Saturday, December 22, 2007

Dress Circle

Beware Of Curves Above Your Head

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


This shot was taken at the Forest Research Institute in Dehra Dun, northern India, during my recent visit there. This scene caught my eye not just because of the curve of the balcony, but because I could also include two other curves in the frame - the metal railing and also the gentle arch of the high passageway. Many curves and great shadow and light - you can't ignore a sight like that,

19 comments:

eric1313 said...

Interesting shot.

Akelamalu said...

That's a great shot David. :)

Welcome back. x

imac said...

Mind you dont go off the rails as you go round the bend lol.:):).

Nice and Arty shot.

Rachelle said...

Very Cool, I love the white and black contrasting.

I was wondering, I would like to turn the post that is up right now on my blog into a book for children- any tips on how to get it published, how to find an illustrator, etc?

I know I came to the right place :))
Slainte~
Rachelle

joan said...

Cool! Merry Christmas to you and your family! I have enjoyed visiting your blog and your wonderful photos.

Maddy said...

Wise words for trogladytes like me!
Cheers

This is my calling card or link"Whittereronautism"which takes you straight to my new blog.

Janice Thomson said...

Love the depth to this shot the inner contrasting arch provides drawing your eye into the center.

Fletch said...

Janice beat me to it, but I will mention it also.

If I remember all the advice I've ever been given about photography and painting, it is to always try and draw the viewer's eye to the middle.

Easy with vertical and horizontal lines, but never been able to do that too successfully with curves if they weren't plonked solidly in the centre ('center' for across the pond).

I shall use this as a 'Teach-in 101' for future attempts.

Congrats!

Hammer said...

hrrizrTook me a min to focus in on what it was. I like it!

Helena said...

Ooo that's weird! At first glance it looks like a big nose, complete with nostril, there on the left.

Have a great, bugless Christmas, btw. If you don't get that, check my blog. Or Bob's. Or Dilly's... they have their own take on it, of course!

Helena

Bart said...

I've got nothing to say, just saying hi.

katherine. said...

tag…you’re it

P M Prescott said...

Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment on my blog. It cleared up today and got some golf in.
I am really impressed with your pictures. My father was an art teacher that had a photography lab at his middle school for many years.

Kimberly said...

As we walk through life, it sometimes occurs to us to be intrigued, fascinated, even mesmerized by the sights around us. How lovely that you're able to capture those moments rather than let them slip away.

travistee said...

Hi David
Merry Christmas to you and your family! I moved blogs from ITLT to this one. Come visit!

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

I love the curve and the lighting but also feel panic because I'm afraid of heights.

Merry Christmas!

JJ :D

Amrita said...

I like the museums at the FRI

indicaspecies said...

Forest Research Institute was one of my links in my posting entitled 'Wanderlust' dated December 5, 2007:

http://indicaspecies.blogspot.com/2007/12/wanderlust.html

Good to know about your interest in it as well. :)

Lotus Reads said...

Ooooh, very,very nice!