For some reason, the ruling class thinks that we need to have a train from downtown to Eden Prairie. And so, they want to spend millions of dollars running a train trough one of the most-used biking corridors in the city. I thought Minneapolis wanted people biking to work, but a stupid noisy train to haul suburbanites to their corporate jobs is better than having people who actually pay for the place ride their bikes to work. There are many variations on the plan including digging an 80-foot deep tunnel through the area for the trains instead. Incredibly expensive, dumb. How about no train to the suburbs? We don’t need it.
The retaining wall made of railroad ties caught my eye first, but the brilliant firery sunrise-laden infrared trees needed to be in the scene too. Add one biker and boom, composition complete.
Infrared week continues with this view from the channel between Cedar and Lake of the Isles. I love the surreal quality of infrared, especially the reflections.
The Mitchster rebuild achieved a big step yesterday, I’ve completed converting all the old posts for the new design, so it’s full steam ahead now. Hope to launch it soon, stay tuned as 100 days of new photos continues!
Infrared Skyline of Minneapolis from Lake of the Isles.
This week of the 100 Post Challenge, I will be sharing one of my favorite alternative views of reality, Infrared. This was taken from the dock, just down hill and to the west of Saturday’s photo. Infrared is the light just beyond our vision of the red scale. Many animals can see it, including birds. Trees reflect it and the sky, being blue, shows up as black. It’s a beautiful, other-worldly look to me.
Yes, it’s a special camera.
This was one of my test shots of vines with infrared. This building is only a block from my home and I’ve always admired the vines, the branches are all over an inch thick and completely cover the bricks.
Ok, I might be overdoing it with the Infrared, but it’s only good in the summer when the trees have leaves. Actually, not sure, I’ll have to try it in the winter too. I’ll have plenty of opportunities coming up soon…
The Basilica from the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge Infrared
The Heffelfinger Fountain is the centerpiece of the Lyndale Gardens on the shore of Lake Harriet. The Lyndale Rose Garden is on the lakeside of the fountain and the Lyndale Perennial Garden lies to the east.