escape them. Yes, they bring
light and happiness to our existence, but they wreck havoc
on photography. Nothing can be buried below ground since
the ground is too frozen and rocky to do so. As a result
our forest of power lines are both a blessing and a curse.

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