Bring On The Tap Dancers
Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON
Any idea what I've photographed here? Does it look like the family silverware needs a bit of spit and polish? Does it look like a mis-shapen Bunsen burner, perhaps? Does it look familiar in any way? Can't quite place it? Not quite sure?
Okay, here's a clue. You've all used one of these at some stage in your life.
The first shot was taken with an 18-125mm lens. I shot this at F8 and 1/60th of a second. I framed it really carefully because I wanted to preserve the orange tones in the background, as well as the glistening silver-like effect all round the periphery.
Then I tried another frame, shooting from exactly the same spot. This time I reversed the focus to give you a different perspective on the scene. Now the object that was in sharp focus in the first shot is simply a translucent blur because of the altered depth of field.
And now you can see quite clearly that I've photographed a row of drinking taps in a school.
(The Odd Shots concept came from Katney. Say "G'day" to her.)