Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Off to the Michael B(a)uble concert

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON (Image ID: 120-1234)


No, I wasn't using a fisheye lens - but by concentrating on this bauble, high up on a five-metre Christmas tree, I have managed to acquire a fisheye effect of everything above and behind me. What you see here is a very low-res image, so if you want to see the original full-size file, just click here to view it on my Red Bubble site.

This unusual Yuletide image was shot in Melbourne last November. These giant Christmas trees are on display in a public area and in order to shoot this bauble placed so high on the tree, I had to use my 300mm lens at full stretch!

57 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Very clever shot David. :)

Shrinky said...

And what a beauty it produced, too!

Charles Gramlich said...

Very cool. I love that. It really does seem to be something of an eye.

Brian Miller said...

this must be the day for reflection shots in christmas ornaments...just came from another...love them...

aims said...

That bauble must have been quite big to be on a tree that size!

Daryl said...

And I spy your red jacket!

katney said...

Do great minds run in the same track? I posted a similar image rthe other day, but since it was taken with my pocket camera, it's not nearly as clear and sharp as yours. Fun, though.

Pastor Sharon said...

Very nice and clear.

Bernie said...

I enjoy your post so much David and chuckle every time I read verse and worse....I know I don't comment every time but I have never missed a post, they are so enjoyable....:-)Hugs

Clare B. Dunkle said...

I’ve pondered beginning my own author blog
To add to the haze of the Internet fog,
But as I scan your page, my ambitions disperse,
For it’s already done here, for better ... or verse.

Thanks for hosting such a great blog!

imac said...

Great shot, with great play on words David.

Yippee I'm back in the land of Blggers, my friend.

Merisi, Vienna said...

Amazing! :-)

joan said...

Fun! And I like your play on words....

Saz said...

l remember this un on RB...loved it then very seasonal...soo cool David

Arrived at mOannie here this evening..
and here for a week...

can't wait to get to the sea air..tomorrow
sara x

Scrappy said...

I was looking at an old blog posts of mine and clicked on a comment you left me. I knew you had stopped blogging, but I thought I would visit in hopes that you had returned, and you have! Yay! So good to see you back.

Merisi said...

My friend,
it is two weeks later,
I hope you are alright!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Well you did a good job of it, David.

CJ xx

mrsnesbitt said...

Now that is one artist I enjoy listening to.

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

I was going to say something hopefully clever, and in French,like
trompe-l'œil, but I think I'm out of my depth.
This is a wonderful reflection of visual reality, especially this time of year.

Jules~ said...

Just stopping by to say good morning today. I pray you and your family are doing well.

Shrinky said...

Just stopping by to wish you and yours a Christmas filled with laughter and love. x

(And to re-iterate how thrilled I am to have you back with us in blogland!)

Anna said...

David excellent effect.

So you came back just in time for me to wish you happy holiday season. Happy New Year 2011, let it be filled with love and peace. Anna :)

Suldog said...

Just stopping by to wish a Merry Christmas to you, David! I'll never forget the boosts you gave my writing during the earlier times. You're a prince.

gaelikaa said...

A lovely Christmas image. Perfect in fact.

Betsy said...

I hope you have the most wonderful Christmas! I'm so glad you are my bloggy friend!

~Betsy
xxoo

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Spectacular, David!!! Just stopping by to wish you the Merriest of Christmases, my friend! And of course, all the very best in the New Year!! I truly thank God for you!! Warmest wishes ~Janine

Eddie Bluelights said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, David, and a Happy New Year ~ Eddie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Merry Christmas, David, to you and your lovely family. Hope it is especially merry and bright, just as your photograph is!

XO,

Sheila :-)

flutietootie said...

Nice job. I like that you used something different to create an amazing unique effect. I really love the photo as well as the colors

Merisi said...

Dear David,
I have come by here, again and again,
hoping for some new postings here.
I hope you are alright and enjoying Christmas with your loved ones.
Hugs,
M.

Amy said...

Nice shot! I love the ornament shots I have been seeing lately! Fun, fun, fun!

Moannie said...

As good as ever, David. I've been a bit lax lately, slipping in here and there but not stopping, sorry, had too much on my mind. Now things are a bit clearer and I can give time, stop and speak, say hello.

Hilary said...

I hope that you and yours are having a wonderful holiday, David.

ethelmaepotter! said...

Beautiful shot, but my favorite part is that teensy bit of red reflected in the ball, in a sea of cool greens and blues!

Jules~ said...

I pray you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and are getting ready for a fantastic New Year. Hoping all is well for you.

Merisi said...

Happy New Year to you, David,
may health and happiness be with you and your loved ones every day,
Merisi

Moannie said...

Dearest, Sir Knight. Hope all is well with you and that you had a lovely Christmas.

We've both been a bit quiet lately...do so hope all is well with you and yours.

You were so much a part of my first year or so of Blogging, please don't disappear again.

Every wish for the New Year that you wish youself. XXX

Shrinky said...

Hi there my friend, I simply wanted to pop by to wish you and yours a happy new year ahead, filled with laughter and love!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Love the photo. Love the B(a)uble! :-)

Jayne said...

Wow! That is some camera - with a skilled photographer behind it, no doubt.

Really nice. Thanks for sharing it with the world. :)

Marguerite said...

Fantastic shot! Your photos never cease to amaze me! Happy New Year, David!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hello, my dear friend...just wanted you to know that you've been in my thoughts...will email soon...and visit you at Red Bubble, too! Can't remember the date of the wedding...but wishing all of you great joy during this time!! Warmly, Janine

BTW, this shot is fantastic!!! I love it!!! ~J.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

David, when did you start up again?! I just popped in to look something old up and got a wonderful surprise! Welcome back and Happy New Year.

Moannie said...

Where are you, David?

Sex, Drugs and Bacon Sandwiches said...

Great shot - Glad to see that you're back :)

Virginia said...

hello my friend. Where are you??
V

Sandi McBride said...

Just checking in with you David, emails have been returned and hoping that you and family are not in harms way of floods. Prayers for Australia ascend from our Church each Sunday.
Sandi and Mac

aims said...

Hello? David? Are you and yours okay?

Anna said...

Hey David is the bauble concert over yet? kidding aside, hope all is well. Anna :)

Moannie said...

David! I miss you. Where are you?

Annie.

Merisi said...

That Christmas bauble simply sucked you in.
And there I thought you already lived in the Land of Oz!
I hope you are well,
warmest greetings,
Merisi

San said...

Gorgeous, David. Missing you, but I'm one to say anything about bloggers who take long absences. Guilty as charged.

shooting star said...

have u left this space???

Sandi McBride said...

David, I'm wondering where you are and hoping all is well with you and yours
Sandi

Netherlnad said...

I’m impressed. I don’t think I’ve met anyone who knows as much about this subject as you do. You’re truly well informed and very intelligent. You wrote something that people could understand and made the subject intriguing for everyone. Really, great blog you’ve got here.

karoline in the morning said...

december? and where is this david fellow...?

luv it..

:))

karoline in the morning said...

good one david..i'll have to take some time and head back to see what you've been up to...

:)