i eventually give up, defeated by boredom, by cold, by power, an incorrectly set timer, defeated by city government, the parks department turning on me at last! et tu! by bureaucracy failing to do the simplest task of turning off the lights when the park closes or worse, deciding to leave it on!
apparently for these two kids, age 6 or 7 ish who come barreling into the park just as i am packing up with their tiny mother trailing, curious about my camera curious about me bent sad over it in the shadow of the tree, the unvanquished tree, christmas, undefeated still!
on my way home i stop by the small park by the subway to shoot some b roll of the christmas tree the city put up
there are some feral cats about darting in and out of the hedges casting disorienting shadows as they go
waiting to get a shot of the lights going out they’re supposed to go out at 9
but it’s now approaching 9:05 and i’m still waiting for this shot, who knows why
i don’t even know what point i’d be trying to make i’m not trying to be dramatic, or negative, it just seemed like a cool image or whatever the 4D version of an image is, a sequence of images, depicting some change