It Was Just A Snap Decision
Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON
While you're reading this, I'm on a flight from Singapore to Melbourne, but I had to post this anyway! One of the best decisions I made when I got this Pentax K100D, my first digital SLR, was that I would have the camera with me at all times when I was out of the house. It's a decision that has earned me some amazing photographs. I guess that's why they're called "snapshots" - because they're taken on a whim, in an instant, on the spur of the moment.
I was walking across from Flinders Street station when I noticed the beautiful hues in the sky. I could have composed a frame with just the sky colours, but I always prefer to have my surroundings in the shot, to give it more than just one point of reference. In this case, the illuminated T is a sign from the nearby Transit restaurant and the traffic sign is from a pedestrian crossing to Federation Square.