Monday, October 18, 2010

Tangerine Dawn

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON. Image ID: 130-6103


This was shot five weeks ago, before sunrise on 13 September, in the first fortnight of our spring. These are plane trees, and because they were still bare, I knew they'd look great against nearby roof lines.

This is just a low-res version of the image, but if you want to view the high-res shot, just click here.

47 comments:

Mimi said...

This is a perfect example of what i've missed while you've been away.
The composition is fabulous, David.

I wouldn't have noticed the rooftops till I read your words, and that would have been a shame, they're so much part of the picture.
And I see one solitary streetlight shining.
Great!

Mimi said...

Me again!I've just seen the high res version on RB.
It's amazing.
Go see it, everybody!

Saz said...

Bring on the Photos David....!!!

Lens-ational!!!

saz xs

The Quintessential Magpie said...

David! I am SOOOOO glad to see you! WELCOME BACK! YEA!

That is a lovely photograph with perfect colors and lighting. Oh, how we have missed you! Can't wait to tell Mr. Magpie you posted...

XO,

Sheila :-)

david mcmahon said...

Well spotted, Mimi - there was indeed a streetlight. And thank you for those very kind words. Much appreciated.

david mcmahon said...

So glad you followed the link and checked out the high-rise version. I'll be posting (as soon as I can) a shot I took in Central Park, NY - the high-res of that is fairly interesting!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Sara - you should copyright that word ... it's perfect for any photographer!

david mcmahon said...

Sheila! How great to see you here - as you can imagine, it was a very quic decision to come back to blogging, precisely because of the friendship of many people whose work I admire so greatly.

Sylvia K said...

David!! How terrific to see you back!! You have been missed! You along with your fantastic Photos!! Definitely a bright spot in my day! Hope all is well with you and your family! Hope you'll be around for a while.

Sylvia

Brian Miller said...

wow. the sky is on fire...nice shot david

Thumbelina said...

I've missed these shots!
Tangerine Dawn drew me because the boy (almost a teenager now! *gulp*) is tangerine mad... with the Blackpool FC who make dreams come true! A tangerine dawn or dream indeed.

Love the silhouette. very effective.

Ayak said...

Beautiful shot!

And welcome back x

Bernie said...

Red sky in the morning
Sailors take warning.....

It does look like a huge fire and is so Australian, I love it....:-)Hugs

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Yes,Welcome back your contrast on your silhouette is what I love about evening Photography it is so, so nice to see your title back on my sidebar- I know I am in for a treat! I often think, like I mentioned before your break, I wonder what David would think about this photo,---- because I enjoy your perspective so much I always like your input as well- I have not been as prolific of a blogger as I have in the past but I would love to show you my post about the butterfly at the beginning of this month.

Willow said...

With every photo, I learn more about photography. Today's lesson: composition. Love the bare trees in silhouette.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

As always, David, your photography is incredible!! I love the silhouettes...the topaz color...this is so much more than photography; it is a piece of art...and of course, the Red Bubble version is spectacular! Will have to leave you a comment there as well ;-)) This left me all smiles...perfection! And it truly feeds the soul! Hurrah! Warmly, Janine

katherine. said...

smile.

Teacher's Pet said...

God paints a beautiful sky...
You captured it perfectly.

Indrani said...

Absolutely wonderful shot David.

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, Sylvia - how great to see so many familiar faces here. The welcome has truly been overwhelming.

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Brian

That was a strange week, with leaden skies at dawn - then along came this one and out I raced, camera in hand!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Thumbelina,

So glad you like the silhouette. Great to know the colour has special significance for my young friend. Do wish him well for the significant day that is looming!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Ayak,

Thank you for the visit, the comment - and not least of all, the welcome!

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Bernie,

I remember my mother teaching me that rhyme when I was very little and I, in turn, taught it to my own children.

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, Marcia - those are such kind words.

Yes, I've already been to your blog and viewed the images and left a comment.

It's so rewarding to be back among blog friends.

david mcmahon said...

Thank you kindly, Willow

Silhouettes always emphasise great skies. It took me a little while to realise that an "extra" element actually adds to the value of a good sky shot.

I'm so glad you like the result.

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, Sniffles and Smiles,

Funny you should mention the soul - because on Saturday night I was talking to a very dear friend who loves photography and I mentioned that I thought any camera art was good for the soul!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Katherine,

I was so sorry to ready about your family's recent loss. Thank you for taking time, during your grief, to drop by and say G'day.

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, Teacher's Pet,

We all know nothing, not even the best photograph, can possibly compare to the power of Nature and the artistry of God.

david mcmahon said...

Thanks so much, Indrani - wonderful to hear from you.

And it's so good to be back in BlogLand!

TechnoBabe said...

The high res shot brings out the sun a little more for me. Wonderful photo.

Gaston Studio said...

Spectacular color and composition David... and I'm so glad to see you back in blogland! Does this mean you finished the book?

Hilary said...

Ahh it feels good to come back here for a visit to see your beautiful photography. Just lovely.

cheshire wife said...

Stunning! Certainly worth getting up for.

Daryl said...

I am glad that fire is only in the sky .... I'm back from Vegas .. sadly no photography is permitted in theatres so no Cirque de Soleil shots to share . but over at Through My Eyes I am sharing the desert and mountains outside of Las Vegas

ladyfi said...

Ah - wonderful!

Shadow said...

aaaah, you're back... good to see you again.

Suldog said...

David - I just heard that you were back. So very glad to see you blogging again! Welcome back, my friend!

lailani said...

Such vibrant colors - cannot imagine be a witness of such a dawn. Maybe one day :)

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, TechnoBabe

I'm delighted you checked out the high-res version.

david mcmahon said...

Jane, how wonderful to see you here

It's been so special to see old friends commenting. Yes, the book was released in March. Willow Manor actually reviewed it on her blog.

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, Hilary,

You are such a strong supporter of my work. Bowing with gratitude ....

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Cheshire Wife,

Yes, those colours really make it worthwhile when you get up around dawn! Nature's bonus!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Daryl,

Yes, Virginia told me all about your trip. I'm sure you have many stories and images to share ...

And thank you, very sincerely for the email of support when Virginia told you I had returned to BlogLand.

I can hear NYC calling me back again!

Suzie said...

I absolutely love this photograph. What a perfect image to inspire poetry and other creative masterpieces. I am so glad I happened along. Thank you for being. Light & Blessings.

Mohamed Mughal said...

Great photo!

Baino said...

Aww gotta love a man with wings. I miss my camera!