March theme day: Electricity


I was really excited for this month's theme day, as I finally get a chance to show how wonderful large power transformers can be! My husband works in a factory that produces equipment for these transformers which are essential to utility companies. In fact, I used to sell this stuff when we were back in Jackson and I find a kind of beauty in it.

I won't bore you with more details on what these porcelain friends do, but suffice to say they are important for the proper functioning of a utility's transformer. If you'd like to see more interpretations of electricity from around the world, take a look at the CDP theme day page.

21 comments:

Olivier said...

on dirait des petits robots ;)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This is such a fun shot Halcyon, they look like a row of little ceramic robots. It's a wonderful shot for the theme today.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Although quite late, congratulations for your first year with the Daily Photo Community. Your blog is a reference for me and one of my favorites.

EG Wow said...

I agree there's a certain beauty here. :)

Chrissy Brand said...

They look impressive, if a little old school ;-)

VP said...

These insulators are huge and really amazing!

Paul in Powell River said...

I retired from the local pulp and paper mill as an electrician. I've worked on power transformers.

Jack said...

These guys do seem to have a personality, Halcyon. Electricity has given you and me both a good living. (They still aren't very good looking . . . )

David Thomas said...

Theres' some serious electrical power here. And it looks up-to-date.

RedPat said...

These a great insulators - they do look like little robots!

Karl said...

Beautiful and interesting image for this theme day!

cieldequimper said...

On dirait plein de p'tits bonhommes !

Lowell said...

This is a superb post for the theme! And your commentary was most interesting. Many years ago when our son was young, he would dig in creek banks in Pennsylvania where we lived and would dig up some wonderful things like old jugs, medicine bottles, etc., and old transformers - the kind you'd see on telephone polls.

NixBlog said...

What a striking image. Well composed and balanced!

Birdman said...

Porcelain hangs around electricity a lot.

Halcyon said...

@VP & RedPat - these are bushings, not insulators. Although I wouldn't expect people to know the difference. These are 34.5kv models, actually not that big. But they connect transformers to the lines. The little things on the top are expansion tanks in case the oil inside gets too hot, it has somewhere to go without causing an explosion.

@Birdman - actually a lot of bushings are now made of polymer. But the factory here in Toronto doesn't have the technology to make those yet.

SRQ said...

Nice one for theme day! Love that depth of field -- well done.

Regina K said...

I thought that first one looked like a robot. Great shot.

Randy said...

That's a wonderful close up shot!

Cezar and Léia said...

Perfect picture for the theme and I like a lot the perspective in this picture!
Léia

Kate said...

You are very creative for this theme day. I love your passion for something you find interesting. These little porcelain thingies , whatever they are, look like tiny Martians to me!

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