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Wires be gone

Wouldn't it be nice if we didn't have to edit out the utility wires from the view of the Catskills from Thomas Cole's porch? Done! They are gone. We've been working on this project since before I came on the job in 2003, and last week they actually clipped the wires away. Here also is a photo of the immense cables they put underground. The lines that run in front of the Thomas Cole Historic Site are major arteries for three utilities: cable, phone and electric. One of the many service people who were working on the project told me that if they clip these wires, people all the way up through Albany would be without power, so it must be done very carefully. Looking out now, it is easier to imagine that 200 years have been erased, and Thomas Cole might be seen walking across the porch.


Reader Comments (2)

nice post :D

July 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteruth

I can certainly relate to your dilemma. Often Until photoshop and learning how to use the stamp tool to erase unwanted areas in an image i would often completely skip a scene simply because of wires. I love to picture how the forests and mountains would have been hundreds of years ago or even 75 years ago. West Virginia was logged to death in the 1800's and I just wonder how it all looked when it had millions of acres of virgin timber.

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterForest Foliage

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