Friday, October 31, 2008

Cotton Pickin'

Reel-Life Situations Can Be Fun To Photograph

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


I guess you have to thank the UK-based blogger Maggie May for this post, because it was inspired by a comment she left on my blog a few days ago.

Perceptive as ever, she was the first (but not the last) to ask me whether I ever get lost when I'm overseas, due to my habit of wandering down strange streets, camera in hand, simply looking for great sights to photograph.

It's a very interesting question. The answer, quite truthfully, is no. I have never got lost overseas, perhaps because I keep a close eye on my bearings and on cross-streets. But let's just say when I'm driving here in Melbourne and I don't have Mrs Authorblog navigating, I have a reputation for, um, not finding the quickest way to my destination.

Let's just leave it at that. If you want any clarifications on this situation, you will simply have to ask Mrs Authorblog. I refuse to enter into any debate on this question!

This shot was taken in Singapore, ten months ago. I was just wandering around the nooks and crannies of Little India, fascinated by the visual treasures in each shop. And no, I didn't get lost.

But there's always a first time, hey?

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18 comments:

Hilary said...

Oooh.. I love the colourful things you find to photograph. We must be from the same spool of thought.

Jeff B said...

No stringing us along on this one.

Chris said...

I don't mind if you get lost, as long as you don't ask for directions.
Men need to stick together.

ExpatKat said...

Love the colurs in that pic.

Lindsay said...

Very clever title...I'm not that original, or funny. Sorry. Very interesting pic though - and I'm glad you didn't get lost.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Great Threads!!

Jennifer H said...

Great photo...

And I'll tell you what my son said about my husband, and his penchant for getting, um, lost.

My son will ask, "Dad, why are we going this way?"

"It's a shortcut."

And then my son, to me, said once, "Daddy's shortcuts always take longer."

Retiredandcrazy said...

Is jennifer h Mrs Authorblog I wonder?

I wish I could take a decent photograph. I have all these images in my mind and sometimes manage to get them into words, but an amazing photograph is so descriptive.

Merisi said...

Now, I am wondering, since this post's (underlying?) theme about "getting lost": Could it be that there is a subliminal connection to Ariadne's thread? ;-)

Maggie May said...

Wow, David! Thanks for answering that question as I have often wondered.......
So your shortcuts end up like ours then! We usually end up in a farm yard dead end, no turning space kind of place.
mmhhhhhh! I wonder if your wife IS Jennifer!
I love the reels of colours and I think they make a brilliant photo.

Chuck Pefley said...

David, just what is it about the "Mrs. Authorblog and Mrs. Photoblog" people of this world that makes them think the shortest distance between two points is always a straight line? One would think they were still learning high school geometry! Adventure and exploration and the constant fight against stagnation is what life is truly about. Really, there is no such thing as getting lost. Sidetracked simply doesn't count:)

Cecily R said...

Given that I got lost on my way home from my brother's house, I am amazed that you never get lost overseas. That said, it makes me laugh that you --ahem--get sidetracked at home.

Once again, CLEVER title David.

Sandi McBride said...

That's alright David, if not for me Mac couldn't drive his way out of a paper bag...been the navigator for years and years...but it's our secret, okay?
Sandi

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Stunning colors.

diane cook said...

These colors are so eye catching and wonderfully delicious David. Love the photo AND the story, as usual.

Hannah Noel said...

I love that photo

Golightly said...

I love that there's a "Little India" in Singapore. Great picture.

Louise said...

Beautiful. A really brilliant capture.

As for getting lost, ummm... getting to a place by not-the-most-direct route... poor Mrs. Authorblog!