I received some comments about the distracting nature of power lines in some of these images. It is very easy to remove them (heck, with Photoshop I do not even need to climb any poles nor face the hazards of electrocution). My attitude this morning is that the wires are there in reality so for today they stay.
I often do remove intruding wires. I did so a couple of days ago with the photograph of the church in Eureka. I suppose the issue is more about what is the purpose of a particular photograph. If it is a historical documentation, then I think wires, signs, litter, etc should stay. On the other hand, if I am creating an interpretation of what I see as part of an artistic expression, then I feel freer to do as I wish with all aspects of the image.