The Tree Went Boom

Peoples Flower Garden
There is something about this tree that always reminds me of the mushroom cloud following an atomic explosion. Don’t get me wrong here, I don’t actually have any first hand experience of atomic explosions and I don’t think there has ever been one in the Phoenix Park, but maybe this tree has seen some video footage of one such explosion and has since decided to grow up exactly like one. These are the present dangers of allowing trees to look over your shoulder as you wander around the park with your smartphone watching youtube. Next we are going to find trees taking on ridiculous Jackass like comedy stunts. Just make sure you watch yourself next time you go to the park, you may end up having elastic bands catapulted at your head, or the back of your legs if you’re really unlucky.

This shot was taken in the stunning surrounds of the Peoples Flower Garden, you can find them just on the right hand side as you come in the main gates of the park.

The photographic print was made in the old fashioned way by my very own hands in a darkroom. The picture was taken using a Bronica medium format camera on Kodak Tri-x film, possibly my all time favourite film at this stage.

(Comments and opinions are greatly appreciated, please feel free to let me know what you think)


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6 thoughts on “The Tree Went Boom

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, and I guess your print looks even better irl!
    I agree with you about Kodak Tri-x, easy to handle, very forgiving for exposure mistakes, and the grains are to die for, so beautiful!
    Have a wonderful day!

    • Thanks again Marie.
      I recently tried out the Kodak t-max and I have to say there is no comparision with the tri-x, I really didn’t like the results I got from the t-max at all. I’ll be using tri-x from now on.

  2. Good morning Dave,
    Oh my goodness; it does look like a mushroom cloud!! How odd!! I have never seen a tree grow like that.
    Just an anecdote; my Dad participated in Atomic tests in the Pacific ocean with the US Navy and it was very serious business. I will pass on doing that in my lifetime…

    Cheers down to Eireann 🙂

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