Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Here's The Church And Here's The Steeple

Melbourne's Spring Holds Cheer For Many People


St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne. Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON

42 comments:

Luke said...

David,

I love this picture. Nice to see spring emerging in your part of the world. Enjoy it.

Flassie's Fil'a said...

I always enjoy your photographs and how you word your titles of you blog entries. I seen a word you used in one of your entries, that was the same word of a movie that I watched Sunday night. A film based on the play by George Benard Shaw. A 1938 version of My Fair Lady called, Pygmalion starring, Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller. I was wondering every time I come here I have problems trying to click out. Do you know what causes this? Have a Blessed Week!

Catmoves said...

I've seen St. Paul's many times. But never the way you expressed it. Thanks, David.
I went to nominate your blog in Blogger's Choice, but somebody beat me to it.

Pijush said...

Woww.. Nice capture and Wonderful Composition. Like it :-)

Sandy Carlson said...

This is wonderful. I love steeple shots. Happy spring to you!

Nap Warden said...

You just take wonderful pictures...I try, I think I need more practice!

Corey~living and loving said...

Lovely!

Chertiozhnik said...

Beautiful lattice of branches... must emigrate to Australia, us Brits have got months to wait yet.

ellen b said...

What a great spring shot!

jams o donnell said...

Nice shot! Enjoy your spring as we will enjoy our Autumn! Happy WW

Ackworth Born said...

lovely to see spring emerging in your part of the world - our gardener came yesterday and scooped all the autumn leaves off the drive and carted them away - looked nice for an hour and then today the wind and rain put them all back again.

tegdirb92 said...

what a beautiful shot--just stunning.

Villager said...

Great photo for WW! We are still having summer weather here in Ohio...

My WW post provides gift ideas for your consideration! (smile)

peace, Villager

Betriska said...

Beautiful! And I love the "Baby Boom" news - made me giggle!

The Egel Nest said...

I always have to remind myself that your spring is our fall...and so on...

Nice pic as always :)


Bradley
The Egel Nest

Lori said...

Great shot....I love the tree in front of it. Happy WW>

Yen said...

WOW! Great photo here:)
Happy WW!

Selena Kitt said...

that's very... phallic. :)

david mcmahon said...

Hi Luke,

Lucky - the light was perfect for the shot.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Flassie Fil'a,

Thank you very much. I'm glad you like the titles on my blog posts.

I haven't actually seen the 1938 version, but I've watched My Fair Lady several times as a child and now as a parent.

I've got no idea why you can't click out, and I haven't heard that observation from anyone else. Will check it out.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Catmoves,

Thank you for those kind words. It is a great cathedral and a pleasure to photograph from many vantage points around the city.

Thanks too for trying to nominate me for Bloggers' Choice - that's wonderful!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Pihush,

Very fortunate. I was in the right spot, at the right time, in the right light.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Sandy,

So glad you liked the shot. Thanks for your wishes. I'm enjoying spring ....

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Nap Warden,

Many thanks - I left you a detailed response as a comment on your latest post.

Delighted that you liked the shot.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Corey,

Thank you. Like I said above, I was just lucky to be there.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Chertmeister,

You immigration approval has been formalised!

I'll roll out the red carpet for ya!

Glad you liked the shot.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Ellen,

Thank you. I was privileged to be there at the right time, in te right light.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Jams,

Thank you, and a happy WW to you too.

Yep, I'm enjoying spring ...

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Ackworth,

I laughed with you, not at you. You should see our front yard in autumn!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Tegdirb92,

Thank you for your kind words. Nature provided the scene, all I did was press the shutter.

It's very humbling to receive praise for this sort of photograph.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Villager,

Never been to Ohio, but I hope to one day. Maybe I can photograph the city's cathedral's in spring!

Thank you for visiting ....

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Betriska,

Thank you for your praise. I'm so glad you liked the shot.

It was just too precious a sight to walk past - and the light was so good that afternoon.

Thank you for visiting and I'm glad the baby story brought a smile to your face ....

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Bradley,

Yes, we're completely upside down here in Oz. Now if you'll excuse me, I'll just get off my head and sit down properly!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Lori,

Thank you very much. I'm so glad you enjoyed the photograph.

Thank you for visiting.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Yen,

Thank you for the kind words, and I hope you have a great WW too.

Thanks for visiting.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Selena,

I must admit I hadn't quite thought of it that way!!

Thanks for visiting

Keep smiling

David

genny said...

oh thats nice shot!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Genny,

Thank you. I was actually walking past with my attention on something else when I saw this scene!

Thanks so much for visiting.

Keep smiling

David

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I love the contrast. Oh, how I wish we were just heading into spring and not fall in the States.

CHEWY said...

I like the way the branches scribble over the triangle.

Hey, you captured the essence of my painting!

Looking through my eyes?

Ask Aspasia Fern & Miss Smack said...

hi !

Adelaide girl here. Love the photo!

eric1313 said...

Now that's a beautiful picture.

Spring time for you, and the autumn setting in for us. In this way does the world keep it's own balance.