Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Is This The Benchmark?

Nothing Better Than A Shadow On A Sunny Day

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON

Many things attract many photographers, but shadows always catch my attention. This shot was taken on a sunny evening at Southbank here in Melbourne and I guess in a way it tells the story of this city. Look in the background and you'll see the pedestrian footbridge across the Yarra, connecting the river's south and north banks. The south is the central business district, while the north is the newer arts precinct and more modern commercial premises. It's a city built on water, where we're never short of a bench for quiet contemplation among the seagulls and the tourist cruise vessels.


B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

I think ice creem on a sunny day is better.

Cowgirl said...

Symmetry in Motion, David!

Janice Thomson said...

Definitely like those shadows.

Kerri said...

Oh David, this is one of my favorites....Not only a BENCH...but a Shadow too! Lovely!

David said...

I love the shadow, but I think it'd be a bit hard to sit on!

I saw a bench the other day, and also stopped to photograph it. Great minds think alike! :)



BondBloke said...

With me it is reflections that catch the eye - great capture david...

Miss Trashahassee said...


Awesome, as always. Shadows intrigue me as well, but especially when I'm not looking for them. I snapped a photo of a war memorial monument in the spring of this past year, and I didn't notice that my husband's shadow crossed over into the photography. What made it special is that he was wearing his Honor Guard uniform that day, so the hat and suit make for a shadow with a particular statement, and we didn't even realize we were making one until we took time to look at the pictures later that day. Serendipitous, for sure. Click here to see the photograph and the blog post that went with it, if you're interested.

Keep up your fantasic, wonderful work!! You're on my list!

Miss T