The Twin Cities and Western engines quietly pull their freight through the woods along the Kenilworth Trail in Minneapolis. This is the site of the proposed Southwest Light Rail train. It’s a beautiful trail that is used by commuters and recreational bikers, including me. One of the great perks of living in an otherwise crowded Uptown.
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.
Kenwood Isles residence is on the site of the old West High School at the corner of Hennepin and 28th. I’ve always admired the stately old trees at the corner surrounding the sign on the corner that I don’t think many people notice. Saturday morning while I was out exploring the damage from the storm, I found this sight, sorry to see them go.
April snowstorm in Minneapolis
I love this image, the snow-covered world, open water, droopy trees, laden with the late season snowfall.
This is not a Black & White image, I did not desaturate it, in fact, I added saturation. See the signs on the left? The overcast sky, the wet tree trunks and the really white snow conspire to create a colorless world…
Willow tree at the northern edge of the Lake of the Isles, with spring buds starting to appear. The wrinkly trunk reminds me of the Womping Willow from Harry Potter.
The fine red engines of Minnesota Commercial.
The days of green and blue are numbered, enjoy them while they last…