Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON
In keeping with the theme of the Beijing Olympics, I thought I'd post this photo which I shot in December in Singapore. I had just emerged from a railway station and I was waiting for the rain to stop when I noticed this long walkway with an interesting roof line, dotted with lanterns.
The shot below shows you what attracted my attention to the sight. It was an interesting sight, because of the long row of fringed lanterns, but there was a complicating factor. Although the angular wooden beams were dark, the light coming through the open walkway was very bright.
To overcome the problem, I decided to take a shot looking straight up at one lantern. As you can see, I was directly underneath it, which is why you can hardly see the long tassels. I reckon it works, simply because it's an unusual angle, and because the red and gold are so effective.