Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON
What's mustard-yellow, shiny, has glass panels and moves very quick? I'll let you ponder the challenge before I give you the answer.
Is it a superbug? Is it a UFO? Is it a helmet belonging to one of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers?
Very often, an everyday object takes on a completely different look if you shoot it from an unusual angle. I took this shot last month while I stood on the platform at Bukit Bintang station in Kuala Lumpur. My family and I were waiting for the monorail when one pulled in on the opposite platform, going in the other direction.
I had my camera around my neck (hey, I was a tourist, okay?!) so it just took me a couple of seconds to work out how to take the shot to best effect. Rather than shoot a horizontal frame of the very recognisable shape, I opted instead for a vertical shot so that the metal and perspex formed an intriguing view.
Let me tell you, these monorails don't spend too much time at stations. A few seconds after I had taken this shot, it was off on its concrete rail and our train was approching.
(The Odd Shots concept came from Katney. Say "G'day" to her.)