Monday, October 25, 2010

Join the dots

Photograph copyright: DAVD McMAHON (Image ID: 93-1924)


I've had an interesting (and very fulfilling) landmark today. This simple image of miniature didgeridoos, shot inside a duty-free shop at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport in November 2008, has just become my first image on Red Bubble to cross the milestone of a thousand views.

The image on display here is a low-res version of the original, but if you want to see it full size, in high resolution, just click here and if you so desire you can even click the "view larger" option when you're there.

34 comments:

Virginia said...

Believe it or not, this Southern babe knew just what this is! I taught a big thematic unit on Australia to my third graders when our city saluted your country. We did some amazing Aborigianl type art. Use the ends of our paint brushes for the dots. :)
V

TechnoBabe said...

You are probably one a few people who would look at something like this and understand what a unique photograph it could be. An Aboriginal hand made instrument is not known to many people. Thank you for this lovely photo.

david mcmahon said...

So, I reckon a trip Down Under is in order, right, Virginia?

Aboriginal art is amazing - especially because all the colours/ pigments are derived from Nature.

david mcmahon said...

Thanks for your very generous comment, TechnoBabe. I reckon the first international exposure of the didgeridoo was on the soundtrack for the 1987 hit film "Crocodile Dundee".

Thanks for your kind words.

Sylvia K said...

I love the texture and the colors! Very fascinating and I did check out the version on Redbubble! I really do enjoy Aboriginal art. Terrific post as always. Hope you've had a great weekend!

Sylvia

Brian Miller said...

it is a great shot...texture and colors...just like others but...great eye david...

Moannie said...

How I have missed you, your fabulous photography and your magic eye for the unusual.

I finally cracked and started another blog as it does not seem likely that I will get my old one back.
I'm here.
http://apyramidofpiffle.blogspot.com/

Eddie Bluelights said...

Brilliant photo, David, so much so that I seem to remember you posting a similar shot before.

Yes! . . . you did on 10 March 2009 for your post "Transforming The Sounds Of Silence".

Glad I have a few strands of grey matter left LOL

Saz said...

the colours of the ethnic prints overwhelm....
thanks David..saz x

Mimi said...

It is beautiful, I can only imagine the hours of work that went into making this by hand.
And beautifully cpatured, if I may say so!

Hilary said...

A wonderfully colourful and textured photo, David. Congrats on your milestone.

david mcmahon said...

Thanks for checking out the Red Bubble version too, Slyvia. Appreciate it!

david mcmahon said...

Thank you very much, Brian - I was worried about the lighting in the shop, but it turned out OK in the end.

david mcmahon said...

So glad you have returned, Moannie - but I have my fingers crossed that Blogger's best brains are able to resurrect that wonderful blog of yours.

david mcmahon said...

Gee, Eddie, you have an amazing memory!

I am seriously impressed ....

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Saz - have checked out Moannie's blog, thanks to the link you gave me!

david mcmahon said...

Mimi, the art would be amazing to watch - the sheer detail is astounding. I'd love to know how long it takes to create one of these.

david mcmahon said...

Thanks so much, Hilary,

For the first few months, the one that really got most of the traffic was a simple shot I took of Buddhist prayer wheels - then this one suddenly started getting all the hits.

Bernie said...

Love, love, love the colors. I am blessed to see a lot of Aboriginal crafts and sculptors here in Canada and they are so very beautiful. I always enjoy their art showings......:-) Hugs

david mcmahon said...

Thanks for that info, Bernie - I have a few Canadian connections as you probably know, but I wasn't aware of this.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Glad you are back David. Hope you feel refreshed after your time away. I did wonder what you were up to!

Love the photo and the colours. :)

david mcmahon said...

Lovely to see yet another old friend here. I am slowly getting into the swing of visiting ALL of you ....

Terri Tiffany said...

The color is amazing! I am always impressed how a photographer can look at a simple object and create art.

Gaston Studio said...

Fantastic combination of colors and texture David and I love the soothing sounds of the didgeridoo.

Jane

RuneE said...

Congratulations! It may have become a cliché, but Robert Capa's "If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough" are still valid. You were close enough.

Akelamalu said...

WOW the colours and patterns are just fantastic. :0

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats on the more than 1000nd views, David!!!! That's MORE than wonderful!!! Excuse me here while I do a little celebratory dance ;-)) And now let me say...

BUT OF COURSE!!!! This shot is simply amazing!! The patterns, colors and play of light are riveting! Extraordinary, as always!! Bravo!! You and your work deserve every accolade and more!! Warmly, as always, Janine

Daryl said...

Congrats!

Rajlakshmi said...

interesting capture... the colors and the patterns look beautiful.

Maggie May said...

A truly magnificent photo.Congrats on the milestone.
Aboriginal art is lovely. I love the earth colours.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

imac said...

Wonderful colours David.

Virginia said...

you got the ticket baby, I'm right DOWN there!

Virginia said...

BTW, new Go Ahead, Write Your Own Title going up tomorrow on BADP~

Teacher's Pet said...

Very pretty, indeed.
(Don't give Eddie credit for his memory. It'll go to his head!!)