Monday, November 03, 2008

Bridge Players

And Now, For My Next Trick ....

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


These two photographs were taken some months ago, in the depths of Melbourne's winter. I didn't actually go out specifically to shoot these images, but I had to walk over Prince Bridge to get to Federation Square. I remember being captivated by the sight of this solitary branch clawing upwards.

To me, the very attraction of the shot was its starkness. There was the silver paint on the metal scroll, in complete contrast to the power of Nature. I only took one shot on my way to Fed Square and then on my way back, I took this frame (below), to provide a completely different viewpoint of the creeper beside the bridge.


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

11 comments:

ArneA said...

Intriguing.
Hopefully all bridges will be solid, but this makes me trust it really is.

Anne-Berit said...

Nice post and bridge!

A. said...

The animate clinging to the inanimate. Very interesting!

RuneE said...

Two completely different views of the same bridge - giving rise to two completely different sentiments.

BTW, my Bridge is here

Sandi McBride said...

I have always loved creepers...my Grandmother's house (Nancy Douglas)had Virginia Creeper up one side and it was the loveliest thing in winter...but my cousins told me that snakes were in the creeper so I kept a respectable distance!
I like these shots...would love to see what you would do in the dessert...
Sandi

Maggie May said...

The silver paint next to the creeper is very effective.
I like both pictures in different ways.

pat houseworth said...

Winter is coming our way! While you guys down under are about to be "Summerized"!

9na said...

Very interesting, thank you for sharing..

PERBS said...

Isn't it interesting what we notice when we have a camera in hand? Come read about my bridge.

becky voyles said...

I liked the 1st shot. I thought perhaps you took it because it looks sort of like a screw painted shiney silver. Never seen anything like it.

Mushy said...

From the small thumbnail on Bloglines, I thought that was a screw!