Thursday, June 25, 2009

Station Airy

Get On The Straight And Arrow

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


You simply have to have your camera with you at all time, right? And sometimes the most ordinary sights can compel you to lift your camera and shoot, right? And there’s no such thing as a boring image, right?

The first shot was taken at Flinders Street Station in May this year. And as I hit the shutter it reminded me of a similar sight I had shot during a very rushed afternoon at an MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) station in Singapore in mid-December 2007.

Life isn’t all about following the arrows, you know. It’s also about finding some breathing space, which in turn spawns creativity. These creative impulses are everywhere. But it’s up to us to pause and recognise them.


For earlier posts in this series, check out The Doors Archive.

17 comments:

Jazz said...

I love that second photo. I would never have thought to take such a picture.

Shadow said...

colours!!!

Brian Miller said...

the red ones are stunning, and add that little bit of creativity to brighten a wayfarers day.

Daryl said...

Even tho some days its insane here at the office and I cant take time to post a comment, I do read/look at pix and always ALWAYS smile hugely at the puns ...

Grace Albaugh said...

Your images leave me longing for the tube stations in London. Would love to be back for a visit. Thanks for the nice memory today.

Very clever photos of the ordinary.

Mojo said...

My thoughts exactly! In fact, its ironic that you should bring this idea up in this post, because I was having a similar discussion myself in my post for this week:
The Doors #18: "Quantum Tunnel"

And I love the second shot too. I think it's the symmetry of the ... what would you call those?

Just proves that there's no such thing as "ordinary", it's all in interpretation!

Ananda girl said...

What is it they say... God is in the details. You have a knack for looking beyond the obvious.

Casdok said...

Opportunity favors the prepared!

Maggie May said...

The second one looks like a bikini top, David!

Good photos always come out of the most ordinary objects, as I keep saying!

Madame DeFarge said...

Like the second one. I find the red very sppealng for some reason.

Nan said...

Your photos make me want to paint. I am suffering from studio-lack! Just catching up on your last million posts, as I've been away! Good luck with your publishers...

kylie said...

david, i just dropped by to tell you i think mr c at thoughts of a special needs teacher has done a spectacular job with sectarianism to racism in three easy steps.

very-special-needs.blogspot.com

cheers
k

bARE-eYED sUN said...

we agree with you: shoot, shoot, soot . . . no such thing as ordinary

therin lies the fun of it.

thanks for the reminder. :-)

..
.ero

mountain.mama said...

Beauty is in the eye of the photographer! Great shots.

lynn said...

The 2nd one is superb!

I am trying to further my photography now. I've new business cards, submitted to some stock libraries and other sites like http://www.jpgmag.com/people/LynnEde

- do you have any other suggestions for me please, Mr. Photographer Extraordinaire? Thanks. lol

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Great twist

Beth said...

I totally agree with you on NEEDING to have my camera with me at all times. I HAVE TO HAVE my Canon with me ALWAYS! It drives my husband crazy.

No need to worry as it is a short drive.

Do you carry a backpack?