Sunday, September 30, 2007

On Your Marks, Get Set, Glow

Keeping Us In The Dark

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON

More often than not, it's the little details that attract me. The thing that really caught my attention here was the soft amber glow of the street lamp here in Melbourne. Then I looked around and realised that the glow seemed to suffuse many aspects of the scene. It was reflected not only on the metal surface of the street lamp itself, but it kissed the wires as well, and even touched the castle-like structure on the left.

And as I got my camera out, I realised I had an interesting silhouette against the sky as well. This shot was an interesting exercise in very low light, but the overall effect of the variety of angles is almost like visual geometry as well.


Gledwood said...

I have a query.
For paperback rights, a book I found locally said I should expect the following:
In the "home market"
First 10,000 copies 7.5% of cover price
ALL copies thereafter (even a million copies!) 10% and nothing more.
On export sales 10% of net something or other (can't remember the terminology but it was LESS)
I complained in my blog about this yesterday because Jeffrey Archer gets 17.5% of hardback "cover price"....
Do you know what the rates should be? Surely I can get more than 10% of cover price on sales over say 50,000? I know it might NOT sell that much, but what if it does? Know what I mean.... I don't know....

david mcmahon said...

Hi Gledwood,

Fascinating query. Will do some scouting around and answer it in a `Telling Write Fron Wrong' post.

Watch this space!

Keep smiling


karoline said...

luvely pic david..

Kimberly said...

You know, I think I'm addicted to your blog now. I felt withdrawal symptoms while I was away.

Your pictures are always so captivating, so different from what I perceive as the norm.

Helena said...

Looks like a big fireball coming in to land. Duck, everybody!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Karoline,

Many thanks. I actually had second thoughts about posting it because the colours are so low and muted - but it's had an interesting reaction.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Kimlerly,

My very sincere thanks for that wonderful comment.

If I do see things differently, I guess it's because I stop and look.

A Canadian friend of mine once said that I photograph the things that most people walk past because they take the sights for granted. I like that description!

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Helena,

That's a very accurate descritpion! The meteor hit 1.1114 seconds after I took the picture!

Keep smiling


sognatrice said...

Love this photo. Something very mechanical/technical/scientific about it, but also pure artistic beauty. I love when two seeming opposite feelings combine in one photo. Bravo :)

Pijush said...

Hi David,
Nice shot of the interesting soft amber glow.
BTW, my weekend wandering answer is ready now. Little bit busy as working in the weekend also. Tomorrow is project golive.

Take care,

nzm said...

So you live in Southbank then? :-)