Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON
Sometimes even the simplest of objects can make a striking image. I took this shot in a multi-level car park here in Melbourne. Just before I walked out, I happened to look up and noticed, to my surprise, that the ceiling was coated with a high-gloss paint.
Naturally enough, this gave me an interesting effect to capture. It’s not often a reflection overshadows (in more sense than one) the original source, but in this case I framed the shot so that you look at it exactly as I did. I noticed the reflection first - and then the exit sign.
Interestingly enough, if I’d been walking through the car park in broad daylight, the neon sign would not have been switched on and I would have missed an unusual shot.
Here’s another point to ponder: when was the last time you saw a reflection actually positioned above its source, rather than below it?