Friday, December 21, 2007

Great Way To Start The Day

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.

17 comments:

evlahos said...

it's a fantastic way to start the day. have a good trip

Janice Thomson said...

Beautiful! Most would have edited the T and pole but myself I prefer the composition as is.

Seamus said...

Gorgeous!

mindyluwho said...

I love the contrast of the dark trees silhouetted against the beautiful colors in the sky.

Amrita said...

Hope you enjoyed your trip. i love Dehra Dun

imac said...

Love the sky
love the TT
also love the pedestrian illuminated.

Have a safe trip David, have missed your visits and wise comments.


come and see the 2 pathways of life.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Evlahos,

I'm halfway home now - what a wonderful thing to be on a flight home for Christmas.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Janice,

Thanks for the praise - and thanks for all the regular visits while I've been travelling - when I haven't been able to return the visits.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

HI Seamus,

Thank you very much for that comment. I notice you had friends/ relatives travelling in India while I was there - I wonder if we crossed paths!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Mindyluwho,

Thank you. There are so many beautiful sights - and it is my very great privilege to be able to record some of them.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Amrita,

I had a great trip. First time in Dehra Dun, but it was great.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Imac,

Thank you kindly, sir. Will be back home in just over 12 hours and after a good night's sleep I'll be back in Blogland again.

Keep smiling

David

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Marvelous sky! Stupendous photograph!!!

eric1313 said...

Great shot. I like the T. It's artificialness makes for an interesting contrast with the beauty of nature behind it. And I love sunsets, as many know, because they show up in my poems all the time.

I was going to get a camera for Christmas. I don't have a lot of money to spend, so it's probably going to be a sony cybershot. Do you have any affordable recommendations?

K M F said...

wounderfull shot

Sandy Kessler said...

You embrace life David all of it - so do I . Always fascinating - always a special memory - to you and your family a blessed Christmas ,..sk

RuneE said...

The T in the foreground gives the picture a depth it otherwise wouldn't have had. Good capture.