Saturday, October 23, 2010

You've gotta be conning me

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON (Image ID: Sydney2010-6461)


This shot of a submarine's conning tower and radar scanner was not shot at sea. It was shot inland, in the Australian Outback!

Trust me, there really is a full-size submarine in the parkland (yes, you DID read that right) in the tiny New South Wales town of Holbrook.

I shot this during the Easter long weekend this year and when I posted it a few days later on my Red Bubble site, I was not prepared for the reaction it attracted. The shot received almost 500 hits in a couple of hours.

Incidentally, if you fancy your title-writing skills and your sense of humour, you might like to try a fun contest I just posted here.

12 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice shot david...wow lots of people wanting to be conned...smiles.

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, Brian - nice repartee!

imac said...

Neat,Saving energy eh?.

david mcmahon said...

Yes, very well put, iMac!

RuneE said...

Nice to see you back on-line again (I must have been sleeping during lesson). You have been sorely missed. Your sense of humour has fortunately not changed :-)

"I'll be back"

Maggie May said...

That is an unusual shot. No wonder that it attracted attention.
No way is this one going out to sea.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Akelamalu said...

A submarine in the outback? That's novel! :)

david mcmahon said...

Hi RuneE,

Glad you like this shot. Great to see your comment!

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Maggie - and the nearby cafe where the food is excellent (I can personally vouch for it) is called The Submarine Cafe.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Akelamalu - you never know aht you'll see next in the Outback!

LL said...

As long as it didn't originate from Portland there is no need for alarm.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Love the crisp industrial feel of this, David...I can see it hanging in a NYC museum of Modern art or dominating the walls of a penthouse loft!! The color and clarity are amazing! ~J.