This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago in an area just off the main road through the Phoenix Park. If you are travelling up through the park from the main gates towards the Castleknock gates you simply look to your left just before you come to the big roundabout, the one with the large phoenix statue in the middle. There is a tiny pond in the centre of this cluster of trees, known locally as “The Dog Pond”. I wish I knew where it got its name from but I must admit I don’t know everything about this park, I like to let on that I do but in reality there is plenty still for me to learn about this vast expanse.
My little 2 ½ year old boy looked at this photo yesterday as I was preparing to get it ready for posting and immediately turned to me and said “Look Dad, it’s very windy” and in fairness to him I can see exactly what he means by that. Truth be told it was nowhere near being a windy day. It was just very slightly breezy but I think both the long exposure and the infra-red effect give the impression of movement in the trees on the left hand side of the photo.
The tree right in the centre of the photo has recently become one of my favourites in the park, I must admit I’m quite fickle when it comes to favourite trees and my opinion can change from week to week, it’s kind of similar to picking your favourite records of all time, this week it’s “Heavy Rocks” by Boris but next week that all could change.
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