Wichita Lineman

A long telephone line connected by poles that lean in different directions. Alongside, is an undulating road with pools of water that turned out to be mirages. Wichita Lineman was playing on the radio and I felt like a storm chaser in rural Kansas. But I was driving from Jelebu to Segamat via the lonesome Keratong Road that tarverses three states.

At 7pm, there was blazing sunset on one side and blistering rain on the other. It was the golden hour, nevertheless. I stopped by the side, set the camera on the ground and used a 5-second exposure to turn the intermittent traffic into molten lava. The drops of water are splashes from the vehicles flying by.

“I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main road. Searchin’ in the sun for another overload…”

Wichita Lineman

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