Friday, December 26, 2008

Lemony Snicket

We Wish You A Merry Citrus

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


A few days ago, I was photographing the giant advent calendar at Federation Square when I noticed this sight to my left. I had to be very quick to take this shot – and I’ll explain why in a few seconds.

What do I reckon I’ve photographed here? An advertising billboard, perhaps? An office, maybe? A shop facade? The front of a house?

No, it’s a tram. Look carefully at the left of the second frame (below) and you’ll see the doors of the tram, as well as the Stop sign that is activated when passengers are disembarking.

The first shot was taken while the tram was moving – which is why I had to be so quick. The second (below) was taken while the tram was at a traffic intersection. I knew I had to react fairly quickly and decisively if I had to frame a shot without pedestrians and other traffic.


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11 comments:

Mrs. Organic said...

Your forms of transportation are so much more visually appealing than ours.

Cuckoo said...

I just love your these kind of shots. You have a ever alert eyes.

Arija said...

Whatever happened to our traditional green rattlers? I suffer from Christmas nostalgia...
Hav a Happy Christmas time with your family.

Shrinky said...

I love these colourful City sights, miss them now I am on Craggy Island (though the scenic views do compensate). I'm taking off for a week to London soon, so maybe I'll spot one or two like this one, for myself!

spacedlaw said...

Quickness is of the essence sometimes. Very colourful.

Lee said...

Neat! We've got advertising on buses too, but not as fun as this. So tram = bus. My vocabulary just keeps on expanding. Thanks, David!

Cheers!

CrazyCath said...

The first shot is while the tram was moving??!!!
I give way to the master.

Merry citrus to you too mate!

Chris said...

All public transportation should be so full of vitamin C.

lisaschaos said...

That's a fun tram! It would make me want to go for a ride!

i beati said...

highly unusual many blessings to you and yours in 2009 !!!sandy

Baino said...

I love the trams in Melbourne - catching them - not driving around them. You city driver's need an award for negotiating tram lines. Well done getting the thing with no people rushing to climb aboard!