Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Zebra Crossing

D'you Reckon I've Won My Stripes?

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Righty-o, so I've kinda got your attention with this shot, right? And the more you look at the first photograph, you know it's not a real zebra. You can see the number in the top left quadrant. You can see the translucent quality of something around the zebra's neck. You can see the metal railings. You can see the rectangular red object on the zebra's hindquarters. Something just doesn't add up, right? Just scroll down and you'll see what I had my lens trained on - a Melbourne tram.

35 comments:

Mima said...

What they can do with advertising hoardings now is quite incredible, or are all your trains decorated? Beautiful shot either way!

CrazyCath said...

Is it Tuesday already? Man I've just had tea on Monday! This is weird!

You are and early bird!

That is a fantastic shot. I would never have guessed it was a painting. I thought the zebra was real but through a tram or bus window. What a fantastic reproduction of a zebra for an advert! And what a shot!

Casdok said...

Clever!

Akelamalu said...

Clever shot David.

Shrinky said...

My goodness, that is quite amazing, I really did do a double take on that first picture. This type of advertising is so entertaining and creative.

I have a pet hate of one particular type of advertising. Watching a football match is increasingly difficult when the bordering signs keep flashing and moving around, it drives me nuts. I'm amazed the players don't find it distracting, or maybe they do?

BarnGoddess said...

wow-neato! very realistic.

Ive always wanted a Zebra. Hubs says I am half way there because freddie has stripes on his legs, true to his Donkey genes. Sometimes they are called 'garters' on Donkeys.

The new vet in town has a Zorse...a cross between a zebra/horse

it's pretty cool looking.

Celebration of Life said...

I love the Zebra especially since it is my totem. The zebra has taught me many life lessons. Yes, I would say the zebra has won his stripes!

Seamus said...

That is very realistic and pretty amazing!

SandyCarlson said...

David,
Thanks for yet another adventure with your camera. Wonderful stuff here.

Kathryn said...

Wow! Great shot!

CHEWY said...

I think a big long Anaconda Boa Constrictor would be a better graphic for a train.

aims said...

Good one David - I loved how you caught us with this one..

merry weather said...

Ha - over here public transport is just plain grimy. That's elegant...

Jules~ said...

That picture gets my adrenaline pumping. It rolls with excitement. I would love to see that train go by me in the morning.

imac said...

Well Stripe me Pink.
Nice one David.

OHmommy said...

Nice.

I took a double take! At first I thought I had case of severe Monday Morningitis, and was seeing things.

Hammer said...

Imagine what that will do to drunk commuters :)

Kimberly said...

Great shot!

Incredible artistry...the way the Zebra looks like it's coming right off the side of the vehicle.

Gawdess said...

I like the shot of the zebra wrapped tram - I also like the green look of the windows behind the tram.

Maggie May said...

Thats very clever!

Janice Thomson said...

Nifty capture David. Some artist has done a phenomenal job of painting this too. Good eye to catch this unusual ad.

Preposterous Ponderings said...

Now that is pretty darn cool!

I wonder how many people on the sidewalks thought a giant zebra was running after them?

holly said...

whaddya mean not real? i dont understand.

oh i get it. apparently, over in australia, they don't have numbers in the upper quadrants by their zebras. well, we here in the uk...

oh wait, i'm being told we don't have them either.

my mistake.

moving on.

nice shot. :)

leslie said...

At first I thought it was part of a merry-go-round. :D

Helena said...

I thought it was the reflection of a zebra on something.

flyingstars said...

WoW...this is a very excellently captured shot...love the way you have captured it...really a cool one!

Bubba's Sis said...

Very cool!

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the mother of this lot said...

I thought it was a reflection!

Aaarti said...

hey David

Thanks for coming over...
Wow, this pic is super cool.. amazing advertising....

i beati said...

ever so cool you and the ad company who decided on this dashing zebra for reansit !!

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

Phew....digital technology applied to trams. Very effective shot...

Amrita said...

I love zebras

Charles Gramlich said...

Very vibrant picture, though

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