Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Fishy Tale

Angling For An Introduction

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


This shot was one of a series that I took in Melbourne's most vibrant thoroughfare, Hosier Lane. The narrow laneway, off Flinders Street, is well known for its wall art and murals. It's probably only 300 metres long, but the art is stunning, bold, colourful, intricate and generally very classy.

I spent about ten minutes in the laneway on Thursday afternoon, shortly after heavy rain. A few hours earlier, I had received an email from an old friend who lives overseas, asking me if I'd ever shot images in the lane. Yes, I had, but it was high time I re-visited the place.

It began to drizzle as soon as I walked into the laneway - and this time I noticed there were about seven or eight other people there, each with cameras, walking up and down and shooting scenes along the walls and doorways.

I know you're going to ask me a simple question. You want to know the dimensions of the fish, right? I'm guessing here - but it was more than two metres high. Lucky it wasn't the one that got away.

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22 comments:

Artist Unplugged said...

That's a nice piece of art there, sounds like a great area to visit, take photos and be inspired!

Sassy Scribbles said...

'looking great! keep it up.

Maureen said...

Wow, that must be an awesome place to visit. We have a lot of wall murals in our city, but most are historical in nature.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I love this shot. Youare making me really want to travel off my little rock here.

Carletta said...

On first look I thought it was a tapestry.
I bet it is a lovely thoroughfare.
You didn't go wrong with bright and bold on a rainy day. :)


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ellen abbott said...

I love this and would like to more.

ellen abbott said...

OK, what I meant to say is I would like to SEE more.

Brooke said...

I really love the colors in this

jay said...

That's quite something, isn't it? Nice shot too. Did you use a tripod? And how do you make sure you're absolutely parallel with the wall?

Hammelinn said...

I like very much your blog !!!

very nice your work!!!

well, I hope you come to visit me,

a hug,

Fede Hammelinn

from Montevideo-Uruguay

my blog:

Hammelinn - Poesía, Arte y Música...

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imac said...

Im not bothered about the size of the fish - its the size of its teeth David.

Janie said...

Since this is a fish story, I'm sure we can cut those measurements in half...
Lovely photo.

Maggie May said...

Lovely fish. Are you SURE it was that big? Not exaggerating, are you? Great bit of yarn....er I mean textile!.

Susan at Stony River said...

That's beautiful! I love that fish's style LOL. The small towns near where we're living this summer are covered in old mural advertising and it's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the fish.

Thumbelina said...

More than two meters? Wow!
Great colours in there.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

David: My what a big mouth he has.

Julie said...

What a cool fish and great shot.

Minie said...

unique post.

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful design detail in this!

Nan said...

Oh I LOVE this!

CJ said...

Lovely image. It almost looks like batik on cloth.

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spacedlaw said...

Amazing piece of art, David. I would love to see the rest of the frescoes.