Long Shadows At Sunrise
Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON
We’re almost into the last fortnight of winter here and just when we thought maybe - just maybe - the weather was losing its bite, the chill came back to remind us that Jack Frost isn’t quite ready to surrender.
Last Friday was a mellow evening and while the temperature was still in the single-digit range, there was no wind at all and the sunshine made for a mild end to the day. But just in case we in the southern states of Australia thought we could close the door on winter, it returned with a vengeance about 24 hours later, with sleet, snow and biting winds.
But the official start of spring is on September 1st and already the sun is rising earlier and setting later and the shadows are changing too. I shot this early in the morning as I walked across Southbank, just to show you the quality of the light, as well as the elongated shadows.
I could have shot it from a slightly different angle, to avoid the flare in the top right-hand corner of the frame. But by taking the shot while looking diagonally into the sun, it means you see the light exactly as I did. And in case you’re wondering, yes, it was a cold morning.