Sunday, June 07, 2009

Kung Fu Panda Takes A Stance

Them’s Fighting Words

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


It was after dark in Melbourne, and the lights were being switched off at Casa Authorblog. I was walking through the kitchen when I noticed that someone had left a miniature figure of Po, the Kung Fu Panda, on the island bench.

There was only one light on, about ten metres away – and the shadow was sufficiently interesting for me to get my camera out. Po by himself was not a great shot, especially since I never use a tripod.

But when I moved back a bit and included the sharper image of the handle of a coffee mug, things got far more interesting!

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44 comments:

Shadow said...

oh yeah! love it!

Southern Drawl said...

I love that!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I'm in stitches!!!! Too, too funny!!!! Gotta love Po's spirit, and the wit of the camera man! ~Janine

Indrani said...

:)
Cool capture!

Christopher Raun Leth said...

Great shot! I love it.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I love it! :-D

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Funny!! Why are the words from "Kung-foo Fighting" now running thru my head?

Snap said...

Love Kung Fu Panda. A lesson in shadow.

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

♥♥♥!

Sylvia K said...

Love that Po! and you always do come up with a great idea for a fun shot! Have a lovely weekend!

Nikki-ann said...

I love it! A great capture :)

Carletta said...

What a fantastic shadow shot!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Brian Miller said...

just a few inches over and you would think someone had messed with his coffee. smiles.

mountain.mama said...

He better not mess with MY coffee!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Great photo, David!

CJ xx

James said...

I love it.

Nan said...

But what is the secret ingredient?

Butternut Squash said...

Very Nice. Rich colors.

Lucy Corrander said...

Ho!

Lucy

Maureen said...

Ha! Which proves what a great eye you have. How many people would simply walk past and not give it another glance? Love it.

Melanie D said...

awesome shot!

Pastor Sharon said...

LOVE THAT!

Brooke said...

The lighting is really dramatic. Love it!

katherine. said...

really? you never use a tripod?

pandas love coffee...well known fact

Lee said...

That is cute, David! Looks like he's getting ready to fight someone for the coffee in that cup. :-) Nice shades of brown.

Cheers!

quilly said...

LOL! My first thought, when I saw this, was, "Why is Po attacking a coffee cup?" Then I wondered if perhaps he wasn't defending it. "My caffeine! Get back you villian!"

Btw, I still read your every post, even though I don't comment much any more.

Maggie May said...

Yes, he's grabbing it! Very good!

Lori ann said...

Oh what a brilliant imagination you have!
fabulous ☺

Sink said...

Just a shadow of his former self...Seems like he has a handle on his opponent.
(My son reading over my shoulder is moaning.)

The Muse said...

aw...David...you should have never told me...SNIFF...I ever so wanted to believe what I SAW ! :)

Amanda Guthrie said...

How the heck you think of this stuff amazes me I would have Never in a million years thought of this and it is too funny!Way to go David!

Amanda Guthrie said...

Sorry still having fits of old-age dementia this one is the right link (OMG so embarrassed!)

Eddie Bluelights said...

Hardly a Giant Panda, eh?
A shadow of his former self I would think! ~ Eddie

The Write Girl said...

This is a great shot. And I love that movie : )

Sarah Lulu said...

Hahaha wonderful.

I've just discovered using something close as a contrast. I did it with daisies and the sky on the Friday shoot out and I feel quite fabulous about the result.

I'm going to be following everything you do. *smile*

spacedlaw said...

Wonderful shot, David!

Ria said...

i love it! great shadow shot!!!! mine's up here

Greyscale Territory said...

Nifty shot! Amazing how shadow lines create incredible illusions!

Carrie said...

You made the kids day with this one, I called them in and showed them the shadow of Po.

Susan at Stony River said...

Get'em Po!! LOL
I wish *I* had a cup of coffee that big...just what I need for a Sunday morning with my kids!

Sandi McBride said...

What a cute shadow puppet...opps, I'm supposed to be "ascared" sorry...picture me running screaming (laughing) away into the forest...trying not to be dinner...oh, they're vegetarians aren't they? Glad I'm not an artechoke
Sandi

Rhea said...

Very creative take on Camera Critters, and I love the shadow shot. Nice work, David!

BJ Roan said...

Kung Fu Panda and a cup handle. Simple perfection.

Joy said...

Very cool indeed!