Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON
I took these pictures a few hours ago, showing the half-moon nestling up to the spire of the Victorian Arts Centre here in Melbourne. I sometimes get asked (by newcomers to photography) what makes a good shot. My answer never changes - if you look twice at something, get out your camera. In this instance, I literally stopped in my tracks because of the colours of the scene in front of me.
Ten minutes later or even ten minutes earlier and the sky would not have been such a striking contrast to the streetscape. The second shot (below) was taken with the 125mm lens unfurled. It would have been a sharper image if I'd used a tripod, but at least it gives you a nice composition with the moon alongside the myriad lights of the spire. Even the overhead wire kind of adds to the mystique.