Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Orange, Clockwork

I Think It's Beyond A Shadow Of Doubt

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


These images were shot in late June this year, as I walked toward a city car park. It was early in the afternoon and there was a strong breeze tossing the thin branches of nearby saplings that had not quite lost all their foliage.

I stopped to admire the shadows dancing across the walls of a nearby building. Then, as I approached the car park, I realised the shadows etched an interesting motif across the bright orange tiles of the support pillars.


Doesn't matter if you’re in a hurry. When you see a sight that forces you to stop and admire it, you simply have to gets the lens cap off your camera and shoot the scene.

Light is capricious. Trust me. A great light effect you see today might not be there tomorrow or the day after.


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27 comments:

Cheffie-Mom said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!

mountain.mama said...

So true, one morning on a trail after the rain, the sun came up and it was truly a magical sight. I didn't have my camera so I took it the next day at the same time but the magic was gone. Great post!

Willow said...

As you showed in your photos, by moving to the right or left a bit, you will get different lighting.

And I notice you followed rule #1--if you take a second glance, it's worth a shot.

Maggie May said...

You have to grab the moment while you can.
That looks like Chinese artwork. Brilliant shots.

janice said...

Oh my, that's so cool!

Have a great week!

clairedulalune said...

You caught the perfect moment! Great pictures!

ewok1993 said...

Really nice shadow you captured. I always stop to photograph.

Carver said...

Those are wonderful shots. I love the play of shadows.

Esther Garvi said...

It's amazing how many things are worth stopping for. It's a moment, right there. Those were beautiful shadow canvases!

Nessa said...

Beautiful oranges - like fire.

SandyCarlson said...

I like these very much. The light grid created a marvelous other level of abstraction.

Mimi said...

Beautiful shots, David.
I never have my camera with me when I see good shots.

Brian Miller said...

great shots david. love how the shadows deepen the colors...

Elizabeth Bradley said...

That first shot is so incredible.

James said...

Nice find and nice shots.

Initiative comes to thems that wait. -Alex DeLarge

secret agent woman said...

Sometimes, even when I don't have my camera I stop to jus look at ligt when it is an amzing hue.

Ananda girl said...

My favorite colors David... very electric here. And I love A Clockwork Orange, the movie... so the title pulled me right in. I am so glad that it did. Wonderful series. They would look nice on my wall.

Big grin.

Catherine said...

beautiful shadow shots...you should join shadow shot sunday at www.heyharriet.blogspot.com

Mushy said...

Very creative David! I enjoyed that.

Seamus said...

Beautiful capture David!

I remember many years ago a friend tried, in vain, to capture a lace shadow on the wall. She was furiously sketching with her pencil, drawing on the wall, but alas, the sun was quicker than her pencil.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Yes, it really pays off to shoot at the spur of the moment. Magnefique.

Annie said...

truly said, lovely images, David.

LadyFi said...

I love the shadow play on the bright orange. Superb!

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the lighting and play of shadow shapes! This almost looks like a vertical frieze!

Shadow said...

those shadows are striking!!!!

Jack and Joann said...

You are the light of our lives with your neat and unusual photos and your crazy, crazy verse.

spacedlaw said...

Light magic
Shadows waving by.
Bat dances