Sunday, December 05, 2010

How does your garden grow?

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON (Image ID: 131-6568)


Judging by the state of these window boxes in the bright sunlight, the first-floor garden is thriving, thanks very much. This was shot on Lygon Street, the place that is home to Melbourne's unique cafe culture. It doesn't matter what sort of cuisine you're looking for, this is where you'll find it, day or night.

It was a warm afternoon, and the summery colours of this restaurant's facade really dictated that I had to stop to take a shot or two. The orange trellis work was central to what I wanted to depict, and if you look carefully, you'll see that the angle I chose actually meant I had to include the awning in the frame - but that I had to ensure it did not dominate any aspect of the shot!

6 comments:

Brian Miller said...

beautiful pic david...love the colors and the live flowers are always a treat...

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Brian - the white blooms were such a contrast to the oter colours on display!

Maggie May said...

That is a very well balanced picture and pleasing to the eye.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Joanna Jenkins said...

It's a cold and rainy day in Los Angeles today-- this shot was a nice reminder why I love warm climates-- The colors and fresh, warm and inviting. Thanks!
jj

Kathleen said...

Lovely!

ellen abbott said...

I love window boxes. Never had any of my own since I have always resided on the ground floor and had a yard of gardens. but I do love the way the look and dress up a place.