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Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Last month, I posted a couple of shots of Princes Bridge here in Melbourne, but today I thought I'd choose a different country. This was taken in Port Carling, Ontario, in September 2005. It was a difficult shot, because of the strong light and deep shadows, but I tried to make the shadows play across the surface of the yellow sign.

The Port Carling post office is in the background and if you look carefully you'll notice it was a very calm day, because the Canadian flag is limp on its halyard. This bridge, at Indian River, is very special to me, because it is described in my forthcoming novel, Muskoka Maharani, to be published by Penguin Books India.

If you'd like to see a pictorial narration of the plot, with images of the places and scenes actually described in the novel, just go to an earlier post of mine, called B Is For Beginning.

Check out RuneE's "Building Bridges" theme at Visual Norway.

12 comments:

RuneE said...

It may have been a difficult shot, but you managed it beautifully - and I learned something at the same time.

Interesting combination of bridge, sign and novel - food for thought.

Debbie said...

You not only capture moments with your camera you also have a way of painting pictures with your words. Congrats and celebrate!

Gypsy at heart said...

Congratulations on your new book! Book....Camera....Action....you are busy! Nice shot.

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fishing guy said...

David: What a cool sign photo. I see the Canadian flag in the background.

Hyde DP said...

Well I've never seen a swing-bridge sign quite like that before and I'm very taken with it.

Sandra Ree said...

Popped over to "B is For Beginning" and your novel, Muskoka Maharani, sounds absolutely fascinating! Congratulations!

lime said...

all i know is the graphics look like a monster face to me. but i like it.

A. said...

A lifting bridge! A great shot. Mine is a lifting bridge too, very much more prosaic.

Rambling Woods said...

You have a great sense of humor David and are always entertaining.
Happy Odd Shot Monday..Mine is nature related as usual..Michelle..
Rambling Woods

willow said...

This sign actually looks like a cute little smiley face. Umm...please tell me you see it, too.

Akelamalu said...

Love the photo David and you've come up with the perfect title, as usual! :)

Hilary said...

I see Willow's smiley face.. more like a smirk.. with its hat askew.

Your novel sounds like it will be a fine read. Who could resist a story set in Ontario? :)