view obstructions

i used to complain that power and other utility lines got in the way of a lot of really good shots that i wanted to get here in tokyo. i whined that they should be buried underground, as they are in a lot of places in the good old u.s.a.

but i've stopped thinking that way, without really noticing that i had changed. now, i expect the lines to be there, knowing that they're going part of the shot, and just try to use them as a composition element.

my previous attitude was sort of like, "i wish i could get a picture of this forest, but there's so many fucking trees in the way!"

i'm happier now.