Photographer's Note

There are 7 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area and not nearly enough generation capacity to provide electricity for all of us. Huge transmission towers standing hundreds of feet in the air bring electricity from distant generating facilities so that my neighbors and I can turn on the lights, or even more importantly, turn on our computers. This shot, taken at the base of one of these towers shows one of four bolts attaching each leg to a huge concrete pillar that supports the structure. The bolt is as thick as my wrist and the nuts are at least ten centimeters across. At the left edge of the frame you will observe, high in the air, three lines carrying electricity.

The tower stands no more than fifty feet from the edge of San Francisco Bay. The photo was taken mid-afternoon yesterday and was later cropped. I sharpened, adjusted levels and increased saturation a bit to bring colors closer to what you would have seen were you standing next to me as I took the photo. Hope you enjoy my visual ode to the wonders of electricity, although I doubt the spider who built the web at the bottom was particulary impressed! ;-)

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