Years ago, I took this picture of railroad tracks.

It’s a dramatic picture but there’s a problem. It leads
your eyes up to … nothing.

Years later I took this photo.

“Atomic Annie” is the worlds only atomic cannon.  They
fired it once and then decided, I guess, that it wasn’t
such a good idea.

Curious, I did research and found a picture of it being fired.

Seeing this photo made me realize, I’d found the perfect thing to
fix my railroad tracks picture.

And so I came up with this:

I call it “Blind Optimism.”


16 thoughts on “

  1. LOL
    I love watching your train of thought develop through pictures. That’s great.
    The railroad is a simple picture that pretty much just serves as an example of what a vanishing point is. Then the explosion becomes the vanishing point. Ha. The explosion is the end of the vanishing point–you could look at it like a time-line from the average americans perspective during the cold war–or hell, even now. A vanishing point represents infinity, but with the fear of a nuclear winter there no longer exists infinity–only the end that comes after the explosion. 
    Or it could be that the railroad is the express line to an explosive solution. Oh, there are so many fun ways to interpret what you have put forth here. I could do this for hours.
    I love it!

  2. Hi! Your adaptation of the picture is great, but I really like the original. True it leads the eye up to no thing……but it does make the imagination wonder what is down that line…..I kind of like it. Reminds me of life….

  3. Brilliant! You seem to travel well on your tracks; destinations of your own creating.
    Rycs: Thank you for your words of encouragement and wisdom…Yes I do like to look at all of my options…but I never ` ever end up settling.

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