Saturday, December 01, 2007

Summer Daze

The Brighter The Sun, The Stronger The Shadow

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Today is the first day of summer and as any photographer will tell you, this is the time of year when the shadows are strongest and longest. I thought I'd post these shots taken along St Kilda Road, in front of the Arts Centre. The metallic white arches are always intriguing, but I also framed the shot (above) to include the shadows cast on the footpath. I thought I had done a good job - until I walked back a couple of metres. That's when I took the second photograph (below) and I'm sure you'll agree that it's a far more striking image.

17 comments:

imac said...

Spot on there David. Great shadows that loom across the pathway, very effective.


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Lee said...

Yes, David! Much more striking! Did the city put those white arches up as shade from necessity? Thoughtful move that.

Peace!

dot said...

Something about the pictures remind me of the highschool I went to.
It is hard to think you are having summer when it is BRRRRRRR here!

Peter M said...

Great summer images David, David, thanx for comment on my blog, will update you shortly when I have scanned all photographs I have in my position (of India)

Allan Cook said...

Lovely shadows!

Why doesn't your first day of summer coincide with solstice like the first day of winter does here?

Allan Cook

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sam said...

yes, amazing what a difference a small adjustment can make sometimes. Nice shot

Bradley's Mom said...

Wow, David!

I have NO photography skills whatsoever, but even I can see the difference between the two shots.

I thought the first one was amazing, but when I saw the second one, the difference is just striking!

Once again, you are terrific!!

I am learning so much!

Corey~living and loving said...

very cool. I love the curve so much. Quite the photo. :)

Kimberly said...

Oh my, yes...love the angle of the shadows.

Guess what? First draft of my book is done! Thanks for all the cheer and support along the way!

Misty Dawn said...

I love the effects these shadows have - really cool.

You're having summer, and I'm wrapped in a blanket avoiding a severe ice storm we are having. ;-)

BRUNO said...

I'm not real good at commenting on pictures of the "civilized-world"---that I leave to the professionals of the field, like yourself!

But don't you think for ONE minute that I don't enjoy looking, enjoying, and wishing that I could have been there, in person!

But I'll just settle for having YOU as my guide on these pictorial visits. That way I CAN'T get lost...!

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

The shadows are a darkened mirror of brilliance. Peace, JP/deb

Helena said...

"The brighter the sun, hte darker the shadow" - could be a motto for the life of a Bi-Polar! I know the higher or better I feel, there will be an equivalent down in the zig-zag. Hey ho! I'm in an upper zig at the mo'.

:^)

Rachel said...

Beautiful photos. But, I agree, the second one is much more striking. Too early to think of a better phrase, sorry.
I love your photographs and your wit. Thanks for sharing!

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Beautiful.

. . . Dallas Meow . . . . >^^< . . . said...

wow, I love these