Monday, November 15, 2010

Going for gold


Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON (Image ID: 125-7680)


Sometimes the more unusual shots occur in places where you wouldn't instinctively look. There was a great sunset across the Yarra on a late-April evening, and after I took a couple of shots across the shimmering river, I turned my attention to the city skyline in the opposite direction.

Briefly, the golden glow transformed an ordinary office building into a huge vertical ingot - yet it didn't endow the surrounding buildings with any special effects. I guess I framed this tight image to concentrate on the contrast, to highlight the semi-abstract view, and to include the nearby spire of St Paul's Cathedral. And yes, the flawless sky can be seen as well, between the skyscrapers.

Who said city skylines are dull?

12 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Amazing shot David. :)

TechnoBabe said...

That is an Olympian winner for sure.

Maggie May said...

That is mind bogglingly lovely!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Brian Miller said...

very beautiful david...the suns transformational kiss...

Johnnny said...

McDavid:
We like your City of Gold,
It is truly a sight to behold,
Its value cannot be controlled,
While old gold is bought and sold.

Rajlakshmi said...

indeed skylines are always beautiful...
lovely click

She Writes said...

Capturing it, I 'd say.

lailani said...

Never dull! Great shot!

Ananda girl said...

Gorgeous! I've always enjoyed the way light plays off of water and glass.

Janie said...

Your skyline is certainly fascinating. The reflected gold is a wonderful capture.

Ayak said...

Beautiful shot!

joan said...

I like this!!!