Thursday, November 18, 2010

What kind of honeycomb is that?

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON (Image ID: 131-6646)


It's not a honeycomb. It's not an advertising hoarding. It's not a computer game. It's not some hi-tech set for a television game show, either.

I shot this in an amusement parlour a few weeks ago, with the permission of the staff. As soon as I saw the changing colours on these segmented platforms, each for a single player, I knew I had to take a shot. I chose my angle carefully, to include the silhouette on the right and the metal stool on the left.

By shooting it from side-on, I figured it would create a more interesting (even perhaps intriguing) sight than shooting it from front-on. This angle also gave me the added attraction of the reflections on both sides of the metal.

16 comments:

Betsy said...

Very clever! From the tiny shot on my sidebar, I thought it was light shining through window panes onto a yellow wall.

Daryl said...

It is often, as I've learned from you, where/how not what ...

Jewels said...

It looks like the bottom of the Deal or No Deal game at the arcade! It's my sons favourite.

david mcmahon said...

Thanks very much, Betsy - I forgot to mention that the light combination kept changing - so I had to wait for this sequence!

david mcmahon said...

Very kind of you, Daryl. The interesting thing is that this shot was taken freehand, without a tripod, in VERY low light. Finding the right angle was the easy part - holding that camera steady was the real challenge!

david mcmahon said...

All this time, Jewels, I wondered what this shot reminded me of. You are absolutely right - thanks so much for letting me know!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That's a really interesting shot, David. I love the colours, it's very Tiffany.

CJ xx

imac said...

Neat angle David.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Very unusual shot and interesting one, David. Can't quite get what it is - see the stool OK but the rhs panel looks like a face to me.

joan said...

Very cool..............I think I need a repeat button because that's what I always say about your pics!! LOL But they really ARE cool!!

Maggie May said...

I wouldn't have known what that was if you hadn't have told me! Lovely colours you shot there.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

david mcmahon said...

Thanks so much, CJ - I didn't think of the Tiffany connection!

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, iMac - I think I took three shots, all of them deliberately from skewed angles!

david mcmahon said...

Eddie, now you've got me looking at the high-res image. Maybe it's the Phantom, the ``ghost who walks''!

david mcmahon said...

I'm so delighted to hear it Joan - you have made my day with that comment. Thank you!

david mcmahon said...

Great visual detective work, Maggie. Glad you like the result.