Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON
This shot was taken in the city of Ballarat, in central Victoria. I was just fascinated by the sight of this lamp in a brick laneway beside McDonald's on historic Bakery Hill. Take a close look at the wrought iron frame that supports the lamp. It was probably cast in a local forge by some long-forgotten artisan. It's that sort of history that makes me stop and think. This photograph is not simply a chance to capture an unusual combination of ochre and black, but also a salute to the craftsman whose work is still beautiful in the twenty-first century.