Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON
This was the very first shot I took as we walked out of our hotel in Kuala Lumpur, where we spent four days on our way back after soaking up the beach culture of beautiful Langkawi. We were walking from our hotel to the monorail station when I spotted this sign at a service station - or what most of you would call a gas station.
Wit the skyrocketing price of fuel, I thought this would be perfect for today's theme. I guess the ad hoarding was extolling the virtues of a particular brand of fuel - but it was such an unusual depiction that I simply had to take the shot.
In retrospect, I wish I'd taken a horizontal frame as well, to give you some perspective of size, but from memory this sign was about four metres (about twelve feet) high. The yellow flowers just give the scene a touch of natural beauty and the figure of the attendant was very realistic.
I hope the petrol company gets plenty of mileage (pun unintended) out of its ad campaign. Or maybe they'll just find it hard to gauge.
(The Odd Shots concept came from Katney. Say "G'day" to her.)