Let's Put Metallurgists On Their Mettle
Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON
This was just a lucky shot. I was photographing something else when I turned around and noticed the gleam of the early morning sun across the beautiful Princes Bridge here in Melbourne. Exactly half the bridge was in its normal silver, but the other half was a beautiful shade of gold, reflecting the sun. For centuries, ancient alchemists tried changing silver into gold, but I'm just fortunate I was able to photograph it.
Yes, it's an unusual angle, but I had to take the shot immediately. I could have raced down to the bank of the Yarra River, but in that time, the light would have changed and the bridge colours would not have been an exact 50:50 ratio.