Muppets Need Creature Comforts Too
Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON
About ten days ago, I was walking past Federation Square when I noticed this Sesame Street jumping castle (is that what you call them in Europe, Canada and the US?) on the edge of the square.
I figured it would be perfect for an unusual interpretation of the Camera Critters Theme, but I had to find something to "anchor" the scene, some way of making it apparent that it was shot here in Melbourne.
I didn’t have to spend too long thinking about the angle I needed. The main dome of Flinders Street Station is one of the most recognisable symbols of Melbourne, so I thought it would be fun to include it in the same shot as Elmo and Grover.
You see the sign on the jumping castle that says "Sesame Street"? Our street signs here in Melbourne are white letters on green backgrounds and I thought it would be great to get a Flinders Street sign in the frame with the iconic Sesame Street sign. But nope, the signs were just too far apart.
Yes, there are some things an intrepid photographer just cannot do! Having taken this shot, I figured it was time to make my way dome, er, home.
Check out the rules at Camera Critters or go to Misty Dawn.