Monday, March 17, 2008

Palm Sunday

With Fronds Like This, Who Needs Enemies?

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


I took this photograph about ten days ago, because I was walking past this miniature decorative palm tree in an unfamiliar suburb. And you know when a sight just beckons to you and says: "Photograph me"? You know what I mean. And I thought the sunset shadow was just right and the unusual colour of the wall was just right and if I framed it a certain way, the shot would be just right. Yep, sometimes you just have to follow your instincts and take the shot. But it's only possible if you carry a camera with you at all times.

19 comments:

Cowgirl said...

I love it! A fondness for fronds!

Hilary said...

No doubt your camera is always in the palm of your hand. ;) Lovely photo.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

A nice photo David!

I linked your blog im my blog
BOA LEITURA:

in SKY FRIENDS

Luiz

Seamus said...

Sometimes photos just happen like that! I wish I could have camera at hand all the time!

CrazyCath said...

And only possible with a bit of talent, know how, etc. I see loads of "great shots" but mine are never as great as they look when I imagine how they should look!
That is another good one. Glad you have a camera with at all times... (and other bloggers I visit - love these photos)

Lee said...

Nice shot, David. Brings back all the lovely palm leaves we had at service this morning.

Peace! Hope! & Joy!

John-Michael said...

I am so glad that you listened to your instinctive "Just right" messages, David. For the result is, indeed "Just right!"

RuneE said...

As I see it, you have made two very important points:
1. The foreground makes the picture (with a few exceptions
3. Always carry a camera

Janice Thomson said...

Gorgeous shot David. Love how the graceful palms frame the pic. I paint a lot of sunsets so am kind of partial to any photos of them too. :)

Daryl E said...

Leave it to you to palm off camera settings ..

Bubba's Sis said...

Beautiful! And so appropriate for today!

quilly said...

David, i carry my camera with me at all times. Now, if I could also remember to carry the batteries! Twice now I have set up my camera and tripod only to discover that the batteries are still home in the charger ....

Misty Dawn said...

Awesome! And, yes, I certainly do know those moments where you hear that whisper saying "photograph me"

Amrita said...

I like the title. Very suitable for Palm Sunday.Have a good week

Grandy said...

I do have to get in the habit of bringing the camera with me. Great shot!

Vienna for Beginners said...

Great shot! "Never ever leave home without it. :-)))

Yesterday I went on a little hike with a some of my brothers and kids. Afterwards, while having coffee, everybody was eager to look at the pictures I had taken. Remarked one of my brothers: "It sure is annoying that Merisi is shooting us all the time, but boy is it fun to watch her photos afterwards!"

holly said...

"a camera with you at all times."

except in the potty.

but then who would put a palm tree in a potty?

oh if you tomorrow have a picture of a palm tree in a potty tomorrow, gonna be embarrassed.

skinnylittleblonde said...

Interesting pic because I would have NOT guessed it to be a miniature palm with a wall as the backdrop, but a full sized one with a foggy sunrise in the background!

Sandy Kessler said...

another intriquing picture frame -