Now You See It, Now You Don't
Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON
With this week's Photo Hunt theme being "Light", I've got some great contenders from my trip to Singapore and India, but not one of them tells a story like this sequence. These three shots were taken during a fairly clear, cloudless morning about five or six months ago, during our Melbourne winter. In this first shot (above) I was intrigued by the "white" sunshine reflected in the windows of the building on the left-hand side of the frame, and also by the rays of light from the highest floors of the Commonwealth Bank building in the middle.
The second shot (above) was taken about three minutes later and it's a much tighter frame of the same scene. Can you see anything unusual? There is just the slightest hint of something, if you look really carefully!
This (above) is the final frame in the sequence, taken about five minutes after the first shot. You can now see the skyscraper that was completely hidden in the first shot. It's not often you see a fog like this on a clear day with blue sky and a bright sun. I call it a "blue sky fog" but I'm sure there is a proper meteorological name for it. On a technical note, I'd just like to point out that these buildings were on the other side of the Yarra River from where I shot this sequence, so I would not have been able to frame these shots so tightly without a 125mm lens.