Monday, September 01, 2008

Signs Of The Times

Gotta Get Me To A Gold Nugget

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


I might not have the skill of a gold miner. I might not have the granite jaw of a Klondike old-timer. But I wouldn't mind picking up some gold nuggets here in the Yukon - if I could only find them.

This shot was taken in a shop window in Dawson City - looking in from the outside. I had a smile on my face because of the three signs against the glass pane, so of course I had to wander up for a closer look.

That's when I noticed the soft reflection in the glass, so I did what comes naturally. I took the photograph.

On reflection, though, I think I have really found pure 22-karat gold here in this frontier territory that I love so much. The Yukon keeps drawing me back like an international magnet. It enriches my soul.

That's gold enough for me.

(The Odd Shots concept came from Katney. Say "G'day" to her.)

17 comments:

leslie said...

I struck gold in Fort Langley! Well, okay it wasn't "real" but it was a lot of fun to pan. Sounds like you're really enjoying your "work" up there! ;D

Maddy said...

I shall pop over and attempt a 'g'day'. Is oddshots every sunday?

How did you manage to take the photo and not have your own reflection there too?
Cheers

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

maddy...thats what l was thinking too....

San said...

And David, that photograph is a gem!

Lee said...

That's a cool image, David! I was doing the same thing last Sunday (1 week ago for me) with a tree limb reflected in some high windows. at my church. I'll have to see how they came out when I upload them. Maybe I'll share.

Happy Week! & Cheers!

Daryl said...

I love/collect sign photos .. these would have been part of my capture too

:-Daryl

CrazyCath said...

I love how you do this and keep yourself out of the shot. I know it's just a matter of standing to the side for you, but for us mere mortals that can prove quite difficult whilst also achieving the shot!

Great odd shot. Mine up in just over two hours.

holly said...

these are exactly the signs in my living room window. the reflection, though, is different.

RiverPoet said...

I love the wolf looking on in the reflection...Peace - D

Kaber said...

I have always liked pictures of signs. Whenever we travel abroad I am always taking a lot of pictures of signs. I think they speak so much of the culture.

Thanks for the comment. visualizing a garden is more enjoyable than all the work it will take to clean that place.

Kaber said...

I forgot to mention.

I went to school with a
David Mc Mahan who loved photography. It was just an intersting thought that passed through my grey matter.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a great photo, David. I love the dog looking in on things. This photo makes me think of Jack London.

i beati said...

reflection times 2 or 3 super!! sandy

PERBS said...

I have taken reflections of things in windows but if I saw a wolf in the window reflection, I wouldn't be stoppin' for a photo! I'd be out of there fast! Ü Good catch!

Stop by and see mine. I have a new blog.
Paulie

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Thank you for passing through my world..... I thought your blog extremely interesting. You seem to have led a full life....well we only get on chance and we have to take those chances.I travelled atound Calafornia back in May and had a super expereience.
Have a nice day.

YVONNE:

babooshka said...

The wolf reflection is wonderful once you find it.

Maddy said...

So do I need [should I?] use that odd shots icon?
Cheers