Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON
A couple of weeks ago I was taking some shots of St Paul's Cathedral here in central Melbourne and had just wrapped up. I was walking out of the church and had already put the lens cap on my camera and placed it back in its bag.
That's when I caught sight of this huge hoarding across the street, advertising the musical "Wicked". It was emblazoned across a wall at Federation Square and so I guess I couldn't fail to notice it. But it was a busy time, with tourists all round the city and office workers on their lunch break - and I was determined to get a shot from across the street, without anyone else in the frame.
Naturally, I had to wait a while. So I framed the shot I wanted, zooming in close on the striking colour combination - and simply waiting for the crowds to clear.
I guess I was just spellbound.