Thursday, July 24, 2008

Glow In The Dark

Soft Colours On A Tropical Evening

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Sometimes a photographer just gets lucky. Last week, I was walking down a main street near Kuala Lumpur’s bustling Chinatown precinct, in search of a camera store where I could buy a spare memory card. My timing could not have been better, because there was a brief tinge of delicate pink in the darkening sky.

As I looked around for the best vantage points against which I could shoot the sunset scene, I spotted these buildings further up the street, to my left. I knew if I spent a couple of minutes walking over to photograph the buildings front-on, I would miss the last vestiges of colour from the sunset.

I walked quickly across Petaling Street and got as far to the edge of the pavement as I possibly could - without toppling over into the busy traffic - to hit the shutter on this one.

25 comments:

Louise said...

Definitely lucky, but it takes the right eye to see all the possibilities!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I guess having the right light and angle is key to a good photograph. Does this depend on the camera or would you say it depends more on whether you are a good photographer?

CJ xx

i beati said...

eerily lovely and a little neonesque

pat houseworth said...

Nice....lucky, good?.....I think one brings out the other, and vice-versa.

Maddy said...

You seem to be luckier than most though.
Cheers

quilly said...

Lovely.

joan said...

Gorgeous David! I do love sunsets.

polona said...

in order to be lucky, you have to be in the right place at the right time. and you seem to be able to do that more oten than an average mortal and that's hardly luck anymore.
(all this to say i love the shot)

Maggie May said...

And well worth it!

katie said...

wow. that picture is very cool, David. great shot.

You have a wonderful Wednesday! :)

willow said...

I could see you getting so excited about a beautiful shot like this one, that you stumble over into something dangerous...like traffic or off a cliff. Be careful! :)

imac said...

Green with envy, David.

Craver Vii said...

Wow, those colors are great; what a treat!

Hilary said...

That combinations of colours is magical.

Texas Travelers said...

Great sky and building colors.

This type of photo doesn't come along too often.

Great capture and well done.

Come visit,
Troy

A Cuban In London said...

Oh, I love that green, and I'm definitely not a 'green person', but the way you captured it is fantastic.

Greetings from London

CrazyCath said...

Beautiful. Reminds me of Quilly's post "Neon..." something - just a day or so ago. The effects of the lighting is similar, only this shot suggests a jovial mood and Quilly's steps in neon light captured the sinister element.

Light fascinates me.

Christine said...

Fabulous shot David! Sad that Debbie hasn't posted in forever huh? She is working now, and a little too busy I think. I keep hoping that she will grace us with her presence again soon!

distracted by shiny objects said...

Quite striking. Still trying to think of the perfect comment for the hailstones to the arse story. I'm certain he's a perfectly lovely man, but I suspect that some woman who knows him, somewhere on this earth, is quietly chuckling... "What the hail??"

Wynn Bexton said...

Beautiful! How lucky to get such incredible colors!

Les Becker said...

I'm so glad you took the time to get this shot - it's really an interesting one.

womaninawindow said...

Beautiful shot. I love it when light offers up what is right there for the taking.

Charli and me said...

That picture is just stunning!

sybil law said...

That is my favorite picture of yours, I think!
Awesome!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

I love the sky and that green building is awesome.