Scooby-Doo Gets A New Leash Of Life
So there I was, spending my lunch hour wandering around the 2009 Moomba fairground on the banks of the Yarra. Sunny afternoon. Huge crowd. Water-skiers on the Yarra. Music on the PA system. It seems as if the Alexandra Gardens are the focal point of Melbourne.
That's when I spot a familiar goofy smile. High above one of the stalls that is a haven for a game of skill is one of the ultimate prizes - a lifesize Scooby-Doo. I get a couple of tight shots of Scooby and a couple of his clones.
I am about to walk away when I realise that with a little manoeuvring and some tight composition, I can get a shot of Scooby wearing his purple hoodie - with one of Melbourne's most famous modern landmarks in the background.
The skyscraper is Eureka Tower, the highest residential apartment building in the southern hemisphere. The only reason I was able to compose such a tight frame was that I had opted to use my 70-300mm lens that afternoon.
It's hard to tell who was more animated - Scooby-Doo or the photographer.
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