Sunday, August 09, 2009

Is This Puff The Magic Dragon?

There's Only One Way To Find Out

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


I was walking through the inner-city suburb of Richmond at lunchtime on Tuesday when I saw some great wall art down a laneway, with a variety of figures and representations.

Then, when I got to the corner, I realised I could use a fairly tight vertical frame to combine a fire-breathing dragon and a street sign to produce an interesting, offbeat result.

This was shot in very murky light in extremely cloudy conditions, even though it was about 2pm.

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28 comments:

JD and Max said...

Hey - great shot! So much talent to reproduce the dragon on the wall, amazing really. The dragon and the street sign make an interesting combination. :)

JunieRose2005 said...

Sure looks like 'Puff!'

Very nice!


Junie

Brian Miller said...

maybe he is there to enforce the sign? he's got me intimidated...smiles.

Misty Dawn said...

Leave it to you and your fantastic eye to visualize what will make a greatly composed photo! In other words, this is awesome!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Good one!

Moannie said...

Terrific wall art...now that is Graffiti that I can approve of.

Ah, Puff the magic dragon, lives by the sea...I remember it well. The first line anyway.

Pam said...

Now this is one dragon I am sure my kids would love to run across!

Lisannerosalie said...

Haha.... that's a cute picture!

Kay said...

So it is a manipulation? Certainly is a great photo

Maggie May said...

I really love that one!

Lee said...

Wow, David! As a scifi fan this picture is immediately near and dear to my heart. We don't usually get to see such interesting wall art. If you took more shots of that art is there a chance you'll post them later? Or perhaps have some up elsewhere?

Cheers!

Snap said...

I do love dragons. But then I would since I am one. ;D ;D

Zip n Tizzy said...

I love graffiti art. Not tagging, but good honest to goodness artwork. I'm always impressed with what people can do with a spray can.

gaelikaa said...

It's great!

Kelly H-Y said...

That is an awesome shot. Whether you know it or not, you've taught me a lot about photography through your blog ... thank you!

i beati said...

surely is 3 d looking great shots sandy

Southern Drawl said...

Too cool :D

L.T. Elliot said...

Great pics and the interview from a few days ago was great too!

Cloudia said...

Good shot! Looks like my secret dragon tattoo ;-) LOL

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Sarah Lulu said...

I don't think I'll follow!

SandyCarlson said...

That's one fiery looking dragon. I think I might be tempted to go that way and find out.

Greyscale Territory said...

Cloudy light and murky conditions but o the atmosphere! The art of circumstance!

Mojo said...

Great shot! I guess the would-be dragon slayer is getting a lesson about going the wrong way on a one-way street, eh?

mimi said...

fantastic shot.

Pastor Sharon said...

I don't know who that artist is who so incredibly created a dragon, but I am glad you are the artist who chose to reflect that work through the lense of your camera!
I truly do love your pictures!

~Just me again~ said...

Nice shot! It's the only way I'd want to see that kind of critter ;)

Mimi said...

Love it! Love it!

Willow said...

Very cute! Great shot!