Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sentenced To Twenty Lashes

You Can’t Tell Me These Lashes Are For Real

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


You’ll never see larger artificial eyelashes than these. This is the giant face that forms the façade of Sydney’s Luna Park, the famous tourist attraction at Milsons Point, on the opposite side of the harbour from the Opera House.

We spent a balmy afternoon at the park in April this year and I shot this image as we walked away to wait for a ferry to take us across the harbour. I had initially hoped to be able to capture a great sunset with the famous symbols of Sydney as a backdrop, but that was not to be. It was grey and overcast and we didn’t even see the sun as it disappeared, nor was there any reflection on the clouds.

That’s probably why I concentrated on manmade structures instead, as the light faded and the illuminations were switched on at Luna Park. I guess you could say I had eyes for nothing else.

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29 comments:

Casdok said...

Impressive eye lashes!

Karen Walker said...

Love the headline!
Karen

Maggie May said...

Great lashes. So very different from mine! LOL!

Jazz said...

That picture is sort of creepy actually

Ladybird World Mother said...

Those are seriously Big. Should we tell Maybelline? They might like some like it... :)

Eddie Bluelights said...

You'd have a shock if she started fluttering her eye lashes! ~ Eddie

Brian Miller said...

my what big eyes you have...

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Very sinister, on some level.

Sandi McBride said...

Oh my...lashes by Maybeline?
Sandi

Tranquility said...

Hmmm... I want to know what kind of mascara that thing wears!

jay said...

It's very cartoony, isn't it, but kinda fun! LOL!

Greyscale Territory said...

I well remember those Luna Park eyes from my growing up days in Sydney. Love how you angled the photo so that the eyelashes are prominant!

Sandy said...

Wow, great shot.

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow : ) Her mascara must be awesome! : )

secret agent woman said...

That's remarkably creepy!

Mark Kreider said...

Truly amazing!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I guess you could say I had eyes for nothing else.

Hahahah! Amazing what we can see when we look a little further.

Sarah Lulu said...

wow....

My first EVER date was at Luna Park.

Brought back a few memories for me.

mrsnesbitt said...

Reminded me of "The Dolls".....wonder what you would have done if the eyes turned to look at you! lol!

SASSY MOM said...

Lovely eyelashes. Great take for this week's theme.
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Shadow said...

sheeeesh, the cost of mascara, heee heee heeee

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my gosh...this is colossal! And oh so perfect for this week.


My artificial photo this week is a bit hairy! If you'd like to stop by and visit Click Here! I'd love to have you join me. Happy Saturday!!

Vita Stunder said...

Just LOOOOVE this shot and I could do most anything to shoot it myself!

Maybe it is Maybelline?

Have a great weekend David!
Anna

PearL said...

this is just so cool!..WOW, what big curly lash you got..hehehe

have a great weekend!

Lynn said...

Gave me the creeps. Reminded me of the movie I've watched a few days back. The ventriloquist's doll resembles the eyes of your subject here.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Truly scary, hope this image doesn't show up in a dream (nightmare).

gengen said...

You are creative of finding today's theme. good choice...happy hunting.

ancient one said...

Great eye and eye lashes...LOL

Mrs Mecomber said...

Oh wow!! Cool photo for today!

Mine's up, too! I hope you get some time to visit.

Mrs. Mecomber
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