Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Yes, we can see a pattern developing

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON (Image ID: USA2010-29June-8822)


I actually took this shot while I was travelling on an escalator. Look carefully in the bottom right-hand corner and you'll see the silhouette of the escalator rail.

But can you guess where this was shot? OK, I'll reveal the location. It was taken inside Toys R Us in Manhattan in late June this year. I just happened to look up. Noticed the neon patterns on the wall. Grabbed my camera. Took three shots and this one had a slight edge over the others.

26 comments:

Sniffles and Smiles said...

You have such an eye for color and pattern, David!!! You are a true visual artist! Your mom would be extremely proud of this!! I personally love it!! Terrific shot! Cheers! Janine

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Great shot, David! The composition and color are wonderful.

Hope you are having a nice day today wherever you are in the world.

Sheila :-)

Brian Miller said...

nice bit of light there...like the colors...

TechnoBabe said...

You just never know where you will find a great picture. Good thing you always have a camera with you. I haven't been in a Toys r Us in a few years.

Maggie May said...

I'd never have guessed that you were on an escalator.
Wonderful colours. You did well to capture them.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Saz said...

where do you NOT take your camera...dare l ask?


saz x

Leslie: said...

Nice one - I think I saw this on Red Bubble. Love the colours and shapes!

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Janine

Very touched by your compliment/s. My mother would have been delighted!

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Sheila

I took two shots going up the escalator and this one was taken while going down - just thought this was better.

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Brian

Could not resist those bright colours. From memory, the colours kept changing, too!

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, TechnoBabe

I have to say it was great fun being in the store - and the staff were happy for me to take pictures, which was great.

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, Maggie

I had to move (and react) quickly because they were other people on both escalators!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Saz,

In Manhattan, I had it around my neck all the time. Gee, I shot a few images in that very visual city!

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Leslie

Yes, indeed, I did post it on Red Bubble while I was in NYC. You have an amazing memory.

Willow said...

I remember you wrote once on your blog that if you look at something a second time, it's worth taking a shot. Obviously, this was.

Virginia said...

Some guys get all the luck! :)

david mcmahon said...

Gee, Willow, you have an excellent memory. Yes, I've always told budding photographers those very words. If something makes you look twice - it has to be shot, because it has caught your creative impulse.

Thank you for remembering!

david mcmahon said...

The real luck was getting to meet the lovely Daryl not far from here two days later!

Bernie said...

Well I would never have guessed it was an escalator, I do love those colors. Great eye.....:-) Hugs

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, Bernie

So glad you liked those colours!

Hilary said...

"I don't wanna grow up - I'm a Toys R Us kid...."

The bright colours brings out the kid in me. ;)

Daryl said...

Your photos from NYC trip have inspired me to see things with a new eye .. my old was needed the rest ;-)

Teacher's Pet said...

Oooooo...Toys Я Us!
I love that store....and colours, too!

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Hilary - it was great being allowed (encouraged, rather) to take photographs in a store. I was so surprised when I asked and was told to go ahead and take as many as I wanted!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Daryl,

Thanks for those kind words. Your city inspired me in very many ways. The highlight was visiting historic St Paul's Chapel in the shadow of Ground Zero.

Will definitely be back, to meet you again - and to say G'day to Ray.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Teacher's Pet,

Yes, toy stores were a special attraction to me as a kid - almost as good as a book store, but not quite!