Saturday, October 27, 2007

Pink, Floyd

Winter Sunrise Is A Real Freeze Frame

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


This shot was taken just before dawn about four months ago, during the Australian winter. I was walking across Princes Bridge here in Melbourne and the wind was icy but bracing. Halfway across the bridge I stopped and got my camera out because the colours in the sky were just amazing. I stood there for about three or four minutes and shot maybe a dozen frames. This was halfway through the sequence and I opted to go vertical because the reflected pink light was just shimmering all across the surface of the Yarra. With "pink" being the subject for this week's Photo Hunt, I knew this had to be my contribution.

38 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Now that is a nice shot. A great choice for this week's theme. Happy weekend

Dragonstar said...

Absolutely beautiful. Wish I'd taken that.

Carver said...

That's a stunning photograph. Great idea for the pink theme.

Nap Warden said...

Great shot David!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yep. Pink enough, but mostly - a great shot!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

That's the sort of picture that belongs on the walls of certain homes I've been in, David.

Yet another beautiful one. No wonder you're the pro.

Kimberly said...

Breathtaking. It almost makes me want to get out of bed earlier. Almost.

LadyBanana said...

Beautiful shot!

ellen b said...

Beautiful shot!

Fletch said...

Completely off-topic ...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, fella.

Mushy said...

Don't think you could ask for much more color than you can find there!

keeyit said...

Beautiful scenery with pink theme.. the color is awesome !

I have done mine:
http://www.keeyit.com/index.php/2007/10/26/photo-hunters-pink/

happy weekend~

Yen said...

That's one amazing sunrise shot!!!:)

Mine is up here;
Photo Hunter:Pink
Happy Weekend!

Secret Agent Mama said...

I love all the flowers and other submissions that I've seen so far, but the sunset skies are -totally- MY FAVORITE!!! I guess because a beautiful sky, such as that, is something you can look at and philosophize till the sun goes down.

Melissa said...

Beautiful photo David.....the pink is just gorgeous.

Mike Goad said...

Nice picture. Great sunset.


Mine is called "Pink in Deadwood."

lime said...

gorgeous colors!

tegdirb92 said...

what a beautiful shot. I love the reflections in the water. Enjoy your Saturday.

jmb said...

No wonder you stopped to take a photo. Wonderful photo.

Deborah Gamble said...

Gorgeous! I'm sure you are working diligently to meet your deadline!

Jeni said...

David, once again, I have to stop and thank you for your beautiful photographs! I know I could do that with each and every one you post, but time doesn't always allow that. However, I just had to take a minute today to thank you once again - all of them are so unique, so beautiful, so intrinsic. Just awesome!

Corey~living and loving said...

Absolutely fabulous photo david. I love all the color. Great pick for the theme.
happy weekend!

Merisi said...

Early bird catches the worm, er, pinks! The beauty of these colours envelopes me ...

RUTH said...

Another wonderful photo from you David. I love the pink reflections in the water. Happy Photohunting :o)

YesBut said...

Hi David
That looks like the London Eye in the background.

If you want a closer look visit My Shared Images to see today's posting (Just click on YesBut)

backpakker said...

lovely ...sunsets and sunrises are so special...

indicaspecies said...

I think the warmth of the pink is felt all over in this picture.

"And in the end it's only round and round and round" (Us and Them) - reference to the Giant Wheel in the picture. I love Pink Floyd.

WalksFarWoman said...

Oh my David, can you imagine what life would be like if you were colour blind? These colours are so visually stimulating, they are beautiful - what a shot!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

That is simply amazing. I love sunrises and sunsets, and this one is stunning. Great photo. Have a good weekend.

shiera said...

wow! great shot!

imac said...

Magnifico,David.

Dragonheart said...

Beautiful photo! What a gorgeous sunrise. :)

My pink photo.

Akelamalu said...

That's an absolutely fabulous shot David!

PS I've posted another Nursery Rhyme Quiz today if you fancy a go. :)

joan said...

I just like coming to your blog to see these pictures every so often. So pretty, wish I had this talent. Thanks for sharing!

lissa said...

That is one beautiful sunrise. It's so wonderful how the reflection shines on the ground like that.

Queen of My Domain said...

That is a beautiful shot. I love how the pink is reflected in the water.

~**Dawn**~ said...

How do you always manage to capture my favorite times of day? =) Daybreak. Dusk. Sunset.

::happy sigh::

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