Barking Up The Right Tree
Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON
You'd never imagine this is a country bedevilled by drought. This shot was taken in the Domain Gardens in Melbourne and I'd like to claim this as my garden, but in reality it belongs to all Melburnians. I was struck by the pure green of the tree in the centre of the frame, but I also wanted to include the gnarled dark-brown bark of the trunk and ponderous branches of the tree on the right. The public gardens of this beautiful city really define the soul of Melbourne and this photograph, I guess, is part of my own portfolio devoted to defining that soul.