Monday, May 05, 2008

Mister Beam

Where's Rowan Atkinson When You Need Him?

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON



A couple of weeks ago we were at a local fiesta, with great food, wonderful company and a terrific programme of entertainment presented by school children. Midway through the afternoon, I was shooting some images under a large wooden pergola when I happened to look up. Of course, I swung my camera up immediately. Do you agree that the converging beams form an arresting sight?

(The Odd Shots concept came from Katney. Say "G'day" to her.)

22 comments:

CrazyCath said...

Absolutely! I am learning sometimes that it pays to just look up. Or down...

Maggie May said...

Amazing! An umbrella springs to mind!

imac said...

Ah I see you are on the up and up David.lol.

Thanks for your kind comments on my Camera Critters.

Katney said...

And g'day to you, David. I sat down to take a break from gardening, checked the clock and then checked my chart of time differences and YES, it is Monday morning in Melbourne.

I think we are all learning that youi must look up, down, left, right, andover your shoulder as weel. Eyes always open for an amazing image.

Mine, which will post around midnight my time, is a set up this week. I know you don't do that, and I usually don't, but I think you will agree that for this one it works.

Melanie & Johnny & Marlia said...

If I scroll the page up and down fast, it looks like the beams are moving.

Ishat's Fire said...

It looks good. It is often the odd direction that others don't often look that gets the coolest photos.

Sandi McBride said...

Glad you told me what it was, had decided upon closer inspection that it had to be the umbrella of the Jolly Green Giant...can we just say I'm right and let it go at that?
Sandi

alicesg said...

Yes, I alway looked up the ceiling to see what's there. I took many interesting designs and patterns of the ceilings/roofs of the palace during my korean trip.

Blue said...

Am kicking my-self here, as saw something similar the other day & my brain wasn't tuned into Odd Shot mode.
Good capture.
Mine's now up, ut it's not that odd.

babooshka said...

Umbrella cam to my mind aswell.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Yes, I do agree. It pays to look around!

Leah J. Utas said...

Beautiful, unusual pic. Very pleasing to the eye.

Akelamalu said...

You always get great shots of the simplest things David.

nitebyrd said...

Very interesting shot. For some reason it makes me think of movement. Something slowly moving.

:-Daryl said...

Did you know you had your high beams on?

;-Daryl

John said...

G,day David! Thanks for the mention last friday at your P.O.T.D. I appreciate that.

Great odd shot and a wonderful perspective. Great capture as always.

Have a nice tuesday!

Paulie said...

I hardly looked around before I had my digital camera. Now, sometimes people wonder about me. I enjoyed seeing your artistic circle of beams.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Most definitely!

Dirty Knees said...

Interesting construction! I'm assuming the builders used spikes to hold this thing together, eh? Or maybe there's something on the top side that we can see. Definitely worth looking up to see this.

Andrée said...

Hi Dave! I love symmetry and you caught it. It's great. (And I got my camera!!!) http://meeyauw-pad.blogspot.com/2008/05/odd-shots-skull.html

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

You have some great shots.
Thanks for visiting my blog... now off to check out your friends.

katherine. said...

this is very cool.

I take pictures of ceilings all the time...I found some great ones is DC