Thursday, September 27, 2007

East Is East And West Is West

And He Who Captures Both Will Be Richly Blessed

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Yesterday was an overcast day today, with thick, low cloud. Melburnians didn't see the sun at all - except for about fifteen minutes at dawn and for not more than two minutes at dusk. Strangely enough, I was able to capture both moments at opposite ends of the city. And in each instance, there was just a narrow band of visibility under the low cloud.

In the dawn picture (above) that's the silhouette of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the venue of the Australian Football League grand final this weekend, between Geelong and Port Adelaide. And in the dusk picture (below) the pinpricks of light are the headlights of cars coming downhill.

13 comments:

Max-e said...

great shots David

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Purdy.

whodatdare said...

Beautiful, David. And GO PORT ADELAIDE!

qofd said...

I love these photos, did you use any kind of filter for the sunlight or no?

Jenera Healy said...

Seems like you are always in the right place at the right time with your trusty camera.

Lynette said...

We're happy to have the sun visit us, aren't we, even in narrow bands.

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Max-e,

Just lucky that they were so symmetrical!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi FHB,

Lucky, sir, lucky. Just in the right place at the right time!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

G;day whodatdare,

Thank you - and yes, go Port!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi QOFD,

No filter. No gimmicks. Just pointed the Pentax and hit the trigger.

The sunrise shot was taken through a window!

have a great holiday ....

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Jenera,

Just lucky. And the fact that I always have my camera with me!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Lynette,

Absolutely. We're getting much warmer now that it's spring here!

Keep smiling

David

~Fathairybastard~ said...

We had a beautiful sunrise this morning. I was tempted to stop on the side of the road and snap a few shots. Try to merge them into one cool vista. One day I'll try it.