Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Haven't The Foggiest

Where Are You Pointing Your Camera?

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Sometimes it pays to point your camera in the opposite direction to the main attraction. This was shot about three weeks ago, during a heavy fog. I shot some images of the grey blanket that covered our wintry city.

Then, as I began walking across the pedestrian footbridge between Southbank and Flinders Street Station, I noticed that the sun was starting to break through. I looked down and had to stop immediately, to shoot this reflection of a nearby building, reflected on the surface of the Yarra River below me.

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29 comments:

Brian Miller said...

the waves and ripples take the little details and turn them into something altogether spectacular. good line too about pointing our lense away from the big event. never know what you might find.

Jazz said...

What a cool photo!

Ananda girl said...

Light is an amazing thing.

The Duck said...

Cor Uncle David! I took some pics yesterday of some ducks...the water was luvly!
Hope you have time to check out!

katherine. said...

I think this must be how van Gogh saw the world...

Erin said...

a lovely capture david.
like the squiggly-shapes.

Louise said...

I would have never guessed that was taken when it was foggy. Worth the other direction for sure.

SandyCarlson said...

What a great view. Before I read the explanation, I thought of wrapping paper around the edges of a beautiful sky. Very lovely.

Maggie May said...

I love it! Great shot.

Beth said...

Looks like liquid steel.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shot, David, looks almost other worldly! Light is indeed an amazing thing.

Deb said...

Looks like liquid silver ~ thanks for reminding us to focus on the 'little' things in life!

cheshire wife said...

I would have guessed that this was oil. Very perceptive.

Mr. Nighttime said...

David - Thought you might find this interesting:

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Lola said...

What a wonderful Impressionist painting, David. I love how this is something you captured by turning your back to the protagonist.

Ciao and as usual, thanks for all this.

nadia said...

Foggy? Your picture says otherwise :)

Great shot, David!

Pinkerbell said...

A stunning picture, the sun reflecting off the ripples in water always looks brighter than in the sky. Reminds me of the ripples on my blog header...

EmilyLady said...

It is a lovely photo.

ewok1993 said...

Now that is one very cool photo.

Guy D said...

Excellent shot once again, sometimes the pics you least expect to be good turn out to be the best one.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Always better to point your lens away from the big event...great advice! My first thought was liquid silver and I see from the comments, I'm not alone.

Southern Drawl said...

Amazing photo...

irene said...

It looks like an oil slick.

The Things We Carried said...

I am in my fist ever photography class! Your blog has already taught me some tricks. Today we learned about stabilizing the camera any way you can and i recalled your post on this very subject!

spacedlaw said...

The reflection looks a little like an inverted Dali portrait.

Arija said...

David, that would make a great book cover.

Kathy B! said...

That photo is beautiful. I love it. It's sort of like looking at the clouds - if ou let your vision blur you can see all sorts of things in there.

Karen said...

beautiful reflections .. I love the way the ripples distort the building reflection..

Very cool !!!

Martha said...

Glad the sunshine peeked through in your world. Great shot!
"My World" is such a wonderful meme :-)