A good sunny day is not something we enjoy often in the end of November. I went down to People’s Park to take pictures of my favorites, the Beech trees, generously tossing their gold at the sparse sun rays.
I don’t know how my mind wanders, but I ended up thinking about “Hunger Games”. Must be that golden fire, and upcoming movie release this week.
Lorde – Yellow Flicker Beat (From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1). “Red, orange, yellow” – a good song.
I like Hunger Games. Suzanne Collins did a great, spotless job, regardless of what some critics say. The language is rich and intelligent, the plot never gets boring. I am always curious about what the future may be like, and what others think of the future. I wonder, does it matter how we picture our future. I guess it does.
People’s Park is not flooded yet, but Kilsheelan Bridge was closed due to the flood. Here is my summer post, and this is how the place looks these days: all the land is flooded up to the foot of the hill. I was there early in the morning to catch the rising sun. It was so bizarre to see all those huge trees standing in the high pink water.
This bridge is 200 years old, and can survive many more centuries.
I so hope tomorrow will be kinder.
The Secret Sisters – Tomorrow Will Be Kinder – (From the Hunger Games)
Barrow Railway Bridge, Co. Wexford, was built by Architect Sir Benjamin Baker in 1906 and closed to passenger traffic in 2010.
It is the longest railway bridge in Ireland – 2,131 feet long. There was an opening section to allow ship access up the river. At the western end the railway enters a 217 yards long tunnel almost immediately. Magnificent construction, especially for this rural area, it is not designed for walking over – a huge gaps between the ties will make your heart sink. We went there to do the test shoots. I did feel like I was in the District 13 somewhere:)
There is another relict in the area – a sunken boat.
All these abandoned constructions and machinery look like a part of a dystopian world. Things seldom happen suddenly. We are creating our future step by step, item by item, decision by decision.
I so hope our grandchildren will be safe.
Taylor Swift – Safe and Sound ( Hunger games)
Do you ever think about the distant future? Is there anything you still can change?
Photography tip of the day: For the editing software users. Make yourself collections of interesting backgrounds, sky and clouds, textures, and also a color-picker resources, like different human faces, etc.